Smith, Lieut. Alfred Victor b. July 20, 1891 d. December 20, 1915 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Surry, England, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, British Army. During actions at Helles Gallipoli, Turkey, December 23, 1915, 2nd Lieutenant Smith was throwing a grenade when it slipped fell to the bottom of the trench close to several men. He immediately shouted a warning to clear the trench, then saw that the men were unable to find cover. Knowing that the grenade was due to explode at any moment, he...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey Plot: Special Memorial C.358.
Twelve Tree Copse Memorial The Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial is one of four memorials erected to commemorate New Zealand soldiers who fell in the eight month-long Gallipoli campaign and who have no known grave (the others are located in the Anzac Sector at Lone Pine, Hill 60, and Chunuk Bair; these three also commemorate Australian troops). Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey