Edward Humphries papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection MES 050
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  • Physical Description
      4 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, and printed material; Includes 3 identification tags and 9 medals.

Scope and Content

3 identification tags [1906-ca. 1922]; 9 medals, with 1939-1945 Award card (1914-1924, 1939-1945); Typed transcripts of interviews recorded with Peter Liddle (April 1972, nd); Manuscript note to his son, Donald, relating to identification tags (24 August 1977); 4 manuscript diaries, with photocopies (1914-1917); 63 photographs (1914-1919); Typescript extract 'Ruddy Sheldrake' (nd); Correspondence with publishers (25 October 1970-20 January 1975); 2 letters to Peter Liddle (4 May 1973, 23 May 1973); 2 folders of service records and related papers (1906-1934); Folder of personal papers (1933-1944); Bound typescript recollections 'On My Own', Vols I-II, and bound manuscript recollections 'On My Own', Vol III, by E.S. Humphries, with synopsis and group photograph (1974-1986); Manuscript letter from Harry Schueler, with copy of later letter from E.S. Humphries to Harry Schueler (20 October 1930, 5 September 1974).

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward S. Humphries, born in 1889, was a Lance Corporal and 2nd Lieutenant, Lahore Division Signal Company, serving in India from 1908, on the Western Front, 1914-1915, and then in Mesopotamia from 1916. He was awarded the DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal) and the MC (Military Cross), and later became a Major.

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In English.

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Related Material

See GS 0817: Humphries, ES. Tapes 1, 7 and 20: interview recorded with Peter Liddle. See also 1939-1945 Section: ARMY 114: Humphries, DM (son).