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Albert George SMITH

Regimental number211
Place of birthBombala New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBombala, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMary Ann Whitehead, Bombala, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For marked devotion to duty and conspicuous courage during period from 22nd September, 1917 to 24th February, 1918. As a linesman and runner he has been called upon during the above period to do much important and dangerous work in maintaining telephone lines and carrying messages, especially during the operations in October, 1917 before PASSCHENDAELE. Despite heavy shelling and adverse weather conditions, his work has always been carried out in the best possible manner and with commendable promptitude.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 March 1951
Age at death72
Place of burialGoulburn Cemetery, New South Wales

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