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James John SMITH

Regimental number5422
Place of birthFairfield Park, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWhite's Swan Hill Hotel, Swan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.125"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, D. Smith, Grane's Road, Alfredton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 December 1914
Place of enlistmentSwan Hill, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous good work and devotion to duty during the periods 16th/17th September, 1918, to11th November, 1918. C.S.M. SMITH's work for the whole period has been worthy of the highest commendation. As a Section N.C.O. his section was always most efficient and the welfare of his men and horses was always of his first thought. As C.S.M. his work was particularly good and the standard of excellence maintained was very high.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's initial incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as B. Date of embarkation given on personal file as 25 February 1915.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH James John

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