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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Tippen
TIPPEN, Assistant Paymaster Lewis Roland (1890-1916)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Tippen, Lewis Roland, 1890-1916, Assistant Paymaster

Administrative / Biographical history

Born Upton Park, London, 1890; joined HMS KENT as clerk, 1909; Assistant Paymaster, 1911; joined HMS VENUS, 1911; killed in action on board HMS INVINCIBLE, Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family, April 2001

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photograph album relating to service of Assistant Paymaster Lewis Roland Tippen aboard armoured cruiser HMS KENT, China Station, 1909, including: views of street scenes, people, buildings, harbours, village scenes and damage after a typhoon, Hong Kong; views of various towns including Port Arthur, Australia, Port Stanley, Australia, Nagasaki, Japan, Santiago de Chile, Chile, Port Said, Egypt, Weihawei City, China; views of Panama including Cathedral plaza, local villages, Chrisobal, and construction of the Panama Canal; the officers of HMS NIOBE; and views of the HMS KENT including in dry dock, the starboard battery on coaling day, the rudder and port propeller and a hand tinted photograph of the ship.

System of arrangement

One volume

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

July 2007

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Personal names

  • Tippen, Lewis Roland, 1890-1916, Assistant Paymaster
  • Tippen, Lewis Roland, 1890-1916, Assistant Paymaster

Corporate names

  • HMS Kent
  • HMS Niobe
  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Hong Kong, East Asia
  • Nagasaki, Japan, East Asia
  • Panama, Central America
  • Port Arthur, Australia, Oceania
  • Port Said, Urban, Egypt, North Africa
  • Port Stanley, Australia, Oceania
  • Santiago, Chile, South America
  • Weihai, Shandong, China, East Asia

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