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Charles Alfred Smith

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Charlie AWMM
  • Service number
    40075 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 September 1892 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Smith (mother), 34 Princes Street, Musselburgh, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 March 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 4 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Medium AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Alfred John Smith. Husband of May Geraldine (Briant) Smith 1898-1979; father of three children including Evelyn, Charles and Margaret

    Injured at Passchendaele

    After recovering he was seconded to the YMCA in France to help sort out the financial affairs. His daughter writes the system he designed for the accounts was again used by the YMCA in WW2.

    At the end of the war he was offered employment with the YMCA auditors in Wellington but turned it down because of ill health.

    Charles went on to build up a successful accountancy practice.

    Served as a Major with the Gisborne Battalion of the Home Guard in WW2 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 January 1974 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery, Magnolia Lawn, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM Row 39. Plot 9. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7818439
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      57: 19 AWMM
    • Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. H 325 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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