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Archibald SMITH

Regimental number3454
Place of birthScotland
AddressGreat Britain Hotel, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Smith, 9 Lamond Street, Hellensburgh, Scotland
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Corps Working Party
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919

Military Medal

'For courageous leadership at LIHONS on 11th August 1918. When all his senior N.C.O.s had become casualties Lance Corporal SMITH showed splended coolness and skill in reorganising and taking charge of the platoon. In the attack he led his men with fearless dash and clever judgment. His coolness disregard of personal danger and power of endurance were an example to all, inspiring those around him to further efforts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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