Chorley Pals, East Lancashire Regiment in the First World War

Chorley Pals, East Lancashire Regiment in the First World War

Full title: 'Chorley Pals, Y Company, 11th (Service) battalion, East Lancashire Regiment - A Short History of the Company in the Great War 1914-1919, by John M. Garwood'

Published by Neil Richardson in 1989, 54 pages. Large A4 size booklet (N4081)

This booklet charts the history of the men from the lancashire market town of Chorley who enlisted to fight in the First World War, and who all joined the East Lancashire Regiment. Sections include:

  • Formation and training
  • A Change of temperature (posting to Egypt and then France)
  • The Attack on Serre
  • The routine of war
  • The battle of Arras
  • The Grey Avalanche
  • The move North
  • The advance to victory
  • Several appendices, including lists of casualties, graves, and recipients of the Victoria Cross, MM, DCM and DSO

The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs and maps

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed on the front cover and a small price sticker on the rear side

Condition New