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  1. Horace Smith-Dorrien was born at Haresfoot, a house near Berkhamsted, in the county of Hertfordshire to Colonel Robert Algernon Smith-Dorrien and Mary Ann Drever. He was the twelfth child of sixteen; his eldest brother was Thomas Smith-Dorrien-Smith , the Lord Proprietor of the Isles of Scilly from 1872 until 1918.

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    General Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien GCB, GCMG, DSO, ADC (26 May 1858 12 August 1930) was a British soldier. One of the few British survivors of the Battle of Isandlwana as a young officer, he also distinguished himself in the Second Boer War. He held senior commands in the BEF during the First World War. He commanded the British II Corps at...

    Horace Smith-Dorrien was born at Haresfoot, a house near Berkhamsted, the 12th child of 16. His father was a colonel. He was educated at Harrow, and on 26 February 1876 entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He had hoped to join the 95th Rifle Brigade of Peninsular War fame. After passing out he was commissioned in 1877 as a subaltern to the...

    Aldershot Smith-Dorrien returned to England and (1 December 1907) became GOC of the Aldershot Command. During this time, he instituted a number of reforms designed to improve the lot of the ordinary soldier. One was to abandon the practice of posting pickets to police the soldiers when they were outside the base. Another was to improve sports facil...

  2. Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien’s II Corps on the British left, where the situation was not unfavourable for the British. A canal that looped north of Mons provided a valuable defensive line, while the terrain on the opposite side held numerous difficulties for the attackers. Muddy ditches… Read More; Second Battle of Ypres - 1915

  3. Grenfell Horace Gerald Smith-Dorrien (born 1904) served in the army, reaching the rank of brigadier. He was killed by shellfire on 13 September 1944 during the Italian Campaign, whilst commanding the 169th (London) Infantry Brigade. His grave is in the Gradara War Cemetery, in the Commune of Gradara in the Province of Pesaro and Urbino.

  4. Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien was born in 1858 and was the 11th child of Col. Robert Smith-Dorrien of Haresfoot House, Berkhamsted. After education at Harrow and then military training at Sandhurst, he spent his entire career with the Sherwood Foresters (95th Foot) and commanded the 19th Brigade during the Boer War.

  5. Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England on 26 May 1858, and he graduated from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst in 1877. He served as a British Army transport officer during the Anglo-Zulu War, and he was one of the few survivors of the Battle of Isandhlwana in 1879.

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