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Herbert SMITH

Regimental number1360
Place of birthYorkshire, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Smith, 180 Priestly Terrace, Whibsea, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date6 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the recent operations east of YPRES, this Driver has constantly been engaged carrying ammunition to his Battery at TOKIO under heavy shell fire. On the 10th September, 1917, 6th/7th October, 1917, when his pack animals had been put out of action by hostile shell fire, he personally, at great labour and total disregard of danger, and through a heavy barrage, carried his ammunition upto the guns. His work throughout has been excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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