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James Lusk, BA (Cantab).; Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur; Captain & Adjutant 6th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Letters & Memories. 1st Ed., [vii]+151pp., portrait frontis., col. plate (of Legion d'Honneur). Oxford: Printed for B.H. Blackwell. 1916  #62989
[HLMainPic] James Lusk was commissioned in the 6th Cameronians in 1908, mobilised & served in France March-Dec. 1915. Memoir followed by extensive & interesting letters from training and the Front: wounded by a trench mortar on Christmas Day 1915 whilst going round his trenches & DoW 28/12/15. He was awarded the Legion d'Honneur at Festubert in June when he was Bn. Transport Officer & the bn. having lost heavily in officers he made his way up the line & helped reorganise. He was appointed adjutant after this battle. Orig. grey paper covd. boards with purple cloth backstrip, very nice copy with neat ink presentation inscrip. "To Brig.-General E.S. Girdwood, from Capt. Lusk's Mother." See illustrations on our website.   £145

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The Fifth Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xx+256pp., portrait frontis., 43 photos. & sketches, 8 fldg. maps. Glasgow: Jackson & Son. 1936  #62799
[HLMainPic] Territorial bn. landed in France Nov. 1914; in the line at Bois Grenier, Laventie &c. then battles of Loos, Somme, Arras, Bullecourt, third Ypres, Final Advance in 1918 inc. Epehy, Canal du Nord, Selle & Sambre. Roll of Hon., nominal roll, awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt & black, very scarce. Stained & worn ex-lib. hence inexpensive copy, but sound & complete. See illustration on our website.   £45
[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
BAYNES (John) & MACLEAN (Hugh) A Tale of Two Captains. 1st Ed., vii+178pp., 26 photos., map. Edinburgh: Pentland. 1990  #63078
[HLMainPic] Memoirs of Capt. R. Baynes (2nd Bn.) & letters of Capt. J.B. Maclean MC (1st Bn.), both serving with Scottish Rifles on the Western Front. Signed by John Baynes. Orig. dec. boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
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
FINDLAY (Col. J.M., DSO) With the 8th Scottish Rifles 1914-1919. 2nd Imp., xv+240pp., 32 illus., 3 fldg. maps, table. Blackie. 1926  #59540
[HLMainPic] 52nd Div. at Gallipoli, Egypt (Gaza &c.) & F&F in 1918. Roll of Hon., awards, officers &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt & black, VG. See ilustration on our website.   £60
WHITE (Rev. John, MA) With the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in France: Leaves from a Chaplain's Diary. 1st Ed., xi+111pp. Glasgow: John Smith & Son. 1917  #60281
[HLMainPic] The author ministered to a brigade that included 1st & 5th Scottish Rifles, but he is mostly concerned with the latter battalion, inc. trench warfare in 1915, Battle of Loos &c. Orig. red cloth titled in black, some wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60

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