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ID number ART03179
Title Captain Ross Smith
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist McInnes, W B
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1920
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 76.2 x 63.8 cm
On display Anzac Hall: Over the Front: Aftermath Wall 01 (Area K)


Captain Sir Ross Macpherson Smith, KBE, MC and Bar, DFC and two Bars, AFC, MID, is perhaps best know for his flight from England to Australia with his brother Keith, and J M Bennett and W H Shiers in November 1919. He served with the Light Horse in Gallipoli and joined No1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps as an observer in 1916. As a pilot he shot down thirteen enemy machines, and the record of his individual exploits reveals courage and skill of a high order. He was killed in an aeroplane accident in 1922.