The WW1 Diaries of Captain - Later Major - Geoffrey Beeston-Bancroft, Army Service Corps 1896-1982

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The WW1 Diaries of Captain - Later Major - Geoffrey Beeston-Bancroft, Army Service Corps 1896-1982

Published privately by David R. Beeston Adams in 2015, 140 pages. A4 size paperback (N6936)

From the introduction: Geoffrey Beeston-Bancroft was born at Ash Villas, Castle Northwich Cheshire in 1896, the Son of William Bancroft and Ann Beeston of Bridge House, Audlem, Cheshire, the latter being the daughter of a farming family which could trace their lineage back for many centuries, and to whom the transcriber is distantly related. He had an elder brother Orge Raymond born in 1890, and a younger, John Bevis born in 1897. In 1900 the family moved to Mere Bank, Weaverham, Cheshire. He was educated at Warwick School from which he joined the Public Schools Corps of the Army, gaining a commission as a Lieutenant on the 23rd October 1914. Geoffrey was later upgraded to Captain and served throughout the First World War. What follows are his diaries from that time...

Please note this book was produced privately, and so lacks the 'finish' of a more professional publication (i.e. all the photographs are of photocopy quality, and most of the text uses a 'handwritten style' font - but none of this detracts from the fascinating contents!

Condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light wear along the edges, but the staple and tape binding is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.