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William Granville Smith
Public - Edward - Other relative - 24 April 2020
I wish I could have met you. Your work and effort in the Air Force will not be forgotten. I did a project at school about you and I really enjoyed finding out information about you. I have seen your medals and I think that you were a very amazing man. Thank you very much for your sacrifice of fighting for New Zealand’s safety.
Thanks so much, I am very grateful
Public - Charlotte - Other relative - 24 April 2020
I wish I could have known you. I am so grateful for your sacrifice. I am grateful for the work you and all of your comrades did. You will not be forgotten. I know this because my friend and I did a project on you at school. Every year people do projects like this to honour you and your comrades.
We live in a good place and without you we could not live as well as we can today.
Lest we Forget,
Dear Great Uncle Buddy. I just wanted to let you know how much I would love to have know you. The rimu tree you planted at Halloween in Matakohe still grows tall and strong. We have hung a swing from it, and my children, James and Fletcher, spend much time on it when we stay at Matakohe, in the house that replaced Halloween (your birth place), called Brigadoon - where your sister, Margot, and her husband, Kevin Husband, lived until Margot (Husband, nee Smith) died.
We have a picture of you and your siblings and family taken on the day you left Matakohe for war all those years ago. I had the photo enlarged and have it framed in the dining room at Brigadoon.
Margot loved you so much and missed you incredibly. You are always in our hearts.
Much love, from your great niece.