The History, Uniforms and Badges of The King's Colonials, King Edward's Horse and 2nd King Edward's Horse

A guide to determining genuine badges

Introduction and Acknowledgements


Introduction and Acknowledgements Introduction and Acknowledgements Introduction and Acknowledgements
The King’s Colonials were a unique yeomanry Regiment in the British Army in the opening years of the 20th century. Although formed in the final stages of the Boer War the Regiment itself did not see service there although a number of its volunteer members did. They were comprised of Colonial volunteer’s resident in Britain initially from those living in London but in time extending to Cambridge, Oxford and Liverpool.  A combination of colourful characters, rich and flamboyant uniforms, iconic badges reflecting proud Dominion heritages mixed with Royal patronage ensured that the King’s Colonials became a much talked about Regiment.  The King’s Colonials bore many distinctions and among them that they were the only Colonial unit administered from Whitehall.  

Re-named in 1910 as the King Edward’s Horse (King’s Overseas Dominions Regiment) the Regiment went on to see active service in the Great War. Service in the King Edward's Horse proved to be a highly-regarded training ground for future Officers. Some 550 men were transferred from the King Edward’s Horse to become Officers in other units. The King Edward's Horse were demobilised upon their return to England in 1919 and were never re-embodied being disbanded in 1924.

Much of the time in the Great War, the King Edward’s Horse were kept in reserve waiting for breakthroughs in the line which rarely if ever occurred. They spent much of their time foraging for themselves and their horses and delivering messages. The infantry took their abbreviated title of ‘KEH KODR’ and jeeringly called them the ‘King’s Own Despatch Riders’.

The truth is that the King Edward’s Horse had an exemplary wartime service record. During the war the Regiment lost ten Officers, two Staff Sergeants and 69 Other Ranks killed or died on service. They were awarded four Distinguished Service Orders, one with bar; eleven Military Crosses, one with bar; ten Distinguished Conduct Medals, one with bar; five Meritorious Service Medals and twenty-five Military Medals plus a number of Foreign service awards and Mentioned in Dispatches.

The King’s Colonials and later the King Edward’s Horse together, with nothing more than a namesake as a link, the 2nd King Edward’s Horse represent a tremendous topic for research. The badges of these Regiments in particular make a fascinating study. This was my initial interest in the Regiments which grew over time to a fuller appreciation of their uniform and place in history.

I am currently adding additional information about individuals who served in the King's Colonials from the Regimental history and other sources plus and a comprehensive King Edward's Horse Nominal Roll with medal entitlements from the Medal Index Cards and other sources together with photographs of individuals and their medals. These pages are being regularly updated. Information and photographs of any member of the King's Colonials/King Edward's Horse and 2nd King Edward's Horse would be most welcome and please see the Contact page for getting in touch. Full acknowledgement will be given.

I hope you find some aspects of this website to be of interest and use and I would very much like to hear from you should you have questions, comments, corrections or information to contribute. I certainly do not profess to being an expert on this subject.

There are many myths, mistruths and misunderstandings regarding the history, uniforms and badges of the King’s Colonials, King Edward’s Horse and 2nd King Edward’s Horse. Their headdress badges have been heavily copied and I have set out to try and advise the reader as to how best to distinguish an original headdress badge from a copy. In attempting to do so I have purposely chosen not to disclose certain characteristics and images of badges which I believe would help copiers of badges "improve their game".

As this website is intended for research purposes only I have included several images from websites where I have been unable to make contact with the owner and apologise in advance should the owner not wish the image to be used. I would hope to hear from them and seek their permission to support this project. All images without a specific attribution are from my own collection. The hyperlinks are embedded in the text in blue to allow the original source and additional information to be accessed.

The set of King's Colonials badges I have shown here is the only full set I have seen to date of all of the Regimental and Squadron headdress and collar badges with shoulder titles and tunic buttons.

Contemporary photographs provide a unique insight into the uniforms and badges of the King’s Colonials, King Edward’s Horse and 2nd King Edward’s Horse and the manner in which they were worn.  A friend and major collaborator on this project whom I met on the Great War Forum, Darren O’Brien was very fortunate to have acquired a collection of photographs with annotations of the King’s Colonials by R. J. (Bob) Smith who made a detailed study of many of the British yeomanry regiments.  The access to these photographs and notes was a turning point in being able to more critically detail the uniform and badges of the King's Colonials and King Edward's Horse.  This material was supplemented through the purchase of a photograph album of the King’s Colonials on annual camp in the period 1902-04. I am indebted to Simon Jervis for sourcing this album.

I am deeply grateful to several friends and acquaintances who have generously provided copies of photographs, measurements and notes on the badges and uniforms of the King’s Colonials, King Edward’s Horse and 2nd King Edward’s Horse.  My thanks to an unnamed Sydney collector, Robert Andrews, Ian Barker, Gardner Bell, Mike Bekkett, Pat Birley, John Burridge, Timothy Connolly, Steve Bosley, Iain Davidson, Michael T. Finchen, Rod Flood, Phil Garland, Simon Jervis, Paul Liddell, Rob Miller, Jon Mills, Griff Morgan-Jones, Geoff Newman, the late David Oldham, Laurie Osborne, the late Peter Parodi, Alex Rice, Paul Spellman, James Stevenson, David Stewart, Victor Taboika, Pierre Vandervelden and Garry White.  Many of these friends I have met through the British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum which is an invaluable resource for any badge collector.  

I would like to thank and pay tribute to the following descendants and biographers of those who served in the King’s Colonials, King Edward’s Horse and 2nd King Edward’s Horse.  They have all identified individuals and have generously assisted in providing biographical details, stories and photographs.  Lest We Forget: 

Second Lieutenant Walter Bolus, 1481, King Edward's Horse - Walter Stevens (Grandson). 
Captain William Ernest Horatio Bradburn, King Edward's Horse - Diane Moss (biographer).
Private Alfred Capper, 433, King Edward's Horse and 2nd King Edward's Horse - Robert Cruickshank (Grandson).
Second Lieutenant Leonard Arthur Carey, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Trevor Harkin (biographer).
Lance Corporal Eric H. Cowan, 393, King Edward's Horse - Richard Daglish (biographer). 
Private Reginald John Daws, 595, King Edward's Horse - Nick Daws (Grandson).
Colonel Lionel James CBE DSO, King Edward's Horse - Michael James (Grandson).
Private Carl Edward Jessop, 600, King Edward's Horse - Carl Hopkins (Great grandson).
Private Jack Fraser. Mitchell MM, 1338, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Ray Mitchell (Grandson and biographer).
Lieutenant Colonel George Gray Russell DSO, King Edward's Horse - Natalie Wilson (biographer).

Peter Nemaric deserves special thanks for sharing several excellent photographs of the King’s Colonials and King Edwards Horse. Peter created and manages the King Edward’s Horse website and I am deeply indebted to him for allowing them to be used.

I would also like to thank Carole McEntee-Taylor for her permission to use the photographs of Sydney Harris from her excellent biography of this remarkable man (From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyer: The Five Wars of Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris. London: Pen and Sword, 2015).

Since this website went live an article by Keith Hook and David Knight entitled ‘The Badges, Titles and Buttons of King Edward’s Horse’ was published in the Journal of the Military Historical Society. 251:70-78, 2018. This contains a number of additional pieces of information regarding the badges and uniforms of the King's Colonials and King Edward's Horse which I now reference on my site. I am appreciative of their efforts to document their research and for correspondence with Keith regarding their badges.

My heartfelt thanks go to my brother Stephen for his extensive and patient proof-reading, and encouragement. The badge photography was a considerable challenge and I would like to especially thank my father-in-law Michael for all his experimentation and technical tuition to overcome this.

I was encouraged to write this article by my close friend and mentor John Longstaff who has sought to teach me much about the badges of the British Empire. The learning continue and I sincerely thank John for his edits, guidance and friendship.

There is no doubt in my mind that this project would have been accomplished without the guidance and practical support of Ivan Machin.  Having read Ivan’s tremendous book on the ‘Badges of the York and Lancaster Regiment’ I eagerly contacted him to seek his guidance on how to go about tackling the compilation of my notes and assemblage of photographs into something concrete that I could share with others.  Ivan has been generous with his time in supporting me on this journey and has openly shared with me his own experience of converting to a badges of York and Lancaster website so that fresh additions to a collection can be accommodated.  As the project went on I was fortunate to be introduced to Michael Wood who has published a splendid and authoritative guide to the 'Badges and Insignia of the Essex Yeomanry'. Michael has also created a wonderful website to the badges of the County of Essex.  I encourage readers to click on the links to these two websites which provide terrific reference sources.

I am indebted to the love and support of Anna my wife and three wonderful children Cameron, Elisabeth and Alexander for their infinite patience and tolerance for their Father’s fascination with badges and their history.

Dr Dean Moss




Dedication


Dedication Dedication Dedication
This project is dedicated to the memory of the proud military service of my Father, Kenneth Moss (Corporal, Royal Lincolnshire Regiment) and his brothers Alan (Private, King’s Royal Rifle Corps and Parachute Regiment), Wallace (Aircraftsman, Royal Air Force) and Gordon (Craftsman, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Died as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese in 1945); my Grandfather Charles Herbert Moss (Sergeant, ‘C’ Company, 18th Lord Durham Pals Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, wounded at Ypres and on the Somme) and my maternal great Grandfather Harry Morley (Private, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment,  Died of Wounds 21st May 1915, Battle of Festubert) and his brother John (Private, ‘A’ Company, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, Died of Wounds 22nd November 1914, Battle of the River Aisne).

Lest We Forget the service and sacrifice of the men of the King’s Colonials, King Edward’s Horse and the 2nd King Edward’s Horse.

King's Colonials Formation


The Second Boer War had proven a very difficult political and military campaign for Great Britain to positively conclude.  By 1900 the combination of the vastness of the South African veld and the ravages of disease and hard soldiering for men and horses meant that more men were required to be released from home service units to fight overseas.  Patriotic fervour was running high across the British Empire and many citizens from the British Colonies had enlisted to serve in Lord Roberts, Commander in Chief’s army in South Africa.  As Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James DSO describes in his history of the unit (The History of King Edwards Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). London: Sifton, Praed & Co, 1921), George Hamilton (Figure 1), a solicitor and a member of the Committee of the Colonial Club in London, suggested that there should be a home defence yeomanry unit, raised purely from overseas volunteers’ resident in England.

Figure 1: Lieutenant Colonel George Hamilton (wearing Officers Service Dress with cap and later King Edward's Horse headdress badge) who first conceived of the formation of the King’s Colonials in the Officer’s Service Dress uniform of King Edward’s Horse, circa 1910-12.  He joined the King’s Colonials upon its formation in 1901 and although having retired in 1912, he served extra-regimentally during the Great War (Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James. The History of King Edwards Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). London: Sifton, Praed & Co, 1921).

Together with fellow Committee member, Lieutenant Colonel Nesbit Willoughby Wallace (Figure 2) they sought endorsement of the proposal from all the colonial representatives in London of the senior members of the Empire: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and India. Although supportive, the New Zealand Agent General had doubts that there were sufficient numbers of New Zealanders living in England to enlist.

Figure 2:  Lieutenant Colonel Nesbitt Willoughby-Wallace, first Commanding Officer of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry 1901-04 (Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James. The History of King Edwards Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). London: Sifton, Praed & Co, 1921). 

Some seventy men came forward as being willing volunteers when a recruiting advertisement was run in the London papers in the summer of 1900. Having gained the approval of Lord Roberts, the 4th County of London Imperial Yeomanry (King’s Colonials) was formed on the 29th November 1901 at Charing Cross, London. The Regiment was 50th in precedence within the yeomanry. The Lord Lieutenant of the County of London, Lord Fife become Colonel in Chief and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and York, K.G. (later King George V) became the Regiment’s Honorary Colonel in December 1901 (see Figure 3). King George was the first Officer gazetted to the Regiment and his enthusiastic support saw the unit fulfill numerous ceremonial duties as a highly-popular overseas Dominion unit raised in the County of London. The King’s Colonials have the distinction of being the only Colonial unit administered from Whitehall.

Figure 3:  His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Officers of the 4th County of London (King's Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform at the Inspection and  Official Opening of  the Drill Hall in the King's Road, Chelsea on 6th May 1902 (Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James. The History of King Edwards Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). London: Sifton, Praed & Co, 1921).

King's Colonials 1902-05


The first recruit sworn into the King's Colonials was Henry S. Cubitt who was curiously given 32 as his Regimental Number on 4th January 1902.  The first muster of the Regiment was held on 11th February 1902.

Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Wallace became the first Commanding Officer and Captain Robert Roland Thompson (late of the Australian Horse) was appointed Adjutant; Captain Sir Robert Bailie (Australia) and Mr John Howard (Canada) were appointed as Captains; and George Hamilton (South Africa and Chile) and A. G. Berry (Australia) as Lieutenants (Figure 4). Volunteers came from the upper echelons of society from Colonial outposts and funding came from the Dominion Government’s that sponsored their own particular Squadrons. A cavalry or yeomanry Squadron is the equivalent of a company in an infantry Regiment and was comprised of about 120-150 Officers and Other Ranks. A cavalry or yeomanry Regiment would generally be made up of four Squadrons.

Figure 4:  The Officers of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry from left to right, back row: Lieutenant Lionel James, Captain J. Howard, Lieutenant P. Hare and Surgeon-Lieutenant L. J. H Oldmeadow, MD.  Second row: Second Lieutenant H. C. Corlette, Colonel Sir E. W. D. Ward (K.C.H Under-Secretary of State for War), Lieutenant G. Hamilton, Captain Sir Robert Baillie, Bart., Lieutenant A. G. Berry, Second Lieutenant W. J. Ratcliffe, Lieutenant Hamar Greenwood, and Lieutenant G. Seymour Fort. Front row: Major J. M. Vereker, Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Wallace, and Captain and Adjutant Robert Roland Thompson in Undress uniform circa 1902 (Navy and Army Illustrated. London: Elliot & Fry, Volume XIV: Number 274, 147-148, May 3rd 1902). 

The King’s Colonials established their Headquarters at 30 Charing Cross Road and drilled in a hall at 304 King’s Road in Chelsea (Figure 4). By April 1902, the Regimental strength was 190 and a Regimental band had been formed. A representative Squadron was present at King Edward’s Coronation Review on 12th June 1902 and a Lieutenant George Hamilton, one NCO and eight Troopers attended the King Edward VII’s coronation on 9th August 1902.

Figure 5:  The permanent staff of the King’s Colonials as of 19th April 1902 from left to right are Regimental Sergeant Major Fezan (former 4th Dragoon Guards), Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant Palmer (former 10th Hussars); Captain and Adjutant R. R. Thompson; and Squadron Sergeant Major Thompson (former 13th Hussars) (Navy and Army Illustrated. London: Elliot & Fry, Volume XIV: Number 274, 147-148, May 3rd 1902). 

In 1903 it was proposed that the Regiment initially form "Colonial" Squadrons to represent each of the overseas Dominions:

  • ‘A’ Squadron - British Asians (mostly Indian)
  • ‘B’ Squadron - British Americans (actually Canadians)
  • ‘C’ Squadron - Australasian (Australian & New Zealanders
  • ‘D’ Squadron - British African (South African & Rhodesian)
  • ‘E’ Squadron – attempts were made to form an entirely New Zealand Squadron but was unsuccessful.  The New Zealanders became the 3rd Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (South African) and this left ‘C’ Squadron as wholly Australian in make-up and so ‘C’ Squadron was re-named the Australian Squadron.  
The same year, the Regiment commenced training at Latimer Park with a strength of 18 Officers and 202 Other Ranks.

It was again divided into four Squadrons with three Troops per Squadron:

  • ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) commanded by Captain L. James with 1st Troop (Asian) 2nd Lieutenant Stockwell, 2nd Troop (Asian) 2nd Lieutenant Radcliffe and 3rd Troop (Australian) Lieutenant Corlette. 
  • ‘B’ Squadron (Canadian) commanded by Major J. Howard with 1st Troop (Canadian) Lieutenant Hamar Greenwood, the 2nd Troop (Canadian) Captain G. Hamilton and the 3rd Troop (Australian).
  • ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) commanded by Major Sir Robert Baillie, Bart with 1st Troop (New South Wales) 2nd Lieutenant J. Armstrong, 2nd Troop (New South Wales) Lieutenant G. S. Fort and 3rd Troop (Victoria) Captain A. G. Berry.
  • ‘D’ Squadron (South African) commanded by Major J. M. Vereker with 1st Troop (African) -, 2nd Troop (African) Lieutenant P.  R. Hare and 3rd Troop (New Zealand) Captain R. S. Vaile. 
The King’s Colonials purchased a Pegasus car for conveying their Officer’s for inspection duties in 1902 and were a fully independent unit with their own battery of machine guns (see Annual Camps section), a corps of signalers and an ambulance corps.

Upon retirement of Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Wallace on the 19 April 1904, command of the Regiment passed to Lieutenant Colonel Honourable Herbert Alexander Lawrence, late of the 17th Lancers (Figure 6). The Regimental Headquarters moved to Gloucester Terrace, London. The early years of the King's Colonials were not without difficulties as the Regiment was short of funds for many years. The assumption had been made that wealthy Colonials and Dominion Governments would financially support the newly formed Regiment but the reality was quite different.

Figure 6: Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Honourable Sir Herbert Alexander Lawrence, National Portrait Gallery

On the 7th April 1905, the Regimental title was shortened to the simpler "King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry”.  The Regiment thanks to Royal patronage and colourful uniforms provided a Guard of Honour for numerous overseas dignitaries.

King's Colonials 1906-09


By 1906, recruitment had stalled and so the catchment for volunteers was expanded with subsequent addition of detachments in Cambridge and Oxford plus a Liverpool Troop from the Dominion residents of Liverpool.  There is little physical evidence now of the association of the King's Colonials with these localities or for that matter their headquarters in London except mementos like that shown in Figure 7.  The Liverpool Troop were attached to ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) for training and housed in the Headquarters of the Liverpool Scottish.  

The entry from Gore's Liverpool Directory, 1911 edition provides the address of the Liverpool Troop as King Edwards Horse, The Kings Overseas Dominions Regiment, Northern District Detachment, HQ 2 Church Street W, Liverpool under the command of Captain W. Bancroft Pearch.

Figure 7: A repoussed silver sugar shaker as a wedding gift to Trooper Thornton engraved from his comrades of the Liverpool Detachment of the King’s Colonials (The saleroom.com).

Political manoeuvring within the War Office by 1907 led to several of the self-governing Dominions seeing advantage in recognising the value of the King’s Colonials as a volunteer force in which they could be boldly represented. This then led to several alliances being formed between Colonial units namely the 8th (Princess Louise’s) New Brunswick Hussars in 1907 and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Australian Horse and Border Light Horse (Cape Colonial Forces) in 1908. The year of 1908, saw changes to the structure of the Army and the creation of the Territorial Force which led to the Regiment no longer being administered through the County of London Territorial Force Association but under its own association.

In 1909, due the Crown Colonies having gained Dominion status, the term ‘Colony Squadrons’ was abolished. From this time on the Squadrons were mixed in composition with new recruits allocated to the Squadron best suited to their training needs rather than on the traditional Dominion association or origin. At this time, the Regimental strength stood at 27 Officers and 444 Other Ranks. From April 1909 to January 1913, the Commanding Officer was Colonel H. Fortescue CBE, late of the 17th Lancers (Figure 8).

Figure 8: The centre picture in this montage is of Colonel H. Fortescue surrounded by badges and scenes of the King Edward's Horse.  Colonel Fortescue was the Commanding Officer from April 1909 to January 1913.

Figure 9:  King's Colonials Coronation detachment in Full Dress marching to Church Parade circa 1905-1910.  Gale and Polden series postcard. 

King's Colonials/King Edward's Horse 1910-12


The photograph in Figure 10 depicts one of the last formal engagements of the King’s Colonials when a small detachment marched in the funeral procession of King Edward VII on 20th May 1910.

Figure 10: King’s Colonials in Full Dress uniform marching in the funeral procession of King Edward VII on 20th May 1910 near Paddington station, London (R. J. Smith collection).

In 1910, an exchange relationship was established between the 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment (Victorian Mounted Rifles) and ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) of the King’s Colonials.   Again Colonial interest in the Regiment continued to grow and alliances were formed with  the 13th, 14th and 15th Light Horse (Queensland Mounted Infantry) and the 10th, 11th and 19th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) and the 1st, 5th and 8th Regiments, New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

Following the death of King Edward VII in 1910 it was decided that, due to the self-governing Dominions dislike of being referred to as Colonials, the Regiment should be renamed. On the 12th July 1910, the Regimental title changed to the 4th County of London Yeomanry, King Edward's Horse (the King's Overseas Dominions Regiment) (Figure 11).

Figure 11:  A King Edward’s Horse (The King’s Overseas Dominions Regiment) recruiting postcard circa 1910 (Reproduced with the permission of the Australian War Memorial). 

Lord Strathcona made a donation of £10,000 to the Regimental funds for the King’s Colonials to finance the change of name and the adoption of new uniforms and badges for the King Edward’s Horse

King George V became Colonel in Chief of the 4th County of London Yeomanry, King Edward's Horse (the King's Overseas Dominions Regiment on 2nd September 1910.

The Regimental Headquarters was at Grove House, Holywood Road in Fulham and moved to the Duke of York’s Headquarters, King’s Road, Chelsea in 1911.

In 1912, ‘A’ Squadron was broken up and the Liverpool Troop under Major Pearch became ‘A’ Squadron in its entirety, while the original two Troops of ‘A’ Squadron were transferred to ‘D’ Squadron.  It is reported that recruitment in Liverpool became so brisk that the change was inevitable.

Figure 12:  A parade attendance slip for a troop of 'B' Squadron of the King Edward's Horse. 

The Regiment, comprising 29 Officers and 401 Other Ranks was transferred from the Territorial Force to the Special Reserve on the 31st August 1912 as part of the London Mounted Brigade.

King Edward's Horse 1913-14


Lieutenant Colonel Victor Sandeman (Figure 13), having seen service in the 17th Lancers joined the King’s Colonials on the 20th July 1904.  He became Commanding Officer of the 4th County of London Yeomanry, King Edward's Horse (the King's Overseas Dominions Regiment) from January 1913 to June 1914 and again after a period of ill health from the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 to June 1916.
 
Figure 13:  Lieutenant Colonel Victor Sandeman, Commanding Officer from January 1913 to June 1914 and August 1914 to June 1916.  One of his King Edward's Horse collar badge is evident in the photograph. 

Figure 14:  King George V inspecting a Guard of Honour furnished by the King Edward's Horse July 1913 (Daily Mirror).  

The King Edward’s Horse was mobilised for war on the 4th August 1914. For many Troopers it was a card to loved ones back home and off to ‘the grand adventure’ (Figure 15).

Figure 15:  A mounted Trooper (Ernest ---) of King Edward’s Horse writes home to his sister as he sets off to war. He is equipped with a .303 Short Medium Lee Enfield Mark 1 rifle (in its holster) and 1908 pattern cavalry sword (Image from an online auction site).

Figure 15:  Parade attendance slip for 'I' Troop, 'B' Squadron, King Edward's Horse circa 1911-14.

King Edward's Horse 1914


The King Edward's Horse were embodied 4th August 1914 in Chelsea where it was training with the 4th Cavalry Brigade.  They were mobilised to Watford and moved to Bishop Storford in March 1915.

Figure 16:  No. 3 Troop of ‘C’ Squadron at Gammons Farm, Watford in 1914 the captioning ‘en route for Berlin’ by the Troopers capturing the optimism and excitement of the early stages of the Great War (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. 19: 16, 1952).

Figures 17 and 18: Postcard of a group of King Edward's Horse at Garston, Watford on 14 December 1914. The sender of the card is John Callum Newlans Eastick and he wrote on the back of the card that he wasn't actually in the postcard as these were Troopers of 'C' Squadron who had among their ranks many former members of the original Cambridge and Oxford university troops of the King Edward's Horse. He also notes that all leave had been cancelled and he thinks it unlikely he will be home for Christmas.
  
‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) together with Regimental HQ landed at Havre on 22nd April 1915 and joined 47th (London) Division and then joined IV Corps Cavalry Regiment on 1st June 1916

King Edward's Horse 1915-16


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Figure 19:  Lieutenant Colonel Victor Sandeman (seated centre front row, as shown in Figure 13) with Captain R. D. Furse (third from left front row) and other Officers of King Edwards Horse at Bishop’s Storford in April 1915 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 20: 12, 1953).   

  • Numbered 1st King Edward’s Horse but served with the Divisional Cavalry as independent Squadrons until 1st June 1916.
In April 1915, the Regiment was split up:

  • ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) was attached to 12th Division at Aldershot from 23rd May 1915 and landed at Havre, France on 2nd June 1916 to join IV Corps Cavalry Regiment
  • ‘B’ Squadron (Canadian) landed at Havre on 22 April 1915 and joined 48th (South Midland) Division and then IV Corps Cavalry Regiment on 1st June 1916.
Figure 20: A Corporal and Lance Corporal with several Privates of the King Edward's Horse circa 1914-16.

King Edward's Horse 1916-18


  • The three Squadrons and Regimental HQ was concentrated at Valhuon as IV Corps Cavalry Regiment on 1st June 1916 (Figure 22). The Regiment moved to XVIII Corps on 17th July 1917 returning to IV Corps in November 1917.
Figure 22:  King Edward’s Horse Hotchkiss Gun Team at Valhuon June 1916.  Named to Alexander, Watts?, Rees/Reeves?, Smith, Johnston, Pristley, Mathieson, O’Connor, Molloy, Ferreira, Willis, MeVoy, Watts?, McCracken, - and Sadler.  The figure seated second from left has since been identified by his grandson Robert Cruickshank as Private Alfred Isidore Capper) (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Bulletin. 20: 22, 1953).

  • The Regiment then moved to Italy on 15th December 1917 joining XI Corps.

  • On 16th March 1918 the Regiment moved back to France with XI Corps.

  • In May 1918, ‘A’ Squadron stayed with XI Corps, while ‘B’ Squadron went to I Corps and ‘C’ Squadron to XIII Corps (moving to XIII Corps in October 1918). (Figure 23).
Figure 23: 4th Troop of ‘C’ Squadron in France in December 1918. Captioned with - back row from left: 3rd Barton, 4th Charters, 6th Tetley and 7th McCormack.  Centre row: Milroy, Fisher, Roberts, Wooding and Glasspool.  Front row second from left: Barton?  The Trooper far left in the back row wears a ribbon for a gallantry decoration as does the Trooper far left centre row and the Sergeant next to him.  The Sergeant in the middle of the centre row wears two gallantry medal ribbons and a brass wound stripe on his lower left forearm of his tunic.  Great War service medals and ribbons were generally not worn until late 1918 for the 1914/15 Star and later for the additional Great War medals.  (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. 19: 13, 1952).  

Figure 24: Several Privates of the King Edward's Horse circa 1914-18.

King Edward's Horse 1918


Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James DSO, (Figure 25) became Commanding Officer in June 1916 and served in that capacity until 1922.  He had joined the King’s Colonials as a Lieutenant in February 1902 and was promoted to Captain, a year to the day on 2nd February 1903 and then to Major on 11th June 1906.

Figure 25:  Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James, CBE DSO, Commanding Officer June 1916 to 1922. Lieutenant Colonel James is wearing the Officer’s Service Dress uniform of the King Edward’s Horse (Darren O’Brien collection).

The Colonial spirit and camaraderie certainly lived on with the King Edward’s Horse and even though the individual Squadrons were no longer known by their Dominion association, the Troopers were often photographed with their comrades from the Dominion (see Figures 26 and 28).

Figure 26:  Photograph of some of the Rhodesian members of the King Edward’s Horse circa 1914-19 (National Archives of Zimbabwe). 
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King Edward's Horse Reserve


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A Reserve Squadron was formed at Chelsea in August 1914 to provide a cadre of Troopers to the other four Squadrons.  The Reserve Squadron moved to Bishop Storford in May 1915, crossed to Ireland in July 1915. They were attached to the 8th Reserve Cavalry Regiment at the Curragh (Figure 28).

Figure 28:  Australians in the 4th Troop Reserve at the Curragh circa 1915. Back row: Haddin, Sullivan, Stretch, L. Leake and Hawkins.  Centre row: Withers, Lieutenant Montgomery, Lieutenant Syme and Corporal Boileau.  Front row: -, E. Leake, -, Fry (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 19: 19, 1952). 

