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James SMITH

Regimental number13487
Place of birthRichmond Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressRose Hill, Rokeby, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, John Smith, Rokeby, Tasmania
Previous military service26th ALH
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameAuxiliary Mechanical Transport Company 3, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/113/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near PROYART on 25th August, 1918, Driver SMITH showed a fine disregard of danger in conveying patients under continuous heavy shell fire from the advanced loading posts to the collecting post at CHUIGNOLLES.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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