Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Hilmer Smith

Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 29 May 1878
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1915-11-05
Published in London Gazette in 1915-11-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-01-27
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-01-27

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    12th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    05 November 1915 on page 11002 at position 98
    Commonwealth Gazette
    27 January 1916 on page 156 at position 130
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    12th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    08 November 1915 on page 11025 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    27 January 1916 on page 157 at position 31
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    12th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 29 May 1878
Date promoted 24 August 1914 Appointed captain.
Other units 24 August 1914 12 Battalion.
Date of embarkation 20 October 1914
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915
Date promoted 01 January 1915 Appointed major.
Other units 01 May 1915 Appointed Temporary Commanding Officer, 12 Battalion.
Date promoted 01 August 1915 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel.
Date of honour or award 08 November 1915 Companion of the Order of the Bath.
Date returned to Australia 22 January 1916
Date promoted 16 October 1916 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 16 October 1916 Appointed Temporary Commanding Officer, 11 Battalion.
Other units 08 November 1916 Taken on strength, 11 Battalion.
Other units 26 March 1917 Seconded to command the 1st Australian Division School.
Other units 16 May 1917 Seconded to command No 1a Group AIF Depots in the UK.
Other units 07 November 1917 Commanding Officer 1 Training Brigade.