SMITH, Bernard Arthur
(Service number 10/3741)

First Rank Lance Sergeant Last Rank Segeant


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Railway Porter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs JB Smith (mother) Barnett Street, Ashburton
Medical Information

Military Service

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

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements, Wellington Infrantry Battalion, B Company
Date 8 January 1916
Transport HMNZT 37 Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations


Date 11 December 1917 Age 31
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Polygon WOod Cemetery, onnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference D 16
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Winchester War Memorial; Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of George A Smith WInchester Timaru. Protrait in Weekly News Sergeant Bernard Arthur Smith, killed in action on December 11, was the eldest son of Mrs Peez, Ashburton. He was born at Winchester,, and was educated at the Winchester and. Temuka School. Sergeant Smith was in the Navy for nine years, but prior to enlistment was employed on the railways. When war broke out he reinlisted, and was sent to Samoa, where he remained for eight months being invalided home. On his recovering he joined the Ninth Reinforcements, and was for some time in Egypt. He was then sent to Sling Camp remaining there for 15 months on the training staff. He left for France early in September last. His brother George was killed in action on September 15 1916 on the Somme.


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