The AIF Project

Clarence Leslie SMITH

Regimental number7051
Place of birthLawnton Queensland
AddressStrathpine, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Smith, Lorndale Farm, Strathpine, Queensland
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Son of John Thomas Joseph and Eliza Amelia Smith

Military Medal

'For conspicuously good work as a Stretcher-bearer during October operations. he repeatedly went out to the most exposed position under intense Artillery and Machine Gun fire and attended to and brought in wounded to the R.A.P. He has acted as a stretcher-bearer during the operations from March to October, 1918, and has always carried out his duties without thought of personal safety. On 12th August, 1918, North of PROYART, this man was most assiduous in bringing in wounded during a daylight attack. By his bravery and devotion to duty on this day, he was responsible for the saving of the lives of six men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4248 Pte Clifford Ernest SMITH, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919; 4213 Pte Oscar Oliver SMITH, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1978
Age at death80

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.