2404 William Harrison SMITH

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action – Pozieres

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
15th February 1918 Australia Discharged – medically unfit
10th December 1917 Australia Disembarked Beltana
18th October 1917 England Return to Australia on A72, Beltana
18th October 1917 England Discharged from St.Dunstans Hostel, fully trained in joinery and poultry farming
1st November 1916 England Admitted St.Dunstans Hostel, blind
19th August 1916 England Admitted 1st Northern Hospital Newcastle Under Lyme
18th August 1916 France Embarked for England from Calais on HS Brighton
5th August 1916 France Admitted No.22 General Hospital Camiers
4th August 1916 France Wounded in action – gunshot wound face (severe). Lost left eye
30th July 1916 France Appointed Lance Corporal
29th June 1916 France Took part in a raid on enemy trenches
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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