An interesting and informative memoir which was written by an officer who went to France in 1914 with the 2nd Bn and who served throughout its time on the Western Front. He commanded the Bn during the battles at Aubers, Festubert and Loos and his account bear the stamp of authority.
At the outbreak of war and leaving aside the Gurkha regiments, the 39th Garhnal Rifles were the only Regiment of the Indian Army to have two regular Bns. Both were swiftly committed to the early battles in France and Flanders and both suffered horrendous losses. Honours and awards, list of British Officers (with war services), copies of various operational orders, notes on trenches.
WITH THE ROYAL GARHWAL RIFLES IN THE GREAT WAR, FROM AUGUST 1914 TO NOVEMBER 1917
Memoir of an officer serving with this Indian unit on the western front, i n which the regiment was the first regular Indian army force to see service in the trenches, fighting at Aubers RIdge, Festubert and Loos.