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Nathaniel James Alex Smyth

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Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece. - This image may be subject to copyright

Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Nathaniel James Alex AWMM
  • Surname
    Smyth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25383 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 June 1916 AWMM Tokomaru BayEast Cape AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Hugh Fredrick and Martha Smyth, of Ruatoria Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 April 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/nathaniel-james-alex-smyth
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25383 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 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.444 Warehouseman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.444
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.444
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    22 July 1942 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Nathaniel Smyth was the son of Hugh Fredrick and Martha Smyth, of Ruatoria, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    19 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GreeceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM 13. A. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Smyth.—Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Smyth and family, Ruatoria, wish to thank all their kind friends for messages of sympathy, letters and telegrams received in the loss of their son and brother, L/Cpl. N. J. R. Smyth, died of wounds April 19 in the Greek campaign. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 9 August 2023 - BEREAVEMENT NOTICE
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXVIII, ISSUE 20608, 16 JULY 1941, PAGE 1
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2240706
    Sources Used
  • References
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • 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
      p.444 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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22 February 2024Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher

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