Manuscript letter to his mother (nd); Mentioned in despatches certificate, with typescript letter from the War Office (1 March 1919, 8 October 1917); Manuscript letter regarding a Christmas card to the King (nd); 2 portrait photographs (nd); Pencil sketch portrait by David Jagger, with press cutting (nd); 3 press cuttings (11 June 1917, nd); Programme for dedication of a War Memorial at Reigate Parish Church (17 November 1920); Typed transcripts of three letters of sympathy to his parents, from Lieutenant Colonel N.D. Gibbon, Captain T.N. Holinden and Major C.E. Sladden (3 March 1917, 8 March 1917); Accompanying War Office letter for the British War and Victory Medals (29 March 1923); Typescript letter to Elizabeth Forbes from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with photograph of the Basra Memorial (4 March 1983).
Herbert Bidlake papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection MES 009
- Dates of Creation1917-1983
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs, press cuttings, and printed material.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Herbert Cooper Keith Bidlake, a 2nd Lieutenant and Acting Captain, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, serving in Mesopotamia, was killed in action, 25 February 1917.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted.
The papers were placed in the Collection by Miss Elizabeth A. Forbes (niece). See Research Correspondence File.
Other Finding Aids
Mesopotamia catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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