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BURROWS (J.W.) Essex Units in the War 1914-1919: Essex Territorial Infantry Brigade (4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Bns.) also 8th (Cyclists) Bn. The Essex Regiment. 1st Ed., xxvi+409pp., col. frontis., approx. 70 illus. & maps (some fldg.). VG in sl. chipped dw. Southend: Burrows. nd 1932  #57603
[HLMainPic] Gallipoli, Egypt & Palestine. VG history with many good illus. & maps. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped dw & scarce, especially in dw. See illustration on our website.   £145
MONTGOMERY (Ina) John Hugh Allen of the Gallant Company: A Memoir by His Sister. 1st Ed., vii+236pp., portrait frontis. VG in dw. Arnold. 1919  #60685
[HLMainPic] John Hugh Allen, son of Colonel the Hon. Sir James Allen, K.C.B. (a New Zealand politician and sometime High Commissioner in London for NZ) & Lady Allen, was Ed. at Wanganui College & Jesus College, Cambridge (where he was President of the Union). He was studying for the Bar in London on the outbreak of war & joined the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps on 25th Aug. 1914; a few weeks later he was commissioned in the 13th (S) Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Then attached to the 1st Bn. Essex Regiment at Gallipoli, he was killed in action there on 6th June 1915 & is buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery. Includes informative letters written in training, with some interesting accounts of the type of exercises etc. undertaken by his New Army battalion (stationed at Looe in Cornwall), & during the twelve days he spent at the front. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in dw with presentation inscrip. "R.H. Studholme from his Father 7/11/21." See illustration on our website.   £65
MONTGOMERY (Ina) John Hugh Allen of the Gallant Company: A Memoir by His Sister. 1st Ed., vii+236pp., portrait frontis. Arnold. 1919  #60036
[HLMainPic] John Hugh Allen, son of Colonel the Hon. Sir James Allen, K.C.B. (a New Zealand politician and sometime High Commissioner in London for NZ) & Lady Allen, was Ed. at Wanganui College & Jesus College, Cambridge (where he was President of the Union). He was studying for the Bar in London on the outbreak of war & joined the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps on 25th Aug. 1914; a few weeks later he was commissioned in the 13th (S) Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Then attached to the 1st Bn. Essex Regiment at Gallipoli, he was killed in action there on 6th June 1915 & is buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery. Includes informative letters written in training, with some interesting accounts of the type of exercises etc. undertaken by his New Army battalion (stationed at Looe in Cornwall), & during the twelve days he spent at the front. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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