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Lindsay Gordon SMITH

Regimental number1952
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
SchoolFinger Post Public School, nr Wellington, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sylvia Sarah Eliza Smith, Wellington PO, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentTrooper
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 26 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'During the recent operations East of Ypres from 29th. September 1917 to the present date No. 1952 Driver Lindsay Gordon SMITH has accompanied every ammunition party to the guns situate [sic] in HANNEBEKE Valley S.W. of ZONNEBEKE and has never once failed to reach the Battery position even though he has been subjected to very heavy shelling and delays on the road. This man in company with two other Drivers made nine trips each during one night from the dump to the guns, this despite the severe conditions prevailing at the time. This man has at all times shown a cheerful willingness for any task however arduous and has proved very valuable to the Battery. His conduct is worthy of special recognition.'
Recommendation date: 10 November 1917

FateDied of wounds 19 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No 13), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Paynton Smith and Silvy Sarah Eliza SMITH

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Lindsay Gordon

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