1st Cornwall (Duke of Cornwalls) Artillery Volunteers
contributed by Tom Richards, Bristol
St. Ives Weekly Summary, December 2 1899
[An esteemed correspondent has sent us the following particulars about the St. Ives Battery, which will be read with interest by many of our readers]
Authority for the formation of the Battery was given on the 8th September 1860. On the 2nd May 1877, the Battery was ordered to be reduced to a Division, and on the 3rd May in the following year, it was finally disbanded.
List of officers who have served with the Battery:
Robert Smith Hichens, Captain on formation 8th November 1860; resigned 27th June 1861; re-appointed as 2nd Lieutenant 23rd June 1863; resigned 7th February 1865.
John Newman Tremearne, 1st Lieutenant on formation, 8th November 1860; resigned 30th November 1861; re-appointed as Captain 5th April 1870 vice Grenfell resigned; resigned 30th December 1871.
Charles Granville Grenfell, 2nd Lieutenant on formation 8th November 1860; Captain 26th June 1861 vice Hichens resigned; resigned 6th April 1870.
William Hichens, 2nd Lieutenant 26th June 1861 vice Grenfell promoted; 1st Lieutenant 30th November 1861 vice Tremearne resigned; resigned 23rd June 1863.
William Cade, 2nd Lieutenant 26th June 1861 vice Hichens promoted; 1st Lieutenant 23rd June 1863 vice Hichens resigned; resigned 11th December 1869.
Richard Francis Treweeke, 2nd Lieutenant 18th March 1865 vice Cade resigned; resigned 6th April 1870.
Richard Cogar, 1st Lieutenant 5th April 1870; resigned 30th December 1871.
Charles Curnow, 2nd Lieutenant 5th April 1870 vice Treweeke resigned; resigned May 1878.
Edward G. Davenport, Captain 2nd August 1873 vice Tremearne resigned; died 4th December 1874.
Ed. Fitzgerald, Sub-Lieutenant 2nd August 1873; Captain March 1875 vice Davenport deceased; resigned 23rd June 1876.
D.F. Stevens, Honorary Assistant-Surgeon, 8th November 1860; resigned May 1878.
From the formation of the Battery up to the 3rd May 1878 when it was ordered to be disbanded, 255 members were enrolled in it.
[From Historical Records of the 1st Cornwall (Duke of Cornwalls) Artillery Volunteers, by Captain B.A. Milne. R.M., Artillery Adjutant D.C.A.V. 1885]