SMYTH, Ernest Osborne
(Service number 10/798)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date 29 May 1890 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hawera, NZ
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William Smyth, Grocer, Oamaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZEF Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Wellington Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport HMNZT 7, 10 Limerick or Arawa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Infantry 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 28 August 1915 Age
Place of Death at sea ex Gallipoli (Egypt to Gallipoli)
Cause Died of Wounds
Notices Press, Volume LI, Issue 15378, 8 September 1915, Page 10
Memorial or Cemetery Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference F 167
New Zealand Memorials Temuka War Memorial; 2015 additions to the Tiimaru Memorial Wall

Biographical Notes

Name on Temuka Methodist Church Roll of Honour. Son of William and Jane Smyth


Paul McNicholl's list of additional names for the Timaru Memorial Wall (August 2013)

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Liz Shea (SC branch NZSG)

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