Daily Telegraph 27 July 1917

FOUR SOLDIER SONS. ONE HAS GIVEN HIS LIFE, TWO HAVE WON THE MILITARY CROSS: THIS IS THE FINE RECORD OF THE FAMILY OF MR. AND MRS. E. A. SMYTHE OF KOGARAH.

(1) CAPTAIN V. SMYTHE, gained commission and mentioned in despatches at Lone Pine; promoted to captain at Serapeum (Egypt): awarded M.C. at Armentieres; wounded April, 1917. (2) LEIUTENANT E. V. SMYTHE, in action in Egypt; took part in Somme fighting; awarded M.C. for conspicuous bravery at Warlencourt. Leiutenant Smythe is son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McPhee (Tennyson). (3) SERGEANT G. R. McPhee only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McPhee (Tennyson), is now in an O.T.C. as a result of good work for two winters in the trenches in France. (4) CORPORAL P. E. SMYTHE, in action Lone Pine; hospital four months in Malta; fought at Pozieres; invalided to England; rejoined unit. (5) SERGEANT H. A. (BERT) SMYTHE, wounded Gallipoli; invalided to England; killed at Bullecourt, May, 1917.

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