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Arthur SMITH

Regimental number1894
Place of birthYorketown South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Lucy Smith, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In front of HAMEL VILLERS BRETONNEUX. Whilst supporting the Infantry Advance on the 9th August 1918, one of the guns of his Battery was put out of action by a direct hit. This Fitter commenced to repair the gun, the enemy continuing to shell the position. His assistant was wounded. In spite of this persistent shelling, and at considerable personal risk, he succeeded in maintaining the gun in action. This man's devotion to duty is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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