Lockhart Leith

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Lockhart Leith
Personal information
Born (1876-06-02)2 June 1876
Paddington, London, England
Died 30 November 1940(1940-11-30) (aged 64)
Reading, Berkshire, England
Sport
Sport Fencing

Captain Lockhart Leith CMG DSO RN (2 June 1876 – 30 November 1940) was a British fencer and Royal Navy officer. He competed in the individual sabre event at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

Leith was the son of Walter Leith JP of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. He was educated at Burney's Royal Naval Academy, Gosport and joined HMS Britannia in 1890. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1898, commander in 1910 and captain in 1916.[2]

Leith served with distinction during the First World War. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1917[3] and appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1919 New Year Honours.[4] He was awarded the Navy Cross from the United States in 1920[5] and retired in 1922.[2]

Leith died in 1940 after an operation and was survived by his wife Norah (née Barry).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lockhart Leith Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Who's Who: Men and Women of the Time. 1935. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30316. p. 10153. 1 October 1917.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 109. 1 January 1919.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 31994. p. 7866. 27 July 1920.
  6. ^ "Deaths". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 3 December 1940. p. 1.