|Place of birth||Northcote Victoria|
|Address||New Street, Brighton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Janet McKinley, New Street, Brighton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'Succeeded in obtaining valuable information, displaying great courage and determination.' (Near Le Barque, 27 February 1917).
'Work near Villeret on 18 September 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
'During the attack near Villaret, on 18th September 1918, he showed marked gallantry and determined leadership while in charge of a mopping up platoon supporting the right company. He did excellent work outflanking and mopping up machine gun nests. At Fervaque West an enemy post with four machine guns made a determined stand. With great promptness he engaged the post frontally with his Lewis gun, and then, with his platoon rushed it, capturing the machine gun, two Minenwerfers, and one tank rifle, with twenty prisoners, thus allowing the advance to continue uninterrupted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
|Family/military connections||Cousin: 648 Pte Duncan Archibald Sinclair SMITH, 15th Bn, died of wounds, 11 August 1916.|
|Other details||Medals: Military Medal, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|