Oliver Elles Leggett

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Vice-Admiral Oliver Elles Leggett, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (10 May, 1876 – 18 March, 1946) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Leggett was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 15 November, 1895.[1]

Leggett was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1909.[2]

He was appointed to Orion as Commander (N) dated 2 July, 1911.[3]

Great War

On 30 June, 1915, Leggett was promoted to the rank of Captain.[4]

Post-War

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1919.[5]

He was appointed Captain of the Portsmouth Navigation School on 30 November, 1920.[6]

In January, 1923, Leggett began a 20 month stint as captain of Thunderer.

Leggett was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 April, 1931.[7]

Bibliography

  • Schofield, Vice-Admiral B. B. (1977). Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. Havant: Kenneth Mason Publications Ltd. ISBN 085937-087-9.
  • "Vice-Admiral O. E. Leggett" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 19 March, 1946. Issue 50404, col E, pg. 6.

Papers

Service Records

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26787. p. 5724. 20 October, 1896.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 29. 4 January, 1910.
  3. "Naval Appointments and Retirements" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 11 July, 1911. Issue 39634, col C, p. 15.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 29214. p. 6438. 2 July, 1915.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31379. p. 7045. 3 June, 1919.
  6. Schofield. p. 192.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 33706. p. 2332. 10 April, 1931.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 753.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 753.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 753.
  11. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 852.
  12. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 274.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 282.