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Clarence Henry SMITH

Regimental number1933
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionProtestant
OccupationCompositor
Address8 Mount Stuart Road, North Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinF A Smith, 8 Mount Stuart Road, North Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all his detachment except himself had become casualties from the enemy's shell fire, he carried on the service of his gun without missing a round until help could be obtained from other sub-sections. His great coolness and courage throughout the day set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinyuished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 May 1954
Age at death63
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania

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