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Colony of Western Australia, Volunteers.
Fremantle Volunteer Rifles: 1861-1870
In 1861 Fremantle formed one of the earliest corps in West Australia. Due to problems caused by the small local population and poor resourcing, they disbanded in 1870.
Fremantle Rifle Volunteers 1872-1893
The button as shown on page 28 of Cossum had the initials FRV in gothic script, surmounted by the QV crown and surrounded by a laurel wreath.
Rising international tensions during 1872 lead to a new Fremantle Corps being formed. In November 1893 the Perth, Fremantle and Guilford companies were amalgamated into the 1st Infantry Volunteer Regiment, but reportedly remained separate Corps.