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Shropshire Light Infantry   5 Books
[MANNING (Frederic)] Her Privates We. By Private 19022. 8th Imp., vii+453pp. VG in dw. Peter Davies. 1937.  #57115
[HLMainPic] The expurgated text of The Middle Parts of Fortune, the classic account of Manning's experiences in the ranks of the 7th KSLI. Very nice, fine copy of 8th Imp., in 7th Imp. dw: noted for the striking cloth design of the original edition, there were then several reprints with plain cloth & wrappers, then just two impressions appear to have been issued with the very attractive illustrated jacket which this copy retains. See illustration on our website.   £145
BARRETT (C.R.B.) Ed. The 85th King's Light Infantry (Now 2nd Bn. he King's Shropshire Light Infantry). By "One of Them," 1st Ed., xx+551pp., col. frontis., 41 plates (inc. 11 col. plates of uniforms), 12 maps. Spottiswoode & Co. 1913  #53162
Substantial volume including campaigns in the Low Countries, Peninsular War, New Orleans 1814, Afghanistan 1879-80 & Boer War 1899-1902. Includes details of officers' services. Awards &c.noted in text. Later blue cloth with red leather label to sp., little stained at extremities, pp.133-150 supplied in photostat. Inexpensive text & complete with col. plates of uniforms, fldg. maps &c.   £15
DUGDALE (Capt. Geoffrey, MC) "Langemarck" & "Cambrai" - A War Narrative 1914-1918. 2nd Imp., 132pp., portrait frontis., 11 photos., 2 maps. Shrewsbury: Printed Published by Wilding & Son Ltd. (for the author). 1932  #53194
[HLMainPic] Excellent, scarce locally printed memoir of service with Shropshire Yeomanry in UK then posted to 6th King's Shropshire Light Infantry in France, Sept. 1916. Fine personal account of the battles named in the title & other events whilst overseas 1916-18. Orig. black cloth, white ink titling to front & sp. (that to sp. rather indistinct as always), VG. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £75
JOHNSTON (Lt. Alec) At the Front. 1st Ed., 130pp., portrait frontis. Constable. 1917  #30951
First-hand accounts contributed to "Punch" whilst serving in F&F with 1st BN. KSLI. KiA near Ypres, 22/4/16. Good ex lib copy.   £25
JOHNSTON (Lt. Alec) At the Front. Intro. by Owen Seaman & Appreciation by Capt. T.L. Ingram, RAMC, DSO, MC. 1st Ed., 130pp., portrait frontis. Constable. 1917  #57529
[HLMainPic] First-hand accounts of service experiences contributed to "Punch" by Alec Leith Johnston whilst serving in France and Flanders with 1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Johnston was Ed. at St. Paul's School & Exeter College, Oxford, enlisted in the Artists's Rifles in 1914 & commissioned 1915. He was Killed in Action near Ypres on 22nd April 1916, aged twenty-six, and is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery. Includes an Appreciation by the Medical Officer of his bn. which includes a description of his final action & previous events in Flanders. Orig. blue cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65




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