Lockhart Leith

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Lockhart•Leith
Used nameLockhart•Leith
Born2 June 1876 in Paddington, England (GBR)
Died30 November 1940 in Ashampstead, England (GBR)
AffiliationsMagrini's School of Arms, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Captain Lockhart Leith CMG DSO NR was a British fencer an Royal Navy Officer. He was educated at Burney’s Royal Academy in Gosport, Hampshire, and joined HMS Britannia in 1890. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1898, commander in 1910, and captain in 1916. He served with distinction during World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1917 and appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in the 1919 New Year Honours. He was awarded the Navy Cross from the United States in 1920 and retired from the navy in 1922.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Lockhart Leith
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p11 r1/4