Of Those Who Lie in Foreign Fields, by RL Stanley and J Batherton

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Of Those Who Lie in Foreign Fields, by RL Stanley and J Batherton
Of Those Who Lie in Foreign Fields, by RL Stanley and J Batherton, subtitled 'In Remembrance of the Men of Colton who served but did not return'

Published by Anne Loader in 1997, 78 pages. A5 size booklet (N5357)

This booklet is a fascinating record of the men from the Staffordshire village of Colton (just outside the town of Rugeley) who fought and died during the First World War. The booklet is illustrated throughout with photographs taken of the headstones of the dead servicemen.

From the rear side cover: After the First World War, nothing was ever the same. When those fateful shots were fired in Sarajevo they set off a series of events that changed the face of Europe forever. Communities were decimated and almost a whole generation of young men simply disappeared. In this tribute to the men of Colton in Staffordshire, England who died during the conflict, the authors trace what happened to each person who is commemorated on the village war memorial for making the supreme sacrifice. Also featured are the village's Second World War victim and a veteran of the Crimean War.

Soldier's records found in the booklet include Trooper Henry George Hill, Private William Edgar Yates, Private Harold Currin, Private Thomas Townley, Private Thomas Key, Private James Middleton, Private Joseph Talbot, Lance Corporal Frederick Robson, Private Leonard Ernest Abbott, Trooper L Turner, Private George Henry Devall, J E Goodall, Private William John Wright, Second Lt Albert George Rowley, Private Ernest Albert Brain, Private John William Champ, and Corporal John Deacon.

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and creases but is clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
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