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Full Name: Noel Blair Smith
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Noel Blair
Surname: Smith
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9154
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Temporary Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Mechanic, driver
Next of Kin: Mr Joseph Smith (father), 8 Thistle Street, Gore, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Burnham, New Zealand
Military District: Burnham
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Headquarters, 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 168
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 25 May 1941
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 8. C. 10.
Biographical Notes: Noel Smith was the son of Joseph Smith and of Violet Isabel Smith (nee Craig), of Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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