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Desmond Stuart Smith

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Stuart AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Jayforce 824358 AWMM
    • Korea 30248 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 July 1924 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM P.O. Box 72, Patea AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs. E.T.A. Smith, P.O. Box 72, Patea (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Desmond was part of the rearguard that brought vehicles home from Japan in 1948. Returned from Korea via Japan and Australia on the 24 June 1953. Chief Instructor of the Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps School at Waiouru.

    Photo of Maj D.S. Smith in The Officers, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Terendak Camp, Malaya 1965). Source: The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Journal (1983) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 December 1998 Cemetery Records
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Whenua Tapu Cemetery and Crematorium Porirua New Zealand AWMM Servicepersons Area, Row I, Plot 015 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.122 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information kindly provided by the New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association. AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM

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