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David SMITH

Regimental number96
Place of birthPerth Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver
Address14 Charles Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Smith, 14 Charles Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'On 8th May 1915, during operations south of Krithia, for conspicuous gallantry and good services in rallying and leading men forward to the attack. Although wounded in both arms, he continued to direct his men, setting a valuable example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6539
Date: 3 July 1915

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