William Hairsine papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection EP 027
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
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  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, and press cuttings (partly photocopy).

Scope and Content

5 photograph albums (1913-1917, nd); Press cutting "Taffy, A Most Remarkable Oss" (18 May 1934); Typescript poem 'Past, Present&P'raps' (1971); 3 press cuttings, one with photocopy (25 August 1978, 11 September 1978, 18 August 1983); 7 photographs (January 1915, 12 May 1916, 1917, nd); Notebook (nd); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (June 1980).

Administrative / Biographical History

William Hairsine, born in 1894, was a Private, East Riding Imperial Yeomanry, serving in Egypt/Palestine from September 1915. He also served briefly in France and was demobilized in 1919.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

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

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tapes 604 and 607: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in June 1980. See also EP 017: East Riding Imperial Yeomanry.