Laurence Moore papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Box 1: East Riding Yeomanry Old Comrades' Association Roll of Honour (nd); Extract from typescript recollections "The Hejaz Assault Column" (nd); Photocopied typescript recollections "East Riding Yeomanry: A Brief History" (nd); 2 East Riding Yeomanry Old Comrades' Association reunion dinner and luncheon menus (13 June 1967, 18 June 1980); Photocopied invitation to No. 8 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, reunion dinner (October 1938); Photocopied extract "The Hejaz Assault Column" from Imperial Camel Corps by Geoffrey Inchbald (1970); Photocopied article "Beersheba: the light horse charge and the making of myths" (nd); 2 front page mock-ups of the Imperial Camel Corps news-letter "Barrack", Nos. 32 and 44 (+4) (May 1977, July 1982); Photocopied song-sheet 'The Old Sundowner' (nd); Copy of typescript letter from Professor A.W. Lawrence to (Geoffrey) Inchbald (27 Oct 1970); Typescript letter from Sir John Armitage (15 August 1988); Photocopied letter from the Public Record Office regarding the Imperial Camel Corps and Imperial Camel Brigade (6 January 1984); Manuscript notes regarding medal inscriptions (May 1979); Manuscript letter from 'Geoffrey' (11 November 1978); Manuscript letter from A.L. Whittaker (16 July 1978); Photocopied article "Creatures of the Desert" by Gerda Cohen (22 Mar 1986); Photocopied award of Military Medal to Private C. Steele (nd); Typescript letter from Norman W. Collett (25 March 1980); Photocopied signalling certificate (11 August 1917); Photocopied article from the Yorkshire Post relating to Sir Rowland Smith (26 January 1988); Photocopied war diary (3 February-31 May 1918); Photocopied forms relating to march from Kubri to Beersheba, 24 July-6 September 1918 (nd); War Office Library book list regarding the Imperial Camel Corps (August 1961); Typed transcript of eulogy of John Bagot Glubb, with accompanying letter fom Sir John Armitage (31 July 1986); Miscellaneous photocopied maps (nd); 2 maps of Libya (nd); Photocopied intelligence summaries (2 March-7 April 1918); 3 photocopied photographs (1956, nd); Photocopied extract "The Eve of Beersheba" from History of the A.E.F. by C.E.W. Bean (nd); Photocopied typescript letter from the Royal British Legion to Major Whyte (6 December 1988); Press cutting relating to Lawrence of Arabia (14 October 1972); Book list of titles relating to Lawrence of Arabia (nd); Photocopied typescript letter from Geoff Burling to Major Whyte (14 January 1989); No. 10 Company, Imperial Camel Corps reunion dinner programme (13 June 1967); Photocopied typescript letter from the Ministry of Defence to Mr Patron (21 March 1988); "Australian War Memorial Newsletter", No. 39 (July 1983); Imperial Camel Corps Old Comrades' Association members list (July 1973); Press cutting 'The Beersheba Revolver' (nd); Photograph of Billy Newton (d. 1988) (nd); Photocopied typescript letter from Major Whyte at the Ministry of Defence to Mr Briggs (26 January 1989);Photocopied address list of Imperial Camel Corps Association of New South Wales (1933); English-Arabic conversational dictionary (July 1916); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (May 1974); Manuscript diary of seven day's leave (nd); Typescript report (2 December 1917); Manuscript notes (25 May 1916-24 March 1917); Pass (14 January 1918); Christmas card to Private Jones from Captain John L. Reid (1918); 2 issues of the magazine of the Australian and New Zealand Forces in Egypt/Palestine, Salonika and Mesopotamia "The Kia Ora Coo-ee" (15 June 1918, 15 October 1918); 20 mounted photographs and 6 mounted badges, with captions and photocopied letter relating to the badges (1914-1919, nd, July 1978); Photocopied photographs (nd); Photocopied certificate of service, 1899-1900, for Trooper B.M. Harrison (nd); Photocopied poem 'Our Immortal Dead' by Gerardy, with photograph (nd); Photocopied press cutting (23 February 1919); Manuscript letter from Cliff Horsley (nd); Issue of "Army: the Soldiers' Newspaper" (19 November 1981). Box 2: Photocopied typescript recollections "No. 8 Company: A Chronology of the service of No. 8 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 1916-1918" (nd); Page mock-ups for the Imperial Camel Corps news-letter "Barrack", with