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Victor Leslie SMITH

Regimental number14316
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
OccupationGas meter maker
AddressAlbert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H D Smith, 170 Kerferd Road, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMay 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Military Medal

'This man was on continuous duty in POLYGON WOOD near Ypres from night of 25th/26th September, 1917 to 27th September, 1917. He was twice buried by shells and twice had men in his squad wounded but though much shaken carried on and on afternoon 27th September, 1917 brought in two wounded men by himself under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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