Mervyn Whittenbury SMITH

SMITH, Mervyn Whittenbury

Service Number: 2669
Enlisted: 19 June 1915, Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, 1885
Home Town: Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Schooling: Modern School, Bedford & Russell Endowed School, UK
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 September 1916
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Plot XII Row G Grave 4,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2669, 11th Infantry Battalion, Blackboy Hill, WA
2 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2669, 11th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
2 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2669, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Fremantle
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2669, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1), Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2669 awm_unit: 51 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-09-03

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Jun 1885 Smith Mervyn Whittenbury Ledbury 6a 462

He is remembered on the War Memorial in LEDBURY CHURCH and on the Ledbury War Memorial

Biography contributed

Mervyn Whittenbury SMITH was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England in 1885

His parents were Henry (Harry) Vernon SMITH & Frances Catherine Ellen WHITTENBURY who married in England in 1884

He enlisted for WW1 in Blackboy Hill, Western Australia on 19th June 1915 and embarked from Fremantle on the HMAT Anchises on 2nd September, 1915 with the 11th Infantry Battalion, 8th reinforcements

Mervyn was Killed in Action at Pozieres, France on 3rd September, 1916 and is buried in the Courcelette British Cemetery