The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry

CONTENTS. E dito r s’ P r e f a c e. I.— FORM ATION AND HOME T R A IN IN G . T h e N a tio n ’s C a ll to A rm s............................................................................ Declaration of War— Strain on the resources of the Regular and Territorial Forces— Kitchener’s Call to Arms— Civic response— ¦ Glasgow Corporation Battalions— Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and Resolution— Committee formed— The Technical College. A B a tta lio n in B eing, Attestation and enrolment— “ A " Company from Technical College— ¦ “ B ” Company from Schools— " C " and “ D " from the City— C.O., Second in Command, Adjutant, Company Commanders, and Staff appointed— Leaving the City— Government acceptance— Farewell visit to City. E sprit d e Corps, Traditions of the H .L .I.— the 71 st and 74th Foot— Uniform— pre-War Establishment— Regular and Territorial Battalions— War Service Battalions raised— the allocation of the 17th Battalion. H om e Statio ns a n d T rain in g, Gailes —- Troon — Frees Heath— Wensleydale — Totley — Codford Camp— • Overseas Orders— Message from the King— Embarkation. II.— ON A C TIV E SE R V IC E . O n T r e k, ....................................................................................................... Arrival at Havre— March to the forward area— Bouzincourt and Millencourt— instructional tour of front line trenches— condition of trenches— first casualties— Molliens. T ren ch R o u t in e, ......................................................................................... In the line— Xmas '15 and the New Year— the new trench— “ Standing to " — routine and patrols. T he R a id , The “ R e d " Division— in the line at Authuille— Colonel Morton wounded on March 21 st— A raid postponed— carried out on 22nd— success of Lieut. Begg’s party— congratulatory messages and awards. A L u l l b e fo r e th e Storm, ... Preparations commenced for the Somme offensive— a compli­ mentary shoot with 1 ‘ P ” Battery— Divisional, Brigade and Battalion identification marks—-happy days at Rubempre. page 13 15 19 21 27 30 33 37
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