Skip to main content

The Papers of Commander A. A. Fraser Macliesh

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MACL

Scope and Contents

This collection mainly consists of Macliesh's diaries that deal with events at Gallipoli but there are also some letters and photographs.


  • Creation: 1914 - 1916

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Unfortunately, very little is known about Macliesh, besides what can be gleaned from these papers.

Although, Macliesh may refer to the individual of the same name commemorated in the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. In which case, Alan Alastair Fraser Macliesh was born in c. 1897 to John and Cecily Ann MacLiesh. He married Phyllis MacLiesh of Bishopstone, Sussex. He served on HMS Pelican and was twice mentioned in despatches. He was killed in action on April 22, 1940, aged 43.


5 file(s)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

This catalogue is available online at: and copies of the printed catalogue are available at Churchill Archives Centre and at the National Register of Archives, London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were deposited at Churchill Archives Centre in 1967 by Macliesh's daughter.


This collection (fonds) level description was prepared by Louise King at Churchill Archives Centre in November 2005. Biographical information was taken from the Commonwealth War Graves website: (accessed February 8, 2024).


Macliesh, A. A. F., fl.1914-1919, Commander RN



2005-08-18 13:42:28+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087