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prior to the good warfare the Border Regiment, recruited from the Lakeland counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, consisted of 2 common and Territorial battalions, plus the Regimental Depot. through the warfare this was once elevated to a complete of 13 battalions by means of the elevating of volunteer carrier battalions. This background skilfully tells the tale of all thirteen battalions as ‘one huge united family’. The regiment observed provider in France from 1914, whereas the first battalion was once at Gallipoli the subsequent yr. In 1916, six of the regiment’s battalions took half within the conflict of the Somme. And In 1917, the regiment fought within the conflict of Arras, at Bullecourt, and on the conflict of Messines. Six of its battalions took half within the 3rd conflict of Ypres (Passchendaele) whereas different battalions fought at the Salonika entrance in Macedonia and in Italy. during this very good and tightly written historical past, because the regiment’s Colonel, Maj.Gen. E.G. Sinclair MacLagan writes in his preface the writer ‘ has recorded the doings of the various Battalions in six separate theatres of warfare, and has merged them into one consecutive narrative’. lllustrated by means of 14 photographic plates and 7 maps.

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