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Sheffield City Battalion

Paul Oldfield

Sheffield City Battalion

The 12th (Service Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment)

by Paul Oldfield

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Published by Leo Cooper .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World history: First World War,
  • First World War, 1914-1918,
  • History: American,
  • History - General History,
  • USA,
  • General,
  • Military Science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8476058M
    ISBN 100950789275
    ISBN 109780950789279

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14th Sep Sheffield City Battalion hold first parade The first parade of the newly formed Sheffield City Battalion is held at Norfolk Barracks, Edmond Road, the Drill Hall of the West Riding Territorial men were organised into Companies, platoons and sections.

They were inspected by their CO Col Hughes and the Lord Mayor then listened to speeches from the gallery by the Lord. Sheffield City Battalion book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Along with many other Pals volunteers form the north of England, /5. served in the Sheffield City Battalion. Village Publications. With a unique selection of photographs this book is a tribute to the men who served in the Sheffield City Battalion.

Wartime Memories Project. THE phenomenon of Kitchener's Citizen Army and the Pals Battalions is encapsulated in this comprehensive and emotive : £ Book extract as featured by.

On: Yorkshire magazine. For me this is a special book as one of those it features is Reg Glenn who I knew. An engaging tale of two men from the Sheffield City Battalion with much about the Somme. A great book & highly readable. Recommended. Read the full review via Twitter.

Paul Reed via TwitterPrice: £   Sheffield City Battalion: The 12th (Service) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment: A History of the Battalion Raised by Sheffield in World War One [Gibson, Ralph, Oldfield, Paul] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sheffield City Battalion: The 12th (Service) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment: A History of the Battalion Raised by Sheffield in World War One5/5(1).

"Sheffield City Battalion" by Ralph Gibson and Paul Oldfield, published by Pen & Sword BooksISBN The most recent book on the battalion. "Serre" by Jack Horsfall and Nigel Cave, published by Pen & Sword BooksISBN X.

The story of. Inthe newlywed Frank Meakin signed up to the new Sheffield City Battalion and joined the fight for King and Country in the First World War. Although diaries were forbidden during active service, Frank rebelliously and comprehensively kept one throughout his whole service - from until he was discharged in22 days before his /5(14).

by John Cornwell. The story of two volunteers in Sheffield’s own Pals’ Battalion, The 12th Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment. Vivian Simpson was the first man to volunteer at the Town Hall on 2nd September for the new Sheffield City Battalion.

The book also has extensive appendices, listing decorations, army organizations and ranks, biographical list, The Reserves Companies, Documents. With a unique selection of photographs this book is a tribute to the men who served in the Sheffield City :   After the outbreak of the First World War a group of students, staff and alumni volunteered to form The Sheffield City Special Battalion, and after training were deployed to the Western Front.

All. The Sheffield City Battalion, one of the “pals” units raised as part of Lord Kitchener’s new armies inhas received a fair mount of attention from historians in the past. The book is well illustrated, too, and generally makes for an absorbing and entertaining couple.

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The Sheffield City Battalion would have the dubious honour of being at the extreme left of the mile British offensive front that stretched south from Serre to Maricourt. On the 12th the Battalion moved back to Bus and took over trenches.

The Sheffield Pals were one of the first battalions to go ‘over the top’ at the Battle of the Somme. Inthe newlywed Frank Meakin signed up to the new Sheffield City Battalion and joined the fight for King and Country in the First World War. Although diaries were forbidden during active service, Frank rebelliously and comprehensively kept one throughout his whole service - from until he was discharged in22 days before his Battalion disbanded.

Through these diaries we can see. - Buy Sheffield City Battalion book online at best prices in India on Read Sheffield City Battalion book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(10). To the left is an excerpt from the War diary of the Sheffield City Battalion.

The War diaries are useful sources for anyone researching military engagements during the Great War, they detail the day to day activities of a Battalion and were usually written by the commanding Officer. My maternal great uncle was a member of the Sheffield City Battalion (12th Battalion) York Regiment 94th Brigade, 31 Division and died at the Somme.

I have his regimental patch with the white rose on it. I grabbed this book Covenant with Death by John Harris because it was a historical novel about the/5. Genre/Form: Personal narratives Electronic books Personal narratives, British: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Cornwell, John, First and the last of the Sheffield City Battalion.

[Read book] SHEFFIELD City Battalion: The 12th (Service) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. ‎John Cornwell talks about his book on the first recruit and last survivor of the 12th Battalion, Yorks and Lancs Regiment (Sheffield City Battalion).

This is published by Pen & Sword. ‎Show Mentioned in Dispatches, Ep Ep – The First and the Last of the Sheffield City Bn – John Cornwell - 16 Feb This ceased at a.m., and in front of Serre men of the 12th York & Lancaster (Sheffield City Battalion) and the 11th East Lancashires (Accrington Pals) stood and tried to cross No Man’s Land.

In Serre itself is a memorial to the Sheffield City battalion. On 10th Septemberthe City of Sheffield officially raised its own battalion. This book covers the raising of the battalion, training, Egypt, early days in France, preparations for the Somme, Read more.

