Publications relating to the 63rd & 96th Regiments of Foot and The Manchester Regiment

This list has been compiled by Robert Bonner who will be pleased to hear from anyone who can add any appropriate titles not shown.       ** Indicates that the publication is currently in print and available from the museum or the Ardwick Green Headquarters.

 

 

 

REGULAR BATTALIONS

 

Slack, J 

1886

The History of the late 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment

Wylly, H C

1923/5

History of The Manchester Regiment  (Late the 63rd and 96th Foot)                   (Two volumes)

Campbell,G  L

1916

The Manchesters. A History of the Regular, Militia, Special Bns

Bell, A C

1954

History of The Manchester Regiment. 

                       First and Second Battalions 1922-1948

                                                    Altrincham.  John Sherratt & Sons

Wylly, H C

1933 

A Short History of the Manchester Regiment (Regular Battalions),                      Aldershot: Gale & Polden Aldershot 1950. (4th revised edition

Whyte, W

1941

The Manchester Regiment.

                                                            London: Hutchinson & Co.

Marden &  Newbigging

1902

Rough diary of the doings of the 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment during the South African War

Marden, AW

 

Diary of Siege of Ladysmith,

1st Battalion Manchester Regiment.                     

Broomhall, FH

1983.

The Veterans     A history of the Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia 1850-1880.    Contains details of several of the pensioners of the 63rd and 96th Regiments who eventually settled in Australia after taking convicts out on the special ships.

                                                            Hesperian Press, Australia

Unknown

1899

 Records of the 2nd Battalion The Manchester Regiment, formerly 96th Foot. Compiled for use of Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the Battalion.

Vieth, F H D

 

1921 

 Recollections of the Crimean Campaign and the Expedition to Kinburn.     .      (Author was Ensign in the 63rd)

                                                                               Montreal: Lovell

Ternan, TPB

1930

Some experiences of an old Bromsgrovian. 

              (Ex officer 63rd Regiment.)

                                                                         Cornish Bros. Oxford   

Beesley P

1982.

General Lord Freyberg VC

                         (Commanded 1st Manchesters in 1930.

King-Clark, R

1988

 

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Free for a Blast.

                A young officer’s life with 1st & 2nd Bns 1934-1939)

                                                         Knutsford. Fleur de Lys Publishers

King-Clark, R

1996

Battle for Kohima 1944 – The narrative of the 2nd Battalion The Manchester Regiment written by the commanding officer.

                                                         Knutsford. Fleur de Lys Publishers

King-Clark, R

 

1975

George Stuart Henderson VC.

                                      The Story of a Scottish Soldier 1893-1920

Awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery at Hillah  24 July 1920

King-Clark, R

1997

Jack Churchill.  Unlimited Boldness.

          2nd Manchesters and Commandos in WWII.   In 1955 the first man to run the formidable 5ft high River Severn tidal bore.                

                                                      Knutsford, Fleur de Lys Publishers

Churchill, TBL

1987

Commando Crusade.              (Chapters 1  & 2 devoted to 2nd      Manchesters between 1927 and 1940)       TBLC – brother of Jack – became Colonel of the Manchester Regiment.

                                                                   London. Wm Kimber & Co

Forth, N

1991

 A Fighting Colonel of Camel Corps.

(N de Lancey Forth DSO MC, 2nd Manchesters & Egyptian Army)

                                                                                 Merlin Books             

Kirby, H L

1986

The Four Blackburn VCs.  (James Pitts, Manchester Regiment)                Awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions, with Robert Scott, at Caesar’s Camp, Ladysmith

Unknown

1930

Regimental Standing Orders The Manchester Regiment

Chopra, P S

1990       

The Jullundur Brigade in France and Flanders 1914-1915.

         1st Manchesters with their comrades of the Indian Army.          

                                                              New Delhi: Kraftwork Print.

Hibberd, D

1992  

 Wilfred Owen – The Last Year, London

                                          (2nd & 5th Manchesters)

                                                                          London. Constable

Hibberd, D

2002

Wilfred Owen. A New Biography.

