Smyth. Williams. Scot-Williams – Woolland, Nr, Blandford Forum, Dorset. UK. Anglo Boer War, World War 1, & 11: some pictures.

SMYTH, ROBERT NAPIER, Brevet Major, was born 26 June 1868, son of General J H Smyth, CB, of Frimhurst. He was educated at Wellington, and joined the 21st Hussars 12 February 1890, as Second Lieutenant, becoming Lieutenant, 21st Lancers, 6 November 1892. He served with the Nile Expedition, 1898; was present at the Battle of Khartoum, and was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898], receiving the Medal and the Egyptian Medal and clasp. He was ADC to the GOC, Scottish District, 12 August 1896 to 20 January 1898, and was promoted to Captain 9 October 1899. Captain Smyth served in the South African War, 1899-1902, as DAAG (Intelligence), South Africa, 13 November 1900 to 2 October 1902. He was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso; operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and action at Spion Kop; operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; during the operations on Tugela Heights (17 to 26 February) and action at Pieter’s Hill; in Natal, March to June 1900, including action at Laing’s Nek (6 to 9 June); in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Ileit Vlei, Belfast (26 and 27 August), Lydenberg (5 to 8 September) and Rhenoster Kop; again in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901 (Sir R H Buller, 30 March and 9 November 1900), and London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]. He was given the Brevet of Major 29 November 1900; the Queen’s Medal with four clasps; the King’s Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: “Robert Napier Smyth, Captain and Brevet Major, 21st Lancers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa”. He was employed with the South African Constabulary 20 December 1902 to 28 February 1905; became Major 9 December 1905; Lieutenant Colonel 7 September 1910, and Colonel 16 December 1913. He served in the European War, as GSO2, 2nd Cavalry Division, British Expeditionary Force, 19 September to 9 October 1914; was GSO2, GHQ, BEF, 10 October 1914 to 4 January 1915; Commanded the North Midland Reserve Mounted Brigade, Home Forces, 12 January 1915 to 10 January 1917; commanded a Brigade 11 January 1917 to 21 March 1919; commanded the 7th Cyclist Brigade, Forces in Great Britain, 26 May 1919. He was created a CBE in 1919.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Photo, Williams – World War 1
Some of the few survivors of a large family; many had a very horrible deaths in battle. See, family – history. Grandpa, Leonard Williams drove an ambulance and a truck in World War 1. His father also survived and below is a picture of him. What a mess of death, “The war to end all wars”, for an average British family! Would those ‘guys’, be proud of ‘British-ness’, or a, ‘British-ness Day’ that is promoted by some of those in our Government, and coming from the ‘type’ of government that we have, with some of the appalling ‘type’ of people that are in it! Our relations would be quite appalled at all the ‘dishonesty and spin’, probably they would kick them out by having a ‘bloody revolution’!
Now we are powerless (again)!

And, And,

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond
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