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Victor George SMITH

Regimental number5219
Place of birthAscot Vale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWaiter
AddressAscot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M McEwan, PO, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the whole period the Battalion was in the line at BROODSEINDE RIDGE this N.C.O. by his personal bravery, coolness under fire and devotion to duty, set an example to the men of his Company which was invaluable. On the 19th October, 1917, during the relief of his Platoon, another N.C.O. was wounded - under heavy hostile shell fire Corporal SMITH bandaged him and then assisted him towards a Dressing Station; no stretcher bearers being available at the time; he returned and carried his Lewis gun while assisting the wounded man.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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