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John Smaldon Wood

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 797 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 797 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Smaldon AWMM
  • Surname
    Wood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3439 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 April 1884 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra NasebyOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 575 Cumberland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Annie Wood (mother), 17 York Place, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3439 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
    WW1 Unknown 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      168 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked 14 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 20 December 1915.
    Joined 2nd Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, 7 March 1916, and posted to 10th Company.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 April 1916.
    Wounded in action, 15 September 1916 (gun shot wound, left thigh); admitted to 1/3 Northumbrian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to No 2 Canadian General Hospital; to England, 21 September 1916, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 22 September 1918; transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 21 October 1916; discharged to NZ Convalescent Depot, Codford, 30 October 1916; attached to 3rd Reserve Bn, Sling Camp, 20 December 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 11 February 1917; marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 13 February 1917.
    Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 23 April 1917 (impetigo); transferred to 25th General Hospital, Hurdelot, 23 April 1917 (eczema); to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 29 May 1917; to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 10 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 25 June 1917.
    Wounded in action (second occasion), 4 August 1917 (gun shot wound, face), and admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, and transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 5 August 1917; to England, 4 September 1917, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames.
    Classified 'unfit' by Medical Board, 5 October 1917, and placed on NZ Roll.
    Transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 9 October 1917; to Discharge Depot, Torquay, 18 October 1917.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board HMNZT 'Arawa', 10 January 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 3 April 1918.
    War service: 2 years 223 days (of which 2 years 114 days were abroad). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    29 January 1952 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
    Age 67 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 3, Plot 49 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 797 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM


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