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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   445 Books
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2/4 Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with cord tie, 68pp., 4to, 2 maps. Privately printed. nd 1920  #57016
[HLMainPic] 2/4th Hants. in Palestine May 1917-May 1918 then in France with the 62nd (West Riding) Div. for the Final Advance June-Nov. 1918 inc. Havrincourt, Marcoing & Le Quesnoy. Several rolls of officers, awards. Casualties noted in text. Somewhat chipped but VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
126 Heavy Battery, R.G.A., 1915-1919. 1st Ed., 83pp., 2 portraits. No imprint/date (Printed by W.P. Griffith & Sons., London EC4, c.1919).  #63045
[HLMainPic] Largely based on unit War Diary, maintained by Sgt. G.H. Porter until he was KiA at Queant, 12/9/18 (his portrait appears as frontispiece). Also includes rolls of officers, Roll of Hon. (with details of where killed), statistics of Rounds Fired, awards roll, citations for DCM, MM & MSM awards. Unit was formed at Camberwell in May 1915 & served on the Somme 1916, Lens Front in 1917, Ypres & Final Advance. Orig. red cloth, gilt, small but useful & rare history. See illustration on our website.   £75
14th Heavy Battery R.G.A. War Diary, List of Honours & Awards to Officers, N.C.O.'s & Men Whilst Serving with the Battery, List of Officers who have Served with the Battery & Battery Roll of Honour. 1st Ed., 108pp., 7 photos., fldg. map (showing positions & dates where the Battery was in action, 1915-1918). Robert Scott. 1919  #58852
[HLMainPic] Contains Battery history, War Diary & various rolls as stated in the title. Roll of casualties includes the wounded, inc. place & nature of wounds; roll of awards includes citations inc. MMs; officers' service roll includes dates of service with unit & other details. Served at the Somme 1916, Arras 1917 &c. Orig. paper covd. boards with title & coloured cloth onlay to front (formation sign), nice copy & scarce, with comp. slip from the OC & Officers loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £75
178 Siege Battery R.G.A., B.E.F. France 1916-1918. 1st Ed., viii+127pp., 4 plates. Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Printers, Leeds. 1919  #63037
[HLMainPic] 6-inch Howitzer battery formed 1916: to France in October & immediately in action on the Arras front, inc. supporting a raid at Blangy in Jan. 1917, Battle of Arras inc. supporting attacks on Monchy-le-Preux &c., later at 3rd Ypres, Cambrai, Spring Offensive &c. Nominal roll of original Battery, another at demobilization, Roll of Hon. (inc. wounded & gassed), awards. Useful account with much interesting detail on the work of the battery & several most interesting appendices including Battery Humour &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. Ownership inscrip. of W.N. Bates, listed as a Gunner in the nominal roll of the original battery. See illustration on our website.   £100
The Regimental Roll of Honour & War Record of the Artist's Rifles (1/28th, 2/28th & 3/28th Bns. The London Regt. TF), Commissions, Appointments & Rewards for Service in the Field obtained by Members of the Corps since 4th August 1914. 3rd (final) Ed., xliii+596pp., 32 plates. Howlett. 1922  #59051
[HLMainPic] Service details of some 10,000+ 1914-18 officers who passed through the ranks of the Artist's, & a short account of the 1/Artists in the line, July 1917-armistice. Orig. grey dec. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
The Story of the Sixteenth Infantry in France. By the Regimental Chaplain. Orig. dec. wraps., [111]pp. No imprint/date.  #59057
[HLMainPic] American Expeditionary Force infantry bn. in France 1917-18: account of their operations plus rolls of officers, Casualties &c. Stated to be copyright 1919 by the unidentified author, & printed in Frankfurt, but the look & feel of this copy is not of that era, & probably dates from the 1970s. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers: Being the History of the Regiment from December 1688 to July 1914. Compiled under the direction of a Regimental Historical Records Committee. 2nd Ed., xx+673pp., c.20 maps. VG in dw. Constable. 1934  #62831
[HLMainPic] Napoleonic wars (inc. Waterloo, with casualty roll), Kaffir Wars, Indian Mutiny, China, Tirah & South African War (with rolls of casualties killed, wounded &c., awards). This 2nd edition excluded the plates in the 1st Ed. of 1928 but a very nice copy, orig. green cloth, titled in red, complete with dw & scarce thus. See illustrations on our website.   £85
The 23rd London Regiment 1798-1919. Compiled from Contributions by Former Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., xvi+188pp., col. frontis., 7 maps. Times Pubg. Co. Ltd. 1936  #63926
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely (apart from the first short chapter) WW1: 1st Bn. in France inc. Givenchy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles; 2nd Bn. in Salonika & Palestine then briefly in Flanders in 1918. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
135 Survey Engineer Regiment (TA): History of the Regiment 1948-1965. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., dup. typescript, spiral bound foolscap format, ii+35+[xiv]pp., with loosely inserted col. plate of uniforms Ewell, Surrey: RHQ. 1965  #62813
[HLMainPic] An unusual TA regiment formed in 1948 comprising Topographic Squadron, Cartographic Squadron & Lithographic Squadron. Details of their work, rolls of officers, roll of awards of Efficiency Medals &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
Collections & Recollections of 107th Field Coy. R.E. 1st Ed., 146pp., sketches in text. Darlington: Wm. Dresser & Sons. 1918  #63947
[HLMainPic] The first of 2 volumes recording the unit's services in Macedonia/Salonica: This part contains mainly humourous contributions, poems &c. by num. members of the Coy. Orig. blue cloth sp. with wheat cloth boards, titled in gilt to sp. & black to front, VG. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125

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