From the fields of South Africa to the shell holes of Flanders, the Manchester Regiment fought hard.
The history of this famous regiment continues with further accounts of its battles and victories, including the roles they played in the Boer War in South Africa and the Great War.
Two Manchester Regiment battalions served during the Boer War.
Fighting with the Imperial Light Horse, the Manchesters launched a major assault on the Boers.
For their actions in in this assault two privates of the Manchester Regiment were honoured with the Victoria Cross.
When the world was plunged into the Great War, the Manchester Regiment fought in the trenches of the Western Front and bled in the dust of Mesopotamia and Palestine.
It was a long and hard fought war, but the Regiment’s resilience and determination was duly noted by command.
After the First World War the 1st Battalion were stationed in Ireland. The was over, but the fighting was not…
In addition to the all-encompassing account of the wars fought in by the Regiment, Wylly includes information on the colours, badges, regulations – including the regulation hair style what facial hair could or could not be shaved.
Praise for the History of the Manchester Regiment:
‘A monumental work’ – Major-General Sir Vere B. Fane
Harold Carmichael Wylly (1859-1932) was a British colonel and military historian.