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Andrew SMITH

Regimental number1610
Place of birthTooringdon New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressGlenreagh P O, via South Grafton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Andrew Smith, Glenreagh P O, via South Grafton, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night 30th September, 1917, near WESTHOEK Driver SMITH showed great coolness under heavy shell fire. The limber and one of the mules was hit by shell the mule being wounded about the head. The harness was badly broken by pieces of shell. He pulled up the team, repaired the harness temporarily despite the heavy shelling and by remaining with the team, pacified the frightened animals and saved the limber and team of four.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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