The Squadron moved to Longford, Ireland in April 1916 (Figure 29) and then to Dublin in February 1917 where it was expanded to a reserve Regiment.

Figure 29, bottom image:  1st and 2nd Troops of the Reserve Squadron of King Edward’s Horse taken at Longford, Ireland in 1916 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 20: 20, 1953). 

Reserve Regiment


Figure 31:  Group of Australians serving in the Reserve Squadron of King Edward’s Horse taken at Longford, Ireland in 1916.  The Officers are captioned as MacBean? and Moffat. The Trooper on the far right in the front row is identified as John Gardiner (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 19, 13, 1952). 

In 1917 the Reserve Squadron was commanded by Major (temporary Lieutenant Colonel Martin Foster Dick (Figure 32). Major Dick had been the Officer in Command of the Mounted Party of the King Edward’s Horse at the 1911 Coronation Parade. He went on to commanded the Regiment in France in 1917-18.
 
Figure 32: Major (temporary Lieutenant Colonel Martin Foster Dick who commanded the Reserve Squadron of King Edward’s Horse in Ireland in 1917 (Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James. The History of King Edwards Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). London: Sifton, Praed & Co, 1921).  

Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James returned to command the Reserve Regiment in 1917-18.

Figure 33:  Marlborough Barracks Dublin 1918. Back row: 2/Lt. Swaine, 2/Lt. Brownell, 2/Lt. Freeman, 2/Lt. Bolus, Lt. Tutt, 2/Lt. Alexander, 2/Lt. Crompton, 2/Lt. Campbell and 2/Lt. Meikle.  Sitting: Lt. Patell, Capt. Bradburn (Adjt.), Lt.-Col. L. James (C.O.), Capt. Ramsey and Capt. Hope. Front row: 2/Lt. Orr-Ewing, 2/Lt. Churchouse, 2/Lt. Herapath, 2 Lt. Baker and 2/Lt. Cox. (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 14, 1947).  

Battle Honours and Disbandment


Battle Honours and Disbandment Battle Honours and Disbandment
The following Great War Battle Honours were awarded to the Regiment:

  • Loos
  • Ypres 1917
  • Pilckem
  • Cambrai 1917
  • Lys
  • Estaires
  • Hazebrouck
  • Pursuit to Mons
  • France and Flanders 1915-17
  • Italy 1917-18.
The Regiment fought with great distinction at La Bassee Canal on the 12th April 1918 where it held three bridges at a cost of 10 Officers and 150 Other Ranks as casualties out of a unit strength of 450.

The Regiment was disembodied in August 1919 and honourably disbanded on the 31st March 1924 (Figures 34 and 35).

Figure 34: Letter communicating the honourable disbandment of King Edward’s Horse to the Commonwealth of Australia from the British Government on 14th March 1924 (Reproduced with the permission of the Australian War Memorial).

Figure 35:  New Zealand First Day Cover issued to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the disbandment of King Edward’s Horse on the 31st March 1924.  

2nd King Edward's Horse 1914-17


There was an additional King Edward’s Horse Regiment formed as cavalry in 1914 and it bears no relation to the original King Edward’s Horse Regiment of yeomanry.  The Regiment became known as the 2nd King Edward's Horse which resulted in references to the original King Edward's Horse during the Great War being sometimes referred to as the (1st) King Edward's Horse but I have chosen not to adopt this nomenclature for the original King Edward's Horse.  

The 2nd King Edward's Horse was raised by John (later Sir John) Norton-Griffiths, a colonial adventurer and Captain/Adjutant of the bodyguard of Lord Robert’s as Commander-in-Chief in the Second Boer War, at his own expense.  A very good short history of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse was written by David Miller (Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 83:1-10, 2005) and I have drawn heavily on that article for the summary which follows.

The 2nd King Edward’s Horse assembled in White City, London from the 10th August 1914 and initially trained at Langley Park between Slough and Uxbridge. The Earl of Lonsdale became their Colonel-in-Chief and they were commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Montagu Cradock CB CMG (see the section on badges of the 2nd King Edward's Horse). In December 1914 they replaced the Essex Yeomanry in the Eastern Mounted Brigade of the 1st Mounted Division whilst stationed in Essex. On the 1st February 1915 they transferred to the Canadian Cavalry Brigade at Maresfield. The Brigade was later called 1st Canadian Cavalry Brigade but since there were no others raised they were commonly just called the Canadian Cavalry Brigade.
 
Figure 37:  Copy of a recruiting poster for the 2nd King Edward’s Horse circa 1915. 

The Canadian Cavalry Brigade was made up of the 2nd King Edward's Horse, the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Lord Strathcona's Horse and the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.  The Brigade deployed to France on 4th May 1915 and the 2nd King Edward’s Horse Regiment fought dismounted as Seely’s Detachment attached to the 1st Canadian Division until September 1915 before re-joining the Canadian Cavalry Brigade.

From January 1915 until January 1916 they were brigaded with the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry until they were replaced by the Fort Garry Horse. The 2nd King Edward’s Horse acquired a Talbot armoured car in 1915 but it was not used overseas on active service (Figure 38). On the 27th January 1916, the 2nd King Edward’s Horse re-gained their mounts and formed as a two Squadron Cavalry Regiment with General HQ troops. In 1915, the 2nd King Edward’s Horse Regimental HQ and ‘A’ Squadron remained with General HQ whilst ‘B’ Squadron went to the 56th Division as Divisional cavalry on the 23rd March 1916 until 30th May 1916.

Figure 38: Photograph of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse Talbot armoured car acquired in 1915 but not used overseas on active service (Original copyright of the Tank Museum, Bovington and reproduced by David Miller in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 83:1-10, 2005).
 
In June 1916, the 2nd King Edward’s Horse were expanded with the addition of a service Squadron of the 21st Lancers from England and became XIV Corps Cavalry Regiment.  The unit became broken up in August 1917 with the 2nd King Edward’s Horse leaving France for Wareham, England on the 5th August 1917 to be absorbed into the Tank Corps.  The Squadron from the 21st Lancers went to No. 5 Base Depot on the 29th August 1917 and was broken up.

A Reserve Squadron was formed which crossed to Ireland in July 1915. This Squadron was expanded to a Regiment being stationed at Kilkenny in 1917.

Figure 39: Postcard of NCOs and Other Ranks of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse on church parade at Hampton Court Palace.  Many of the Privates are wearing Service Dress caps without cap badges consistent with them being new recruits. Postcard dated May 1915 and sent to a Master Leslie Read, Sussex. 

Annual Camps 1902-03


The annual camp was an important training activity for all British army regiments especially the volunteers.  A fortnight under canvas annually was supplemented for the King’s Colonials by intermediate trainings at Easter and Whitsuntide holidays which became annual features from 1904.  The first annual camp of the newly formed King’s Colonials was held at Sidcup in Kent from 14th to 29th June 1902.  The Regiment in camp totaled fourteen Officers and 201 Other Ranks with a strong Squadron released under the command of the Adjutant for the Coronation Review.  Figure 40 is a photograph taken from that first annual camp of the Quarter Guard being mounted by several Troopers of the Australasian Squadron.

Figure 40:  Annual camp in Sidcup, Kent in June 1902.  

In 1903, the annual camp was held at Latimer Camp in Chesham, Buckinghamshire in August of that year under the encouraging and watchful eye of the land holder, Lord Chesham.  Unlike some irregularities with the previous camp the Latimer Park experience was very soldierly.  The camp was attended by eighteen Officers and 202 Other Ranks illustrating the slow growth of the Regiment in the early years.  

The photograph in Figure 41 shows the typical annual camp layout of the precisely aligned and evenly spaced horse lines and men’s tents. The larger tents in the background are the mess tents.

Figure 41: Annual camp at Latimer Park in Chesham, Buckinghamshire in 1903. 

The annual camps were great training opportunities for marching, parading and horsemanship.

Figure 42: Captain Robert R. Thompson (an Australian who had served as a Sergeant in the 4th Dragoon Guards and Adjutant of the 1st (Volunteer) Australian Horse) and Squadron Sergeant Major Ernest S. Wells (who had served as Regimental Sergeant Major in the 4th Hussars and was promoted to Regimental Sergeant Major in the later King Edward’s Horse in 1911) passing and inspecting recruits at Latimer Camp in 1903. 

Latimer Camp 1903 part 1


On Sunday 9th August 1903 the Regiment attended an open-air church service at Latimer. Colonel Willoughby Wallace gave the readings and present at the service were the men of the 'D' (Chesham) Squadron, The Buckinghamshire Imperial Yeomanry (Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars).  In the afternoon games were played and the Chesham prize band played music.

Figures 43 and 44: Fatigue party of New Zealanders of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) King’s Colonial’s with visitors from ‘D’ (Chesham) Squadron, The Buckinghamshire Imperial Yeomanry (Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars) and civilians in 1903. The 'D NZ' painted on the upturned pales designate these New Zealand Troopers as belonging to ‘D’ Squadron.  ‘D’ Squadron was the British African Squadron but the 3rd Troop was comprised of the New Zealanders who had originally been part of ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) in 1902.  The Troopers (front left and front third from left) are still wearing the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge (and an NCO’s arm badge, Figure 151) prior to the fern badge of the New Zealand Squadron being introduced in 1904.  Other Troopers (rear left-hand two and front right) are wearing the ‘D’ Squadron (British African) headdress badge. There is a very good description of the Full Dress uniform of the Royal Bucks Hussars (not Imperial) in 'The Yeomanry Force at the 1911 Coronation' by R. J. Smith and R. G. Harris (Picton Publishing, Chippenham, 1988) which matches the uniform worn by the two Buckinghamshire Imperial Yeomanry.  A regulation or low pattern Hussars busby with scarlet bag, white lines and white plume.  Jacket invisible green with scarlet collar and white chest braiding.   Dark blue overalls with double scarlet stripes and white wrist gloves.  

Figure 45:  Quarter Guard tent with a 'C' Squadron (Australasian) Corporal and two Trooper of the King’s Colonials guarding ‘prisoners’ (two Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire policemen and a Royal Army Medical Corps Corporal) at Latimer Camp in 1903. The King’s Colonial’s Trooper on the far right is wearing a cloth band with RMP for Regimental Military Police around his lower left sleeve cuff. 




Latimer Camp 1903 part 2


Figure 46: Troopers of the King’s Colonials washing at Latimer camp in 1903.
 
Figure 47: Farrier Quartermaster Sergeant Major William H. Ford (born in England in 1874 and enlisted in the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry on the 16th March 1903, re-enlisted in King Edward’s Horse on 1st March 1913, embodied 5th August 1914, landed in France 2nd June 1915 and discharged on the 15th March 1916) with field blacksmith's forge at Latimer Camp in 1903. The wagons of supplies are clearly marked on the canvas covers for each of the Squadrons (‘A’ British Asian, ‘B’ British American and ‘C’ Australasian) of the King’s Colonials plus those for the Regimental Staff. A Trooper from 'D' (Chesham) Squadron, The Buckinghamshire Imperial Yeomanry (Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars) is watching on.
 

Figure 48: Collecting forage for the horses at Latimer Camp in 1903. Squadron Sergeant Major Thomson is the figure second from left and Corporal Dick (Regimental number 46) is standing behind him. Corporal Dick has the distinction shared with Lieutenant Lionel James, as he was in 1902, of being the only two original members of the King’s Colonials to see service throughout the Great War in King Edward’s Horse.  Private Dick hailed from Canada and had seen service in the Boer War with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Canadian Horse) before joining the King’s Colonials in 1902.  He was commissioned in 1906 and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the King Edward’s Horse for the last three months of the Great War.  

Training and Sports


Tent pegging with a lance, lemon cutting with the sword and wrestling on horseback were popular sports competitions at the annual camps.  The link for wrestling on horseback will take you to a short YouTube clip which is the only footage I have seen of the King Edward's Horse.  In the Regimental Silver section of this website I have noted that there was even an Officer's Mess Cup for wrestling on horseback.

Figure 49: Tent pegging at Latimer Camp in 1903.

Figure 50:  Sergeant Herbert MacIntosh (for a short biography see the Uniform section) who became the Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant of ‘D’ Squadron ready for tent pegging at Latimer Camp in 1903.  

Figure 51: Lemon cutting, whereby a Trooper mounted on horseback attempted to cut a lemon which had been mounted on a post with his sword during sports at Latimer Camp in 1903. 

St Albans 1904


St Albans 1904 St Albans 1904
Figure 52:  Rifle training in St Albans camp in 1904.  Trooper DuFoy is the individual named wearing the distinctive Lemon-Squeezer headdress of the New Zealand armed forces and later adopted by the Canadian forces.    
 
Figure 53:  Corporal Percy Alfred Ely (left) with Troopers Pemberton and Liddle stand to their horses. Corporal Ely was born in 1884 and went on to serve as a Lieutenant in King Edward’s Horse. He was attached to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as Assistant Paymaster to the New Zealand Forces and died of pneumonia on the 17th November 1918.  All three Troopers were from New Zealand and were members of the 3rd Troop (New Zealand) of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the King's Colonials in 1904.  

Ovingdean 1905 and Stowe Park 1906


Ovingdean 1905 and Stowe Park 1906 Ovingdean 1905 and Stowe Park 1906
The location of the 1905 annual camp was Ovingdean near Brighton in East Sussex.  Attendance had grown again with 19 Officers and 331 Other Ranks in camp.

Figure 55:  Photographs of the annual camp in Ovingdean near Brighton in 1905 (The Bystander: 35, August 16, 1905).

The location of the 1906 annual camp of the King’s Colonials was Stowe Park in Buckinghamshire. The Regiment was really coming of age now in its development and discipline and this camp was the most well attended to date with 22 Officers and 353 Other Ranks swelled by the addition of two Troops from the Liverpool detachment.

Figure 56:  Photograph of the annual camp in Stowe Park in East Sussex in 1906.  The Officer seated in the centre of the front row is Colonel Lawrence, Commanding Officer and the Officer on the far right is Captain Hamar Greenwood, 'B' Squadron. 

Churn Camp 1907-08, Pond Farm 1909 and Shorncliffe 1910


Churn Camp 1907-08, Pond Farm 1909 and Shorncliffe 1910 Churn Camp 1907-08, Pond Farm 1909 and Shorncliffe 1910
The annual camps for the King’s Colonials were held at Churn Camp, near Blewbury, Oxfordshire in 1907 and 1908.  The 1907 camp was attended by 21 Officers and 375 Other Ranks this time swelled by the addition of the Cambridge and Oxford detachments.   Attendance was much lower in 1908 with 19 Officers and 294 Other Ranks.  A feature of these particular camps was the inclusion of a Machine Gun Troop within the Regiment.  A Dundonald carriage was used for transporting a Maxim gun and it's ammunition as shown in Figure 58.

Figure 58: Machine Gun Troop of the King’s Colonial Imperial Yeomanry at Churn Camp 1907 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin. No 20: 15, 1953).  

We know from the attendance of one of the more famous members of the King’s Colonials, J.R.R. Tolkien who as an undergraduate student of Oxford University attended their annual camp in 1909 at Pond Farm Camp, Tidworth Pennings on Salisbury Plain (John Garth: Tolkien and The Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth. London: HarperCollins, 2003).  Here they were camped as a Brigade with the other four mounted regiments of the London Command and were in strength with 24 Officers and 415 Other Ranks.

The 1910 camp was also held on Salisbury Plain at Shorncliffe Camp with reduced numbers at 20 Officers and 327 Other Ranks.  This was the first camp for the Regiment as King Edward's Horse.  

Figure 59:  Officers and Other Ranks from ‘A’ Squadron, King Edward’s Horse at Shorncliffe Camp in 1910.  The headdress badge being worn is that of the King Edward’s Horse (R. J. Smith collection).  



Aldershot 1911


The efficiency of the Regiment was questioned in the official report on this camp which had some bearing on the push by the Commanding Officer for the 1911 camp of the King Edward’s Horse to be held at Aldershot and closer to army command.   A total of five senior Officers including General Sir John French inspected the Regiment at this camp and this time the report to the Colonel-in-Chief was much more positive.

Figure 61: King Edward's Horse under canvas at Aldershot Camp in 1911 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947).

Figure 62: Officers of King Edward's Horse with General French, Aldershot 1911.  Left to right seated front: 1. Staff Officer, 2. Major Hamilton, 3. Captain Coote, Adjutant 17th Lancers, 4.  Major Lionel James, 5. Major Sanderman, 6. General Sir John French, 7. Colonel Fortescue, 8-11. Staff Officers, 12. Major Howard. Left to right standing: 8th from left Major Harmon with raised hand.  Middle row standing 4th from left Lieutenant G. G. Russell later Colonel (R. J. Smith collection). 

Figure 63: King Edward’s Horse Troopers from ‘C’ Squadron mucking out at annual camp at Aldershot in 1911. The postcard is amusingly labelled 'Afternoon Off’.  The khaki service caps have white bands as opposed to cap covers which might have been worn to distinguish 'foe from friend' whilst on maneuvers.  




Aldershot 1911 and Dibgate 1912


Figure 64:  King Edward's Horse training at Aldershot 1911 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947).

The July-August 1912 annual camp of King Edward’s Horse was held at Dibgate Plateau, Shorncliffe in Kent with severe gales a noted feature.

Figure 65:  Unique photographs of ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ Squadrons of King Edward’s Horse assembled in mounted and dismounted order at annual camp on Dibgate Plateau, Shorncliffe in Kent in July-August 1912 (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 66:  Postcard of a group of King Edward's Horse Officers (two sitting in centre of the front row with single cuff bands for Second Lieutenants), Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant  (sitting centre third row with crown above four inverted chevrons), Squadron Sergeant Majors (one sitting left hand front row and the other sitting centre of the second row both with crowns above Serjeant chevrons), several other NCOs and Other Ranks in Service Dress and Undress uniforms.  A number of the NCOs are still wearing King's Colonials collar badges but none of them are wearing King Edward's Horse collar badges.

Bulford 1913


The annual camp for 1913 was held in July-August in Bulford on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.  

Figure 67: King Edward’s Horse on annual camp in Bulford in July-August 1913.  

Figure 68: King Edward’s Horse with the Regimental band on church parade in Bulford in July-August 1913.  

Figure 69: Troopers of ‘A’ Squadron of King Edward’s Horse at camp in Bulford in 1913 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 20: 12, 1952). 

King's Colonials Officer's Full Dress Uniform 1901-04


One of the most comprehensive descriptions of the uniforms of the King's Colonials appeared in an article by R. J. Smith (see acknowledgement of photographs and annotations) with illustrations by R. J. Marrion in the July 1984 edition of 'Military Modelling' magazine.   The following sections sample that description.  

On formation in November 1901, the Officers and Other Ranks of the King’s Colonials adopted a distinctive Full Dress uniform of khaki serge tunic and overalls set off by a garish, tall, high-crowned, drab felt hat which was not dented at the top (see Figures 175-176 for photographs of this headdress). The Tyrolean-shaped top hat was set off by a scarlet plume at the front and a broad brim which was turned up and fastened to the left side of the crown. Another unique feature of the top hat was that it bore three badges (see headdress badge section). The plume on the Officer’s hat was made up of scarlet hackle feathers which stood much taller than the simple Hussar-type short brush worn by Other Ranks. Around the base of the top hat was a two-inch scarlet band with a bow on the right-hand side and scarlet cap lines were secured by a spring clip to a ring at the rear of the brim. This style of headdress was worn until 1904.

The Officer’s and Other Rank’s Full Dress uniform was worn with tan wrist gloves and tan Wellington boots for Officers and tan ankle boots and leggings for Other Ranks, all fitted with plated box spurs.  Although D. J. Knight and R. J. Smith in their description of the uniform of the King's Colonials note that all ranks wore brown Elcho boots (The Uniforms of the Imperial Yeomanry 1901-1908, The Military Historical Society, Arrow Press, London 2009).  The waist belt for all was of brown brindle leather.  A pouch belt of 2 ½ inch brown brindle leather and a brown brindle leather pouch to the rear with a rounded flap was worn by Officers.  The pouch belt was adorned with gilt front ornaments consisting of a lion’s head holder with three chains and a whistle.  The pouch belt was worn over the Sam Browne belt for parades.  Officers carried swords in a leather scabbards suspended from the Sam Browne belt with a leather sword knot.  

The Officer’s and Other Rank’s tunic had a stand-and-fall (Prussian) collar with two ¾ inch scarlet cloth rings with pointed ends to the front.  The pointed cuffs were piped in scarlet cloth and bore five vertical stripes of ¾ inch scarlet cloth.  Each stripe was furnished with a small button at the top edge of the cuff.  The tunic was fastened with five larger buttons and bore four breast pockets each fastened with a smaller button.  The buttons were gilt for Officers and gilding metal for Other Ranks.  The front edge of the tunic was not piped but there was scarlet lancer piping to the back seams.  Shoulder chains were mounted on a scarlet cloth backing and were secured by four hooks.  A scarlet aiguillette was worn looped across and behind the left shoulder with the pommel ends finishing below the right shoulder.

Figure 70: Photograph of Lieutenant Colonel N. Willoughby Wallace, Commanding Officer of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonial’s) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform circa 1902 (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 71: Photograph of Lieutenant George Hamilton of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonial’s) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform circa 1903-05.  Note the pouch belt and three badges to his first pattern felt hat.  He is wearing three medals which appear to be the Queen’s South Africa with three bars, a King’s South Africa with two bars and possible a General Service Medal with one bar (From an electronic auction site).


Figure 72:  Painting of an Officer of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonial’s) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform circa 1902 (R. J. Smith collection).



























































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King's Colonials Officer's Full Dress Tunic


King's Colonials Officer's Full Dress Tunic King's Colonials Officer's Full Dress Tunic
Figures 73 and 74: Photographs of the front and rear of an Officer’s Full Dress tunic of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonial’s) Imperial Yeomanry complete with brindle leather pouch belt and pouch, 1901-1904 originally on display at the National Army Museum, London. 

King's Colonials Other Ranks Full Dress 1901-04


Other Ranks wore a Boer War pattern, 50-round Mills equipment webbing bandolier diagonally across the left shoulder in place of the Officer’s pouch belts.

Non-Commissioned Officer’s (NCO's) chevrons were of gold lace on a scarlet cloth backing.  Khaki skill-at-arms badges were worn on the left cuff on scarlet cloth backings. The overalls had a double scarlet cloth stripe running down the outer seam for Officers and a single scarlet cloth stripe for Other Ranks.

The regimental badges and buttons of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry are described in detail in  additional sections.  The rank and trade badges are, however, described in the current section as part of the description of the uniforms of the Regiment.

Figure 76: Photograph of a Trooper of ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform mounting guard whilst on annual summer camp in Sidcup, London in 1902.  He is wearing cloth leggings and is equipped with a Boer War pattern, 50-round Mills equipment webbing bandolier and a .303 Small Magazine Lee Enfield Mark 1 rifle. The King’s Colonials headdress and collar badges are described in the relevant sections.  

Figure 77: Photograph of Trooper (Private) Angel of ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform (Review Order 1901-1904) with cloak, gloves and whip circa 1903.  Private Angel is wearing three headdress badges and first pattern collar badges of the King’s Colonials as described in  the King's Colonials badge sections (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 78: General Trotter inspects the Ranks of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonial’s) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform on Horse Guards Parade on the 27th April 1902 (R. J. Smith collection).

King's Colonials Other Ranks Full Dress part 2


Figures 79 and 80:  Paintings of the front and rear of a Trooper of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform circa 1902 (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 81: A Corporal and Trooper of 'B' Squadron (British American) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform at annual camp in 1902 (R. J. Smith collection with photograph taken by Harry Payne).

King's Colonials Undress Uniform 1901-04


The Undress uniform of the King’s Colonials Officers and Other Ranks was as per the Full Dress uniform except worn with a flat, broad khaki forage cap with three scarlet welts, khaki peak with no piping and a tan strap.  This uniform was also worn as Walking Out Order with the addition of a cape, tan gloves and a whip.  The King’s Colonials were one of the first regiments to be equipped with the khaki forage caps which became widespread throughout the British Army from about 1906.  The forage caps were often worn with a white oilskin cover to protect the top of the cap from finger marks and foul weather.

Figure 82: Photograph of an Officer’s first pattern forage cap in khaki with three scarlet welts, khaki peak and tan strap circa 1903.

 Figure 83:  Photograph of Corporal Herbert Harris Shaw of ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Undress uniform showing the khaki forage cap with ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge and first pattern Regimental collar badges circa 1905 (Peter Nemaric collection). 

Figure 84:  Photograph of a mounted Sergeant Herbert MacIntosh of the 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry circa 1904.  He is wearing Undress uniform with the Second Pattern forage cap in khaki with a white cap cover and has a ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) arm badge above his gold rank chevrons and is wearing first pattern Regimental collar badges. He is equipped with the standard cavalry and yeomanry .303 Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) Mark 1 rifle. His actual tunic complete with New Zealand collar badges, overalls and gaiters is shown in Figures 97-108.  

King's Colonials Service Dress 1901-04


King's Colonials Service Dress 1901-04 King's Colonials Service Dress 1901-04
The Service Dress uniform worn by the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry from 1901-1904 was of a plain regular cavalry pattern khaki tunic with a stand-and-fall (Prussian) collar and overalls for Officers and Other Ranks.   In Officers Service Dress only the Sam Browne belts were worn with the whistle attached to the shoulder brace.  The distinctive scarlet cap lines worn by all ranks in Full Dress were dispensed with.  From 1901 to 1904 a plain khaki peaked cap was worn with three scarlet welts. Other Ranks wore webbing bandoliers without cartridge covers.  Service Dress was first introduced into the British Army in 1902 and became largely universal from 1903.

From 1904, a new khaki Service Dress was adopted with a second pattern, scarlet and khaki peaked cap.  

Figure 85:  A group from the 1st or 2nd Troop (British African) and 3rd Troop (New Zealand) of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry circa 1904.  They are wearing the Service Dress uniform with the second pattern khaki forage cap.  The Officer of the 3rd Troop in the centre of the front row is wearing  his Undress uniform with the Australasian Squadron headdress badge.  To his immediate left is the Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant wearing a Second Pattern Regimental pattern headdress badge.  The Squadron Sergeant Major of the 1st or 2nd Troop with the ‘D’ Squadron (British African) headdress badge is at the very left of the front row. Sergeant MacIntosh is seated second from the right-hand end in the front row. Several of the Other Ranks are equipped with Boer War pattern, 50-round Mills equipment webbing bandoliers.  

Figure 86: Comparison of the King's Colonials tunic and headdress for a Private, Full Dress 1902 (left panel) and Service Dress 1904 (right panel) (D. J. Knight and R. J. Smith. The Uniforms of the Imperial Yeomanry 1901-1908. The Military Historical Society, Arrow Press, London, 2009).

King's Colonials Mess Dress 1901-04


King's Colonials Mess Dress 1901-04 King's Colonials Mess Dress 1901-04
King's Colonials Mess Dress

Officer’s Mess Dress was of a dark blue jacket with a ribbed scarlet silk rolled collar. Further information as to the lapel badges worn on Mess Dress which differ from the small gilt Regimental badges is provided in the collar badge section. The cuffs were round unlike the pointed cuffs of Full Dress and in a further change from Full Dress had four rather than five stripes of ¾ inch scarlet cloth of equal length without buttons. Shoulder straps were in blue cloth with a single stripe again of ¾ inch scarlet cloth down the centre. Badges of rank were in gold. The jacket was worn with a white Marcella waistcoat and shirt with a black bow tie. The overalls were blue with double stripes in scarlet cloth complimented by black Wellington boots (not tan as with Full Dress) and dress spurs.

Figure 88: King’s Colonials Officer’s Mess Dress 1902-05 (Reproduced with permission of Griff Morgan-Jones).

Other Ranks Mess Dress consisted of a khaki jacket with scarlet silk roll collar upon which was worn a variation of the Regimental badge in gilt (see collar badge section). The cuffs were khaki and pointed with four stripes (unlike the five for Full Dress and Undress) of ¾ inch scarlet cloth without buttons and followed the shape of the cuff. The waistcoat was khaki with three small gilt buttons (see button section) was worn over a white shirt with a black bow tie. The Mess Dress uniform was completed with khaki overalls and black Wellington boots again not tan with Full Dress.

