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Walter Leonard SMITH

Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressGawler, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, A Smith, Martindale, Gawler, South Australia
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of stretcher bearers and posts. He did magnificent work in attending to the wounded and organizing their removal, and by his fearlessness and determination set a splendid example to his stretcher bearers.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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