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Reginald Sydney (Rex) SMITH (Sergeant 470)
Birth: March 1879 Wilton, NSW, Australia
Death: 19 June 1915 (age 36) 17th General Hospital
Alexandria Egypt, Died of Wounds
Cemetery or Memorial: Chatby War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park Camden
Father: Luke SMITH (1853 - 1928)
Mother: Theresa Sarah Arnold BEANHAM (1852 - )
Marriage: Amelia VOLKMANN 1903 (age 24) Picton, NSW, Australia
Children : Ida Edith SMITH (m. Bartlett) (1905-1986), Eric Rex SMITH (1912 - 2010)
Reginald was educated at Wilton Public School. His occupation was General Labourer when he enlisted at Sydney in August 1914 and served in the 1st Australian Light Horse. He departed Sydney on the 'Star of Victoria' 20 October 1914.
He had previously served in the NSW Mounted Rifles as Lieutenant in the Boer War. Photo is Reginald in his Boer War uniform.
Sergeant Reginald Sydney SMITH received a gunshot wound to the head resulting in a fractured skull on 18 May 1915 while on active service at Gallipoli. He died at the 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt on 19 Jun 1915 age 36.
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