Leslie Haliburton Ashmore DSO, RN

Born  21 Feb 1893Hendon, London, England
Died  10 Jan 1974(80)Godden Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, England

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15 Sep 1910 Mid.
15 Jan 1913 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1914 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1915 Lt.
15 Nov 1923 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1928 Cdr.
31 Dec 1934 Capt.
8 Jan 1944 Rear-Admiral
13 Jul 1948 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 20 Nov 1947


18 Jan 1944 DSO
1 Jan 1947 CB

Warship Commands listed for Leslie Haliburton Ashmore, RN

HMS Kent (54)Capt.Heavy cruiser7 Apr 193812 Sep 1939
HMS Valiant (02)Capt.Battleship22 May 194215 Oct 1943
HMS Malaya (01)Capt.Battleship15 Oct 194329 Nov 1943

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Battleship HMS Malaya (01)

15 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
While at Plymouth, the battleships HMS Malaya and HMS Valiant exchanged crews. (1)

18 Nov 1943
HMS Malaya (Capt. L.H. Ashmore, RN) departed Plymouth for Greenock. She was escorted until about Milford Haven by the escort destroyers HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.J. Kirkby, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Tanatside (Cdr. B.J. de St. Croix, RN). (2)

19 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Malaya (Capt. L.H. Ashmore, RN) arrived at Greenock. (2)

21 Nov 1943
HMS Malaya (Capt. L.H. Ashmore, RN) shifted from Greenock to Gareloch. At Gareloch she was placed in reserve.

During the time she was in reserve she was also used a test ship for bouncing bombs trials see; Highball (offsite link) for more info. (2)


  1. ADM 53/117885
  2. ADM 53/117886

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