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William George SMITH

Regimental number192
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address41 South Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Bessie Georgina Smith, 188 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceMilitia (3 months disch with purchase.)
Enlistment date30 January 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

''For conspicuous gallantry at BULLECOURT on the 3rd May 1917. In that he took a Limber with Machine Guns Stokes Mortars and ammunnition at the gallop as far up as the support Line, thereby materially assisting in the repelling of enemy counter attacks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date25 July 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 24 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 May 1922
Age at death35
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 4 W, Grave 4), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH William George

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