Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. John Rowland Chambre Holroyd-Smyth

House and time at Malvern: 6, 1917 - 1920.

Regiment: R.A..
Died: 13 December 1944 aged 41 in Greece. Killed in action at Athens.
Cemetery: Phaleron War Cemetery 17. A. 9.

Son of Capt Rowland Holroyd-Smyth and Alice Holroyd Smyth, of Ballynatray, Youghal, Co. Cork, Irish Republic.
66 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
'Killed in action at Athens, 13th Dec., 1944, shortly after a single-handed act of gallantry, which "had prevented enemy forces from getting close enough to H.Q. to use dynamite." (Malvernian, Mar 1946).
Unit war diary: WO 170/1239