Australia. Australian Service Medal (Smith, POW)
Australia. Australian Service Medal (VX10197 N.L. Smith).
Neville Lorraine Smith attested in February 1940 in Sunbury, Victoria. He arrived in Batavia in March 1942 and was assigned to the 2/2 Army Field Workshop as a motor mechanic. Sergeant Smith was taken prisoner in late April 1942 and interned in Java. Released in September 1945, he was discharged in December 1945.
Smith’s medals (1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; Defence, War and Australian Service Medals) were posted to him, but returned unclaimed in 1951. The Australian Service Medal was sent to him again in 1957.