My good friend Gareth Sprack supported by the diligant work of his wife Val, researched and wrote this enthralling tale of arguably the Isle of Wight Rifles most critical involvement in world events.
I include it here in the IWFBF because several of those riflemen who went to war were also firemen of Island brigades and some of them never returned.
The book is on sale at Amazon or can be found locally at Waterstone's in Newport or the Ryde Book Shop, High Street, Ryde.
I thoroughly recommend it whether your interest be Isle of Wight genealogy, the Rifles, First World War or soldiering in general.
Gareth's family have a pedigree in Island firefighting history and the assistance provided by both him and Val in loaning me items, photographs and a healthy dose of encouragement has assisted in the creation of this website and the books of Island firefighting history.