Historical information

Walter Henry SMITH No 1572 enlisted in C Coy 25th Batt AIF on 9.4.1915. Embarked for Eygpt 29.6.1915, embarked for Gallipoli 4.9.1915. Hospitalised with enteritis on 21.10.1915. Embarked for France 14.3.1916. Transferred to 7th MG Coy on 17.7.1916. WIA 27.8.1916 shell shock and again on 29.7.1917 shell wound left leg. Discharged from the AIF on 26.7.1919 classed Medically unfit.

Physical description

.1) Medals, WWI. Court mounted, set of 2 medals with 3 ribbons. 1914-15 Star, centre British War Medal is missing, Victory Medal.
.2) Badge, No. V43195 RSSILA . Red, white & blue enamel, 2 figures in centre. Surmounted with a crown with gold No 80 on red background. Denotes financial member 1980.
.3) Badge TPI No 01068. Blue enamel on brass, surmounted with a crown. Centre is black enamel & brass mini-badge with TPI 1981.
.4) Medallion, WW1 Veterans Travel Pass for 1980. No. 3152. Black & gold.

Inscriptions & markings

.1) 1572 Pte W.H.Smith 25 Bn AIF.

.3) Front:
TPI
1981
Totally and Permanently
Incapacitated Disabled Soldiers
Association

.4) Front.
World War I Veterans
Travel
Pass
1980
3152