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From: Ray Osborn <>
Subject: Re: DEVON-D Digest V02 #280
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 13:22:44 +1200
>Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 12:20:43 +0000
>From: "Andy Cribbett" <>
>Subject: South Devon Militia
>Could someone please tell us what sort of organisation this was and if there
>are any records. When my GGrandfather, John Cribbett, enlisted in the Royal
>Artillery in 1886 he stated "I served in the South(?) Devon Militia and
>purchased my discharge".
The Militia were volunteer Infantry, "weekend" soldiers, who kept in
training with regular parades, summer camps, etc. and later became the
nucleus of the Territorial Force. The very first corps were formed at
Exeter in 1852 and in Middlesex.
The Devonshire Regiment had five battalions based in various towns and my
ggrandfather, who lived in Plymouth, was a member of one of these.
I can let you have a bit more detailed info if you'd like to email me
direct but I'm not aware of any personnel records that might be available.
Perhaps some other List member may know?
OPCCharleton, Dodbrooke, East Allington, Kingsbridge, Malborough,
Salcombe, Sherford, South Huish, Thurlestone, Woodleigh
Resources: most, but not all, registers for these parishes,
some census extracts, various MI's, partial pedigrees for many
family groups contributed by List members. What can you offer?