Futtl title: 'Manchester Scottish - The Story of the Manchester contingent of the 15th Battalion Royal Scots 1914-1918, by Roger J. Dowson'
Published by Neil Richardson in 2000, 90 pages. A4 size booklet (N4068)
This book provides a detailed account of the men from Manchester who fought in the 15th Battalion of the Royal Scots during the First World War.
The first part of the book (covering around two thirds of the contents) examines the history of the 15th Royal Scots during the conflict, and includes sections on recruitment, training, first overseas postings, the Somme, war cemetries, the second battle of Arras, Hargicourt, off to Flanders Field, gallantry awards, and the final year.
The final third of the book is then taken up with a detailed list of the men of Manchester who fought in the Royal Scots during the war. This list, arranged in a useful A to Z format, includes lots of information on each soldier (where known), and a couple of entries are listed below to provide an idea of the sort of information that is included.
- Crossland Pte Cyril Rudolph, 200637 1/4th RS. KIA 25.6.18. twice wounded. Born 18.4.1895 and educated at Manchester Grammer School. Lived at 16 Kings Rd, Sedgley Park, Prestwich. Buried at la Targette British Cemetry, Neuville-St-Vaast
- Jeocock Pte Gerald. In hospital at Cambridge with a shrapnel wound in his chest, August 1916. Lived at 40 West Clowes St, Salford
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