Part II is the story of the battalion on the Western front where it served till August 1917 when, on the 23rd, during Third Ypres, heavy losses resulted in amalgamation with the 8th Bn and henceforward it was the 7th/8th Bn. At this point the story ends. The battalion's introduction to trench warfare was in the Loos salient where it spent six months, and the memorial to this period is the plot in Philosophe Cemetery where 115 officers and men lie side by side in five rows; at the end of the book there is a plan of the cemetery showing the graves and who is buried in them. The battalion also fought on the Somme, notably at Ginchy and Guillemont. 7th Inniskillings were to the fore in the assault on Messines Ridge on 7th June 1917; in this major attack the battalion lost only 22 killed and died of wounds. It was after this assault that the feature known as 'Unnamed Wood' became 'Inniskilling Wood.' The battalion's final action before amalgamating with the 8th Bn was at Langemarck during Third Ypres. Almost the last photo in the book is one of the survivors of the original “Seventh” taken in March 1918 - they number twenty-two. At the end is the Roll of Honour.
This is a competent and well written account, based on the War Diary, Battalion orders, records and personal memoirs. The author, who served as Signal Officer in the battalion for nearly two and a half years, stresses he took special care to avoid matters which might have led to political, military, or religious controversy.