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Oswald Rowley SMITH

Regimental number1336
Place of birthCunnamulla Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressCommercial Bank, Carcoar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Oswald Malcolm Smith, Commercial Bank, Carcoar, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A4 Pera on 12 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At YPRES Sector during operations from 26th September, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE. For bravery and conspicuous ability in carrying out duties of runner under heavy shell fire. On his return with intelligence from front line he volunteered and guided parties to collect gun gear dropped by casualties during advance and rendered greatest assistance in keeping communication between machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3461 2nd Corporal Leslie John SMITH, 33rd Bn, effective abroad.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 April 1950

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