Men of Dukinfield - A History of Dukinfield during the Great War, by Mike Pavasovic
Published by Neil Richardson in 1997, 70 pages. A4 size booklet (N4071P1)
This book provides a detailed history of Dukinfield during the First World War, as well as a comprehensive list of soldiers from Dukinfield who died during the War.
The first part of the book (comprising around two thirds of the contents) provides a history of Dukinfield during the war, and includes information on recruitment in the area, recruitment rallies, men from the area that were decorated and won medals for bravery, war memorials, the Volunteer Force, the Bantams, the war at sea, and Gallipoli. The last third of the book is then taken up with a detailed list of the men of Dukinfield who fought and died 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.
- Case, William. Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died at battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916. Lived at 14 Ashton Street. Brother of James Case. Name was on Gate Street memorial
- Smith, William. Private, 19464, 11th Own Kings Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died at First General Hospital, Etretat, from wounds and pneumonia, 2 December 1917. Lived at 33 Cooper Street and worked at New Moss Colliery
The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs and maps
Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is an old price printed on the front cover