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Maurice Small

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 669 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 669 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Maurice AWMM
    • Maurice Patrick Public - Sarah - Other relative - 25 April 2017 - Birth records ref 1882/247
  • Surname
    Small AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 9/1738 AWMM
    • South African 9443 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 December 1883 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
    31/12/1881 Public - Sarah - Other relative - 25 April 2017 - Family
  • Place of birth
    Fairlie Public - Sarah - Other relative - 25 April 2017 - Family
  • Birth notes
    Birth deaths marriages ref 1882:247 Public - Sarah - Other relative - 25 April 2017 - Birth deaths marriages
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Fairlie, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs C. Small (mother), Fairlie, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Maurice Small was the son of James and Catherine Small, the fourth of nine children.

    His mother Catherine Small (nee O'Connor) immigrated from county Kerry in Ireland and his father James Small from Glasgow, Scotland. His parents marrying in Timaru in 1875 and living on a small farm in Fairlie, New Zealand. Maurice's ' father died when he was still young in 1895.

    Maurice and four of his six brothers; William, Daniel, Thomas and Francis Small, fought in World War I. He enlisted with two of his brothers Daniel and Thomas. Tragically his younger brothers Daniel and Francis were killed in action in 1916 and 1917 respectively. It is believed both him and Thomas saw their brother Daniel die.

    Maurice never married and died in 1962. Public - Sarah - Other relative - 25 April 2017 - Family oral history
    Birth deaths and marriages historic files.
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About death

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  • Death
    18 November 1962 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 79 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • To my great uncle Maurice. Thinking of you today and all your brothers with the sacrifices you made. What you truly endured we may never know; losing your brothers Danny and Frank and seeing what you had seen, it would break most. I hope you have peace now. Thank you for being involved in my nanas, my mum, aunties and uncles lives after I lost my great grandfather, your younger brother Thomas. My mum still talks about being out on the farm with you, she never got to meet her grandfather but through you we still had him. The family photos we have are rare but treasured, you will never be forgotten. Love always Thomas' granddaughter xxxx #lestweforget
    Public - Sarah - Other relative - 25 April 2017



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25 April 2017Sarah Christchurch Other relative

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