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Would any Forum Members be able to tell me how many Books Everard Wyrall wrote concerning the Histories of Units that served in The Great War,and are these Books still regarded as Authorative ?.

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I have a couple including the Somerset Light Infantry regimental history. But if you really want to know this information, if you go to ABE (American Book Exchange), which has dealers from around the world advertising their wares, and search under his name, you will probably have the exhaustive list. I suspect that these were not all his own work but that he was commissioned to write various regimental histories and he supervised a team. I only say this because of the number that he apparently wrote would be a huge undertaking for a single person.

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Thanks Jim,it did cross my Mind about how one Man could write so much. :D

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According to the Oxford University libraries catalogue:

The history of the Second Division, 1914-1918

The West Yorkshire Regiment in the War, 1914-1918.

The history of the 62nd (West Riding) Division, 1914-1919

The Die-hards in the great war : a history of the Duke of Cambridge's own (Middlesex regiment) 1914-1919 / compiled from the records of the line special reserve, service, and territorial battalions.

The history of the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) 1914-1919

The history of the King's Regiment (Liverpool) 1914-1919.

The East Yorkshire regiment in the great war, 1914-1918

The 17th (S.) Battalion Royal Fusiliers, 1914-1919

The Gloucestershire regiment in the war, 1914-1918 : the records of the 1st (28th), 2nd (61st), 3rd (Special Reserve) and 4th, 5th, and 6th (First-Line T.A.) Battalions

The history of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1914-1919

The history of the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) 1914-1919

plus three other non-regimental works.

Dates of publication range from 1921 to, apparently, 1935, suggesting he wrote these books progressively.

Moonraker

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Moonraker - Thanks for the list,wyrall was certainly a Busy Man. :D

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I tried to GOOGLE Him,but didnt find any Pictures of Him.

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I think we could be looking for Reginald Everard Wyrall, and if so, Wyrall was born in 1878 and died at the age of 54 in 1932. There is also a Wyrall listed as Pte. 15660 20th I.Y. on one of the sites I've just been looking at. Possible?

Cheers,

Dave

PS: EVERARD WYRALL IS LISTED ON NA-MIC AS A LIEUTENANT IN THE R.A.SC.

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On the subject of prolific authors, don’t forget H C Wylly who apart from knocking out shed loads on non Great War stuff, churned out the following GW tomes:-

North Lancs

Kings Hussars

KOYLI

Manchester

West Surrey

Green Howards

2/Dublin Fusiler

Leicestershire

Sherwood Foresters

Border

York & Lancs

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