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Stanley Maurice SMITH

Regimental number17160
Place of birthCarlton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMills Street, Carlton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, C Smith, Mills Street, Carlton, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 11, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For an act of coolness and initiative involving very considerable personal risk on the night of 10th August, 1918 at MORCOURT, when the Battery was being shelled. An ammunition dump was set alight and he immediately set to work alone to scatter the charges which were flaring up in all directions, and succeeded in saving a considerable amount of ammunition and damage to one of the guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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