My maternal great uncle was a member of the Sheffield City Battalion (12th Battalion) York Regiment 94th Brigade, 31 Division and died at the Somme. I have his regimental patch with the white rose on it.

I grabbed this book “Covenant with Death” by John Harris because it was a historical novel about the Sheffield City Battalion. Sheffield men who died 1st July the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme, Click Here Sheffield men who served in the York & Lancs 12th City Battalion, Click Here Which regiments did Sheffield Men Serve, Click Here for more information Sheffield men commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Click Here.

The First and Last of the Sheffield City Battalion is published by Pen & Sword Books, £ Author John Cornwell taught History in Sheffield for 23 years, where he was deputy leader of South. The contrasting stories of Vivian Simpson and Reg Glenn have been intertwined in an excellent new book, The First and the Last of the Sheffield City Battalion, written by city historian John Cornwell.

This is the story of two Sheffield men from very different social backgrounds, who both volunteered in early September and joined the new Pals battalion (12th Bn York and Lancaster Regt). One of these men was Vivian Simpson, a 31 year old solicitor who was well known in the city; partly because he was an outstanding footballer, playing for Sheffield Wednesday and an England Brand: Pen & Sword Books Ltd.

War Diary of the 12th Bn. York and Lancaster Regt. (Sheffield City Battalion), 1st-3rd July   The Anglo-Boer War would also have an enduring legacy: the Sheffield Wednesday football stadium was named Spioen Kop, while local road names include Ladysmith Avenue and Mafeking Place.

On 1 Julythe Sheffield City Battalion fought in an heroic and costly, but hopeless, action on the Somme to capture the village of : Gerry Van Tonder. Paul Oldfield was born in Sheffield and was educated at Victoria College in Jersey.

After serving in the Army for thirty-six years, he became a freelance battlefield guide (he is a badged member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides) and a historian. In/5(4).

On 10th Septemberthe City of Sheffield officially raised its own battalion. This book covers the raising of the battalion, training, Egypt, early days in France, preparations for the Somme, the aftermath of the battle, Neuve Chapelle, Arras, Vimy Ridge, and finally, disbandment and post war/5(10).

The Sheffield City Battalion marches to Redmires Camp in The book has been written by retired Sheffield civil servant, Keith Baker. He said: “I live quite near the ridge and I’ve always.

The idea of forming a Sheffield battalion came from two Sheffield University students, supported by the Vice-Chancellor.

The University and City Special Battalion, eventually the 12th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, was officially recognised on 10th September and volunteers were sought from the. I have been trying to find a copy of the book "Sheffield City Battalion" ISBN I have scoured the Internet and put out book searches - all to no avail.

Last week I contacted the publishers Wharncliffe Books. They told me that the book is now out of print - but they would consider reprinting it if enough interest was shown. The (currently in print) book Sheffield City Battalion by R. Gibson and P. Oldfield has the number of killed, wounded and missing by company.

It also has a pretty extensive list of the members of the battalion as an appendix as well as their fates. Sheffield City Battalion, The 12th (Service) Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment, Ralph Gibson & Paul Oldfield.

The 12th (Service) Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment was the city of Sheffield's contribution to Kitchener's 'New Army', the massive volunteer army raised in Britain in the first two years of the Great War and that suffered so badly on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Buy Sheffield City Battalion: the 12th (service) Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment by Ralph Gibson, Paul Oldfield from Waterstones today.

Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages:   On 1 Julythe Sheffield City Battalion fought alongside the Accrington Pals in a heroic but unsuccessful attempt to capture Serre.

Sadly officers and men from the Sheffield Battalion were killed, wounded or missing from this battle and were laid to rest in the Luke Copse Cemetery, the British side of no man’s land. 12/ Pte. Wright, D.C.M.-As Battalion runner he was given a message to take from Battalion Headquarters in John Copse to Brigade Headquarters in Dunmow, a distance of nearly half a mile.

He delivered his message, although subjected to heavy shell fire, being three times blown up by the concussion of shells and considerably shaken.

On the 10th September the City of Sheffield officially raised its own battalion, named the 12th (Service) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment (Sheffield City Battalion).

Just three and half years later in Februarythe Battalion was disbanded. The Regimental March was that of the 2nd Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment, to which many of the chief ex-Regular N.C.O.'s of the City Battalion had belonged-" Jock o' York." Prime favourite among the many songs that were sung upon the march was a strange folk-song of .On the 10th September the City of Sheffield officially raised its own battalion, named the 12th (Service) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment (Sheffield City Battalion).

Just three and half years later in Februarythe Battalion was disbanded, never to be reformed.The name Sheffield is Old English in origin. It derives from the River Sheaf, whose name is a corruption of shed or sheth, meaning to divide or separate.

Field is a generic suffix deriving from the Old English feld, meaning a forest clearing. It is likely then that the origin of the present-day city of Sheffield is an Anglo-Saxon settlement in a clearing beside the confluence of the rivers.