The Kensington Battalion : 'never lost a yard of trench' /

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by Inglis, G. I. S.
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Published by : Pen & Sword Military, (Barnsley :) Physical details: 288 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Great Britain. --Army. --13th London Regiment. --Kensington Battalion. | Great Britain. --Army. --Royal Fusiliers. --Battalion, 22nd. | World War, 1914-1918 --Regimental histories --Great Britain. Year : 2010 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Raised by the Mayor of Kensington, the 22nd Royal Fusiliers (the Kensington Battalion) were a strange mixture of social classes (bankers and stevedores, writers and laborers) with a strong sprinkling of irreverent colonials thrown in. Such a disparate group needed a strong leader and, luckily, in Randle Barratt Barker, they found one, first as their trainer and then as the Commanding Officer. As this superb book reveals The Kensington Battalion had a unique spirit and given their ordeals they needed this. They suffered severely in the battles of 1917 and, starved of reinforcements, were disband.