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Roy Francis SMITH

Regimental number921
Place of birthFitzroy Melbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMilitary Road, Semaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs J Moss, Military Road, Semaphore, South Australia
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'North west of POZIERES. These men, in conjunction with 2nd Corporal KERR, were the linesmen responsible for the maintenance of the telephone lines of the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, and accompanied him every time a breakdown occurred, during the nights of 8th/9th and 9th/10th August, 1916. During the day of the 10th August, 1916, Sapper SMALL was evacuated suffering from injuries received during the previous night, but Sapper SMITH carried on with his work throughout the night of 10th/11th August, 1916, thus enabling communication to be established at a most critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death28 March 1961

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