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Albert John SMITH

Regimental number278
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
AddressGranville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinsister, Mrs Emily Louise James, Kia Ora, Lumley Street, Granville, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He made his way through a badly gassed area, and succeeded in rescuing two officers. He made two successive journeys, although himself affected by the gas.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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