Studio portrait of VX3357 Lieutenant (Lt) Andrew Clifford Smith, 2/5th Battalion. On 24 June ...

Accession Number P05480.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Print hand coloured black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made September 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of VX3357 Lieutenant (Lt) Andrew Clifford Smith, 2/5th Battalion. On 24 June 1941, Lt Smith took a leading role in actions around Fort Merdjayoun, Syria, where he led a reconnaissance and subsequently an attack which resulted in the taking of 40 Vichy French prisoners, and one of the factors which led to the evacuation of the fort. He later served with the 1st Parachute Battalion and attained the rank of major. He subsequently served in Korea with the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment.