SMALL, Francis James
(Service number 9/1137)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Private


Date 1894 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin Catherine Small (mother) Fairlie
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Mounted Rifles;
Date 17 April 1915
Transport HMNZT 21,22,23 Willochra, Knight Templar, Waitomo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 9 June 1917 Age 25
Place of Death Belgium
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Memorial Reference IF 15
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Fairlie Primary School War Memorial; Fairlie War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Youngest of nine children of James and Catherine Small of Fairlie.

Francis served at Gallipoli. His brothers Maurice, William, Thomas and Daniel also served durting the war.


SCRoll web submission by S Watkins, 30 June 2017

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