Kenneth Hooper papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection POW 036
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  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, a map, and printed material

Scope and Content

Diary (30 Aug.-25 Nov. 1914); Transcript of diary written in letter form in his Field Service Pocket Book, 30 Aug.-25 Nov. [1914] (n.d.); Soap box (n.d.); 3 photographs (n.d.); Portrait photograph of unidentified woman (n.d.); Framed pen&ink sketch of view from room at Augustabad, 1915-1917 (n.d.); Pencil and watercolour sketches and illustrated cards and menus, some autographed (1916-1918, n.d.); 27 picture postcards and postcard book of Mons (n.d.); 10 photographs (1915-1918); Message from King George V (Dec. 1917); 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Christmas card (1915); Poem with manuscript note (1916); Souvenir programme of reception to Beckenham POWs (Prisoners of War) on their return (27 Mar. 1919); 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment poster for a Grand Fair (2 Aug. 1915); Church service programme (30 Dec. 1917); East Lancashire Regiment commissions list (n.d.); Humorous press cutting (n.d.); Manuscript essay, by Cuthbert Matterson, Cheshire Regiment, regarding K. Hooper's sketches (n.d.); Miscellaneous envelopes (1918-1919, n.d.); Papal design from Vatican food parcel (n.d.); Royal Dutch Cocoa Mills compliment slip (n.d.); 3 pen&ink sketches (1918); Postcard (n.d.); Manuscript "Report on Treatment in Germany" by Major A. E. Haig, relating to Torgall, Burg, Halle, Augustabad, Holzminden and Aachen POW (Prisoner of War) camps (31 Mar. 1918); 74 letters, mainly to his mother (1915-1918); 36 picture postcards of Ligny-en-Cambrsis, where K. Hooper was nursed after capture in Aug. 1914 (n.d.); Photographic X-ray of wound, taken in Holland [1918]; 5 illustrated and autographed dinner menus (Jan.-Dec. 1917, n.d.); Manuscript recollections regarding escape from Augustabad in 1917 and subsequent recapture (n.d.); Map of Brunshaupten (n.d.); Brunshaupten tourist brochure (1936); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (July 1977).

Administrative / Biographical History

Kenneth Hooper (b. 1892 at Beckenham, Kent), a Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, was wounded at Le Cateau on 26 Aug. 1914 and held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Halle, Augustabad, Ingolstadt, and Ludwigshafen. He was interned at Bloemendaal, Holland, in Jan. 1918. Subsequently he became a major.

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Other Finding Aids

POW catalogue (hard copy). Handlists for much of the material located at POW 036: Hooper, K.

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Related Material

Tapes 448 and 457: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in July 1977. See also GS 0793: Hooper, A (brother). See also DF 066: Hooper, L (mother).