1st,3rd & 4th Essex Volunteer Battalions 1895

The 1st, 3rd and 4th Volunteer Battalions formed the Essex Brigade

While the 2nd Essex VB was part of the HarwichBrigade.

Headquarters - Roden House, Brentwood

Commanding Officer Lt Col P C Yorke

ADC Captain W H D Aston-Lewis ( 14th Middlesex RVC)

Brigade Major Lt Col John Grant Anderson

Supply/Transport Officer Lt Col C G Brown (4th Vol)

1st Battalion

HQ Drill Hall, Ongar Road, Brentwood

Commanding Officer Hon Col W J Burgess

Majors Captain E N Cubit and I J H G Ibbetson

Instructor of Musketry Capt E N Cubitt

Adj Capt Thomas George Hopkins

QM Capt J A Reed

Chaplain Rev Thomas Pattison Ferguson MA

Commanding Officers Companies and bases

A -  Captain A B Bamford -  Romford  Armoury North Street, Drill Hall Laurie Square

B - Major J W Hammond - Romford  Armoury North Street, Drill Hall Laurie Square

C - Captain A R Meggy - Ilford

D - Hon Major Samuel Glenny - Broadway, Barking

E - Hon Major G R S Gallaher - Church Hill road, Walthamstow

F - Hon Major F H Thirwall - Drill Hall, Ongar Road, Brentwood

G - Captain R D Trotter - Drill Hall, Ongar

H Captain R H Lyon - Hornchurch

2nd Battalion

Not Listed

3rd Battalion

HQ The Cedars , Portway, West Ham

Commanding Officer Lt Col W V Atherton

Majors J W F Gillies and H Palmer

Adj Captain W G Pigott

Surgeon Lt C W Bass

Chaplains  Rev A Durrant BA and Rev R A Pelly


A - Hon Major John H Brady

B - Captain W Hopkins

C - Captain J B Dumbell

D - Captain L W Birt

E - Captain G A Ager

F - Captain H Storr

G  Captain G Y Baldock

H - Captain H K Garrett 

4th Battalion

HQ 22 Cooks Terrace, Silvertown

Commanding Officer Lt Col J W Beningfiled

Major G Rumsey

Adj Captain C D Bruce

Surgeons Captain Llewellyn Thelwell LRCP Edin and Lt H T Challis


A-D-E-F-G- 51 Mare Street, Hackney, Middlesex

B - Captain W R Marchbank at 10 Cedars Road, Stratford

C - Captain H E Fraser at Silvertown

Chaplains Rev S Smith and Rev F E Gardiner MA


Cadet Corps

No1 - Hon Captain W C Clark - Ongar

No2 - Hon Cpatain Rev R C Grey - Forest School


Source Kellys Directory 1895