Over by Christmas: Dec. 20

Walter Lyon Blease a lecturer in Law and committed pacifist refused to enlist, & therefore, was forced to become a ‘gentleman orderly’ for the Red Cross in Serbia. He kept a number of poignant relics from this time including a ribbon from a Bolshevik sailor from the Kronstadt Fleet in 1916.

Walter Lyon Blease photo
University Archive D55/24/1. Photograph of Walter Lyon Blease taken by Foulds & Hibberd, c. 1916.

 Over by Christmas. December 20. See the 2014 Advent calendar on the SC&A website.