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Stanley Gordon SMITH

Regimental number7639
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationSaw sharpener
Address30 Ferry Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A J Smith, 30 Ferry Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service44th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Military Medal

'For consistent gallant behaviour especially with reference to 1st June, when they [SMITH and 7543 G.A. CRUICKHANK] entered a pit and succeeded, after great difficulty, in removing a man who had been wounded and buried owing to the explosion of a heavy shell. Immediately afterwards the pit was destroyed by another shell.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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