Percival Vernon SMILY

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SMILY, Percival Vernon

Service Number: 338
Enlisted: 21 October 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 19 April 1893
Home Town: Hyde Park, South Australia
Schooling: Goodwood School & Sturt Street Public School
Occupation: Porter (S.A.R.)
Died: Died of wounds (received Walkers Ridge, Gallipoli), Govt. Hospital, Alexandia, Egypt, 17 June 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
(Row M, Grave No. 76)
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley St. Augustine's Church Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 338, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 338, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne

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Biography

"THE LATE SERGEANT P. V. SMILY.

Sergeant P. V. Smily, youngest son of Mrs. M. Smily, Esmond-street, Hyde Park, died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. He was a member of the Second Expeditionary Force from South Australia, 9th Light Horse. He spent his 22nd birthday on April 19 in Egypt. He was employed on the mail staff before entering the S.A. Railway Department, where he was when he enlisted. He was a member of St. Augustine's Church of England Men's Society, Unley. Being of a genial and generous disposition he was liked and respected by all who knew him. He received his education at Goodwood and Sturt-street schools." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 03 Jul 1915 (nla.gov.au)

 

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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