Robert Hearn papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection EP 030
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs (partly photocopy), and printed material.

Scope and Content

Photocopied group photograph 'Some Lads' (nd); 2 photocopied photographs of Jerusalem War Cemetery (nd); Manuscript service record, 1914-1918 (nd); Memorial plaque, with letter (nd); Framed portrait photograph (nd); Memorial card (nd); Memorial programme (28 Nov 1920); Programme for unveiling and dedication of memorial at St. John's College, Cambridge (23 February 1923); Extract from St. John's College, Cambridge, publication The Eagle (1918); Commission certificate (20 July 1915); Typescript letter to his mother inviting her to be presented, as next-of-kin, with the MC (Military Cross) (12 September 1918); Extract from The Sphere (6 July 1918); Memorial scroll (nd); Letter to C.H. Hearn from the Imperial War Graves Commission regarding R.C. Hearn's re-burial (9 July 1921); Manuscript letter from W.D. Massey to R.C. Hearn's sister (18 November 1918); Manuscript letter to his sister Nellie (23 November 1915); Manuscript letter of condolence from Captain Bell to R.C. Hearn's mother [15 May 1918]; Manuscript letter to 'Bob' from Robert R. Broome (7 January 1917); Manuscript letter to Miss Hearn regarding the award of the MC (Military Cross) to R.C. Hearn and the manner of his death (14 July 1918); Typescript letter of condolence from Major General H. Shea, commanding 60th Division, to R.C. Hearn's mother (10 May 1918); Manuscript letter of condolence from W.G. Rushbroke, Headmaster of St. Olave's Grammar School, Southwark, to R.C. Hearn's mother (13 May 1918); Manuscript letter from the Bishop of Southwark to the Reverend E.H. Hearn (nd); Fragment of manuscript letter from unidentified correspondent (nd); Manuscript letter from the Bishop of Southwark to Helen Hearn (13 May 1918); Manuscript letter from R.C. Hearn to his brother, the Reverend E.H. Hearn (1 January 1915); 34 photographs with descriptions by R.C. Hearn (June-December 1917); 25 photographs, with two negatives (23 June 1914, June 1917, nd); 2 photographs, one of Jerusalem War Cemetery and one of original grave (nd); Officers' General Course certificate, signed by General Allenby (27 January 1918).

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Cecil Hearn (1892-1918) was born at Hatcham, South London, and educated at St. Olave's Grammar School, Southwark, and St. John's College, Cambridge. As a Captain, 2nd/20th Battalion, London Regiment, he served on the Western Front, 1915, Macedonia, 1916, and in Palestine, 1917-1918. He was awarded the MC (Military Cross) in November 1917, but killed in action on 30 April 1918 and buried in the Jerusalem War Cemetery.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by R.A.H. Hearn (nephew).


In English.

Other Finding Aids

Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy)

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Related Material

See GS 1720: White, JAT. See also GS 1721: White, LV. See also GS 0733: Hearn, EH. See also GS 0734: Hearn, TL. See also 1939-1945 Section: ARMY 100: Hearn, RAH (nephew and donor).

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