The Departure of Militia Recruits for Brackenber

The Departure of Militia Recruits for Brackenber

Postby kerchi » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:54 pm


The recruits of the 3rd and 4th Battalions Border Regiment left Carlisle on Monday for Brackenber Moor for a fortnights recruit course musketry previous to the assembling of the main bodies of both regiments on June 6th for their annual Twenty-seven days' training on the moor. The men paraded the Castle shortly after one o'clock. They number about 60 altogether, and were under the command of Captain Cooch. adjutant of the 3rd Battalion, and senior officer present. In marching to the sation they were headed the band of the depot, and their progress through the streets was watched with some interest.

The officers commanding the 3rd Battalion included the adjutant. Captain Cooch, in command, Lieutenant Wilford, as duty officer; and Second Lieutenants C. W. Butler, J. H. Matthews. P. B. Turnbull. T. W. T. Isaac, B. O. Palmer, J. C. W. Anderson and T. E. Russell. The medical officer for the regiment this year is Surgeon-Lieutenant W. P. Gwynn, detailed from Chester.

With the recruits for the 4th Battalion were the adjutant, Captain P. J. Bellamy (in command), Lieutenant W. H. Alleyne, duty officer; and Second Lieutenants D. J. Twomeny, R. H. Chisholm, G. G. W. Draffen, J. M. Lynch and Parsons. The quartermasters of both regiments, W. Thorne, 3rd Battalion, and Jones, 4th Battalion, had already gone to camp.

Published Saturday 28 May, 1898
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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