Colin Lovell-Smith

Canterbury artist and teacher Colin Lovell-Smith served as a sapper with the Royal New Zealand Engineers during the First World War. Following Gallipoli, he was posted to a British Corps of Royal Engineers unit on the Salonika front in early 1916, where he helped survey and map the region. For this work, Lovell-Smith was awarded the White Eagle of Serbia.

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Phil Beattie

Posted: 19 Apr 2018

Colin Lovell-Smith was actually awarded the Serbian Gold Medal for Zealous Service (L.G. 28/1/1918). He was not appointed to the Order of the White Eagle.