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Northumberland Fusiliers   10 Books
A History of No 1 Indep MG Coy Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in the Campaign in NW Europe 1944-1945. 1st Ed., 73pp., plate, fldg. map. No imprint/date [Germany, c.1946].  #58802
[HLMainPic] Machine Gun Support Coy. serving with Guards Armoured Div. in NW Europe campaign 1944-45, compiled at the close of hostilities from the diaries/recollections of several officers. Nominal rolls of all ranks, Roll of Hon, awards & officers. Orig pale blue/grey cloth, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
BUCKLEY (Capt. F.) Ed. War History of the 7th Northumberland Fusiliers. 1st Ed., viii+155pp., 31 illus., fldg. map. Newcastle: Grierson. 1919  #55024
[HLMainPic] Western Front in 50th Div., they landed on 21st April 1915 & within 4 days were thrust into 2nd Ypres with very heavy losses, much trench warfare & battles of Somme, Passchendaele &c. Very appealing & rare history made up of contributions from various officers, followed by lengthy chunks of the war diary, nominal roll on embarkation & Roll of Hon. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
BUNBURY (Lt. W.J.) A Diary of an Officer with the 4th Northumberland Fusiliers in France & Flanders from April 20th to May 24th, 1915. 1st Ed., 63pp., fldg. map in end-pocket, another in text & a sketch. Printed by J. Catherall & Co., Hexham [for the author]. nd (c.1915.).  #58195
[HLMainPic] Detailed & informative record of leaving Blyth, Northumberland, journey to Flanders & being pitched straight into 2nd Ypres on arrival: roll of officers reveals that of 30 'originals' fourteen were wounded during the first month in the line & several more were sick. Much interesting detail on the battalion during the second battle of Ypres with appealing coloured map showing bn. positions & operations during the battle. By "W.J.B.," but easily identified from the roll of officers. Capt. Wilfred Joseph Bunbury was KiA 15/4/17 & is buried in Wancourt Brit. Cemetery. Orig. maroon cloth, blocked in black to front panel, VG, rare & appealing contemporary account with author's note: "This Diary was originally written from letters sent home by me from the Front, & notes made by me while there, solely with the intention of keeping a correct account of the Battalion's doings during these few weeks for my own reference in future years. Having been requested to have a few copies printed for friends & brother officers, with whom I was brought into so much closer companionship, during this short but most interesting time, than ever before, I have decided to do so..." See illustration on our website.   £275
COOKE (Capt. C.H.) Historical Records of the 16th (S) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. 1st Ed., xx+235pp., 16 plates, 4 maps. For private distribution. 1923  #53750
[HLMainPic] Western Front inc. Thiepval 1/7/16 &c. Nominal roll, Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, rather stained & worn but sound copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50
GLADDEN (Norman) Ypres 1917: A Personal Account. 1st Ed., 192pp., 2 maps. VG in dw. Kimber. 1967  #55780
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed account from the ranks, 7th & 11th Bns. North'd. Fus., Battles of Messines & 3rd Ypres, Menin Road Ridge & Passchendaele. VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
LAVERY (F.) Comp. Irish Heroes in the War. Foreword by John E. Redmond, MP, The Irish in Great Britain by T.P. O'Connor, MP, The Tyneside Irish Brigade by Joseph Keating. 1st Ed., 336pp., num. portraits & group photos. Everett & Co. 1917  #58053
[HLMainPic] History of the raising of the Tynside Irish Brigade (24th to 27th Bns. Northumberland Fusiliers) with nominal rolls of all ranks, details of the officers (including their past military services), named group photos. of officers, bands &c., awards (with citations inc. MMs) & a Who's Who of the Tyneside Irish Movement past & present. Orig. cloth, VG & rare, inscribed by the compiler: "To James Lardner. W.P. From Felix Lavery. Christmas 1917." See illustration on our website.   £145
POLE (D.G.) David Graham Pole: War Letters & Autobiography. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 186pp., portrait frontis. Printed for Private Circulation Only. nd (c.1960).  #47889
[HLMainPic] Mostly detailed letters from Western Front Sept.-Dec 1915 with 12th (S) Bn. Northumberland Fus., promoted CO during battle of Loos but invalided at the end of 1915, "my nerves all shot to pieces." Interesting & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
SHAKESPEAR (Lt.-Col. J., CMG, CIE, DSO) Historical Records of the 18th (Service) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers (Pioneers). 1st Ed., [xi]+211pp., 18 plates, 4 fldg. maps. Printed for private distribution by the Council of Newcastle & Gateshead. 1920  #56629
[HLMainPic] Pioneer battalion of the 34th Division, Western Front from Jan. 1916; Somme 1916, Arras, Ypres &c. Nominal roll, Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
TERNAN (Brig.-Gen. T., CB, CMG, DSO) The Story of the Tyneside Scottish. 1st Ed., 160pp., num. photos. Northumberland Press. nd  #58117
[HLMainPic] 20th-23rd Bns. Northumberland Fusiliers in training & Western Front (34th Div.) until April 1917 when author ceased to be GOC. La Boiselle on 1/7/16. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
WALKER (H.M.) A History of the Northumberland Fusiliers 1674-1902. 1st Ed., xx+502pp., 12 plates, 14 maps (some fldg.). Murray. 1919  #38987
Various early campaigns, American War of Independence, West Indies, Peninsula campaigns 1808-14 inc. Corunna, Badajos, Salamanca, Vittoria &c., Walcheren, Indian Mutiny & Boer War. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG.   £42




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