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Charles SMITH

Regimental number4477
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
Address14 Wolseley Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, S Smith, 17 Chantry,House, Vic, London, England
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations west of Bellenglise, north of St. Quentin, on 18 September 1918. When troops on the right were held up during the advance, he, with great skill and determination manoeuvred his platoon in such a manner that he was able to engage the enemy at short range and force him to evacuate, our line being thereby established. He set a very fine example to the men throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

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