Debt of Honour, by Ted Ashley and Irena Preston, subtitled 'The young men of Chipping and Whitewell District who died for their country in the great world conflicts of the 20th century'
Published by the Chipping Local History Society in 2001, 38 pages. A4 size booklet (N6083X1)
Richard Townson (38618 Private South Wales Borderers) Richard was killed in action in the 5th Battalion South Wales Borderers on 10th April 1918 (some sources say 9th June 1918). He was aged 19, and is recorded on Soissons Memorial, Aisne, Somme. The Germans occupied Soissons between May and August 1918, so presumably his body was not recovered, and this may explain the discrepancy of dates on which he died.
Condition of the booklet is generally ok. The paper covers have several minor scuffs, and some light nibbling and creasing along the edges and corners, but the staple 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.
Please note this booklet was produced privately, and so has an 'amateur' feel to it (i.e the photographs are all of photocopy quality) - but none of this detracts from the fascinating contents.