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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Edens
EDENS, Able Seaman Charles Henry (b 1908)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 album or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Edens, Charles Henry, b 1908, Able Seaman

Administrative / Biographical history

Born Rotherham, Kent, 1908; serving as Boy on the HMS IMPREGNABLE, 1924; HMS AJAX, 1924-25; HMS CALYPSO, 1925-1927; Ordinary Seaman, 1926; Able Seaman, 1927; HMS PEMBROKE I, 1927-1928; invalided out 1929.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the Centre by the family, August 2006.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photograph album containing photographs on board the HMS CALYPSO and HMS PEMBROKE I, including crew attending a sporting event, 1925; aeroplane wreckage and the forced landing of an air liner, Corfu, 1926; ship football team and officers, 1926; torpedo firing, 1927; and crew dressed as clowns for Navy week, 1928.

System of arrangement

As set out above in Scope and Content.

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 supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon

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

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

June 2007

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  • Air transport
  • Armed forces
  • Military organizations
  • Naval aviation
  • Naval personnel
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Transport

Personal names

  • Edens, Charles Henry, b 1908, Able Seaman
  • Edens, Charles Henry, b 1908, Able Seaman

Corporate names

  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Corfu, Greece

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