THE chairman of the Western Infirmary, and of the Sailing-Ship Owners Association of the United Kingdom is well known in the religious, social, and business life of the city, but perhaps his chief enthusiasm has been for Volunteering. He joined the 1st L.R.V. in 1873 as a private, and made his way through all the ranks to that of commanding officer. He led a company in the march past before Queen Victoria at the great Volunteer Review of 1885, and he was second in command of the second battalion in the march past before King Edward twenty years later. In 1904, as a representative of British shipping, he had the honour of being presented to the German Emperor.

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