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Steel of the DLI (2nd Bn 1914/18).

Author: John Sheen
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 2nd Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry was one of only two battalions of the regiment that did not have its history published in some form after the Great War, the other was the 1/7th (Territorial) Battalion. As the regular Home Service battalion of the regiment it was brought up to strength with Regular Reservists and men from the Special Reserve and went out to France in September 1914, where it fought at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sheen, John.
Steel of the DLI (2nd Bn 1914/18).
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Sheen
ISBN: 9781783409907 1783409908
OCLC Number: 854974829
Description: 1 online resource (541 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Dedication; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Chapter One --
The Bombay European Regiment; The Outbreak of War --
The Call to Arms; Chapter Two --
Tipperary Days, 1914, The Aisne and Armentières; Soldier's suicide at Whittington Barracks; A remarkable experience; Chapter Three --
1915, The Hell of Hooge; Military funeral at Durham; Chapter Four --
1916, January --
June, Holding the Salient; Durhams gallantry; Chapter Five --
1916 July --
December, South to the Somme; Chapter Six --
1917 January --
June, Trench Raiding on the Loos Front. Chapter Seven --
1917, July --
December, With the Tanks at CambraiChapter Eight --
1918, January --
June, On the Back Foot, The Kaiser's Battle; Chapter Nine --
1918, July-April 1919, Advance to Victory and The Army of the Rhine; Honours and Gallantry Awards 2/Durham Light Infantry 1914-1919; FOREIGN AWARDS; Nominal Roll of Officers who served in the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry 1914-1918 and Nominal Roll of Other Ranks who were awarded the 1914 Star.

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The 2nd Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry was one of only two battalions of the regiment that did not have its history published in some form after the Great War, the other was the 1/7th (Territorial) Battalion. As the regular Home Service battalion of the regiment it was brought up to strength with Regular Reservists and men from the Special Reserve and went out to France in September 1914, where it fought at the Battle of the Aisne, before moving north to Flanders. The battalion was in action immediately that war was declared on 4th August 1914, when a detachment based at South Shields.

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