Leslie Missen papers

Scope and Content

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) [1919]; 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).

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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Tapes 559 and 557: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in June 1979.