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John Charles Smith

Kaipara Memorial RSA, 1939 - 45 Name panel: M. McArthur - L.S. Williams (photo by G.A. Fortune April 2010) - Image has All Rights Reserved
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    13644 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs S. Smith (mother), Bridge Brook, Hakaru, Mangawai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    13644 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    Citation: For bravery in the field. London Gazette, 16 August 1917, p. 8430. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Smith was the son of George and Sarah Smith, Green Lane, Auckland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    13 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    HavrincourtFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM B.34 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Lance-Corporal John Charles Smith, of the Otago Machine Gun Company, who was killed in action of September 13th, 1918, was the third son of Mr and Mrs G. Smith of Helensville, formerly of Mangawai. He with his two brothers (who are still on active service) left New Zealand with the 13th Reinforcements, in his 17th year. He was severely wounded and awarded the Military Medal during the battle of Messines, and was killed in his 20th year. The late Lance-Corpl. Smith has five uncles (two of whom were in the Boer War) and five cousins on active service, also two aunts nursing at Codford. (Kaipara & Waitemata Echo, 3 Oct 1918) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 12 January 2019 - Papers Past
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  • Memorial name
    • Kaipara Memorial RSA, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
    • Tomarata War Memorial, School Road, Wellsford, Rodney, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, St Michael's and All Angel's Church, 61 Valley Road, Hakaru, Northland, New Zealand AWMM

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12 January 2019SandraWaipuResearcher