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The Papers of Lieutenant-Commander Ronald de Sausmarez

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDSA

Scope and Contents

Papers about HM Naval Base, Holyhead
With caricatures and a photograph

Dates

  • 1916 - 1919

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Ronald de Sausmarez was born in 1880 or 1881. He married Nora Frances Pasbach in 1947.

He joined the Royal Navy and served as a Midshipman in HMS Royal Arthur, from 1897. He was promoted acting Sub-Lieutenant in HMS Blake, from 1901. He served as a Lieutenant in HMS Formidable, 1903-4, and HMS Psyche, from 1904. In 1908, he was placed on the retired list. He joined HM Naval Base, Holyhead, to plan offensive measures against submarines, March 1918. He was promoted to the acting rank of Commander and appointed Senior Naval Officer of the base, August 1918-19.

He died at his home in East Molesey, Surrey, on 30 September 1973.

Extent

1 archive box(es)

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

Copies of the collection level description and catalogue are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London, and on the Janus website /janus.lib.cam.ac.uk>.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to Churchill Archives Centre by Ronald de Sausmarez's widow, Nora, in 1979.

General

This collection level description was prepared by Sophie Bridges, April 2005. The collection has been catalogued. Biographical information was obtained from "The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985".

Originator(s)

Sausmarez, Ronald Philip Stanley, de, d 1973, Lieutenant-Commander
Date
2005-04-20 08:31:53+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Contact:
Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.