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Smith, Richard Hugh (1905-1942)

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: Richard Hugh Smith (1905-1942), born in Alton, Hampshire on 15 May 1905, son of Revd. Lancelot Smith, M.A., and Florence Worsley Smith (nee Gibson) of Aldershot, formerly of Thursley, Godalming, Surrey. Married to Sheila Vaughan Smith (nee Kenealy), lived in Tavistock, Devon, and at 151 High Street, Poole.

 

Attended West Downs School, Winchester, Hampshire.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1919-July 1923; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of House; 1st XI cricket (1923); Senior Class Leader with Badge; School Gym Colours; School Fives Colours; Lance-Corporal in OTC; School Steeplechase (1922); member of Duffers; editor of The Shirburnian.

 

Magdalene College, Cambridge, BA.

 

St Thomas's Hospital (1926-1932), qualified M.R.C.S and L.R.C.P. in 1932. Casualty officer and house surgeon to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. In 1935, moved to Poole. Joined RAMC in December 1941.

 

WW2, Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps, 171 Field Ambulance. Died on 18 February 1942 at County Hospital, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, aged 36.

 

Commemorated at:

Breandrum Cemetery, County Fermanagh, Sec. 5. (Prot.). Grave 700 www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139068...

 

St Thomas's Hospital Roll of Honour www.kingscollections.org/warmemorials/st-thomas-hospital/...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

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