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Walter Dorling Smiles CIE DSO DL (1883 - 1953)

Lt Col Walter Dorling Smiles CIE DSO DL
Born in Belfast, Irelandmap
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[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Nov 2018
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Ireland Native
Walter Smiles CIE DSO DL was born in Ireland.
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Walter Smiles CIE DSO DL has English ancestors.
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Walter Smiles CIE DSO DL has Scottish Ancestors.
Walter Smiles CIE DSO DL Died in the North Sea flood on January 31st 1953
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Lt Col Walter Smiles CIE DSO DL served in the Royal Naval Air Service in World War I
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Walter was born on the 8th of November 1883 in Belfast to William Smiles and Lucy Dorling.

Military Service

Sir Walter served during the First World War with the Imperial Russian Army to fight against Turkish forces in the Caucasus Campaign during 1915. By 1918 he had reached the rank of lieutenant commander with an array of decorations from Russia, Romania and the United Kingdom.


He died due to the sinking of MV Princess Victoria off Larne Lough, in the Great Storm of 1953


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