SMITH, Thomas David
(Service number 59066)

Aliases Birth registered as Thomas David Robert William Matthew SMITH.
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 12 July 1890 Place of Birth Hinds

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Rangitata
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs S. SMITH (mother), Rangitata
Religion Church of England
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 30th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Regiment

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 2 June 1963 Age 72 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 503, Plot 16
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas David Smith was the second son of Thomas David and Sarah (née Johnson) Smith. he was educated at Arundel and Rangitata Station schools. Called up, he left with men from the South Canterbury military district for camp, on 25 June 1917.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 October 2019]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [25 October 2019]; Timaru Herald, 25 June 1917 (Papers Past) [15 May 2014]

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