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Maj.Gen.Sir Nevill Maskelyne 
Smyth
1868 - 1941


Maj.Gen.Sir Nevill Maskelyne 
Smyth
, VC KCB 2nd son. Source: Who Was Who Publisher: A&C Black Category: Biography Date of publication: January 2006 SMYTH, Major-General Sir Nevill Maskelyne (1868-1941) Details: SMYTH, Major-General Sir Nevill Maskelyne, VC; KCB, 1919; CB 1916; born 14 August 1868; 2nd son of late Sir Warington Smyth, FRS, of Marazion, Cornwall; married 1918, Olwen, daughter of Sir A. Osmond Williams, 1st Bt; two sons one daughter. Education: Sandhurst (Honours). Work: 2nd Lieut Queen's Bays, 1888; served Zhob Valley, 1890; Dongola Expedition, 1896; rode through the retreating dervishes with despatches to the Sirdar with flotilla at Debba (medal with 2 clasps, 4th class Medjidie, despatches); Soudan campaign, 1897 (bar); DAAGI advanced posts on the Atbara; gun-boat bombardment of Metemmeh, 1st January 1898; reconnaissance and battle of the Atbara (despatches, bar); battle of Khartoum (severe wound, VC, despatches, British medal); Sudan campaign, 1899; suppressed Khalifa Sherif's rising on Blue Nile; preliminary operations and final defeat and death of the two Khalifas at Gedid (4th class Osmanieh, 4 bars to Egyptian medal); assisted in the Sudan surveys; charted the Nile cataracts from Wadi Halfa to Abyssinia; established the fact of existence of S. African horse sickness in the Sudan; Abyssinian Frontier Delimitation; South Africa, 1902 (medal 3 clasps, Brevet of Major); promoted Major to the Carabiniers, 1903; Colonel, 1912; Commandant Khartoum District, 1913; served European War; commanded 1st Australian Infantry Brigade in Dardanelles operations from 20 May 1915, including the assault of the Lone Pine Position, on 6 August (despatches four times, CB); the Somme operations and capture of PoziŠeres, 23 July 1916; 2nd Australian Div. operation near Bapaume and capture of Hindenburg Lines, 1917; Cross of Commander of Order of Leopold; 3rd Battle of Ypres, September 1917; Belgian Croix de Guerre; promoted Maj.-Gen. 1918; operations E of Amiens, April 1918; led 59th Div. at Liberation of Lille, 17 October 1918 (Officier, L‚egion d'Honneur, despatches five times, KCB); Colonel 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards, 1920-1925; Hon. Colonel Natal Carbineers, 1920-1925; Hon. Colonel, 37/39 Battalion, Australia, 1926; retired pay, 1924. Recreations: big game shooting, flying. Address: Kongbool, Balmoral, Victoria, Australia. Clubs: Cavalry. Died: 21 July 1941

Born: Westminster, , , , England 14th Aug 1868 Baptised:
Died: Kongbool, Balmoral, , Victoria, Australia 21st Jul 1941 Buried:
Family:
Smyth

Ancestors
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1.
Maj.Gen.Sir Nevill Maskelyne 
Smyth
(
Williams
) 1868 - 1941
2.
Sir Warington Wilkinson 
Smyth
(
Story-Maskelyne
) + 1890
4.
Adml. W.H. 
Smyth
+ post 1860
 
3.
Anna Maria Antonia 
Story-Maskelyne
(
Smyth
) c. 1827 - 1909
6.
Anthony Mervyn Reeve 
Story-Maskelyne
  form
(
Maskelyne
) 1791 - 1879
7.
Margaret 
Maskelyne
(
Story-Maskelyne
) 1785 - 1858

Siblings


1.
M/? 
Smyth
* ante 1868

Spouses



1. 1918
Evelyn Olwen 
Williams
(
Smyth
) + 1960

Descendants
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a.
Evelyn Olwen 
Williams
(
Smyth
) + 1960
1.
M/? 
Smyth
2.
M/? 
Smyth
3.
F/? 
Smyth
Sources

  • Family Archivists: see
    Smyth


Timeline


14th Aug 1868Born England
1918Married
Evelyn Olwen 
Williams
(
Smyth
) + 1960
21st Jul 1941Died Balmoral, Victoria, Australia
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