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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: Garrison Artillery (was "117 years ago")
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 19:44:10 +0100
"Garrison Artillery" was probably the Royal Garrison Artillery, or R.G.A.
The regiment is now known as "the Royal Artillery", and their regimental
museum, in a brand-new building, is called "Firepower". They have a website
at: http://www.firepower.org.uk/ and an email address:
The "Volunteers London England" probably means
that he was in one of the volunteer battalions of the RGA, rather than a
"regular soldier". I don't know what a gunlayer was, but I expect someone
at "Firepower" will be able to tell you.
I hope this helps.
David Lamb (Paignton, Devon, UK)
Researching (Essex): BAXTER, BERRY, EREY, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, MOTT, PARTRIDGE,
SARGENT, TICHBORNE, WEBB, WILLSHER
(Suffolk): BRYNGLOVE, CRISPE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE, PORTER, PRATT
----- Original Message -----
From: Shalori <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 4:34 PM
Subject: 117 years ago
> William Frederick Oliver-Born: March 6th, 1884 Leyton England to William
Frederick Oliver and Sarah Ann Oliver formerly Smith, Address listed as #4
Ruckholts Lane, Leyton
> He was a member of Volunteers London England from 1901-1904 1st City
London, Garrison Artillery. His rank was Gunlayer. He immigrated to Canada
> Can anyone direct me where to go for Williams records at the Volunteers
London England? What were they? and what exactly was a Gunlayers job? what
was the 1st city London Garrison Artillery?
> Thank You