THE WAR HISTORY OF THE 1ST BATTALION QUEENS WESTMINSTER RIFLES 1914 – 1918.

Henriques, Major J. Q.


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1st ed., 1923. Xiv + 348 pp., photo-frontis., + photo-plates + 2 fldg photo-panoramas + 15 maps, 21 of which are fldg. Re-back with original spine re-laid & retaining original red cloth boards with gilt armorial to front ; 25 x 16cm. Some typical light wear to covers o/w V.G. A.L.S. tipped-in, dated 1959 from Nicholls to Blunn, "in memory of those wonderful days of 1915-16" and of their recent reunion. This is a history of the 1st Battalion Queen's Westminster Rifles during the First World War. It traces their story from mobilisation and training, to the Ypres Salient, training with the 56th Division for the offensive, at Gommecourt, the Battles of the Somme, Neuve Chapelle and Laventie, on the Arras front, at the Battles of Arras, 1917, the Battles of Ypres, 1917, Cambrai, the Battle of Arras, 1918, the Battle of the Scarpe, the Battle of Canal du Nord, and finally the advance to victory with the Battles of Valenciennes and the Sambre and the passage of La Grande Honnelle. There follows an Itinerary, The Roll of Honour, Rewards won by Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men, 1914 – 1919, a List of Officers who Served in the First Battalion, and an Index. This excellent history is illustrated with photograph plates, two folding photograph panoramas and fifteen maps, twelve of which are folding.


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