Thomas Leigh Goldie

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Captain Thomas Leigh Goldie, R.N. (6 March, 1878 – 19 September, 1951) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Born in Bombay, the son of Major Goldie, Royal Engineers.

Goldie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1900.

Goldie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.

Goldie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917.

In October 1917, he relieved Frank Larken in command of the second class protected cruiser Doris. Although he remained with the ship until she paid off in December, 1918, he appears to have been appointed in command of the R.I.M. troopship H.M.S. Dufferin on 25 October 1918, temporarily becoming Flag Captain to C-in-C, East Indies during the absence of Washington. He seems to have completed this service by 28 February, 1919, though that is not clear. Thereafter, he brought H.M.S. Fox back to England.

Goldie was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 23 May 1922.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frank Larken
Captain of H.M.S. Doris
9 Oct, 1917[1] – 22 Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Basil G. Washington
Captain of H.M.S. Dufferin
25 Oct, 1918[2] – 28 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Frederic Giffard


  1. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393e.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 954.