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

Name
OLIVER, Sir Henry Francis (1865-1965), Admiral of the Fleet

Service biography
Joined RN 1878; Director of Intelligence, Admiralty War Staff 1913-1914; acting V Adm and Chief of Admiralty War Staff 1914-1917; Deputy Chief of Naval Staff 1917; R Adm commanding 1 Battle Cruiser Sqn 1918; V Adm commanding Home Fleet 1919; V Adm commanding Reserve Fleet 1919-1920; Second Sea Lord 1920-1924; Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet 1924-1927; AF 1928; retired 1933

Papers
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: The papers of Adm Sir Dudley Rawson Stratford de Chair (ref: P38-41) include a single letter (four pages) from Oliver 1957; NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, LONDON: Papers relating to his career, especially World War I 1914-1918; also typescript memoir and diary relating to his service as Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet 1925-1927; ROYAL NAVAL MUSEUM, PORTSMOUTH: Midshipman's journals, and two private diaries relating to his service as Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet 1924-1927

Publications

Index terms
SUBJECTS staff 1914-1917; strategy 1918-1920
PLACES
NAMES V Adm Robert Don Oliver (nephew)

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