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Thomas SMITH

Regimental number2445
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinBrother, John Smith, address unknown
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 13th September, 1918, near Le Verguier, N.W. of St. Quentin, during an attack on enemy positions without artillery support, this N.C.O. kept his section well in hand although under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire and led his men to the objective, which he immediately consolidated. The enemy counter-attacked almost at once and drove our troops back on both flanks of his post, leaving him practically surrounded. He stuck to his post with a few men and engaged the enemy with rifle and machine-gun fire until our troops advanced again to the attack. By sticking to his post he no doubt materially assisted in the recapture of the position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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

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