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Family of Charles Robert Smith and Gwendoline Jessie Holdcroft

Husband: Charles Robert Smith (1887-1959)
Wife: Gwendoline Jessie Holdcroft ( - )
Marriage 1948

Husband: Charles Robert Smith

Name: Charles Robert Smith
Sex: Male
Father: Charles Valentine Smith (1854-1932)
Mother: Josefa Frances Butler (1858-1930)
Birth 13 Nov 1887 West Indies
Census 1901 (age 13-14) Scholar, Christs Hospital School, Newgate Street, London
Occupation 23 Oct 1920 (age 32) Civil servant, 17 Woodfield Road, Ealing
Emigration 22 May 1926 (age 38) from Sailed with family on board "Hector" from Liverpool to British North Borneo
Title 1 Jan 1947 (age 59) Knight Commander of the British Empire
Death 4 Nov 1959 (age 71) Hill Station Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Wife: Gwendoline Jessie Holdcroft

Name: Gwendoline Jessie Holdcroft
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Note on Husband: Charles Robert Smith (1)

Sir (Charles) Robert Smith KBE CMG (13 November 1887 – 4 November 1959) was a British Governor of North Borneo from 1937 until 18 January 1942, and again from 11 September 1945 until October 1946. During the period from 1942-1945 during World War II, North Borneo was under Japanese occupation and Smith's Governorship was suspended.

Smith was educated at Christ's Hospital, and joined the North Borneo Civil Service as a cadet in 1913. He was appointed Governor and Commander-in-Chief of North Borneo in 1937. He was awarded the CMG in 1941.

Smith was interned by the Japanese at Berhala Island near Sandakan in North Borneo and then at Batu Lintang camp, Sarawak, Borneo, from 18 January 1942 until May 1943, after which time he was transferred to another camp in Manchuria, and he was in a camp in Formosa in late 1943. After the war he took up his position as Governor briefly, before retiring in October 1946. He was awarded the KBE in 1947, and died in 1959.

Smith married twice. In 1920 he married Violet Mure Slight, and they had a son and a daughter. In 1948 he married Gwendoline Jessie Holdcroft.

Source: Wikipedia

Note on Husband: Charles Robert Smith (2)

SMITH Charles Robert otherwise Robert of 27 Vicbern Court 306 Vause Road Durban Natal died 4 November 1959 at Hill Station Hospital Freetown Sierra Leone. Probate Pietermaritzburg to George Home Bushnell Roome bank manager. Effects £872 4s. in England. Sealed London 23 May 1960.