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Arthur Thomas SMITH

Regimental number4578
Place of birthPort McDonnell South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort McDonnell, South Australia
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Smith, Port McDonnell, South Australia
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations near ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES from Oct. 2nd to 9th, 1917, Pte. SMITH acted as a Headquarters Runner and on many occasions carried important messages to and from the front line through enemy barrages. On the night of 3rd/4th October when a Company of Devon Regiment were coming out of the line they were severely knocked about by enemy shelling; Pte. SMITH rendered great assistance by helping wounded men to cover and rendering first aid to them. This was done under particularly trying circumstances owing to the darkness of the night and heavy enemy shelling. Throughout the operations Pte. SMITH'S courage and devotion to duty were marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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