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Clifford Stanley SMITH

Regimental number2159
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressPO Jerry's Plains, via Singleton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.25"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Smith, Outer Lighthouse, Point Stephens, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Senior Cadets, Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operation of 26th, 27th and 28th August 1918 which resulted in the capture of FOUCAUCOURT and the advancing of our line beyond ESTREES. This man is a Number One of a Lewis Gun team belonging to the right attacking Coy. During the advance, his Platoon was held up by heavy machine gun fire. He immediately rushed forward to a position which commanded a view of the enemy machine gun post, and brought his gun to bear with such effect that he killed the gun crew, and enabled the advance to be continued. Throughout the whole of the operation, he displayed great dash, and used his gun most effectively on several occasions during the advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Discharge date7 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigen Luise', 18 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 7 February 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 7 April 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Cuter Lighthouse..
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Clifford Stanley

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