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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Smith, Walter (3249)

Place of Birth: Moyhu, VIC

Age: 21 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 7 February 1917 – Brunswick, VIC

Service Number: 3249            view online service record

Rising Sun Hotel,
cnr Boundary & Bay Streets,
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Ellen Smith (mother)
Wodonga, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 11 May 1917
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment – 26th Reinforcements

DOW: Friday, 18 October 1918
Place: France

Driver, 12 Field Artillery, died of wounds 18 October 1918, France, aged 22, commemorated Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Parents: James (late) and Mrs Mary Ellen SMITH, born Moyhu, educated SS. He enlisted as a 21-year-old driver with mother shown at Wodonga, his own address as c/o Rising Sun Hotel, Port Melbourne. Smith died of gunshots to the abdomen at the 41 Casualty Clearing Station. His mother returned the circular as Mrs Mary COUNSELL.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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