|Sir Leicester Smyth|
|Born||October 25, 1829|
|Died||January 27, 1891(aged 61)|
|Place of death||London, United Kingdom|
|Buried at||Gopsall, Leicestershire|
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.
He was made Assistant Military Secretary in the Ionian Islands in 1856, Military Secretary in Ireland in 1865 and Deputy Quartermaster in Ireland in 1872.
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 1866 he married Alicia Maria Smyth and the following year adopted his wife's maiden name as his own surname: they had no children.
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