In this single volume Ray Westlake has gathered together formation dates, names of officers and the location of each corps, together with details of any amalgamations, higher organisation or disbandments concerning the Light Horse Volunteers, Mounted Rifle Volunteers, Artillery Volunteers, Engineer Volunteers and Rifle Volunteers raised and recognised throughout England. Notes on any affiliated cadet corps have been included, along with mention of what Territorial Force unit was formed from each corps in 1908. An essential reference work to both military and family historians, A Guide to the Volunteers of England 1859–1908 includes some 135 illustrations of uniform and badges.
GUIDE TO THE VOLUNTEERS OF ENGLAND 1859-1908
In A Guide to the Volunteers of England 1859–1908, the second of his ‘Guides’ series, Ray Westlake deals with the Volunteer Force of 1859 to 1908, the predecessors of the future Territorial Army. Well known for his valuable research into this important aspect of British Army history, the author presents details of the several branches of the Victorian system that saw men from all walks of life give up their spare time to prepare for any invasion, should it take place.