Captain James Smyth

Regiment: 3rd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers
Attached: 2nd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers
Panel reference: Panel 33.
Date published: 24/09/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 08/07/1915
Cemetery: Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information: Captain James Smyth, 3rd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, who was killed in action in Flanders on July 8th last, was the second son of Colonel James Smyth, Gaybrook, Mullingar. He was in his 29th year, and was educated at Rugby and Lincoln College, Oxford. Captain Smyth was gazetted to the 3rd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers in 1908 and obtained his Lieutenancy in 1911. On the outbreak of war he was attached to the 2nd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, and left with his battalion for France in August, 1914.