                                          (2nd & 5th Manchesters)

                                                   London.  Weidenfeld & Nicholson

Stallworthy, J

1974

Wilfred Owen: A Biography

                                          (2nd & 5th Manchesters))

McPhail, H  & Guest, P

1998

Wilfred Owen. On a Poets Trail.

                                           (2nd & 5th Manchesters)

War Office

 

 

Broomhall, FH

1997

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Regimental Life in the British Army in India 1921 – 1922.

    2nd Manchesters in Kamptee, India

                                                   Knutsford: Fleur de Lys Publishers

Shepperd, A

1973

The King’s Regiment.             (Combined short history of the King’s Liverpool, The Manchester Regiment and the King’s Regiment)                                                                                                                                                 Men at Arms series

Macdonald, RP

1962

A Short History of The King’s Regiment (Regular Battalions) 

                                                         2nd edition 1971, 3rd edition 1985

Hart, H G

1994

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Officers of the 96th Regiment 1839-1881.

                     Reprint from Hart’s New Army List. Fleur de Lys Publishers  

Lane, A

1989

One God, Too Many Devils.

        (Memoirs of a bugler in 1st Manchesters 1936-1945)

Frisby, C           

1997

Such Men As These

   (Memoirs of a soldier of the 1st Battalion, pre-WWII and as a PoW of    the Japanese.

                                                                       London: Janus Publishing

Barclay, C N

1956

History of The 53rd (Welsh) Division in the Second World War.        (1st Manchesters were the Divisional Machine Gun Battalion                          between September 1942 and 1945)

                                                               London.  Wm Clowes & Sons

Delaforce, P

1996  

Red Crown & Dragon, 53rd Welsh Division in North West Europe 1944-1945.

1st Manchesters were the Divisional Machine Gun Battalion.

                                                         Brighton.  Tom Donovan Publishing                     

Bonner, R A   

1997

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For Valour – The King’s Regiment (8th, 63rd, 96th) (Photographs & citations of the 23 VCs)                Knutsford: Fleur de Lys Publishers

Duckers, P 

2000

On Service in India. The Mein Family Photographs 1865-1901

                                    (Mainly 63rd Regiment in India)

Dennison, W

1980

A short history of 63rd of Foot in Western Australia 1829 – 1833 

                                                                      Published in Australia                                                           

Bonner, R A

2002

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Jungle Bashers. 

      1st Bn Manchester Regiment in the Malayan Emergency 1951-54

                                                          Knutsford, Fleur de Lys Publishers

Mileham, P

2000

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Difficulties Be Damned

               The King’s Regiment 8th, 63rd 96th.

                                                          Knutsford, Fleur de Lys Publishers

 

 

 

MILITIA BATTALIONS

 

Thornycroft CM

1937

History of the 3rd Battalion (Militia) Manchester Regiment

                                          Typescript in Regimental Archives

Hay, CJ

1908

The Constitutional Force.

Page 395/7 relate to the 5th & 6th Militia Battalions.

                                             Reprint 1987 by Ray Westlake Books

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER AND TERRITORIAL ARMY

 

Cowell, C W

 

Records of The Mounted Infantry Company 2nd Volunteer Bn Manchester Regiment 1887/1908.

                                                                     Manchester.  J H Baxter

Unknown

1904

2nd Volunteer Battalion The Manchester Regiment –                                                                            Grand Military Bazaar Programme

Hankins, H

2002

A History of the Manchester & Salford Universities Officer Training Corps 1898-2002.

        Formed originally as a Company of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion.

                                           Doncaster.  DP & G Military Publishers

Evans, H C

1900

                        

Records of The 4th Volunteer Battalion Manchester Regiment.                                                                   

Unknown

1898

4th Volunteer Bn The Manchester Regiment Standing Orders                                            Copy in British Library, London

Darlington, H

1936

Letters from Helles     (1/5th Bn)

                                                           London.  Longmans Green & Co

Fox, J  

1995

Forgotten Divisions                               

                           (5th and 51st Manchesters in WWI)

                                                                           Wilmslow. Sigma Press

 

 

Wigan Volunteer Rifle Corps Rules & Members.

