'Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien' by Arthur Ashton
14 Aug

 

Arthur Ashton will talk about General Sir Horace Smith Dorrien.


Smith Dorrien somehow survived the slaughter by the Zulus at Islandwana prior to the siege of Rorke's Drift. His survival in 1879, meant he was in command of II Corps and able to stem the German advance at Le Cateau during the retreat from Mons in 1914. Both gallant feats of arms.

 

IMAGES:

General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien from the George Grantham Bain collection at the Library of Congress. (Public Domain)

General Horace Smith-Dorrien, South Africa, c1900 NA>. 2005-06-705-49

 

Newcastle Methodist Church Hall, Merrial Street Newcastle under Lyme ST5 2AS
John Sneddon, jsneddon2@yahoo.co.uk
14 Aug 2017 18:30