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Theodore SMITH

Regimental number219
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationForeman stevedore
Address2 Linthorpe Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, R Smith, 561 King Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name33rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On several occasions he has been in charge of the transport section engaged in pack work in the forward area. He always showed great initiative and courage, and by his determination and good leadership always got his stores forward in spite of heavy shelling.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Date of death24 January 1957
Place of burialBotany Cemetery

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