‘8th Battalion (Isle of Wight, “Princess Beatrice’s”) Hampshire Regiment; A Company, St. James street
‘[section] A Squadron Hampshire (Carabiniers) Yeomanry.’
‘2nd Wessex (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery; headquarters, 2nd Wessex (Howitzer) Ammunition Column.’
(References Kelly, 1911)
Kelly, 1899, notes the use of the Town Hall in Lind street.
The Times, Saturday, 18th February 1911, reported: ‘Maj.-Gen. Trotter, Commanding the Southern Coast Defences, opened at Ryde the new Territorial Drill Hall built as the outcome of a public meeting attended by Princess Henry of Battenburg, Governor of the Isle of Wight, who sent the following telegram, which was read at the opening ceremony by the Deputy-Governor, Mr. F. J. S. Hay Newton: - “ I am delighted to hear that the Drill Hall, in which I take so much interest, is being opened. I sincerely trust that much use may be made of it by all trained soldiers and recruits.”