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1st Dumfries Mounted Rifles

 

 

 

 

 

The 1st Dumfries Mounted Rifles, with an establishment of one company and headquarters at Lockerbie, was formed on November 25th 1874, and was attached to the 1st Administrative Battalion Dumfries R.V. It was disbanded in 1880, numbers having fallen off on account of agricultural depression.

Its uniform was scarlet without facings, blue pantaloons with scarlet stripes, butcher boots, black leather helmets with silver ornaments, brown “Sam Browne” belts, and scarlet forage-caps with white (silver for officers) bands. The armament, equipment, and saddlery were similar to those of the Border Mounted Rifles.

Its commanding officer throughout its existence was Captain Arthur Johnstone Douglas, late English 42nd Foot, November 25th 1874.

 



 

 

 

 

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