|The Lord Lieutenant of East Riding of the
County of York, and the Borough of Kingston-upon-Hull commisionned
Edward Lucas, Esq. a
Lieutenant in the 10th Company of East Yorks Rifle Volunteers on August 10th, 1860.
was gazetted a Captain in the 1st Battalion as soon as December
4th, 1860 (dated November 23rd).
The London Gazette tells us on April 4th,
1862, that a Partnership between Bethel Jacobs and Edward Lucas,
"Jewellers, Silversmiths and Watchmakers, at the borough
of Kingston-upon-Hull, under the style of Jacobs and Lucas",
had been dissolved on April 2nd (the business being carried on by
This helps us to shed light on an article from The Times,
published on September 6th 1864, announcing us that "The
East Yorks Volunteers shot for the challenge cup given by Captain
Lucas and Lieutenant Jacobs, at 200, 400, 600 and 900 yards,
points only counting. There were nearly 40 competitors, of whom
Corporal W. Kirk scored 24 and won the cup. Corporal Thorner, who
held the cup last year, was ill and could not compete. The cup has
to be won three times to give ownership, but in the four contests
for it has changed hands each year."
On April 19th, 1867, Edward Lucas, Esq.,
was gazetted Captain (vice Hopper, deceased) in the 8th East
Riding of Yorkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps (dated April 12th).
of dolman-like jackets in the Rifle units ; you sort to get a feel
for recognizing those, either through the greyish aspect of
their uniforms (above), or for that kind of thickness of
their braiding (hereunder).
wide Black Leather bandoliers are definitely a telltale sign.