MITCHELL, Smith Bryce
(Service number 74397)

Aliases Known as Bryce
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 10 October 1897 Place of Birth Waitati, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Church Street, Timaru
Occupation Plumber
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin W. D. MITCHELL (father), Church Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 39th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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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 19 January 1979 Age 81 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru
Memorial Reference Salisbury Park Crematorium Garden No 1
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Smith Bryce Mitchell, known as Bryce, was born on 10 October 1897 at Waitati, the youngest son of William Dunn and Maria (née Jeffrey) Mitchell. He was educated at Waimate and Timaru Main schools. Bryce was a plumber living at home in Timaru when he enlisted, naming his father as next-of-kin. B. S. Mitchell was in quite a large draft of men who went into camp at the beginning of March 1918 as South Canterbury’s quota for the 39th Reinforcements. Before leaving the men were given a brief farewell at the Drill Shed. His older brother, William John Mitchell, also served in World War I. Bryce married Eleanor McCartney in 1925.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 August 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 August 2020]; School Admission record [04 August 2020]; Salisbury Park Crematorium record & headstone image [05 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 2 March 1918 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016]

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