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Rupert John Smith

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Headstone, Reichswald Forest Cemetery, 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rupert John AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ41950 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ41950 AWMM
  • Military service
    Pilot with 75 (NZ) Squadron, Feltwell, 29 April to 9 June 1942 Public - Chris - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - 75 (NZ) Squadron Operational Record Book Forms 540 and 541
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rupert Smith was the son of Ernest Harrison Smith and Emma Smith, of Wellington City, New Zealand.

    In 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen undertook a project in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery photographing all the headstones of New Zealanders buried there. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    9 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany AWMM 9 F AWMM
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Chorley, W. (1996). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1943 (Vol. 4). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
      Chorley W.R. 'Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War' Vol 3 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM

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25 February 2016ChrisAucklandResearcher
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