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Neville Leigh

Neville Leigh

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Gender male
Birth 4 June 1922
Death 1994
Star sign GeminiGemini
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Sir Neville Egerton Leigh KCVO (4 June 1922 – 1 August 1994) was a senior British civil servant, descended from a Cheshire gentry family of medieval origin.


The younger son of Captain Cecil Egerton Leigh and Gladys Durell Barnes, Neville Leigh was educated at Charterhouse School.

Commissioned in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, from 1951 Leigh served in the Secretarial Branch. He was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1967.

Leigh served as Clerk to the Privy Council between 1974 and 1984, and was promoted Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1980 Birthday Honours.

Leigh married Denise Branch, daughter of Colonel Cyril Denzil Branch MC, on 20 May 1944; they had two sons, the younger being the Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh.

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