Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Richard Litton Lyster-Smythe

Photo of Richard Litton Lyster-Smythe
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1911 - 1913.

Regiment: Royal Air Force.
Died: 19 June 1919 aged 22 in Israel. Drowned near Jaffa.
Cemetery: Ramleh War Cemetery EE. 37.

Son of Colonel Lyster-Smythe, Barbavilla, Collinstown. b. 1897.
Lower IV—Matriculation Class.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Bn Gordon Highlanders ; Captain R.A.F.

'A keenness for all things engineering, and a thoroughly fearless disposition, marked him out for the Flying Corps. At first, however, he obtained a commission in the Gordon Highlanders, transferring later to the R.A.F., where he took part in the Palestine campaign and rose to the rank of Flight Commander. He was drowned, whilst bathing, at Jaffa, on June 19th.' (Malvernian, Dec 1919).

He was drowned while bathing at Jaffa.
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