1899 Apr 16. Born Richmond, Surrey
1901 census at The Mount, Halse, Somerset
1911 census a boarder at school. at Pembroke Lodge Bellevne Road Southbourne Christchurch
1918 Mar 27 . The undermentioned, .from Officer Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lts. :Som. L.I.—Robert Philip Cecil-Smith.
1919 Mar 7. MC Gazetted . 2nd Lt. Robert Philip Cecil-Smith, 4th Bn., Som. L.I., T.F., attd. Ist Bn.
1919 Sep 27 4th Bn., Somerset L.I.—2nd Lt. R. P. Cecil-Smith, M.C., to be Lt.
1921 Dec 30 Relinquishes his commission Lt. R. P. Cecil-Smith, M.C.
1920 Aug 2 Joined ADRIC with service no 92. Posted to J Coy
Undated : fined £1 by Coy Commander
1921 Aug 12. Re-engaged with ADRIC for a further contract
1922 Jan 23. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1922 May 4. Leaves UK for New York on SS Olympic. Profession "gentleman" , he intended to become resident in USA. He is a Surveyor and intends to reside in USA. Travels 2nd Class. Harold Charles Parsons is travelling with Robert Phillip Smith, James William Akerman and Mortimer Osmond Griffiths and they are going to Anderson's Ranch Durango, Mexico
1926 May 10. Arrives UK on Lancastria from New York. A Mining Engineer with UK address of Lydeard, Fowey, Cornwall. Travels "cabin class"
1926 Sep 29 Starts living in New York (according to a boarder crossing card he filled in )
1927 Nov 15. Crosses from Mexico to USA. He is a "miner"
1927 Dec 6 . Arrives UK from New York. A mining engineer with UK address of Lydeard, Fowey, Cornwall. Travels 2nd Class
1929 Jun 26. Left £300 by Miss Mary Evelyn Scott (one of a number of her legacies)
1932 Mar 18. Arrives UK from Beira on Gloucester Castle. A Mining engineer UK address is 61 Curzon St, travels 1st class. He is resident in North Rhodesia
1939 Aug 30. A mining Engineer in UK is giving advice to Greenside Mine in Cumbria. Documents in National Archives show -Letter from manager to R P Cecil-Smith, mining engineer, 30 August 1939 - Letter from R P Cecil-Smith about 150 fm. level,
1940 Feb 12. :Royal Engineers. To be 2nd Lt. Lt. Robert Philip Cecil-Smith, M.C. (119057), late Somerset L.I.
1941 Sep 3. War Subs. Lt. R. P. Cecil-Smith, M.C. (119057), relinquishes his commn. on account of ill-health.
1941 /Dec 19. Died Redruth Cornwall