The King's Own, 1/5th Battalion TF in the European War 1914-1918, by Albert Hodgkinson

The King's Own, 1/5th Battalion TF in the European War 1914-1918, by Albert Hodgkinson

The King's Own, 1/5th Battalion TF in the European War 1914-1918, by Albert Hodgkinson

Published by the Kings Own Museum in 2009, 104 pages. A4 size booklet (N5116)

Captain Hodgkinson served as an officer in the Battalion throughout the First World War, and here provides a detailed account of the 1/5th Battalion Territorial Force of The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment during the conflict. The Battalion served on the western front and saw action in many of the most bloody and brutal battles of the war, and sections in the booklet include:

  • The Battalion in England
  • Early Days in France
  • the Second Battle of Ypres
  • Kemmel
  • The Battle of Loos
  • Formation of the 55th Division Arras
  • The Somme
  • Back to the Salient
  • Cambrai
  • La Bassee Sector
  • Festurbert, Givenchy
  • The Summer of 1918
  • The Advance
  • Brussels
  • Germany
  • Home at Last

The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) was an infantry regiment in the British Army which served under various names for almost three centuries. The regiment was established in 1680 as the Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Foot, and several years later was reorganised as the 4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot. The regiment retained this name until the 1880's when it became The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), and in the period following the First World War it was renamed The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). In 1959 the Regiment was merged with several others to form the newly created Kings Own Royal Border Regiment.

During it's long and illustrious service the regiment fought in many wars, battles and campaigns, and it's history illustrates the wider history of the British Empire, as Britain and it's army spread around the globe. The regiment fought in the War of the Augsburg League at the end of the 17th century, and saw action at Gibraltar in 1704. At the battle of Culloden the regiment sustained heavy losses, and it also saw action in the Caribbean in the second half of the century. During the Napoleonic Wars the regiment fought in many battles, including Corunna, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, San Sebastian, Bladensburg, and Waterloo. The regiment was active throughout the 19th century, seeing service in the Crimean War (at Alma, Inkerman and Sevastopol), and during the Boer War. During the First World War the regiment served on the western front, as well as in Greece, Turkey, and Mesopotamia, and during the Second World War, they saw action in several campaigns, including France, the Middle East, North Africa, Italy, and the Far-East.

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 a small price sticker on the rear side cover

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