Smith, Sir John
- R. H. Vetch
- , revised by Alastair W. Massie
Smith, Sir John (1754–1837), army officer, was born at Brighton, Sussex, on 22 February 1754; nothing is known of his parents. He entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, as a cadet on 1 March 1768 and was commissioned second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery...