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Andrew William SMITH

Regimental number82
Place of birthEaglehawk Victoria
AddressAlphington, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eliza T Smith, 'Bonnie Doon', Yarra Street, Alphington, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry near Le Catelet, on 1st October 1918. As battalion scout and intelligence officer, he commanded a patrol of four men, which reconnoitred the country to the east of the St. Quentin Canan Tunnel under heavy machine gun and shell fire. The information gained from this reconnaisance was of great value, and enabled his battalion to occupy a position of great importance with very slight casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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