King Edward's Horse Mess Dress

Officer’s Mess Dress was of a dark blue jacket with a ribbed scarlet silk rolled collar.  Additional sections provide more information as to the lapel badges worn on Mess Dress which were gilt collar badges.  The cuffs were round unlike the pointed cuffs of Full Dress and in a further change from Full Dress had four rather than five stripes of ¾ inch scarlet cloth of equal length without buttons.  Shoulder straps were in blue cloth with a single stripe again of ¾ inch scarlet cloth down the centre.  Badges of rank were in gold.  The jacket was worn with a white Marcella waistcoat and shirt with a black bow tie.  The overalls were blue with double stripes in scarlet cloth complimented by black Wellington boots (not tan as with Full Dress) and dress spurs.  

Figure 89: Officers and Other Ranks Mess Dress Uniforms of King Edward’s Horse 1910-24 (Reproduced with permission of Griff Morgan-Jones). 

Other Ranks Mess Dress consisted of a khaki jacket with scarlet silk roll collar upon which was worn a variation of the Regimental collar badge in gilded metal. The cuffs were khaki and pointed with four stripes (unlike the five for Full Dress and Undress) of ¾ inch scarlet cloth without buttons and followed the shape of the cuff. The waistcoat was khaki with three small gilt buttons was worn over a white shirt with a black bow tie. The Mess Dress uniform was completed with khaki overalls and black Wellington boots again not tan with Full Dress.

King's Colonials Full Dress 1905-10


King's Colonials Full Dress 1905-10 King's Colonials Full Dress 1905-10
In 1905, the regimental title was simplified to the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry and a less flamboyant Second Pattern of headdress known as the ‘Sombrero hat’ was introduced for the Full Dress uniform.  The Sombrero hat had a significantly reduced crown now in proportion and was a light shade of drab felt with a wide brim bound with drab silk.  The brim was curled around the edge sweeping up on the left side.  A scarlet silk puggaree made up of three deep folds was worn around the base.  A plume socket on the left side brim held a plume of long black cock’s feathers which swept down to the wearer’s left shoulder bersaglieri fashion.  The plume of black cock’s feathers was longer for Officer’s relative to that of the Other Ranks.  The cap lines disappeared and all bar one of the headdress badges was dispensed with as detailed in a later section.  Officer's swords were now carried on parade in a steel scabbard from leather slings beneath the tunic.  

Figure 91:  Photograph showing the simplified Second Pattern headdress being worn as part of the Full Dress uniform by an Officer and Other Ranks of ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry circa 1905-06.  The Officer and Other Ranks are wearing ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) headdress and collar badges (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 92:  Photograph showing the Second Pattern headdress being worn as part of the Full Dress uniform of a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (standing far left), NCOs and Other Ranks of the 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ (South African) Squadron of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry circa 1905-06. The Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant is wearing a Second Pattern Regimental headdress badge and the Other Ranks are wearing New Zealand headdress and matching collar badges.   The two trumpeters seated in the front row are both wearing cloth trumpeter arm badges on the left upper sleeve (shown in Denis Edwards and David Langley: British Army Proficiency Badges. The Sherwood Press, Nottingham, 1984 as 156A).  The corporal trumpeter on the left is wearing his cloth trumpeter arm badge above his two rank chevrons.  The Senior NCOs are carrying swords and the Other Ranks are wearing Boer War period, 50-round Mills equipment webbing bandoliers (David Stewart collection).



King's Colonials Full Dress 1905-10


King's Colonials Full Dress 1905-10 King's Colonials Full Dress 1905-10
Figure 94:  Portrait photograph of Trooper in 'B' Squadron (British American) of the King's Colonials wearing his Full Dress uniform complete with second pattern headdress, gloves and cloak circa 1905-10.  His 'B" Squadron (British American) beaver and maple leaf collar badge can be clearly seen as is the top of the matching headdress badge.  He is wearing the early pattern webbing bandolier.

Figure 95:  Drawing of the tunic and headdress for the Full Dress uniform of a Private of the King's Colonials, 1905-10 of the New Zealand Troop (D. J. Knight and R. J. Smith. The Uniforms of the Imperial Yeomanry 1901-1908. The Military Historical Society, Arrow Press, London, 2009).

King's Colonials Full Dress Tunic


The tunic depicted here bears a label with the name MacIntosh written upon it with a D for 'D' Squadron and SMS for Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant signifying that it belonged to Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant (SQMS) Herbert MacIntosh of the 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry.  The tunic was acquired in New Zealand together with several copies of The King Edwards Horse Senior and Junior Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletins in which SQMS MacIntosh had underlined his name in the list of members.  This style of tunic does not bear breast pockets and buttons.

The manufacturers label sewn into the King’s Colonials’ Service Dress overalls was that of Hobson and Sons of London. Hobson and Sons are still in business today in Golden Grove, London and were a preferred manufacturer of Officer’s and Other Rank’s British and Colonial regimental and ceremonial, uniforms and buttons. It is noted that the uniforms of the Australian Contingent attending the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902 were also manufactured by Hobson and Sons. There may have been other manufacturers of the uniforms of the King’s Colonials which is certainly true for the buttons on their tunics.

The King's Colonials uniform shown was originally accompanied by a New Zealand Squadron water bottle with felt cover and leather strap. The felt cover was marked on the front with 'KC 57' (which may well be Serjeant MacIntosh's Regimental Number) and the top of metal stopper marked 'NZ'.

Figures 97 and 98: The front and rear of the Full Dress tunic worn by Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant MacIntosh of the 3rd New Zealand troop of ‘D’ Squadron (South African), 4th County of London (King’s Colonial’s) Imperial Yeomanry, circa 1905-06.  The tunic was made by Hobson and Sons, London and bears the name MacIntosh on the inside rear of the collar.  

Figure 99:  Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant Herbert MacIntosh of the 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry.  He is wearing his Full Dress tunic (shown in the photographs which follow) and Second Pattern, Sombrero hat (without the plume of cock’s feathers) bearing the New Zealand headdress badge, khaki overalls and tan wrist gloves and leather gaiters.  This photograph was taken after his visit to England in 1939 (The King Edwards Horse Senior and Junior Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. 15: 22, 1948).   

King's Colonials Full Dress Collar


Figures 100-102:  Close-up of the scarlet double striped collar with New Zealand Squadron collar badges of the Full Dress tunic and service overalls with owners name on the label from the tunic circa 1905-06. 

King's Colonials Full Dress Detail


Figures 103-105:  Close-ups of the shoulder scales and cuff detail of the Full Dress tunic and manufacturers label from the inside lining of the overalls circa 1905-06.  The Crossed Rifles badge is a proficiency badge for musketry worn by Sergeants and is referenced as 23A in Denis Edwards and David Langley's: British Army Proficiency Badges, The Sherwood Press Nottingham, 1984.  

King's Colonials Full Dress Leathers


Figures 106-108:  Pair of tan, wrist riding gloves (made by Dent, England) and brown brindle leather leggings and cuffs worn together with the Full Dress uniform circa 1905-06.  

King's Colonials Undress Uniform 1905-10


King's Colonials Undress Uniform 1905-10
The Undress uniform of the Officers of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry was a Second Pattern, peaked blue cloth forage cap with a scarlet band bearing a gilt Regimental badge, scarlet piping around the crown seam and black patent leather peak and chin strap held in place with two gilt Regimental pattern buttons.  Plain blue trousers with turn-ups and black ankle boots completed the Officer’s Undress uniform.   Field Officers had a gold embroidered edge to the peak of the forage cap; a blue serge coat with optional shoulder chains with four patch pockets, five gilt buttons to the front, one on each breast pocket and two buttons on each cuff.  Some of these uniform details can be distinguished on the Field Officer on the left in the second row.

Figure 109:  Photograph of a group of Officers of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry in Undress uniform with the Second Pattern Forage Cap in blue cloth and a black peak with and without a white cap cover circa 1906.   Field Officer’s with gold embroidered peaks to their forage caps and wearing frock coats are on the far left and right in the second row.  The ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Officer seated front right is wearing a ‘C’ Squadron headdress badge and his rank chevrons on his sleeve of his Service Dress uniform (R. J. Smith collection).

The Undress uniform of the Other Ranks of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry was as per the Full Dress uniform except that a khaki forage cap with scarlet band but no piping and a dark brown leather peak and chin strap with brass buttons and a brass Regimental pattern badge.  A khaki cloak was worn when walking out and tan leather gloves and a whip were carried.

King's Colonials Caricuture


The public interest in the King’s Colonials was considerable thanks to their prominence in many parades and ceremonial occasions coupled with the richness of their Full Dress and Undress uniforms.  These two postcards illustrate how the uniforms and demeanour of the King’s Colonials was expressed in caricature.

Figure 112:  Postcard of a caricature of a King’s Colonial circa 1906.

Figures 113-114:  Front and reverse of a postcard depicting a tongue in cheek caricature of a King’s Colonial posted in 1910.  The sender writes ‘of course no one suggests you look like this’.  

King's Colonials Service Dress 1905-10


The Officers and Other Ranks of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry wore the standard British Army Service Dress khaki tunic with a stand-and-fall collar with or without shoulder chains from about 1904 (Figures 116--121).  Regulation Service Dress replaced both Full Dress and Undress uniforms for the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry from about 1907 when it became standard uniform for the cavalry and yeomanry.   The Officers rank was displayed on the cuff from 1907/08. 

Figure 115:  Mounted Troopers of the Australian, British African and New Zealand Troops of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry wearing a mixture of standard British Army Service Dress tunics and Undress tunics at signal training probably at annual camp circa 1908.   The Sergeant is wearing a standard British Army Service Dress tunic with ‘C’ Squadron headdress and matching collar badges (Iain Davidson collection).
 
Figure 116: A photograph of the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (left, front row) wearing a Second Pattern Regimental headdress badge, the Squadron Sergeant Major (left, rear row) wearing the ‘D’ Squadron (British African) headdress badge, Sergeant MacIntosh (right, rear row) and a Corporal ( right, front row) of the 3rd Troop (New Zealand) of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) wearing Australasian headdress badges of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry wearing standard British Army Service Dress tunics, overalls and the first pattern khaki forage caps circa 1904. The Officer of the 3rd Troop, ‘D’ Squadron (British African) (middle, rear row) is wearing Undress uniform with the Australasian headdress badge. Sergeant MacIntosh is equipped with a Boer War period, 50-round Mills equipment webbing bandolier and puttees.
 
Figure 117:  A photograph of Private Sydney Harris (sitting) and fellow Troopers of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) during the annual camp of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry wearing different styles of unofficial Undress uniform headdress and Boer War period, 50-round Mills equipment webbing bandolier circa 1905.  Private Harris and the Trooper on the far right are wearing a distinctive New Zealand ‘Lemon-Squeezer’ headdress and the Trooper second from right is wearing his Full Dress Sombrero hat with the brim turned up to one side and without the plume of cock’s feathers (Carole McEntee-Taylor. From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyer: The Five Wars of Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris. London: Pen and Sword, 2015).
 
 

King's Colonials Service Dress 1905-10 cont.


King's Colonials Service Dress 1905-10 cont. King's Colonials Service Dress 1905-10 cont.
A group photograph at annual camp circa 1905-10 of 'D' Squadron (British African) of the King's Colonials wearing Service Dress.  The Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant is wearing his crown above the four Quartermaster chevrons on both lower sleeves.  He wears the Regimental badge in his cap unlike the majority of the Other Ranks wearing Squadron headdress badges and Squadron collar badges. Shoulder chains and titles are not being worn in this group photograph.  

Figure 118:  A group photograph at annual camp circa 1905-10 of 'D' Squadron (British African) of the King's Colonials wearing Service Dress.

Figure 119: A close up from the group photograph (Figure 118) of the Service Dress uniform of the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant. 

King's Colonials Service Dress Tunic 1905-10


Figures 121-122: A King's Colonials Service Dress tunic for the New Zealand Troop of 'D' Squadron (British African) circa 1905-1910.  The tunic has New Zealand fern brass collar badges, King's Colonials brass buttons, a scarlet King’s Crown at the top of the right sleeve for a Squadron Sergeant Major with a pair of holes in the tunic through which a New Zealand NCO's arm badge would have been attached, and a scarlet woven marksman badge at the bottom of the left cuff. The shoulders are fitted with thin scarlet cord straps (Photographs courtesy of Medallion Militaria). 

Figure 123: Postcard taken by J. T. Newman, a Berkhamsted photographer depicting members of 'A' (British Asian) Squadron of the King's Colonials at lunch at the Fox and Hounds Inn, Bourne End, Hertfordshire, posted in 1908.  At the time the Inn was owned by a Corporal B. Ball of the King's Colonials. (The Fox and Hounds Inn was first licensed in 1863 and was demolished some time after 1940.  The Bourne End area is now designated as being in Bedfordshire).  They are wearing Service Dress uniforms and the thin (scarlet) cord straps are clearly visible. The Officer (with pouch belt) standing on the left is wearing a New Zealand headdress badge whereas the others are all wearing British Asian headdress badges and matching collar badges. The seated figure to the immediate left of this Officer is wearing an 'A' (British Asian) Squadron headdress badge as an NCO's arm badge. Colonel Lionel James is seated with his back to the camera and is wearing a field service cap.  The Other Ranks are all wearing bandoliers. 

King’s Colonials Bandsman's Uniform 1901-10


The Regiment's Military Band’s First Pattern felt hat worn with the Full Dress uniform differed from that of the regular 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry felt hat in that its plume had a white base and it carried a gilt lyre badge below the Regimental badge to the front and turned up side of the headdress.
 
Figure 124:  Trumpet Major Peter Anderson, Bandmaster of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform circa 1902 (R. J. Smith collection).
 
Figure 125:  Trumpet Major Peter Anderson, Bandmaster leading the band of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform at Horse Guards Parade on April 27th 1902 (R. J. Smith collection).


Sergeant Henry C. Bottle, a clarinetist in the military band of the King Edward’s Horse describes the uniform in Number 32 of The King Edward’s Horse Old Comrades Association Bulletin: Cap - Brown with a red band; Jacket – Brown, small gilt buttons, heavy red braid epaulettes and red braid cords with two-pointed gilt metal tabs at end; Belt (Lancer waist belt in King Edwards Horse colours – King Edward VII racing colours); Overalls – Brown with double red stripes; Boots – Black wellingtons inside overalls.  The Undress uniform khaki forage cap again differed from that worn by the regular 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry by having a scarlet top of the crown and was worn with a gilt lyre badge to the front.

Figure 126:  Band of the King’ Colonials led by Trumpet Major Peter Anderson, Bandmaster (second from left) in Undress uniform 1902 (Navy and Army Illustrated. London: Elliot & Fry, Volume XIV: Number 274, 147-148, May 3rd 1902).

King’s Colonials Bandsman's Uniform part 2


Figure 127:  Band of the King’ Colonials led by Trumpet Major Peter Anderson, Bandmaster (second from left) in Undress uniform circa 1903 (R. J. Smith collection).
 
Figure 128:  Painting of a Bandsman of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Undress uniform circa 1902-05, note the scarlet top of the crown of the cap (R. J. Smith collection).


Figure 129: Cover page of the original music of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry march signed by the composer, Archibald Evans in 1902.  Mr Evan's was the conductor of the orchestra at Frascatti's Restaurant in London.  Colonel Fortescue when he took command changed the regimental march to Elgar's "Land of Hope and Glory' with Bandmaster Anderson arranging the hymn in band parts.

King Edward's Horse Officer's Full Dress Uniform 1910-14


The Officers and Other Ranks Full Dress uniform (except for the headdress and collar badges and buttons remained unchanged in 1910 when the regimental title changed to King Edward’s Horse.  In 1913, a girdle of gold lancer pattern was introduced for Officer’s Full Dress with two crimson silk outer horizontal stripes and Other Rank’s Full Dress made of web striped ¼” inch yellow, ½ inch in red, 1 inch khaki, ½ inch red and ¼ inch in yellow.
 
Figure 130:  Painting of an Officer of the King Edward’s Horse in Full Dress uniform circa 1913 (R. J. Smith collection).
 
Figure 131: Painting by R. J. Marion of an Officer of the King Edward’s Horse in Full Dress uniform circa 1913 (R. J. Smith collection).


Figure 132: An Officer's Full Dress tunic of the King Edward’s Horse complete with girdle as described above in Full Dress uniform circa 1913.

King Edward's Horse Other Rank's Full Dress Uniform 1910-14


King Edward's Horse Other Rank's  Full Dress Uniform 1910-14 King Edward's Horse Other Rank's  Full Dress Uniform 1910-14
Figure 133:  Private Brazil W. La Nauze of the King Edward’s Horse in Full Dress uniform circa 1910-14 (R. C. Whittock: The Military Historical Society, XVII: 61-65, 1967).  Private La Nauze is wearing the Sombrero hat with King Edward's Horse headdress badge and 'B' Squadron (British American) collar badges.  The khaki girdle with two red stripes and narrow yellow edging was introduced to Other Ranks in 1913 having been introduced to the bandsman's uniform earlier.     

Figure 134: Regimental Sergeant Major Daniel Fegan in Full Dress uniform of ‘B’ Squadron, King Edward’s Horse circa 1911 (Copyright Imperial War Museum Q 69197).  He is wearing the Sombrero hat with the brim partially turned up with a sweeping plume of cock’s feathers with the Regimental badge in the pagri and ‘B’ Squadron (British American) collar badges of the King’s Colonials.  


King’s Edward’s Horse Undress Uniform 1910-14


The Officers and Other Ranks Undress uniform of King Edward's Horse was as per that of the King’s Colonials (1905-10) except with new Regimental badges and buttons were worn with the forage cap and tunic.  

Figure 136: Photograph of an unnamed Permanent Staff Instructor, Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), King Edward’s Horse in Undress uniform with a forage cap with a tan leather peak circa 1912.  He is wearing ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) collar badges, a King Edward’s Horse headdress badge and a bullion crown denoting his rank above a further King Edward’s Horse badge worn above his rank chevrons.  He is wearing a five bar Queen's South Africa medal, a two bar King's South Africa medal and an Army Long Service and Good Conduct medal which was awarded to Regular Force non-commissioned officers and men who had completed eighteen years of irreproachable service.  

Figure 137: Painting of a Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM) of the King Edward’s Horse in Undress uniform based upon the photograph in Figure 136 circa 1912. The SSM in the painting unlike in the photograph is wearing the Lancer style girdle and has an Efficiency star above his right sleeve cuff denoting that he has attended a sufficient number of drills, parades and an annual camp over four years (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 138: Postcard photograph of (left to right): Permanent Staff Instructor, Squadron Sergeant Major (as per Figures 137-138); an as yet unidentified Captain (three pips on his sleeve rank panel); Lieutenant George Gray Russell (later Major Russell who commanded 'A' Squadron of King Edward's Horse.  He was born in New Zealand and came to England in 1902 to study at Oxford University where he joined the King's Colonials. He appears on the 1910 Officers Nominal Roll as a Second Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain on the 5 November 1912.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Mentioned in Dispatches three times and died on the 7 August 1965). Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant Frederick Willet Skepelhorn (born 1873 and served in the Boer War with 10th Hussars and after service in King Edward's Horse he was promoted to Second Lieutenant with the Army Service Corps and died in 1930) with Queen's South Africa and King's South Africa medal ribbon bars and an embroidered crown above four inverted chevrons on both sleeves. Serjeant Tiplady 'A' Squadron with a Queen's South Africa medal (?) with multiple bars and 'A' Squadron King's Colonial collar badges. The postcard dates to between 1912 and August 1914.  






 

King Edward's Horse Undress Tunic 1910-14 Part 1


King Edward's Horse Undress Tunic 1910-14 Part 1 King Edward's Horse Undress Tunic 1910-14 Part 1
Figure 139:  The Undress uniform tunic of a Sergeant of the King Edward’s Horse with Lancer pattern girdle shown draped over the shoulder.  Noted on the tunic are a khaki proficiency trade badge of a harness makers above a King Edward’s Horse arm badge above gold rank chevrons, a pair of ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges and brass King Edward’s Horse tunic buttons.  The medal ribbons denotes that the wearer had served in the Great War and were awarded the 1915 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal (Electronic auction site image).

Figure 140:  The Undress uniform tunic of a Sergeant of the King Edward’s Horse with a khaki proficiency trade badge of a harness makers above a King Edward’s Horse arm badge above gold rank chevrons, a pair of ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges and gilding metal King Edward’s Horse tunic buttons circa 1910-14 (Peter Nemaric collection).   The harness maker's badge was originally to distinguish the trade of a collar maker but was more broadly used over time for saddle maker,  saddletree maker and harness maker and is referenced as 3A in Denis Edwards's and David Langley's: British Army Proficiency Badges. The Sherwood Press Nottingham, 1984.   

King Edward's Horse Undress Tunic 1910-14 Part 2


King Edward's Horse Undress Tunic 1910-14 Part 2 King Edward's Horse Undress Tunic 1910-14 Part 2

Figure 142: Close-up of the collar detail of the Undress tunic of a Sergeant of the King Edward’s Horse circa 1914 showing the Hobson and Sons, London manufacturers label and pair of ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges (Peter Nemaric collection).
 
Figure 143:  Close-up of the cuff detail with scarlet stripes and piping of the Undress uniform tunic of a Sergeant of the King Edward’s Horse showing the gilding metal King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks cuff buttons (Peter Nemaric collection).

King Edward's Horse Service Dress Tunic 1914-18


The Officer's of the King Edward's Horse wore a standard tunic with brass KEH buttons instead of bronzed OSD buttons with Sam Browne belt and cloth rank badges (single crown of a Major) on the shoulder lapels.  The tunic shown in Figures 144a-c is of a Staff Officer with red gorget patches to the front lapels of the tunic.

Figures 144a-c.  Staff Officer's (Major) Service Dress tunic 1914-18 (courtesy of Victor Taboika).

King Edward’s Horse Service Dress 1910-19


The Service Dress of the King Edward’s Horse remained unchanged from 1910 through to the disbandment of the Regiment in 1924.  This uniform for both Officers and Other Ranks was of standard cavalry pattern of khaki forage cap, tunic and overalls. Shoulder chains were dispensed with for Service Dress.

Officers carried the 1908 pattern cavalry Mark 1 sword and Other Ranks were equipped with .303 SMLE Mark 1 rifles and 1903 pattern, Mounted Infantry leather 50 round bandoliers. The leather bandolier was 50 inches long and 3.25 inches wide and held 50 .303 cartridges. It was made up of four sections each x 10 cartridges, plus one section x 6 cartridges and one section x four cartridges. Towards mobilisation for war in 1914 all ranks were equipped with swords.

Figure 145:  A Trooper of King Edward’s Horse in Service Dress uniform with his partner circa 1914 with 1903-pattern, Mounted Infantry leather 50 round .303 bandolier and King Edward’s Horse Regimental headdress badge.  
 
Figure 146: An Officer, Serjeant Sid Bromfield, another NCOs and a number of Other Ranks of King Edward’s Horse in Service Dress circa 1914. They are equipped with 1903 pattern, Mounted Infantry leather 50 round .303 bandoliers and are wearing King Edward’s Horse headdress badges. The Other Ranks are wearing white lanyards over their right shoulders.  Sergeant Bromfield is in the middle of the rear row and is wearing a signalers qualification badge above his rank chevrons and ‘B’ Squadron (British American) collar badges denoting his proud service in the former King’s Colonials. 
 
Figure 147:  Serjeant Sid Bromfield and four Other Ranks of King Edward’s Horse in Service Dress circa 1913. They are equipped with 1903 pattern, Mounted Infantry leather 50 round .303 bandoliers and are wearing King Edward’s Horse headdress badges.  Serjeant Bromfield is wearing ‘B’ Squadron (British American) collar badges which as noted above denotes his proud service in the former King’s Colonials

King Edward's Horse Service Dress part 2


Figure 148: A panel of a stereoscopic postcard of the mounted section of King Edward’s Horse wearing Service Dress equipped with 1908 pattern cavalry Mark 1 swords and 1903-pattern, Mounted Infantry leather 50 round .303 bandoliers for their .303 SMLE Mark 1 rifles and wear white lanyards around their left shoulders circa 1914.   
 
Figure 149: A staged photograph of signal training of Sergeant Sid Bromfield and several Other Ranks of King Edward’s Horse in Service Dress circa 1912-13.  Sergeant Bromfield also appears in Figure 146 in which he is wearing his signalers' proficiency badge above his rank chevrons and under 'B' in the Nominal Roll section.  
 
Figure 150: Postcard of the Galloping Section of 2nd Troop, ‘C’ Squadron, (1st) King Edward’s Horse in Service Dress dated to the rear 12 January 1919. The Sergeant (second from the left, front row) and a Private (third from the left, second row) are wearing Military Medal ribbons and the Sergeant (second from the right, front row) is wearing possibly a gallantry ribbon together with several pre-Great War service medal ribbons and three service chevrons for three years overseas service on his right lower sleeve.   The 1914/1915 Star medal ribbons were first issued in December 1918 and so it is possible he is wearing one of these.  The other medal ribbons for the Great War, the British War medal and Victory medal were not issued until 1919-1920.  The Trooper (right hand end, front row) is wearing a brass wound stripe on his left outer forearm.  Note that white lanyards are no longer being worn with Service Dress uniforms. 

Additional King Edward's Horse Service Dress Photographs


Additional King Edward's Horse Service Dress Photographs Additional King Edward's Horse Service Dress Photographs
Figure 151: Private Reginald G. Wallis, Regimental Number 573, 'A' Squadron, King Edward’s Horse shown on his mount somewhere in France circa 1915-1919. Note the 1908 cavalry Mark 1 sword.  On the back of the postcard Private Wallis has written that he is a patient at Curragh Barracks where the Reserve Squadron was stationed.

Figure 152:  Group photograph of men of King Edward's Horse in Service Dress circa 1914 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947).

King Edward's Horse Bandsman's Tunic


The King Edward's Horse bandsman's tunic was of khaki cloth with scarlet mohair lace to the collar and cuffs as per the Full Dress tunic of the Officer's and Other Ranks (Figures 154-155).  A distinctive feature of the bandsman's tunic was the broad scarlet shoulder cords with the left adorned with a scarlet aiguillette, terminating with metal tangs.  A pair of King Edward's Horse Regimental collar badges and King Edward's Horse brass buttons are shown on the tunic. The trousers bore a double vertical scarlet stripe.  The cap (Figure 156) bears the additional scarlet line to the crown that set it apart from the regular King Edward's Horse service cap as was the case with the King's Colonials Service Dress cap.  The cap badge worn in the cap was the Saxon Crown First pattern headdress badge.

Figure 154: The King Edward's Horse bandsman's tunic circa 1910-14 (Photographs courtesy Stephen Bosley, Bosley's auction catalogue, lot number 865, March 2008).

The band of the King Edward’s Horse as again described by Sergeant Bottle comprised 26 members: Bandmaster, eight Clarinettists, four Cornets, French Horn, Eb Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Euphonium, Saxophone, two tenor Trombones, one Bass Trombone, Bombardon, Bass Drum, Side Drum and Cymbals.

The band of King Edward’s Horse was led by Quarter Master Serjeant Major Frederic Willet Skepelhorn in 1914.

Figures 155-156: The King Edward's Horse bandsman's trousers and Service Dress cap circa 1913 (Photographs courtesy Victor Taboika).

2nd King Edward's Horse Officer's Uniform


The Officers and Other Ranks of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse wore standard cavalry pattern khaki Service uniforms with and without shoulder chains and Undress khaki uniforms.  Khaki forage caps were worn with a 2nd King Edward’s Horse Regimental headdress badge.  Box spurs and puttees were worn by Other Ranks.  As a war-raised unit, the Service Dress uniform of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse was all that was functionally required.  The Service Dress uniform was not distinct from that of the Full Dress uniform.  There are no records of Mess Dress for the 2nd King Edward’s Horse.

