Topic: Francis Bernard SMITH

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His will was in favour of his sister Mary Matheson of Te Mawahai (all property real and personal). Will states Francis was in the 13th Coy 2nd CIB.

Hair: Brown.                                         Eyes: Blue.

Height: 5' 8"                                        Complexion: Medium (Fairish)

Chest: 33"- 37"                                     Weight on Enlistment: 163lb

Weight on casualty Form: 140lb.

Age on enlistment: 24 years. 

Last Employer: W Matheson, Te Mawhai. 

Medals sent to sister Mrs Mary Matheson.

Plaque and Scroll sent to father Mr JA Smith, Cook St, Foxton.


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Francis Bernard SMITH


Date of birth:06 September 1892
Date of death:24 August 1918
Place of birth:Foxton, New Zealand
Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Occupation:General Labourer
Last known residence:Te Mawhai, Main Trunk Line, Wellington.
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:France
Buried where:Grevilliers British Cemetery. XI. D. 14
Spouses name:Unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:John A Smith
Mothers name:Kathleen
Siblings:Mary , , , , and
Date of arrival overseas:08 December 1917
Theatres of war:France
Place of embarkation:Wellington on Transport No 93
Surname:SMITH
War memorial:Foxton
Christian names:Francis Bernard
Place of arrival overseas:Liverpool, England
School:Sacred Heart College 1907-1910
Wars:WW1
Service number:59741
Religion:Roman Catholic
Final rank:Private
Regiment or service:2nd Bn Canterbury Regiment NZEF
Embarkation date:13 October 1917
User reference:1.216