Morshead, Sir Leslie James KCB, CMG, DSO, ED (Lieutenant General, b.1889 - d.1959)

Accession Number PR00368
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 box: x 14 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Morshead, Leslie James
Place made Australia, Pacific Ocean: South West Pacific
Date made 1934-1962
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 88/0325
Conflict Period 1930-1939
Period 1940-1949

Collection of personal papers, official correspondence, operational records, administrative papers, reports and addresses documenting Sir Leslie Morshead's career in the First and Second Word Wars. Included are files relating to First World War operations at Messines and Ypres with the 33rd Battalion, Sir Leslie's appointment as Commander of the 9th Division by General Sir Thomas Blamey in 1940, congratulatory messages on Sir Leslie's various appointments and awards, and messages exchanged between Sir Leslie and General Montgomery after the relief of Tobruk in 1941. Correspondents include Prime Minister John Curtin, Robert Menzies, Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Sir Sydney Rowell KBE CB, Lt Gen B C Freyberg, General Sir Thomas Blamey, General Montgomery and the Duke of Gloucester.