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By Maj. W. De B. Wood

On 1st July 1881, the 53rd Shropshire Regt and the eighty fifth King’s mild Infantry amalgamated to develop into the first and 2d Battalions respectively of the King’s Shropshire gentle Infantry (KSLI); the Shropshire armed forces grew to become the third distinct Reserve (SR) Battalion. at the outbreak of warfare in 1914 the regiment consisted of 4 battalions: the first (Ireland), 2d (India), the third and the 4th (Territorial) have been in Shrewsbury. in the course of the process the battle the institution of the regiment used to be raised to 13 battalions, 8 of them (1st, second, 1/4th, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth) went on lively provider, among them in France and Flanders, Mesopotamia and Palestine whereas the rest provided drafts and participated in domestic defence. Fifty-two conflict honours and one VC have been presented; 4,710 died. protecting 8 battalions in a single booklet doesn't let for far aspect, in truth descriptions of activities and operations are typically summaries. although, there are many names within the textual content, officials and different ranks.
The contents are prepared in 11 chapters, one for every of the 8 entrance line battalions, every one with a map protecting its parts of operation; one for the Depot; one for the reserve battalions and a last one describing actions at domestic. Appendices give you the roll of honour of officials, roll of honour of different ranks indexed by way of battalion, British and international awards, mentions in despatches and mentions within the Press and awards of brevet rank. ultimately there's an index.

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