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PREFACE
To my mother, Mrs. Ruth Latter, for the coloured plate of
battalion flashes which forms Chapter III of Volume lI.
To Mr.
A.
S. White, War Office Librarian, and the members
of his staff; Captain A. E. Hardy, Company Serjeant-Major C.
Light and other members of the staff of the Regimental Depot;
Captain
J.
W. Lord, Royal Army Service Corps; Miss Wood, of
the Territorial Army and Cadet Directorate of the War Office;
and the staff of the Public Library of the City of York for
generous help in research, compilation, checking or typing.
To Mr.
L.
V. Sumner, Mr. W. H. Davison and the staff of
HR.
(Records)" Branch of the War Office for many successful
searches, particularly to establish the actions for which decora–
tions were awarded.
To the Controller of His Maj esty's Stationery Office for
permission to reproduce the maps used.
To the Curator of the Imperial War Museum for permission
to copy the battalion flashes and to use the photographs included
in Volume I, and to Mr. Charge and his staff, of the photographic
section of the Museum, for help in selecting them.
To Mr. C. S. Seager and Mr.
A. L.
Kipling of Messrs. Gale
and Polden, for their encouragement, help and sound advice at
all stages.
Many books were consulted in the preparation of this History,
which owes much information to the following ;-
The Official History of the War.
The History of the 25th Division.
The Story of the 29th Division.
The History of the 35th Division in the Great War.
The History of the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division.
The Story of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division.
The History of the 2/6th Lancashire Fusiliers by Captains C. H.
Potter, M.C., and A. S. C. Fothergill.
The Salford Brigade.
A Lancashire Brigade in France by Brigadier-General
J.
W.
Sandilands, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Two other matters should be mentioned. First, it was originally
intended to include in Volume II a chapter containing the names of
all the fallen with the locations of their graves.
It
was early apparent
that, as explained in Chapter V of Volume Il, the latter information
could not be given in all cases. And, with the rising costs of pro–
duction, it later became impossible to include the Roll of Honour in
its simple form. The beautiful volumes published by Messrs. Tillot–
son (Bolton) Limited are, however, available for inspection in certain
places, as described in Chapter VI of that volume. Secondly, many
officers were attached to battalions of the Regiment from other