Charles Thierry papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection FR 35
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      French English
  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, and postcards (partly photocopy). Includes a leather pouch and pipe, a metal name tag, and a two franc piece.

Scope and Content

Field service pocket book (October 1914); 2 diaries (November 1914-June 1915, February 1916-September 1917); ca. 230 letters, some with photocopies (1914-1919); ca. 100 mounted photographs, some with photocopies (nd); 48 photographs, with negatives, and 2 postcards (June 1915, nd); Leather pouch containing a pipe (nd), a metal name tag (nd) and a two franc piece which was possibly damaged by shot (1875); Bound typescript translation of diary, November 1914-June 1915, by Barrie Lloyd Mills, with drafts and notes (February 1993-March 1994).

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Auguste Ferdinand Thierry was a Caporal, 176ime Rgiment d'Infanterie, serving in the Dardenelles and on the Western Front.


Handlists at FR 35: Thierry, CAF.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by C.A.F. Thierry in 1973 and 1974. See French Veterans Correspondence File.


In French and English.

Other Finding Aids

French catalogue (hard copy); Item level catalogue of letters with papers in each Box.

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tape 131: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in April 1974.