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East Surrey Regiment   6 Books
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A Memoir of Tom Edgar Grantley Norton, Second Lieutenant, 1st Batt. East Surrey Regiment, Who fell mortally wounded on Hill 60 near Ypres, Tuesday, April 20th, 1915. 1st Ed., 80pp., portrait frontis., 6 plates, sketch map. Privately printed, nd (c.1916).  #58150
[HLMainPic] TEGN was a trainee architect, ed. at Uppingham & Magdalen College, Oxford. He was commissioned in 1914 & went to France in Jan. 1915. Includes extracts from letters during his brief front line service, also details of the action in which he lost his life, together with a sketch map of the trenches at Hill 60, contributed by a brother officer. These are followed by several obituaries & a selection of his articles on architecture & other matters written for various journals. Plates include the memorial to him erected in Eglwysbach Church, Denbighshire: "...killed near Ypres... while gallantly holding the crest of Hill 60 against the Germans and was buried on the field of battle." He lies in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
The Surreys in Italy 1943-1945. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 72pp., photos. & maps. Guildford: Regimental Museum. 1992  #58559
[HLMainPic] 1st & 1/6th East Surreys served in Italy. Interesting account based on regimental records with the addition of personal accounts which record "the atmosphere of the campaign & what it was like as a fighting soldier in Italy... includes accounts of some incidents not described in the official history, which have been gleaned from recollections of some of those who took part in the operations of the two battalions." VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
[EAST SURREY REGIMENT] The Final Years, 1938-1959. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 114pp., num. photos. & maps. The Regt. nd [1996].  #58204
[HLMainPic] The East Surrey Regiment in WW2 inc. BEF 1940, Middle East &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
ASTON (J.) & DUGGAN (L.M.) History of the 12th (Bermondsey) Bn. East Surrey Regiment. 1st Ed., 331pp., 4to, plates, fldg. maps. Union Press. 1936  #58300
[HLMainPic] Scarce, informative & detailed history. Western front 1916-18, notably at Flers on the Somme which they entered with the tanks. Roll of Hon., awards, nominal rolls of all ranks. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG with errata slip tipped-in at rear. See illustration on our website.   £120
PEARSE (Col. H.W.) & SLOMAN (Brig. H.S.) History of the East Surrey Regiment Vols. II & III, 1914-1919. 2 Vols., 1st Eds., xv+262 & ix+302pp., 4to, 2 fldg. panoramic & 2 other plates, 10 fldg. maps & 25 in text. Medici. 1923  #54328
These two vols. covering 1914-18 War: largely Western Front inc. Mons, Le Cateau, Marne, Ypres, Loos, Somme, Arras, Cambrai &c. Roll of Hon. Deluxe Eds., half brown morocco, sand cloth covd. boards, gilt, split & worn reading copy, most of sp. panel of Vol. II lacking.   £40
PEARSE (Col. H.W.) & SLOMAN (Brig. H.S.) History of the East Surrey Regiment Vols. II & III, 1914-1919. 2 Vols., 1st Eds., xv+262 & ix+302pp., 4to, 2 fldg. panoramic & 2 other plates, 10 fldg. maps & 25 in text. Medici. 1923  #57694
[HLMainPic] These two vols. covering 1914-18 War: largely Western Front inc. Mons, Le Cateau, Marne, Ypres, Loos, Somme, Arras, Cambrai &c. Roll of Hon. Deluxe Eds., half brown morocco, sand cloth covd. boards, gilt, sps. somewhat rubbed & worn but generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £65

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