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1/6th Battn. London Regiment: Battalion Christmas Card 1917. Attractive card with regimental crest to front & insert (held in with red & green cord tie) depicting the battalion's battles & engagements from March 1915-August 1917, with appealing sketches. VG with inscrip. from Fred Hobbs to Mother & loosely inserted photo. of two soldiers of the battalion, one presumably Hobbs. See illustrations on our website.  #61819
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264 (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (T.A.) A Short History. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [32]pp, 4 plates. Royal Artillery Institution. 1948  #56422
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 Western Front & Egypt/Palestine; WW2 North Africa & Italy. Roll of Hon. & awards for both wars. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £45
A War Record of the 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 277pp., frontis. Privately published. 1927  #60893
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from March 1915 with 47th (London) Div. inc. Loos, Vimy Ridge, Somme, Ypres, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in silver gilt with regimental crest & red bands to front, VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921  #53057
Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG ex-IWM lib.   £25
No. 593556 Rfn. Henry Nicholls, 18th Bn. London Regiment (The Lonon Irish Rifles). Sundry service papers including Discharge Certificate; Character Certificate; Notification of Award of Pension &c., together with printed leaflets: Soldiers Pensions 1917 & Disabled Sailors & Soldiers (a Ministry of Pensions publication, dated 1917) & one or two minor documents.  #61180
[HLMainPic] Henry Nicholls enlisted at Bethnal Green in June 1916, served in France/Flanders from November 1916 to June 1917 when he was wounded (GSW, left forearm). He was discharged as no longer fit for military service in June 1918. See illustration on our website.   £45
Photographs & Sketches of The Post Office Rifles in France & Calendar for 1916. Wall-hanging calendar, 320x255mm approx., consisting of 16 leaves: (1) Cover with decorative title, badge, coloured borders; (2) Photo. portraits of Colonel-in-Chief, CO, Adjt., QM & RSM; (3) 1st Bn. on Parade at Abbots Langley Before Leaving for France, March 1915; (4-15) Monthly calendars with many appealing & mostly humorous sketches by Sgt. F.H. Turner; (16) Caricatures of CO & Lt. Peel. Art paper throughout, 7 photos. & 20 sketches in all, with red/green ribbon tie at top for hanging The Regt. Contemp.  #61033
[HLMainPic] Appealing contemp. 8th London Regt. regimental souvenir & doubtless a rare survival. Little dusty & chipped, generally VG. See illustrations on our website.   £125
Territorial Battalions of the Regiments of Surrey & Their Successors. 2nd Ed., revised., orig. dec. card wraps., 108pp. approx. 40 photos., plate of badges. Regimental Museum. 1992  #61972
[HLMainPic] Illustrated history containing an account of each TA infantry unit of the Surrey & East Surrey Regiments & the amalgamated Queen's Royal Regiment, inc. several London Regt. battalions, 21st, 22nd, 24th, also 4th & 5th Surreys &c., including personal recollections of a number of members. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
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  #52421
[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
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
The Book of Number Two Platoon "A" Company 1st City of London Home Guard. 1st Ed., 47pp., 4to, sketches & drawings, plan. Printed by Sir Joseph Causton & Sons. nd (c.1945)  #64085
[HLMainPic] Rare record of just one Company based in The Temple. Nominal roll &c. Orig. blue paper covd. boards with cream cloth backstrip, gilt title to front, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75

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