David The Earl of Northesk

David The Earl of Northesk


  • Event Men's Singles
  • Date of Birth 24/09/1901
  • Born London


David Ludovic George Hopetoun Carnegie, 11th Earl of Northesk, competed at the St. Moritz 1928 Olympic Winter Games representing Team GB. He won the only medal for Britian from these Games; a bronze in the men's skeleton.

Carnegie broke the Cresta Run track record just a week before the Olympics, making him the clear favourite for gold in St. Moritz. However a few poor runs in the earlier heats meant he had to settle for third place.

During World War Two, Carnegie served in the Intelligence Corps, eventually rising to the rank of major.

He was elected a Representative Peer for Scotland in 1959, and devoted much of his time to his pedigree dogs. As well as this, he was a great marksman, and railway enthusiast.

He died childless in November 1963, and his cousin John Douglas Carnegie became the 12th Earl of Northesk.

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