British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Common Forums > New Member Introduction Zone

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30-09-10, 10:54 PM
Essex Reg Essex Reg is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Default 2nd Tower Hamlets VRC

Hi,

Could anybody kindly advise me of any known repository for service records or musters for the 2nd Tower Hamlets Volunteer Rifle Corps, for the period either side of 1900?

My 2 x great uncle, William Charles BATTEY (1879-1935), was with this unit prior to serving a year with 2/RIR during the Boer War (1900-01). He was attested and medically examined at 66 Tredegar Road, Bow, London, where I note the Volunteers had their drill hall. I would be interested to see if he returned to the VRC following his SA service with the Irish Rifles.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-10-10, 06:55 PM
Recce Recce is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: No Man's Land.
Posts: 437
Default

Welcome to BCMBF Nice to have you on board, have an informative time,
and your contribution is appreciated.

Thank You for your time.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 16-03-11, 07:51 PM
Toby Purcell's Avatar
Toby Purcell Toby Purcell is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Completed colour service and retired
Posts: 2,635
Default 2nd Tower Hamlets Volunteer Rifles

The lineage is complicated but the 2nd THVR were first stand alone under the Comptroller of the Tower of London and then moved to affiliation with the Rifle Bde. After 1908 they became part of the London Regt as the 17th Bn (Poplar and Stepney) Rifles. In WW2 they became again a part of the Rifle Bde (as a Territorial Bn) and in 1946-47 re-roled to be a battery in the Royal Artillery. They later became re-aligned with the Royal Green Jackets (latterly as 4th (TA) Bn) and I understand finished up with the Royal Rifle Volunteers before becoming 6th or 7th Bn of The Rifles, a new regiment formed in 2006.

The new regiments historical focus is the Green Jackets Museum in Winchester, Hants.

I hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:17 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.