The Rifle Volunteers were the infantry component of a large volunteer army that existed in Victorian England, Wales and Scotland, coming into existence in 1858 and surviving until the creation of the Territorial Force in 1908.
This refernce work provides brief histories of each of the hundreds of Volunteer Corps (mostly of company size) that existing for some or all of this period. Some counties produced a huge number of Corps - Middlesex reaching 50!
In each case we get details of the Corps's formation, eventual fate and any reorganisation that came in-between. In many cases we also get the names of the original officers or the person or formed the unit, as well as the location of the Corps' headquarters and the number of volunteers.
This will be a useful reference work for anyone studying the Victorian army, and it will also be of interest to the family historian who had discovered an ancestor who served in the Rifle Volunteers.
The Rifle Volunteers
The Rifle Volunteers by County
Author: Ray Westlake
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military