2402 George McDermot SMYTH

Date of enlistment 10th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company; transferred to Division
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action – Pozieres

Hospitalised sick three occasions

Appointed Lance Corporal

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

Date Location Event
24th February 1919 Australia Discharged – medically unfit
29th December 1918 Australia Disembarked Gaika
8th November 1918 England Return to Australia per D32, Gaika – haemorrhoids and senility
9th September 1918 England Marched in to No.2 Command Depot Weymouth
3rd September 1918 England To hospital sick, Monte Video Camp (Weymouth)
10th July 1918 England Taken on Strength of Perm Cadre No.2 Command Depot
23rd May 1918 England Transferred to No.2 Command Depot Weymouth
8th May 1918 England Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital Dartford
30th April 1918 England Admitted Graylingwell War Hospital Chichester – heamorrhoids
29th April 1918 France Embarked on Aberdonian for England
20th April 1918 France To hospital sick – anaemic
23rd March 1918 France Transfer to 2nd Division Traffic Control ex AIBD
1st March 1918 France Proceeded to Australian Infantry Base Depot le Havre for reclassification
8th August 1917 France Returned from leave
27th June 1917 France Proceeded on leave
23rd June 1917 France Taken on Strength of 1st Anzac Corp School
21st November 1916 France Appointed Lance Corporal
17th October 1916 France Re-joined Battalion
6th August 1916 France Admitted to 1st Anzac Hospital
27th July – 4th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – neurasthenia (shell shock)
28th May 1916 France Revert to ranks on own request
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th February 1916 Egypt Promoted to Lance Corporal
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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