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Ernest Vincent Smith



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Vincent AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/131B AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 July 1891 AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/131B 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
    WW1 14 May 1919 AWMM Tailors' cutter AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Enlisted for WW2 in 5/2/1941. Service numbers 3/22/99 & 806578, Temp 2nd Lieutenant, served in Home Guard, Discharged 1/7/1944 AWMM
    • Born 27 July 1891 at Ravensbourne, Otago, New Zealand
      Tailors Cutter
      Enlisted in London on 1 October 1914
      Served with NZ Engineers in Egypt, Gallipoli and the Western Front
      Discharged from NZEF 27 August 1918 as no longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted while on active service
      Last rank Sergeant
      Enlisted WW2 5 February 1941
      Granted leave without pay to return to civil employment and join the Home Guard on 22 December 1942
      Posted to Reserve of Officers 1 June 1944 on relinquishing position of Quartermaster NZ Mounted Rifles No 8 (Ellesmere) Squadron
      Died 8 March 1970 at Christchurch Public - Roger - Researcher - 22 December 2020 - Military Personnel File
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About death

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  • Death
    8 March 1970 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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22 December 2020RogerAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
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