Photographs relating to Mesopotamia, compiled probably by Peter Liddle

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection MES 084
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  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; mainly photographs, with some negatives, manuscripts, and typescript extracts (partly photocopy). Includes a photocopied map.

Scope and Content

Item 1: 52 photographs taken by Lieutenant Anderson, Indian Medical Service, with caption lists (1915, nd). Item 2: 28 photographs taken by Captain Geoffrey Bradford Worsdell, Prince of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards), attached to Indian Signals Service in 1917 (1914-1917, nd). Item 3: 117 photographs taken by H.S. Everett (1917, nd). Item 4: Photograph album [1918-1919]. Item 5: 44 photographs, some relating to the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) (nd). Item 6: 53 photographs, with photocopied map and typed extract from a letter written by Lieutenant R.O. Chamier, 110th Mahratta Light Infantry, regarding Ambulance Trains (1914-1919, nd). Item 7: 69 copied photographs, with negatives, caption lists and correspondence from the donors (nd). Item 8: 24 photographs taken by Corporal E.C. Coulthard, Royal Engineers, and Sergeant Roland Harrison (nd). Item 9: 6 photographs (nd). Item 10: Photograph of Light Armoured Motor Battery at Abu Kemal, with two letters of reference relating to Captain H.G. Paton, 126th Baluchistan Infantry, Indian Army (1920, 1 December 1922, 9 December 1922). Item 11: 8 photographs of Kut, Baghdad, Calcutta, Mandalay and Malta (nd). Item 12: 41 photographs (nd). Item 13: 107 photographs, with negatives, taken by 2nd Lieutenant H.B. Bennett, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment (March 1917-June 1918, nd).

Administrative / Biographical History

The final compiler of this collection was probably Peter Liddle, the founder of the Liddle Collection.


'Mesopotamia Photographs' can be found under the letter 'P' in alphabetically arranged Mesopotamia Section.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Item 2 was placed in the Collection by Brigadier G. Worsdell (son). Item 4 was placed in the Collection by J.D. Young (see Research Correspondence File). Item 5 was placed in the Collection by Dr K. Atteridge. Item 6 was placed in the Collection by H.H. Rich, Brigadier Rathbone and the Very Reverend Alexander R. Wallace. Item 7 was placed in the Collection by Raymond Vann and Mike O'Connor (see Research Correspondence File). Item 8 was placed in the Collection by Mrs Young and Mr Harrison. Item 9 was placed in the Collection by the Reverend B.B. Tucker. Item 10 was placed in the Collection by Barrie Herbert (step-son). Item 13 was placed in the Collection by D.P. Bennett (see Research Correspondence File).


In English.

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Related Material

Item 6: see MES 086: Rich, HH (donor).

Additional Information

Some of the photographs in Item 6 are from the Imperial War Museum, London.

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