|Born||12 August 1884|
|Years of service||1904 - 1942|
|Commands held||Highland Light Infantry|
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Telfer-Smollett was commissioned into the Highland Light Infantry in 1904. After serving in World War I and ultimately leading his regiment to victory at the Battle of Cambrai in 1918, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the British Troops in Shanghai in 1936. He intervened in the Defense of Sihang Warehouse in 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War and facilitated the Chinese withdrawal. He went on to be Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1939 and to serve as a District Commander in the UK during World War II from 1940 until his retirement in 1942.
- The London Gazette: . 8 April 1904. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- Proud Heritage
- Zhang, Boting. "Recollections of the 8/13 Battle of Shanghai". Zhuan Ji Wen Xue. Taipei: Academia Sinica, 1965, vol. 41.
- Cameron House
- Lieutenants and Lord-Lieutenants of Counties (Scotland) 1794-
- Highland Light Infantry
Sir Edward Broadbent
|Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey