Tetley, Leslie Mellor


Tetley, Leslie Mellor
The Tetley collection
Leslie Mellor Tetley
L M Tetley


Nine items. The collection concerns Sergeant Leslie Mellor Tetley (1920 - 1942, 545586 Royal Air Force) and contains photographs, a newspaper cutting and correspondence. Leslie Mellor Tetley was an air gunner with 142 Squadron flying Wellingtons from RAF Grimsby. He was killed on an operation to Kassel in August 1942 and is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Germany.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Jillian Pick and catalogued by IBCC Digital Archive staff.

Additional information on Leslie Mellor Tetley is available via the IBCC Losses Database.




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Tetley, LM

Collection Items

Bomber Command clasp
1939-1945 Star ribbon with Bomber Command clasp awarded in June 2016.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Leslie Mellor Tetley's decorations
Three medals; War Medal 1939-1945, Air Crew Europe Star, 1939-1945 Star.

Headstone of Leslie Mellor Tetley
Headstone of Leslie Mellor Tetley in the Reichswald Forrest War Cemetery. Inscribed '545586 SERGEANT L.M. TETLEY AIR GUNNER ROYAL AIR FORCE 28TH AUGUST 1942 AGED 22, ONLY SON OF ANNIE TETLEY HALIFAX ENGLAND HE DIED NOT IN VAIN'.

Graveyard cross of Leslie Mellor Tetley
In the foreground a white cross with ‘545585 Sgt L M Tetley’ on the cross bar and below on the upright ‘RAF 28.8.42’. In the background the bottom further row of crosses.

Leslie Mellor Tetley
Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Leslie Mellor Tetley in uniform and side cap. On his tunic an air gunner’s brevet.

Leslie Mellor Tetley's obituary
States that Sergeant Lesley Mellor Tetley was killed on air operations over enemy territory while serving as air gunner. There is a head and should portrait of him in uniform at the top of the cutting.

Letter to his mother from Leslie Mellor Tetley
Letter from Aircraftsman First Class Leslie Mellor Tetley sent from No 6 School of Technical Training RAF Hednesford stating that he will get long weekend pass after his next examination when he hopes to come home. Further pages are missing.

Letter to his mother from Leslie Mellor Tetley
Letter to his mother from Aircraftsman First Class Leslie Mellor Tetley. He writes about the results of his first examinations at No 6 School of Technical Training RAF Hednesford, the pressure of work and what was expected on the course in future.…

Letter to Annie Tetley from the Air Ministry
Official letter concerning the financial settlement of the estate of Sergeant Leslie Mellor Tetley. Mentions that an over payment was deducted from the residual estate leaving a total value of four pounds nine shillings.
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