                  Wigan Local Studies Library reference MMP25/2 27,37

Derbyshire G

1950s

A Wigan Military Chronicle

           Unpublished typescript in 5 volumes. 5th Battalion and others. Copies in the Imperial War Museum, Wigan Local Studies Library (Ref D/DZ A16) and the Lancashire County Record Office, Preston.

                                   

Cherry, N

2001

 

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I Shall Not Find his Equal.

               Biography of Brigadier General Noel Lee, 6th Manchesters. The mobilisation of the Manchester Territorials, camp at Rochdale,

To Egypt in late September 1914 and on to Gallipoli.

                                                  Knutsford. Fleur de Lys Publishers

Bonner, R A (ed)

2004    

 

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Great Gable to Gallipoli. 

              The Diary of Lieutenant Colonel Claude Worthington DSO

6th Manchesters. 

                                                 Knutsford. Fleur de Lys Publishers

Hulme, W I

 

            1918

The Road To Valhalla               

                     (A subaltern with 2/6th Manchesters)

                                                                   Manchester: Jesse Broad

Bate Canon, HR

1974

Sixty Years After: Memories of a Platoon Commander.

      2/6th Battalion. Unpublished account in Imperial War Museum. Reference WO 77/39/1

Mackennall, W L

1918

Life of Major John Haworth Whitworth DSO MC.

                         2/6th Manchesters

                                                                             Sherratt & Hughes

Hurst, G B

1918               

             

With Manchesters in the East.

                                      7th Manchesters in Egypt and Gallipoli                                                                                                                   Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes.  (2/6th Manchesters)

                                                                    Manchester University Press

Wilson, S J

1920

The Seventh Manchesters, July 1916 to March 1919

                                                               Manchester University Press.

 

Morten, S (ed

1993

I Remain, Your Son Jack 

      (The letters of Lieut J C Morton 7th Bn, to his family 1914-1918)

                                                                     Wilmslow. Sigma Press

Blake, G

1950 

Mountain and Flood. (52nd (Lowland) Division history – 1939/1946 - in which 7th Manchesters served as Divisional Support Battalion)

                                                                Glasgow: Jackson, Son & Co.                

Gibbon, F

1920

 The 42nd East Lancashire Division 1914/1918,  

 (1/5th, 1/6th. 1/7th, 1/8th, 1/9th and 1/10th Battalions)            

                                                                   Country Life History.

Bigwood, G

1916

The Lancashire Fighting Territorials.  

 (Includes 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th Battalions)

Burke, M

Richardson N (ed)

 

Ancoats Lad.

 The recollections of Mick Burke 8th (Ardwick) Battalion

                                        Neil Richardson Publications

Bonner, R A

1992

 

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The Ardwick Boys Went to Malta.

 (8th (Ardwick) Battalion 1939 – 1943)

                                                            Knutsford.  Fleur de Lys Publishers 

Bonner R A

2005

 

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Volunteer Infantry of Ashton-under-Lyne 1858 - 1971

                Including the biography of Captain W T Forshaw VC of       9th Manchesters.

                                                           Knutsford.  Fleur de Lys Publishers

Michinson KW 

1999

Amateur Soldiers 

            (Oldham's Volunteers and 10th Manchesters, 1859-1938).

                                                                          Oldham.  Jade Publishing

Lawson, H

1979

Vignettes of the Western Front.

        (Reflections of an infantry subaltern of 10th Manchesters in France and Belgium 1917-1918)

                                                                            Positiv Press, Oxford

 

 

 

SERVICE BATTALIONS

Bonner, R A (ed)

1994

 

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12th Battalion The Manchester Regiment 1914/1918

                                                            Knutsford. Fleur de Lys Publishers

Atteridge, AH

 

History of the 17th (Northern) Division.

                         12th Battalion.

