Willy Oelsner papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection GE 22
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  • Physical Description
      1 box; manuscript, typescript, photographs, a press cutting, and printed material.  Includes 2 medals.

Scope and Content

2 medals (1813, 1914-1918); Training manual (1915); 5 photographs (1916-ca. 1918); Sketch in pen and ink of aerial view (nd); Press cutting relating to his release from internment during the Second World War (3 March 1941); Manuscript recollections (June 1979); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (April 1980).

Administrative / Biographical History

Willy G. Oelsner, born at Lodz, Poland in 1897, was a Sergeant, Mounted Light Infantry and later 51st and 274th Field Artillery Regiment. He later became a Reverend Doctor, settled in England, and was briefly interned during the Second World War.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by the Reverend Dr W.G. Oelsner.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tapes 593 and 606: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in April 1980.