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Quite unusually, his service record notes that he was engaged in a "secret operation" on 28 November 1916, for which appreciation was expressed.<ref>Leith Service Record.  {{ADM 196/44/205.|}} f. 233.</ref>  He was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1916.{{NLJan19|p. 334}}
 
Quite unusually, his service record notes that he was engaged in a "secret operation" on 28 November 1916, for which appreciation was expressed.<ref>Leith Service Record.  {{ADM 196/44/205.|}} f. 233.</ref>  He was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1916.{{NLJan19|p. 334}}
  
Leith was appointed in command of the {{UK-Cambrian|f=t}} on 19 December, 1918.{{NLFeb19|p. 749}}
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Leith was appointed in command of the {{UK-Cambrian|f=t}} from 19 December, 1918 through 20 March, 1919.
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Leith was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 June, 1922.
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There is no clear indication that he was asked to serve in World War II, and he passed away at the end of 1940.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 21:38, 30 November 2019

Captain Lockhart Leith, C.M.G., D.S.O., R.N. (2 June, 1876 – 30 November, 1940) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in London.

Leith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1898.

Leith was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1910.[1]

Quite unusually, his service record notes that he was engaged in a "secret operation" on 28 November 1916, for which appreciation was expressed.[2] He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1916.[3]

Leith was appointed in command of the light cruiser Cambrian from 19 December, 1918 through 20 March, 1919.

Leith was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 June, 1922.

There is no clear indication that he was asked to serve in World War II, and he passed away at the end of 1940.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John G. de O. Coke
Captain of H.M.S. Dasher
14 Jul, 1904 – c. Aug, 1905[Inference]
Succeeded by
Stanley V. Ellis
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Mosquito
9 Aug, 1910 – 27 Jan, 1911
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Lecky
Preceded by
Spencer A. Hickley
Captain of H.M.S. Talbot
16 Jun, 1914[4] – 1 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
Philip H. Trimmer
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Paris
14 Dec, 1914[5] – 2 Jan, 1916
Succeeded by
John May
Preceded by
Frederick S. Litchfield-Speer
Captain of H.M.S. Princess Margaret
2 Jan, 1916[6] – Nov, 1917
Succeeded by
Cyril Peel
Preceded by
Charles A. Fountaine
Captain of H.M.S. Cambrian
19 Dec, 1918[7] – 13 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Gerard A. Wells

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 170.
  2. Leith Service Record. Template:ADM 196/44/205. f. 233.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 334.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 380.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401s.
  6. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 401y.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 749.