Claude Rooke papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection EP 067
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, press cuttings, and printed material (partly photocopy).

Scope and Content

Memorial extract from Sefton Park Church Magazine (26 January 1918); Photocopied press cutting from the Newmarket Journal (26 January 1918); Photocopied press cutting from The Times (14 April 1992); Photocopied programme relating to the unveiling of a War Memorial at the Cotton Exchange, Liverpool (5 April 1922); Transcript of extract from Casualty Card (nd); 2 photocopied letters from the War Office to Mrs Rooke, relating to medals (25 April 1921, 27 September 1921); Photocopied Ministry of Defence letter to donor, Sarah Saunders-Davies, with service record and personal details (30 March 1994); 12 photographs (1915-1918); Sympathy card relating to C.E. Rooke and his brother, H.C. Rooke (nd); Notebook (16 June-14 August 1915); 7 photograph albums (1916-1917).

Administrative / Biographical History

Claude Eugene (Benjy) Rooke (1896-1918) enlisted with King Edward's Horse, November 1914. As a Lieutenant, 9th and 1st/5th Battalions, King's Own Scottish Borderers, he served in Egypt/Palestine, February-November 1916. Then he was attached as an Observer to No. 192 Squadron, RFC (Royal Flying Corps), from November 1916 and killed in an aeroplane accident at Newmarket on 21 January 1918.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Sarah Saunders-Davies (grand-daughter of brother, L.F. Rooke).


In English.

Other Finding Aids

Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy)

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

See GS 1382: Rooke, LF (brother). See also EP 068: Rooke, HC (brother). See also WO 118: Towers, V de T (future sister-in-law).

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