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Thomas Terrence SMITH

Regimental number1363
Place of birthAppila South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPrince Street, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinT S Smith, Prince Street, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 15 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and leadership at Lihons on 11 August, 1918. This N.C.O. took a patrol into Lihu Wood, and bombed an enemy post. Running out of bombs, he returned for more, and, in face of strong opposition, again attacked the post, causing the garrison to withdraw.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Date of death5 February 1952
Age at death58
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 17, Grave 52), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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