Prior to the creation of the Special Reserve in 1908, the Lincolnshire Regiment had two militia battalions, the 3rd and 4th. The 3rd Battalion was converted into the 3rd (Special) Reserve Battalion and the 4th Battalion was disbanded.
Here are some army service numbers and corresponding joining dates for the 3rd Special Reserve Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment, (which continued with the numbering system previously used by the 3rd Militia Battalion).
6611 joined on 19th December 1908
6665 joined on 4th January 1909
6932 joined on 13th June 1910
7098 joined on 12th July 1911
7379 joined on 27th November 1912
7445 joined on 22nd March 1913
7534 joined on 16th April 1914
7679 joined on 8th August 1914
8338 joined on 1st September 1914
9353 joined on 1st October 1914
9474 is currently the last number on my database for the 3rd Lincolnshire Regiment, and this man joined on 29th October 1914.
Also see my other posts regarding the Lincolnshire Regiment:
The 1st & 2nd Battalions, The Lincolnshire Regiment
The 4th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
The 5th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
The Lincolnshire Regiment - Service Battalions
The Lincolnshire Regiment - 10th Battalion - Grimsby Chums
Donald Banks - A Lincolnshire Terrier
The Lincolnshire Yeomanry
View Lincolnshire Regiment service records, pension records and medal index cards on-line via the Ancestry.co.uk website.
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