Lewis Roberts papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

29 photographs (1918-1919); Press cutting "Vicar's diary of life in Russian prison" [1977]; Obituary notice (1977); Photocopied service record (n.d.); Photocopied signatures and list of fellow POWs (Prisoners of War) (n.d.); Photocopied typescript diary "On the Omega Front and in a Moscow Prison", with random photocopied manuscript diary page (n.d.); Photocopied typescript diary, 5 Jan. 1919-24 Mar. 1920 (n.d.); Typescript recollections, as published in The Western Times & Gazette [8 July 1966]; Open letter with the heading "Prisoner of the Bolsheviks", relating to the diary (19 June 1971); Typescript recollections "The Russian Revolution: Strange Adventure in Revolution and Rebellion" (3 Oct. 1967); Typescript recollections "Fifty Years Ago" (18 Oct. 1968).

Administrative / Biographical History

Lewis Euron Roberts (d. 1977) enlisted with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Oct. 1914, saw service at the Somme, and was wounded at Arras, 17 June 1917. As Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, he served with the North Russian Expeditionary Force from Oct. 1918 and was held POW (Prisoner of War) by the Bolsheviks in Moscow after a White Army mutiny at Archangel, 20 July 1919-30 Mar. 1920. He returned to England via Finland on the SS Dongola on 19 Apr. 1920 and was demobilized in Aug. 1920. He was later ordained.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Miss E. M. Roberts (sister). See Research Correspondence File.

Note

In English

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