The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by Officers of the Battalion | Project Gutenberg

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History of the 1/5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, compiled by officers of the battalion. A Territorial Army unit, the 5th HLI sailed with the 52nd (Lowland) Division to Gallipoli on the 26th May 1915, landing at Cape Helles on 3rd July after briefly pausing at Egypt and Mudros. Evacuated from Gallipoli on the 8th January 1916, the battalion joined the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, taking part in the Sinai and Paletine campaigns of 1916 and 1917. In April 1918 the 52nd Division left Egypt for service on the Western Front, the battalion arriving in France on 17th April.

I. From Mobilisation to the East
II. Gallipoli—to 11th July, 1915
III. Gallipoli (contd.)—Operations 12th-18th July, 1915
IV. Gallipoli (contd.)
V. Gallipoli (concluded)
VI. Mudros, Cairo, Suez Canal and Hill 70 Line
VII. The Sinai Desert, Mahamdiya, Romani, Katia
VIII. Across the Sinai Desert to El Arish
IX. El Arish and First Battle of Gaza
X. Second Battle of Gaza
XI. Gaza, 1st May To 7th November, 1917
XII. Advance beyond Gaza. Wadi Hesi, Sausage Ridge,
XIII. Esdud, Kubeibeh, Nebi Samwil, Tahta
XIV. From Tahta to the Auja
XV. Last Days in Palestine. North of Jaffa
XVI. France

I. List of Officers, Senior N.C.O.’s, etc., who embarked in May, 1915
II. Roll of Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men who died on Service
III. Honours and Awards
IV. Turkish Orders for Advance on Romani

Glasgow: MacLehose, Jackson and Co., 1921.

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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