1st and 2nd Corps Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers: 1880

In 1880 the 1st and 3rd Administrative Battalions were consolidated into the 1st and 2nd Corps of the Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers.


1st Corps of the Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers

Formed on 10th July 1880 and comprised of 12 Companies with Headquarters at Derby:-

  • “A” (Derby) Company (previously 1st Corps)
  • “B” (Derby) Company (previously 4th Corps)
  • “C” (Derby) Company (previously 5th Corps)
  • “D” (Derby) Company (previously 5th Corps)
  • “E” (Butterley) Company (previously No. 1 Company of 12th Corps)
  • “F” (Condor) Company (previously No. 2 Company of 12th Corps)
  • “G” (Belper) Company (previously 13th Corps)
  • “H” (Derby) Company (previously 15th Corps)
  • “I” (Derby) Company (previously 15th Corps)
  • “K” (Derby) Company (previously 19th Corps)
  • “L” (Long Eaton) Company (previously 20th Corps)
  • “M” (Long Eaton) Company (previously 20th Corps and part of 13th Corps)

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An Officer believed to be from The 1st Corps of the Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers (I V DERBY) which was formed from the 1st Admin Battalion on 10th July 1860 and consolidated as the new 1st Corps with 12 Companies in 1880.


2nd Corps of the Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers

Formed in 1880 and comprised of 10 Companies with Headquarters at Bakewell:-

  • “A” (Chesterfield) Company (previously 3rd Corps)
  • “B” (Chapel-en-le-Frith) Company (previously 7th Corps)
  • “C” (Ashbourne) Company (previously 8th Corps)
  • “D” (Bakewell) Company (previously 9th Corps)
  • “E” (Wirksworth) Company (previously 10th Corps)
  • “F” (Matlock) Company (previously 11th Corps)
  • “G” (Clay Cross) Company (previously 17th Corps)
  • “H” (Whaley Bridge) Company (previously 18th Corps)
  • “I” (Hartington) Company (previously 21st Company)
  • “K” (Staveley) Company (previously 22nd Corps)

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