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33rd MGC History


Steven Broomfield
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This book has been discussed a few times recently, mostly in terms of current costs of an original.

I'm interested to know - purely out of interest - who has one.

My copy is No. 44, inscribed to Capt. W F Lennox.

Who else has one? Care to let us know?

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My copy has had the number erased yet was presented to the City of York Public Library by a Mrs Wood of Hatfield, Doncaster.

The book contains mention of a Cpl (later L/Sgt.) E Wood as receiving the MM; however, it will take a bit of digging to work out whether it is linked to him or not.

Regards

Richard

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1128!

My copy says it was printed in a run of 1,000. Was there a reprint? How odd.

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Are we talking about the same book? Full title "History And Memoir of the 33rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps and of the 19th, 98th, 100th and 248th Machine Gun Companies" written and illustrated by members of the battalion, published by Waterlow Brothers 1919. It states that "1,600 copies of this book were printed for private circulation. This is copy No. 1128"

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Mine says 1,600 as well.

Rich

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Oops. I was woking from memory. Never a good idea.

:blush:

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Nos 153 & 154 both still in their original postage boxes from Waterlow Bros & Layton Limited. These belonged to Captain William Anderton Harris MC ( his MC is mentioned on page 115.)

Steve

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I know who has Copy No.2 and have handled it! We have a 'group' copy - but I can't remember what number it is.. 500 or so, I think..

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This book has been discussed a few times recently, mostly in terms of current costs of an original.

I'm interested to know - purely out of interest - who has one.

My copy is No. 44, inscribed to Capt. W F Lennox.

Who else has one? Care to let us know?

i have this book,its fascinating,lots of pictures etc ive got to dices inside the front cover,does this represent the book issue as i know there was only 1600 made? regards nick susses
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i have this book,inside the fron cover it has the dice double three,silly question what does this mean? regards nick sussex

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It's not a silly question. It's the 33rd Division's symbol.

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Mine is no. 368, a birthday present last year:

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Hello

Could some one tell me where 100 company Machine Gun Corps was on 21 july 1916

Thank you,

John

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Hi all, 

 

Bringing this thread up again. I have just found this very book whist moving house. I know my great great uncle was in the MGC - he was 2iC 62nd MGC, commanded 123rd MGC and was also attached to the 6th Battalion MGC in 1918 when he was gassed - Major Charles Frederick Dingwall. Trying to find the connection as to why we have this 🤔 

To all those who have a copy...on the inside does anyone else’s say ‘Authors Copy’ and signed Graham Seton Hutchison on the bottom??

I have seen the IWM has one (please see last photo)

 

I also found this memorial service sheet within dated 11th Nov 1919 for anyone interest. 
 

Many thanks, Johnnie 

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