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With Manchesters in the East   By: (1877-1957)

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WITH MANCHESTERS IN

THE EAST

Published by the University of Manchester at THE UNIVERSITY PRESS (H.M. MCKECHNIE, Secretary) 12 LIME GROVE, OXFORD ROAD, MANCHESTER

LONGMANS, GREEN & CO. LONDON: 39 Paternoster Row NEW YORK: 443 449 Fourth Avenue and Thirtieth Street CHICAGO: Prairie Avenue and Twenty fifth Street BOMBAY: 8 Hornby Road CALCUTTA: 6 Old Court House Street MADRAS: 167 Mount Road

[Illustration: THE BATTALION OFFICERS ON MOBILIZATION, AUGUST 1914

Photo: Warwick Brookes

Front Row, left to right Rev. E.T. Kerby, Chaplain; Capt. C. Norbury; Capt. H.G. Davies; Capt. and Adj. P.H. Creagh; Major G.B. Hurst; Lieut. Col. H.E. Gresham; Major J.H. Staveacre; Major J. Scott; Capt. J.N. Brown; Capt. H. Smedley.

Middle Row, left to right ; Lieut. F. Hayes; Capt. J.F. Farrow (R.A.M.C.); Lieut. G. Chadwick; Lieut. W.G. Freemantle; Lieut. C.H. Williamson; Capt. A.T. Ward Jones; Lieut. W.F. Creery; Capt. C.E. Higham.

Back Row, left to right Capt. T.W. Savatard; Lieut. B. Norbury; Capt. D. Nelson; Lieut. D. Norbury; Lieut. E. Townson; Lieut. G.S. Lockwood; Lieut. J.H. Thorpe; Lieut. G.C. Hans Hamilton; Lieut. H.D. Thewlis; Lieut. A.H. Tinker.

Absent Capt. R.V. Rylands.]

WITH MANCHESTERS IN THE EAST

BY

GERALD B. HURST

MANCHESTER: AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS 12 LIME GROVE, OXFORD ROAD LONGMANS, GREEN & CO. London, New York, Bombay, etc. 1918

THE RIVERSIDE PRESS LIMITED, EDINBURGH

PUBLISHERS' NOTE

During the passage of this book through the press, the Author has been engaged overseas on active service, and has been unable to devote the necessary attention to the correction of the proofs, etc. Due allowance must therefore be made for such errors as have crept into the pages.

The Publishers have felt obliged to delete the numbers of the Territorial Battalions mentioned in the book, a fact which accounts for occasional vagueness in terminology.

CONTENTS

PAGE

PUBLISHERS' NOTE v

CHAPTER

I. EASTWARD HO! 1

II. THE SUDAN 12

III. GALLIPOLI 23

IV. THE AUGUST BATTLES AT CAPE HELLES 33

V. TRENCH WARFARE ON GALLIPOLI 45

VI. THE STRAIN 56

VII. THE LIMIT 65

VIII. LAST WORDS ON GALLIPOLI 71

IX. REVIVAL IN EGYPT 76

X. ON THE SUEZ CANAL 82

XI. SINAI 88

XII. THE TERRITORIAL IDEA 95

APPENDIX EXTRACT FROM A LETTER FROM GENERAL WINGATE 100

INDEX 103

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

The Battalion Officers on Mobilization, August 1914 Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

Lieut. Col. H.E. Gresham 2

Arrival at Khartum, 2nd October 1914 10

General Sir F.R. Wingate, G.C.B., K.C., M.G. 14

Map of Gallipoli 24

(a) In Khartum Station } } 40 (b) In a Turkish Trench }

C Company, The British Camel Company 62

Group of Officers, Egypt, 1914 84

With Manchesters in the East

CHAPTER I

EASTWARD HO!

Our Battalion of the Manchesters was typical of the old Territorial Force, whose memory has already faded in the glory of the greater Army created during the War, but whose services in the period between the retreat from Mons and the coming into action of "Kitchener's Men" claim national gratitude... Continue reading book >>




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