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George Thomas SMITH

Regimental number4595
Place of birthBrighton, England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressGreenbushes, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs. C. Smith, Greenbushes, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on the BLUE LINE on 10th - 12th August 1918 this soldier showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During this period he acted as company runner and was constantly employed delivering despatches to Battalion Headquarters and flanking companies under heavy fire. He worked with the greatest energy and daring and was of the utmost assistance in setting back urgent information. His conduct throughout was of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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