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William Thomas SMITH

Regimental number600
Place of birthBallarat Buninyong Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMurtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Harry Smith, Mount Clear PO, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion during protracted operations in attending wounded under heavy fire, although badly wounded himself. Private Smith has never been away from the unit since August 1914, in spite of being wounded, and his fine work has always been most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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