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SMILLIE, James
(Service number 7/2427)

Aliases
First Rank Trooper Last Rank

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. Smillie (father), Glenavy, New Zealand
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 11th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 1 April 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards Military medal (MM)

Award Circumstances and Date

For conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty. During the operations near Grevilliers and Bancourt from the 24th August to 1st September 1918, he was in command of a section which he lead with great ability. In the face of heavy fire he set a splendid example to all ranks of determination and courage. His coolness was very marked and he was of great asssitance to his platooon commander. (London Gazette, 11 February 1919, p2144, Rec No.2623)

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

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date Age
Place of Death
Cause
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Sources

Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, 9 June 2015

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Researched and Written by

Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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