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Soldier profiles

Name : SMITH, REGINALD CAIRNS
Service Number : VX14192
Date of Birth : 18/08/1916
Place of Birth : CHELTENHAM, SA
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 06/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : GAWLER WEST, SA
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : SMITH, GEO
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : HEADQUARTER COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 25/06/1941
Age at Death : 24
Community Roll of Honour : GAWLER (SA)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, SYRIA. JOINT GRAVE Q. 111-112. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : 25/06/1941 / SHRAPNEL (SYRIA)
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6219693 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of George Henry and Isabella Maria Smith, of Gawler, South Australia. Brother of SX2489 H.C.C. Smith 2/10 Infantry Battalion A.I.F. (killed at Tobruk).