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Cameronians   7 Books
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The History of the 6th (Lanarkshire) Battn. of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) World War II. 1st Ed., 150pp., 6 portraits, 3 plates, 6 maps. VG in dw. No imprint/date [Glasgow: For the Bn., 1946].  #58801
[HLMainPic] NW Europe 1944-45 in 52nd (Lowland) Div., Low Countries, Rhine Crossing &c. Nominal rolls, Roll of Hon. VG in dw & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) A Record & A Memorial 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xix+168pp., 23 portraits of officers, from drawings by Lt. H.J. Gunn, 3 photos. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation. 1923  #58061
[HLMainPic] Fine history (written by four former officers of the battalion) with 15th (Scottish) Div., Western Front 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres &c. Officers' roll noting dates served in the bn. &c., roll of awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, tather rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
BAYNES (Lt.-Col. John) The History of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Vol. IV: The Close of Empire 1949-1968. 1st Ed., xvi+303pp., 40 photos., 12 maps. VG in chipped dw. Cassell. 1971  #58489
[HLMainPic] Includes Malaya 1950-51, 1951-53; Oman 1957-58; Aden 1966-67 &c. Rolls of bn. staff &c., Malaya Roll of Hon., awards. VG in dw with loosely inserted errata slip, press obit. of the author, &c. See illustration on our website.   £25
BOYD (Capt. E.R.)] A Yarn of War: Palestine & France 1917-1918. By E.R.B. 1st Ed., xvi+251pp., 33 plates, 5 sketch maps. Glasgow: Maclehose, Jackson & Co., Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #55655
[HLMainPic] Atmospheric personal account of service with 8th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in 52nd (Lowland) Div. inc. Battles of Gaza 1917 & campaign in the hills to capture of Jerusalem &c. Then to France in April 1918 & into the line on the Vimy Ridge, then in July the bn. transferred ro the 34th Div. & the author was wounded by shrapnel during series of advances near Beugneux (near Soissons). Num. photos. & good coloured sketch maps of Gaza, advance to Jaffa, Vimy District &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce with author inscrip. "Joan & Leslie from E.R.B. June 1934." See illustration on our website.   £225
CLERK (Rev. Archibald) Memoir of Colonel John Cameron, Fassiefern, K.T.S., Lieutenant-Colonel in the Gordon Highlanders, or 92d Regiment of Foot. 1st Ed., [iii]+108pp., 4to, tinted litho. portrait frontis., 2 other tinted litho. plates (monument & family home). Printed for Sir Duncan Campbell, Bart., of Fassiefern, by Thomas Murray & Son, Glasgow, For Private Circulation. 1858.  #56696
[HLMainPic] Memoir of John Cameron, who was commissioned in the Cameronians in 1793; transferred to the 93rd then to the 92nd as a Captain in 1794; served in Holland, Egypt, Walcheren Expedition then in the Peninsula from 1810-13, in various actions with Hill's 3rd Division; then in the Waterloo campaign, where he was killed in action leading his regiment at Quatre Bras. Detailed account of his services & campaigns, with some extracts from his letters. Orig. green cloth, blindstamped & gilt, little chipped & worn at extremities, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £175
CRICHTON (Andrew) The Life & Diary of Lieut. Col. J. Blackader, Of The Cameronian Regiment, & Deputy Governor of Stirling Castle; Who Served with Distinguished Honour in the wars under King William & the Duke of Marlborough, & Afterwards in the Rebellion of 1715 in Scotland. 1st Ed., 578pp., portrait frontis. Edinburgh: H.S. Baynes & London: W. Baynes. 1824  #56157
[HLMainPic] Compiled from Blackader's diaries & letters written during his campaigns &c., inc. origin & formation of the Cameronians, Battles of Blenheim, Ramilles, Oudenard & Malplaquet &c. Older half brwon morocco, marbled paper covd. boards, later eps., black leather lettering label to sp., VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £125
LAWSON (J.B.) A Cameronian Officer: Being a Memoir of Lieutenant James Burnett Lawson, Second Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 1st Ed., viii+255pp., 4 portraits. Glasgow: John Smith & Son. 1921  #58582
[HLMainPic] Contains a detailed memoir utilising his letters written during training, at the front &c. Ed. at Rothesay Academy & entered the medical school at Glasgow Univ. in 1914. Commisioned the following year in the Cameronians; posted to 9th (S) Bn. in France, May 1916 & returned in Sept. on transfer to the MGC. Trained at Belton Camp, Gratham, until, in April 1917, he learnt he was unlikely to see active service with the MGC because of his youth & requested to transfer back to his original regiment. Joined 2nd Scottish Rifles in June 1917 & took over "A" Coy. during 3rd Ypres. After a period of sick leave in the UK he returned to France for the last time in Jan. 1918. He was wounded in a counter-attack behind Meharicourt Village, 27/3/18 & DoW the same day. Contains a number of letters from other officers explaining, to their best knowledge, the circumstances of his wounding & death. Orig. tartan paper covd. boards with paper label & green cloth backstrip with gilt title, a little worn but scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225

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