Very rare in it’s original privately published form, these are the well written, detailed, and accurate memoirs of Capt. Herbert Mayow Adams, MC, written soon after the each events described, he embarked for France with 2/8th Worcesters (T.F.) 24th May 1916, this unit formed part of the 61st (2nd South Midland) Division, he served with this formation on the Western Front until the end of the war, including operations at Fromelles in 1916, the Ancre & Ypres in 1917, the German counterattack after Cambrai & Somme 1918. By January 1918 Adams was commanding “B” Coy. & was awarded the MC; he afterwards commanded No. 4 Section, “B'”Coy., 48th Bn. MGC in France & Italy during 1918.
Altho not playing a part in any major offensives,his very detailed,straightforward, account of several years of trench warfare, much of it spent in quiet but rarely uneventful sectors, provides a valuable account of war on the Western Front. He frequently mentions officers & men in his unit, and at the end are rolls of “B” Coy., 2/8th Worcesters & his machine-gunners in 48th MG Battalion, as well as a detailed index.