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HISTORY OF WORK POINT BARRACKS

by Jack Bates

PART 1 — 1842 to 1886


1881

Militia and Defence
File 08232

Esquimalt Yard
19 December 1881

Sir:

I respectfully beg to bring under your notice that the sum of $20 for the care of the Dominion Ammunition Magazine on Stewart’s Island at Esquimalt Harbor during the months of June and July 1879 is still due to me.

I had previously regularly received the monthly payment of $10 for this service thru’ the Paymaster of Militia, Military District No. 11 and made application for the amount of my present claim on the 3 august 1880 without any result.

Colonel Laurie
Commanding Militia
Military District No. 11
Victoria

I beg to state that since July 1879 the Ammunition has been removed and I shall be thankful for a final settlement.

I have the honor to be
Sir
Your Obedient Servant
Rich d Downer
Naval Ordnance Storekeeper


1882

Militia and Defence
File 08232

January 5, 1882

Esquimalt Yard
19 December 1881

Subject, of Richard Downer act $20 for the care of the Dominion Magazine on Stewart’s Island at Esquimalt Harbor for June & July 1879.

Feb. 1882      Paid $20.

The location of “Stewart’s Island” remains unknown.


1883

Daily Colonist
June 12, 1883

NOTICE To Contractors, Builders, Sic

WORKS AND REPAIRS

Tenders will be received on behalf of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty until noon on Monday, the 25th June inst.

For works and repairs to be executed at the Naval Yard, Naval Hospital, Powder Magazine, etc.

Specifications can be seen at the Naval yard, Naval Hospital, and at the office of Mr. John Teague, Architect, Victoria.

The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

Tenders to be endorsed, "Tender for Works and Repairs".

J.H. Innes
Naval Storekeeper

Royal Naval Yard, Esquimalt
11th June, 1883.

The Militia Act of 1883, on August 10th, authorized “C” Battery to be formed, with Major J.G. Holmes of “A” Battery promoted to Lieut. Col. and appointed commandant. “C” Battery was incorporated in to the Regiment of Canadian Artillery along with “A” and “B” Batteries but was not organized until authorization to do so on October 6, 1887.


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