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Clement Leslie Smith
Birth: Jan. 17, 1878
Death: Dec. 14, 1927

Somaliland Wars Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cowes, England, he served as a Lieutenant in the British Army, attached to the 5th Somaliland Light Infantry. During actions at Jidballi, Somaliland, January 10, 1904, Lieutenant Smith and a medical officer tried to rescue a hospital assistant who was wounded. The heavy enemy fire made this impossible and the hospital assistant was killed. Lieutenant Smith then did all that was possible to bring out the medical officer, helping him to mount a horse. The animal was shot and the medical officer was killed, but the Lieutenant Smith stayed with him to the end, trying to keep off the enemy with his revolver. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and later achieved the rank of Brigadier General. He died at age 49 in Alassio, Italy. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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English Cemetery
Alassio
Provincia di Savona
Liguria, Italy
 
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Record added: Sep 24, 2005
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Clement Leslie Smith
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