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Toru Smith

  • Service number
    WWI 19354 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Smith Tom AWMM
    • Toru METE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record (death notification)
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 45), Page: 34 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 45), Page: 34 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Toru AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Smith Tom AWMM
    • Toru METE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record (death notification)
  • Service number
    WWI 19354 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    7 July 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Muriwai, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Frederick & Hahata Harata SMITH Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Puha, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Hahata Harata Smith (mother), Puha, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 19354 AWMM
  • Military service
    1916-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    2yrs Waerenga-a-hika College Cadets & Te Karaka Territorials Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • 7 Aug 1916 at Narrow Neck Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    21yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - 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
    July 1918 reported sick Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    23 March 1963 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record (Death Notification)
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Matawai, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record (Death Notification)
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Toru Smith

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7819407
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      45: 34 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

Contributors

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19 April 2016LorraineGisborne, NZResearcher
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