GOLDSMITH, V Adm Sir (Malcolm) Lennon (1880-1955)

Scope and Content

Photocopy of typescript copy of letters to his father, J P Goldsmith, 1914-1919, covering his service in the North Sea, 1914-1918, notably action at Heligoland Bight, Aug 1914, and the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, and in the Black Sea during the Russian Civil War, 1919, written in 1914-1919, with copy of covering letter from his daughter to the Centre, 1983.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1880; entered RN, 1894; commanded torpedo boat destroyer HMS LAERTES, 1913-1916; promoted to Cdr following action at Heligoland Bight, Aug 1914; commanded HMS LYDIARD, Jutland, 1916; served in Black Sea, 1919; Capt, 1919; King's Harbourmaster and Captain of Dockyard, Malta, 1926-1928; in command of HMS HAREBELL, as Captain of Fishery and Minesweeping Flotillas, 1929-1930; Naval ADC to the King, 1931; R Adm and retired list, 1931; V Adm, 1936; died in 1955.


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Acquisition Information

Copies made by the Centre in 1983 from originals held by the family.

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