1890 Kings Own & Border event

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1890 Kings Own & Border event

Postby plbramham » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:18 am

This recent newspaper posting from Kerchi shows an early example of interaction between the Kings Own and The Border Regiments with a competition between Langdale and Hawkshead, two neighbouring Lakeland villages just on either side of the old Westmorland /Lancashire border, one was Kings Own, the other Border Regiment!. ( Note the Lt Heelis may well have been (later perhaps) Beatrix Potter's husband, he was a Heelis from Coniston/Hawkshead, so undoubtably a relation at least)

SHOOTING CONTEST AT CONISTON

On Saturday the last of the three matches arranged between the company (Hawkshead) 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Lancaster Regiment, and the I company (Langdale) Battalion Border Regiment was decided on the Coniston Range. The two previous matches were contested at Hawkshead and Langdale respectively, with the result that each company won one match. The Hawkshead company being victorious Saturday have thus two out of the three matches to their credit.
The weather was not very favourable for the marksmen, there being an unsteady wind blowing during the afternoon. The last half-dozen or so of the competitors were somewhat handicapped, owing to darkness prematurely setting in and causing the targets at the 500 and 600 yards' ranges to rather indistinct, otherwise the shooting was good.
The ranges were the 200, 500, and 600 yards, seven shots at each distance. The following were the scores made :
HAWKSHEAD
..........................200..500..6OO..Ttl.
Col-Sgt. Satterthwaite....30...29...13...72
Sg.t Stamper..............27...24...21...72
Bugler Bell...............26...20...28
Sgt. Beck.................29...28...24...81
Cap.t Hilliard............27...10...67
Lieut. Heelis.............27...26...19...72
Sgt-Inst Hum..............32...27...16...75
Pvt. Coward...............25...19...73
Corp. Satterthwaite.......27...29...21...77
Pvt. Frearson.............28...25...8....61
Totals....................282..263..179..724

LANGDALE
Bugler Irwin..............29...27...21...77
L-Corp. Walker............27...27...25...80
Corp. Bowness.............29...18...19
Pvt. Collinson............22...20...15...57
Pvt. Walker...............29...19...8
Pvt. Harty................26...25...15
Pvt. Bowness..............30...22...16...68
Corp. Jackson.............29...25...17...71
Sgt. Collinson............29...18...12...59
Corp. Irwin...............29...30...22...81
Totals....................280..231..170..681

Published Saturday 6th September 1890
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Re: 1890 Kings Own & Border event

Postby plbramham » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:30 am

Here's two more examples, Kings Own and Border at Northern Volunteer brigade summer camps:
Summer Volunteers Encampment , Morecambe 1890
The Horse Guards have issued circular memorandum to the officers commanding the battalion comprising the Northern Counties Volunteer Infantry Brigade, stating that it is proposed to have a Volunteer Brigade Camp at Morecambe from Saturday, the 5th, to Saturday, the 19th of July.
It is proposed that the Volunteers shall be brigaded in two divisions; the lst Volunteer Battalion Royal Lancaster Regiment, the 2nd Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps, and the lst Battalion of the Border Regiment going into camp from Saturday, the 5th, to Saturday, the 12th July and the 3rd Lancaster Rifle Volunteers, the 2nd (or Westmorland) Volunteer Battalion of the Border Regiment, and the lst Volunteer Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers, being in camp during the following week.
8th March 1890

The Northern Counties Brigade of Volunteers annual week's encampment , Blackpool 1898
The Brigade comprises 2,000 men, 500 belonging to the 2nd V.B. Border Regiment, 800 King's Own Royal Lancaster, 800 to the 1st V.B. Border Regiment, and 500 to the Loyal North Lancashire. Brigadier General Eccles, C.B., is in command of the brigade. But it is to the 2nd V.B. Regiment that we would more particularly refer, including companies from Kendal, Appleby, Kirkby Lonsdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere, Staveley and Milnthorpe. Lieutenant-Colonel J. W. Westen is in command, Major Banks being second in command. The adjutant-major is Capt, Page-Wood, and the other officers are : the Hon. Majors Nelson, Thompson, and Robinson, Captains Heelis, llingworth, Hibbert and T. A. Argles, Lieutenants A. Pearson, F. Pearson, J. Ellis, Dr. Montmoreney, Wakefield and Shipley. The chaplains are the Revs. T.W. Williams and S. Robertson
6th August 1898
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