Current Location

Private Collection
Luton
United Kingdom

This pocket-sized booklet contains everything that Officers needed to know when moving from billets into a front-line trench. It gives a fascinating insight into  trench life.

It includes information such as:   duties whilst in the trench;  sanitation & waste; ammunition & equipment; how to deal with casualties.

The 49th Division was a Territorial Force from the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Believed to have been brought back from the Front by Rifleman Gordon Oliver of the King's Royal Rifle Corps and given to his lifelong friend Isaac Woolfson who kept it with all of Gordon's letters and other items - now in the possession of Isaac's grandson who lives in Luton.

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