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SAYLE (Charles) Ed. Archibald Don: A Memoir. 1st Ed., ix+206pp., col. frontis., 8 plates, map. Murray. 1918  #57835
[HLMainPic] Memoir of Archibald William Robertson Don who was Ed. at Winchester & Trinity College, Cambridge. Becoming a medical student at St Bartholomew's Hospital after leaving Cambridge, he served as a voluntary Dresser with the Red Cross in France from October 1914 then commissioned in the 10th (Service) Battalion Black Watch in December; the Battalion served in France September-November 1915 then in Salonika where Don died of dysentry on 11th September 1916, aged twenty-five. His grave is in the Salonika (Lembet Road) Cemetery. The memoir includes extracts from his war letters and journal but military content is negligible. A long letter from his brother Robin – in the same battalion – describes his final illness and death. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75

     


 

 



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