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Black Watch   3 Books
[BLAMPIED (Capt. H.J.)] With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia. By one of its Officers. 2nd Imp., 165pp., c.200 photos., map. Bombay: Times Press. 1918  #53095
Good & well-illus. account of the 2nd Black Watch throughout the campaign. Detailed Roll of Hon., officers' services &c. Orig. blue cloth, shaken & worn, some gatherings loose, reasonable reference copy.   £15
CASSELLS (Scout Joe) With the Black Watch: The Story of the Marne. 1st Ed., vii+284pp. Melrose. nd (c.1917).  #50177
[HLMainPic] Author was a first-class reservist mobilized in 1914 with the 1st Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Active service from Mons to the Marne as a battalon runner & scout until wounded in Jan. 1915, followed by a short description of hospital life until discharged on 5th August 1915, "No longer physically fit for war service." Orig. black cloth, titled in yellow, minor wear, about VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
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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