George William SMITH

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SMITH, George William

Service Number: 1122
Enlisted: 15 October 1914, Broadmeadow, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 May 1895
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Leather worker
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 4 May 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot I, Row B, Grave No.25
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1122, Broadmeadow, Victoria
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 1122, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 1122, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
4 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1122, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'Sergeant George W. Smith.

(killed) was eldest son of the late Mr. F. J. Smith, Murchison, V., and the late Mrs. Smith, of 40 Greeves-street, St. Kilda, where his younger brothers and sisters reside. Before enlisting he held the rank of sergeant in the 51st Infantry Battalion, citizen forces. By trade he was a
leather worker, and at the time of enlisting was employed by the firm of Lacy and Osborne, Elizabeth-street, Melbourne. He was 21 years and 11
months old.' from The Age 22 Jul 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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