A. B. Lee collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection DU 06
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs, and a press cutting

Scope and Content

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).

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.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by A. B. Lee.


In English

Other Finding Aids

Dunsterforce/Caspian Naval Force catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tapes 305 and 304: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Oct 1975.