Miscellaneous papers relating to Egypt/Palestine, compiled probably by Peter Liddle

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection EP 055
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Hebrew
  • Physical Description
      4 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material (much of it photocopied). Includes pieces of mosaic, a map, dried flowers, 2 National Health Insurance cards, and tickets.

Scope and Content

Item 1: Photographs and pieces of Shellal Mosaic (now at GS 1179: Newman, IH). Item 2: Photocopied typescript Brigade reports of First and Second Gaza Battles (nd). Items 3-5: Published article "With the 2nd/4th Battalion in Palestine" by Colonel St Clair Wilkins, 2nd/4th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment (nd). Item 4: Papers of S.W. Vintner (now at GS 1658: Vintner, SW). Item 5: Papers of R.C. Davis (now at GS 0431: Davis, RC). Item 6: Extract "The Water Supply of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, with special reference to the efficiency of mechanical rapid filtration with chlorination", by R.J.S. McDowall, from The Journal of Hygiene, Vol. XIX, No. 3 (12 Jan 1921). Item 7: 2 typescript sheets of 'The G.R.U. Alphabet' (June 1919). Item 8: Photocopied letter to Frances (F.H. Vernon) from her brother serving in Egypt/Palestine (21 October 1917). Item 9: Miscellaneous photocopied army papers (1916, nd). Item 10: Circular memorandum regarding treatment of Egyptians (April 1919). Item 11: Manuscript letter from Mrs James Murray to Company Officer, 6th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, regarding the whereabouts of her husband (nd). Item 12: Photocopy of message from the Military Governor of Aleppo to King Hussein (24 February 1919). Item 13: 2 typescript poems, one untitled and one entitled 'Ode to a Lost Parcel' (nd). Item 14: 2 photostat certificates regarding Egyptian Expeditionary Force service of G. Grice and H.C. Whatley (30 May 1919, 29 June 1919). Item 15: Memorandum giving general warning that villages are to be burned (nd). Item 16: Booklet "The War Graves of the British Empire, Part Two" (1931). Item 17: 8 photographs relating to H. Foord of the Middlesex Yeomanry, and souvenir card with dried flowers (1915-1918). Item 18: Papers of Gerald Daniel O'Hanlon (b. 1893), Sergeant, Imperial Camel Corps, including autographed Imperial Camel Corps First Annual Reunion programme (November 1919); 2 National Health Insurance cards (9 November-31 December 1912); Protection and identity certificate (4 February 1919); Out-of-Work Donation Policy voucher booklet, with army cover for demobilization, transfer or discharge (1 March 1919); Typescript letter from Major P.D. Stirling (29 May 1919); Manuscript letter from 'Sandy' (1 February 1938). Item 19: Papers of Walter F. Lockwood (b. 1890), Sergeant, 1st City of London Yeomanry, and Royal Engineers, including Protection Certificate (30 January 1919); Photocopied DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal) certificate (1916); 4 photographs (nd). Item 20: manuscript diary of W. Simpson, Trooper, East Riding Imperial Yeomanry (1915-1917). Item 21: Papers of (13 August 1915, 29 August 1915); Map (nd); 21st Corps list (nd). Item 22: Humorous postcards relating to W.H. Scott (now at Domestic Front Section: Hospitals). Item 23: Photocopied papers relating to 2nd/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, at defence of the monastry at Deir Ibn Oberd on 27 December 1917 (nd). Item 24: Photograph album (nd). Item 25: 33 issues of Harakevet : the Quarterly Journal on the Railways of the Middle East, Nos. 5, 7-8, 11-13, 20 and 23-50, with supplements and index to Nos. 1-20 (January 1991-September 2000). Item 26: Souvenir postcard album in wooden case, with dried flowers 'Flowers from the Holy Land' (nd). Item 27: Papers relating to entertainment, including two Imperial Camel Corps sports prize cards (July 1918); Kent Yeomanry Battalion Christmas card (December 1917); Iris Cinema programme [30 April-6 May 1919]; Miscellaneous tickets (nd); Imperial Camel Corps sports souvenir programme (3-5 September 1917); Miscellaneous photocopies (nd); London Division Christmas card (December 1917); Empire Theatre programme for the 60th London Divisional Entertainers 'The Barnstormers' (nd). Item 28: Journals, including 2 full runs of the Imperial Camel Corps Old Comrades' Association newsletter, "Barrack", Nos. 1-72 (April 1967-December 1989); Miscellaneous photocopies from "Barrack", "The Cacolet" and "The Kia Ora Coo-ee" (nd); 10 original issues of "Barrack: the Camel Corps Review" (1 July 1917, 1 September 1917, 1 November 1917, 1 February 1918). Item 29: Published report "A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force", July 1917-October 1918, with miscellaneous photocopied papers relating to Allenby's advance (1919, nd).

Administrative / Biographical History

The final compiler of this collection was probably Peter Liddle.


'Egypt/Palestine Miscellaneous' can be found under 'M' in the alphabetical sequence of the Egypt/Palestine Section.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Item 2 was placed in the Collection by J.R. Hall per L. Moore. Item 7 was placed in the Collection by W.H. Jarvis (see General Correspondence File). Item 9 was placed in the Collection by T.H. Edwards. Item 12 was placed in the Collection by H. Taylor. Item 17 was placed in the Collection by Dame Bede Foord (daughter) (see Research Correspondence File). Item 18 was placed in the Collection by Mrs Rogers (daughter). Item 19 was placed in the Collection per R. Matthews. Item 21 was placed in the Collection by Mrs Jill Baker (see Research Correspondence File). Item 23 was placed in the Collection per Captain D.A. Hawkins (see Research Correspondence File). Item 24 was placed in the Collection by Jean Marshall (see Research Correspondence File). Item 25 was placed in the Collection by Rabbi Walter Rothschild. Item 27 was placed in the Collection by A. Whittaker, E.F. Eggleton and Sir Joseph Napier. Item 28: one run of the Imperial Camel Corps Old Comrades' Association newsletter, "Barrack", was deposited in the Collection in 1989 from the estate of Laurence Moore. Item 29: some of the photocopied papers originate from the Public Record Office.


In English, but with a little Hebrew.

Other Finding Aids

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

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Item 1: see GS 1179: Newman, IH. Item 3: see GS 1658: Vintner, SW and GS 0431: Davis, RC. Item 4: see GS 1658: Vintner, SW. Item 5: see GS 0431: Davis, RC. Item 22: see DF: General Aspects: Hospitals and British Military Hospitals.

Additional Information

Item 1 transferred to GS 1179: Newman, IH. Item 4 now at GS 1658: Vintner, SW. Item 5 now at GS 0431: Davis, RC. Item 22 now at DF: General Aspects: Hospitals and British Military Hospitals.