By E. U. Bradbridge
The 59th department was once a Territorial second-line department (2nd N Midland), that got here into life in January 1915. In April 1916, following the Easter rebellion, the department used to be despatched to eire, to Dublin, the 1st TF department to serve in eire. After suppressing the difficulty in Dublin the 59th was once despatched to the Curragh the place it engaged in warfare education for the remainder of the yr, returning to England in January 1917. within the following March the department crossed to France and served thereafter at the Western entrance - at 3rd Ypres, Cambrai, at St Quentin and Bapaume within the German offensive of March 1918, at Baileul and Kemmel Ridge throughout the German offensive at the Lys in April 1918. In early may well the department was once decreased to education cadre prestige, wasting its infantry battalions and different devices, however the following month it used to be reconstituted with class B males from Garrison protect battalions. After a interval of teaching the department went again into the road on the finish of July and took half within the operations east of Amiens in August and within the ultimate boost in Artois and Flanders.'This account is uncommon in respects: within the first position it's not a proper historical past yet a sequence of narratives contributed by means of commanders and others, from GOC right down to a WO at divisional HQ, describing occasions from their viewpoint; and within the moment position there's a individually released complement containing extra narratives from one of many brigade commanders, from the OCs box squadrons, RE and from one of many divisional RASC corporation OCs. one of many narratives describes a brigade’s operations opposed to the Sinn Fein in Dublin, during which on one occcasion brigade casualties amounted to 19 officials and 143 different ranks of whom 30 died. The complement is integrated during this reprint. one of the appendices is one quoting examples of acts of gallantry together with one of many VCs provided; one other provides a precis of the divisional list from formation to armistice and there are extracts from professional correspondence and operational orders. a number of leisure occasions are defined - horse races, competitions for divisional shipping, box ambulances, sign corporation and different equestrian occasions. One very precious merchandise is a desk directory the entire division’s strikes, with dates, from arrival in France on 26 February 1917 to eight March 1919, giving destinations and Corps and armed forces subordination.
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59th Division. 1915-1918 by E. U. Bradbridge