Read e-book online HISTORY OF THE 1/4TH BATTALION, DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S (WEST PDF

By Capt. P. G. Bales

it is a first-class and informative historical past of a Territorial battalion throughout the nice warfare, written via an officer who served in it as Intelligence Officer, Assistant Adjutant and Adjutant and who for greater than years was once accountable for maintaining the warfare Diary. He has made stable use of this accountability and in a chain of appendices has produced this sort of element infrequently noticeable in a battalion or regimental background. there's the battalion itinerary which charts each move and placement with dates from 4th August 1914 to nineteenth June 1919 with explanatory notes and reviews, equivalent to: “28.2.16. [Move to] correct part, Authuille Trenches. Relieved 1/4th Bn KOYLI.” one other lists each officer who served within the battalion noting after they joined (the originals are pointed out) and what passed off them, with dates; e.g. killed, wounded, ailing, transferred and so forth after which there's a comparable record for all of the Warrant officials and corporate zone grasp Sergeants, i don't have in mind seeing this sort of record in the other historical past. there's a precis of casualties which exhibits some of the classes of time over which they have been incurred and the appropriate zone of front - a complete of ninety eight officials 2,733 different ranks. there's additionally an inventory of Honours and Awards, including one VC, and it's made transparent that in simple terms these conferred on body of workers for providers rendered whereas truly serving with the Battalion are incorporated. there is not any entire battalion Roll of Honour nor, regrettably, is there an index.
4th DW was once one of many regiment’s 3 Territorial battalions (the different have been fifth and 6th), established in Halifax, Yorks, a part of the 2d West using Brigade (later 147th), West using department (later 49th). For the 1st 3 months of the warfare it was once on coast defence close to Hull and Grimsby prior to relocating to Doncaster, the place it remained until eventually embarking for France on 14th April 1915. It fought at the Western entrance for the remainder of the warfare, staying within the similar brigade and division.

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