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Shropshire Light Infantry   7 Books
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56th Infantry Brigade (19th Division): Presentation of King's Colour to 9th (S) Bn. The Cheshire Regt., 8th (S) Bn. The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire) Regiment by HRH The Prince of Wales. Dec. card wraps., 16pp. Aldershot: G&P. nd (c.1919).  #61834
[HLMainPic] Attractive souvenir of the presentation includes short history of the brigade's service in France, also that of each bn. & rolls of officers & WOs on 11/11/18 of the 9th Cheshires, 1/4th KSLI & 8th North Staffs. See illustration on our website.   £25
The History of the Corps of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Vol. 4: The Shropshire Militia & Volunteers. 1st Ed., xii+479pp., foolscap. dup. typescript, num. illus. No imprint/date.  #60190
[HLMainPic] One of series of substantial histories produced by the regimental museum in the 1970s. Orig. green paper wraps., printed title to front & in ink tp sp., VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
DUGDALE (Capt. Geoffrey, MC) "Langemarck" & "Cambrai" - A War Narrative 1914-1918. 2nd Imp., 132pp., portrait frontis., 11 photos., 2 maps. Shrewsbury: Printed Published by Wilding & Son Ltd. (for the author). 1932  #63167
[HLMainPic] Excellent, scarce locally printed memoir of service with Shropshire Yeomanry in UK then posted to 6th King's Shropshire Light Infantry in France, Sept. 1916. Fine personal account of the battles named in the title & other events whilst overseas 1916-18. Orig. black cloth, white ink titling to front & sp. (that to sp. rather indistinct as always), VG. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £65
HILL (J.A. Sillitoe) The Front Line & Beyond It: A Diary of 1917-18. 1st Ed., 80pp., portrait frontis. Houghton. 1930  #60441
[HLMainPic] Interesting & detailed diary account of author's service in the ranks, from leaving training camp at Morpeth, 16th Oct. 1917, journey to France, the 'bullring' at Rouen, joining 1st KSLI on 28th Oct., further training then active service in the line until wounded in March retreat & PoW thereafter. The portrait photo. frontis. was taken at Witten, Westphalia, in Sept. 1918 & is inscribed in ink "Very sincerely yours J. Alec Hill / 9th February 1931." Orig. mustard cloth, blocked in red, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
HILL (J.A. Sillitoe) The Front Line & Beyond It: A Diary of 1917-18. 1st Ed., 80pp., portrait frontis. Houghton. 1930  #63066
[HLMainPic] Interesting & detailed diary account of author's service in the ranks, from leaving training camp at Morpeth, 16th Oct. 1917, journey to France, the 'bullring' at Rouen, joining 1st KSLI on 28th Oct., further training then active service in the line until wounded in March retreat & PoW thereafter. The portrait photo. frontis. was taken at Witten, Westphalia, in Sept. 1918. Orig. mustard cloth, blocked in red, cloth lightly stained, generally VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95
KEMP (Lt.-Comm. P.K.) The History of the 4th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry (T.A.) 1745-1945. 1st Ed., 183pp., 11 photos., 8 maps (most fldg.). VG in chipped dw. Shrewsbury: Wilding. 1955  #62393
[HLMainPic] Largely devoted to both world wars, Western Front & NW Europe respectively. Rolls of Hon. 1914-18 & 1939-45, awards roll 1939-45. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
WOOD (Major W. de B.) The History of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xvi+471pp., 8 fldg. maps. Medici. 1925  #63747
[HLMainPic] Eight bns. saw active service, all in France, the 2nd & 8th went on to Salonika & the 10th was initially in Palestine. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65

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