District News - D Company, 1st V.B. Border Regiment

District News - D Company, 1st V.B. Border Regiment

Postby kerchi » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:39 pm

The Whitehaven News, 18th May 1899

"D" COMPANY, 1st V.B. BORDER REGIMENT.

Orders for week ending Saturday, 27th May, 2899.  On duty, SERGEANT J. BROWN, CORPORAL J. ORR,  and BUGLER T. BEST.  Recruits' drill on Wednesday and Friday, at 7.30 p.m. Company drill, on Wednesday, at 7.30 p.m.  Third class firing, on Saturday, at two p.m. By Order, J. HOPE BROWN, Captain.

D COMPANY, 1st V.B. BORDER REGIMENT. The second shoot in the short range competition took place on Saturday, 13th May, in very unfavourable weather.  Rain fell heavily all the afternoon, and there was a thick mist, consequently very few shot, and the scores were low, though, considering that at 500 and 600 yards, the targets was almost invisible, they were fairly creditable.  The next shoot will be on the 10th June.  The scores were as follows:

PVT. J. M'DIARMID....30....24....25....79[total]
CAPT. J. HOPE BROWN....29....18....28....75
PVT. J. HUTCHINSON....23....29....18....70
LIEUT. A.C. SCOULAR....20....20....11....51
PVT. R. NUTSFORD....21....10....14....45
PVT. B. LLOYD....24....6....4....34

Source: Cumberland and Westmorland Newspaper Transcriptions
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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