2373 William SMITH

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Significant events while with the AIF Hospitalised sick

Appointed Lance Corporal

Summary of Lance Corporal Smith’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
22nd July 1919 Australia Discharged
30th May 1919 Australia Disembarked Castalia
13th April 1919 England Returned to Australia on ‘Castalia’ from Devonport
2nd February 1919 France Marched out to AIBD Le Havre for England and Return to Australia
15th September 1918 France Appointed Lance Corporal
2nd September 1918 France Return to unit in France
10th August 1918 France To England on leave
23rd November 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
2nd November 1917 France Attended Corps school
10th March 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
11th February 1917 France Attended Divisional school
25th August 1916 France Re-joined Battalion
21st August 1916 France Marched out to 2nd ADBD
31st July 1916 France To hospital sick – influenza
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
12th March 1916 Egypt Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Moascar
8th March 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot

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