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VC619   The Rt. Hon. Sir John George Smythe

BORN   25 October 1893

DIED   26 April 1983   AGE   89

VC Won    18 May 1915   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Richebourg L’Avouve, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   The Rt. Hon. Sir John George Smythe   No.      

VC Issue No.   619   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Indian Army, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs

Later   11th Sikh Regiment

Now   The Sikh Regiment, Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier

Place Of Birth   Teignmouth, Devon, England

Place Of Death   King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, Marylebone, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London, England

Cremated   Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London, England

Date Buried/Cremated   29 April 1983

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Crocus lawn, Section 2L

Gazetted   29 June 1915

VC Presented   12 July 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, The Den, Teignmouth, Devon

By The Way…

He was co-founder of the VC and GC Association

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



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