Forfar and Kincardine Militia

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Col. Archibald  

 


The Forfar and Kincardine Artillery was a British artillery militia regiment of the 19th century. It was based in and named after Forfarshire and Kincardineshire in Scotland.

Following the Militia Act of 1797, the regiment was raised as an infantry regiment in 1798 as the Forfarshire Militia. Four years later its territorial scope was broadended when it became the Forfarshire and Kincardine Militia (Col: M. Douglass) and in 1854 it was redesignated the Forfar and Kincardine Artillery.

In 1815, the regiment was serving in Ireland; Colonel Hon. A. Douglas(1), Lt. Colonel Hon. C. Douglas.

By 1882 the regiment had a total of eight batteries and over 800 men. In 1902 it was renamed as the Forfar and Kincardine Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia). On the creation of the Territorial Force in 1908 the unit was transferred to the Special Reserve Royal Field Artillery. It was disbanded in 1909.

Notes:
1.  This is possibly Archibald James Edward Stewart Douglas (born Paris 1748; died 1824); in 1790 he was created Baron Douglas of Douglas Castle.  However, differing versions give him differing roles in differing regiments.

1798   Forfarshire, or 8th North British Militia (raised at Montrose)
1802   Forfarshire and Kincardine Militia
1803 06.11 11th or Forfarshire and Kincardine Militia
18..   11th or Forfar and Kincardine Militia
1833 04.30 105th, or Forfar and Kincardine Militia (H.Q. at Montrose)
1854   Forfar and Kincardine Artillery (H.Q. at Montrose)
1882 04.01 5th Brigade, Scottish Division
1889 07.01 Forfar and Kincardine Artillery (Southern Division)
1902   The Forfar and Kincardine (Militia)
1908 08.23 absorbed by South-East of Scotland Royal Field Reserve Artillery


1798   Embodied at Montrose
1802   Disembodied
1803 04.06 Embodied at Montrose
1803 07.01 Musselburgh
1806 10.13 Glasgow Barracks
1807 03.05 Stirling Castle
1808 06.11 Edinburgh Castle
1809 05.19 Berwick on Tweed
1810 05.07 Dunbar
1810 05.28 England – Newcastle-on-Tyne
1811 06.10 Tynemouth
1812 11.02 Stockport
1813 01.27 Manchester
1814 03.28 Ireland, Clonooney Barracks
1815 09.12 Downpatrick
1816 03.02 Scotland
    Disembodied
1900 05.07 Embodied at Montrose
1900 10.06 disembodied

 

Sources


Sources for this article include:
  • An Epitomized History of the Militia (The "Constitutional Force"). Ray Westlake Military Books


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