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Ozzie SMITH

Regimental number14032
Place of birthDungog, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Smith, Mary Street, Dungog, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date5 February 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit name1st Anzac Mounted Division, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Boorara on 10 May 1917
Discharge date28 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1917; failed to re-embark Fremantle, 23 May 1917; re-embarked HMAT 'Port Lincoln', 30 June 1917; disembarked Suez (from Bombay, on board 'SS 'Kashmir'), 26 September 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 6 October 1917 (enteritis); discharged to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, 12 October 1917.

Marched in to 6th Mobile Veterinary Section, 27 October 1917; taken on strength, in the field, 31 October 1917.

Admitted to 35th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 December 1917 (injured groin), and transferred same day to 43rd Stationary Hospital (septic sores); to Scottish Horse Field Ambulance, 7 December 1917; to Yeomanry Mounted Division Field Ambulance, 11 December 1917; discharged to Base, Moascar, 11 December 1917.

Transferred to 32nd Company ASC, Anzac Mounted Division Train, 4 January 1918; taken on strength, 9 January 1918.

Admitted to 65th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 April 1918 (dysentery); transferred to 75th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 April 1918; to 45th Stationary Hospital, 17 April 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 23 April 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 25 April 1918; note on file: 'Senior Physician considers this man to be an humbug, as he is not consistent with his pains which cannot be localised. Was discharged to unit with request that he be not sent back to hosp. with vague pains only'; discharged to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 25 June 1918; rejoined 32nd Company AASC, Anzac Mounted Division Train, 4 July 1918.

Admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1918 (venereal disease: syphilis); transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 August 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 28 August 1918; to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 30 August 1918; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 3 November 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 70 days.

Rejoined Anzac Mounted Division Train, 1 February 1919.

Admitted to hospital, 27 February 1919; rejoined unit, Rafa, from hospital, 7 March 1919 (no further details recorded).

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Morvada', 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 28 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Ozzie

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