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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Nichols
NICHOLS, Capt Charles Alfred Godfrey RN (1898-1986)
Created [1984-1985]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 files


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1898; joined Royal Navy, 1916; Lt, 1920; Lt Cdr, 1928; Capt, 1941; commanded HMAS SHROPSHIRE in the Pacific Ocean, 1944-1945; died in 1986.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1987.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service on HMAS SHROPSHIRE in the Pacific Ocean, 1944-1945, dated [1984-1985], principally comprising ''Shropshire' in the Philippines', a pamphlet on the service of HMAS SHROPSHIRE in the Philippines, 1944-1945, including the Battle of Leyte, Oct 1944, and the landings at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Jan 1945, written by Frank Hoolahan and published for New South Wales Branch of the Canberra-Shropshire Association, [1984-1985]; Shropshire Times, 25 Oct 1984, special edition commemorating the service of the HMAS SHROPSHIRE in the Philippines, 1944-1945; printed texts of lectures by John C Date to the Naval Historical Society of Australia, 1984-1985, notably on the Battle of Savo Island, Solomon Islands, 9 Aug 1942, and the Battle of Leyte, Philippines, 22-26 Oct 1944.

System of arrangement

3 files

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

Summary guide entry online at

Allied materials

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



Decorations: DSO, LVO

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
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • Colonial forces
  • Communications media
  • Information sciences
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Maritime warfare
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Newspapers
  • Organizations
  • Periodicals
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Publications
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • HMAS Shropshire


  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Leyte, Philippines, South East Asia
  • Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines, South East Asia
  • London, England
  • New South Wales, Australia, Oceania
  • Oceans
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Savo Island, South Pacific
  • Shropshire, England
  • Solomon Islands, Oceania

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