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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Webb-Bowen
WEBB-BOWEN, Lt Col Mostyn Hird Wheeler (1894-1983)
Created 1919-1920
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file, 2 volumes


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1894; commissioned into the Royal Marines, 1914; served in World War One, 1914-1918; service with Royal Naval Div, 1914; Special Service, HMS HYACINTH, Flagship of R Adm Herbert Goodenough King-Hall, Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, 1914-1915; Lt, 1915; Capt, Royal Marines Artillery, 1918; served on HMS IRON DUKE, Flagship of Adm Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, Black Sea and Turkey, 1919-1920; service on HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, Flagship of Adm Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet, 1922-1923; Capt, Royal Marines, HMS HAWKINS II, Colombo, Ceylon, 1931-1933; served in Chatham, Kent, 1933-1934; Maj, 1934; service in Deal, Kent, 1934-1935; Bde Maj, Deal, Kent, 1938-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; acting Lt Col, 1940; Lt Col, 1942; Col, War Service Rank, 1945; retired [1945]; died 1983.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1999.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Two manuscript narrative diaries by Webb-Bowen, detailing the voyage of HMS IRON DUKE to the Crimea, Russia, via Gibraltar, Malta, Suda Bay, Crete, and Constantinople, Turkey, and subsequent operations in the Black Sea and Turkey, 21 Mar 1919-30 Nov 1920; typescript orders by Adm Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, for officers and men of HM Ships IRON DUKE, MARLBOROUGH, BENBOW, MONTROSE, SPEEDY and SPORTIVE, relating to landing operations against Nationalist Turkish forces, Gemlik and Yeni Keui, Turkey, Jul 1920.

System of arrangement

1 file, 2 volumes.

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 in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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


Compiled Sep 1999

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
  • Civil war
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military organizations
  • Nationalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Political doctrines
  • Political movements
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • Seas
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Turkish Civil War (1919-1920)
  • Vehicles
  • War

Personal names

  • Robeck, Sir, John Michael, de, 1862-1928, 1st Baronet, Admiral of the Fleet

Corporate names

  • HMS Benbow
  • HMS Iron Duke
  • HMS Marlborough
  • HMS Montrose
  • HMS Speedy
  • HMS Sportive
  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Black Sea
  • Constantinople
  • Crimea
  • Gemlik, Turkey, Middle East
  • Gibraltar
  • Istanbul, Marmara, Turkey, Middle East
  • Kolp Soudhas, Crete, Greece
  • Krym, Ukraine, Eastern Europe
  • Malta
  • Mediterranean Sea, Seas
  • Russia, Eastern Europe
  • Suda Bay, Crete, Greece
  • Yeni Keui, Turkey, Middle East

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