Major General Merton Beckwith-Smith, DSO, MC


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Reference WMO258760

Address:

St Paul's Episcopal Church (Strathnairn Parish)

B851

East Croachy, Highlands

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Metal Plaque. He died a PoW in Japanese hands,
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"To the Glory of God and in Proud and Loving Memory of/Maj Gen MERTON BECKWITH- SMITH , DSO, MC, of ABERARDER, / Coldstream Guards 1910 -1930/Welsh Guards 1930- 1938/Commander Lahore Brigade Area 1938- 1939 /Commander 1st Guards Brigade 1939 - 1940/Commander 18th Division 1940/Born 11 July 1890/Died 11 November 1942 a prisoner of war in the Far East/The Beloved Husband of Honour Beckwith -Smith/"And so it befell that when the hour of trial came, these men gave an example of courage and devotion the memory of which will never perish ".

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