ID numberPR00368
Collection typePrivate Record
TitleMorshead, Sir Leslie James (Lieutenant General) KCB, CMG, DSO, ED 1889-1959
Measurement1 box: x 14 cm
Object typePapers
MakerMorshead, Leslie James
Place made
  • Australia
  • Pacific Ocean: South West Pacific
Date made1934-1962
DescriptionCollection 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.