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Thomas Vincent SMITH

Regimental number18394
Place of birthSt Leonards New South Wales
OccupationMechanical draughtsman
AddressMorden Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, G H Smith, Morden Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'On the morning of 9th April, 1918, while on duty at a forward test point situated on the crest of the hill between the ANCRE and the SOMME near the brick kilns Sapper T.V. SMITH showed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty by maintaining telephone lines under heavy shell fire. During the whole of this morning the crest was subjected to heavy shelling, and this Sapper by constantly going out and repairing breaks, maintained a practically continuous service to Batteries, thus keeping Group Headquarters in touch with the Batteries, during a very essential period of the operations.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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