Edward Ian Smith Scotland

Biography of Edward Ian Smith

Surgeon-Lieutenant Edward Ian Smith of the RNVR was born in Glasgow, the son of the second master at Hyndland Secondary School. He graduated from the University MB, ChB in 1934 and gained experience as a house surgeon and a house physician at hospitals in England. After a period in the Merchant Navy he took a private practice in Lancashire.

Smith volunteered for the RNVR at the beginning of the war and joined early in 1940. He was reported missing presumed killed by enemy air action on 4 July 1940.


Edward Ian Smith
Born 14 May 1909, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 4 July 1940.
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1934;
University Link: Graduate
Father's Details: John Smith
War Service: Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 7th Jan 2008

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