Colin Lawson SMITH

Regimental number378
Place of birthSt Peters, Newtown, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarwick, Union Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Smith, Warwick, Union Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name3rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted August 1914; gained the Military Cross.
FateKilled in Action 24 June 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLa Kreule Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 8), Hazebrouck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Harriet SMITH, 13 Rousan Street, Sans Souci, Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry. He organized the supplies of ammunition &c., to the front line under very heavy shell fire, after the Sgt. Maj. and other Warrant Officers had become casualties. Later, in the firing line, he did fine work, encouraging the men throughout a heavy bombardment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917