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George John SMART

Regimental number2450
Place of birthSpearwood Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWell sinker
AddressHampton Road, Spearwood, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Smart, Hampton Road, Spearwood, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 16th September to 31st December 1918 this Non Commissioned Officer who is a Battalion Pioneer has rendered cheerful and conspicuous service. /When his Battalion has been engaged in active operations, Corporal SMART has in addition to his other duties often assisted the Battalion Stretcher Bearers to collect and care for the wounded, and in several cases it was due to his initiative, coolness and timely assistance in the above work that the lives of his comrades were saved. His work has always been most efficiently carried out and his conduct an example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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