A Quartermaster at the Front: The Diary of Lt. Col. Allen Whitty Worcestershire Regiment 1914 - 1919 (Paperback)
A Quartermaster at the Front: The Diary of Lt. Col. Allen Whitty Worcestershire Regiment 1914 - 1919 with notes & maps by Edwin Astill
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Edwin Astill

From the previously unpublished War Diary, this book tells the story of Allen Whitty’s service through the period of the Great War to the occupation of the Rhineland.

Having joined the Worcestershire Regiment in 1884, Allen Whitty quickly rose through the ranks and was commissioned during the Boer War. He was Quartermaster with the 3rd Battalion when it was mobilised in 1914. His diary describes in detail the retreat, and the difficulties and danger that attended those whose job it was to supply the front line. He served with the battalion in that capacity until 1918, when he became Camp Commandant for X Corps. At the end of the war Whitty served in the Army of Occupation, and the diary gives an insight into the problems that brought for the British Army.

A fascinating insight for anyone interested in the Great War; anyone connected with the Regiment or whose regiment was in the same Brigade.

About the author
Edwin Astill was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and St. Luke’s College, Exeter. He is a member of the WFA and has a keen interest in the First World War which stems from having a Grandfather who was an “Old Contemptible” who went over in 1914 with 7th Field Coy R.E.

Previous Publications: Edwin edited “The Great War Diaries of Brigadier General Alexander Johnston”, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2007 and wrote “The 1st Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment in the Great War” Regimental Museum, Salisbury, 2005.

Pub date: November 2011
ISBN: 9781908336217
Format: 152x229mm
Binding: Paperback
Extent: 192pp
Price: £11.95
Publisher: Tommies Guides
Imprint: Reveille Press

BIC Classications:
Regiments (JWTR)
British & Irish history (HBJD1)
First World War (HBWN)
Diaries, letters & journals (BJ)
Biography: historical, & military (BGH)
First World War, 1914-1918 (3JJF)
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