By Maj. W. De B. Wood

On 1st July 1881, the 53rd Shropshire Regt and the eighty fifth King’s gentle Infantry amalgamated to turn into the first and second Battalions respectively of the King’s Shropshire gentle Infantry (KSLI); the Shropshire military grew to become the third distinctive Reserve (SR) Battalion. at the outbreak of battle in 1914 the regiment consisted of 4 battalions: the first (Ireland), 2d (India), the third and the 4th (Territorial) have been in Shrewsbury. through the process the battle the institution of the regiment was once raised to 13 battalions, 8 of them (1st, second, 1/4th, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth) went on energetic carrier, among them in France and Flanders, Mesopotamia and Palestine whereas the remaining 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 publication doesn't let for far element, actually descriptions of activities and operations are usually summaries. despite the fact that, 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, each one with a map overlaying its components 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 alternative ranks indexed by way of battalion, British and international awards, mentions in despatches and mentions within the Press and awards of brevet rank. eventually there's an index.

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