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William Smith

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 7th Contingent - Irregular Forces, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 7th Contingent - Irregular Forces, (photo J. Halpin …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4443 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
    Unknown AWMM Cust, North Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Smith (father), Cust, North Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Labourer/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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1901 AWMM
    Geluk NekSouth Africa 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
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • To read an account of Willie Smith's death read "Soldier Boy" compiled by Kingsley Field recording the letters sent home to Cust by a friend Harry Gilbert who was alongside Willie when he was shot. The West Eyreton war memorial has recently put up a plaque commemorating W Smith's sacrifice. Bernard Kingsbury Archivist Cust Museum
    Public - Bernard - Researcher - 11 June 2016
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11 June 2016Bernard CustResearcher

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