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Lindsay-Smith, John (1904-1944)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: John Lindsay-Smith (1904-1944), also known as John Lindsay Smith, born 7 March 1904, son of Col. John Lindsay-Smith, CBE, Indian Army, and Margaret Lindsay-Smith. Married to Joanne Mary Watson of Richmond, London.


Attended The Briary School, Westgate-on-Sea.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) January 1918-July 1922; 6th form; 1st XV rugby football team, 1921 (awarded his School Colours on 15 November 1921); shooting viii team, 1921, 1922; Corporal in OTC; Trebles (swimming); a member of The Sophists. Described in 'Characters of the XV, 1921-1922': 'J. LINDSAY-SMITH (1921-22) A light but very dashing forward, who played always for all he was worth. Useful in tight scrimmages as a hook.'


WW2, Major, 2nd Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles. Killed on active service in Italy on 18 February 1944, aged 39.


Commemorated at:

Cassino War Cemetery, Italy, II. C. 22. Inscription on his headstone: ‘GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS’


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.

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