- Harry Llewellyn
Sir Harry Morton Llewellyn, 3rd Baronet
CBE, OBE( July 18, 1911– November 15, 1999) was a British equestrian champion, who was born in Aberdare, South Wales, as the son of a colliery owner, Sir David Llewellyn, 1st Baronet.
Cambridge University & the Army
Llewellyn was educated at
Oundle Schooland at Trinity College, Cambridge, before going into the army.
He achieved some success as a
show-jumpingchampion during the 1930s, and competed in the Grand Nationalsteeplechase, coming second in 1936.
World War II
World War IIhe saw action in Italyand after D Dayin Normandyand served as a liaison officer to Field Marshal Montgomery, eventually rising to the rank of Colonelin the British Army.
Olympic Gold Medal, Fame & Foxhunter
In 1952 he secured a gold medal in show jumping, at the
HelsinkiOlympic Games for the British equestrian team, riding the legendary " Foxhunter". Foxhunter died in 1959. After Sir Harry's death, his own ashes were scattered near Foxhunter's grave on the Blorengemountain above Abergavenny.
Family & Personal Life
Sir Harry Llewellyn lived near
Abergavennyin Monmouthshire. In 1990 he was inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame.
He was married to
Christine Saumarez, a daughter of the 5th Baron de Saumarez.
Their sons, Dai and Roddy, became well-known media personalities from the 1960s onwards, the former because of highly publicized relationships with
Tessa Dahland Orson Welles's daughter Beatrice, and the latter because of an eight-year affair with Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
* [http://www.databaseolympics.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=LLEWEHAR01 databaseOlympics.com]
*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/527389.stm BBC article]
* [http://www.oundlesociety.org/SirHarryLlewellyn.asp] Biography of Sir Harry from Oundle School Society
* [http://www.times-olympics.co.uk/historyheroes/stgbo03.html] The Times Great British Olympians
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