Field note book, with maps (February 1915); Typescript list of posts, with distances from Basra (nd); Typescript copy of letter, 14 October 1915 (nd); Press cuttings (20 September 1918, nd); Manuscript notes (nd); The Strand coloured detail map of Mesopotamia (nd); War map of Mesopotamia, Persia and the Caucasus (nd); 2 sketch maps (nd); Field message book (17 April-15 June 1916); Manuscript narrative (18 April ); Manuscript letter from H.T. Harrison (3 October 1918); Summary "The Operations of I.E.F. 'D', 1914-1916" ; 4 picture postcards (nd); Supplement to The London Gazette (17 October 1941); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (August 1977).
W.R. Forrester papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection MES 034
- Dates of Creation1915-1977
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file; manuscript, typescript, postcards, press cuttings, and printed material; Includes many maps.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
W.R. Forrester, born in 1892, was educated at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities. As a Lieutenant, RFA (Royal Field Artillery), he served on the Western Front, in Mesopotamia and with Norberforce in Persia. He later became a professor.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted.
Other Finding Aids
Mesopotamia catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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