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Collection Level Description: Memoirs of Captain H.J.C. Leland

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2221
Title: Memoirs of Captain H.J.C. Leland
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Captain Herbert John Collett Leland (1873-1931), DSO (1900), entered the 5th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1890, served with the Gold Coast Constabulary, 1896-1900, and received a direct commission into the Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1900. He served as Captain and Adjutant, Gold Coast Regiment, West African Frontier Force, 1900-1903, Adjutant, 5th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1904-1909, and was promoted into the 1st South Staffordshire Regiment, 1909. He served in the British Expeditionary Force, France, 1916-1918, and retired in 1920. In 1902 he married Lena Duncan, with whom he had one son and two daughters.

Scope and Content

Three volumes of memoirs, typed from his own note-book and diaries, and partly compiled from his correspondence.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The memoirs were donated by Captain Leland's daughter, through the good offices of A.C. Russell, on 12th March 1997.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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