A family member Stephen Dennett born 1865 in Romsey, Hampshire, served for 12 Years in the Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) from 1883 to 25 Feb 1895. He then re-joined the Army attesting on 9 May 1900 in the Royal Rifles Reserve Regiment, which were based in Parkhurst Barracks, Newport, Isle of Wight He served until 8 May 1901 in the Rank of L/Cpl service number 1727.
In his Army Pension File is a reference letter confirming the Regiment name which reads as follows:
"....Certified that No.1727 L/Cpl S Dennett had no entry ......Regimental of Court Martial sheet during the period of service in the Royal Rifle Reserve Regiment Parkhurst I of W 25.4.01 signed (unreadable signature) Capt 2nd Bn Roy,Rif,Res,Reg......"
He is shown on the 1901 census as being in the Barracks. The senior officer in the census was Major Philip Sydney, 3rd Baron de L'Isle and Dudley born 14 May 1853, if this helps. In Burkes Peerage it says he gained the rank of Major in the Rifle Brigade.
Can anyone give any information about this regiment? I cannot find any information.
I have posted some of this info in my previous post on the Scottish Rifles viewtopic.php?f=27&t=11366&p=58753#p58753