2412 Harold George SMITH

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company, XII Platoon
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action on three occasions

Hospitalised sick

Courts Martial on three occasions, leading to one instance of Field Punishment No.1

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 July 1919 Australia Discharged
22nd May 1919 Australia Disembarked Trazos-Montes
8th April 1919 England Returned to Australia on Trazos-Montes
1st October 1918 France Re-joined Battalion from leave
13th September 1918 England Proceeded on English leave
21st August 1918 France Appointed Lance Corporal
5th August 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
18th July 1918 France Admitted to 5th CCS
17th July 1918 France Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – gassed
3rd July 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
20th June 1918 France To Field Punishment Compound
17th June 1918 France Field General Court Martial: Drunkenness. Award 28 days FP#1 and forfeiture of 33 days pay
6th June 1918 France Discharged from hospital to Base Details
22nd April 1918 France Admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers
20th April 1918 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gunshot wound forehead
25th March 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
18th March 1918 Belgium To hospital sick – scabies
31st October 1917 Belgium Appointed Lance Corporal
3rd September 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
20th August 1917 England Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton
12th April 1917 England District Court Martial, Larkhill: Absent without leave from 10th February to 22nd March 1917. Award 6 months detention and forfeiture of 160 days pay
1st February 1917 England Absent without leave. Award 14 days CC and forfeiture of 10 days pay
12th January 1917 England Absent without leave. Award 168 hours detention and 7 days CC. Forfeiture of 11 days pay
2nd November 1916 England District Court Martial: Absent without leave from 24th August until 27th September. Award 160 days detention and forfeiture of 110 days pay. Attempting to escape while in custody. Award 28 days FP#2
23rd August 1916 England Taken on Strength of 6th Training Battalion from No.1 Command Depot
2nd August 1916 England Transferred to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
12th July 1916 England Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
3rd July 1916 France Embarked on HS Jean Breydel at Boulogne. Upon disembarkation admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital Chichester
2nd July 1916 France Admitted to No.3 Canadian General Hospital Boulogne
26th June 1916 France Wounded in Action – shell wound to left leg    
4th April 1916 France Breaking from ranks – award 96 hours FP#2, and forfeiture of 4 days pay
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
16th February 1916 Egypt Absent without leave from parade. Award 3 days FP#2 and forfeiture of 3 days pay
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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