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James Archibald SMITH

Regimental number105
Place of birthEaglehawk Victoria
Addressc/o Peoples Metropole, King Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J S Smith, c/o Peoples Metropole, King Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date19 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
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919

Military Medal

'On 12th October, 1917, East of YPRES, for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in action. This N.C.O. worked in the open at the R.A.P. under constant intense shell fire directing traffic, controlling and organising prisoners for stretcher bearing and generally assisted in the care and evacuation of the wounded. During the whole time, he worked with an utter disregard for his own safety and by his cheerfulness and confidence did much to reassure the wounded under very trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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