Pte. John Andrew Smith

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Pte. John Andrew Smith

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ōnehunga, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Death: June 07, 1917 (27)
Battle of Messines, Messines, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium (World War I: Killed in Action)
Place of Burial: [Panel 8.], Messines, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Immediate Family:

Son of George Frederick Smith and Elizabeth Baker-Smith
Brother of Charlotte Lovett; Elizabeth Annie Smith; Frederick Smith; Mary Matilda Pearce; Caroline Prangley and 6 others

Occupation: Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Find A Grave ID: 13809061
Service No: WWI 12/943
Managed by: Ray Mankelow
Last Updated:

About Pte. John Andrew Smith

John Andrew Smith was born at Ōnehunga in Auckland, New Zealand on 14 January 1890 (reg. 1890/1551). He was the son of George Frederick Smith (1835-1920) and Elizabeth Smith (nee Auckram) (1847-1923). John joined the Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, during World War I. He was killed in action in Belgium during the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917 (reg. 1918/50899). John is remembered on the Messines Ridge New Zealand Memorial, the Piha Lion Rock (Piha War Memorial) and in the World War 1 Hall of Memories at Auckland War Memorial Museum (bio by Debbie McCauley, 23 May 2022).

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  1. Cenotaph: https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/...
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Pte. John Andrew Smith's Timeline

1890
January 14, 1890
Ōnehunga, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
1917
June 7, 1917
Age 27
Battle of Messines, Messines, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
June 7, 1917
Age 27
Messines Ridge New Zealand Memorial, [Panel 8.], Messines, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium