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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Edgell J A
EDGELL, Adm Sir John Augustine (1880-1962)
Created 1947
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1880; joined RN, 1894; appointed to command HMS MUTINE, Africa Station in 1912, and went on tocommand HMS TRITON, HMS HEARTY, HMS ENDEAVOUR, HMS MERLIN and HMAS MORESBY; served in the North Sea and theDardenelles during World War One; Cdr, 1915; Superintendant of Charts, Admiralty, 1917-1920 and 1923-1925; Capt, 1923; AssistantHydrographer, 1928-1930 and 1931-1932; Hydrographer of the Navy, 1932-1945; R Adm, 1935; V Adm, 1938; retired list, 1938; ActingConservator of the Mersey, 1945-1951; British Delegate at International Hydrographic Conference in 1919, 1929, 1932 and 1937; died in1962.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

International Hydrographic Bureau 'Report of the Proceedings of the 5th International HydrographicConference, Monaco, 22 April-5 May, 1947'.

System of arrangement

Single item

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
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


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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  • Armed forces
  • Hydrological research
  • Hydrology
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security

Corporate names

  • RN, Royal Navy

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