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I am trying to find out any information about the Kent Artillery Volunteers, the 2nd Battalion in particular, who were based, at various times in Faversham, Kent. If any one has any information about them then I would be very interested!


There is another thread active at the moment re a Liverpool Artillery Volunteer - "An Elegant Uniform in Liverpool" . A photo ID query. Anyway, it looks like Stuart Bates and Graham Stewart, who've posted there, are your best bets for this field .

Good luck.


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Hi RA Collector,

I'm not sure what the time range of your interest is, but I can give you some info on the post Haldane Reforms to WW1 period.

As part of the Home Counties Territorial Force Division, Kent provided 3 (Cinque Ports) Brigade RFA. The 1st Kent Battery were located in Dover, with a drill hall in Liverpool Street; while the 2nd Kent Bty was based in Folkestone, their drill hall being in Shelton Street. The 3rd Kent Bty was split between Ramsgate and Margate, while the Brigade Ammunition Column was based in Deal and Sandwich.

Hope this helps,


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Bonjour RA Collector,

The reference for all things British regiments : www.regiments.org

You'll find refs. to Favesham in th page for the 1st KAV.

1st Kent Artillery Volunteers


2nd Kent Artillery Volunteers


3rd Kent Artillery Volunteers


4th Home Counties (Howitzer) Brigade, RFA


More Kent units :




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Hey your good :beer: I searched that web site to see if I could find the answer....obviously not well enough. :(

Thanks Laurence.

Trick with all kinds of Volunteer Units is actually to get to the page referrencing the Units per County (last link).

It seems there's more stuff than in the alphabetical/numerical lists.

By any account it's waaaaay more conveniently organized for that kind of question.

To get there from the Home page (it's not that well advertized actually) :

1- Click on "Regiments"

2- Click on either "Alphabetic Index" or "Numeric Index" of the UK section

3- In the "See also British" box (before the list) you have the following options :

- English County Index of Militia and Volunteers

- Irish County Index of Militia and Volunteers

- Scottish County Index of Militia and Volunteers

- Welsh County Index of Militia and Volunteers



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