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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Duke
Title
DUKE, Capt Mansergh Valentine, RN (b 1894)
Date(s)
Created 1911, 1914, [1918], 1919, 1945
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1894; Assistant Clerk, HMS VICTORY, 1911; Assistant Clerk and Clerk, HMS HERMIONE, 1911; Clerk, HMS NEW ZEALAND, 1914, and HMS LEVIATHAN, 1915; Paymaster Lt, 1916; Secretary's Clerk, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1917-1919; Paymaster Cdr, 1932; Fleet Stores Officer on Staff of Cdr-in-Chief, Mediterranean, 1943-1945.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1994.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in the RN, 1911-1945, dated 1911, 1914, [1918], 1919, 1945, principally comprising his notes on Battle of Dogger Bank, 1915; printed memorandum from AF David Beatty to flag officers, commodores and officers in command of ships in the Grand Fleet, 20 Nov 1918, concerning the handover of the German High Sea Fleet to the British Grand Fleet on 21 Nov 1918; photographs of ships and personnel, [1918], including Beatty; text of Beatty's farewell speech to the crew of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, 5 Apr 1919.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided forresearch use only. Requests to publish original material should besubmitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for MilitaryArchives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
English
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives

Notes

Note
Compiled Feb 1997

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Photographs
  • Seas
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Beatty, David, 1871-1936, 1st Earl Beatty of the North Sea and of Brooksby, Admiral of the Fleet

Corporate names

  • German Navy
  • HMS Elizabeth
  • RN, Royal Navy

Places

  • Dogger Bank, North Sea
  • London, England
  • Scapa Flow, Orkney, Scotland

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