13th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Gordon Dill Long Smyth was the son of the Rev. James Smyth and Mary Frances Smyth. Gordon was born on 10th March 1896 in Coleraine, County Londonderry. Gordonís father was a Presbyterian minister Gordon Smyth attended several schools, including Royal School Dungannon, Foyle College and Royal Belfast Academical Institution. On 15th October 1914, Gordon Smyth entered Queens University to undertake a degree in medicine. On 2nd November 1914, Gordon entered the Officer Training Corps at Queens. Gordon Smyth received his commission and was transferred to the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles in June 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Smyth was killed in action during the Battle of Langemarck on 16th August 1917.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.