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Employer Amber Reeves
AR 's first paid employment (at two pounds a week) was work for the Admiralty , despite her three small children, during the First World War. She had a nanny for the children, a faithful...
Employer Ann Bridge
During the First World War, while her husband continued with the Foreign Office and she had a small child at home, Mary O'Malley (later AB ) worked at the Admiralty breaking German ciphers.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Dora Russell
DR 's father, Sir Frederick Black , was a senior civil servant who was knighted for his work with the Admiralty .
Commire, Anne, and Deborah Klezmer, editors. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications, 2002.
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His work meant that he and his wife were often abroad...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary, Lady Champion de Crespigny
Mary Clarke , aged sixteen, was married at St Giles, Camberwell, to Claude Champion de Crespigny , an Admiralty official who later became a baronet.
Crawford, Elizabeth. “Posts tagged Mariana Starke”. Woman and her Sphere.
2 November 2012
Blanch, William Harnett. Ye Parish of Camerwell. A Brief Account of the Parish of Camberwell. E. W. Allen, 1875.
Family and Intimate relationships Matilda Charlotte Houstoun
MCH 's brother John Heneage Jesse ended his time at Eton when he became involved in pranks which forced him to escape on board a yacht to Norway. Employed for many years in the...
Textual Features Edith Mary Moore
EMM dedicated this book to her daughter, Edris. It has no paratext; and makes no mention of the fact that its protagonist, one of our civilian soldier boys, is modelled on the author's son Edward Lovell Moore


The History of the Female Shipwright purported to be the autobiography of Mary Lacy , the facts of whose life are borne out by Admiralty records.
14 March 1757
Admiral John Byng was executed (by firing-squad on the deck of his own flagship) for his part in the loss of the Mediterranean island of Minorca to the French the previous year: a step towards...
August 1861
Captain Robert Fitzroy , head of the United Kingdom's Meteorological Department , began issuing the first routine weather forecasts in Britain.
A War Office and Admiralty committee recommended a system of voluntary treatment for diseased prostitutes, rather than legislating their medical care.
The Royal Albert Hospital opened in the naval centre of Devonport, to offer voluntary medical treatment to prostitutes during the first eighteen months of its operation.
20 June 1864
The Bill for the Prevention of Contagious Diseases at Certain Naval and Military Stations (by regulating prostitutes, and detaining women found to be infected) was introduced by Lord Clarence Paget , Secretary to the Admiralty .
September 1869
A report critical of the Admiralty 's administration of the Contagious Diseases Acts was circulated to the press by four senior surgeons of the Royal Albert Hospital at Devonport.
The Royal Hants Infirmary in Southampton refused to construct a lock ward for the compulsory treatment of prostitutes, in defiance of the wishes of the Admiralty .
10 March 1943
The House of Commons debated whether Wrens (members of the Women's Royal Naval Service ) should continue to be restricted to jobs ashore.