London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., (1936). 1st edition. Hardcover. (1936), first edition. Good. 8vo, 244 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Bound in dark blue/black cloth with title in gilt on the spine. Cloth shows wear and soiling, internally end pages are foxed and the rear hinge is cracked. Good. Item #23913
Blackledge was born in Bolton in 1886, the son of Joseph Blackledge (a warehouseman) and Sarah Ellen Blackledge (nee Banks). He was baptized at St. Matthew, Bolton, on 15 December. He grew up in Bolton along with his younger siblings Sarah Ann Blackledge (b. 1889) and Elsie Blackledge (b. 27 Feb 1896; d. 1979). Blackledge wrote a handful of books under his own byline, most notably Hell's Broth Militia, which concerned adventures with the Kurram militia on the north-west frontier.