Walter Vane Smith DE HERIZ


DE HERIZ, Walter Vane Smith

Service Number: 4676
Enlisted: 5 October 1915, Holsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hope Bagot, Salop, Ludlow, England, 1879
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Book Seller
Died: Suicide, Port Said, Egypt, 23 May 1916
Cemetery: Port Said War Memorial Cemetery
Row O, Grave 30
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4676, 18th Infantry Battalion, Holsworthy, NSW
13 Apr 1916: Involvement SN 4676, 18th Infantry Battalion
13 Apr 1916: Embarked SN 4676, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Enlisted and served as Vane De Heriz 

Vane was born as Walter Vane Smith DE HERIZ in Hope Bagot, Salop, Ludlow, England in 1879

His parents were the Reverend Lionel Forbes Vane Smith DE HERIZ and Hannah Maria GILES who married in Ludlow in 1871

He enlisted in Holsworthy, NSW on 5th October, 1915 and embarked with the 18th Infantry Battalion, 12th reinforcements from Sydney on the HMAT Ceramic on 13th April, 1916

He died in the 31st General Hospital on 23rd May, 1916 of haemmorhage and embolism after cutting his throad in a suicide attempt - he is buried in the Port Said Memorial Cemetery

Four sons from this family served during WW1 and 3 lost their lives - they served in English Regiments

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