The AIF Project

Walter Stanley SMITH

Regimental number9796
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSignwriter
Address17 Bendigo Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Smith, 17 Bendigo Street, Prahran, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 18 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of the 24.9.17 during a very heavy enemy bombardment, during which one of the bearers of this ambulance was killed and eight wounded No 9796 Private SMITH W.S. with a comrade hearing of a wounded man lying out in GLENCORSE WOOD the area then under fire, without hesitation went out and brought him back to the Ambulance Relay Post at Clapham Junction. Apart from this conspicuous act of bravery, this man has throughout worked magnificently and been a sterling example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format