Gerald Le Champion

0/0/1895 - 21/9/1938

Record updated 26-Apr-23

Gerald Le Champion
Loftus Claude Gerald Moller Le Champion, born Kensington 1895, the son of Loftus Charles De Launay Mollerus Le Champion.

Le Champion was well-known racing driver at Brooklands, winning a gold cup there, until ill-health compelled him to give up the sport some fifteen years ago.

He was also keenly interested in flying, frequently taking up a machine at Sywell until a year or two ago. When the Rugby Flying Club was formed he was of great assistance, offering generous financial encouragement to the members in the purchase of an aeroplane, and in their qualifying as pilots.

Mr. Le Champion, who was a batchelor, came to the Rugby district in 1913, living first at Crick and then at “Sunnycroft,” Clifton, and at 269, Clifton Road, before going to reside at ”Letchworth ” two years ago.

Before the war he was connected with the Boy Scout movement, and when hostilities began he went to Sandhurst, having to leave because of illness.

He died from pneumonia aged 43