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Norman Smeed

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3/4 portrait of Private N Smeed, of the 11th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Battalion, - A Company. Possibly Private Norman Smeed, Reg No 11548, in the nominal roll with the 12th Reinforcements. Killed in action in France on 7 June 1917 at the Battle of Messines. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-S1093. No known copyright.

3/4 portrait of Private N Smeed, of the 11th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Battalion, - A Compan …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Smeed AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11548 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 September 1890 AWMM TuakauSouth Auckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Smeed (father), Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Messines AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11548 AWMM
  • Military service
    16th Waikato AWMM
  • 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 Unknown AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Norman Smeed was the son of William and Helen Smeed, of Tuakau.

    Father's name incorrectly listed as Thomas on the Nominal Roll. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    • Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Tuakau, WW1, 1914 - 1918, Tuakau Memorial Hall, George Street, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • Tuakau War Memorial, Tuakau Services Cemetery, corner of Alexandra Redoubt Road and Roberts Road, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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