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Citaition required for MC plus additional information for 5th Londons


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Captain John Robert Somers-Smith MC

1908 London Olympics

Britain

Rowing (coxless four)

Gold Medal

1/ 5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)

1st July 1916

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Not all military crosses got citations in the London gazette

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De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Vol 2, states: 'He was mentioned in F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French's Despatches [London Gazette, 1 Jan. 1916], and awarded the Military Cross 13 May, 1915, for services at the Second Battle of Ypres.'

JP

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It seems to be a New Year honours award, with no specific citation - so perhaps for no specific act. It might well be worth following up on JPs lead though to see if he is mentioned in the Battalion war diary, to see if you can infer a primary reason.

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Chris

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Somers-Smith, J.R.

Eton Henley Eight 1905 & 1906. Steeplechase 1904, 1905 & 1906. Mile 1906.

Source:- Blues register, 50 years of sport Eton, Harrow and Winchester

Somers-Smith, J.R.

Eton and Merton, Oxford.

Rowed in the Eight v. Cambridge 1904 & 1905

source:- Biography of Blues, Fifty Years of Sport, Oxford and Cambridge, Volume 1.

There are pictures of him and his Eight if you require them.

Andy

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Hi Andy a pic of him as a rower would be great if you have one thanks. A continued big thanks to everyone else that has helped to. Nigel

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Send me a pm with your e-mail address, these are large pictures and loose some with resizing. Will check through the old Henley programmes I have to see if we have some more pictures for you.

Andy

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