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Te Mete Smith

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Te Mete AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20015 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 May 1897 AWMM BethlehemBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Kere Smith (father), Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    20015 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 26 July 1917 AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Tuberculosis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After arriving in England Smith moved to Boscombe, in the south of England, and attached to the New Zealand Engineers Reserve Depot. He remained there until 27 March 1918 when he was transferred to France, and in the first instance he was based at Etaples. (Church, p.225)

    A few days after arriving at Etaples Smith transferred to the camp at Abeele and then joined the Pioneer Battalion on 10 April at Bertrancourt, near Hebuterne in the Upper Ancre Valley. (Church, p.225)

    Smith spent two days at the Front before falling ill with trench fever on the 12 April. After developing tuberculosis of the lung he was hospitalised in France before being transferred to England. He arrived at No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 28 April. His health improved somewhat but he passed away at the end of the year. (Church, p.225) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 December 1918 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 4, Grave 22 AWMM
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