A Quartermaster at the Front - The Diary of Lt.Col. Allen Whitty Worcestershire Regiment 1914-1919, with notes & maps by Edwin Astill
Book published by Reveille in 2011, 192 pages. Paperback (N5744)
From the rear side cover: From the previously unpublished War Diary, this book tells the story of Allen Whitty's service through the period of the Great War to the occupation of the Rhineland.
Having joined the Worcestershire Regiment in 1884, Allen Whitty quickly rose through the ranks and was commissioned during the Boer War. He was Quartermaster with the 3rd Battalion when it was mobilised in 1914. His diary describes in detail the retreat, and the difficulties and danger that attended those whose job it was to supply the front line. He served with the battalion in that capacity until 1918, when he became Camp Commandant for X Corps. At the end of the war Whitty served in the Army of Occupation, and the diary gives an insight into the problems that brought for the British Army.
A fascinating insight for anyone interested in the Great War; anyone connected with the Regiment or whose regiment was in the same Brigade...
The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover.