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The Papers of Lieutenant-Commander Ronald de Sausmarez

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDSA

Scope and Contents

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


  • Creation: 1916 - 1919

Conditions Governing Access

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

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.


1 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

Copies of the collection level description and catalogue are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


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".


Sausmarez, Ronald Philip Stanley, de, d 1973, Lieutenant-Commander

2005-04-20 08:31:53+00:00
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Repository Details

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