Edward George Smith

First Name: 
Edward
Middle Name: 
George
Last Name: 
Smith
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, July 1, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Morgan)
Father's Name: 
William Smith
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, August 29, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
54th Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, July 20, 1916
Place of Death: 
Fromelle, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private Edward Smith (Service no. 4886) was born in Lithgow on 1st July, 1893 and was a single 22 year old miner who lived at Corrimal at the time of enlistment. He served for three years in St George's Rifles, Citizen Military Forces.

Edward embarked on HMAT A15 Star of England on 8th March, 1916 with 15th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion.

After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to 54th Battalion and sailed to France with them. He is another victim of the Battle of Fromelles . He was seen wounded in no-man's-land about 11pm and died soon after. He has no known grave.

Private Smith is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux France.

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