THE HISTORY OF THE 1ST VOLUNTEER BATTALION THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT AND ITS PREDECESSORS : THE BIRMINGHAM INDEPENDENT VOLUNTEERS, 1782 ; THE BIRMINGHAM LOYAL ASSOCIATION, 1797 ; THE LOYAL BIRMINGHAM VOLUNTEERS, 1803.

Hart, Colonel Charles J.


£85.00




Birmingham, 1st ed., 1906. 390 pp., cold., frontis., + 33 photo & other plates, some of which are cold., & including a cold., & fldg., map. Original two-tone red & blue cloth; gilt armorial & title to front; t.e.g.; 24 x 17cm. Some light wear to binding but overall V.G. As far as possible this book deals with the Records of the various Volunteer Corps of Infantry which have been raised in Birmingham. Chapters include: Introductory. The Birmingham Independent Volunteers, 1782. The Birmingham Loyal Association, 1797. The Loyal Birmingham Volunteers, 1803. The Formation of the Birmingham Rifle Corps. Lieut.-Colonel Mason’s Command. Lieut.-Colonel Ratcliff’s Command. Major-General Hinde’s Command. Colonel Jarvis’ Command. First Volunteer Service Company in South Africa. Colonel Cox’s Command. Second Volunteer Service Company and Ambulance Department in South Africa. Colonel Hart’s Command. Appendices cover {I} Chronological Summary of the Principal Events in the History of the Battalion. {II} List of Officers now serving, or who have led Commissions in the Battalion since its formation in the year 1859. {III} Extracts from the Monthly Army List every five years from May 1861, showing the position of Officers of the Battalion. {IV} List of some of the Authorities consulted. This attractively bound history is illustrated with a total of 34 plates, some of which are coloured and includes a coloured & folding map.


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