Steel of the DLI (2nd Bn 1914/18)
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|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
. About the Author John Sheen is an author and historian
. John Sheen is an author and historian
"First World War" according to oscar. It is an amazing book, detailed with regard to the commitment of the soldiers to winning the war, and an exposition of bravery in battle. The content is highly detailed. It talks about letters between soldiers and their families. The book also lists the places from which young men went to war, those that died and those that were injured. A great book. A sad one.
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. This roll has been crossed referenced against the South Africa Rolls to show those who had seen service in that campaign also. For the other ranks the original 1914 Star men are included in a roll that includes reinforcements that joined up to 1 November 1914. There is also a list of those that received gallantry awards. The 2nd Battal