1st Edition HB 1948
Hardback with dustjacket. First published in the UK in 1948 by "Nisbet & Co.".
Printed by "William Clowes And Sons Ltd.". Written by Philip J Shears. No ISBN number.
The full story of the role played by all battalions of the Border Regiment during the
Second World War.
Major-General Philip James Shears was the only son of James Charles Shears, a mechanical
engineer from Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, and Beatrice Jane Margaret Dumas, and was
born on 6 April 1887 in Surbiton, Surrey. He was also a great-grandson of coppersmith
Daniel Towers Shears, a partner of James Shears and Sons.
He went on to serve as Colonel of The Border Regiment
(now part of The King's Own Royal Border Regiment) from 1947 to 1952.
In 1948 Philip Shears published The Story of the Border Regiment, 1939-1945.
He died on 7 April 1972.