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George * SMITH

Regimental number2247
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWanneroo Road, Osborne Park, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFriend, Miss Connie Guthrie, Wanneroo Road, Osborne Park, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'On 29th September, 1918, during operations South of BONY, the Company withdrew to conform to the general line. This had to be carried out under very trying conditions and heavy enemy fire. Private SMITH, when the Company had withdrawn, remained in the forward area within close proximity to the enemy, bandaging and rendering first aid to the wounded who had to be left. He succeeded in bringing back no less than 10 men to our lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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