Philip Claude SMITH

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SMITH, Philip Claude

Service Number: 177
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Newtown, 1 January 1886
Home Town: Penshurst, Hurstville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine driver
Died: Died of wounds, France, 28 October 1916, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Plot 1V, Row D, Grave 81 Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 177, 36th Infantry Battalion
13 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 177, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
28 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 177, 53rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Enlisted 6 January 1916, aged 27 years.  Son of Walter Robert Smith and Catherine Susannah Jones.  Philip's brother, Hubert Stanley Smith also served in WW1.  Married in 1916, NSW.  Died from fractured skull and wound to right thigh.