H.G. Penwarden papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection EP 057
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      1 box; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, press cuttings, and printed material. Includes Post Office telegraphs and receipts.

Scope and Content

2 diaries (1916, 1918); 2 notebooks (1918, nd); Press cuttings (20 October 1916-27 November 1918); Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry Old Comrades Association reunion dinner invitation (19 April 1956); 2 Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry Old Comrades Association reunion dinner menus (28 October 1967, 11 October 1975); Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry kit card (nd); Instuctions for signalling between the Navy and Army (1 August 1915); 6 Field Service postcards (18 October 1915-7 January 1917); Hotel of Egypt card (1916) 5 Post Office telegraphs (1916-1919); Notes made as POW (Prisoner of War) during journey to Constantinople (nd); Typescript letter from Godfrey Wycisk (7 October 1974); Fragment of manuscript receipt (nd); Notice to join (5 August 1914); Parcel receipt (20 February 1916); 2 typescript letters from the Incorporated Society of Authors, Playwrights & Composers (5 May 1920, 11 May 1920); Manuscript notes (3 January 1917); Papers and correspondence relating to the Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry Old Comrades Association (30 April 1959, 11 September-6 October 1969, September 1975, nd); ca. 200 photographs (1916-1919); 2 Post Office telegraph relating to the death of R.C. Lloyd (22 November 1916); Typescript extract from Debenhams Ltd Board Meeting minutes relating to the death of R.C. Lloyd (22 November 1916); Press cutting relating to his brother-in-law K.G. Foster (6 February 1919); Photocopied typescript recollections "From Horses to the Air" (nd); Photocopied press cuttings (nd); RAF (Royal Air Force) railway warrant (30 May 1919); Manuscript letter from RAF (Royal Air Force) Pay Office (14 May 1919); RAF (Royal Air Force) Medical Board papers (May 1919); Typescript letter from E.F.G. Odoire regarding the 50th anniversary of the RFC (Royal Flying Corps) (16 May 1962); Typescript letter from the Air Ministry (25 April 1962); Typescript recollections "An Airman in Captivity" (nd); Typescript statements regarding capture and experience as POW (Prisoner of War) in Turkey (17 December 1918); Typescript recollections, untitled (nd); Manuscript recollections "On the Gallipoli Peninsula" [1916]; Typescript recollections "The Evacuation of Gallipoli" (nd); Typescript statement "Golden Jubilee of British Aviation, 13th May 1962" [1962]; Manuscript letter from E.J. Fulton (11 September 1918); Manuscript diary notes (nd).

Administrative / Biographical History

H.G. Penwarden, a Trooper, Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry (Cornish Squadron), and 2nd Lieutenant, No. 142 Squadron, RFC (Royal Flying Corps) and RAF (Royal Air Force), served at Gallipoli and in Egypt/Palestine. He was held POW (Prisoner of War) in Turkey from 17 July 1918. Later he became a Squadron Leader.

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In English.

Other Finding Aids

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

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