Major General Nevill Maskelyne Smyth

Ranks Held Captain, Brigadier General, Colonel, Temporary Brigadier General
Birth Date 14 August 1868
Birth Place United Kingdom: England
Death Date 18 July 1941
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Balmoral
Final Rank Major General
Service British Army
Units
  • Staff
  • 2nd DG
  • 2nd Australian Division
  • 1st Australian Infantry Brigade
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • 19th century
  • First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Biographical information They dared mightily. in 1963
Published in London Gazette in 1916-07-13
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-29
Published in London Gazette in 1916-01-28
Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in London Gazette in 1898-11-15
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    1st Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    28 January 1916 on page 1206 at position 3
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6200 at position 53
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2055 at position 69
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    29 January 1919 on page 1446 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 253 at position 31
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1391 at position 47
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2nd DG
    Conflict
    19th century
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    15 November 1898 on page 6688 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    13 July 1916 on page 6943 at position 8
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    1st Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    1st Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General

Timeline

Date of birth 14 August 1868
Date of honour or award 02 September 1898 Awarded Victoria Cross whilst serving with 2 Dragoon Guards as a Captain at the Battle of Khartoum, Sudan. Captain Smyth galloped forward and attacked an Arab who had run amok among some War Correspondents. Captain Smyth received the Arab's charge, and killed him, being wounded in the arm while doing so, but he saved the life of at least one of the War Correspondents.
Date of recommendation honour or award 17 January 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 October 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 10 March 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 20 September 1917
Date of death 18 July 1941