The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasglow Chamber of Commerce Battalion)

Record of War Service, 1914-1918

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,807 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.1
LoC Category: UD
Downloads: 552
Added to site: 2006.12.20
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Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, War
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early weeks of the training, Major Rounsfell Brown acted as Adjutant, and rendered excellent service.

Kit was issued to the four original Companies, "A," "B," "C," and "D," on 19th and 20th September.

It was at first expected that Colonel Fred. J. Smith, late of the 8th Scottish Rifles, might be chosen as Officer in Command, but for reasons of health he was unable to undertake the duty. The choice eventually fell upon Lieut.-Colonel David S. Morton, V.D., who had seen much service, and was well fitted to fill the post. His volunteer experience included service in the 1st L.R.V., the Engineers, and various Commissioned ranks in the 5th H.L.I., ending, on his retiral, with the rank of Lieut.-Colonel. In 1900 he served with the 71st in South Africa as Captain of the H.L.I. Service Company. He was mentioned in despatches, and received the "South Africa" Medal with three clasps.

Major W.J. Paul was appointed second in Command. His service had been with the Scottish Rifles (the 4th V.B.S.R.), i

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