Figure 160: Group photograph of the senior Officer's of Reserve Squadron of the 2nd King Edward's Horse at Kilkenny Barracks circa 1917.  A number of the Officer's are wearing shoulder chains. Brevet Colonel Harry Newman Morgan Thoyts (often mis-spelled as Thoytes), late 8th Hussars, who assumed command of the Reserve Squadron, 2nd KEH (and simultaneously Officer in Command of Kilkenny Barracks), 17/3/1917 is in the centre of the front row.  He was still in command at Kilkenny when the Lord Lieutenant, Sir John French, visited Kilkenny, 18-20/1/1919.  He is noteworthy for being the second most senior member on the sensationalised court martial of Captain J. C. Bowen-Colthurst in June 1916 for the murder of Francis Sheehy Skeffington and two others during the Easter Rebellion.  Brevet Colonel Thoyts's father was Colonel Newman Burfoot Thoyts (died 20/9/1918), The Mythe House, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire; his brother - Major Francis Gordon Grant Thoyts, 1st Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry, Died of Wounds as a German POW, 26/8/1914 (Photograph and information from the Great War Forum).

Figure 161: The Officer on the left is Lieutenant Arthur Vincent Piggott, 2nd King Edward's Horse with Captain Joseph P. T. Mackesy, of 5th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers at Kilkenny Barracks in 1917. Captain Mackesy had been recruiting officer for Waterford District from at least September 1913 thru April 1914, and took over duties as recruiting officer for Kilkenny District (in Kilkenny Barracks) as of at least late August 1914, and remained there until invalided out of the Army, 5/3/1918, due to ill-health and granted rank as honorary Major. He was from Carmel, Tramore, Co. Waterford, but the family owned over 1000 acres in South Kilkenny, and Joseph was an alumnus of Kilkenny College. Father - Dr. G.I. Mackesy, JP,  of Lady Lane, Waterford (died September 1917) (Photograph and information Great War Forum).

Figure 162: Group photograph of the Officer's of Reserve Squadron of the 2nd King Edward's Horse including Lieutenant Arthur Vincent Piggott (left in the rear row) at Kilkenny Barracks circa 1917 (Photograph and information Great War Forum).

2nd King Edward's Horse Uniform


Figure 163: A photograph of a Trooper of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in Service Dress with shoulder chains and cloth leggings on his wedding day circa 1915.   He is wearing a 2nd King Edward’s Horse headdress badge (Peter Nemaric collection).

Figure 164: A photograph of Troopers Ford, Poulain, Saunders and an un-named Trooper (left to right) of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in Service Dress. They are wearing shoulder chains, white lanyards around their left shoulders, cloth leggings and 1903 pattern leather webbing. They are wearing 2nd King Edward’s Horse headdress badges and shoulder titles. Trooper Ford is wearing a good conduct stripe on his left forearm (Simon Jervis collection).
 

Figure 165: Un-named Private of 2nd King Edward's Horse in Service Dress.

Badge Manufacture


The headdress badges of the King’s Colonials and later as King Edward’s Horse (the ‘Regiment’) have been extensively copied.  The Regiment was a volunteer unit and the uniforms, headdress and collar badges were all privately purchased and are of a superior quality and finish.  Copies of the Regimental headdress badges although generally of an inferior quality and finish can be difficult to distinguish from an original badge without experience.  This is especially the case when looking at badges offered for sale on the internet where the images may not show the fine details particularly well.  There is no real substitute for having the actual badge in your hand for close-up examination under a magnifying loop.  To date the Regiment’s collar badges and shoulder titles do not appear to have been copied.  All the examples of collar badges and shoulder titles examined to date have been of a high quality and lacking imperfections in their finish and loop attachment that commonly occur when badges are copied.  Anecdotally, the collar badges and shoulder titles unlike headdress badges are much harder to find being offered for sale, consistent with them not having been copied.  Purchasing headdress badges of the Regiment without provenance and/or from other than a reputable dealer without close inspection is not recommended unless you are buying a copy knowing it is a copy perhaps to use as a representative gap filler.

A significant problem with authenticating headdress badges to the Regiment is to determine what are correct reference sets of genuine badges to compare them with.  It is possible that pattern cards exist (or existed) for the badges of the Regiment. Figure 166 shows a collection of the Regiment’s headdress and collar badges from the J. R. Gaunt & Son Ltd Pattern book circa 1904 on a red background.  This set was sold a number of years ago by John Burridge Military Antiques, Australia.  These headdress badges have a distinctive gilt finish and are Officer’s badges except for the later King Edward’s Horse headdress badge (bottom left hand corner) which was worn by Other Ranks.  The collar badge in the top left hand is also an Officer’s gilt badge whereas the collar badge towards the centre is gilding metal and is assumed to be an Other Rank’s collar badge.  This set was originally sold at auction in the United Kingdom in 2011 by auctioneers Dixon Noonan Webb.

Figure 166: A collection of King’s Colonials and King Edward’s Horse headdress and collar badges from the J. R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. Pattern book on a red background (Photograph courtesy of John Burridge Military Antiques, Australia).

A collection of the Regiment’s headdress and collar badges and shoulder titles was donated by R. C. Whittock to the National Army Museum (Figure 167) and were described in an article by him (R. C. Whittock: The Military Historical Society, XVII: 61-65, 1967).  These badges also have a distinct gilt finish or yellow brass finish.

Figure 167: A collection of King’s Colonials and King Edward’s Horse headdress, collar badges and shoulder titles donated by R. C. Whittock to the National Army Museum on a black background (Photograph courtesy of Griff Morgan-Jones).

Several of the King’s Colonials headdress and collar badges in the authors collection were part of a display set of badges manufactured but not marked by Firmin of London. To date the only other maker ascribed, genuine Regimental headdress or collar badges that have been noted are the first pattern King Edward’s Horse headdress badge (annotated as number 14) made by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths and Co. London in the collection of W. Y. Carman (a respected author and authority on British badges and military uniforms), illustrated in Figure 168 and the King Edward's Horse Officers round pattern headdress badge in bronze shown in Figures marked with Jennens & Co London. Given that the Regiment was predominantly based in London in addition to Firmin; and Goldsmiths and Silversmiths it is likely that the suppliers of their badges may include J. R. Gaunt & Son; Bent & Parker and Jennens & Co.

Figure 168:  The W. Y. Carman collection of King’s Colonials and King Edward’s Horse headdress and collar badges with the annotations of R. J. Smith (R. J. Smith collection).

Identification


Identification Identification
One of the most extensive collections of Australian military badges was amassed by Bob Gray from 1927 and donated to the Army Museum of South Australia in the 1980s.  This collection contained several King’s Colonials and later King Edward’s Horse headdress and collar badges, a shoulder title and buttons.      

Figure 169: The Bob Gray collection of King’s Colonials and King Edward’s Horse headdress and collar badges, shoulder titles and buttons (Photograph courtesy of a Sydney collector). 

The determination that a King’s Colonials headdress badge is genuine example requires a thorough examination of the badge.  The characteristics that can be used to help determine if a King’s Colonials headdress badge is genuine or a copy are the metal finish of the badge; the sharpness of the badge details; the type and position of the fastening loops; the appearance of the solder used to braze the loops to the rear of the badge; and the size and weight of the badge.  The key characteristic is the relative sharpness of the finely detailed features on the badge.  The sizes and weights of badges are not stated in this analysis as to retain key information which may otherwise allow for more accurate copying of badges.  It should not be understated that these characteristics are only a guide and are by no means definitive or exhaustive.

The headdress and collar badges of the King’s Colonials were manufactured by either die-striking sheet brass using male (rear side) and female (front side) dies or by die-casting with a single female die.  Die-struck badges have detail present on both the front and rear surfaces of the badge whereas die-cast badges have detail only on the front of the badge with a semi-flat or flat back.

Copies of the headdress badges of the King’s Colonials have been made using the genuine manufacturing dies or copies of them.  A female die for the Australasian Squadron headdress badge (see later section) was noted as having sold on an electronic auction site and this die was marked with the badge maker’s name of Lambourne Birmingham.

Figure 170: Copy of an Australasian Squadron badge (left) produced from a copy of a female manufacturing die marked Lambourne Birmingham (right) sold on an electronic auction site. 

This is a spurious mark as badge making dies were not maker marked.  Over time the surface of the dies becomes worn through continued striking and so copy badge have less well-defined lines and blurred edges to the detailed features on the badges on both die-struck and die-cast copies.  Some die-struck copies lack the voids present on genuine badges to the extent that some of the poorest copies have no voids at all.

As was the practice with many other Regiments, Officer’s badges and buttons of the King’s Colonials have a gilt (gold wash) finish whereas Other Ranks were manufactured in brass or gilding metal.  Other Rank’s headdress and collar badges of the King’s Colonials were initially made using yellow-brass replaced over time with gilding metal.  Yellow-brass is the term used to describe badges made with 67% copper and 33% zinc.  Gilding metal was defined in the British Army Dress Regulations of 1904 as being eight parts copper to one part zinc (War Office: Dress Regulations for the Officers of the Army (Including the Militia). London: HMSO, 1904. Gilt badges are a rich golden colour whereas gilding metal badges are a duller gold colour.

The identification of headdress badges is based upon the use of Arthur L. Kipling and Hugh L. King’s ‘Headdress Badges of the British Army. Volume I; up to the end of the Great War’ (Frederick Muller Ltd., London, 1978) and follows the numbering system commonly attributed to them for example as KK xxxx.  Collar badges are referenced against Colin Churchill and Ray Westlake’s ‘British Army Collar Badges’ (London: Arms & Armour Press Limited, 1986) and similarly follows their numbering system as Churchill and Westlake Ref No xxx. Shoulder titles are referenced against Ray Westlake’s ‘Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles’ (London: Leo Cooper, 1969) as Westlake Ref No xxx. Buttons are referenced against Howard Ripley’s ‘Buttons of the British Army, 1855-1970: An illustrated guide for collectors’ (London: Arms & Armour Press, 1979) and Howard Ripley's and Denis Darmanin’s ‘Yeomanry Buttons 1830-2000’ (The Military History Society Special Number 2005) as Ripley and Darmanin Ref No xxx.

As a unit, the King’s Colonials did not see service in the Second Boer War, however, most references on military badge dealer sites refer to their headdress badges as being Boer War slouch hat badges.  The Colonial unit links to the Boer War provide a misleading connotation.

Authentication


One of the key considerations with determining whether a King’s Colonial headdress badge is genuine or not is in relation to what type of loops it has.  The loops used to fasten the King’s Colonials badges to the uniform on genuine badges were made of copper wire and were brazed onto the back of the badge by hand.  These loops have a shank with an end which has the same or only marginally greater, cross-sectional area as the shank itself.

Figure 172 shows a selection of different loops used in the manufacture of badges by J. R. Gaunt & Sons in London from a salesman’s catalogue circa 1904 (Rob Miller: British and Commonwealth Badge Forum).  Several of these loops have small feet and several have no feet at all.  Copies of King’s Colonials headdress badges that have been made from the genuine dies have been finished off by brazing on loops with a different shape than the genuine loops. The loops on copy badges (Figure 173) have a broader base with a larger contact area on the rear of the badge as compared with genuine loops (Figure 174).  The loops on copies are often referred to as being footed.  The issue of knowing what is a genuine badge to use as a reference again comes into play. However, the King’s Colonials collar badges have not been copied to date and the loops on these badges were produced in the same period as would genuine headdress badges.  Close examination of thirty or so King’s Colonials collar badges reveals that none have broad-footed loops.   The conclusion which can be drawn from this is that genuine King’s Colonial headdress badges should lack broad-footed loops.

The positioning of the loops on King’s Colonials badges is another area of consideration as to this being a key feature in authenticating a badge as being genuine.  In this text in some cases, the rear of genuine badges is not shown nor is the positioning of the loops disclosed so as not to aid badges being copied and passed off as genuine examples.

The brazing solder on genuine badges was of the same basic composition of the badge with yellow-brass on earlier badges and gilding metal on later badges.  This is because the solder was made from the trimmings, filing or saw dust produced during the manufacture of badges from sheet brass.  The solder was sparingly applied to genuine badges but sufficient to hide any trace of the base of the loop.  On copy badges the solder rarely covers the footed loop especially those with more pronounced broad feet. The types of loops and solder used on genuine headdress badges is difficult to fully validate given the inherent difficulty in authenticating a genuine headdress badge as a reference.  However, the type of loop and solder used on collar badges which have not been copied serve as a surrogate for the headdress badges.  Hence, the photographs and images of King’s Colonials headdress and collar badges which follow generally include an angled view of the rear of the badge to more clearly show the loops and brazing solder.      

Figure 172: Selection of different loops used in the manufacture of badges by J. R. Gaunt & Sons in London from a salesman’s catalogue circa 1904-08 (Rob Miller: British and Commonwealth Badge Forum).  
 
Figures 173 and 174: Close-up of a footed loops (copy badge) and non-footed loops (genuine badge). 

 
Contemporary photographs serve as a guide as to what was worn and when provided of course the photographs themselves are or can be dated.  However, the quality of the strike and details of the loop positions on badges cannot be determined from photographs of them being worn unless it is an exceptionally high resolution close up portrait photograph.
 

Headdress Badges on the First Pattern Hat


The 1901-05 King’s Colonials Full Dress felt hat shown in Figures 175-177 was unique in bearing three badges: a first pattern Regimental badge (KK 1370) on the front crown of the hat, below that a second pattern Regimental badge (KK 1371) or a unique Squadron badge (KK 1372-1376) and a second pattern Regimental badge (KK 1371) worn on the side of the hat.  This combination of badges would have been worn in gilt for Officers and in gilding metal for Other Ranks.  An exception to this was that the Bandmaster and members of the band wore a gilt lyre badge in place of both second pattern Regimental badges as noted by Hook and Knight (Journal of the Military Historical Society, 251:70-78, 2018).  

Figures 175-176: Close-up photographs of the first pattern Regimental headdress badge (KK 1370) above the second pattern Regimental headdress badge (KK 1376) with additional second pattern Regimental badge on the upturned side brim on the first pattern King’s Colonials Full Dress Officers felt hat, circa 1903. 

This array of badges can be fully appreciated by examining Figure 177 which is a colour photograph of the bush hat (less plume) worn by King George V’s (Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment) in 1911. This bush hat is adorned with three gilt badges; a first pattern Regimental badge and two second pattern Regimental badges. This combination of badges would have been worn by Officers of the Regimental (Headquarters) staff.

Squadron headdress badges were worn by both Officers and Other Ranks of the Squadrons.
 
Figure 177:  The bush hat worn by King George V adorned with three King’s Colonials headdress badges circa 1911 © National Army Museum, Accession Number, NAM. 1963-05-3-1.

First Pattern Regimental Headdress Badge - Genuine


The first pattern Regimental headdress badge is in the form of the complete arms of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (St Edward's Crown) above his motto Ich Dien (I serve), above a title scroll reading "The King’s Colonials" (KK 1370) in gilt for Officers and gilding metal for Other Ranks.  This badge was only worn at the top of the first pattern Regimental felt hat from 1902-1904.  An interesting observation about this badge is that it is adorned with St Edward's Crown and motto which is appropriate as the Prince of Wales was the Honorary Colonel  of the King's Colonials, however, several badge reference sources incorrectly describe it as being the Queen Victoria Crown and hence the wrong period for a post-1902 badge.  

A genuine example of the first pattern Regimental headdress badge (KK 1370) is shown in Figures 178-179. It is a die-struck Officer’s headdress badge in gilt with copper loops positioned east-west without broad feet (Figure 180). The badge retains a fair amount of its genuine gilt finish and it is a very crisp strike with sharp details to all the features with no blurring of the margins of the garter strap letters.

Figures 178-180: A genuine first pattern Regimental King’s Colonials Officer’s headdress badge in gilt with non-footed loops (KK 1370) worn 1902-1904.  

First Pattern Regimental Headdress Badge - Copy


Figures 181-183: A copy of the first pattern Regimental King’s Colonials headdress badge in gilding metal and bearing footed loops (KK 1370). 

Additional copies are noted with a non-voided final curl of the unicorn’s tail.

First Pattern Regimental Headdress Badges - Genuine versus a Copy


First Pattern Regimental Headdress Badges - Genuine versus a Copy First Pattern Regimental Headdress Badges - Genuine versus a Copy
A characteristic feature of a genuine King’s Colonial first pattern Regimental Officer’s or Other Rank’s headdress badge is that they have a complete void between the unicorn’s back and tail.  This complete void can be seen in the comparison of a close-up images (Figures 184 and 185) of the genuine badge shown in Figures 178-180 and a copy in Figure 181-183.  The complete void is also clearly visible in the photograph of the badge in KK 1370 and in the collections shown in Figures 166-169.  A genuine badge is illustrated in Kipling and King and John Gaylor's Military Badge Collecting' (Pen and Sword Books, London, 1971) but a copy with the incomplete void is shown in Peter D. Athawes's 'Yeomanry Wars - The History of the Yeomanry, Volunteer and Volunteer Association Cavalry: A Civilian Tradition from 1794', (Scottish Cultural Press, Aberdeen, 1994).

Figures 184 and 185: Close-up of the non-voided and voided areas between the body and tail of the unicorn of a genuine (from Figure 178) and a copy (Figure 181) first pattern Regimental King’s Colonials headdress badge (KK 1370).  The superior quality of the strike of the genuine badge as compared with the copy is apparent from the sharp definition of the lines across the lion’s chest and in the links of the chain.

There are clear differences in size and weight between genuine and copies of the first pattern Regimental King’s Colonial headdress badge. White metal versions of the first pattern Regimental headdress badge and all of the other King’s Colonials headdress badges are known copies.

The first pattern Regimental headdress badge was only worn in the period 1901-05 on the first pattern Full Dress felt hat and the newly introduced khaki Service Dress cap. The first pattern Regimental headdress badge was superseded in 1905 with the introduction of replacement forms of headdress, a second pattern Full Dress bush hat and the Service Dress cap.  The badges on these forms of headdress were either the second Regimental pattern headdress badge for Regimental Officers and Squadron headdress badges for the Officers and Other Ranks of the Squadrons.  

The first pattern Regimental headdress badge at least in numerical terms would be expected to be the least abundant given the short date range it was worn together with the limited numbers of Regimental Officers who would have worn it.

Second Pattern Regimental Headdress Badge


The second pattern Regimental headdress badge bears the 'KC' cypher surmounted by Prince of Wales’s plumes and coronet all resting on a tri-part scroll inscribed “Regi Adsumus Coloni” (Colonials venturing for the King) (KK 1371). This badge was worn beneath the first pattern Regimental badge on the front and the turned-up, left brim of the first pattern Full Dress felt hat by Officer’s of the Regimental Headquarters staff from 1901 to 1905.  It was also worn on the front of the Undress uniform first pattern forage cap from 1901 to 1905 by Officers of the Regimental Headquarters staff as shown in Figure 187.  

Figure 187: Close-up image from the group photograph in Figure 85 of the second pattern, Regimental headdress badge (KK 1371) being worn on the Undress peaked cap with matching collar badges by the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant of the King’s Colonials circa 1905 (Peter Nemaric collection).

From 1905, the second pattern Regimental headdress badge was worn on the turned-up side of the second pattern Full Dress bush hat and on the front of the Undress second pattern peaked service cap by Officers of the Regimental Headquarters Staff. In 1909-10, when the Squadron badges were abandoned as the Dominion associations and designations were lost (as noted in the section on the Regimental history), they were said to have been replaced by the second pattern Regimental headdress badge (KK 1371) on the Full Dress bush hat and Undress peaked service cap. The photographic evidence, however, supports that the Squadron badges were worn up until the Regiment became the King Edward's Horse in 1910 and King Edward's Horse headdress badges were worn from that time onward.

Kipling and King state that the second pattern Regimental badge (KK 1371) was made in gilt, bronze, and gilding-metal and in two sizes. The reference to two sizes is of interest. Kipling and King noted that the second pattern Regimental badge worn on the upturned side of the Full Dress headdress was smaller than the one worn on the front of the headdress and that this smaller version of the badge was worn on the front of the Undress forage and peaked caps. To date, no examples of different sizes of genuine examples of this badge have been identified. The Officer's pouch badge is, however, a small version of this badge as can be seen in Figure 332 and it could have been this smaller sized badge which Kipling and King were referring to.

Second pattern Regimental badges are generally found in gilt for Officer’s and gilding metal for Other Rank’s. Figures 188-189 show four different examples of the second pattern Regimental Officer's headdress badge. A genuine second pattern Regimental Officer’s headdress badge in die-cast bronze was for wear with Officer's Service Dress and is shown as the left hand badge at the end of the row of in Figures 188-189. It has three blades/tangs, one placed vertically behind the centre of the Prince of Wales’s plumes and the other two positioned east-west at the ends of the Regimental motto scroll consistent with the loop positions on a genuine gilding metal Officer's and Other Ranks headdress badges. Contemporary photographs of these badges being worn do not show darkened badges as would have been observed if the badges were bronzed. Bronzed collar badges are known from the Colin Churchill collection (see later section) and these were thought to be for Officer’s Service Dress but again no photographic evidence of them being worn has been identified. I have only seen one other bronzed version of this badge which was sold at auction in the UK in a lot of other King's Colonials headdress badges. The majority of these badges were Squadron badges as was a First pattern Regimental Badge that was with them. The bronzed badge had loops and as to whether it was a genuine example is difficult to say without handling it.

The headdress badges second from the left in Figures 188-189 is also fitted with blades, in this case four. The next two badges are die cast with a semi-flat back and die cast with a flat back. They each have three gilt loops which lack feet. The badge third from the left with semi-flat back and pinched loops was from an original display set made by Firmin of London. The badge to its right with the flat back is presumably from another manufacturer. 


Second Pattern Regimental Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Genuine


Two die-struck example of the King’s Colonials second pattern Regimental Other Ranks headdress badges (KK 1371) are shown in Figures 196-198. These badges are genuine examples of the headdress badge worn by Other Ranks of the Regimental Staff in gilding metal with three copper loops positioned as per the Officer’s headdress badges. The loops lack feet and the badges are a fine strike to the front and rear with the motto lettering sharp and crisp.  The lettering is narrower on one of the badges which is a variation between manufacturers.

Figures 196-198: Two genuine second pattern Regimental King’s Colonial headdress badges (KK 1371) worn by Other Ranks of the Regimental Staff in die struck, gilding metal with three copper loops.  

Second Pattern Regimental Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copies


Two copies of the King’s Colonials second pattern Regimental Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1371) are shown in Figures 199-200. Interestingly, one copy has three non-footed loops positioned as per a genuine example. The other copy has only two lower loops which are positioned east-west and lacks the third loop normally positioned behind the Prince of Wales' feathers. Both badges are a poor strike relative to a genuine badge lacking the detail especially with the lettering of the motto.  Another characteristic of poorer copies of this badge are the quality of the void at the base of the Prince of Wales feathers with voided/cut away area between the feather quills being irregular in shape and instead of being between the quills on the genuine example it cuts into the quills on poor copies.

Figures 199-200:  Two copies of the second pattern Other Ranks Regimental King’s Colonial headdress badge (KK 1371) in die struck, gilding metal with two and three loops.

Examination of a considerable number of genuine examples and copies of the second pattern Regimental headdress badge has established that the quality of the strike is a reliable characteristic to consider in authenticating these badges. Notwithstanding this there are clear differences between genuine and copies of the second pattern Regimental Other Ranks headdress badges in terms of weight, size and in some cases the number and positioning of the loops or sliders. Many copies have broad footed loops as an obvious characteristic of a poor copy.

A further gilding metal copy the King’s Colonials second pattern Regimental headdress badge (KK 1371) is shown in Figure 201. This copy has a slider fitted to the rear behind the Prince of Wales' feathers. Sliders were not fitted to any genuine King's Colonials headdress badges.

Figure 201:  Rear view of a copy of the second pattern Other Ranks Regimental King’s Colonial headdress badge (KK 1371) in die struck, gilding metal fitted with slider. 

Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Bullion Headdress Badge


Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Bullion Headdress Badge Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Bullion Headdress Badge
Shown in Figure 205 is a second pattern, Staff Officer’s Regimental King’s Colonials embroidered regimental badge in gold on a scarlet ground with garter-blue scrolls.  This badge was worn from 1904-1910 on the Sombrero hat as shown in Figure 206. There is some mothing to the red felt of this badge.  The wearing of bullion badges for yeomanry regiments of the Edwardian period is well documented.  

Figure 205:  An example of a genuine embroidered second pattern, Staff Officer’s Regimental King’s Colonial headdress badge (in the style of KK 1371).
 

Figure 206:  Photograph of the embroidered second pattern, Staff Officer’s Regimental King’s Colonial headdress badge (in the style of KK 1371) on the second pattern Sombrero hat (Noted and also pictured in Keith Hook and David Knight: The Badges, Titles and Buttons of King Edward’s Horse. Journal of the Military Historical Society. 251:70-78, 2018). 

Background


Background Background
On the hat-band of the first pattern, tall-felt hat introduced in 1901 and worn until 1905, all Squadron members wore a distinctive Squadron headdress badge. These are perhaps best appreciated in Figure 143 which is a plate from The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin from 1948.  This plate illustrates the headdress badges of the Squadrons as: ‘A’ (British Asian) elephant; ‘B’ Squadron (British American) beaver; ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) kangaroo which is the later headdress badge replacing the first pattern Australasian kangaroo and New Zealand fern badge when it was a combined Australian and New Zealand Squadron; and the ‘D’ Squadron (British African) headdress badge and later fern badge of the 3rd New Zealand Troop of ‘D’ Squadron.  These Squadron headdress badges are covered in more detail in a later section.  The Squadron badges were on the front of the second pattern Regimental Full Dress Sombrero hat from 1905-1910.  They were also worn on the Undress uniform first and second pattern cap from 1901-1910.

Figure 208:  Plate illustrating the Squadron badges of the King's Colonials and regimental badge of King Edward's Horse from The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades' Association Bulletin. Number 15: 1948.
 
The King’s Colonials group photograph (Figure 209) shows five of the different Squadron headdress badges being worn, many with matching pairs of collar badges. All the headdress and collar badges in this photograph appear to be gilt or yellow-brass. Close-up images of this group photograph have been used to illustrate each set of Squadron headdress and collar badges unless otherwise indicated.

The King’s Colonials Squadron headdress and collar badges are arguably among some of the most iconic and emblematic badges worn within the British Dominions.  The choice of native animals as icons of the senior members of the Dominions was fitting as the members of the King’s Colonials were recruited from Dominion residents in Great Britain amidst the patriotic fervour evoked by the Second Boer War.
 
Figure 209:  A group of Officers and Other Ranks from all of the different Squadrons of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry showing the second pattern Forage Cap in khaki with a white cap cover circa 1906-07.  The Officer, second from left in the middle row is denoted as a Field Officer as he bears gold braid to the peak of his forage cap.  Captain Sir Hamar Greenwood (later Viscount Greenwood), ‘B’ Squadron (British American) is third from the left in the rear row holding a cane (Peter Nemaric collection).


British Asian Squadron Headdress Badge - Original


British Asian Squadron Headdress Badge - Original British Asian Squadron Headdress Badge - Original
The Squadron badges as described by Kipling & King with their badge reference number were as follows:

‘Depicted a large (Asian, short-eared) Elephant with a palm-tree background and a scroll at the base inscribed British Asian, the two words divided by a star and crescent.  In brass’ (KK 1373).

The ‘A’ Squadron headdress badge is shown being worn with matching collar badges in Figure 211.

Figure 211:  Close-up image of the ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1373) and matching collar badges being worn by Squadron Sergeant Major C. H. Crooke circa 1905-1909.

A photograph of the front of a genuine ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge is shown in Figure 212. This badge has loops which lack feet and they are uniquely positioned. This badge is made of yellow-brass and it is a die-struck with crisp detail on the front and back.
 
Figure 212:  A genuine ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1373) in gilding metal.

There are three distinct irregularly-shaped voids between the bottom of elephant’s stomach and the tops of the trees.  These three voids are often not present on poorer quality copies which have been incompletely struck from the old dies.  The lines on the elephant’s body and detailed folds where the ear meets the head are sharp and clearly defined on the genuine badge but are blurred and less-well defined on the copy in Figures 214-216 and on additional copies.  There are also a pair of curved skin folds on the left-hand side of the belly of the elephant on the genuine badge which are absent on the copies.  Poorer quality copies also do not have a distinct void between the elephant’s tail and its hindquarters. The stars at the ends of the scroll are also very distinct on genuine badges and are less angular on poorer quality copies.

