Bob Smith (rower)

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Bob Smith
MM
Personal information
Full nameRobert Benedict Seymour Smith
Born(1909-04-15)15 April 1909
Died13 January 1993(1993-01-13) (aged 83)
Sport
SportRowing

Robert Benedict Seymour Smith MM (15 April 1909 – 13 January 1993) was a New Zealand rower.

At the 1938 British Empire Games he won two bronze medals: one in the men's double sculls alongside Gus Jackson; and one in the men's single sculls.[1]

During World War II, Smith served with the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force.[2] In January 1943 he was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.[3] In June 1943 he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the New Zealand Engineers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Smith". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Robert Benedict Smith". Online Cenotaph. Auckland War Memorial Museum. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  3. ^ "No. 35879". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 January 1943. p. 526.
  4. ^ "New Zealand, World War II appointments, promotions, transfers and resignations, 1935–1945". Ancestry.com Operations. 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2017.