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Calcutta: Printed by W. Newman & Co., Ltd.,, 1927. et [followed by the names of 16 officers.] S. Oswald's Church, Bakloh, 19th October, 1927. Small octavo, 14 pp. Original printed stiff card wrappers, stitched as issued. 9 mounted photographs. Slight soiling to wrappers. A very good copy. First and only edition; rare: apparently unrecorded and presumably produced in a very small print run. This little volume records the service of dedication for the 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles war memorial at Bakloh, northern India, which served as a cantonment for the regiment. It comprises the order of service, a brief description of the memorial, the names of those present at the ceremony and a short account of the visit of Sir William Birdwood, C-in-C northern army in India. The photographs show two views of the memorial, four of the unit on parade, two of officers and NCOs, and one of medals. The 4th Gurkhas were deployed to France at the start of the war as part of the Sirhind Brigade in the 3rd (Lahore) Division of the Indian Corps as part of the Indian Expeditionary Force - they were in action at Givenchy, Neuve Chapelle and Ypres in 1915. The first officer named on the title page - Major B. H. L. Brodhurst (killed at Ypres on 27 April 1915) had played for Hampshire before the war and is listed in Nigel McCreery's Final Wicket: Test & First-Class Cricketers Killed in The Great War (2015).
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