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Charles George SMITH

Regimental number2752
Place of birthPort Pirie South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFireman
AddressJamestown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julia McQueen, Jamestown, South Australia
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'During 3rd/4th September, 1916, near Mouquet Farm, this man carried several important messages between 49th Bn Front Line to Quarry, to 52nd Bn Front Line, and 50th Bn Headquarters. Most of these tasks were carried out under heavy shell-fire. He worked rapidly over these long distances, never stopping to take cover no matter how severe the enemy's fire. He further did most useful work guiding supports to the front line when reinforcements were required.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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