The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment – 1914 – 1919.
Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Ltd.
Fat 8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. xxviii + 629 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with block of regimental crest on front board. Extremities worn, with neat repairs to spine and to some of the plans, and occasional foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Ownership inscription of Nigel Durdant-Hollamby, Maidstone, 1946 on first free endpaper Illustrated by 18 photographic plates, including portrait frontispiece, 2 maps, including one at end and by 61 folding sketch maps. The standard highly detailed history of the Royal West Kent Regiment in the First World War. A scarce title. Copy owned by N. O. (Nigel) Durdant-Hollamby (c.1923-2013) who was commissioned from the Artists' Rifles into the Royal West Kent Regiment during the Second World War and later served in the Somaliland Camel Corps, where he was credited with the capture of a stricken German U-boat and its crew. After the War he entered the Colonial Service as a District Officer in Tanganyika.
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