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7Th Lancashire RGA Volunteers

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NewmanNoggs

Hi,

not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I am looking for information about the  7th Lancashire RGA Volunteers - a pre 1908 unit.

My G Grandfathers Attestation form says he served with them for 5 years.

(he then joined the 1/2 East Lancashire Brigade RFA early September 1914)

if anyone has any info or hints on where to look I would be very grateful

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RussT

The only info I have on the 7th Lancashire Artillery Volunteers is:

 

Russ

7th Artillery Vol.JPG

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NewmanNoggs

Many Thanks RussT

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NewmanNoggs

Just found the attached 1901 article about the development of the “Manchester Artillery” from the 19th Lancashire Artillery Volunteers to the 7th Lancashire Artillery Volunteers.

it’s from the Manchester Courier 01/06/1901.

The unit must have become the 1/2 East Lancashire’s (also the Manchester Artillery) in the 1908 reorganisation into territorial units.

Manchester Artillery- History .pdf

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daggers

Two related threads are in Units & Formations.

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RussT
13 hours ago, NewmanNoggs said:

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The unit must have become the 1/2 East Lancashire’s (also the Manchester Artillery) in the 1908 reorganisation into territorial units.

Manchester Artillery- History .pdf

 

Strictly, it became the 2nd East Lancashire Brigade on formation of the TF in 1908, as per my note in post 2. The 2nd line of the 2nd Brigade was formed in September 1914, and when that happened the original unit was then automatically termed the 1st line - hence the designation 1/2nd East Lancashire Brigade stems from 1914.

 

Nice article on the predecessor unit, thanks for sharing.

 

Regards

 

Russ

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NewmanNoggs

Ah, I see. 

Thanks Russ

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Uffendell

My Great Grandfather also served with the 7th Lancashire RGA. I have a photograph of him with gun taken Whit Week 1901.

 

Not sure how to attach here but contact me and I can send if interested.

 

Martin

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