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St Paul's Church, Strathnairn : MajGen M Beckwith-Smith (WW2

 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: St Paul's Church, Strathnairn : MajGen M Beckwith-Smith (WW2 Reply with quote

St PAUL'S SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH, STRATHNAIRN :

metal plaque on the church wall :

"To the Glory of God and in Proud and Loving Memory of

Maj Gen MERTON BECKWITH- SMITH , DSO, MC, of ABERARDER,

Coldstream Guards 1910 -1930
Welsh Guards 1930- 1938
Commander Lahore Brigade Area 1938- 1939
Commander 1st Guards Brigade 1939 - 1940
Commander 18th Division 1940
Born 11 July 1890
Died 11 November 1942 a prisoner of war in the Far East

The Beloved Husband of Honour Beckwith -Smith

"And so it befell that when the hour of trial came, these men gave an example of courage and devotion the memory of which will never perish ".



(I hope to add the pics of this memorial )



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major General Beckwith-Smith is also commemorated on the Daviot War Memorial

BECKWITH-SMITH, MERTON
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major General
Regiment/Service: General Staff
Unit Text: G.O.C. 18th Inf. Div.
Secondary Regiment: Welsh Guards
Secondary Unit Text: and
Age: 52
Date of Death: 11/11/1942
Awards: D S O, M C
Additional information: Son of Beckwith Beckwith-Smith and Georgina Beckwith-Smith; husband of Honor Beckwith-Smith, of Sulhamstead, Berkshire. Four times mentioned in Despatches, 1914-1918. Awarded the Royal Humane Society's Certificate. Hon. M.A.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. H. 1.
Cemetery: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

This is now WMR 75937
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