SMITH, Henry Hugh
(Service number 61000)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Trooper|
|Date||14 January 1893||Place of Birth||Pleasant Point|
|Address at Enlistment||Kakahu School, Pleasant Point|
|Previous Military Experience||8th Mounted Rifles - serving|
|Next of Kin||H. F. SMITH (father), Kakahu School, Pleasant Point|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||33rd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade|
|Date||13 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Date||25 October 1970||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death||Temuka|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 263, Plot 47|
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Henry Hugh Smith was born on 14 January 1893 at Pleasant Point, the second son of Henry Foster and Mary Dunlop (née Hunter) Smith. He was educated at Kakahu Bush School, leaving before his fourteenth birthday to work as a farm labourer. He and his older brother, Stephen, were farm contractors when they were called up, Although Henry’s address was Kakahu School, as was his father’s, his father was a farmer.
H. H. Smith, Kakahu School, returned home in Draft 210, which brought seventy invalided soldiers for Canterbury and the West Coast, due to reach New Zealand in late January 1919. Henry Hugh Smith married Alice Rita Emily Dean (Rita) in 1926. They remained in the South Canterbury area. .
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 September 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch) [12 September 2020]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image [12 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 25 January 1919 (Papers Past) [08 September 2020]
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