WEBB-BOWEN, Lt Col Mostyn Hird Wheeler (1894-1983)

Archive Collection

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.

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.

Arrangement

1 file, 2 volumes.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1999.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

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