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Albert Smethurst WEST

Regimental number6874
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolGrammar School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionCongregational
OccupationStudent
AddressMarrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Rev. Albert Ed West, Buxton Marrickville Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed with Local Militia.
Enlistment date28 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918 France
Age at death22
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave 9), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert E and Alice Maud Smethhurst WEST.
Family/military connectionsNephew: Major V.B. West
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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