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9th October 1880

MIRFIELD—

On Saturday the annual distribution of prizes in connection with the Mirfield detachment of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment took place at the Mirfield Town Hall. Captain Williamson reported that the number of Volunteers enrolled since the formation of the corps was 517; passed through ranks in 19 years, 414; leaving present enrolled strength, 103. Prizes to the value of 49 10s., were distributed by Mrs Thompson, of Huddersfield. The principal winners were Sergeant Alfred Lee, Corporal W. J. Holt, Sergeant Midwood, Private P. Milnes, Private R. Meal, Corporal Ashton, Sergeant J. Gibson, Corporal Oates, Private T. Garforth, Corporal Jonathan Hinchliffe..

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