NameClarence Leslie Smith, SN 7051, Service RecordBiographyDate of Birth: 5 October 1898, Lawnton (Qld.)
Date of Death: 8 February 1979, Brisbane (Qld.)
Clarence's parents were John Thomas Joseph Smith and Eliza Amelia Hickman. He was working as a farmer at Strathpine when he enlisted on 28 September 1916. Clarence received the Military Medal.
'For conspicuously good work as a Stretcher-bearer during October operations. he repeatedly went out to the most exposed position under intense Artillery and Machine Gun fire and attended to and brought in wounded to the R.A.P. He has acted as a stretcher-bearer during the operations from March to October, 1918, and has always carried out his duties without thought of personal safety. On 12th August, 1918, North of PROYART, this man was most assiduous in bringing in wounded during a daylight attack. By his bravery and devotion to duty on this day, he was responsible for the saving of the lives of six men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135 Date: 11 December 1919
In 1919 Clarence is living at Strathpine and working as a butcher. Two of Clarence's brothers enlisted, Oscar Oliver  and Clifford Ernest , all three brothers returned home.Date01 January 1914 - 31 December 1920CustodianNational Archives of Australia - 01 Feb 1998 - PresentLocation of originalsOriginals held by the National Archives of Australia - NAA: B2455, SMITH C LLanguageEnglishOriginal formatLink to external source : Paper files and documents
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