5th Volunteer Essex Rifles - Plaistow


1861 Essex Volunteers Officers listed on Army List 1861
1861 2nd Battalion Field Day
1863 Shooting Competition
1864 Prizegiving Evening


In 1860 the 5th Essex initially consisted of four companies with a strength at of 350 men.

The Rifles were mainly recruited from the Victoria Docks although four additional companies were added from men who had no connection with the docks taking the strength to 600men.