Sir Leicester Smyth
|Born||25 October 1829|
|Died||27 January 1891 (aged 61)|
London, United Kingdom
|Commands held||Western District|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
In 1854 he was appointed aide-de-camp to Lord Raglan and was present at the Battle of Alma, the Battle of Inkerman and the Siege of Sevastopol. He subsequently served as ADC to General Codington.
In 1877 he became General Officer Commanding Western District and in 1880 GOC Cape Colony. He was acting High Commissioner for Southern Africa from 1882 to 1883, GOC Southern District from 1889 to 1890 (in which capacity he hosted a visit by the Shah of Persia) and Governor of Gibraltar from 1890 until his death in 1891, aged 61.
In February 1866 he married Alicia Maria Smyth and in November 1866 he adopted his wife's maiden name as his own surname: they had no children.
- "Leicester Smyth". www.oxforddnb.com. Retrieved July 31, 2016. (Subscription required (help)).
- Rambling Recollections By Henry Drummond Wolff Page 364 BiblioBazaar, 2009, ISBN 978-1-117-69655-3
| GOC Western District
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