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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Goldsmith
GOLDSMITH, V Adm Sir (Malcolm) Lennon (1880-1955)
Created 1914-1919, 1983
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1880; entered RN, 1894; commanded torpedo boat destroyer HMS LAERTES, 1913-1916; promoted to Cdr following action at Heligoland Bight, Aug 1914; commanded HMS LYDIARD, Jutland, 1916; served in Black Sea, 1919; Capt, 1919; King's Harbourmaster and Captain of Dockyard, Malta, 1926-1928; in command of HMS HAREBELL, as Captain of Fishery and Minesweeping Flotillas, 1929-1930; Naval ADC to the King, 1931; R Adm and retired list, 1931; V Adm, 1936; died in 1955.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre in 1983 from originals held by the family.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopy of typescript copy of letters to his father, J P Goldsmith, 1914-1919, covering his service in the North Sea, 1914-1918, notably action at Heligoland Bight, Aug 1914, and the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, and in the Black Sea during the Russian Civil War, 1919, written in 1914-1919, with copy of covering letter from his daughter to the Centre, 1983.

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 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 Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

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

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddle Collection, Leeds University, holds the original letters.


Compiled Aug 1996

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.

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.

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  • Armed forces
  • Civil war
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Naval personnel
  • Organizations
  • Political movements
  • Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
  • Seas
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare

Personal names

  • Goldsmith, J P, fl 1914-1919, father of Vice-Admiral Sir Malcolm Lennon Goldsmith
  • Goldsmith, Sir, Malcolm Lennox, 1880-1955, Knight, Vice Admiral

Corporate names

  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Black Sea
  • Crimea
  • Heligoland Bight, North Sea
  • Jutland, Denmark, Northern Europe
  • Russia, Eastern Europe

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