John Essex Grey-Smith

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Lieutenant-Commander John Essex Grey-Smith, R.N. (10 May, 1887 – 17 March, 1917) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born the son of a Reverend in St. Hilde, Victoria, Grey-Smith won a Colonial Cadetship.

Grey-Smith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1907.

Grey-Smith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December, 1915.

Grey-Smith was appointed to the light cruiser H.M.S. Cambrian on 16 July, 1916. He was lost overboard and drowned on 17 March, 1917 in company with a Lieutenant Commander John E. G. Short, whom I cannot identify.[1]

See Also


  1. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 333.