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Alfred Kenelm Digby-Smith

Portrait of Major Alfred Kenelm Digby-Smith, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 5 / F2048 66. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Alfred Kenelm Digby-Smith, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 5 / F2048 66. Image is …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Kenelm AWMM
  • Surname
    Digby-Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Alfred Kenelm Digby Smith AWMM
    • Alfred Kenelin Digby-Smith AWMM
    • Alfred AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/25 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 July 1877 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 16 January 1915 AWMM Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Christian Digby-Smith (wife), Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/25 AWMM
  • Military service
    Volunteer, Corps of New Zealand Engineers AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 January 1915 AWMM Contractor/Civilian AWMM
    OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
    Wounded twice, the second time at Messines, 8 June 1917. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Digby Smith and Lucy Smith.

    Husband of Mary Christian (nee Cutten) Digby-Smith, marriage registered 1906.

    Commonly known, served and buried as Digby-Smith; surname is registered as Smith by BDM. Middle name is mispelled on Cemetery Record as Kenelin AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    10 May 1950 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Northern Cemetery, Lovelock Avenue, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Ashes Block 124. Plot 14 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 189 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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