Thank you to Michael Ball, Department of Printed Books, National Army Museum for many additions to this list.
Historical Record of The Thirteenth, First Somerset, or The Prince Albert's Regiment of Light Infantry; containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent Services to 1848. Compiled by Richard Cannon, Esq., Adjutant-General's Office, Horse Guards. London: Parker, Furnivall & Parker, 1848. xxxvi, 128 pp., plates, 8.5" 3 coloured plates, including 1 of uniform and 1 of colours.
A history of the 1st Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), July 1st, 1916, to the end of the War Author: Majendie, V. H. B. Publisher: Goodman.
A soldier's war; being the diary of the late Arthur Henry Cook, written during four years service with the 1st Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry, on the Western Front, France, during the Great War, 1914-18. Author: Cook, Arthur Henry, 1889-1956.
Historical record of the Thirteenth, First Somersetshire, or Prince Albert's Regiment of Light Infantry Publisher: W. O. Mitchell.
Historical record of the Thirteenth, First Somerset, or the Prince Albert's Regiment of Light Infantry containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1865 and of its subsequent services to 1848. Author: Cannon, Richard, 1779-1865. Publisher: Parker, Furnivall, & Parker,
Historical Record of The Thirteenth, First Somersetshire, or Prince Albert's Regiment of Light Infantry. Edited by Thomas Carter, Adjutant-General's Office, Horse Guards. London: W. O. Mitchell, 1867. xv, 200 pp. portraits, plates 8.5" 4 coloured plates, including 2 of uniform and 1 of colours.
The History of The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's). 1685-1914. By Major-Gen. Sir Henry Everett. With a Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. . xvi, 421 pp., portraits, plates, maps, plans. 9 3/4" 5 coloured plates, including 3 of uniform and 1 of colours.
The History of the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), 1914-1919 by Everard Wyrall. With a Foreword by H.R.H.The Duke of York. London: Methuen & Co., 1927.; 1927; 1st edn. 4to. Pp. xvi, 419, illus with 21 folding maps & 16 bw plates. [History of the regular, territorial (incl West Somerset Yeomanry 12th Bn) and service battalions on Western Front, Palestine, Mesopotamia and North West Frontier.]
The History of the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), 1919-1945. Compiled by George Molesworth. Regimental Committee Somerset Light Infantry. [Frome: printed by Butler & Tanner Ltd., 1951]. xvi. 286 pp., portraits, maps. 9 3/4"
History of The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's). 1946-1960. by Kenneth Whitehead. With a Foreword by Field Marshal The Lord Harding of Petherton. Taunton: The Somerset Light Infantry. 1961. xvi, 167 pp., portraits, plates, maps. 8 1/2"
A Short History of the 13th Regiment (P.A.L.I) in South Africa during the Transvaal and Zulu Difficulties, 1877-8-9. By Edward D. McToy, 1st Battalion 13th Light Infantry. Devonport: A. H. Swiss, 1880. [vii]. 109 pp. 7"
The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), (The 13th Regiment of Foot), Famous Regiments Series. By Hugh Popham, (Edited by LT.-General Sir Brian Horrocks). London: Hamish Hamilton, 1968. 1st edition. 151 pages. 39 illustrations.
A History of the 1st Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), July 1st. 1916 to end of the War. By Major V. H. B. Majendie. Taunton: Goodman and Son, 1921. xii, 127 pp., maps. 7 1/4"
2nd Bn. The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's). Tour of Duty at Chelsea Barracks. Wellington Barracks, H. M. Tower of London, 1936. [Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., 1936]. 28 pp., portraits, plates. 7 1/4" X 9 3/4". Souvenir album containing Roll and reproduction of photographs.
Scrap Book of the 7th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry (13th Foot), being a Chronicle of their experiences in the Great War, 1914-1918, contributed by Officers and other ranks of the 7th (Service) Battalion of The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), with a Foreword by Col. C. J. Troyte-Bullock . . . No imprint . 156 pp., plate, maps. 9 3/4" Supplement: Cambrai. By Lieut.-Col. R. P. Preston-Whyte. 1933. 3 pp., map.
The Story of the Seventh Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Consort's). Collected and told by Capt. J. L. J. Meredith. Designs and illustrations by L. R. Stokes. No imprint [printed in Germany, 1945]. 216 pp., illustrations, maps. 10 5/8" Title on cover: From Normandy to Hanover, June, 1944-May, 1945. The author says that this is not a history, but an episode eleven months long, the life of a County Regiment. One engagement was Hill 112, the Hill of Calvary.
