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Carlow Rifles

Rare Victorian Carlow Rifles Glengarry Badge circa 1875s

Carlow Rifles pre 1881 OR's Glengarry badge. Comprising a thin blackened brass Crowned strap inscribed 'Erin go Bragh, Carlow Rifles' resting on a shamrock spray; to the centre, the Maid of Erin Harp on a lined ground.  Raised 1793 at Carlow, became 8th Bn. KRRC on Friday 1st July 1881

Source: Seller on ebay

 
(8th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps)
Victorian County Carlow Rifles Officer's Cross-Belt Plate from 8th Battalion
(Carlow Rifles Regiment of Militia ) [1881-1908].
With two lugs with original nuts on reverse. Believed c.1870s.

Source: Q&C Militaria http://www.qcmilitaria.com/

Carlow Rifles were part of the 8th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps

1880 CR cap badge
 
The Kings Royal Rifle Corps' drum taken from Carlow Barracks. Source: Jake Duggan
Reverse

1881. The King's Royal Rifle Corps reorganised without county affiliation upon territorialisation of the infantry, but taking responsibility for some Militia in Huntingdonshire, Middlesex, Flint, Carlow and Cork, and some Volunteers in Middlesex.

Light Infantryman
The Original Light Infantryman c.1759
 
Buglers 60th 1854
Buglers King's Royal Rifle Corps 1851
 
The King's Royal Rifle Corps c1881
 
Officer and Bugler
Officer and Bugler King's Royal Rifle Corps 1890

KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS

This regiment was originally raised in New York and Philadelphia (1755) as the 62nd Royal American Regiment of Foot, it was renumbered 60th in 1757 (the regiment was in the West Indies during the American war of Independence). A special act of parliament was passed allowing it to commission foreign officers, it was referred to by some as the British Foreign Legion. From the beginning it consisted of four battalions although over the years this number varied as needs dictated peaking at eight during the Napoleonic period and reducing to two in 1815. In 1824 the remaining foreigners were drafted out of the regiment, one battalion was converted to rifles, the other light infantry (the uniform was changed from red to green as was the norm with rifle regiments). They were renamed the 60th Duke of York's Rifle corps and Light Infantry which was soon changed to the 60th Duke of York's Own Rifle Corps and changed again in 1830 to the 60th Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
 
1st Bn: Raised as the 2nd in 1755 and served all its time in either America or the West Indies until 1824 when it was brought to England (the remaining foreign soldiers were left behind in Canada) The number was changed to 1st in 1818 when the old 1st was disbanded.
2nd Bn: Raised in 1787 as the 3rd, renumbered 2nd in 1818. It was brought to England in 1830 and also left soldiers on the other side of the Atlantic.

 

3rd Bn: Raised in Dublin 1855.
4th Bn: Raised in Winchester 1857.
5th Bn: Formerly the Huntingdon Militia Rifles.
6th Bn: Formerly the Royal Flint Militia Rifles. Disbanded 1889.
7th Bn: Formerly the 2nd Middlesex Royal Edmonton Militia Rifles.
8th Bn: Formerly the Carlow Rifles Militia.
9th Bn: Formerly the North Cork Militia Rifles.
 
There were also 11 volunteer battalions all based in either London or the home counties.

In 1966 this regiment was merged with the Rifle Brigade and the Oxfordshire Light Infantry to become The Royal Green Jackets.

Source: IRISH CAVALRY REGIMENTS

The King's Royal Rifle Corps http://www.regiments.org

Margaret Emma; married. John Charles Lloyd, Capt. Carlow Rifles, son. of Major Owen Lloyd, of Rockville, Co. Roscommon, and had issue of one son,

Source THE WALDRONS OF ILLAWARRA


Colonel Joshua Kearney “Jerry” Millner

Colonel Joshua Kearney “Jerry” Millner was born in Smithfield, Dublin on July 5th 1847 to a wealthy family of wool merchants. At the age of 24 in 1871 he joined the Dublin Shooting Club and two years later was chosen for the Irish rifle team to shoot for the Elcho Challenge Shield.

His skill with a rifle earned him the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Carlow Rifles Militia, although he never saw active service.

Source and more information visit: http://targetshootingireland.org/content/view/387/1/


Charles Kearns Deane Tanner

Charles Kearns Deane Tanner of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps known familiarly as the Carlow Rifles was the father of William Cunningham Deane-Tanner who was born in Carlow, April 26, 1872.

Source: Murder in Hollywood By Charles Higham p26.


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