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Charles SMITH

Regimental number907
Place of birthDarlington, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMrs J G Smith, 40 Bath Street, Huddersfield, England
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'Near LE BARQUE, FRANCE, on the 25th February, 1917, L/Cpl. SMITH was one of a patrol who were surprised by a strong party of the enemy firing on them from a cunningly laid position. He crept forward and assisted in rescuing two wounded men, and brought them back safely. He was sent on a daylight patrol, and through his bravery and coolness brought back information, which was instrumental in our occupying an enemy trench 400 yards in advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 March 1951

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