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Edmund Fitzgerald Smyth (Teddy) D.S.C.
 Born
24 March 1919 - Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom - [ s2123 ]
 Died
12 November 1988 - Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 Father
Born 12 November 1876 - Died 24 August 1953
 Mother
Born 6 January 1881 - Died 15 February 1966
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GENERAL NOTES
Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
Name: Edmund Fitzgerald Smyth
Registration District: Banbridge
Event Type: BIRTHS
Registration Quarter and Year: Apr - Jun 1919
Estimated Birth Year:
Age (at Death):
Mother's Maiden Name:
Film Number: 101078
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 118
Digital Folder Number: 4194697
Image Number: 00126
[RFSS Nov 2011]

Information extracted from 'Smyths Of The Bann' by Paul McCandless.

Edmund Fitzgerald (Ted/Teddy) was born on 24th March 1919 and like many of the other sons of linen families he was sent to Elm Park Preparatory School, Killylea, County Armagh in 1929. After leaving school he went to learn the linen business at 'Moygashel.' He learned to weave nylon and other materials, such as parachute silk and heavy synthetic material, skills he brought back to Brookfield.

During the War he served as a temporary Lieutenant with the Royal Navy on what were called "torpedo boats." In April 1943, aged 25 years, he was serving in the Mediterranean when he was mentioned in Dispatches for an action off the coast of Tunisia and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Like William, he became a Director of the Dungannon based company 'Moygashel' when it bought over Brookfield factory. When 'Courtaulds' took over 'Moygashel', Teddy went to work for a firm in Donaghadee shortly before retiring.

He and his wife Annette lived at Killyleagh. Teddy and Annette (who had a daughter from a previous marriage) had two daughters, Jenny and Diana. He died at the 18th hole of the Royal County Down Golf Course, Newcastle on 12th November 1988.

[RFSS Dec 2006]

Border Crossings From Canada to United States 1895-1956
Name: Edmund Fitzgerald Smith
Arrival Date: 03 Feb 1940
Arrival Port: Buffalo, New York,
Birth Date: 24 Mar 1919
Birthplace: , Banbridge
Birth Country: Northern Ireland
Gender: Male
Race: Irish
Departure Contact: Father D W Smyethe
Record has photo?: N
NARA Publication Title: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
NARA Publication Number: M1480
NARA Roll Number: 137
[RFSS Mar 2011]
SOURCE
[ s2123 ] Birth Registration - Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 - Birth of Edmund Fitzgerald Smyth registered 2nd Quarter 1919 in Banbridge Registration District, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom - Film Number: 101078, Volume Number: 1, Page Number: 118, Digital Folder Number: 4194697, Image Number: 00126 - BR1919-24-03-EFS
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