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Has anyone seen this brief history on the 12th Bn KOYLI?


Gunner R.A.

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Title

A Brief History of the 12th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Pioneers): "the Miners' Battalion"

Author

R. Ede England

Publisher

John Lindley, Limited, 1923

Length

143 pages

​I have spent ages on Google trying to find any reference to this book, and all I can find is that (allegedly) there is a copy at the IWM and two other copies at institutes in America and Australia if I remember correctly.

Surely there are more copies out there which might be more accessible?

Has anyone actually seen this book in the "flesh" so to speak?

regards,

Pete.

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yes i had a copy several years ago bound in purple cloth i think and i have a feeling the photographs were actual photos laid in / heve not seen another copy for years

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Hi Pete,

I have a copy and indeed the photos are 'tipped in' as BALL says.

I believe that it is a fairly scarce book. What are you looking for?

Robert

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yes i had a copy several years ago bound in purple cloth i think and i have a feeling the photographs were actual photos laid in / heve not seen another copy for years

Thanks for the reply mate, and yes a rare book,

Pete.

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Hi Pete,

I have a copy and indeed the photos are 'tipped in' as BALL says.

I believe that it is a fairly scarce book. What are you looking for?

Robert

Hello Robert, it's been a while, I'll PM you if that's ok mate?

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Just managed to purchase a copy of this book not cheap but the only the 2nd copy I have seen in 25 years and I hav`nt got another 25 years to wait! {this copy also has all the tipped in photographs }

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it arrived safely all photos etc intact but also with something you do not often find these days, some ephemera tucked in the back,a menu card for the officers reunion in 1954, a small hand written list indicating that 6 were killed in action, 24 had died at home, and that 12 were still alive, also a small address book listing the addresses of those still living, must have been quite a small reunion by this time only 12 at at the most.

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Copy in Leeds Library.

I would be interested to see the ephemera referred to.

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