Incidents with the Seventh Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry in France and Germany from June 1944 to June 1945. No imprint. n.d. 74 pp. 8"
18 Platoon. by Sydney Jary. 1988. Privately Published, rpt, 134 pp., plates, maps, slightly worn d/w. A platoon commander, serving with the 4th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry, writes of his experiences in Europe in 1944 and 1945.
18 Platoon. by Sydney Jary. 1987. Privately Published, ex lib, 1st edn, 138 pp., plates, ills, maps ,worn but intact d/w. A platoon commander, serving with the 4th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry, writes of his experiences in Europe in 1944 and 1945.
Afghanistan. 1919 - The Third Afghan War - In the preface to his book , Lieutenant General G. N. Molesworth, adjutant of the 2nd Battalion Somerset Light Infantry during the war, admits that "in comparison to the fearful slaughter which took place in World War I ... this campaign was a sideshow..." He then qualifies this statement saying 'in normal times from the casualties alone it would have ranked as a major war."
Historical Records of the 1st Somerset Militia 3rd Battalion Somerset Light Infantry ' by W.J.W. Kerr. Published by Gale & Polden Ltd. in 1930. 109 pages and 6 colour plates. List of Officers, illustrations of shako plates, shoulder belt plates etc. Green cloth covers, the front with silver embossed Regimental device.
4th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry. C. G. Lipscombe. nd. No publisher, 140 pp., sketch maps. The Battalion landed in France on June 18th, 1944. They were part of 8 Corps, and fought through to Bremen in 1945.
The Book of remembrance of the 5th Battalion (Prince Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry. -- Publisher: Chiswick Press.
CRAWFORD, OLIVER THE DOOR MARKED MALAYA US Marine Corps 1989 Washington DC AS NEW SOFTCOVER U.S. MARINE CORPS REPRINT 1958 book Reprint 8" X 10 "Softcv 237 pp. Author spent two year in Malaya and Singapore as a 2nd Lt. with the First Battalion,Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) .
Anon, History of the 4th Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) in the Campaign in North-West Europe June 1944-May 1945
Privately Printed 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" 140 pages maps
S.L.I. Mentions in Other Books
The Last Days of the Raj by Trevor Royle. 1989, Published by the Penguin Group, 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5TZ England. ISBN 07181 2904 0. 291 pages. 12 photographs. India's declaration of independence on 15 August 1947 was one of the most momentous occasions of twentieth-century history. Trevor Royle recreates the drama and tension of the years leading up to and following independence. 1st Somerset Light Infantry mentioned on pages 67, 180, 209-14, 215, 218, 220-1, 222. 2nd Somerset Light Infantry mentioned on pages 209, 221. Contains photograph 'The last parade. John Platt, commanding the Somerset Light Infantry, accepts a silver Gateway of India from General Bateman.' and 'Should auld acquaintance be forgot...The Colour Party of the Somerset Light Infantry passes through the Gateway of India, 28 February 1948.'
The Seven Ages of the British Army by Filed Marshal Lord Carver. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London. 1984. 332 pages. 25 maps, 55 photographs. 13th Foot mentioned on pages 116-118. (1824-1842).
British Infantry Uniforms Since 1660 by Michael Barthorp, illustrated by Pierre Turner. Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset. 1982. 160 pages. 13th/Somerset LI 15, 44 (shows Grenadier), 55 Fig. 48 (Pte. 1842), 73(Sergeant Smart), Fig. 60 (Officer, 1858).
Victorian Colonial Warfare, Africa by Donald Featherstone. From the campaigns against the Kaffirs to the South African War. Covers 1842-1902. Blandford 1993. ISBN 0-7137-2256-8. 160 pages, numerous maps and pictures. 13th mentioned on pages 46 (Basuto Campaign), 141 (Zulu Campaign).
THE TIMES HISTORY OF THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900, VOL. I. AMERY, L.S. (EDITED BY).London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1900. 1st edition. 392 pages.
THE TIMES HISTORY OF THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902, VOL. II. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1902. 1st edition. 467 pages.
VOL. III. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1905. 1st edition. 597 pages.
VOL. V. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1907. 1st edition. 614 pages.
VOL. VI. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1909. 1st edition. 622 pages.
VOL. VII, INDEX AND APPENDICES. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1909. 1st edition. 209 pages.
Natal II 285 & 422 5th Brigade IV 508 Tabanyama III 241 Spion Kop " 259 & 286 Tugela " 514 Wepener IV 65 & 66 Heidelberg " 385 1st De Wet Hunt " 421 Ventersdorp V 110 NE Free State " 287 Mooifontein " 293