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Manchester Regiment   8 Books
BONNER (Robert) Wilfrith Elstob, VC, DSO, MC, The Manchester Regiment. 1st Ed., xiv+33pp., 4to, 24 photos., map. Knutsford: Fleur de Lys. 1998  #56805
[HLMainPic] Outstanding temporary officer of 16th Bn. Manchester Regt. (Pals) & the epic story of Manchester Hill, near St. Quentin, in March 1918. Orig. laminated boards (hardback edition), VG & signed by author.   £25
GRIFFITHS (Major A., late 63rd Regt.) Fifty Years of Public Service. 1st Ed., xii+426pp., portrait frontis. Cassell. nd  #51979
[HLMainPic] Author was commissioned in the Manchester Regt. in 1854, served with the regiment in the trenches before Sebastopol during the final few months of the Crimean War & also describes the expedition to Kinburn & events in Sebastopol after its fall. Went on to serve in Canada, Gibraltar, &c., with various staff appointments 'til about 1869 when he joined the the prison service at Chatham, Wormwood Scrubs &c., becoming Inspector of Prisons in 1876. orig. blue cloth, some leaves roughly opened o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
HIBBERD (Dominic) Wilfred Owen. A New Biography. 1st Ed., xix+424pp., 57 photos., 8 maps, 9 drawings. VG in dw. W&N. 2002  #39368
Important biography with much to offer.   £10
KEMPSTER (Brig. F.) & WESTROPP (Brig. H.C.E.) Eds. Manchester City Battalions Book of Honour. 1st Ed., c.800pp., illus. throughout, 4to. Sherratt & Hughes. 1916  #57463
[HLMainPic] Manchester Pals of 90th & 91st Inf. Bdes., each bn. illustrated down to platoons, with rolls of all of them. Also rolls of the volunteers from numerous commercial companies. A fine record. Minor wear, VG, with contemp. ink ownership inscrip. of "F.B. Merriman 22nd Manchester Regiment." See illustration on our website.   £60
MITCHINSON (K.W.) & MCINNES (I.) Cotton Town Comrades: The Story of the Oldham Pals Battalion 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 293pp., illus. throughout, 6 maps. Bayonet Publications. 1993  #55195
[HLMainPic] 24th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Western Front. Nominal rolls, awards, Roll of Hon. Orig. rexine cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
No. 12407 Pte. Frank Mackereth, 19th (S) Bn. Manchester Regiment, 4th City Battalion. Memorial Scroll.  #57992
[HLMainPic] Original WW1 remembrance scroll as issued to next of kin of the Fallen, near fine. Pte. Mackereth of Ambleside was KiA in his Pals battalion's attack at Guillemont on 23rd July 1916: on this day the bn. suffered 571 casualties of whom 496 were 'missing.' He has no known grave & is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. See illustration on our website.   £45
OWEN (Wilfred)] OWEN (Harold) Journey From Obscurity: Wilfred Owen 1893-1918, Memoirs of the Owen Family. Vol. I: Childhood. Vol. I only: 2nd Imp, xiii+274pp., 13 photos. VG in dw. OUP. 1972  #56557
Classic biography compiled by the subject's brother.   £10
SANDILANDS (Brig-Gen. J.W., CB, CMG, DSO) A Lancashire Brigade in France. 1st Ed., 84pp., portrait frontis., 9 other portraits (commanding officers of bns.). Business Newspapers Ltd. [1919].  #55977
[HLMainPic] History of 104th Brigade, formed Jan. 1915 consisting of 17th, 18th & 20th (S) Bns. Lancashire Fusiliers & 3rd (S) Bn. Manchester Regt. In 1917 the latter two battalions were disbanded & replaced by 19th (S) Bn. DLI. Served with 35th Div. in France & Flanders from Jan. 1916 onwards, inc. Somme, Arras, Passchendaele, Final Advance. &c. Useful & very scarce history by the brigade commander. Orig. red cloth, titled & dec. in black to front & rear. Minor wear, VG, with pencil owenership inscrip. of Sapper R.F. Clench, 35th Div. Signal Coy. RE. See illustration on our website.   £95




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