Manuscript recollections relating to the presentation of VCs (Victoria Crosses), 5 November 1916 (nd); 11 manuscript letters, mainly to his mother (20 December 1916-15 December 1917); Typescript recollections 'Sentence of Death: How I Escaped from the Bolsheviks' by R. Scotland Liddell (d. 1917) ; Press cutting "Knight Errantry in Asia" (nd); Typescript extract from The Weekly Times relating to weekend leave, Baku [30 September 1918]; Humorous extract "The Alphabet of Mesopotamia" from The Bystander (27 November 1916); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (June 1979).
Leslie Missen papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection MES 071
- Dates of Creation1916-1979
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file; manuscript, typescript, a press cutting, and printed material.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Leslie R. Missen was born near Cambridge in 1897. As a 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, he served in Mesopotamia, 1916-1918, and with Dunsterforce in South Russia.
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Access is unrestricted.
Other Finding Aids
Mesopotamia catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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