1st, 2nd & 3rd Essex Volunteer Battalions


For logistical purposes the various volunteer units were linked to form three volunteer Battalions after a short period of units moving the format was changed to two Battalions and at one stage was four Battalions.

The 1st Volunteer battalion comprised of

 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 20th and 23rd Essex Volunteer Rifles

The 2nd Volunteer Battalion comprised of

 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 21st and 24th Essex Volunteer Essex Rifles

I Company of 1st Suffolk VB was based at Saffron Walden in Essex


1861 Essex Volunteer Battalions Officers listed on Army List 1861
1861 2nd Battalion Field Day
1862 1st Battalion review
1862 1st, 2nd & 3rd Battalion exercise
1895 1st, 3rd and 4th VB Officer List
1895 2nd VB Officer List
1895 G Company 2nd Essex VB at Maldon Shooting Match
1895 I Company 1st Suffolk VB based at Saffron Walden, Essex
1900 Essex VB members volunteer for service in Boer War
1902 3rd Essex VB Dinner