A Short History of the 6th Division

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This short history has been compiled mainly from the War Diaries.My reason for undertaking the task is that there was no one else to doit, the units composing the Division being scattered far and wide, andthere being no Divisional habitat with local historians as in the caseof Territorial and New Army Divisions. My object is that all whoserved with the Division for any period between 1914-1919 may have arecord to show that they belonged to a Division which played noinconspicuous part in the Great War.I regret that it has been impossible to tabulate the honours (exceptV.C.s) won by officers and men of the Division, and it is alsoinevitable that the names of many individuals to whom the success ofthe Division in many operations was largely due should go unrecorded.The Infantry naturally bulk large in the picture, but they would bethe first to admit that their success could not have been obtainedwithout the splendid co-operation of the Artillery, who are sometimesnot even mentioned in the narrative; and this theme might beelaborated considerably.My particular thanks are due to Lt.-Col. T. T. Grove, C.M.G., D.S.O.,R.E., to whom the credit belongs for the form taken by the history andthe more personal portions of the history itself. I also wish tothank Lt.-Gen. Sir J. Keir, K.C.B., D.S.O., and Major-Gen. C. Ross, C.B.,D.S.O., as well as several Brigadiers and C.O.s, for so kindlyreviewing the periods of which they had personal knowledge.In conclusion, I wish to add that every copy sold helps towards theerection of Battlefield Memorials to be placed in France and Flanders
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