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The Papers of Leslie Ashmore

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ASHM

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises material relating to Ashmore's active service in World War I in the Baltic and Russia; material for a naval lecture (1938) and correspondence with Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore relating to Ashmore's career.


  • Creation: 1914 - 1960

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright in material written by Ashmore in his private capacity is owned by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore. Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Ashmore was born on the 21 February 1893, the eldest son of Arthur Haliburton Ashmore. In 1919 he married Tamara Vasilevna Shutt (who died 1972) with whom he had 2 sons.

He was educated at Sandroyd, then at the Royal Naval Colleges at Osborne and Dartmouth.

Ashmore's naval career included service in submarines during World War I (1914-1918). In 1915 he was made a Lieutenant; commanded HM Submarines C35, V3, E46, and subsequently L52; became a Commander in 1928 at the Royal Naval Staff College; then commanded HM ships Wallflower and Cyclamen; became a Captain in 1934 at the Imperial Defence College; then commanded HM ships Kent, Valiant and Malaya; became Rear-Admiral in 1944; and was Flag Officer commanding the Reserve Fleet (1945-1947). In 1947 he joined the retired list and became Vice-Admiral (retired, 1948).

Ashmore died on 10 January 1974.


1 archive box(es) : paper

1 file(s)

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Other Finding Aids

The collection has been catalogued and a copy of the printed catalogue is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre in 1989.


This collection (fonds) level description was prepared by Natalie Adams of Churchill Archives Centre in February 2002 using information from the catalogue to the Ashmore papers and from Ashmore's entry in Who Was Who 1897-1996 (A and C Black).

Date information

DateText: Dates have been estimated.


Ashmore, Leslie Haliburton, 1893-1974, Vice-Admiral

2002-02-01 16:14:29+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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