Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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44th Essex Depot 1866

While the regiment was serving in India a depot was set up at Colchester Garrison to manage regimental affairs in the UK.

The strength of the depot was 2 captains, 6 subalterns, 8 sergeants, 4 drummers, 242 rank and file, 21 women and 11 children.

In January 1866 the dept was moved to Dover to meet the regiment when it returned from duty in India and was stationed at Dover.

The Officers in the deport or on leave in the UK at this time were

Major Gregory

Captain Hodgson

Lieutenants

Rennie

O'Neill

Halahan

Bald

Ensigns

Foster

Chapel

Freke