Wigan Year Book of 1889

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The Volunteers.
1ST V.B. MANCHESTER REGT. - WIGAN DETACHMENT
HEADQUARTERS, 19, CHURCH STREET.
DRILL HALL, POWELL STREET.
Commanding Detachment, Captain Darlington.
Total enrolled strength, 473.
  A COMPANY - 89 strong. - Commissioned Officers : Captain Jackson and Lieutenants Hedley and Hewlett.  Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergeant ; Sergeants Langshaw, Ashton, Warburton, and Owens. Bugle-Sergeant Mee.
  B COMPANY - 99 strong. - Commissioned Officers : Captain H. Darlington and Lieutenant France ;  Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergeant Weatherby ; Sergeants Baines, Bannister, Lowe and Evans.
  C COMPANY - 110 strong. - Commissioned Officers : Captain J. H. Walker and Lieutenant L. E. G. Bryan.  Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergeant Dewhurst ; Sergeants Fort, Hackett, Doran, and Gummerson.
  D COMPANY - 95 strong. - Commissioned Officers : Captain Aubrey and Lieutenant Knowles.  Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergeant Gibson ; Sergeants Mann, Rigby, Walsh, and Lloyd.
  E COMPANY - 80 strong. - Commissioned Officer : Captain Hilton.  Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergeant S. Hall ; Sergeants Astle, Topping, Taylor, and W. S. Scott.
  Bandmaster - J. C. Wright.
  Band Sergeant - Sergeant Aspinall.
  Sergeant-Major - James Butters.
  Captain and Adjutant - A. Bell, 48th Regiment.
  Hon. Colonel - J. H. Chambers.
  Lieutenant-Colonels - Earl of Crawford, Wilbraham, and R. A. ffarington.
  Majors. - R. A. ffarington and J. Higson.
  Surgeon - W. M. Roocroft.
  Hon. Surgeon - G. H. Evans.
  Acting Surgeon - J. A. Mackenzie, M.B.
  Acting Chaplain - Hon. and Rev. G. T. O. Bridgeman, M.A.
  Quarter-Master - Vacant.
Uniform - Green (scarlet facings).  Head-quarters of Battalion, 42, Lancaster Avenue, Fennel Street, Manchester.
HINDLEY DETATCHMENT.
145 of all ranks.
  I COMPANY - Captain, J. A. Read ; Colour-Sergeant, James Smith ; Sergeants, James Booth, C. E. Dunn, Richard Kenyon, and S. Beetle. Two Buglars, and 61 rank and file. Total 69.
  K COMPANY - Captain, J. N. Cross ; Colour-Sergeant, R. Lord ; Sergeants, J. Westhead, W. Holcroft, Jon. Smith, and Thos. Baxendale. Two Buglers, and 67 rank and file. Total 76.
Sergeant Instructor, W. Warner.
This Corps forms two Companies of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion L.N.L. Regiment, whose Head-quarters are at Bolton.

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