Roberts, Enos H. G.


Liverpool, 1st ed., 1922. 133 pp. Green cloth ; gilt title & ill., to front cover ; 22 x 14cm. Owner’s details to pasted e.p.’s + pen-sketch of The King’s badge to f.f.e.p. ; o/w V.G. This is a history of one battalion and its part in the First World War – the 9th Battalion of the King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Territorial Force. The first battalion recruited from the Everton district of Liverpool as well as from a detachment located at Ormskirk and they mobilized at the very beginning of the war. Separate chapters are devoted to the services of three divisions of the 9th King’s, beginning with the 1st Division, whose fighting took in the Battle of Loos. The services of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division constitute a significant part of this history since they had their first taste of war at Wailly before being thrown into the devastation of The Somme in 1916 and subsequently Ypres, the Third Battle of Ypres, and the Battle of Cambrai. Finally, the 57th Division, which was originally formed at Blackpool in 1914 as a second line Battalion on the departure of the first Battalion, served later on in the war at the battles of Arras, Lille, and Tournai. An appendix gives a list of decorations. A SCARCE First Edition history of the 9th King’s in World War I.

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