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CROUCH (Capt. L.W.) Duty & Service: Letters from the Front. 1st Ed., 158pp., portrait frontis., 6 plates. For Private Circulation. 1917  #67487
[HLMainPic] Lionel William Crouch was born in 1886, educated at Marlborough and qualified as a solicitor. He was a pre-war Territorial officer with the 1st/1st Bucks. Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and was killed in action on 21st July 1916 in an attack on the Somme (his body was found a month later and identified by his Coronation Medal ribbon); his grave lies in Pozières British Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle. Contains his letters written during the mobilization period and throughout his active service, March 1915-July 1916 with much of interest on the experiences of, and some individuals of, the Bucks Battalion. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, some staining to boards o/w generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £95


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