Waldo Esmond WARNE-SMITH

Regimental number277
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent (law)
Address'Fronside', Punt Road, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Warne-Smith, 50 Barkly Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 September 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 23rd August 1918, at Herleville Wood, when he led his platoon along the edges of the road under intense machine gun fire and shelling. Again, at Plateau Wood he personally directed the attack, and just as it was maturing he was badly wounded, but the wood was captured with over 100 prisoners and many machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal