James Willett collection

Scope and Content

German banknotes (n.d.); 2 photographs (1919, n.d.); Typed transcript of the trial of 8 Germans accused of a conspiracy to cause mutiny and sedition among the Allied Forces in occupied Germany, 12 June 1919-2 July 1919 (n.d.); 2 propaganda leaflets, "Why American Soldiers are in Europe" and "Why are you not Demobilized! British Soldiers and Comrades!!!", distributed amongst allied soldiers by the Communist Party of Germany (n.d.); Press cutting from the Cologne Post (n.d.); 5 maps of German regions (n.d.); Operation orders (28 April 1919).

Administrative / Biographical History

James Cecil Hubert Willett, Captain, 51st Bedfordshire Regiment, joined the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment, in Sep. 1914 and served on the Western Front, reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant before transferring to the 51st Bedfordshire Regiment in 1919 and serving in occupied Germany until 1920. He was awarded the MC (Military Cross) and Bar and the Croix de Guerre.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by J. C. H. Willett in 1977.


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