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BARNES (Capt. A.F.) The Story of the 2/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 192pp., 39 illus., 12 maps. Gloucester: Crypt House Press. 1930  #51176
[HLMainPic] France from May 1916 with 61st Div., Laventie, Somme, Arras &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG with an interesting presentation inscription: "Dorothy Steele in Remembrance of her Cousin Jack Rickerby 2/5 Gloucestershire Regt. from her uncle Ellis. Cheltenham. 18th Oct. 1930." Capt. Rickerby's loss to the battalion, when he fell in March 1918, is recorded within as "a distaster to the Battalion & a great loss to his many friends... Possessing a stern sense of duty & full of the joy of living, yet completely regardless of death, he was the ideal Company Commander." Loosely inserted offprint of local newspaper obit. for Capt. Rickerby, printed copy letter from Brigade Commander concerning his loss & related newspaper clipping. See illustration on our website.   £50




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