 

 

 

CITY BATTALIONS

 

Bonner, R A              

1998

 

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Wilfrith Elstob VC DSO MC, Here we fight. Here we die.       

(16th Manchesters 1914/1918)

                                                             Knutsford: Fleur de Lys Publishers

Pennington, T E                       

1937    

The Signal Section of the 16th Manchesters 1914/1918    

                                    The author was the Battalion Signal Sergeant. Post-war he became Secretary & Treasurer to the City of Gibraltar.  

                                                                                   Bootle Times                                        

Nash, TAM             

1991

The Diary of an Unprofessional Soldier..

                                 Officer in 16th Manchesters May 1915 - 1918                                                                                                                                                              Picton Publishing 

Worthington, Hubert

1954

Philip Godlee by His Friends.

(Contains a chapter on his service with 16th Manchesters)

                                                                    Sale: Dolphin Press.

Westropp & Kempster

1916

Manchester City Battalions of the 90th and 91st Brigades.  Book of Honour.  (16th – 23rd Battalions 1915)

Stedman M. 

1994 

Manchester Pals.

 16th – 24th Battalions 1914 – 1918              Pen & Sword Books.                                                                                                    

Bonner, R A (ed)

1994

 

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21st Battalion The Manchester Regiment    

                                                         Knutsford.  Fleur de Lys Publishers                                                                 

Andrews, AW

Richardson, N (ed)

 

Orders are Orders.

A Manchester Pal on the Somme.

         19th Battalion.

                                                               Neil Richardson Publications

Richardson, N

2006

Recollections of Three Manchesters in the Great War.

                                                              Neil Richardson Publications

Tawney R H

 

The Attack 

            (Chapter 1 deals with Professor Tawney’s experiences in the 22nd Battalion)

Sandland JW

1920

A Lancashire Brigade in France.

           23rd Battalion

Mitchinson&  McInnes

1993

 

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Cotton Town Comrades.

                    (A history of the 24th Battalion.)

                                                                         Bayonet Publications

 

1920

The Oldham Battalion of Comrades Book of Honour. 

              (24th Battalion)

                                                           London: Sherratt & Hughes 

Mitchinson KW

1997

Pioneer Battalions in the Great War.

              (24th Battalion)

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

Manchester Regiment Gazette

                           Periodic 1924-1939 & 1945-1958

 

1918

The Tanglin Tribune.  1st Garrison Battalion Manchester Regiment stationed in Singapore.                                                   

                Volumes 1,2 & 3 in British Library reference PP4039kbd.       

Wade, J

 

The Voluntary Principle.

 (Recruitment in Manchester and Salford between August 1914 and October 1915.

 

 

The Bugle Call

       2nd Volunteer Battalion Mounted Infantry Company magazine

 

1915 -

The Manchester Echo.

       Periodic 5th Bn magazine

 

1915/16

The Sphinx.

        Periodic 2/6th Bn magazine

 

1915 -

7th Manchester Sentry

        Periodic 7th Bn magazine

 

1916/18

The Periscope

        Periodic 2/7th Bn magazine

Winder, E

 

Lancashire’s Part Time Soldiers 1690-1890.

 

Bonner, RA

1998

 

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Chapel of The Manchester Regiment and King’s Regiment

       The story of the Regimental Chapel in Manchester Cathedral from inception in 1936 to the present day, having survived destruction in WWII and 1996 IRA bombing.                                 

                                                           Knutsford, Fleur de Lys Publishers

War Office

1921

Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919 Part 59

        The Manchester Regiment.  (Reprint 1990 by J B Hayward)

War Office

1919

Officers died in the Great War 1914-1919

                                                     (Reprint 1990 by J B Hayward)

Westropp HCE

1920

To Manchester.    

A tribute to the Fallen & to the Spirit of Her Great Regiment.

 

 

The Liddle Collection, University Library of Leeds, holds a certain amount of documentation relating to The Manchester Regiment.  Primarily personal experiences of WWI.

 

 

 

 

 

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