Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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56th 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 deport was 3 captains, 3 subalterns, 7 sergeants, 4 drummers, 178 rank and file, 12 women and 16 children.

In January 1866 the dept was moved to Portsmouth to meet he regiment when it returned from duty in India and was stationed at Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight.

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

Major Anderson

Captains

Conran

Bradley

Godley

Huskisson

Lieutenants

Bell

King

Campbell

Ensigns

Walmsley

Prickett

Knox