I Shall Not Find His Equal - The Life of Brigadier-General Noel Lee The Manchester Regiment, by Niall Cherry

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I Shall Not Find His Equal - The Life of Brigadier-General Noel Lee The Manchester Regiment, by Niall Cherry
I Shall Not Find His Equal - The Life of Brigadier-General Noel Lee The Manchester Regiment, by Niall Cherry

Published by Fleur De Lys in 2001, 50 pages. Hardback (N5726)

Noel Lee was a pre-First World War officer of the 6th Territorial Battalion, which he commanded between 1906 and 1911. A much loved and respected officer and an outstanding soldier, he went on to command the Manchester Territorial Infantry Brigade of the East Lancashire Division when they went to war in the autumn of 1914. A man of vision and understanding, his men had great respect for him and his abilities. Tragically he was severely wounded at Gallipoli in the great battle of Krithia on 4 June 1915, later dying from his wounds in hospital in Malta. This biography describes the mobilisation of the Manchester Territorials, their initial camp at Rochdale, arrival in Alexandria in late September 1914 and onto the battlefields of Gallipoli.

From the rear side cover: This is the story of a splendid civilian soldier, the first 'Ierritorial to be promoted Brigadier, The title of the book is taken from a letter written by Major Ceneral W Douglas after Noel Lee had been severely wounded in the battle of 4th June 1915 at CaIlipoli.

In civilian life Noel Lee worked for the family textile firm of Tootal Broadhurst Lee and as a 'Ierritorial Lieutenant Colonel had commanded the 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment, in which many of his officers and soldiers were also employees of the Company.

The Manchester Infantry Brigade, commanded by Lee, was part of the East Lancashire Division, the first Territorial Division to volunteer for overseas service after the outbreak of war in August 1914. The following month they were on their way to Egypt and the Middle East, where it was intended that these civilian soldiers from Lancashire should replace the British Regular Army of Occupation in the defence and safe-keeping of the Suez Canal.

After carrying out these duties, the battalions of clerks, warehousemen, artisans, mill-hands, merchants and professional men were thrown into the battles of the CaIlipoli Peninsula. Niall Cherry has created a fascinating insight into the last year of the Iife of this outstanding and much loved man...


The condition of the book is generally good. The cover has some minor scratches and scuffs, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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