A lively unofficial companion to the official log of this battalion’s part in the Boer War ( also published byt the Naval and Military Press) – this is the pseudonymous author’s (’Jack the Sniper’s’ real name was Charles James O’Mahony) personal account of the 1899-1902 campaign – including the lifting of the siege of Ladysmith. The West Yorkshires were constantly engaged in some of the fiercest actions of the war, and this is very much a front-line soldier’s view, and all the better for it.
‘A PEEP OVER THE BARLEYCORN’ In the Firing Line With the P.O.W. 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment, Through the Relief of Ladysmith
An account of the battalion’s experiences in South Africa, with numerous digressions on other aspects of Army life. Particularly good on the physical hardships of life on campaign.