SMITH, Henry Hugh
(Service number 61000)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 14 January 1893 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Kakahu School, Pleasant Point
Occupation Farm contractor
Previous Military Experience 8th Mounted Rifles - serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin H. F. SMITH (father), Kakahu School, Pleasant Point
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 33rd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 13 November 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 25 October 1970 Age 77 years
Place of Death Temuka
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 263, Plot 47
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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