Writtle Loyal Volunteers (1803-08)

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Lot 57
Writtle Loyal Volunteers (1803-08)

Sold for £ 1,057 (US$ 1,307) inc. premium

Arms & Militaria

2 Aug 2005, 12:00 BST

Oxford

Writtle Loyal Volunteers (1803-08)
A fine and rare officer's rectangular gilt shoulder belt plate, engraved design of an eight pointed star with central crowned strap "WRITTLE LOYAL VOLUNTEERS" enclosing the three county SEAXES, one hook and two studs to the reverse. Excellent condition under surface grime.

Footnotes

  • Formed August 1803, 1 1/2 miles west of Chelmsford, comprised two Companies (120 men), first OC was Captain Commandant Thomas Mitchell, soon succeeded by Captain Commandant John Rowland Berkley. It would appear that the corps did not form part of the ensuing 2nd Regiment of Essex Local Militia (HQ Chelmsford) in 1809, so presumably served without Government allowances or stood down.

    See illustration.
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