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Victor Albert SMITHERN

Regimental number4591
Place of birthBeaconsfield Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBeaconsfield, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinCousin, Miss Smithern, Beaconsfield, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations of this Brigade in NOREUIL Sector, 26th March to 7th April, 1917, he carried despatches to and from guns, guided reliefs and rations parties, and by his speedy and reliable work rendered this Company most valuable services during the operations. he has always displayed great coolness under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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