H.C. Purser-Smith papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

2 Field Message Books (nd); Miscellaneous army papers, including range tables, orders, memoranda, sketch maps, passes, messages and signals (1916-1918, nd); Service record compiled by Peter Liddle (April 1984).

Administrative / Biographical History

H.C. Purser-Smith was born in 1896 and educated at Manchester University. As a 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, and 771 Trench Mortar Battery, he served in Salonika and Macedonia from 1915. Later he became a Doctor.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tape 824: interview recorded with Peter Liddle.