John Hartley was born in North Cheshire, on the fringes of Manchester. He worked for Manchester City Council for a number of years before joining the Probation Service as an administrator. Now retired, he and his wife continue to live in the area. He is the author of 6th Battalion the Manchester Regiment in the Great War (Pen & Sword, 2010) and Bully Beef & Biscuits, Food in the Great War (Pen & Sword 2015). He has also researched the men commemorated on the war memorials in Stockport. That project sparked his interest in the 6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, the area s local Territorial unit, the subject of this book.
The author, who has done a superb job, uses a wealth of personal accounts alongside official ones to bring to life the full story of this county battalion.--The Great War Magazine