History & Memoir of the 33rd Bn. Machine Gun Corps & the 19th, 98th, 100th & 248th M.G. Companies, written & illustrated by Members of the Battalion.
Superb, substantial history very well-illustrated with many of Hutchison's privately taken photos. on the Western Front & numerous of his paintings & drawings. Includes batales of the Somme, Arras, Ypres, Messines, Meteren 1918 &c. Various rolls of officers, awards &c. No. 1008 of 1600 copies printed for private distribution, VG indeed & scarce. See illustrations on our website. 1919 £225
Barracks & Battlefields in India, or The Experiences of a Soldier of the 10th Foot (North Lincoln) in the Sikh Wars & Sepoy Mutiny.
Rare memoirs (based on letters &c.) of Pte. Thomas Malcolm of the 10th Ft., child of Lance-Sgt. Malcolm (5th Fusiliers) & Mrs Malcolm, both of whom died of cholera at Malta in 1834 when their son was seven years old. In 1841 he enlisted in the 1st Bn. 10th Foot as a Boy, becoming a Drummer; embarked with the regiment for India in 1842; served in the first & second Sikh Wars & in the Indian Mutiny at the Relief of Arrah & other operations in Oudh. Ladendorf 325 (but no descrip. so probably not seen). Raugh 6577 (also no descrip.). Much action & interest on campaign conditions, &c. Orig. printed card wraps., neatly rebacked, VG, appealing & rare. See illustration on our website. 1891 £365
Chronicles of the 1st Battalion The Rangers (K.R.R.C.) 1939/1945.
Very rare duplicated typescript history of The Rangers, a London Territorial Regiment designated 9th Bn. KRRC in 1941: includes mobilization & training then campaigns in Greece, Crete & North Africa. Much interesting details on these campaigns, several excellent maps & various lists of officers present in campaigns & a Roll of Honour. Orig. dec. wraps., somewhat worn, sound & rare. See illustration on our website. £225
My War Diary (1914-1919): Recollections of Gallipoli, Lemnos, Egypt & Palestine.
Detailed & rare personal account of service with 1/4th KOSB: from joining up at Galashiels in Sept. 1914, a detailed account of his training in the ranks & the build-up of the bn. for foreign service; was granted a commission in Feb. 1915 & so landed at Gallipoli, via lemnos, as a subaltern in Nov. 1915, experiencing the last couple of months of the campaign - in appalling weather conditions - until & including the evacuation; this followed by service ion Sinai & Palestine 1916-18. Originally published in instalments in the 'Border Standard' 1914-16; this, the 1st edition in volume form, was published in aid of the Galashiels Comfort Fund, presumably as a private venture by the author, in 1941). Sorley Brown also wrote the battalion history of the 1/4th KOSB. Orig. printed card wraps., minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website. 1941 £225
From Chauffeur to Brigadier.
Comm. RB 1898, 2nd Bn. in Sudan & Boer War. This memoir concerns WW1 when he founded the Machine Gun school at Camiers, later joined the Heavy Branch MGC & commanded 1st Tank Brigade. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, nice copy in VG dw & scarce thus. See illustration on our website. 1930 £165