Lot Archive


№ 256


19 April 1995

Hammer Price:

Pair: Colonel William Martin, 3rd City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Corps
Volunteer Officers Decoration, V.R., unnamed; Regimental Award, in the form of a silver Maltese Cross with central gilt thistle on a red enamel ground, the reverse centre and edges of the cross inscribed ‘Capt. J. Hope to Wm. Martin, for his help in raising the 3rd Corps’ very fine (2)

The 3rd City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Corps was formed, as a corps of total abstainers, on 27 May 1867, by Captain John Hope. In 1880 the corps was renumbered the 2nd Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers, and in 1888 it became the 4th Volunteer Battalion Royal Scots. Lieutenant-Colonel William U. Martin, V.D., was commanding officer from June 1883 until December 1899.