John Richard Smyth McClure (1892 - 1918)
Engineer officer in WW1. Born in South Africa, son of Revd Dr John J McClure, a Northern Irish minister in Cape Town. Educated in S Africa (BSc), and served with Transvaal Light Horse in South/ South West Africa. Came to England 1915, joined Royal Engineers and served in France, becoming Acting Captain, 250th Tunnelling Company in Nov 1917. (This company was involved in the mining of Messines Ridge in June 1917.), He was wounded twice, mentioned in dispatches and died in Hampstead of wounds.
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