Henry Rooke papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection EP 068
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1913-1994
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, photographs, postcard, and printed material (partly photocopy).

Scope and Content

Photocopied Ministry of Defence letter to donor, Sarah Saunders-Davies, with service record and personal details (30 March 1994); Postcard (nd); Manuscript letter from R.D. Smith to Mrs Rooke (23 May 1918); Photocopied letter from the War Office to Mrs Rooke, relating to medals (11 April 1921); Photograph (ca. 1913-1916); Photograph album (1915-1916).

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Clive Rooke, a Lieutenant, enlisted with King Edward's Horse, November 1912, 3rd Battalion. He was then attached to 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, and served at Gallipoli, in Egypt/Palestine and on the Western Front. He was killed in action on the Western Front, 11 April 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) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

See GS 1382: Rooke, LF (brother). See also EP 067: Rooke, CE (brother). See also WO 118: Towers, V de T (future sister-in-law).

Personal Names