British Asian Squadron Headdress Badge - Copy




A significant distinction between the genuine badge in Figure 212 and the copy in Figures 214-216 and on additional copies is the positioning of the loops. On this copy they are incorrectly positioned relative to genuine examples of this Squadron headdress badge. Although the loop represented in the single close up image lacks broad feet the furthest loop on the rear angular image has broad feet as do the majority of copies. Another readily identifiable feature on copies of the ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) headdress badge is that the tip of the elephant’s trunk is not voided where it curls back up towards the head. On the genuine badge in Figure 212 the trunk is voided.

Figures 214-216:  A copy of an ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1373) in gilding metal. 

The non-voided trunk, positioning of the loops and differences in the weight and sizes can all be used to differentiate between genuine and copies of the ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) headdress badge.


British Asian Squadron Headdress Badge - Additional Copy


British Asian Squadron Headdress Badge -  Additional Copy British Asian Squadron Headdress Badge -  Additional Copy
An additional copy shown in Figures 217-218 is marked to the rear as being silver, which it is not, and has blades as to suggest it is an Officer’s headdress badge.  
 
Figures 217-218:  An additional copy of an ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) headdress badge (KK 1373) in white metal and marked silver to the reverse and fitted with attaching blades.

An ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) headdress badge in white metal with east-west loops and a non-voided tail has also been noted.  It was sold as a commemorative badge and is also a copy.

British American Squadron Headdress Badge - genuine


British American Squadron Headdress Badge - genuine British American Squadron Headdress Badge - genuine
‘A beaver with a maple-leaf background and a scroll at the base British American. Officers and senior NCOs in gilt, Other Ranks’ in brass’ (KK 1374).

The ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Ranks’ headdress badge is shown being worn with matching collar badge(s) in Figure 220 and by several senior NCOs in Figure 221.

Figure 220: Close-up image of the ‘B’ Squadron (British American) headdress (KK 1374) and matching collar badge(s) circa 1905.  Taken from group photograph in Figure 209 (Peter Nemaric collection).

Figure 221: A group of King’s Colonials Regimental Staff Officers and ‘B’ (British American) Squadron Officers and senior NCOs circa wearing Undress uniforms with second pattern forage caps circa 1905-06.  The Officer second from the left in the second row is a Field Officer as he bears gold braid to the peak of his forage cap.  Regimental Sergeant Major Fegan is stood at the rear, second from the right wearing his Khedive Star and Egypt medals.  Sergeant Sydney Harris is seated at the front right. He and the Sergeant to his left are both wearing cloth marksman's badges on their lower left sleeve (Peter Nemaric collection).

British American Squadron Officer's Headdress Badge - genuine


British American Squadron Officer's Headdress Badge - genuine British American Squadron Officer's Headdress Badge - genuine
Figures 223-224 shows a genuine ‘B’ Squadron Officer’s headdress badge in semi die-cast gilt with three blades remaining from the two sets of attaching blades at the rear of the badge.  One set is located at the base of the maple leaf and the other at the ends of the title scroll. The edges of the maple leaves on this badge are sharp and finish at distinct points and the vein details are very crisp.
 
Figures 223-224:  A genuine example of a ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1374) in gilt with three of the four original blades to the rear. 

British American Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Genuine


British American Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Genuine British American Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Genuine
A genuine example of the ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Ranks headdress badge is shown in Figures 226-227.  This is a brass badge which has been modified to have a large rectangular belt or pouch fitting, made of brass, attached to the back of the badge.  The stumps of the genuine east-west loops are still clearly visible with a small footprint consistent with a loop which lacked broad feet.  The badge is a fine strike to the front and rear with the high points having been polished on this coppery-brass example.    
 
Figures 226-227:  A genuine example of a ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Ranks’  headdress badge (KK 1374) in brass modified with the addition of a pouch or belt fitting. The stumps of the genuine loops are still present in an east-west orientation.

British American Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


The 'B' Squadron (British American) Other Ranks' headdress badge in Figures 229-231 is an example of an additional copy badge with east-west positioned loops which lack feet.  It is made from darkened yellow-brass.
 
Figure 229-231:  A copy of a ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1374) in darkened brass with east-west loops without feet.

British American Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Additional Copy


Figures 232-234: Another copy of a ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1374) in toned brass with north-south loops with broad feet. 

Copies of the ‘B’ Squadron headdress badge have broader, less well-defined veins on the leaves which lack pointy finishes to the edges and loops with broad feet.  There are notable size differences between genuine and copies of the 'B' Squadron headdress badges.

Australasian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Genuine


‘A kangaroo on a rising-sun with a fern-leaf in the foreground and a scroll at the base inscribed Australasian.  In brass’ (KK 1376).

The ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge is shown being worn in Figure 235 which is a close-up image from the King’s Colonials group photograph. Several of these Squadron badges are also shown being worn in another group photograph of the King’s Colonials in Figure 116. In these photographs, the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge appears to be in yellow-brass or gilding metal.

Figure 235: Close-up image of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge (KK 1376) being worn circa 1905 from the group photograph in Figure 116.

The Australasian Squadron headdress badge was worn from 1901 and appears in several photographs of the King’s Colonials at that date.  There are notes in several publications as to this King’s Colonials badge being the first depiction of the rising sun motif on a badge associated with the Australian Military Forces. This is, however, not correct, as it has been established by Lieutenant Colonel Vernon that Lieutenant H.J. Cox Taylor was the first Staff Officer of the Australian Rifles in 1897 and he designed their badge and it used the rising sun as a backdrop to the crown to symbolise that ‘The Sun Rising Over the Crown of The Empire on Which It Never Sets’ (Sabretache: Journal of the Australian Military Historical Society, 7:21-23, October, 1959).  Lieutenant Cox Taylor subsequently submitted the rising sun and crown as a design of the badge for the newly formed Australian Commonwealth Horse in January 1902 following Australia’s Federation in 1901. The design was accepted and it once re-drawn it became the badge of the Australian Imperial Forces.

A genuine ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Other Ranks headdress badge is shown in Figures 236-237. This badge has very clear fine details to the front and rear (not shown) of the badge from a quality strike in yellow-brass and non-footed loops with brazing solder of the same tone as the rear of the badge.

Figures 236-237: A genuine ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Other Ranks' headdress badge (KK 1376) in gilding metal with east-west, non-footed loop(s). 

Australasian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


The first of three copies of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge is shown in Figures 238-240. Compared with the genuine badge in Figures 236-237, the copy badge in gilding metal lacks the fine lines on the sun’s rays and leaves.  The background of the Australasian scroll is seeded on the front but the seeding does not carry through in the striking to the rear of the badge.  The blackened brass headdress badge shown in Figures 241-243 is die struck and has footed loops in an east-west orientation.  This badge is also a copy.  An additional copy is shown in Figure 244-246 and this badge has north-south loops which interestingly lack feet.  The sun’s rays are quite flat in relief on this copy.

Figure 238-240: A copy of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1376) in gilding metal with east-west, footed-loops.

Australasian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Additional Copy


Figures 241-243: An additional copy of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Other Ranks' headdress badge (KK 1376) in darkened metal with footed, east-west loops. 

Australasian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Further Copy


Figures 244-246: A further copy of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1376) in brass with footed, north-south loops. 

Differentiating Genuine and Copies of the Australasian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge


Differentiating Genuine and Copies of the Australasian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge Differentiating Genuine and Copies of the Australasian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge
The ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge is one of the most difficult to authenticate among the King’s Colonials badges.  In the late 1970's copies of this badge first really became apparent to collectors in Australia mainly as a result of the increased numbers of examples appearing on dealer's mail order lists and at militaria shows.  An article by K.R. White from 1980 notes that copies of this badge were of a copper gold irregular colour relative to the light gold finish of die-struck genuine badges (Sabretache: Journal of the Australian Military Historical Society, 21 (3):14-15, July-September, 1980).  Although die-struck the copy in the article lacked the fine detail of the genuine and was of a different size.  

As with all King's Colonials headdress badges the quality of the strike is very good guide to whether the badge is genuine or not as is the position of the loops and their lack of feet. As noted on the first of three copies the lack of seeding is a characteristic of the badge not being genuine. Collectively these are important characteristics that can be used to help differentiate between a copy and a genuine ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge. However, the most readily identifiable and reliable feature on a genuine example are the fingers on the front paws of the kangaroo which can clearly be seen in Figure 247 (left image) as individual fingers versus the copy in Figure 248 (right image) with clubbed and indistinguishable fingers.

Figure 247, left image:  Close-up image of the fine detail of the fingers of the front paw of the kangaroo of the genuine 'C' Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge.

Figure 248, right image:  Close-up image of the lack of fine detail of the clubbed front paw of the kangaroo of the copy 'C' Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge.

British African Officer's Headdress Badge - Genuine


An ostrich with a background of mountains and a scroll at the base inscribed British African.  In gilt, bronze and brass finish (KK 1372).  This is a similar background design to the Australasian Squadron badge.

The headdress badge worn by ‘D’ Squadron (British African) is shown in the close-up image (Figure 250) taken from the group photograph of King’s Colonials (Figure 209).

Figure 250: Close-up image of the ‘D’ Squadron (British African) headdress badge (KK 1372) worn by the Squadron Sergeant Major.

The headdress badge shown in Figures 251-252 is a genuine Officer’s headdress badge from the Firmin display set. It is a die struck badge in rich gilt with loops also in gilt positioned east-west which lack feet.
 
Figures 251-252: Front and rear of a genuine ‘D’ Squadron (British African) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1372) in gilt. 

British African Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


The ‘D’ Squadron Other Ranks' headdress badge shown in Figures 253-255 is a copy.  The strike of the badge is relatively good with crisp detail, however, at least one of the loops has prominent feet.  

Figures 253-255: A copy of a ‘D’ Squadron (British African) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1372) in gilding metal with footed, east-west loops.

Copies of the 'D' Squadron headdress badge typically are a poor strike with a lack of the fine lines around the eye and neck.  The majority of copies have footed loops. There are notable differences in size and weight between original and copies.

New Zealand Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Genuine


‘E’ Squadron – (an entirely New Zealand Squadron).  A fern-leaf inscribed with the letters NZ.  In brass (KK 1377).

The silver fern headdress badge first appears in photographs of the Kings’ Colonials at their annual camp in St. Albans in the summer of 1904.  In 1903 an attempt to create an entirely New Zealand ‘E’ Squadron proved unsuccessful due to insufficient numbers of New Zealanders being recruited. By the summer of 1904, the New Zealanders constituted the 3rd Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African).  

The ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) Other Ranks gilding metal headdress badge is shown being worn in Figures 257-258.

Figure 256:  Close-up image of the ‘E’ (New Zealand) Squadron and later 3rd Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) headdress badge (KK 1377) being worn by a Trooper at annual camp in 1904. 

Figures 257-258 shows a genuine ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) Officer's headdress badge in gilt which is die struck and an Other Ranks’ headdress badge which is die struck in yellow-brass. There are prominent full stops after the letters N and Z and the veins on the silver fern leaf are sharp and crisp. The copper loops are positioned east-west and are lacking feet.

Figures 257-258: A genuine ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) and later 3rd Troop, ‘D’ Squadron (British African) Officer's gilt and Other Ranks gilding metal headdress badges (KK 1377) with east-west loops. 

New Zealand Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


A copy of the ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) headdress badge is shown in Figure 259-261.  This copy is a very good strike but has loops with broad feet.

Figures 259-261: A copy of an ‘E’ Squadron and later 3rd Troop, ‘D’ Squadron (Australasian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1377) in gilding metal with east-west loops.  

The ‘E’ Squadron headdress and collar badges are sometimes confused with several different patterns of fern leaf badges worn by New Zealand Volunteer Officers who formed part of the Second Boer War contingent and by New Zealand Permanent Staff.  These fern leaf badges have differently shaped leaf stems, dimensions, loop positions and some but not all patterns lack the full stops after the letters 'N' and 'Z '.  

Sydney Harris (shown in Figure ) who joined ‘B’ Squadron (British American or Canadian) in 1905 states that because there was no special Squadron for New Zealanders (from 1904) they could wear a fern badge to indicate their Nationality. New Zealand fern headdress and collar badges were worn by members of the 3rd Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African).


Australian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Genuine


A kangaroo on a scroll inscribed Australia.  In brass (KK 1375).

In 1903, upon formation of the ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand), ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) was left with an entirely Australian make-up.  It was re-named the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian).

The ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) headdress badge is shown being worn in Figure 262.
           
Figure 262: Close-up image of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) headdress (KK 1375) taken from the group photograph of mounted King’s Colonials (Figure 115) (Iain Davidson collection). 

Figures 263-264 show an example of a genuine Other Ranks’ headdress badge. The headdress badge is die struck in yellow-brass. This badge has copper loops which lack feet and are positioned north-south. The quality of the strike is very good with fine detail evident on the front and rear of the badge.

Figures 263-264: A genuine ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1375) in gilding metal with north-south loops. 

Australian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


The copy in Figures 265-267 has a coppery appearance and is a poor quality die-struck badge with north-south loops which are footed.  The loops are often positioned east-west on copy badges.
 
Figures 265-267: An example of a copy of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1375) in gilding metal with north-south loops. 

Differentiating between Genuine and Copy Australian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badges


Differentiating between Genuine and Copy Australian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badges Differentiating between Genuine and Copy Australian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badges
A comparison of the close-up of the head and jaw bones on the genuine badge shown in Figure 263 and the copy in Figure 265 shows them to be much broader on a genuine badge than on an example of a copy.  
   
Figure 268-269: Close-up of a genuine example (upper) and a copy (lower) of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1375).
 
In 1909, the term "Colony Squadrons" was abolished and consequently the wearing of Squadron headdress and collar badges was to be discontinued.   All ranks were now to wear the smaller King’s Colonials second pattern Regimental headdress badge (KK 1371) on the bush-hat and the newly introduced khaki service dress cap with matching second pattern Regimental collar badges.

First Pattern Regimental Other Ranks Collar Badge


From 1901 until 1905 the Other Ranks of the King’s Colonials wore a pair of first pattern, Regimental collar badge with the letters ‘KC’ inter-twined in gilding metal.  The collar badges were worn as a non-opposing pair as shown in Figure 271 a close-up of Corporal Shaw.  These collar badges are referenced by Churchill and Westlake as 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry first pattern in gilding metal (Churchill and Westlake  Ref No 114).  A stylised version is also depicted in a Gaunt catalogue of badges as shown in Figure 273.

Figure 271:  Close-up image of the first pattern Regimental Other Ranks collar badges of the King’s Colonials (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 114) being worn by Private Shaw circa 1905 (Peter Nemaric collection).

The collar badge shown in Figure 272 is die-cast gilding metal with a flat back and north-south loops.

Figure 272: Front image of a first pattern Regimental Other Ranks collar badge of the King’s Colonials (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 114) die-cast in gilding metal (Patrick Birley collection).

Figures 273: Photograph of a stylised first pattern Regimental Other Ranks collar badge of the King’s Colonials from a Gaunt catalogue circa 1902-1905.

First Pattern Regimental Staff Collar Badge


First Pattern Regimental Staff Collar Badge First Pattern Regimental Staff Collar Badge
In part of the Colin Churchill collection, sold by C & T Auctioneers in November 2015 there was a pair of inter-twined ‘KC’ ciphers in gilding metal with red backing cloths (Figures 274-275).  The red backing cloths were described as being a distinction of the collar badges worn by Regimental Staff.  It is difficult to determine with certainty from examining period photographs of the King's Colonials if the red backing cloths were actually worn by the Regimental Staff.  These collar badges would have been worn from 1901-1905.

Figures 274-275:  Front and rear images of a pair of first pattern Regimental Other Ranks collar badges with red backing cloths of the King’s Colonials Regimental Staff (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 114) in gilding metal (Images reproduced with kind permission C&T Auctioneers, United Kingdom).


Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Collar Badges


On formation in 1901 until 1910 the Officers of the King’s Colonials wore pairs of second pattern Regimental collar badges in gilt (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 115).  These collar badges are a smaller version of the second pattern, Regimental headdress badge (KK 1371) worn with the Officer’s Full Dress and Undress uniform. These collar badges bear the Prince of Wales feathers atop inter-twined the letters KC above the motto.

Figure 277: Close-up image of the second Regimental Pattern Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1371) and matching pair of collar badges from the group photograph in Figure 229.

These Officer’s gilt, collar badges are semi-die cast with a flat back apart from an indent at the bottom of the Regimental motto scroll.  One of collar badges has gilt loops and the other copper loops both positioned north-south.
 
Figures 278-279:  Font and rear images of a pair of second pattern Regimental Officer’s collar badges (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 115) semi-die cast in gilt.  

Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Collar Badges


The second pattern Regimental collar badges were also manufactured as die-struck badges in gilding metal as shown in Figures 280-281.  This pair have north-south copper loops.  Theses die-struck collar badges were worn by Other Ranks attached to the Regimental Headquarters from 1901-1910.
 
Figures 280-281: Pair of second pattern Regimental collar badges which are die struck in gilding metal (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 115) and worn by Other Ranks attached to the Regimental Staff. 

The second pattern Regimental collar badges were also worn by Officers of the Regimental Staff and those attached to the King’s Colonials Squadrons with a Squadron headdress badge on the Undress cap. In the group photograph of the King’s Colonials yeomanry (Figure 229), the Major is wearing a ’B’ Squadron (British American) headdress badge with second pattern Regimental collar badges in the close-up image in Figure 282.

Figure 282: Close-up image of the ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1374) with a pair of second pattern Regimental Officer's collar badges being worn circa 1905.

First and Second Pattern Regimental Collar Badges


The group photograph (Figure 283) of senior NCOs and an Officer shows both first and second pattern collar badges being worn.

Figure 283: The permanent staff of the King’s Colonials as of 19th April 1902 from left to right are Regimental Sergeant Major Fezan (former 4th Dragoon Guards), Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant Palmer (former 10th Hussars); Captain and Adjutant R. R. Thompson; and Squadron Sergeant Major Thompson (former 13th Hussars) (Navy and Army Illustrated. London: Elliot & Fry, Volume XIV: Number 274, 147-148, May 3rd 1902).  

In the Colin Churchill collection there was a single die-cast, flat backed, second pattern Regimental collar badges in bronze with north-south copper loops (Figures 284-285). No photographic evidence exists as to these bronzed collar badges being worn and it is likely they were intended for wear as part of the Officer’s Service Dress (OSD) uniform.

Figures 284-285:  Front and rear images of a second pattern Regimental Officer’s collar badge in bronze with a flat back (Images reproduced with kind permission C&T Auctioneers, United Kingdom).

Squadron Collar Badges


Squadron Collar Badges Squadron Collar Badges
From 1905 until 1910, perhaps as a result in the change in title from 4th County of London (King’s Colonial) Imperial Yeomanry to King’s Colonials, all the Squadrons (British African, British American, British Asian, Australian and for short period, New Zealand and then as a Troop of the British African Squadron) of the King’s Colonials wore matching pairs of collar badges of the same design as the Squadron headdress badges.  One of the first known dated photographs (Figure 286) of matching Squadron headdress and collar badges being worn is that of Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris taken in October 1905 upon his joining ‘B’ (British American) Squadron.

Figures 286-287:  Sergeant Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris upon joining ‘B’ Squadron (British American) taken in October 1905 with close-up image showing his ‘B’ Squadron (British American) headdress and matching collar badge(s) (Carole McEntee-Taylor: From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyer: The Five Wars of Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris. London: Pen and Sword, 2015).

The one notable exception to the wearing of matching collar badges was the Australasian Squadron. Photographs of Troopers of ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) do not show them to be wearing a collar badge modeled on the Australasian Squadron headdress badge (KK 1376). There has been no photographic evidence identified of Australasian collar badges being worn nor have any ever appeared on the market or in private or publicly available collections.  The Australasian headdress badges were either worn without collar badges or with the first pattern Regimental inter-twined KC collar badges or with Australian Squadron collar badges.

The Squadron collar badges were worn as facing pairs with the heads of the Australian kangaroo, Asian elephant, Canadian beaver and African ostrich all facing inwards.   The tips of the New Zealand Squadron fern on their collar badges face outwards.   The loops on genuine collar badges also lack broad feet.  From 1905 onward the first pattern Regimental collar badges worn by Other Ranks were replaced by Squadron collar badges of a similar pattern to the Squadron headdress badge.  The only exception to this is that the Other Ranks of the Australasian Squadron did not wear Australasian Squadron collar badges as none of these were ever produced.  The Officers continued to wear the second pattern Regimental collar badges.

'A' Squadron Collar Badges


The ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) collar badges are shown being worn with a matching headdress badge in Figure 289.  
 
Figure 289: Close-up image of the ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1374) with a matching pair of collar badges being worn circa 1905 from the group photograph in Figure 209 (Peter Nemaric collection).

A pair of 'A' Squadron (British Asian) collar badges are shown in Figures 290-291. They are die struck in gilding metal with copper loops positioned east-west. There is a continuous void between the elephant’s stomach and the tree tops. The curl of the elephant’s trunk is voided but the tail and hindquarters are not voided.

Figures 290-291:  Front and rear images of a pair of ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) collar badges (In the style of KK 1373) in gilding metal. 


'A' Squadron OSD Collar Badges


'A' Squadron OSD Collar Badges 'A' Squadron OSD Collar Badges
Again, in the Colin Churchill collection there was a die-struck ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) collar badge in bronze with east-west copper loops (Figures 292-293). Similarly, no photographic evidence exists as to these bronzed collar badges being worn and it is likely they were intended for wearing as Officer’s Service Dress.
 
Figures 292-293:  Front and rear images of a bronzed, ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Officer’s collar badge (Images reproduced with kind permission C&T Auctioneers, United Kingdom).

'B' Squadron Collar Badges


The ‘B’ Squadron (British American) collar badges are shown in Figure 295 being worn with a matching headdress badge.

Figure 295: Close-up image of the ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1374) with one of a matching pair of collar badges visible being worn circa 1905 from the group photograph in Figure 209 (Peter Nemaric collection).

The ‘B’ Squadron (British American) beaver collar badges are die-struck in gilding metal with copper loops positioned north-south (Figures 296-297).

Figures 296-297: A pair of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) collar badges (In the style of KK 1374) in gilding metal. 

'B' Squadron OSD Collar Badges


'B' Squadron OSD Collar Badges 'B' Squadron OSD Collar Badges
Again, in the Colin Churchill collection there was a die-struck ‘B’ Squadron (British American) collar badge in bronze with east-west copper loops (Figures 298-299).  Similarly, no photographic evidence exists of these bronzed collar badges being worn and it is likely they were intended for wearing as Officer’s Service Dress.
 
Figures 298-299:  Front and rear images of a bronzed ‘B’ Squadron (British American) collar badge (Images reproduced with kind permission C&T Auctioneers, United Kingdom).

'C' Squadron Collar Badges being worn


As noted previously, the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) of the King’s Colonials did not wear Australasian collar badges in the same style as the Squadron headdress badge (Figure 301). There is no photographic evidence of such collar badges having been worn nor have any been offered for sale or observed in either private or publicly-available collections.

Figure 301: Close-up image of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1376) being worn with a pair of Australian collar badges circa 1905 from the group photograph in Figure 209 (Peter Nemaric collection).

As can be seen in Figure 302, the pair of collar badges are not of the pattern of the Australasian headdress badge but are a pair of kangaroo collar badges. These kangaroo collar badges can be attributed to ‘C’ Squadron after it had become an entirely Australian Squadron in 1904 after the New Zealanders has left to temporarily form a separate ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand). The Australian kangaroo collar badges were then worn with the introduction of the ‘C’ (Australian) Squadron headdress badge in 1905 (Figure 303).

Figure 302: Close-up image of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1376) with a matching pair of collar badges circa 1905 (Iain Davidson collection). 

The front of a ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badge on a later King Edward’s Horse tunic (originally shown in Figure 142) is shown in Figure 303.

Figure 303:  A ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badge on a King Edward’s Horse tunic (In the style of KK1375) in gilding metal (Peter Nemaric collection).

'C' Squadron Collar Badges


'C' Squadron Collar Badges 'C' Squadron Collar Badges
The front and rear of a pair of ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges are shown in Figures 304-305.  This pair of collar badges are die-struck in yellow-brass.  The right-hand collar badge has had their genuine north-south loops removed and replaced with east-west positioned loops.  Examination of another pair of collar badges has determined that these additional collar badges also have north-south loops.  Like the other Squadron collar badges, the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges are a matching pair.  In the pair shown, the kangaroo on the left-hand collar badge has a straight tail as should the right-hand collar badge which has a tail which has been accidentally bent.

Among the King's Colonials collar badges the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges are the most difficult to come by in my experience.

Figures 304-305:  A pair of ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges (In the style of KK 1375) in gilding metal.

Unlike bronzed OSD versions of the 'A' Squadron (British Asian), 'B' Squadron (British American) and 'E' Squadron (New Zealand) collar badges, a bronzed OSD version of the 'C' Squadron (Australian) collar badges has not been noted.

'D' Squadron Collar Badges


The ‘D’ Squadron (British African) collar badges are shown being worn with a matching headdress badge in Figure 307.  

Figure 307: Close-up image of the ‘D’ (British African) Squadron Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1372) being worn with a pair of matching collar badges circa 1905 from the group photograph in Figure 118.

The pair of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) ostrich collar badges shown in Figures 308-309 are die-struck in gilding metal. They have copper loops which lack feet and are positioned east-west.

Figures 308-309:  A pair of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) collar badges (In the style of KK 1372) in gilding metal. 

Unlike bronzed OSD versions of the 'A' (British Asian), 'B' (British American) and 'E' (New Zealand) Squadron collar badges, a bronzed OSD version of the 'D' Squadron (British African) collar badges has not been noted.

'E' Squadron Collar Badges


The collar badges of ‘E’ Squadron (British African) and /or 3rd Troop (New Zealand), ‘D’ Squadron (South African) are shown being worn with a matching headdress badge in Figure 310.

Figure 310: Close-up image of the 3rd (New Zealand) Troop, ‘D’ Squadron headdress badge (KK 1377) being worn with a pair of matching collar badges circa 1905 from the group photograph in Figure 209 (Peter Nemaric collection). 

The 3rd Troop (New Zealand), ‘D’ Squadron collar badges were worn with the tips facing outwards. The pair of collar badges shown in Figures 311-312 are die-struck in gilding metal and have copper loops positioned east-west.
 
Figures 311-312:  A pair of ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) collar badges (in the style of KK 1377) in gilding metal. 

'E' Squadron Officer's Collar Badges


A striking fire-gilt ‘E’ Squadron collar badge is shown in Figures 313-314.  This is an Officer’s collar badge with its rich gilt finish.  The collar badge is die-cast badge with a flat back.

Figures 313-314:  An example of a genuine ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) collar badge (In the style of KK 1377) in fire-gilt (David Stewart collection). 

Interestingly in Figure 315, a close up of the photograph taken at annual camp in 1904 (Figure 85) shows one of the Troopers to be wearing a single New Zealand fern badge on his collar perhaps as a forerunner of the introduction of Squadron collar badges from 1905.
 
Figure 315:  A close-up image of the Trooper wearing a New Zealand fern leaf collar badge in the style of KK 1377.   

'E' Squadron Officer's OSD Collar Badges


 'E' Squadron Officer's OSD Collar Badges  'E' Squadron Officer's OSD Collar Badges
The Colin Churchill collection also contained an ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) die-cast collar badge with a flat back in bronze (Figures 316-317).   These bronze collar badges would follow the convention of Officer’s wearing Officers Service Dress post-1902 although again no photographic evidence of it being worn has been identified.

Figures 316-317:  Front and rear images of a bronzed, New Zealand second pattern Regimental Officer’s collar badge with a flat back shown with a die-struck, gilding metal example for comparison (Images reproduced with kind permission C&T Auctioneers, United Kingdom).

The Wearing of Collar Badges


The Wearing of Collar Badges The Wearing of Collar Badges
The wearing of Squadron collar badges continued beyond the change of title of the Regiment from King’s Colonials to King Edward’s Horse in 1910.  There are several photographs of members of the King Edward’s Horse wearing the former Squadron collar badges for example in Figure 319.  Additionally, the King Edward’s Horse tunic shown in Figure has a pair of the ‘C’ Squadron collar badges (KK 1376) with a King Edward’s Horse headdress badge as a NCO arm badge and KEH buttons.  

Figure 319: Close-up image of a Sergeant of King Edward’s Horse circa 1913 (from Figure 149) wearing the King Edward’s Horse headdress badge, King Edward’s Horse KEH/KODR shoulder titles and a pair of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Ranks collar badges of the King’s Colonials (KK 1374). 

