Dulwich College Roll of Honour
LIEUTENANT CHARLES MACLENNAN SMITH (1928-1931).
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Born November 4, 1914. He was the younger brother of R. L. Smith (O.A.) and on leaving Dulwich went to the Legal and General Assurance Society, where he remained until called up at the outbreak of war. Early in 1939 he had obtained his A.C.I.I. Having joined the R.N.V.R. in February 1939 he served as an ordinary signalman on a minesweeper until commissioned as a sub-lieutenant in February 1941, soon after which he went out to Lagos as second-in-command of a M.L. and was given command of this ship sometime later that year. He was promoted lieutenant in February 1942 and after returning to this country in the spring of 1943 he served short periods on M.T.B.s and M.G.B.s and was later given command of another M.L. operating in the Orkneys and from Dover. In 1944 he went over to the other side and took part in the Flushing landing. He is presumed to have been killed in action in March 1945. He was mentioned in Despatches for courage, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving in light coastal forces in the destruction of enemy submarines and midget submarines.
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