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Robert Douglas Smith

Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright
Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 July 1941 - This image may … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    32088 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 14 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.P. Smith (mother), 14 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    32088 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ernest Pryce Smith and of Eliza Francis Smith (nee Lasky), of Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 2. E. 18 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland Domain, an Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete in 1941. AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 442 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
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