The Letters … Born 25th May, 1884. Killed in Action at Guillemont …
The Letters … Born 25th May, 1884. Killed in Action at Guillemont …
The Letters … Born 25th May, 1884. Killed in Action at Guillemont …

M'ERVEL, Major John Harold. The Letters … Born 25th May, 1884. Killed in Action at Guillemont, France, 8th August, 1916.

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M'ERVEL, Major John Harold. The Letters … Born 25th May, 1884. Killed in Action at Guillemont, France, 8th August, 1916. [Belfast, William Strain and Sons, 1916].

8vo. Green cloth-backed brown boards, lettered in white; pp. [iv], 192, [2], portrait-frontispiece in sepia with tissue guard, maps and diagrams; apart from very light spotting here and there, a very good copy of a rare privately printed work; contemporary Belfast ownership inscription to front fly-leaf.
First edition. The first letters from August 1914 are dated in Dunree Fort, County Donegal in August before M'ervel was sent to France to join the Connaught Rangers.
COPAC locates a single copy, at Oxford; the National Library of Ireland is holding another copy.

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