George Lindsay Malcolm Leckie

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Captain (retired) George Lindsay Malcolm Leckie, (11 February, 1851 – 21 January, 1928) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 4 January, 1873, he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal.

Leckie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 8 October, 1874.

On 1 April, 1880, a Court of Inquiry found that Leckie was not unfit for duty through drink on 27 February. Nonetheless on 12 April, he was told that he did not appear temperate and that his wine account was "discreditable."

Leckie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1889. On 28 January, 1890, he sent word that he was heading home in Crocodile, having suffered a slight stroke of paralysis. He arrived at home on 7 February.

Leckie's health was not good, and the Navy knew this. On 26 May 1897 he was appointed to Melampus for service in the Coast Guard. Before two years were up, he was inquiring about retirement.

Leckie was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 3 May, 1899.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lewis D. Sampson
Captain of H.M.S. Swallow
10 Jul, 1894[1] – 26 May, 1897
Succeeded by
Francis W. Keary


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 267.