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VC521   Clement Leslie Smith

BORN   17 January 1878

DIED   14 December 1927  AGE   49

VC Won   10 January 1904   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Jidballi

War/Campaign  Somaliland

Name   Clement Leslie Smith  No.   

VC Issue No.   521   Awards   VC     MC

Regiment   Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry attached to the Somaliland Mounted Infantry

Later   The Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier-General

Place Of Birth   Whippingham, near East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   Alassio, Italy

Buried/Location Ashes   Orario Cimitero Capoluogo, Campo Inglese, Alassio, Italy


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   7 June 1904

VC Presented   5 July 1904, King Edward VII


P  Headstone, Orario Cimitero Capoluogo, Campo Inglese, Alassio, Italy

By The Way…

In the 1st World War he was in command of The Imperial Camel Brigade

VC Held By

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum, The Keep, Bodmin, Cornwall, England



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