SMITH, Norman Stanley
(Service number 25/1817)

Aliases Enlisted as Norman Smith
First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Rifleman


Date 1 May 1897 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 10 December 1915 Age 21 years
Address at Enlistment Dyerville, Martinborough
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience (N.Z. Territorials)
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin G. SMITH (father), Sophia Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 7 inches. Weight 154 lbs. Chest measurement 33-35½ inches.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 2nd Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 1 April 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 16 April 1918 Reason No longer Physically fit for war service (fractured tibia).

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 August 1966 Age 69 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Notices Timaru Herald, 1 September 1966
Memorial or Cemetery Crematorium, Linwood Avenue, Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Norman Stanley Smith was the second son of George Gilbert and Mary Craig (née Brown) Smith.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives ref. AABK 18805 W5553 0106870) [09 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 1 September 1966 (Timaru District Library) [02 August 2016]

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