Henry James Drew Smythe
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (1918)
Territorial Decoration Great Britain
H.J. D. Smythe joind the Gloucestershire Hussars in 1910 as a trooper. He was commissioned in the RAMC in 1914. He served throughout World War 1, being awarded a Military Cross in 1918 for carrying out his medical duties in the face of enemy fire. During the inter-war years he was the Medical Officer respectively to 66 Brigade Royal Artillary and the South Midland Royal Engineers. His service throughout World War II (qv) included the command of a number of general hospitals in India and Burma.

Headquarters section ~ 2nd Southern General Hospital

Bristol June 1917