Sunday, 26 March 2006

17th Highland Light Infantry


This First World War Battalion history is now available as a pdf download. A must see for those with ancestors who served with the 17th Highland Light Infantry, also known as the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion. There is a complete list of officers and men who enlisted until 22 November 1915. Descriptions of action at The Somme, Beaumont-Hamel, and in the Ypres Salient may be of wider interest.



Table of Contents

I.-FORMATION AND HOME TRAINING


THE NATION'S CALL TO ARMS
A BATTALION IN BEING
ESPRIT DE CORPS

II.-ON ACTIVE SERVICE

ON TREK
TRENCH ROUTINE
THE RAID
A LULL BEFORE THE STORM
THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME
A DIARY ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE
HULLUCH AND THEREABOUTS,
BEAUMONT-HAMEL
THE NEW YEAR, 1917
ON THE HEELS OF THE ENEMY
IN FLANDERS
OPERATIONS ON THE COAST
THE YPRES SALIENT
THE DlSBANDMENT

III.-AN ODD MUSTER

THE SPIRIT OF THE BATTALION
CO-OPERATION
THE OUTPOST
SPORT OF THE BATTALION
THE R.S.M.
A REMEMBRANCE
THE COMFORTS COMMITTEE
MEMORIAL SERVICE IN GLASGOW
THE CLUB
" E " COMPANY

IV.-HONOURS AND AWARDS

Battalion Honour
The Victoria Cross
Honours gained by Officers and others while serving with the Battalion
Honours gained by original Members of the Battalion after being transferred to other units
List of Officers who were granted Commissions in the Battalion on its formation
" Other Ranks " of the Battalion who were granted Commissions in the Battalion
Roll of Warrant Officers, N.C.O.s and men who joined the Battalion prior to 22nd November, 1915

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