The Fifth Leicestershire

A Record Of The 1/5th Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment, T.F., During The War, 1914-1919.

Author: J. D. Hill
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 107,369 / 308 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 282
Added to site: 2005.12.24
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Genre: History
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or coming on parade with dirty boots.

It was in Luton, too, that we overcame our distrust and dislike of vaccination and inoculation against typhoid. We remember C.S.M. Lovett being inoculated in public to give a lead to others, and we smile now to think that in those days it was power of character and leadership only that accomplished things, and incidentally made the way smooth for a Government's compulsory bill.

We were inspected several times, in fact so often that the clause "We are respected by everyone," which comes in our regimental ditty--(and how could it not!!)--was given the alternative rendering "inspected." Twice his Majesty the King honoured us with a visit, and in addition General Ian Hamilton, Lord Kitchener, and others.

Regiments differ much; each has its peculiarities. The 5th Leicestershire a county battalion, if in nothing else, excelled individually in work across country. Though all may not have been as clever as "Pat" Collins (G.A.), who acted as guide to the commanding office

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