King's College London
War Memorials

Smith, Rev. Harry

Derby Chaplain Killed in Action: Captain the Rev. Harry Smith whose house is in Littleover, has been killed in action in Normandy. Educated at King’ s College, London and ordained in 1934, he went as Assistant Curate to Ilkeston, Derbyshire in 1934, and in 1936 to Newbold, in the north of the diocese. After a short time near Nottingham he joined the Forces in 1919. He served in France, being evacuated from Dunkirk, then in Tunisia, Italy and finally in Normandy where he was killed.Record. 1 September 1944


First name(s)Rev. Harry
Date of birth1908
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1930-1934
Dept / courseFaculty of Theology
Military unitRoyal Army Chaplains' Department
Service number95864
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death15/08/1944
Age at death37
Rank at deathChaplain 4th Class
Place of deathNormandy
Cause of deathKilled in action.
Burial placeBrouay War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
NotesHome address: Littleover, Derby
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Record

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