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Gordon Highlanders   7 Books
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The 11th Battalion Gordon Highlanders 1914-1916. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 115pp., 31 photos. Published for the Battalion by Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow. 1916  #56908
[HLMainPic] Story of this training bn. in the UK with valuable rolls of the services of around 240 Gordons officers & many more NCOs who passed through it; also various named group photos. of officers, NCOs &c., also a nominal roll with group photo. of every draft provided for the front, recording many hundreds of names & faces. VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
[HAY (Capt. M.V.)] Wounded & a Prisoner of War. By An Exchanged Officer. 1st Ed., viii+316pp., frontis., 15 plates. Blackwood. 1916  #49732
[HLMainPic] 3rd (Special Reserve) Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders with BEF in 1914 incl. a good account of the Battle of Mons. The author, badly wounded, was captured in the Retreat. The jacket blurb (jacket not present on this copy) stated: "Major Hay was amongst the first batch of officers exchanged, & his story is grim realism & truth. It gives a realistic account of Mons & the Retreat." Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear. See illustration on our website.   £65
GARDYNE (Lt.-Col. C. Greenhill) The Life of a Regiment: The History of the Gordon Highlanders: Vol.II, 1816-1898 (including an Account of the 75th Regt. from 1787-1881). 2nd Imp., xxiv+346pp., col. plates, photos., maps & plans. Medici. 1929  #53007
Vol. II only inc. Crimea & Indian Mutiny, Second Afghan War, Transvaal War, Gordon Relief Expedition, Tirah 1897 &c. Later red cloth ex-lib RHQ Grenadier Guards. Sound reference copy.   £12
MCCONACHIE (John) The Student Soldiers. 1st Ed., xv+143pp., approx. 40 illus. VG in dw. Elgin: Moravian Press. 1995  #54202
[HLMainPic] History of "U" Coy., 4th Gordon Highlanders (TF) [The Aberdeen University Company], with 51st (Highland) Div. in Flanders from Feb. 1915, in the line at Kemmel, Hill 60, St. Eloi, the Bluff &c. then devastated in diversionary attack at Hooge 25/9/15 (first day of Loos) & lost its unique identity within the BEF. Includes service details of members of the Company. VG in dw & inscribed by the author to Col. Terry Cave. See illustration on our website.   £30
ROSS (Capt. Robert B.) The Fifty-First in France. 1st Ed., 313pp., 14 plates. H&S. 1918  #54547
[HLMainPic] Western Front, May 1915-Dec. 1916 with 7th Gordon Highlanders: "This book is half way between personal reminiscence & an episodic history of the 51st Division" - Falls. Orig. blue cloth with paper onlay to front, lacks ffep o/w VG & a comparatively good copy. See illustration on our website.   £30
RULE (Alexander, MC, MA) Students Under Arms: Being the War Adventures of the Aberdeen University Company of the Gordon Highlanders. 1st Ed., xvi+220pp., map. VG in sl. chipped dw. Aberdeen Univ. Press. 1934  #55394
[HLMainPic] Rare account of "U" Coy., 4th Gordon Highlanders (TF), 51st (Highland) Div., Flanders from Feb. 1915, in the line at Kemmel, Hill 60, St. Eloi, the Bluff &c. then devastated in diversionary attack at Hooge 25/9/15 (first day of Loos) & lost its unique identity within the BEF. Author was among the wounded. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG & rare, especially in the attractive dw. See illustration on our website.   £145
SOMMERS (Cecil) [Pseud. of DOWNS (N.C.S.)] Temporary Heroes. 2nd Ed., 244pp., 7 drawings by the author. John Lane/Bodley Head. 1917  #52718
[HLMainPic] Informing as well as most amusing anecdotes of service in France/Belgium (mainly the Salient) in 1915 by a territorial officer of the Gordon Highlanders. Orig. green cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35

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