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Our Fallen

Corporal Scott Smith

Killed in Action, Afghanistan 21 October 2012.

Corporal Scott Smith was born in the Barossa Valley South Australia in 1988.  

In 2006, Scott joined the Army and, upon completion of his initial employment training, was posted to the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, Darwin. That same year, Scott was a member of Operation ANODE, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribution to the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.

Scott was posted to the Incident Response Regiment as a search operator in 2008. In 2010, Scott was deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation SLIPPER.

Scott was also a member of Operation Norwich, the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) contribution to the provision of security support to the visit by Barack Obama, the President of the United States to Canberra and Darwin in 2011.

In 2012, Scott deployed again to Afghanistan as part of Operation SLIPPER. On 21 October 2012, Scott was killed in action.

Scott’s colleagues described him as an exceptional soldier who possessed all the qualities and charisma of a great junior leader. He is described by his unit as a genuine, honest and dedicated member who was “probably one of the best Junior Non-Commissioned Officers that the unit has seen.”

During Scott’s service he was awarded the following honours, awards and medals:


  • Australian Active Service Medal with clasp International Coalition Against Terrorism,

  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal

  • Australian Service Medal with Clasp Solomon Islands

  • Australian Service Medal with Clasp – Counter Terrorism / Special Recovery

  • Australian Defence Medal

  • NATO International Stabilisation Assistance Force Medal with Multi-Tour Indicator 2

  • Army Soldiers Medallion

  • Army Combat Badge

  • Returned from Active Service Badge

  • Commendation for Gallantry

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