Tracing the Rifle Volunteers

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A Guide for Military and Family Historians
Ray Westlake, 17th May 2010

From 1859 to 1908 the Rifle Volunteers played an essential role in Britains national defence, yet their history has been sadly neglected. Little information is available on these dedicated, amateur soldiers who were recruited into the ranks of a military organization that flourished across the country. But now, in this invaluable book, Ray Westlake, a leading authority on the military history of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, provides a concise, accessible introduction to the Rifle Volunteers and a comprehensive directory of the units raised in each county and each town.