2382 Arthur SMITH

Date of enlistment 10th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action twice – incl Pozieres

Hospitalised sick

District Court Martial with detention

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

Date Location Event
24th August 1919 Australia Discharged
2nd July 1919 Australia Disembarked Nestor
20th May 1919 England Returned to Australia on Nestor from Liverpool
19th April 1919 England Unexpired portion of sentence remitted and discharged from Lewes Detention Block to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny
20th November 1918 England District Court Martial – award 9 months detention
13th October 1918 France Court of Inquiry held in the field
13th September 1918 England Absent without leave
25th August 1918 England Proceeded on English leave
13th August 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
18th July 1918 France To 5th CCS
17th July 1918 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gassed
9th January 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
31st December 1916 England Proceeded overseas from Folkestone
2nd December 1916 England Marched into No.4 Command Depot Wareham
13th October 1916 England Marched into No.3 Command Depot from Perham Down
18th September 1916 England Granted furlough then to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
9th August 1916 France Embarked for England on HS Maheno from Le Havre
6th August 1916 France Admitted 8th General Hospital
5th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – Gunshot wound thigh
2nd July 1916 France Re-joined unit from hospital
18th April 1916 France Admitted to Wimeraux Hospital sick – bronchitis
31st March 1916 France Absent without leave – award 72 hours FP#2, plus forfeiture of 3 days pay
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 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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