Many of the photographs of the King’s Colonials in the period post-1905 show Troopers not to be wearing collar badges on their Service Dress tunics. The composite image shown in Figure 320 (from Figure 115) shows a Trooper of 'D' Squadron (British African), two Troopers of ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) and one Trooper from 3rd Troop (New Zealand) of 'D' Squadron. Only one of these Troopers, one of the two from 'C' Squadron is wearing his Squadron collar badges.

The wearing of collar badges on Service Dress by the King’s Colonials became optional around 1907.

Figure 320: Composite image of the ‘C’ (Australian) Squadron Other Ranks headdress badges (KK 1376) being worn with and without a matching pair of collar badges taken from the King’s Colonial mounted group photograph (Figure 115) circa 1905 (Iain Davidson collection).

NCO Arm Badges - 'A' Squadron


NCO Arm Badges - 'A' Squadron
The wearing of arm badges by some Squadron Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of the King’s Colonials in the same pattern as the Squadron headdress badges has not been previously documented.  These badges were worn from 1901-1910 and are clearly evident in the group photograph of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Officers and Senior NCOs circa 1905-06 (Figure 209).  A photograph of Squadron Sergeant Major C. H. Crooke shows the side profile of his 'elephant' arm badge being worn above his rank chevrons on his right arm (Figure 322).  He is wearing his Sergeant Major's crown above his arm badge.  

Figure 322: Squadron Sergeant Major C. H. Cooke of ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) wearing an 'A' Squadron (British Asian) headdress pattern badge above his rank chevrons circa 1905-09.  SSM Cooke is wearing the Egypt medal (1882-1889) with a single clasp (13 possible) and the Khedive's Star (1882-1891).

NCO Arm Badges - 'B' and 'C' Squadrons


A close-up image of the Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant and the Squadron Sergeant Major from the group photograph of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Officers and Senior NCOs circa 1905-06 (Figure 221) show arm badges being worn above the rank chevrons of their right sleeves (Figure 325).  The Squadron Sergeant Major wears his Sergeant Major's crown above his arm badge.  The front of these arm badges appears identical to the Squadron headdress badges.

Figure 325: Composite image of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Sergeant (left image) and Squadron Sergeant Major (right image) wearing 'B' Squadron (British American) headdress pattern badges above their rank chevrons as a Senior NCO arm badges taken from the group photograph in Figure 221 circa 1905-06 (Peter Nemaric collection).

Arm badges were also worn by some NCOs in 'C' Squadron (Australasian) as can be seen in the photograph of Sergeant MacIntosh in Figure 84. Close-up images (Figures 326-327) of this Squadron from a photograph at annual camp (Figure 43) shows that they were worn by the rank of Corporal and above.
 
Figures 326-327: Close up images of a ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Sergeant and Corporal at annual camp in 1903 (from Figure 43) wearing a 'C' Squadron (Australasian) Headdress pattern badge as an NCO’s arm badge above their rank chevrons.

Photographic evidence of an arm badge being worn by an NCO from 'A' Squadron (British African) has not been identified.

NCO Arm Badges - 'D' and 'E' Squadrons


The wearing of arm badges by NCOs of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) may be evident in Figure 328.
 
Figure 328: Photograph of a group of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) Troopers at annual camp in 1904 with two Sergeants wearing what appears to be 'D' Squadron (British African) headdress pattern badges above their rank chevrons as NCO's arm badges.  The shape of the badge looks slightly different on the angle of the photograph and it may be that these are trade badges and not NCO's' arm badges.  

Figures 329-330 show an NCO's arm badge of ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) on and when removed from the tunic of Sergeant MacIntosh.

The arm badge is die-struck gilding metal with non-footed loops.  It is of the same size as that of the headdress badge.    

Figures 329-330:  An NCO's arm badge of ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) from the tunic of Sergeant MacIntosh with broken leaf stem.

Photographic evidence of the ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) arm badge actually being worn by an NCO has not been identified.

Unlike other yeomanry or cavalry senior NCO arm badges it is interesting that the King’s Colonials wore an arm badge of the same size and pattern as the headdress badge.  It is also likely that these arm badges have the same fixing loops as the headdress badge.  The tradition of cavalry and yeomanry senior NCOs wearing arm badges above or on their rank chevrons started in the late 19th century and is carried on today (Linaker, David and Dine, Gordon: Cavalry Warrant Officers And Non-Commissioned Officers Arm Badges. Military Historical Society, London 1997).

Officer's Pouch and Belt Badges


The close-up image (Figure 331) of Captain Hamar Greenwood of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) shows him wearing a pouch belt with a second pattern Regimental pouch belt badge (in the style of KK 1371) between the lion’s head holder with three chains and a whistle.
 
Figure 331: Close-up image of the pouch belt badge worn by Captain Hamar Greenwood (later Viscount Greenwood) of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) circa 1907.  His ‘B’ Squadron (British American) headdress (KK 1374) and matching collar badges can clearly be seen (Worthpoint Image).

The Officer’s and senior NCOs pouch belt, pouch and fittings are detailed in Figure 332. The second pattern Regimental pouch belt badge was finished in gilt and was attached using three screw posts. An example is shown in Figure 333. The Officer’s and senior NCO’s pouch itself bore a smaller size second pattern Regimental pouch badge (in the style of KK 1371) in gilt again attached using three screw posts. Most pouch badges are attached through the leather using screw posts as is the later King Edward's Horse pouch badge shown in Figure 401.

Figure 332: Close-up image of the Officer's Full Dress brown brindle pouch belt and smaller pouch badge worn 1901-1910 (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 333: The rear of the Officer's Full Dress brown brindle pouch belt badge worn 1901-1910 (Photo courtesy of Regimental Badges).

'KC' Cypher Badge


'KC' Cypher Badge 'KC' Cypher Badge
Figures 334-335 show the front and rear images photographs of a cypher comprised of the entwined letters K and C.   The badge is die struck in bronze with two copper loops.  This is attributed to be a King’s Colonials badge and an example is depicted in the collection of Bob Gray (Figure 169).  It has been suggested that this badge may have been worn as an Other Ranks’ pouch badge, however, pouch belts and pouches were only worn by Officers and their pouches bore a second pattern Regimental badge as shown in the previous section.

Photographic evidence of this cypher badge being worn is required to make a definitive identification as to it being a King’s Colonial badge rather than a King’s Crown type cypher.
 
Figures 334-335: An example of an unknown KC cypher badge possibly attributed to the King’s Colonials.  

Gilding Metal Shoulder Titles


Shoulder titles were worn by the King’s Colonials on both Full Dress, Undress and Service Dress directly on the tunic or on shoulder chains as shown in Figure 337.  

Figure 337: Close-up image of the KC shoulder title worn by an NCO of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) from the King’s Colonial group photograph (Figure 221) circa 1905-06 (Peter Nemaric collection).

The first type of shoulder titles worn were the letters ‘KC’ in gilding metal (Figures 338-339). These have loops positioned east-west which lack feet. This pattern of shoulder title is referenced, but not illustrated or numbered in Westlake under King Edward’s Horse. This pattern of shoulder titles were worn from 1901-10.
 
Figures 338-339: Pair of King’s Colonials shoulder titles in gilding metal with loops. 


White Metal Shoulder titles


A white metal version of the letters ‘KC’ has also been noted (Figure 340).  This shoulder title is the same size and style of the gilding metal version and is unlikely to be a copy.  The white metal version has attaching loops positioned east-west.  It is plausible that the white metal shoulder titles were worn by the King’s Colonials for ceremonial occasions such as the Coronation of King Edward VII in August 1902.  It is difficult to distinguish between white metal and gilding metal shoulder titles in period photographs.

Figure 340: A King’s Colonials shoulder title in white metal shown with gilding metal title for comparison.

There is also a larger version of the King’s Colonials shoulder title badge again in white metal (Figures 341-342). This shoulder title has separate letters attached to two bars with north-south loops but closely resembles the pattern of the regular King’s Colonials shoulder titles. This larger pattern shoulder title could also have been produced and worn for ceremonial occasions and again is unlikely to be a copy.

Figures 341-342: Front and rear images of a pair of large King’s Colonials shoulder titles in white metal with one retaining its ‘original’ backing cloth (Patrick Birley collection).

Full Dress and Undress Buttons


The King’s Colonials Full Dress and Service Dress, tunic breast and cuff buttons were in gilt for Officers (Figure 343) and brass for Other Ranks (Figures 344-345) and are referenced as Ripley Ref No 419 for the cuff button and as Ripley and Darmanin Ref No 140 for the tunic button.  They are of the same design as the second pattern Regimental badge with the Prince of Wales’s plumes over ‘KC’ letters and Regimental motto “REGI ADSUMUS COLONI”.  The King’s Colonials button shown in Figure 343 is a 17mm diameter Officer's gilt tunic cuff button with Hobson of London maker’s mark on the sealed back.  An Other Rank's brass tunic breast button is shown in Figures 344-345 was made by Firmin & Son London and measures 24mm in diameter. Buttons with a plain, sealed back have also been noted for the King’s Colonials.

The King’s Colonials buttons were worn 1901-10 and are referenced by Ripley and Darmanin as Ref No 140 under King Edward’s Horse. The authors note that there are also white metal King’s Colonials tunic buttons and this would be consistent with the white metal King’s Colonials shoulder titles noted in Figures  and , manufactured and worn on a ceremonial occasion/s.  A further note from the authors describes a domed button with silver Regimental device on gilt which may have been for an Officer’s cap or Mess Dress.

Figure 343: King’s Colonials Officer's gilt tunic cuff button (Ripley and Darmanin Ref No 140) (Ian Baker collection).
 
Figures 344-345: King’s Colonials Other Ranks' brass tunic button (Ripley 419). 

Mess Dress Lapel Badges and Buttons


Mess Dress Lapel Badges and Buttons Mess Dress Lapel Badges and Buttons
The King’s Colonials Officer’s Mess kit was a dark blue jacket with rolled, ribbed collar of scarlet silk which bore small gilt badges.  These Mess Dress badges were intertwined ‘KC’ letters of the same design used for the first pattern Regimental Collar badges, surmounted by the Prince of Wales’s plumes but lacking the Regimental motto.  An example of this badge is shown in Figure 346.  This gilt badge is flat backed with an indent behind the centre of the plume and with loops positioned north-south.  David Knight and Keith Hook (Journal of the Military Historical Society. 251:70-78, 2018) describe two different sizes of the mess dress lapel badges.

Unlike the Full Dress and Service Dress tunics, the Mess Dress cuffs were rounded with four rather than five, equal length stripes of ¾ inch scarlet cloth without buttons.
 
Figure 346:  Front and rear composite image of a King’s Colonials Mess Dress lapel badge (Laurie Osborne collection).

An Officer’s Mess Waiters tunic breast and cuff buttons have also been identified for the King’s Colonials and these are shown in Figure 347. Unlike tunic buttons, Mess Waiters buttons were not officially sanctioned and were chosen by the Officers of the Regiment. The King’s Colonials Mess Waiters buttons bear the inter-twined letters ‘KC’ in script within the Garter strap surmounted by St Edward’s crown. The tunic breast and cuff buttons are gilt, convex in shape and measure 27 and 17mm in diameter, respectively. They are open backed with a back mark of Firmin London for the larger tunic breast button and the smaller cuff button is unmarked.
       
 Figure 347: King’s Colonials Mess Dress tunic breast and cuff buttons in gilt (Ian Baker collection).

Sweetheart Badges - Regimental


King’s Colonials sweetheart badges are commonly brooched versions of their collar badges.   The first example of these is shown in Figures 349-350 which is a brooched (north-south) version of a die-struck, second pattern Regimental collar badge (as per Figures 280-281).

Figures 349-350:  Brooched version of a die-struck, second pattern Regimental collar badge worn as a Regimental sweetheart badge. 

Another type of sweetheart badge is in the form of a cravat pin (Figure 351) similarly fashioned from a flat-backed, die-cast, Officer’s second pattern Regimental collar badge (Figures 278-279). This is the second of these cravat pins that I have seen and this may not be surprising as cravat pins were popular items of an Edwardian gentleman’s attire.

Figure 351: A King’s Colonial cravat pin fashioned from a flat-backed, die-cast, Officer’s second pattern Regimental collar badge. 



Sweetheart Badges - SQUadron


Sweetheart Badges - SQUadron Sweetheart Badges - SQUadron
Figures 352-353:  Brooched version of a die-struck ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) collar badge worn as a Regimental sweetheart badge. 

Regimental Devices on Swords


The sword of Major John Howard who commanded ‘B’ Squadron (Canadian) of the King’s Colonials and later King Edward’s Horse (1902-1913) is shown in Figures 355-356.  

The sword bears the Regimental device in the style of the second pattern Regimental headdress badge (KK 1371). It was made by John Chalk and Dawson of London and bears Major Howard’s initials JH.

Figures 355-356: Upper section of the sword blade of Major John Howard of ‘B’ Squadron (Canadian) of the King’s Colonials and later King Edward’s Horse (1902-1913) and regimental motif from the sword (Peter Nemaric collection).

Figure 357: King’s Colonials regimental motif badge on an Officer or NCOs cane (Photograph courtesy Paul Liddell, UK).  

First Pattern Officer's Headdress Badge


There are two patterns of the King Edward’s Horse headdress badge which differ in the style of the crown.

The first and second pattern headdress badges worn by the Officers and Other Ranks of the King Edward’s Horse are large badges which depict a shield of the Royal Standard to the centre of a wreath of oak and laurel that bears the names of the Commonwealth countries involved, surmounted by the Royal Crest. The first pattern headdress badge is surmounted with a distinctive ‘spikey’ Saxon Crown not found on any other headdress badge worn by the British army. The crown on the second pattern headdress badge is a regular Imperial crown synonymous with the period 1902-1953 and generally referred to as the King's crown. Beneath the Crown there is a scroll bearing the title and to the lower edge the motto and tablet "KODR" for the King’s Overseas Dominion Regiment (KK 1506).

The first pattern headdress badges were worn from the re-naming of the Regiment to King Edward's Horse in 1910 until at least 1916 and can be seen being worn in Figure 358 with the badge in close-up in Figure 359.

Figure 358:  The ‘spikey’ Saxon Crown (KK 1506) first pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks headdress badge in gilding metal and service dress tunic with King Edward's Horse tunic button worn by Private Jim Kerr (Regimental number 379) circa 1914 (Peter Nemaric collection).

The first pattern headdress badge in Figure 359 is an Officer’s version of KK 1506 which is die-cast, voided bronze fitted with east-west blades.

Figure 359:  A genuine First Pattern King Edward’s Horse Officer’s headdress badge in die cast bronze with a ‘spikey’ Saxon Crown (KK 1506) with east-west blades circa 1910-16. 

Figure 360:  A genuine ‘spikey’ Saxon Crown (KK 1506) first Pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks headdress badge on a Bandsman's Service Dress cap circa 1913.  This badge is secured to the cap with loops and is believed to be original to the cap (Victor Taboika collection).  

First Pattern Other Ranks' Headdress Badge


First Pattern Other Ranks' Headdress Badge First Pattern Other Ranks' Headdress Badge
The first pattern Other Ranks headdress badges (KK 1506) shown in Figures 361-362 and 364-365 are both die-struck and voided with one fitted with east-west loops and the other north-south loops.  The sizes of the Officers' bronze and Other Ranks gilding metal headdress badges are the same. All three of the first pattern badges shown are genuine.

To date I have not come across a version of the first pattern, Saxon Crown headdress badge (KK 1506) with a slider fitting.  A version of this badge is noted in the collection of W. Y. Carman (labelled as badge 14 in Figure 110) as having been made by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company of London.

Figures 361-362:  Front and rear of a genuine first pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Rank’s headdress badge in gilding metal with a ‘spikey’ Saxon Crown (KK 1506) with east-west loops circa 1910-16. 

Additional First Pattern Other Ranks' Headdress Badge


Additional First Pattern Other Ranks' Headdress Badge Additional First Pattern Other Ranks' Headdress Badge
Figures 364-365:  Front and rear of a genuine first pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Rank’s headdress badge in gilding metal with a ‘spikey’ Saxon Crown (KK 1506) and fitted with north-south loops circa 1910-16. 

Second Pattern Headdress Badge


Second Pattern Headdress Badge Second Pattern Headdress Badge
A later version of the King Edward’s Horse headdress badge known as the second pattern has a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1507). The War Office sealed the second pattern King Edward’s Horse headdress badge as Pattern Number 8676/1916 in gilding metal on the 22/2/1916 .  This badge is shown being worn in Figure 367 and in close-up in Figure 368 and was worn 1916-24.

Figure 367:  Portrait photograph of Trooper J. Steer-Bowker showing the second pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1507) © Imperial War Museum (HU 118517).

The badge shown in Figure 368 is an Officers version, die-cast in bronze with east-west blades and was worn as part of Officers Service Dress. Bronzed versions of the die-struck gilding metal version of the headdress badge fitted with a slider are also known where a bronze finish has been applied to the front of the badge only.
 
Figure 368:  Front and rear views of a genuine second pattern King Edward’s Horse Officer’s headdress badge in bronze with a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1507) and east-west blades circa 1916-24. 

Additional Second Pattern Headdress Badge


Additional Second Pattern Headdress Badge Additional Second Pattern Headdress Badge
The badge shown in Figures 370-371 is a second pattern King Edward's Horse Other Ranks' headdress badge in die-struck, gilding metal and fitted with a slider.  This slider is crimped from the original manufacture process and together with the voiding on the badge and the quality of the strike these features constitute a genuine badge.  

Figures 370-371:  A genuine second pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks’ headdress badge in gilding metal with a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1507) and crimped slider with correct Audsumus spelling circa 1916-24.  

Variant Second Pattern Headdress Badges


There are variants of the King Edward's Horse headdress badges which bear the spelling of the Latin word Adsumus (translated to English as 'Here we are') as Ausumus as shown in Figures 3723-374.
 
Figures 373-374: A genuine King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks’ headdress badge in gilding metal with a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1508) and crimped slider with variant Ausumus spelling circa 1916-24.  

Examination of the group photograph of King Edward’s Horse Officers shown in Figure 375 shows that both bronze and gilding metal headdress badges (KK 1507 likely) were worn.

Figure 375:  A group of King Edward’s Horse Officers at camp near Salisbury Plain in 1914 (Peter Nemaric collection).

An Other Ranks gilding metal version of KK 1508 with a slider that has had its front surface painted bronze has been brought to my attention and this is likely to be a field conversion for an Other Rank commissioned in the field.

King Edward's Horse - Copy Headdress Badges


King Edward's Horse - Copy Headdress Badges King Edward's Horse - Copy Headdress Badges
The King Edward’s Horse second pattern headdress badge has been extensively copied.  Copies were first noted by Laurence Archer in the 1970's and are referenced by Kipling and King.  Thankfully the copies are relatively easy to distinguish from an original badge.  The most commonly encountered copy is a die-struck badge in white metal with a slider or loops as shown in Figures 376-377.
 
Figures 376-377: A copy of a King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks’ headdress badge in die-struck white metal with a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1508), variant Ausumus spelling and east-west lugs.  

The Australian War Memorial has a copy of the King Edward’s Horse headdress badge (KK 1507) which is in die-struck, white metal with a slider marked JR Gaunt and Sons.  Frederick Wilkinson in his book 'Cavalry and Yeomanry Badges of the British Army 1914' (Arms and Armour Press, London, 1973) shows both a gilding metal (Ref No 2350 and white metal version (Ref No 236) with the white metal version being a copy.

Other copies of this badge can be found in die-struck, gilding metal and either lacking the voids around the central shield and within the Crown.  On some gilding metal copies the voids in and around the crown look as if they have been drilled as they are circular holes rather than the irregular shaped voids on original badges.

Officer's Round Pattern Headdress Badge


Officers of the King Edward’s Horse also wore an alternate smaller, circular bronzed headdress badge (KK 1509) with a KEH monogram to the centre of a circular Regimental motto surmounted by the King’s Crown.  This badge can be seen in the portrait photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Lionel Jones DSO in Figure 379.

Figure 379:  Lieutenant Lionel Jones DSO wearing round pattern King Edward’s Horse (KK 1509) Officers' headdress badge with first or second pattern collar badges (Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James The History of King Edwards Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). London: Sifton, Praed & Co, 1921).

The round pattern headdress badges are die-cast and bronzed with blades (Figures 380-381). This example bears the maker’s mark of ‘J & Co’ for Jennens & Co to the rear.

Figures 380-381:  King Edward’s Horse round pattern Officer’s bronze headdress badge marked J&Co (KK 1509).  

First and Second Pattern Collar Badges being worn


First and Second Pattern Collar Badges being worn First and Second Pattern Collar Badges being worn
The large King Edward’s Horse headdress badges with first pattern Saxon Crown (KK 1506) or second pattern King’s Crown (Kipling and King 1507) were worn with matching pairs of collar badges of the same pattern as the headdress badge.  The collar badges with Saxon Crown as per the style of the voided headdress badge (KK 1506) are referenced as Churchill and Westlake Ref No 116 in yellow brass.  The difference in the style of the Crown is difficult to make out in contemporary photographs but it is reasonable to assume that in early photographs of King Edward’s Horse dating 1910-1914 that the Saxon Crown collars are being worn and in post-1914 photographs the King’s Crown pattern is being worn.  However, just to confuse matters it is reasonable to assume that if the individual received first pattern collar badges he is quite likely to still be wearing them in post-1914 photographs.  The first and second pattern headdress and collar badges are shown being worn in Figures 382 and 383, respectively.

Figure 382:  Portrait photograph of Lieutentant Colonel C. Harding KCMG, King Edward's Horse showing the non-voided collar badge ©Imperial War Museum (HU 120500).

Figure 383: Lieutentant A. J. Mackintosh showing the voided King Edward’s Horse collar badges (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 116) ©Imperial War Museum (HU 117631).

The collar badges shown in Figures 385-386 are voided gilding metal with north-south loops. This pattern of collar badge can be found voided or non-voided and with copper loops in either a north-south or east-west position. It should be noted that both voided and non-voided collar badges are genuine.

First Pattern Officer's Collar Badges


First Pattern Officer's Collar Badges First Pattern Officer's Collar Badges
The first pattern Saxon Crown collar badges shown in Figures 385-386 are voided, die-cast bronze with east-west copper loops. This pattern of collar badge can be found voided or non-voided and were worn by Officers as Officers Service Dress (OSD).

Figure 385-386:  Pair of genuine first pattern Saxon Crown King Edward's Horse OSD collar badges (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 116) in voided bronze with east-west loops. 


First Pattern Other Ranks' Collar Badges


The first pattern Saxon Crown collar badges shown in Figures 388-389 are voided, die-struck gilding metal with north-south loops. This pattern of collar badge can be found voided or non-voided and with copper loops in either a north-south or east-west position and were worn by Other Ranks.

Figures 388-389:  Pair of genuine first pattern Saxon Crown King Edward's Horse Other Ranks' collar badges (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 116) in voided gilding metal with north-south loops. 

Figure 390:  Pair of genuine first pattern Saxon Crown King Edward's Horse Other Ranks' collar badge (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 116) in non-voided gilding metal with north-south loops. 

Other Ranks of the King Edward's Horse wore either yellow-brass or gilding metal first or second pattern collar badges.

Round Pattern Officer's Collar Badges


Officers of the King Edward's Horse wore either first, second or round pattern collar badges in bronze, yellow-brass or gilding metal.

The round pattern Officers' headdress badges were worn with first or second pattern collar badges as shown in Figure 391 with the badges shown in Figures 392-393 or with slightly smaller matching collars as can be seen in Figure 394 and Figures 395-396 which follow.

Figure 391:  Major H. Swan of King Edward’s Horse wearing an Officer’s round pattern headdress badge (KK 1509) with a pair of second pattern collar badges in non-voided gilding metal ©Imperial War Museum (HU 118798). 
 
Figures 392-393:  Pair of original second pattern Saxon Crown collar badges in non-voided, die-cast gilding metal with north-south loops shown with the King Edward's Horse Officer’s round pattern headdress badge in die-cast bronze with blades (KK 1509) (Garry White collection). 


Round Pattern Officer's Headdress and Collar Badges


Figure 394:  Major Richard Ernest Noel Twopeny MC and bar, an Australian serving with King Edward’s Horse circa 1916 and wearing round type Officers bronze headdress (KK 1509) and matching collar badges. Major Twopeny was born in 1893 in South Australia, commissioned into the King Edward’s Horse on 25th May 1915 as a 2nd Lieutenant and returned to Australia on 13th April 1920 (Peter Nemaric collection).

Figures 395-396:  Front and rear images of King Edward’s Horse round type Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1509) in bronze with blades (makers marked J&Co for Jennens & Co) together with a matching pair of bronze collar badges with loops, worn 1916-1919. 

Wearing Collar Badges


Wearing Collar Badges Wearing Collar Badges
There is evidence from the diaries of King Edward’s Horse members that at least some of the Regiment continued to wear their old King’s Colonials Squadron headdress and collar badges through into the Great War.  Lieutenant Allan Wettenhall Lade writes in a letter to his mother on the 13th December 1914, ‘I have just bought one of my own a very smart affair riding breeches and now have collar badges of Australian birth…the Kangaroo.  Every man in our troop has the distinctive badge of his Colony – India an Elephant, Africa an Ostrich, Canada a beaver and so on.’ Corporal Brian (Frederick) Wade, King Edward’s Horse writes: ‘For some time I have been trying to obtain a cap-badge to complete the set, and tonight I am posting to you a set of three; cap, collar and shoulder badges (Brian Wade. Peace, War & Afterwards (1914-1919). Halifax: Sentinel Projects, 1996).  The largest is worn on the front of the cap, the smallest on the collar-lapel, and the numerals on the shoulder- badge mean “King Edward’s Horse = “Kings Overseas Dominions Regiment”.  The collar badges are, I think, the most interesting, the ostrich with a background of ‘koppies’ and mountains backed by the sun which is so typically South Africa.’  

The photograph in Figure 397 of Trooper Godfrey John Buckland, King Edward’s Horse shows the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) kangaroo collar badges being worn with a King Edward’s Horse headdress badge. The ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges are also shown on the King Edward’s Horse tunic in Figure 96. The original King’s Colonials Squadron collar badges were still favoured by some members of King Edward’s Horse up until at least 1915.

Figure 397:  Photograph of Private Godfrey John Buckland (Regimental number 583) of King Edward’s Horse in Service Dress uniform circa 1914 with 1903-pattern, Mounted Infantry leather 50 round .303 bandolier and King Edward’s Horse Regimental headdress badge and ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges (Peter Nemaric collection).

Collar badges were generally not worn by Other Ranks of the King Edward’s Horse from 1915 onwards (Figure 398).

Figure 398:  Sergeant Tiplady (seated centre of the second row) and his Troop of ‘A’ Squadron of King Edward’s Horse at Canterbury in August 1914 without collar badges (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin. Number 20: 13, 1953). 

Officers' Pouch Belt, Pouch and Horse Furniture Badges


The Officer of the King Edward’s Horse shown in Figure 400 is wearing a pouch belt with a Regimental pouch belt badge (in the style of KK 1506) between the lion’s head holder with three chains and a whistle.
 
Figure 400:  The mounted party of King Edward’s Horse riding through St. Leonards Terrace, Chelsea prior to taking their part in the procession on Royal Parade Day 23rd June 1911.  The Officer on the far left is wearing a pouch belt and pouch belt badge (R. J. Smith and R. G. Harris. The Yeomanry Force at the 1911 Coronation (The Uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force 1794-1914. Picton Publishing, Chippenham, 1988).  
 

The Officer’s pouch belt badge was finished in gilt and was attached using three screw posts. The Officer’s pouch itself bore a distinctive King Edward’s Horse Officer’s pouch badge in fire gilt with inter-twined letters KEH within a laurel wreath surmounted by a King’s Crown and with three fixing bolts to the rear as shown in Figure 401.
 
Figure 401:  A King Edward’s Horse Officer’s pouch badge in fire gilt with three screw posts circa 1910-1924. 

The mounts of the King Edward’s Horse wore ear boss badges that were white metal, circular discs mounted with a gilding metal Officer’s badge as shown in Figure 402. These are of the same design as the Officer’s pouch badge. The badge was attached to the metal disc with three wire prongs which protruded through three small holes in the backing disc.
 
