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Geoffrey Walters Smith

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey Walters AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12051 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 November 1918 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/geoffrey-walters-smith
  • Birth notes
    Son of Gerald Vincent Smith and of Frances Elsie Smith (nee Walters), of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/geoffrey-walters-smith
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Box 246, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr G.V. Smith (father), Box 246, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Jul 1940-31 March 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12051 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Geoffrey Smith was the son of Gerald Vincent and of Frances Elsie Smith (née Walters), of Gisborne. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 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 15.C.13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    KILLED IN CRETE
    CORPORAL G. W. SMITH Cable advice has been received in Gisborne that Corporal Geoffrey W. Smith. Divisional Cavalry, was killed in action in Crete. He is the second eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Smith, Waitaria station, Patutahi, and saw service in Greece. Corporal Smith was educated at the Patutahi School, the Gisborne High School, and the Waitaki Boys’ High School, and later assisted in the farming of Waitaria. He was keenly interested in the young farmers’ club movement, and for several years was an executive member of the Gisborne Young Farmers’ Club, and later acted as secretary, and then chairman. Widespread sympathy will be extended to his parents, three brothers, Mr. B. Smith, Waimata Valley, Messrs. R. and G. Smith, Gisborne, and sister, Mrs. Dawson Muir, Wainui Beach. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXVIII, ISSUE 20582, 16 JUNE 1941, PAGE 7
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 439 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Loughnan, R. (1963). p. 103. AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
05 May 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2020JamesMastertonOther relative
31 December 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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