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James Otway SMITH

Regimental number2004
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Wimmera', Ivanhoe Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J O Smith, 'Wimmera', Ivanhoe Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2004A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. A few minutes after the attack near MORLANCOURT on 19th instant was launched, the telephone wires were cut. Corporal SMITH immediately went out through the barrage, located and repaired several breaks. He then followed up the attack and ran a line to the objective. On the line being again cut he went out and had just repaired the break when he was severely wounded.'
Source: MO 83
Date: 21 February 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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