SMITH, Henry Richard
(Service number 7/123)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 3 September 1891 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age 22
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Richard Smith 25 Avenue Road, Timaru
Religion CoE
Medical Information

Military Service

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

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport HMNZT 4,11 Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 22 August 1915 Age 24
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Notices 16 September 1915
Memorial or Cemetery Hill 60(NZ) Memorial, Hill 60, Cemetery, Turkey
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Albury War Memorial; Mackenzie War Memorial, Fairlie, 2016 additions

Biographical Notes

Son of Richard and Eliza Jane Smith, 50 Raymond St, Timaru TROOPER H.R. SMITH. Mr Richard Smith, of Timaru, has received official advice of the death of his son, Trooper Henry Richard Smith Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on August 22nd Trooper Smith was 21 years of age, and was educated at the Alburv school, his father being then a farmer.


War Record open in Archways

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