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Herbert Harold SMITH

Regimental number7320
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address8 Leichhardt Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs G.R.M. Smith, 8 Leichhardt Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Discharge date5 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 April 1917. transferred to 62nd Bn, 28 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Bn, 24 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 November 1918 (shrapnel wound, scalp and left shoulder), and admitted same day to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 9 November 1917; to England, 17 November 1917, and admitted same day to Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 1 February 1918, to report to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 15 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kenilworth', 12 March 1918, for discharge; transshipped to 'Field Marshall'; departed Durban, South Africa, 28 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), 5 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Herbert Harold

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