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Barracks in Hackney
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 00:41 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know which army regiment used to have barracks in Shrubland Road, Hackney, London please?
I believe that the barracks were used up until the early years of the 1900's and eventually the land was later used as a bus depot.
Thank you.

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Re: Barracks in Hackney
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 04:29 GMT (UK) »
According to a "History of London Fields ", the 1st Royal Tower Hamlets Militia
Middlesex: KING,  MUMFORD, COOK, ROUSE, GOODALL, BROWN
Oxford: MATTHEWS, MOSS
Kent: SPOONER, THOMAS, KILLICK, COLLINS
Cambs: PRIGG, LEACH
Hants: FOSTER
Montgomery: BREES
Surrey: REEVE

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Re: Barracks in Hackney
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 09:06 GMT (UK) »
In 1893 there is a newspaper report that mentions the 7th battalion (Militia) of the Rifle Brigade Dalston Barracks Shrubland Road. I think the 1st Royal Tower Hamlets Militia were an earlier date.

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Re: Barracks in Hackney
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 10:20 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both very much for your kind & wonderful information.
Your help is much appreciated.

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Re: Barracks in Hackney
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 12:32 GMT (UK) »
"It was officially notified yesterday that the headquarters of the 7th Battalion of the Rifle Brigade, otherwise the King's Own Royal Tower Hamlets Militia, have been moved from Dalston Barracks to Mill Hill Barracks"  (London Standard 28 September 1904)


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http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1906/mar/22/dalston-barracks
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Re: Barracks in Hackney
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:11 GMT (UK) »
That's great info. Thank you so much.

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Re: Barracks in Hackney
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Just looking at newspaper references, I can see that other units used the barracks from time to time. Is there a particular period you are interested in?
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Re: Barracks in Hackney
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:18 GMT (UK) »
Just looking at newspaper references, I can see that other units used the barracks from time to time. Is there a particular period you are interested in?
I was wondering if the Royal Scots Fusiliers might have been there around the time of the 1901 census.

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Re: Barracks in Hackney
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:29 GMT (UK) »
It looks like all the soldiers there in the 1901 census are " 7 B R B"  = 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade.
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