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William Albert SMITH

Regimental number525
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWest Nook, Ashwrotheim, Kent, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J Smith, West Nook, Ashwrotheim, Kent, England
Enlistment date30 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE 20th September 1917. He conducted with great coolness and courage his platoon as a carrying party to the forward dump in the front line. Later, he reorganised his platoon and returned through a heavy enemy barrage, to bring up a further supply of water and tools.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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