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Douglas Darian SMITH

Regimental number20513
Date of birth4 May 1899
Place of birthNorth Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressNorth Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2.25"
Weight105 lbs
Next of kinUncle, L Smith, 29 Westcombe Park Road, Blackheath SE, London, England
Previous military serviceServed for 1 month in the Senior Cadets; 63 days Home Service: discharged, medically unfit.
Enlistment date7 November 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 22 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Discharge date17 December 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked sydney, 17 July 1918.

Found guilty, at sea, of being absent without leave, 6-9.30 pm, 18 August 1918: awarded 24 hours' detention, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, at sea, of interfering with ship's fittings in that he attempted to remove an electric globe from E Deck: awarded 72 hours' detention, and forfeited a total of 3 days' pay.

Disembarked London, 27 September 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Hurdcott, 14 October 1918 (influenza); marched in to AAMC Details, Fovant, from hospital, 21 October 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Hurdcott, 5 November 1918 (influenza); marched in to AAMC Details, Fovant, from hospital, 15 November 1918.

Attached for duty to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 December 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 3 February 1919 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to duty staff, 21 February 1919.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 1 April 1919 (influenza); discharged to duty, 8 April 1919.

Marched out to AAMC Training Depot, Sutton Veny, 3 August 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 13 September 1919 (poisoned hand).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon', 8 October 1919 (Nursing Staff); disembarked Adelaide, 24 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 17 December 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Douglas Darian

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