Northwich Goes To War - The District's response during the first Six Months of World War 1, by Tony Bostock
Published by the Northwich and District Heritage Society, 24 pages. Large A4 size booklet (N5045)
From the introduction: During the traumatic years of the Great War, 1914-1918, Northwich and the surrounding areas were to lose many of their young men - regular soldiers, volunteers and conscripts. For most people the war seemed so far away, nevertheless the war brought change to mid-Cheshire with disruptions to traditional social and economic patterns of life.
There are sections in the booklet on the declaration of war, recruitment, families at war, families at home, the Northwich Newspapers, Flanders 1914-15, Prisoners of War, Christmas at Home and Away, and Awards. At the rear of the booklet there are four pages of tables of men who died in the first six months of the war, recording their name, rank and regiment.
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.