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Michael Francis SMITH

Regimental number950
Place of birthCraigieburn Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
Address22 Carlyle Street, Preston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H Smith, 22 Carlyle Street, Preston, Victoria
Enlistment date27 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in the attack on the Tramway line near BULLECOURT on 3rd May 1917 in reconnoitring and clearing up the situation on our left flank. When his Platoon commander and Sergeant was both killed he took command of the Platoon and did excellent work proving himself an able leader as well as a cool and gallant soldier.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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