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Henry Franklyn SMILEY

Regimental number1002
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationApprentice, fitter
AddressYork Road, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Smiley, York Road, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. When our barrage lifted, he jumped into the trench well ahad of his platoon, and single handed captured six prisoners. He rapidly re-organized his platoon under heavy fire, and consolidated the captured position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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