The Dukes - A Proud History Introduction
This section can do no more than provide visitors with a broad outline of the regimentís history, its principle achievements together with aspects of which members of the Regiment are so rightly proud: Battle honours, colours, VC recipients and so on. Included also are sections on the museum and regimental archives
The section is continually being up dated with further photographs, together with written and verbal memories of
past members of the regiment.
These include recollections of 5 Commanding Officers during the period of the cold war.
Other sources of the regiments history in the form of printed books include:
1st & 2nd Battalions DWR 1881-1923.
Bruce. Medici Society, London.
DWR 1919-1952. Barclay. William Clowes & Son, London.
DWR 1702-1992. Brereton & Savory. Amadeus Press, Huddersfield.
JJ Fisher, History of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. From August 1914 to December 1917. Exors.of Geo T Whitehead, Printers, Halifax.
Tony Podmore, DWR The Volunteer & Territorial Battalions 1859-1999.
Peter Liddle, Men of Gallipoli. A David & Charles Military Book.
Robin Prior & Trevor Wilson,
Command on the Western Front. Pen & Sword Military Classics.
Geoffrey Powell, Plumer The Soldiers' General. Pen & Sword Military Classics.
Richard Holmes, The Western Front. BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Lyn Macdonald, To the Last Man. Penguin Books Ltd.
Martin Middlebrook, The First Day on the Somme. Penguin Books Ltd.
Martin Middlebrook, The Kaiser's Batik. Penguin Books Ltd.
A Hilliard Atterridge, A History of the, 17th (Northern) Division. The Naval & Military Press.
Lieut-Colonel H R Sandilands, The 23rd Division 1914-1919. The Naval & Military Press.
J B Priestley, English Journey and Margin Released.