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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Pomeroy
POMEROY, Cdr Arthur John Cinnamond (1907-1995)
Created 1926-1950, 1985-1986, 1989, 1994, 1995
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1907; worked for shipbuilders Harland and Wolff Limited, Belfast and Liverpool, 1923-1934, and for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), 1934-1939; Midshipman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1926; Sub Lt, 1929; Lt, 1930; Lt Cdr, 1938; served with anti-submarine groups in North Sea and Norway, 1939-1940; Commanding Officer, HMS GLOXINIA, North Atlantic and Mediterranean, 1940-1942; on staff of Flag Officer, Liverpool, HMS EAGLET, 1942-1943; Executive Officer, HMS DELHI, Mediterranean, 1943-1945; commanded HMS DELHI, 1945; resettlement and redeployment duties on staff of Cdr in Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, 1945-1946; returned to work at Imperial Chemical Industries, 1945; moved to Canada, 1950, and worked as a civil servant; entered Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, 1956; died in 1995.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his career with the Royal Naval Reserve, 1926-1950, dated 1926-1950, 1985-1986, 1989, 1994 and 1995, notably including commands, reports, correspondence and notes concerning his service on HMS GLOXINIA, North Atlantic and Mediterranean, 1940-1942, on the staff of Flag Officer, Liverpool, HMS EAGLET, 1942-1943, on HMS DELHI, Mediterranean, 1943-1945, and on the staff of Cdr in Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, 1945-1946. Text on Gen Sir Bernard Law Montgomery's role in the North Africa campaign, 1942-1943, by Peter Solly-Flood, 1986.

System of arrangement

2 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
Mostly English, but some French and Serbo-Croat
Finding aids

This Summary Guide

Allied materials

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


Compiled Mar 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
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Seas
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Flood, Peter, Solly-, fl 1986, author
  • Montgomery, Bernard Law, 1887-1976, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, Field Marshal

Corporate names

  • HMS Delhi
  • HMS Eaglet
  • HMS Gloxinia
  • RN, Royal Navy
  • Royal Naval Reserve


  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Liverpool, Lancashire, England
  • London, England
  • Mediterranean Sea, Seas
  • Oceans

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