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William Smith

  • Service number
    WWI 20734 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 8th Reinforcements NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 40 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 40 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 20734 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    • 2 June 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military record
    • Actual is 2 June 1900 - lied at age of enlistment Public - Charles - Direct descendant - 30 August 2018 - Family files
  • Place of birth
    • Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military record
    • Nuhaka, Hawke’s Bay Public - Charles - Direct descendant - 30 August 2018 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    • son of Matawhaua Smith of Te Arai Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military record
    • Son of Matawhiua Ropitini Public - Charles - Direct descendant - 30 August 2018 - Whakapopa charts
  • Address before enlistment
    Morningside, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Matawhaua Smith (father), Te Arai, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • Matawhiua Ropitini (Father) of Nuhaka, Hawke’s Bay Public - Charles - Direct descendant - 30 August 2018 - Whakahono-a-Rohe charts
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 8th Reinforcements NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 20734 AWMM
  • Military service
    1917-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military Record
  • 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
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    • 16 June 1916 at Narrow Neck, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    21yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 December 2015 - Military Record

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • This is my grandfather he was 15 - 16yrs old when he enlisted but not under his birth name which William Eparaima Wharekura Ropitini. My family have been trying to get a photo of him in his army fatigues before he left Aotearoa. I have seen one many years ago of him and his cousin but since then we have not found any. He does have one in our wharenui at Te Tahinga marae in Nuhaka but we can't touch that. Any help to get a photo would be greatly appreciated.
    Public - Aaron Parekura - Direct descendant - 14 April 2021
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7819477
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 40 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 April 2021Aaron ParekuraNapierDirect descendant
30 August 2018CharlesHastings, New ZealandDirect descendant

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