J.H. Harris papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection MES 042
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  • Physical Description
      1 box; manuscript, typescript, photographs, press cuttings, and printed material (mostly photocopy); Includes photocopied maps.

Scope and Content

Photocopied escape diary, with typed transcript (nd); 2 photographs of sketches, 1917 (nd); Photocopied letters from various correspondents (1918, nd); Photocopied maps, photographs, press cuttings and certificates (1918-1936); Photocopy of manuscript recollections in journal form (1924); Manuscript letter from V.B. Yearsley (11 March 1918); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (May 1974).

Administrative / Biographical History

J.H. Harris, born in Winchester, was a Captain, 4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, serving in India and Mesopotamia. He was taken POW (Prisoner of War) after the Siege of Kut, but escaped, 1918. Later he became a Major.

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In English.

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