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Soldier profiles

Name : SMITH, DAVID ORMOND
Service Number : VX23843
Date of Birth : 09/10/1918
Place of Birth : CARLTON, VIC
Known as : MICK
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 07/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ST KILDA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : SMITH, MARJORIE
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LIEUTENANT
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/22 INFANTRY BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : B COMPANY (NEW GUINEA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : NEW GUINEA, BORNEO
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 02/11/1945
Date Died : N/A
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : Mention in Despatches for exceptional services in the field in New Guinea. London Gazette 08/03/1945 Page 1306, position 74. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 15/03/1945 Page 652, position 32.
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Awards Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6207548 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial

Background : N.S.W. 2/1 and 2/2 Pioneer News reported death.