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XM D547.U48 S34 1918 97, [3], p. : 2 folding plans, 1 folding map, photographs; 19 cm. The 11th Batallion Royal Rifles was recruited in Co. Antrim in September 1914 from the Antrim Volunteers and allocated to the Ulster (later 36th) Diviision. Covered here is the period of the Division's first eight months in France up to their historic advance on the Somme at Thiepval on 1st July 1916. Includes lists of members who were killed or wounded. Arthur Purefoy Irwin Samuels, killed on the 24th September 1916, had kept a journal which was the basis for this book. Inscribed on front endpaper: "T. H. Wilson / 11th Royal Irish Rifles / Brooklyn / Lisburn." Lieut T. H. Wilson of B Company is listed in the "Embarkation List of Officers": where he has added his initials "T.H." in pencil on p. 88. The photographs have been lightly annotated in pencil noting those who were killed. Bound in original green cloth, lettered in gilt, with some gilt partially flaked off.

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Full TitleWith the Ulster division in France : a story of the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), From Bordon to Thiepval, in four parts, including photographs and maps / by A.P.I.S. and D.G.S.
Author Samuels, Arthur Purefoy Irwin, d.1916.
Contributor Samuels, D.G.
Date Added 11 January 2014
Format Book
Language English
Publish Date 1918
Publisher Belfast : William Mullan & Son, 4 Donegall Place
Source Joseph McGarrity Books