Sheffield City Battalion


The 12th (Service) Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment

By: Ralph Gibson, Paul Oldfield
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781848843448
Published: 30th April 2010
RRP / Print Price: £16.99

Current purchase price:
£11.89

Sheffield City Battalion

On the 10th September 1914 the City of Sheffield officially raised its own battalion, named the 12th (Service) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment (Sheffield City Battalion). Just three and half years later in February 1918, the Battalion was disbanded, never to be reformed. In this short space of time over 3,000 men passed through the ranks of the City Battalion. Of these almost 700 were killed or died of their wounds, and over 500 were commissioned.

The book covers the raising of the battalion , training, Egypt, early days in France, preparations for the Somme, 1st July (over 248 men killed, over 300 wounded), the aftermath of the battle, Neuve Chapelle, Arras, Vimy Ridge and finally disbandment and post war.

The book also has extensive appendices, listing decorations, army organisations and ranks, biographical list, The Reserves Companies, Documents. With a unique selection of photographs this book is a tribute to the men who served in the Sheffield City Battalion.

 




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