The Tipperary Militia was a regiment of militia raised in County Tipperary. Formed in 1793 it was converted in 1854 to an Artillery Militia unit, which was eventually disbanded in 1909.

Tipperary Militia
South Tipperary Artillery Regiment of Militia
Active1793–1909
Country Kingdom of Great Britain (1793–1800)
 United Kingdom (1801–1909)
BranchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
TypeInfantry
Artillery (after 1854)
Garrison/HQClonmel
Templemore (after 1891)
Commanders
Notable
commanders
John Bagwell (1751–1816) (first commanding officer)

HistoryEdit

The unit was first raised in 1793 as an infantry unit by John Bagwell (1751–1816), who was the member of parliament for Tipperary.[1] In 1812 the unit was designated the Tipperary (or Duke of Clarence's Munster) Regiment of Militia.[citation needed]

In December 1854 the Militia was reorganised with the unit being converted into an Artillery unit.[2] The Corps of Artillery was designated The South Tipperary Artillery Regiment of Militia.[citation needed]

The unit was embodied during the Crimean War (1855-6), the Indian Mutiny (1858-1861) and during the South African War (1900) but never served overseas. The unit was redesignated as the 5th Brigade, South Irish Division, RA, in 1882, Tipperary Artillery (Southern Division), RA, in 1889, and Tipperary Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia) in 1902. It was transferred to the Special Reserve Royal Field Artillery in 1908 on the formation of the Territorial Force and disbanded the following year.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ * Litchfield, Norman E H, 1987. The Militia Artillery 1852-1909, The Sherwood Press, Nottingham, p.137
  2. ^ * Litchfield, Norman E H, 1987. The Militia Artillery 1852-1909, The Sherwood Press, Nottingham, p.137

BibliographyEdit

  • 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.
  • Litchfield, Norman E H, 1987. The Militia Artillery 1852-1909, The Sherwood Press, Nottingham. ISBN 0-9508205-1-2
  • Ryan, C A, Maj, 1890. Records of the Tipperary Artillery 1793-1889