Forward in timePaternal Grandparents - (Drew) Smythe / Cloutman

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Enid Audrey Cloutman V.A.D.
Born 1893 (Bristol)
Married 1914
Died 1971 (Cheltenham)
Press Coverage of wedding
Wedding Gift List
Gift List family names analysis

The Best Man at their 1914 wedding. Richard Irving Dacre was the Best Man at their wedding in 1914 Thanks to the power of the internet, his family has been traced after more than 85 years!


Their two children - (photographed 1943)

Family & siblings ...Colonel (R.A.M.C.)
Professor Henry James (Drew-) Smythe M.C., T.D., M.D., M.S., F.R.C.S., N.M.S.A., F.R.C.O.G - Freeman of the City of London.
Born 1891 (Northampton)
Died 1983 (Cheltenham)
Photo (aged 10 months)
Taunton School Pupil Record
HJDS - Training and keepsakes ... Training
HJDS - Royal College and Charity Universal Charity
Two photographs from the Boer War
'The Pity of War' - World Wars 1 and II Zone
- Royal Army Medical Corps Service & Civilian life.

Bristol Hospitals and Medical Schools Note: - In 1927, Henry James Drew-Smythe started antenatal clinics. (Source:Hewer/Midwinter).

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Richard David Somerset Drew-Smythe
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John Roderick Drew-Smythe

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Lower section of Tockington Village near Bristol - 1940s.

Little Farm is in view. Lower Farm is "behind it" across the road which bends sharply to the right between the two properties making its way to Almondsbury.

Little Farm (left) Tockington, near Bristol - their former home, purchased from the Coulson family.
They moved from Lower Farm, (right) just across the road. Subsequently they moved to Charlton Kings, Cheltenham.
Henry James (Jim) Drew-Smythe and Enid Audrey (Nini) Drew-Smythe

One of life's little mysteries ...

Mystery surrounds the inclusion of these two miniature, b&w, photographs (enhanced here) found among the papers of Henry James Drew-Smythe. No other, seemingly "non-family", photographs were discovered in the collection.

Left: "Robin Rising"

Right: "Milford Lake House Highclere Newbury - Mrs. S. Rising"

Some initial research has ascertained that Robin Rising is wearing what is probably a Pangbourne College (Naval Independent Secondary School, UK) uniform. Pangbourne is in Berkshire. Now divided accommodation, Milford Lake House (Lake House) is on the Berkshire/Hampshire border, a few miles south of Newbury. It is currently unknown what the connection was between the house and the Rising family noted here.

Milford Lake House. - "Building erected on dam of a large artificial lake. Designed by William Kent as a summer house or pavilion. Central pedimented block with similar side wings. Built of yellow brick with some stone dressings, brick quoins and timber sash windows. Fine plaster-work in the salon. Later additions. The house faces the lake on a broad frontage."

By comparison with other samples, the handwriting on both "snaps" is typical of HJDS - but the initial scripts on the reverse of each picture - "Robin" and "Milford Lake House" - are in the hand of another.

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