Royal Artillery 1877-81

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The RA provided the essential firepower of the British army in 1962 it was amalgamated with the artillery sections of the British East India company—21 horse batteries and 48 field batteries—which brought its strength up to 29 horse batteries, 73 field batteries and 88 heavy batteries. The period from 1868-81 is highly significant as being one of the biggest periods of sweeping changes right across the armed forces made by the Liberal governments of the day and following lessons learnt in the Crimea campaigns.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Name
  • First name
  • Rank
  • Age at attestation (joining) and date of attestation
  • New brigade number and old brigade number where applicable
  • number of battery
  • date of record and any remarks applicable.

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: National Archives reference WO69

This dataset is part of a larger collection:

Asplin Military Datasets

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