Full name: Harold Arthur Lee-Dillon
Born: January 24, 1844 in Westminster, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: December 18, 1932 in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Title: 17th Viscount Dillon
Country: Great Britain
Related Olympians: Great-great-grandfather of Constantine Louloudis.
Viscount Dillon was responsible for re-organising the Armouries at the Tower of London, of whch he was the curator between 1892 and 1913. He was also a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and of the British Museum (1905-12) and for more than 30 years commuted by train from his Oxfordshire home to London three or four times a week, always using his favourite smoking third-class compartment. Harold was the 17th Viscount Dillion, and his family had been part of Irish history since the 12th century. Dillon joined the Army as an ensign in the Royal Brigade in 1862, and was later a major in the 4th Batallion of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry before retiring from the Army in 1891. He held various important posts after his Army career. Viscount Dillon was a Trustee of the Wallace Collection from 1918-31, president of the Royal Archaeological Institute from 1892-98 and of the Society of Antquaries from 1897-1904. Harold Dillion was made a companion of Honour in 1921. He died at the family home at Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire in 1932.
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