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Oswald James Smith

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oswald James AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 45260 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    28 May 1896 Public - Bron - Direct descendant - 13 March 2018 - Military Personnel File from Archway. (R7819187)
  • Place of birth
    Milburn Otago Public - Bron - Direct descendant - 13 March 2018 - Military Personnel from Archway. (R7819187)
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Abbotsford Green Island Public - Bron - Direct descendant - 13 March 2018 - Military Personnel from Archway. (R7819187)
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Smith (father), The School, Wylie's Crossing, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single / Student Public - Bron - Direct descendant - 13 March 2018 - Military Personnel from Archway. (R7819187)


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 45260 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Student/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Oswald Smith was the son of James and Elizabeth Fisher Smith, Netherby, Abbotsford, Dunedin, New Zealand.

    Brother of Lt Alex L. Smith. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVII.D.5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      69: 35 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM


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13 March 2018BronSelwyn DistrictDirect descendant
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