Paddington Rifles 1860-1912

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Information about Paddington Rifles 1860-1912

The Paddington Rifles were established in 1860 in response to the government's call the previous year for volunteer soldiers who could be called on in the case of invasion or rebellion.

This database contains the names of over 8,600 men who served with the battalion from 1860 until 1912, when it was disbanded. Its official title was the 36th Middlesex (1860-1880), later the 18th Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps, and later still (from 1908) The 10th (County of London) Battalion, the London Regiment (Paddington Rifles).

Information contained includes (where applicable) first names, surname, number, date of attestation (joining up), age at attestation, date struck off, strength and notes. Men who served with the 18th Volunteer Rifle Corps and in its reincarnation as the 10th London Regiment can be expected to have two entries.