North Hants Militia

The North Hants Militia was a militia regiment in Hampshire, England which existed nominally from 1757 to 1853, as part of the reorganization of the standing armies of the United Kingdom brought in by the Militia Act of 1757. The regiment was not continuously embodied, being mustered only in times of need.

North Hants Militia
A gravestone to Thomas Thetcher of the North Hants Militia at Winchester Cathedral
Active1757–1853
Country Kingdom of Great Britain (1759–1800)
 United Kingdom (1801–1853)
Branch British Army
TypeInfantry
Commanders
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In 1853, the North Hants Militia was merged with the South Hants Militia to form the Hampshire Regiment of Militia, which eventually became the 3rd Battalion of Royal Hampshire Regiment, now Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.

Embodiments

(List incomplete)

References

Bibliography

  • Beckett, Ian F W (2011). Britain's Part Time Soldiers. The Amateur Military Tradition 1558—1945 (2 ed.). Barnsley: Pen & Sword. ISBN 9781848843950.
  • Hay, George Jackson (Colonel) (1987) [1908]. An Epitomized History of the Militia (The "Constitutional Force"). Ray Westlake Military Books. ISBN 0-9508530-7-0.
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