Their Battlefields

The Fifty, like other soldiers, moved into other battalions following injury or severe losses to

their company but some stayed with the 1/5th throughout.  Their full service is well documented in books such as that written by J. D. Hills who served with the 1/5th.  

Below is a summary from the book Fifty Good and True.

On 11th November 1918 the guns stopped firing. It was over.


Between them, the 1/4th and 1/5th Battalions lost over two thousand men from Leicestershire, with a further four thousand suffering from wounds and gassings that affected them for the rest of their lives. The Leicestershire Regiment as a whole lost over 7,000 men.