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MATTHEWS (E.C.., Lt., DCLI) A Subaltern in the Field. 1st Ed., 63pp., 12 photos. Heath Cranton. nd (c.1920).  #57394
[HLMainPic] Rare personal account of service with 1/5th DCLI from June 1916 until wounded in attack at Foret de Nieppe in May 1918. Also served Ancre, Somme, Ypres &c. The author's name at foot of Preface is given as Ernest Channing Matthews (as he appears in the Army Lists of the period), he was later known as Ernest Matthews Channing-Renton & was an interesting character: sometime a British vice-consul & an artist in oils, water-colour, Indian ink & charcoal, as recorded in contemp. works of reference. Orig. printed paper covd. boards, little spotted, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £100


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