Smyth, Nevill Maskelyne, 1868-1941

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SMYTH, SIR NEVILL MASKELYNE, younger son of Sir Warington Wilkinson Smyth (qv); b. 14 Aug 1868; adm. 8 Jun 1882 (G); left 1885; RMC Sandhurst 1886; 2nd Lieut., 2nd Dragoon Guards 22 Aug 1888; Lieut., 26 Apr 1895; Capt., 8 Dec 1897; Brevet Maj., 22 Aug 1902; Maj., 6th Dragoon Guards 28 Oct 1903; Lieut. -Col., 1 May 1909 – 30 Apr 1913; Brevet Col., 4 Dec 1912; temp. Brig. -Gen., 20 May 1915 – 27 Dec 1916; temp. Major-Gen., 28 Dec 1916 – 31 Dec 1917; Major-Gen. Jan 1918; Col., 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards 1920-5; retd. 1924; served in Zhob Valley expedition 1890-1, expedition to Dongola 1896, and Nile expeditions of 1897, 1898, 1899; severely wounded at battle of Omdurman 2 Sep 1898; mentioned in despatches LG 3 Nov 1896, and 30 Sep and 15 Nov 1898; VC 15 Nov 1898 (for gallantry at Omdurman); served in South African War 1902; during First World War served in Egypt, at Gallipoli, and on the Western Front; in command of Egyptian Army’s 1st class Military District, Sudan 1914-5, 1st Australian Infantry Brigade at Gallipoli 1915-6; mentioned in despatches LG 6 and 28 Jan and 13 Jul 1916, 4 Jan, 15 May and 11 Dec 1917, 28 May and 20 Dec 1918, 5 Jul 1919; CB 14 Jan 1916; KCB 9 Jun 1919; Commander, Order of Leopold, and Croix de Guerre, Belgium; Officier de la Légion d’Honneur, France; m. 23 Jul 1918 Evelyn Olwen, eldest dau. of Sir Arthur Osmond Williams, Bart., MP; d. at Melbourne, Australia 21 Jul 1941.


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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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