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Frederick Oscar Clyde SMITH

Regimental number3422
Place of birthCassilis New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPublic School, Cassilis, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, H W Smith, Public School, Cassilis, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3422B
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. showed great initiative and personal courage during the operations near MORLANCOURT, South West of ALBERT on the night 28/29th July 1918. After his Platoon Commander had become a casualty he took command and led his platoon to the final objective, setting a splendid example and displaying excellent leadership. During the consolidation and during the heavy shelling next night this N.C.O.'s unfailing cheerfulness inspired his men with the utmost confidence.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 October 1960
Place of burialLismore Cemetery

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