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Hector Gordon Smith

Driver Hector Gordon Smith in his uniform

Hector Gordon Smith

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hector Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 41968 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 183 Grey Street, Hamilton AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. R.B. Smith, 183 Grey St., Hamilton (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 41968 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.327 Plumber 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.327
    HamiltonWaikato 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.327
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - PG 57, Gruppignano, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • 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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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Remembering you today Grandad. I think of you often, and wish for just another day to spend with you. I will never forget your kindness, your ability to be present and the love you had for all of those in your family. Thank you for loving Granny, for loving Dad and Uncle Malcolm and all of your grandchildren. Forever grateful for your service.
    Public - Jolie - Direct descendant - 25 April 2021
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  • Honouring you today for your service as an ambulance driver in WWII in Egypt. You were captured and spent three and a half years in POW camps in Italy and Germany. We can’t even imagine what it was like to face that, but are so proud of you and all you scarified to give us our freedom. We looked at all your photos today and read your POW letters - so much courage and ever the gentleman. We love you so much and miss you every day. Always remembered by us all. Your loving son Greg and daughter-in-law Jean
    Public - Gregory Redman - Child - 25 April 2021
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  • In commemoration of my grandfather (ambulance driver) and all other servicemen and women and their families, for their sacrifices made in service to the principles of freedom.
    Public - Jared - Direct descendant - 25 April 2021
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.327 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2021JolieNorth Lakes, AustraliaDirect descendant
25 April 2021Gregory RedmanBrisbane, Australia Child
25 April 2021JaredNew ZealandDirect descendant
25 April 2020GregoryBrisbane, AustraliaOther relative

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