Thomas SMITH

Regimental number2230
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDelegate, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Smith, Delegate, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations in the vicinity of PERONNE on the 1st and 2nd September, 1918, he rendered invaluable assistance as a runner, and carried important despatches through the heaviest shell and machine gun fire on three occasions. When the gun team had been practically wiped out he volunteered as a gunner, and eventually manipulated the gun under a heavy fire with good effect.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1187 Pt David Clement SMITH, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 27 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 January 1973
Age at death77
Place of burialDelegate Cemetery, New South Wales