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Archibald Samuel De St. Legier

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Archibald Samuel De St. Legier (1882-1916)


1917 Obituary [1]

Engineer Lieut.-Commander ARCHIBALD SAMUEL DE ST. LEGIER, R.N., was born at Loughborough on 6th November 1882.

He was educated at Loughborough Grammar School and at St. Paul's School, West Kensington. Having taken a special course of instruction at Portsmouth, he passed 8th out of 200 candidates in the examination for Cadets for the Royal Naval Engineering College at Devonport, which be entered in 1899.

On the completion there of his five years' term in 1904, be became Engineer Sub-Lieutenant on H.M.S. "Majestic," and afterwards served on the "Aboukir," "Bedford," "Warrior," and "Falmouth."

In 1907 he was promoted to Engineer Lieutenant, and in 1915 to Engineer Lieut.-Commander.

He was on H.M.S. "Bedford " when she was wrecked on the coast of Japan, and on H.M.S. "Falmouth " at the Battle of Heligoland, when she sank the German Cruiser "Mainz." His last appointment was to the Destroyer "Negro," which was commissioned in May 1916. This ship was run into and sunk by another Destroyer on 21st December 1916, all the officers and 49 men being lost. He was thus thirty-four years of age.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1907.


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