This bibliography is not intended as an exhaustive listing of every work in print relating to the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. Rather, it contains a resume of those personal accounts left by members of the regiment, which best serve to illustrate what it was like ‘at the sharp end’ during the many campaigns in which it has served.
1. Life of a British Soldier
(Hunter Rose, Toronto 1879)
A gripping personal account by a soldier of the 17th Regiment who fought in the Crimean War. Like many soldiers of the regiment at this time, Faughnan was born and raised in rural Ireland.
2. With the Leicestershire Militia in South Africa
(Satchwell & Co Leicester 1903)
Illustrated account by the adjutant of the 3rd (Militia) battalion’s service in South Africa in the closing stages of the Boer War.
3. Of Those We Loved
(Pentland Press, Bishop Auckland 1994)
Superb account of one man’s service with the 8th battalion in the Great War. Particularly gripping is his account of the Bazentin action.
4. The Naked Soldiers
(Excalibur Press 1995)
Kynoch’s account of his experiences in Norway mixes personal reminiscences with official sources
5. Singapore The Inexcusable Betrayal
(Self Publishing Association 1992)
Chippington’s account of the fighting retreat through Malaya and the fall of Singapore is an important work covering the actions of the 1st battalion in which the author served.
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6. No Need to Worry
Peter Moore served with the 2nd/5th battalion in North Africa and Italy. A first rate account of the actions and personalities involved.