The 2/8th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters was a Territorial unit which spent the early part of the Great War on garrison duty in Newark, Luton, Dunstable and Watford. Rushed to Ireland on the outbreak of the Easter Rising in 1916, it saw severe street fighting in Dublin before the rebellion was quelled. The Battalion spent the rest of the year on garrison duty in Ireland before finally reaching France in February 1917 where it had its first taste of trench warfare at Le Verguier. Its later battle honours included Third Ypres (Passchendaele) and Cambrai. Illustrated by maps and photographs and with Rolls of Honour an Award lists this is a marvellous unit history of very varied war service.
2/8th BATTALION SHERWOOD FORESTERS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
A unit history of the 2/8th Territorial Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters in the Great War, encompassing the prominent part they played in suppressing the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin; and their service on the western front at Ypres and Cambrai