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Philip Wallace Smith

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Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Philip Wallace Smith, Auckland Weekly News, 15 April 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420415-25-2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Philip Wallace Smith, Auckland Weekly News, 15 April 1942. Auckland Libra …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Philip Wallace AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 December 1915 AWMM WairoaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Dairy Factory Hand/Civilian AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Philip Smith was the son of Joseph Wallace and Emily Maud Smith, of Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Smith was serving as a liaison officer with the Dutch Navy.

    He was badly wounded in the sinking of HMS Anking and swam away from the life-raft to make room for another man. He was awarded a posthumous mention in despatches for his gallantry. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    4 March 1942 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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