Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
Henry Theophilus Smith-Dorrien (258)
08/05/1850 –17/05/1931

Henry Theophilus Smith-Dorrien (258)

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Lieut. Commander Henry Theophilus Smith-Dorrien 1850-1931 RN also had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, beginning as a cadet in 1863, but since on retirement he did not return to Berkhamsted, but lived instead in London, he is perhaps less well-known. He was married but there were no children. After his cadetship he served under the Duke of Edinburgh in HMS Galatea, which sailed round the world. He was promoted to Lieutenant and then Flag Lieutenant to Rear Admiral Algernon de Horsey in 1882. In 1882, during the War in Egypt, he disguised himself as an Arab, visited some of the Egyptian forts and reported they were re-mounting guns. This led to the bombardment of Alexandria.
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Lieut. Commander Henry Theophilus Smith-Dorrien 1850-1931 RN also had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, beginning as a cadet in 1863, but since on retirement he did not return to Berkhamsted, but lived instead in London, he is perhaps less well-known. He was married but there were no children. After his cadetship he served under the Duke of Edinburgh in HMS Galatea, which sailed round the world. He was promoted to Lieutenant and then Flag Lieutenant to Rear Admiral Algernon de Horsey in 1882. In 1882, during the War in Egypt, he disguised himself as an Arab, visited some of the Egyptian forts and reported they were re-mounting guns. This led to the bombardment of Alexandria.

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