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Robert Benedict Smith

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Benedict AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 34852 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 April 1909 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 6 Hanene St., St. Heliers Bay, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. A.M. Smith, 6 Hanene St., St. Heliers Bay, Auckland (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 34852 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    28 January 1943 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Smith, Robert Benedict. (Ref. WO 373/23/434). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 'Eighteenth Army Troops Company was flat out recommissioning the water pipelines and had two water barges transferring water from ship to shore at Matruh.

    A 90-strong detail of 19 Army Troops Company was on the way to Benghazi; a 100-strong detachment of 21 Mechanical Equipment Company had arrived at Tobruk on the 24th.

    Sixteenth and 17th Railway Operating Companies, with the help of an Indian and an RE operating company, were again working the 400 miles of track between Alexandria and Tobruk, where the enemy had obligingly added a few more miles of line into the port. Other rank decorations not previously mentioned were: Sapper F. Fenton, DCM, Lance Sergeant T. J. Higginson, MM, and Sergeant R. B. Smith, MM.
    ' (Source: Cody, J.F. New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. pp. 374.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.374, 511. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.442 AWMM