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date: 19 April 2021

Smiley, David de Crespignylocked

(1916–2009)
  • Roderick Bailey

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Smiley, David de Crespigny (1916–2009), army officer and special operations officer, was born at 55 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, on 11 April 1916, the third son of Sir John Smiley, second baronet (1876–1930), army officer, and his wife, Valerie (1883–1978), daughter of the adventurer and sportsman ...

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