2 supplements to The London Gazette (Sep. 1917, Nov. 1919); Ink drawing of SS Orange Branch (n.d.); Admission ticket to Buckingham Palace for Investiture by H.M. The King (Dec. 1919); 37 photographs (1918-1919, n.d.); Press cutting (n.d.); Letter from General Dunsterville (June 1926); Service record, 1914-1919 (n.d.); Whit Sunday service list of the Garrison Church, Baghdad (May 1918); Miscellaneous manuscript and typescript letters, mainly from David Norris (Sep. 1918-Apr. 1925); Manuscript recollections of service in Mesopotamia and Russia (n.d.); Typed transcripts of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Oct. 1975).
A. B. Lee collection
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Administrative / Biographical History
A. B. Lee (b. 1893 in Jarrow), Third Officer, MN (Merchant Navy) and Lieutenant, RNR (Royal Naval Reserve), served on SS Orange Branch, HMS Blackfly, HMS Moth and HMS Venture at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia and with the Caspian Naval Force supporting the Dunsterforce. He met Stalin, who was then the Commander of the 7th Moscow Regiment. Later, as Captain, he was awarded the DSC and was demobilized on 30 October 1919.
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The papers were placed in the Collection by A. B. Lee.
Other Finding Aids
Dunsterforce/Caspian Naval Force catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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