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William Robert Smeaton

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Smeaton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    40729 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
    Unknown AWMM 69 Mein Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Smeaton (mother), 10 Glasgow Street, Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    40729 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 Unknown AWMM Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
    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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Smeaton was the son of Robert and Maggie Smeaton, of Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand. AWMM
    • He was born in Mosgiel, Otago on 4 January 1910 (BMD 1910/6386). His father was a blacksmith in Mosgiel Public - Stuart - Other relative - 29 June 2018 - (BMD 1910/6386)
    • In 1938 he was listed on the Dunedin South electoral roll as a carpenter, living in Glasgow St, Mosgiel Public - Stuart - Other relative - 29 June 2018 - Electoral roll
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Sangro River, Italy Public - Stuart - Other relative - 29 June 2018 - https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/the-italian-campaign/sangro-river
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM XVI. D. 27. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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/2214867
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 4: WW2 324 AWMM

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29 June 2018StuartKerikeriOther relative
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