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Gloucestershire Regiment   7 Books
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No. 30838 Pte. Horace Ivor Leonard, 14th (S) Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment, KiA 1st July 1917 [And:] No. 203250 Pte. Evan John Leonard, 2/6th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died of pneumonia, 16th January 1919.  #58272
[HLMainPic] Letters to Gwendoline Leonard at Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., 1916-1919 from her brothers Horace & Jack: tragically neither came home from the war. (i) Horace Ivor Leonard: three letters from Bristol in 1915 & five from France/Flanders dated 14/9/16; 19/1/17; 9/4/17; 9/5/17 & 16/6/17. Was a shopworker in Bristol prior to enlisting in the Gloucestershire Regiment; served in 5 Plt. "X" Coy. 12th/14th (S) Bn. Glosters., KiA 1/7/17 & buried in Villers-Guislain Communal Cemetery (During the night of 31st June/1st August 14th Glos. repelled several German raids, suffering two killed & eight wounded). (ii) Evan John (Jack) Leonard: eight letters from France/Flanders, 14//11/16; 6/2/17; 23/4/17; 7/6/17; 21/8/17; 27/9/17; 21/12/17 & 14/1/18. Survived two years at the Front only to die of pneumonia on 16th Jan. 1919. He is buried in Enschede Eastern General Cemetery, near the German border in Holland. (possibly while a returning PoW). (iii) Gwendoline Leonard's membership card for the Children's Scripture Union (1916), band of Hope attendance card sveral related family documents &c., plus a leter to Jack in France, May 1916, who had been concerned about his safety, & one from Horace to Jack, May 1917, while both were in France. Small but intersting archive, around 30 items in all, most of the letters being 3-4pp., including some account of both brothers' experience of active service. VG. See illustrations on our website.   £145
BARNES (Capt. A.F.) The Story of the 2/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 192pp., 39 illus., 12 maps. Gloucester: Crypt House Press. 1930  #51176
[HLMainPic] France from May 1916 with 61st Div., Laventie, Somme, Arras &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG with an interesting presentation inscription: "Dorothy Steele in Remembrance of her Cousin Jack Rickerby 2/5 Gloucestershire Regt. from her uncle Ellis. Cheltenham. 18th Oct. 1930." Capt. Rickerby's loss to the battalion, when he fell in March 1918, is recorded within as "a distaster to the Battalion & a great loss to his many friends... Possessing a stern sense of duty & full of the joy of living, yet completely regardless of death, he was the ideal Company Commander." Loosely inserted offprint of local newspaper obit. for Capt. Rickerby, printed copy letter from Brigade Commander concerning his loss & related newspaper clipping. See illustration on our website.   £50
BARNES (Capt. A.F.) The Story of the 2/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 192pp., 39 illus., 12 maps. Gloucester: Crypt House Press. 1930  #53063
France from May 1916 with 61st Div., Laventie, Somme, Arras &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt, stained & somewhat worn but sound.   £25
HARDING (Col. E.D., DSO) The Imjin Roll. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 96pp., 2 maps. Barton Press Ltd., Gloucester, for the Gloucesterrshire Regt. 1976  #56637
[HLMainPic] Important history contains a full account of the 1st Glosters in the Battle of the Imjin River, Korea, by the commander of 'B' Coy. during the events described, together with complete nominal roll of the unit (noting those killed, wounded &c.); also list of Honours & Awards & citations for VCs to Col. Carne & Lt. Curtis & GC to Lt. Waters. VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
HENDERSON-BLAND (Capt. R.) Actor - Soldier - Poet. Appreciation by Gen. Sir Hubert Gough. 1st Ed., 327pp., portrait frontis., 27 illus. Heath Cranton. 1939  #54658
[HLMainPic] Western Front with 13th Gloucesters (Pioneers) 1916-18: Somme, Ypres, Messines, &c. About 100pp. concern WW1. Orig. green cloth, gilt, sp. tanned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
HENDERSON-BLAND (Capt. R.) Actor - Soldier - Poet. Appreciation by Gen. Sir Hubert Gough. 1st Ed., 327pp., portrait frontis., 27 illus. VG in chipped/creased dw. Heath Cranton. 1939  #55726
[HLMainPic] Western Front with 13th Gloucesters (Pioneers) 1916-18: Somme, Ypres, Messines, &c. About 100pp. concern WW1. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG in chipped/craesed dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
WYRALL (Everard) The Gloucestershire Regiment in the War, 1914-1918: The Records of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (SR) & 4th, 5th, 6th (First-Line TA) Battalions. 1st Ed., ix+347pp., frontis., 20 fldg. maps. Methuen. 1931  #53455
[HLMainPic] All bns. served on the Western Front except 2nd Bn. in Salonika, & all main operations from Mons to the Final Advance are represented. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50

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