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Wiildon Adair Gordon SMITH

Regimental number156
Place of birthScone New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGroom
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R.G. Smith, Bengalla, Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 7 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Wildon Adir
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He has shown continuous devotion to duty and gallantry in action as a Hotchkiss gunner. At Amman, on 27 March, 1918, he covered the retirement of his squadron. On 28 March, 1918, at Amman, he took charge of two Hotchkiss rifles, and assisted in covering the withdrawal of the 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment. It was largely due to his determination and accurate fire that the Turks were prevented from pressing forward and capturing our wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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