Figure 402: A King Edward’s Horse fire gilt Officer’s pouch badge circa 1910-1924 (Peter Taylor collection). 

NCOs' Arm Badges


NCOs' Arm Badges
The senior NCOs of the King Edward's Horse continued the practice of the senior NCOs of the King's Colonials in wearing the Regimental badge also as an arm badge above their rank chevrons.  

Figure 403 is an image of the King Edward’s Horse tunic (originally shown in Figures 140-143 ) of Sergeant with an arm badge about the rank chevrons and below the trade badge (harness maker on this tunic) of the right sleeve. The arm badge is in the same style as the ‘spikey’ Saxon Crown headdress badge (KK 1506) (Figures 361-362) and it would follow that arm badges may also be found of the pattern of the later King’s Crown headdress badge (KK 1507). It is likely that the senior NCO arm badges would have had loops for attaching through the tunic rather than a slider for wearing in the cap.

Figure 403:  Close-up photograph of the right shoulder of the Undress uniform tunic of a Sergeant of the King Edward’s Horse (from Figures 140-143) circa 1914.  A khaki trade proficiency badge for a harness maker is worn uppermost on the right sleeve above the gilding metal King Edward’s Horse Regimental badge (KK 1506) and above the gold on khaki backing cloth rank chevrons (Peter Nemaric collection).

Shoulder Titles being Worn


Officers and Other Ranks of the King Edward’s Horse wore a distinctive gilding metal two-tier shoulder title bearing KEH over KODR for King Edward’s Horse - King’s Own Dominion Regiment (Westlake Ref No 204). The shoulder titles were worn on the Full and Undress tunics on the shoulder chains (Figure 406) or directly on the Service Dress tunic (Figure 407-408).

Figure 406:  A shoulder title of the King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal on shoulder chains of the Undress tunic (Figures 141-143) circa 1914 (Peter Nemaric collection). 

Figures 407-408:  A King Edward's Horse shoulder title being worn on the Service Dress tunic.  The Trooper is wearing the 1903 Leather Equipment with the bandolier having 9-pockets, 5 on the front, with an additional 4 on the rear (Pierre Vandervelden collection).



Shoulder Titles


The Sealed Pattern card for the King Edward's Horse shoulder title is held by the Imperial War Museum.  

Figures 409-410 show the front and rear of a pair of the King Edward's Horse shoulder titles in gilding metal with copper loops.

Figures 409-410:  A pair of shoulder titles of the King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal with copper loops circa 1910-1924.

Maker marked shoulder titles for King Edward’s Horse have not been encountered.

The shoulder titles were worn with a brass backing plate on the Service Dress uniform when shoulder scales were not being worn.

Figure 411:  An un-named Private of the King Edward’s Horse wearing the KEH KODR shoulder title in gilding metal circa 1914-1918.

A cloth slip-on shoulder strap title with a straight K.E.H. over a semi-circular K.O.D.R. embroidered in white on khaki background was approved by the Army Clothing Department on 13/9/1916 as Pattern No. 9114/1916 with the Sealed Pattern card held by the Imperial War Museum. There is no photographic proof to show that this cloth shoulder title was ever issued or worn. The existence of a Sealed Pattern card for a cloth shoulder title for the Essex Yeomanry is also noted as never having been issued and worn (Michael Wood, personal communication).





Buttons


Buttons Buttons
The tunic large-sized breast (25mm), medium-sized cuff (19mm) and small cap (17mm) buttons of King Edward’s Horse all depict a King’s Crown surmounting the letters KEH.

Figures 412-413:  A selection of King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks Full Dress brass tunic breast and brass cuff buttons (Ripley Ref No 420) and Officer's gilt cap button, front and reverse.  Makers marks are Hobson & Son, London; Firmin & Sons, London, JR Gaunt & Sons, London. 

The cuff button is referenced as Ripley Ref No 420 as King Edward’s Horse (The King’s Overseas Dominion Regiment) 1910-24 with a similar depiction in Ripley and Darmanin Ref No 141 who note gilt for Officers and brass for Other Ranks.

The buttons shown in Figures 412-413 have sealed backs with either fixed or floating shanks. The button back marks for King Edward's Horse identified to date are Hobson & Son, London; JR Gaunt & Sons, London; Firmin & Sons, London and Jennens & Co, London. Some King Edward's Horse buttons are unmarked.




Sweetheart Badges


Sweetheart Badges Sweetheart Badges
Several different examples of King Edward’s Horse sweetheart badges have been noted.  The most commonly encountered are enameled versions of a scaled down headdress badge with brooch fittings as per the example in Figure 415.  This particular example was sold with the British War medal of Serjeant John Clare Newland Eastick.

Figure 415:  A King Edward’s Horse enamel sweetheart badge with brooch fitting. 

Another sweetheart badge with this version a sterling silver miniature King Edward’s Horse headdress badge mounted on a sword as shown in Figure 417.
 
Figure 417:  A sterling silver King Edward’s Horse enamel sweetheart badge fitted to a sword with brooch fitting made by Atkin Bros in Sheffield. 
 

Additional Sweetheart Badges and Ephemera


Additional Sweetheart Badges and Ephemera Additional Sweetheart Badges and Ephemera
A simpler version of a sweetheart badge is shown in Figure 418 which is a King Edward’s Horse brass button made by Hobson and Son of London which has had the shank removed and a brooch fitting attached for it to be worn as a sweetheart badge.
 
Figure 418:  A King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks Full Dress tunic button in brass converted with a brooch fitting to a sweetheart badge. 

There were also sweetheart badges for the King Edward's Horse which were worn as tie pins.  

The headdress badge of the King Edward’s Horse was also featured in a stylised form on a silk cigarette card from 1913 as shown in Figure 419.

Figure 419:  A silk cigarette card depicting the stylised badge of King Edward’s Horse circa 1913. 

Headdress Badges - Sealed Pattern and Officers


The 2nd King Edward’s Horse headdress badge (KK 1134) was sealed as Pattern Number 8598/1915 and approved on the 172/12/1915 in gilding metal for Other Ranks and is shown being worn in Figure 421.  

Figure 421:  A postcard produced in France of a group of 2nd King Edward Horse circa 1915-17. The Second Lieutenant (seated third from the left) is wearing an OSD headdress badge and the Warrant Officer (seated second from left with crowns on both lower sleeves) senior NCOs and Other Ranks are all wearing gilding metal headdress badges. The Warrant Officer is wearing gilding metal 2KEH collar badges.  The Trooper immediately behind and to the right of the Second Lieutenant closely resembles Trooper Poulain in Figure 164.   

The 2nd King Edward's Horse headdress badge was slightly larger than the first and second pattern (1st) King Edward’s Horse headdress badges (KK 1506 and 1507), respectively with a King’s Crown and bearing additional scrolls ‘Crown Colonies’, ‘1914’ and ‘Empire and Liberty’.

The headdress badge was die-cast in bronze for Officers and die-struck in gilding metal for Other Ranks. An example of the Officers' headdress badge is shown in Figures 422-423. This bronzed badge was worn with Officers Service Dress and is fitted with blades.

Figures 422-423:  An original Officer’s headdress badge of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in bronze with east-west blades circa 1915-1917.  

Additional Officer's Headdress Badge


The 2nd King Edward's Horse Officers' headdress badge (KK 1134) shown in Figures 424-425 is also in die-cast bronze but this example is fitted with east-west loops.  The additional image is of the reverse of a 2nd King Edward's Horse Officers' headdress badge fitted with a slider.  This is also a die cast bronze example and was originally in the collection of Hugh King (Photograph courtesy of Robert Andrews).  

Figures 424-426:  An original Officer’s headdress badge of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in bronze with copper loops and one fitted with a slider circa 1915-1917. 


Other Ranks' Headdress Badges


The Other Ranks version of the 2nd King Edward's Horse headdress badge (KK 1134) is die-struck in gilding metal with a slider.  The slider is crimped from the original manufacturing process and is attached behind the base of the King's Crown.  An example of this badge is shown in Figures 427-428.  

Figures 427-428:  An original Other Ranks headdress badge of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal with a crimped slider circa 1915-1917. 

Figure 429:  The reverse of the original Other Ranks headdress badge of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal with a slider removed and brooch pin missing circa 1914 which belonged to Private Alfred Capper (Courtesy Robert Cruickshank). 

Headdress Badge Copies


Headdress Badge Copies Headdress Badge Copies
Copies of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse headdress badge can be found in gilding metal with a J.R GAUNT LONDON makers mark on the slider which lack a crimp mark.  There are also copies in white metal with both sliders and loops (John Gaylor. Military Badge Collecting, Sixth Edition. London: LeoCooper, 1996).   The most commonly encountered copies of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse headdress badge are readily identified by the fact that they are non-voided.  

A smaller non-voided gilding metal Other Ranks version is noted by Reginald H. Cox (Military Badges of the British Empire 1914-18. London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1982).  An example of this is shown in Figures 430-431 with the non-voided badge being die struck in gilding metal with a slider.  This badge is a copy.  The 2nd King Edward’s Horse did not wear side caps or other forms of headdress apart from the peaked cap and so pagri badges and the like were not worn apart from the regular size voided headdress badge.
 
Figures 430-431: A non-voided, small copy of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse headdress badge with a modern, non-crimped slider of an incorrect shape.  

Voided Officer's Collar Badges


Officers and Other Ranks of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse wore pairs of collar badges in patterns matching the headdress badge as shown being worn in Figure 433.  

Figure 433:  Officer’s voided headdress badge and non-voided collar badges of Lieutenant Colonel Montagu Cradock CB CMG, 2nd King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal circa 1917.  Lieutenant Colonel Cradock was born in Giling East, North Yorkshire on the 16th October 1859 and died in London on the 14th December 1929 Having first enlisted in the Durham Fusiliers in 1877, as a Second Lieutenant he saw active service in Afghanistan in 1879-1880 with the 6th Dragoon Guards.   Having retired from the army as a Captain in the 6th Dragoon Guards he emigrated to New Zealand in 1893.  In 1900, Major Cradock took command of the 2nd New Zealand Contingent in the Second Boer War.  He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the 3rd Mounted Infantry Corps and Bushmen’s Brigade. During the Great War he commanded the 2nd King Edward’s Horse ©Imperial War Museum (HU 120500).
 

The 2nd King Edward's Horse collar badges were in bronze for Officers (Figures 434-435) and in gilding metal for Other Ranks (Figure 436-437). Voided and non-voided genuine examples are known for both.

Figures 434-435:  A pair of Officer’s voided collar badge of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in die cast bronze with hexagonal loops circa 1915-1917 (With permission The Irish Grenadier).

Non-Voided Officer's Collar Badges


Figures 436-437:  An Officer’s non-voided collar badge of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in die-cast bronze with rounded east-west loops circa 1915-1917. 

Although photographic evidence of the Other Ranks of the 2nd King Edward's Horse wearing collar badges is yet to be identified, the collar badge depicted in Figures 438 is gilding metal and is die struck consistent with it being an Other Ranks collar badge.

Figures 438:  Other Ranks non-voided collar badge of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in die-struck gilding metal with north-south copper loops circa 1915-1917 (Alex Rice collection).

Other Rank's Shoulder Titles


The 2nd King Edward’s Horse Officers and Other Ranks wore a distinctive gilding metal shoulder title of 2 over KEH (Westlake Ref No 205) which is shown being worn on the Service Dress tunic in Figure 439, on a shoulder chain in Figure 441, with a pair of shoulder titles being shown in Figure 440.  

Figure 439: An unknown Trooper of 2nd King Edward’s Horse wearing a voided headdress badge and 2KEH shoulder titles (Westlake Ref No 205) on his shoulder chains circa 1915-17.  

Figure 440: A pair of 2nd KEH shoulder titles (Westlake Ref No 205) with rounded loops circa 1915-17.  


Figure 441: A 2nd KEH shoulder title (Westlake Ref No 205) shown on a shoulder chain  

Officer's and Additional Other Ranks Shoulder Titles


The 2nd King Edward’s Horse Officers and Other Ranks shoulder titles were also made with hexagonal loops as shown in Figure 442.  

Figure 442: The rear of a 2nd KEH shoulder title (Westlake Ref No 205) with hexagonal loops circa 1915-17. 

A size variant has also been identified being smaller than the standard 2KEH shoulder title.  This title was theatre-adapted from a King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominion Regiment) KEH/KODR which has had the KODR part removed and a crudely cut 2 brazed on above the KEH piece.  The wearer is known to have transferred between King Edward's Horse and 2nd King Edward's Horse hence the shoulder title modification. 

Figure 443: A theatre-adapted 2KEH shoulder title (left) compared with a standard 2KEH shoulder title.  

A slip-on shoulder strap title with 2 over KEH embroidered in white on a trapezoid shaped olive-green cloth patch (Imperial War Museum Catalogue Number INS 31138) was approved by the Army Clothing Department on 22/6/1917 as Pattern No. 9552/1917 with the Sealed Pattern card held by the Imperial War Museum. This Pattern was over-stamped obsolete on the 7/10/1919 and there is no photographic evidence supporting it ever having been issued and worn.  The existence of a Sealed Pattern card for a cloth shoulder title for the Essex Yeomanry is also noted as never having been issued and worn (Michael Wood, personal communication).

There is also a variant King Edward’s Horse Officer’s shoulder title which is straight pattern 2nd KEH in a gilt finish (Figure 444).

Figures 444: A variant 2nd KEH shoulder title that is a single line of 2nd KEH rather than 2 over KEH in gilding metal with rounded loops circa 1915-17 (Patrick Birley collection).

Buttons


Buttons Buttons
The 2nd King Edward's Horse buttons were in gilt for Officers and brass for Other Ranks (Figure 445) with a simple design of 2 over KEH (Ripley and Darmanin Ref No 142).  Ripley and Darmanin only note a brass button and do not differentiate between Officers and Other Ranks.  The buttons are in two sizes, 25mm for the breast of the tunic and 17mm for the cuff.

Figure 445: A pair of 2nd King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks brass tunic buttons (Ripley and Darmanin Ref No 142). 

Figure 446: The rear of a 2nd King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks brass tunic button (Ripley and Darmanin Ref No 142) maker marked Armfield & Co Ltd Birmingham. 

Sweetheart Badges


Sweetheart Badges Sweetheart Badges
Several different examples of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse sweetheart badges have been noted.  There are both enameled and brooched-collar badge versions in gilding metal as per the examples in Figures 448 and 449, respectively.   The brooched-collar badge example in Figure 448 is shown as badge No 16 on plate XVII on page 36 of Pamela M. Caunt's 'Military Sweetheart Jewelry Part II" Arbras, London,  1988.  

Figure 448:  A 2nd King Edward’s Horse enamel sweetheart badge with brooch fitting.

Figure 449:  A 2nd King Edward’s Horse gilding metal collar badge adapted as a sweetheart badge with the addition of a brooch fitting. 

Old Comrades Reunions


The King Edward’s Horse Old Comrades Association hold their first annual reunion in 1919 and these continued until the last in 1972.  Branch gatherings were also held in Argentina, South Africa and Australia.

A King Edward’s Horse Old Comrades (Senior and Junior) Annual Bulletin was first produced in 1933. The Annual Bulletin contained a member’s contact list and ran until Bulletin 39 in 1972.

The first Reunion dinner of the King Edward’s Horse was held on the 1st August 1919 at the Holborn Restaurant in London and the menu card is signed by several of the attendees including Colonel Lionel James CB DSO and Major Sir Ralph D. Furse KCMG DSO and Bar.

Figure 451:  A menu card from the first reunion dinner of the King Edward’s Horse held on the 1st August 1919 at the Holborn Restaurant in London (Darren O'Brien collection).

Figure 452:  A dinner ticket from the first reunion dinner of the King Edward’s Horse held on the 1st August 1919 at the Holborn Restaurant in London named to J. C. Eastich (Darren O'Brien collection).

Figure 453: The reunion lunch of the King Edward’s Horse held in 1919 (R. J. Smith collection).     

Museum Collections, Regimental Silver and Plaques


Displays of King’s Colonials and King Edwards Horse uniforms, badges and mementos were originally on display at the National Army Museum which opened in Sandhurst in 1960.   Among the items on display was a King Edward’s Horse Sergeant’s tunic and a King Edward’s Horse Recruiting Poster. Noted as being in storage was an Officer’s Mess Dress uniform, sundry items of uniform and a case of Regimental badges mainly of the King’s Colonials period that had been presented in memory of F. G. Corbett.

In 1960, the Imperial War Museum in London had on display a King's Colonials headdress badge, shoulder titles and two buttons in its Badge Room.

Today there is no permanent display of King’s Colonials, King Edward’s Horse and 2nd King Edward’s Horse uniforms or badges at either the National Army Museum or at the Imperial War Museum. The collections of both museums list and detail a number of King’s Colonials, King Edward’s Horse and 2nd King Edward’s Horse items but the images are not available on-line. The majority of these items are photographs, uniforms, badges and some correspondence. I have tabulated these items below:

ItemObject TypeAccession Number 
Slouch hat, three badges and plume, King's Colonial Yeomanry, worn by King George V, 1911 (c).Uniforms1963-05-3
Cap badge and collar badge, Imperial Legion, 4th County of London (King's Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry, 1905 (c).Badges1985-06-68
Five uniform and equipment items, King's Colonial Yeomanry, worn by HM King George V, 1901-1911.Uniforms1963-05-24



Slouch hat, King's Colonials, nd.Uniforms1964-01-5
Badge and uniform items, King's Colonials, 1902 (c).Badges1958-07-80
Badge and uniform items, King's Colonials, 1902 (c).Uniforms1958-07-80
12 picture postcards (5 with messages written on them) and 6 small photographs depicting King Edward's Horse on summer manoeuvres at Salisbury (1913) and Canterbury (1914); the postcards were sent by V V Pedlar (1892-1979).Photographs1997-01-54
Box spurs, 1914; belonging to the uniform of Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant P E McEnvoy, King Edwards Horse.Horse Furniture1991-08-226
Ammunition pouch, 1914; belonging to the uniform of Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant P E McEnvoy, King Edwards Horse.Equipment, general1991-08-227
Copy photograph of a Trooper of King Edward's Horse, taken from an original photograph in the FJS Military Series, 1906 (c); copy photograph of a Church Parade of 202 Infantry Brigade (?) and featuring men of The Buffs, Canterbury, taken from an original photograph by aTonbridge photographer, 1914-1915.Photographs1992-05-51
Collection of 79 photographs relating to King Edward's Horse, 1902 (c)-1968; subjects include portraits, groups, reunion, parades, a funeral, a Coronation, camp and kit inspection.Photographs1989-09-60
28 postcard photographs collected by P E McEnvoy, King Edward's Horse, 1911-1916.Photographs1990-10-48
Cap badge, other ranks' and shoulder title, other ranks', worn by Robert Bruce Campbell, 2nd King Edward's Horse, 1915 (c); Campbell was commissioned to 2/Lt Labour Corps, 1918.Badges1991-03-125
Medal group awarded to Private Albert Thomas Pennifold, 11th Lancashire Fusiliers, also previously attached to 1st Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 6th Bn Dragoon Guards, 3rd Bn Dragoon Guards and King Edward's Horse.Medals2002-10-1
Medal group awarded to Private Ronald Lashley Bynoe, King Edward's Horse, 1914 (c)-1918 (c): 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-20; Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919; associated with World War One (1914-1918).Medals2003-10-2
Small metal plate with screw fastening at the back, nd; inscribed, 'Presented By/ Lady Brake, MBE.,/ To The Memory Of Her Husband/ Sir Francis Brake, M.I.E.E, M.I.Prod. E., F.R.S.A.,/ Who Served With Distinction In/ King Edward's Horse/ In The 1914-18 War'; it is unknown where this plate came from and to what it was attached; associated with World War One (1914-1918).Equipment, general2003-12-43
Papers relating to King Edward's Horse: Regimental Orders, 15 Jul 1914; manuscript report of an address by Lt Gen R C B Hacking, XI Army Corps, concerning the importance of the regiment's action, 9 Apr 1918; two copies of a printed report to the regimental committee on the action of 9 Apr 1918; manuscript letters from Lt Col Lionel James to Denbigh, requesting and acknowledging receipt of further details of the action; letters drafted 6 and 13 Dec 1918; autographed menu, C Coy No 6 Officers' Cadet Bn, Worcester College Oxford, Dominion Day Dinner 1916; King Edward's Horse Association Bulletins - No 15 1948, No 32 1965, No 35 1968; ticket and application form for 50th Anniversary Luncheon and subscription form 1968; sketch and description of King Edward's Horse flag at Haileybury Imperial Service College; three page history of the unit from the MHS Bulletin; words and music of 'Land of Hope and Glory'.Archives1989-09-59
Papers, 1898-1918; associated with Robert Bruce Campbell, Assam Valley Light Horse, 2nd King Edward's Hope and Indian Labour Corps.Archives1991-03-151
Postcard photograph of Trooper C F Burr, King Edward's Horse, 1917 (c).Photographs1984-06-66
Flag of 1st King Edward's Horse The King's Oversea Dominions Regiment. Pencil with crayon, 1918; associated with World War One (1914-1918).Drawings and Watercolours1989-09-62
Photograph and autograph album of 1st King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1914-1915; associated with World War One, Home Front and Western Front (1914-1918).Archives2004-09-230
Photograph and autograph album of 1st King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1914-1915; associated with World War One, Home Front and Western Front (1914-1918).Photographs2004-09-230
Photograph album of 29 photographs relating to King Edward's Horse (Kings Overseas Dominions Regiment camp, 1905 (c). (Album dimensions: 17.75 x 24 x 2 cm).Photographs1989-09-58
Hotchkiss gun ammunition clip, nd; used at the Battle of Lys, 1918, during the Spring offensive when King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), held up large forces of Germans between 9th and 12th April 1918; associated with the Battle of Lys, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918) 1918.Ammunition1958-07-81
Twelve photographs associated with regimental silver of King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1904 (c)-1917; deposited at Hailybury College.Photographs1981-01-82
Shoulder title, King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominians Regiment), nd; standard pattern, sealed pattern, 1916.Badges1992-07-156
Three photographs associated with Leinster Regiment, King Edward's Horse and King's Own Royal Regiment, 1880 (c)-1918 (c).Photographs1982-09-52
Lapel badge, British Legion, associated with SQMS P E McEvoy, formally of King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1950 (c).Badges1992-03-67
Five buttons, associated with SQMS P E McEvoy, formally of King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1913 (c)-1918.Badges1992-03-68
Three shoulder titles, 2nd King Edward's Horse, 1916; sealed pattern, 1916.Badges1992-02-181
Two shoulder titles, King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1916; sealed pattern, 1916.Badges1992-02-180
Cap badge, all ranks', King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1916; sealed pattern, 1916.Badges1992-02-179
Five lapel badges associated with SQMS P E McEvoy, King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1914 (c).Badges1991-08-231
Five buttons worn by SQMS P E McEvoy, King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1914 (c).Badges1991-08-230
Collar badge, other ranks', King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1911-1924 (c).Badges1985-06-69
Cap badge, other ranks', King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1910 (c).Badges1985-08-42
Photograph of King Edward's Horse Association Lunch, Jun 1962.Photographs1963-09-108
Uniform and equipment items, King Edward's Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regiments), worn by SQNQMS P E McEvoy, 1913 (c)-1918 (c).Uniforms1991-08-224



Eleven uniform and equipment items, King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), worn by Major Sir Ralph Furse, 1913 (c).Uniforms1958-07-79






Nine uniform and equipment items, King Edward's Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regiment), 1905-1919.Equipment, uniform1959-07-97
Cap badge, King Edward's Horse, 1916.Badges1955-03-254
Shoulder titles, King Edward's Horse, 1916.Badges1955-03-309
Shoulder titles, King Edward's Horse, 1916.Badges1955-03-310
Pair of shoulder chains, officers', 2nd King Edward's Horse, worn by 2/Lt R B Thompson, 1900 (c).
(Author's note - these are either King Edward's Horse or the date is 1914-17).
Uniforms1991-04-35
Mess jacket, Majors', King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), worn by Lt Col L James, 1910 (c).Uniforms1960-04-93
All ranks' shoulder title, 2nd King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1914-1917.Badges1985-10-112
Forage cap, three jackets, buttons and pair of collar badges, King Edward's Horse, worn by Crosbie Alfred Norman Garstin, nd.Uniforms1961-08-79
Officer's sword associated with King Edward's Horse, belonged to Col Lionel James, nd; with leather scabbard, sword knot and steel scabbard.Edged Weapons1960-05-47
Cavalry sword, other ranks, associated with King Edward's Horse (King's Overseas Dominions Regiment), 1912 (c)-1918 (c); hilt stamped '12.1912 D1G', with label, 'Presented by Lady Brake, MBE, to the Memory of her Husband, Sir Francis Brake ... K.E.H., in the 1914-18 War'; associated with World War One (1914-1918).Edged Weapons1960-11-156
Cap badge, other ranks', 2nd King Edward's Horse, 1914.Badges1959-04-253
Twenty badge items, King Edward's Horse, nd; contained in a frame.Badges1959-07-98
King Edward's Horse / The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment Special Reserve. Colonel in Chief His Majesty the King. Coloured chromolithograph after Hassall, 1908 (c).Prints1959-07-99

The majority of the badges tabulated above are noted within this website. The R. C. Whittock collection of King's Colonials badges are held by the National Army Museum (see Figure 167 under Badge Manufacture). I would be delighted to hear from anyone if they get an opportunity to visit and obtain clear photographs of any of these items which they could do by arranging to see these objects in advance.

The Australian War Museum lists a single King Edward’s Horse headdress badge in its collection but it is not available to view on-line. The badge is actually a Gaunt copy.

Figure 457: A photograph of a three foot long brass and timber plaque of the King Edward's Horse that was thought to have hung in the barracks of the Liverpool Troop in Aigburth, Liverpool.  Purchased by Chris Owen, a member of the Great War Forum about 20 years ago from a pawn brokers shop in North Wales where it had sat on the wall for 30 years.

Regimental Silver

The Regimental silver of the King’s Colonials and later King Edward’s Horse was donated for custodial safe-keeping and display on special occasions to the Haileybury and Imperial Service College in the UK.

The items held are:

• King’s Colonials Bowl
• Challenge Cup for Posts and Heads
• Cup presented to the Asian Squadron by Colonel H. Fortescue
• Hotchkiss Rifle Competition Cup
• Reconnaissance Challenge Cup
• Musketry Field Firing Challenge Cup
• Table Candelabrum
• Cape Town Challenge Cup
• Officer’s Mess Cup – Wrestling on Horseback.

The school also has the Dewar Shield and the Australia Shield. A large painted wood representation of the King Edward’s Horse headdress is on display in the School and is shown in Figure 460.

Figure 460:  A large painted wood representation of the King Edward’s Horse headdress badge at the Haileybury and Imperial Service College (Darren O’Brien collection). 

2nd King Edward's Horse Memorial Plaque

There is a 1990 photograph taken by Colin Mctyre of a memorial plaque to the 2nd King Edward's Horse that was on the wall at the New Zealand High Commission in Haymarket, London. In subsequent renovations to the building the plaque was lost.

Figure 461: A 2nd KEH Memorial Plaque

Vieille Chapelle KEH Memorial


There is a monument to the King Edward's Horse at Vieille Chapelle which is a small village located to the north-east of Bethune in northern France.  The King Edward's Horse defended the village on the 9-11th April 1918.  In 1921, the Mayor of Vieille Chapelle suggested that a memorial stone be placed in a prominent position in the village recording the valiant action of King Edward’s Horse and those that fell there.  The monument was subsequently moved to the village cemetery (Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture) where it stands today.
 
Figures 463-464: Memorial stone honouring those men of the King Edward’s Horse who were killed or wounded at Vieille Chapelle on the 9th-11th April 1918 (Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James. The History of King Edwards Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). London: Sifton, Praed & Co, 1921). 

The King Edward's Horse memorial as it looks today in the communal cemetery at Vieille Chapelle.  The name of Lieutenant George Henry Havelock-Sutton MC was added to the rear of the memorial after it had been officially opened in 1921.  He died of wounds received in the action.

Figure 465: The King Edward's Horse memorial photographed in 2018 (Pierre Vanvervelden collection). 

