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Percy Clement SMITH

Regimental number5898
Place of birthKew Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressStation Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William E. Smith, Station Street, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Divisional Signal Company, 9th Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number22.12.2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board H.M.A.T. A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 5th April 1918, between RIBEMONT and BUIRE, these men [SMITH, 1334 G.M. O'BRIEN, 3536 W.H. BUCKNEY] maintained communications under very heavy shell-fire, thus allowing valuable information to pas through. It was due to their coolness and devotion to duty that the Artillery Brigades on the left, especially the 95th and 150 Artillery Brigades, were kept in communication, and enabled information to be conveyed at the right moment, resulting in good work being done.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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