mounted photographs (1975-1984); 6 photographs of memorials at Beverley Minster, taken by Dennis Bell (nd); Group photograph of reunion party (nd); 3 photographs, taken by Bill Molyneux (nd); Bound typed transcript of a talk given to a Probus Club in 1969, "With Lawrence in Arabia" (1992); Mounted photographs, some of T.E. Lawrence, with maps and captions (April 1916-August 1918, nd); Photograph with poem (nd); Photograph of Nippon No. 82 Train on viaduct (24 May 1983); ca. 30 prints of group photograph of Imperial Camel Corps officers, 1 October 1916 (nd); Pages from issues of the Imperial Camel Corps news-letter "Barrack", Nos. 28, 38 (+4), 41 (+4), 45 (+4), 54, 56-59, 60-61, 64, 66-71 and 72, which features obituaries of Laurence Moore (1975-1989); Photocopied extract "The Hejaz Assault Column" from Imperial Camel Corps by Geoffrey Inchbald, with photocopied book cover (1970); No. 10 Company, Imperial Camel Corps reunion dinner programme (13 June 1967); Typescript letter to Richard Peacock (14 March 1989); ca 250 photographs (1916-1919, 1970-1987, nd). Box 3: 2 video tapes "Rory Moore's Camel Corps" and "Lawrence and Arabia" (nd, April 1986); Scrapbook, mainly of photographs but also including press cuttings, reunion dinner menus, miscellaneous papers and first issue of the Camel Corps review "Barrack" (1916-1919). Box 4: Imperial Camel Corps Old Comrades' Association Christmas card (nd); Imperial Camel Corps reunion luncheon menu (14 June 1972); Issues of the Imperial Camel Corps news-letter "Barrack", Nos. 13-14 and 16-17 (October 1970-August 1971); Photostat of press cutting 'Fight for the Holy Land' (6 April 1917); Mirror in leather case (nd); Photocopied book of lecture notes "The Imperial Camel Corps with Colonel Lawrence" and "Lawrence and the Arab Revolt" by Captain D.G. Pearman [1928]; Photocopied war diaries and intelligence summaries (30 October 1917-30 October 1918); Press cutting of obituary in The Daily Telegraph (18 August 1989); Roll book of No. 6 Company, Imperial Camel Corps (1916); Manuscript recollections of Chris Dawson, Lincolnshire Yeomanry and No. 10 Company, Imperial Camel Corps (nd); Print of Group photograph of Imperial Camel Corps officers, with print (1 October 1916, nd); Photocopied papers relating to medals and the Military Medal Society of South Africa (nd); First issue of the Camel Corps review "Barrack" (1 September 1917); Photograph (nd); 2 photographs of sketches by the artist James McBey, with photocopies (1919, nd); Signalling certificate (11 August 1917); Typescript letter to Peter Liddle (16 February 1981); Research notes taken from an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (nd); Nominal roll and notebook of No. 10 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, recorded by 'Taffy" Brooks (April 1916); 15 photographs (1916-1917, 1921); Invitation to No. 8 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, reunion dinner (October 1938); Press cutting (nd); Imperial Camel Corps bookplate (December 1970); Christmas card (nd); 1st Prize sports certificate of E.J. Eggleton for the Camel Trot at No. 8 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, Sports Day (July 1918); Christmas card (December 1918); Press cuttings, boxed (30 December 1915, nd); Photograph album of Captain D.G. Pearman, No. 8 Company, Imperial Camel Corps (7 October 1917).

Administrative / Biographical History

Laurence (Rory) Moore (1898-1989) was born in Leeds and educated at the Northern Institute, Leeds. As a Trooper, East Riding Imperial Yeomanry, and Signal Corporal, Imperial Camel Corps, he served in Egypt/Palestine, 1916-1919. He was awarded the M.B.E. in 1952 and was also the Editor of the Imperial Camel Corps Old Boys' news-letter "Barrack".

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Much of the material was placed in the Collection by Laurence Moore, and further material was deposited in the Collection in 1989 from the estate of Laurence Moore.

Note

In English, but with a little Arabic

Other Finding Aids

Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.

Related Material

Tapes 233, 707 and 708: interview recorded with Peter Liddle, Mar-Apr 1989. See also EP 014: Davies, WT. See also EP 017: East Riding Imperial Yeomanry. See also EP 027: Hairsine, W. See also EP 059: Pritchard, P.