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Victor Edwin Smale

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  S_013. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel S_013. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Smale AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    434617 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    434617 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.178 P. & T. cadet 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.178
    Te KuitiWaikato 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.178
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Victor Smale was the son of Thomas Philip and Margaret Smale, of Gisborne, New Zealand; husband of Anne Smale, of Gisborne. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 December 1944 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Forli War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI, A, 10. 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

Roll of Honour

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  • Hi my Great Grand-Father/Koro, I have a strong connection to you and I haven't even met you. Your photo comforts me! My goal is to come see you in Italy, I would not feel complete with out travelling over there! I love you so much, just know how much your son loves and talks about you,. You would be very proud of him and he is so knowledgeable on a lot of things! If you were anything like my koro, I know I would of loved you so much! SEE YOU IN ITALY xx
    Public - Asaaria - Direct descendant - 25 August 2016
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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/2207304
    Sources Used
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.178 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 December 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 August 2016AsaariaRotoruaDirect descendant

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