King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

BURROUGH, Sir Harold Martin (1888-1977), Admiral

Service biography
World War I 1914-1918; Gunnery officer, HMS SOUTHAMPTON, Battle of Jutland 1916; commanding HMS LONDON 1930-1932; 5 Destroyer Flotilla 1935-1937; HMS EXCELLENT 1937-1938; World War II 1939-1945; Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff 1939-1940; commanding Cruiser Sqn 1940-1942; Naval Forces, Algiers 1942; Flag Officer, Gibraltar and Mediterranean approaches 1943-1945; Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief, Expeditionary Force 1945; British Naval Commander-in-Chief, Germany 1945-1946; Commander-in-Chief, The Nore 1946-1948; retired 1949

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Microfilm of papers 1916-1948 (ref: DS/MISC/4), including; papers relating to the battle of Jutland, including a letter to his mother and an account by Sub Lt Stephen King-Hall 1916; report on Naval Tactical School demonstration, Jutland 1934; comments and correspondence on Jutland from AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1967-1968; telegrams and correspondence relating to RN relief work in Northern Spain, Spanish Civil War 1936; Vaagso Raid, Norway 1941; reports and related papers on Russia and Malta convoy operations 1941-1942; correspondence and conference transcripts relating to his work in Germany 1945-1946; copies of speeches and unpublished articles; lectures, mainly relating to the Mediterranean theatre 1941-1942; the papers of Maj Gen Joseph Charles Haydon (ref: 93/28/4; Con Shelf) include letters from Burrough relating to the Commando raids on the Lofoten Islands and Vasgso Island, Norway, led by Haydon 1941; the Haydon papers also include letters from Burrough relating to Combined Operations 1942-1944; LIDDLE COLLECTION, LEEDS UNIVERSITY: Photocopy of typescript recollections of service in World War I 1914-1918; copies of Jutland letter and King-Hall account 1916 (originals at the Imperial War Museum)


Index terms
PLACES Southern Europe 1936; Scandinavia 1941; Russia 1941-1941; USSR 1941-1942; Mediterranean 1941-1942; North West Europe 1945-1946
NAMES R Adm Anthony Davies (son-in-law)

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