L.C.C. Record of War Service 1914-1918

PREFACE. The Council on 9th November 1920 decided as a mark of its appreciation to present to each member of the staff who served in the Great War or to the next- of-kin of those who died on service a short history of the war so far as the staff were concerned with brief particulars of their service. Accordingly the Record of Service which gives effect to this decision has been prepared under my supervision by Mr. V.A. Weeks B.A. (late Lieut. R. West Kent Rgt.) of my depart­ment. The sketch plans which show practically everyplace mentioned in the battle areas have been drawn by Capt. A.G. Harding O.B.E. (late R.A.O.C.) also of my department. Authorities for the statements made have not as a rule been given. To do this adequately would have required an elaborate series of footnotes and these in a simple summary of the facts did not seem to be called for. The narrative and the comments thereon are based for the most part on the despatches of the various commanders-in-chief the works referred into the text H.and C. ONeills History of the Var Sir Henry Newbolts Naval History of the War H. W. Nevinson’s Dardanelles Campaign E. Danes British Campaigns in the Near East and Brig.-Gen. J. H. V. Crowe’s General Smuts Campaign in East Africa. The chapter on the Royal Air Force is based anon official Short History of the .A.F.R F.S. 136 kindly supplied by the Air Ministry.
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