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Manchester Regiment   7 Books
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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
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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