Dacre Smyth, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dacre Smyth

Australian naval officer, poet and artist

Date of Birth: 05-May-1923

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 03-Dec-2008

Profession: painter

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Dacre Smyth

  • Commodore Dacre Henry Deudraeth Smyth, (5 May 1923 – 3 December 2008) was a senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), an artist and a poet.
  • He joined the RAN in 1940, and participated in the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Coral Sea before retiring as a commodore in 1978. He was the son of the distinguished British general Nevill Maskelyne Smyth.
  • His mother was Evelyn Olwen (1884–1960), daughter of Sir Osmond Williams, 1st Baronet (1849–1927) of Castell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth, Wales.
  • and his wife Frances Evelyn (1855–1926), daughter of John Whitehead Greaves.He served as Deputy Chairman of the Trustees of Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance and was a Life Governor of the Shrine.
  • He became well known after his retirement for landscape and seascape painting, publishing fourteen books containing his paintings and poems.
  • He married Jennifer Haggard in 1952, and had four daughters and a son.

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