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George Stewart SMITH

Date of birth22 March 1888
Place of birthTimaru, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrain buyer
Address144 Rviersdale Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5'7.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, A A Smith, 144 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNo (School Cadets 2 yrs)
Enlistment date9 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name6th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a night attack he led his company to the assault in the fae of intense machine gun fire with such dash that he dislodged and either killed or captured ninety of the enemy and six machine guns were taken. His leadership on this and previous occasions has been of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Discharge date28 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board hT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 Auggust 1919; discharged (appointment terminated), Melbourne, 28 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 July 1924
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH George Stewart

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