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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Sergeant Richard Norman Smith

29/11/1898
Born at Tooradin, VIC
27/11/1914
Enlisted in the AIF, 4th Reinforcements, 5th Battalion, aged 15
1/3/1915
Discharged from the AIF - medically unfit
25/3/1915
Enlisted in the AIF, 24th Battalion, D Company, aged 16
10/5/1915
Embarked aboard the HMAT A14 Euripides
Disembarked in Egypt
13/7/1915 - 16/7/1915
Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt - influenza
4/9/1915
Landed at Gallipoli
17/12/1915
Wounded in action - gunshot wound to right foot - admitted to hospital
23/12/1915
Admitted to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt
30/12/1915 - 20/1/1916
Transferred to convalescent hospital, Alexandria
15/2/1916
Late on afternoon parade - confined to barracks for 7 days
26/3/1916
Disembarked at Marseilles, France
16/1/1917 - 25/1/1917
AWL - forfeited 38 days pay
5/2/1917 - 8/3/1917
Admitted to hospital - scabies
24/4/1917
Promoted to Lance Corporal
3/5/1917
Promoted to Temporary Corporal
16/7/1917
Promoted to Corporal
17/7/1917
Promoted to Sergeant
30/9/1917
Detached for duty with the 6th Training Battalion, Rollestone, England and placed on the supernumerary list
Married Jean Kathleen Leakes
28/2/1918
Changed next of kin to Wife - Mrs Jean K Smith
14/3/1918 - 19/3/1918
AWL - court martial found not guilty - severely reprimanded
28/3/1918
Proceeded overseas to France
2/4/1918 - 29/5/1918
Admitted to hospital
26/6/1918
Rejoined 24th Battalion
1/9/1918
Wounded in action - gunshot wound to left foot, fractured toes
3/9/1918
Admitted to the 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France
20/11/1918
Embarked for Australia aboard the Suevic
5/1/1919
Returned to Australia
26/2/1919
Discharged from the AIF
7/10/1939
Enlisted in the Australian Army - V81008
2/2/1940
Discharged from the Australian Army as a Sergeant with the 12th Garrison Battalion
1/6/1940
Enlisted in the Australian Army - V84417
15/5/1944
Discharged from the Australian Army as a Warrant Officer Class 2 with the 2nd Reinforcements Reception Depot
1961
Died at Frankston, VIC, aged 63

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