King's Colonials Officer's Nominal Rolls 1902, 1905 & 1910


King's Colonials Officer's Nominal Rolls 1902, 1905 & 1910
The Officer's of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry from left to right, back row: Lieutenant Lionel James, Captain J. Howard, Lieutenant P. Hare and Surgeon-Lieutenant L. J. H Oldmeadow, MD.  Second row: Second Lieutenant H. C. Corlette, Colonel Sir E. W. D. Ward (K.C.H Under-Secretary of State for War), Lieutenant G. Hamilton, Captain Sir Robert Baillie, Bart., Lieutenant A. G. Berry, Second Lieutenant W. J. Ratcliffe, Lieutenant Hamar Greenwood, and Lieutenant G. Seymour Fort. Front row: Major J. M. Vereker, Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Wallace, and Captain and Adjutant Robert Roland Thompson in Undress uniform circa 1902 (Navy and Army Illustrated. London: Elliot & Fry, Volume XIV: Number 274, 147-148, May 3rd 1902). Lieutenant later Sir Hamar Greenwood was born in Canada in 1870 and notably served as the last Chief Secretary of Ireland between 1920 and 1922.  He died a Viscount in 1948 and a close-up photograph of him is shown in Figure 156.

Officer's Nominal Roll - 1902

Lieutenant Colonel N. Willoughby Wallace

Major J. M. Vereker

Captains Sir Robert A. Baillie, Bart.
J. Howard
R. S. Vaile

Lieutenants G. Hamilton
A. G. Berry
P. R Hare
Lionel James
Hamar Greenwood
G. S. Fort

2nd Lieutenants H. C. Corlette
W. T. Radcliffe

Adjutant Captain R. R. Thompson

Quarter-Master Lieutenant E. C. Hides

Medical Officers Surgeon Lieutenant L. J. Oldmeadow, M.D.

Surgeon Lieutenant Charters J. Symonds, M.D.

Chaplains Reverend Canon C. H. Wallace
Reverend A. Hunns, M.A., D.C.L.

Regimental Sergeant-Major J. T. McGowan


Officer's Nominal Roll - 1905

Lieutenant Colonel Colonel Honourable H. A. Lawrence

Senior Major Colonel H. Fortescue

Majors J. M. Vereker
J. Howard
Sir Robert A. Baillie, Bart.

Captains R. S. Vaile
G. Hamilton
P. R Hare
Lionel James
Hamar Greenwood
G. S. Fort

Lieutenant H. C. Corlette

2nd Lieutenants C. F. Stockwell
L. W. Just
R. G. Finlay
J. Armstrong
C. H. Hill
W. C. Robinson
R. M. Chirnside
A. F. Wilding

Adjutant Captain G. H. Earle (6th Dragoons)

Quarter-Master Captain W. Kennedy

Medical Officer Surgeon Lieutenant Charters J. Symonds, M.D.

Chaplain Reverend A. Hunns, M.A., D.C.L.

Regimental Sergeant-Major J. T. McGowan


Officer's Nominal Roll - 1910

Lieutenant Colonel Colonel H. Fortescue

Senior Major Lieutenant Colonel V. S. Sandeman

Majors J. Howard
G. Hamilton
Lionel James

Captains Hamar Greenwood
H. C. Corlette
W. B. Pearch

Lieutenants R. G. Finlay
W. C. Robinson
M. F. Dick
P. O. H. Jones
J. A. McDonald

2nd Lieutenants W. P. C. Greene
H. F. Creswick
A. G. Cameron
G. G. Russell
F. P. Day
J. N. MacDonald
R. D. Furse
A. J. Gibson
R. G. Waddy
M. G. D. Murray
C. A. Shaw

Adjutant Captain R. A. Coote (17th Lancers)

Quarter-Master Major W. Kennedy

Medical Officers Surgeon Captain W. Saville Henderson, M.D.
Surgeon Lieutenant Donald J. Armour, F.R.C.S.

Veterinary Officer Lieutenant R. F. Wall

Chaplain Reverend A. Hunns, M.A., D.C.L.

Regimental Sergeant-Major E. S. Wells.


Australians & New Zealanders who served in the King's Colonials/King Edward's Horse


Australians & New Zealanders who served in the King's Colonials/King Edward's Horse


Image of an unknown Australian serving in the Australian Squadron, King's Colonials (dates to 1903-10 from headdress badge) photograph courtesy of the Upway Museum, Victoria (with thanks to Phil Garland).  


ABBOTT, Bertie. Trooper
ARCHIBALD, William R. 1064, Trooper.

BALE, F. J. Trooper.
BENNETT, Walter. Trooper.
BERCOVITZ, Solomon. 1104, Trooper.
BLACK, J. G. Trooper.
BOILEAU, Gilbert. 1075, Corporal.
BOWKER, Johnnathan R. S. Trooper.
BROOKMAN, Charles J. 498, Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant.

BUCKLAND, Godfrey John. 583, Trooper. Private Buckland was born in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia on the 30th January 1893 and enlisted on 26th August 1914 in England.  He was killed in action by a German rifle grenade on 7th August 1915 after seeing action at Ploegsteert Wood in July 1915.  RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, BELGIUM.  Photograph shown in Nominal Roll 'BR-BW' (courtesy Peter Nemaric). 

BUCKNELL, William Wentworth. 537, Trooper.
BULL, George. 1603, Trooper.
BUTLER, Geoffrey Travers. Trooper

CAMERON, Donald Keith. Captain.
CHURCHHOUSE, Reginald R. 995, Second Lieutenant.
COOKE, Ewing Edward 1580, Trooper.
CORLETTE, Hubert Christian. Major.
CRESWICK, Harry F. Captain.

DAVIDSON, Douglas. 640, Trooper.
DAWSON, Oswald. 1106 Corporal.
DAWSON, Overend William James. 1668, Trooper.
DAWSON, Robert D. 1526, Corporal.
DEARLOVE, John G. 1017, Corporal.
DRYSDALE, Cluny L. 1206, Trooper.
DUNSTAN, J. L. Trooper.

ELLIOTT, G. M. Trooper.
EVANS, Rupert. Trooper.

FIELDING, Morris Glanville. 201, Corporal.
FITZHERBERT, John A. 326, Trooper.
FRANCIS, Ernest William (Jim). 529, Lieutenant.
FRASER, John N. Trooper
FULLER, Charles S. Lieutenant

GARDINER, Jack D. G. (Puss). 1323, Trooper
GREEN, Roland. Trooper
GREGORY, Warwick E. C. Trooper

HADDIN
, John Stanley (Jack). 1224, Sergeant
HAGGER, Robert Lawrence. Trooper
HAM, Frank Livingstone. Second Lieutenant
HARRIS, Hubert Lacell. 133, Trooper
HARVEY, W.C.P. Lieutenant
HAWKINS, Thomas. 1219, Trooper
HELLMAN, Arthur L. 1936, Trooper
HESP, George. Trooper
HOPE, Roland Wallace. 1048, Trooper

JONES, Robert W. 1888, Trooper.
JONES, Wilfred. 1560, Trooper.
JUDD, William M. 1261, Trooper.

KEYS, John Hunt KEYS. 1602, Trooper
KIBBLE, Sydney George. 1228, Sergeant Major.

LADE, Allan Wettenhall. 710, Lieutenant.
LADE, John Harvey (Sam). 711, Trooper.
LAMB, Harold Benjamin. 22, Squadron Sergeant Major.
LAVERS, H. H. 6, Lance Corporal.
LEAKE, Edward. 1220, Sergeant. Known as Ned,
LEAKE, Leslie. 1221, Sergeant. Brother of Edward.
LOWE, Rupert. 1943. Private. Served as Lance Corporal, 552, 4th Victorian Mounted Rifles in Boer War before King Edward's Horse. Australian from Geelong. Saw service with Citizen's Military Forces in WW2. Died 22 July 1965 aged 86. Peter Nemaric: Sabretache: XLI, 8-14, March 2000.
LUCAS, F. J. 648, Lance Corporal

MACBEAN, Ian B. 121, Sergeant
MACDONALD, John Norman. Major
MACINTOSH, E. Trooper
MACKINNON, Donald N. Captain
MARTIN, Cecil Charles. 1725, Trooper.
MAXWELL, A. 2057, Trooper.
MCARTHY, J. E. Trooper.
MCCRACKEN, Edward. 1105, Sergeant.
MCCULLOCH, William B. (Wally). 1047, Lieutenant.
MCINTOSH, Alexander J. 1046, Lieutenant.
MCKINNON, Donald.
MCLAY, James. 1499, Trooper.
MOFFAT, Leslie Palmer. Lieutenant.
MONTGOMERY, John M. L. 1049, Trooper.
MOORE, Albert W. 1091, Sergeant.
MURRAY, Eric M. 966, Trooper.
MURTON, Herbert Murray 1093, Trooper.

NOTT, Edward Ross. Trooper.

OHALLORAN-GILES, Hew. Lieutenant.

PEEL, A. R. (John). Trooper.
PRIESTLEY, Charles. 1095, Trooper.

RANDERS, Harold K. 1722, Trooper.

SADLIER, John R. 1102, Trooper.
SAILL, Edward C. 935, Second Lieutenant.
SAYER, William Thomas. Trooper.
SLY, Alec F. 873, Trooper.
SMITH, John. 1397, Trooper.
STEWART, W. M. Trooper.
STRETCH, Samuel. 1218, Trooper.
SULLIVAN, Kevin I. 1216, Corporal.
SYME, Allan D. Lieutenant.

TEARE, J. S. Trooper.
THOMAS, D. L. 1280, Trooper.
TOOGOOD, Percy William. 653, Trooper.
TWOPENNY, Richard Ernest Noel. Lieutenant, MC and Bar

New Zealanders who served in the King's Colonials and/or King Edward's Horse

ABRAHAM, Lionel Martyn. Sergeant. Born 6 July 1893 and died 1987. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
ADAMS, Noel Percy. Captain. Transferred to New Zealand Field Artillery. Awarded Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) on 4 June 1917. Barrister in civilian life. Promoted to Colonel and became Commandant of the Military Training Camp at Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand during the First World War. See image (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
ARMSTRONG J. Private, New Zealander who enlisted in 1902 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the King's Colonials in 1903 and shown with that rank on 1905 Officer's List.
ARTHUR, Beckham. 111, Sergeant.

BAKER, R. H. Trooper.
BANKS, Donald William. 2134, Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
BARRY, A. V. Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
BAXTER, Gordon Eyre. 929, Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
BELL, Chevoit W. D. Sergeant.
BELL, William Henry Dillon. Captain. Lived at 47 Molesworth Street, Wellington, New Zealand. The son of New Zealand Prime Minister Hon. Sir Francis Bell, G.C.M.G., and Lady Bell. Captain Bell was the first Member of Parliament to go on active service in WWI. Killed in Action 31 July 1917 when shot by a sniper at Ferdinand farm. Mentioned in Despatches. (Reference – Auckland Online Cenotaph, Name recorded on the Menin Gate memorial).
BLACK, Ralph W. 1070, Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
BRENNAN. Sergeant.
BRIDGEMAN, Robert J. 1335, Trooper.
BRISTED, Geoffrey Thornborrow. Lance Corporal. Mentioned in Despatches. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
BROMFIELD, Sydney Lewis. 62, Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

CHENNELLS, C. H. Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
CHING, W. T. Sergeant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
COOPER, Henry Mark Hugh. Lieutenant. Died of Wounds. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

DARREL, Richard Frederick William. 1051, Sergeant. Known as Dick. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
DENNISTON, John Geoffrey. 221, Sergeant.
DONALD, Walter Alan. Sergeant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
DRUBE, Frederick Peter. 524, Lance Corporal. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

EARLE, Robert Charles 1319, Trooper. Known as Bob. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
ELY, P. A. Lieutenant

FEARNLEY, Ernest Walter. 1504, Trooper. Killed in Action. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
FEARNLEY, William George. 1503, Trooper. Killed in Action. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

GRACIE, T. S. Trooper. Transferred to East Lancashire Regiment. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
GRAY, Ronald. Sergeant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

HANDFORD, J. R. Second Lieutenant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
HANNAY, James. 578, Lieutenant, Awarded Military Cross. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
HARRISON, Charles Fancourt. Sergeant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
HAYTER, Frank Goodenough. 607, Trooper. Transferred to the Manchester Regiment. Promoted to Second Lieutenant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
HELLABY, R. S. Trooper. Known as Fred. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
HELLABY, John. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
HERAPATH, Basil Alexander Conrad. 371, Sergeant and promoted to Lieutenant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
HINDLE, Harold Burn. 332, Trooper. "Educated here until 1912 and afterwards at Cambridge, was in camp with King Edward's Horse when war broke out. He was given a commission in the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) as early as December, 1914, and went over to France two months later. The following September he was wounded at Loos, but returned to France, after six months, with a howitzer brigade. He subsequently received two appointments as officer orderly, and in October went to England on short leave. His health giving way he was unable to get back, and during March of last year was appointed instructor in a cadet school at Bournemouth. In six months time the school closed and he re-joined the R.F.A., being appointed Staff-Captain on Christmas Day, 1917. Returning in February, he stayed in the firing line until he was killed on March 29th, 1918 (with G Battery Royal Horse Artillery). He was in the School XV. for three years in succession." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]). The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website gives Hindle's date of death as 27 March 1918. He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph). Image.
HINDLESMITH, Arthur. 563, Sergeant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
HINDLESMITH, H. B. 332, Sergeant.
HOBBS, Charles. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery.

IZARD, Theodore Arthur. Second Lieutenant. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps and promoted to Lieutenant. Known as Pongo. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
JACOB, A. C. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Horse Artillery. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
JEFFERY, Sidney William, 1831, Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
JONES, F. Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

KINDER, Thomas Harry. Trooper. A son of Mr Harry Kinder who lived in Arney Road in Remuera, Thomas had his secondary education at Wanganui Collegiate where he served as head prefect in his last year. He then went to study at Caius College in Cambridge. When war was declared, he signed up with King Edwards Horse and transferred to the 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment and went to France. He was killed in action at the Somme on the 3 July 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Authuile, Somme, France and by a memorial plaque, St Mark’s Anglican Church, 95 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
KRO(U)GH, Henry Charles. 1377, Sergeant. Awarded the Military Medal. Nickname – Shorty. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

LIGHTBOUND, Austin. 9, Sergeant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

MACONNELL, Connal. Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
MACDONALD, R. Trooper.
McCOMB, William Collingwood. 806, Trooper. Known as Will. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
McCORMACK, Percy James. 1278, Corporal. Also known as Percy James McCallum. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
McKEAN, Archie. 384, Sergeant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
MCLEAN, F. S. (Frank). Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
MCLEAN, John A. 780, Trooper.
MUIR, James McLean. 287, Sergeant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

NATHAN, M. L. Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
NICOL, G. M. Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
NORTHCOTE, Tom Francis. 324, Sergeant transferred to Royal Flying Corps and promoted to Lieutenant. Mentioned in Despatches. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
PAIN, K. W. Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
PHILLIPS, Ernest Ivor. 238, Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
PINCKNEY, John William. 505, Trooper. Promoted to Lieutenant. Known as Jack. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
PYE, Allan. 1154, Trooper.

RIDGEWAY, William Kemp. 1593, Lance Corporal. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
ROBERTON, James Basil Wilkie. Signal Officer. Born 29 January 1896 at Wright St-Clair, Auckland, New Zealand. Saw service with the Northumberland Fusiliers. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1919. A doctor in civilian life he served as a Major in World War 2 attached to the Headquarters of the New Zealand Medical Corps, Nom. Roll 12, p.164 Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Service Number 462018. Died aged 99 on January 1996 at Te Awamutu, Waikato. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
ROGERS, Harry William. 1440, Lance Corporal. Killed in action. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
ROSS, Outram. 703, Corporal.
RUSSELL, George Gray. Major. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order on 4 February 1918 and Mentioned in Despatches three times. A solicitor in civilian life. Attended Wanganui Collegiate School and the University of Cambridge.

SAUNDERS, Ernest Valdrent. 1265, Lance Corporal. Awarded Croix de Guerre (Belgium).
SHENNAN, Watson Douglas. 508, Trooper. Promoted to Lance Corporal and awarded Military Cross (would be the Military Medal as an NCO). (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
SHERMAN, W. D. Trooper. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
SMEETON, Warwick J. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
STEWART, John Francis. 1376, Lance Corporal. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
SUNDERLAND, Geoffrey. 509, Trooper. Transferred to Royal Sussex Regiment, promoted to Sergeant and Killed in Action. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

WATSON, W. E. Sergeant. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
WILLIAMS, Samuel R. 184, Trooper. Known as Sam. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
WILLIAMS, Selwyn Coldham. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery, 189th Brigade, C Battery and promoted to Lieutenant. "At School here from the beginning of 1906, left with a number of others in May 1912, to go to Cambridge. While there he joined King Edward's Horse, and being liable for service abroad, expected to be called upon immediately the war broke out. With others, however, he was given a commission in the R.F.A., and for a time did special work at Home before going to France. He saw active service near Armentieres, in September 1915, but was invalided home again in the following January. Returning in April to the Somme front, he was associated with the New Zealanders in the attack on Fleurs, where, on his senior officer being wounded, he took command of his battery, and was recommenced [sic] for a decoration, which was never granted. His unit was later moved to some other part of the front, where he was killed on January 18th, 1917." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]). He is buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (I.A.17). (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).
WILSON, Reginald. 456, Trooper.

YOUNGHUSBAND, Leigh Norman. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery and promoted to Major. Mentioned in Despatches. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

British West Indies Volunteers who served in King Edward's Horse


British West Indies Volunteers who served in King Edward's Horse


Known members of King Edward's Horse who left Trinidad for England in the Great War with whereabouts in 1946 if known (King Edward's Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin 14: 1947).

Left Trinidad for England 18/10/15                

BALFOUR C. Corporal, Military Medal Canada 1946
CAMPBELL J. A. Trinidad
COLLINS Victor L. M. Lance Corporal Trinidad KIA Lys 9/4/18. Photograph from Jerome Lee's Caribbean Roll of Honour.
DE GANNES R. Trinidad Wounded Bourlon Wood 26/11/17
DE NOBRIGA J. O. Trinidad Died in Trinidad
DE SOUZA A. R. Trinidad
FAHEY F. O. B. Trinidad Gassed
FERREIRA E. L. Trinidad
GALT K. V. 1309, Private USA Wounded Savy Wood 22/3/17
GONZALES A. Dead Died in Trinidad 1945
HALE W. MBE
INCE L. USA Returned July 1916, medically unfit
McINROY Dead Died in Scotland
JOHNSTONE R. Corporal Trinidad Wounded Ypres 1917 and Lys 1918
O'CONNOR R. Trinidad
O'CONNOR B. Corporal Trinidad
SEHEULT R. Died in Trinidad
SEHEULT A. Died in Trinidad

To England after 1917

AGOSTINI J. L. Trinidad
COLLINS V. N. Trinidad
THREADKELL E.
HAMPDEN-COX T. A. Died in England pneumonia 9/5/19
HAMEL-SMITH E. S. Died in Trinidad
AGOSTINI E. B. USA
HATT E. L. Trinidad
MARQUES N. Trinidad
SPENCER H.
SELLIER F. USA
CONSTANT L. USA
ESPINDULA F. Trinidad

To England before 18/10/15

HERRERA R. Trinidad
LANGE M. Transferred to Field Survey Corps Trinidad
SHORT W. Lieutenant


KEH Officer's Nominal Roll - August 1914 & 1919


KEH Officer's Nominal Roll   -  August 1914 & 1919
Image of Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James DSO, circa 1919.

1914

Lieutenant-Colonel  Lieutenant Colonel V. S. Sandeman

Senior Major Major Lionel James

Majors    E. W. Hermon
                W. B. Pearch
                M. F. Dick
                H. C. Corlette

Captains   N. P. Adams (seconded and joined the New Zealand Forces)
                   George Gray Russell
                   J. M. F. Wilkinson
                   J. N. MacDonald

Lieutenants Ralph Dougnon Furse
                        R. G. Waddy (seconded)
                        C. A. Shaw  
                        H. Swann
                        B. H. Barber
                        W. C. P. Harvey

2nd Lieutenants      H. F. Creswick (seconded)
                                  A. G. Cameron (seconded)
                                  S. T. Ravenscroft
                                  F. G. Ling
                                  W. D. A. Holland
                                  H. M. H. Cooper
                                  Hon. H. S. Fielding
                                  D. MacKinnon
                                  D. K. Cameron
                                  F. J. Romanes
                                  P. D. Stevenson
                                  C. W. D. Bell
                                  A. G. Finlay
                                  H. F. Buxton
                                  N. G. Addison
                                  H. M. Tulloch
                                  G. H. Havelock-Sutton
                                  T. A. Izard

Adjutant Captain A. B. Reynolds (12th Lancers)

Quarter-Master Major W. Kennedy

Medical Officer Surgeon Captain W. Saville Henderson, M.D.

Chaplain Reverend A. Hunns, M.A., D.C.L.

Regimental Sergeant-Major M. O’Donnell.
 
1919

Lieutenant-Colonel   Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James DSO

Senior Major   Major M. F. Dick

Majors  G. G. Russell DSO
              J. N. MacDonald
              W. B. Pearch
              R. D. Furse DSO
              H. Swann

Captains    B. H. Barber MC
                    H. F. Creswick
                    A. G. Cameron
                    D. MacKinnon

Lieutenants   W. C. P. Harvey (seconded)
                         P. D. Stevenson
                         G. H. Havelock-Sutton MC
                         H. J. Aitchinson
                         T. A. Izard
                         L. C. Ramsey
                         D. A. Syme
                         E. G. Linton MC
                         R. E. N. Twopeny MC
                         T. F. Northcote
                         R. Girvan
                         R. W. Hope
                         N. A. Thomson
                         W. E. Watt AFC
                         A. W. Lade
                         J. Stewart
                          I. R. B. Stein MC
                         C. A. N. Garstin
                         J. C. N. Eastwick
                         V. Rathbone VC
                         J. F. Brackell
                         E. W. Francis
                          I. B. McBean
                          L. P. Moffat MC
                          L. L. Lacey
                          W. B. McCulloch MC
                          J. W. Patell
                          A. J. McIntosh
                         W. E. Gilbert MC
                          E. M. Murray
                          G. H. Matterson
                          E. E. Hyde
                          V. G. Fannin
                          O. S. Grape
                          B. A. C. Herapath
                          W. J. Pretorius
                          A. Y. MCormick
                          T. S. Robertson
                          A. Aagaard

2nd Lieutenants      W. M.Keay
                                   E. R. Ewels
                                   G. M. Meikle
                                   F. R. B. Thompson
                                   T. D. Bell
                                   G. B. Blaker
                                   W. Bolus
                                   C. W. Brownell
                                   R. R. Churchouse
                                   F. L. Cox
                                   R. A. Crompton
                                   J. C. Freeman
                                   W. J. H. Murdoch
                                   H. T. Swain
                                   A. G. Ewing
                                   E. C. Saill
                                   R. D. Alexander
                                   N. H. Campbell
                                   W. M. B. Short
                                   K. L. Hunter
                                   G. E. Robinson
                                   K. W. Armstrong- Lushington-Tulloch

Adjutants Captain G. H. Matterson (Acting)

Captain W. E. H. Bradburn (Reserve Regiment)

Quarter-Masters  Lieutenant J. R. Smith
                               Captain W. Acheson (Reserve Regiment)

Medical Officer Surgeon Captain W. Saville Henderson, M.D.

Chaplain Reverend A. Hunns, M.A., D.C.L.

Regimental Sergeant-Majors  E. E. Bond
                                                     A. Cole (Reserve Regiment).

KEH 'A'


KEH 'A' KEH 'A'
AAGAARD  Andrew (Anders) 1008  'A' Squadron. Originated from Argentina. Private, arrived in France 27 July 1915 and commissioned Second Lieutenant 22 February 1918. Died in 1957. WW1 1915 Star trio details confirmed on Medal Index Card (MIC), Regimental history and Old Comrades Association bulletins.

ABBOTT Bertie J. 1517 Private MIC.  An Australian born in New South Wales in 1895 and settled after the war in Bauple, Queensland.

ABRAHAM Lionel Martyn. Serjeant.  Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery on 4 December 1914. MIC.  A New Zealander who saw service in the King Edward's Horse from joining the university Squadron in 1912 when at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  Was living in Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1914 and returned post war.  1915 Star trio medal entitlements confirmed on MIC.

ADAMS Frank 1913 Private MIC
ADAMS Fred T. C. 106 Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 61234 MIC

ADAMS Lionel L. 1433 Private then promoted to Serjeant and transferred to the Reserve 26 June 1919. (Reference - Victory medal sold on electronic auction site 2014, image shown). Confirmed on MIC.

ADAMS Norman Clarke 670 Private, Serjeant. Born in England and arrived in France 20 October 1915 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal West Surrrey Regiment on the 5th February 1919. Confirmed on MIC.

ADAMS Noel P.  Captain.  A New Zealander who served in 'A' Squadron of the King Edward's Horse from 1909 after service in command of the Cambridge University Mounted Rifles as Lieutenant. Commanded the four University troops as a Squadron. Returned to New Zealand in 1916 as Colonel of the Base Training Camp for which he was awarded a CMG. Died in Clevedon, New Zealand in 1951.  Referenced in KEH History.  

ADAMSON W.  From Argentina - details not confirmed on MIC but noted in Old Comrades Association bulletins. 

ADDISON Noel Goodricke 191 Private.  Born in Natal on 25 December 1892 and joined the Oxford Troop of King Edward's Horse when studying at university. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 12 November 1914 and arrived in France on 1 June 1915 with 'A' Squadron King Edward's Horse. Killed in action 9 April 1918' aged 25 as a Lieutenant and awarded a posthumous Military Cross. Medal entitlements confirmed on MIC.  

AFFLECK Johnson M. 724 Private, Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers MIC

AGASS, Alfred. 465025, Private. Commonwealth War Graves information - Born Bethnal Green, London. Enlisted in Walthamstow. Killed in action at age 31 on 18/08/1915 in Belgium.  Name recorded on Menin Gate, Ypres Panel 54.  Name not confirmed on MIC and regimental number does not fit with KEH. Further research required.

AGATE Ronald N. 969 Private MIC
AGNEW Frank Vans 1112 Private, Second Lieutenant later Captain Tank Corps MIC

AGOSTINI, B. E. Private. Oxford University OTC then KEH. Home service 08/1917 to 11/11/1918. Stonyhurst War Record.

ALBERTSON Armand Harrold 1003 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 107480, Second Lieutenant Tank Corp
AIREY George R. Private, former Private 3rd Dragoon Guards, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17046 MIC
AITKEN D. B. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps MIC
ALAZIA Charles. Private in 1916.
ALBERTSON Armand Harold 1003 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 107480, Second Lieutenant Tank Corp MIC
ALBRECHT Frederick Private Corps of Dragoons D/10936 MIC
ALDERSON E. C. 1276 Private, Military Mounted Police 12405 MIC
ALDERTON Charles 490 Staff Quarter Master Serjeant MIC
ALEXANDER David A. H. 1400 Private MIC
ALEXANDER Frederick Vionee 4 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
ALEXANDER Ralph Douglas 958 Second Lieutenant MIC
ALEXANDRA Walter 862 Private, Private Army Service Corps R/41311 MIC

ALLAN John 1427 Private, Second Lieutenant and then Captain Machine Gun Corps MIC. Transferred Heavy section Machine Gun Corps 26/4/16 (London Gazette). Awarded Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in action at Courcellette on 15/9/17 whilst commanding Tank C6 (Cordon Rouge) so was in the Tank Corps or attached. Injured later in the war with 6th Battalion, Regt?

ALLEN Albert E. 1373 Private MIC
ALLEN Ernest Rawson 1032 Private, Private then Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
ALLEN Hamilton J. 557 Private MIC
ALLIOTT John A. 1086 Private MIC
ALLUM Ephraim 1926 Private MIC
ALMACK Alfred 1346 Private MIC
ALSOP George 2 S2 Private MIC
ALSOP John W. Private, former Private 1st Dragoons D/18482, Private Corps of Dragoons D/18482 MIC
ALSTON John F. 1395 Private, former Private Lincolnshire Yeomanry, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps MIC
AMBROSE Guy 1865 Private MIC
AMBROSE Herbert 543 Private MIC
AMOTT John Private in 1918
ANDERSON Andrew 1875 Private MIC
ANDERSON Claude W. 1693 Corporal MIC
ANDERSON Donald Alex 169 Corporal, Serjeant MIC
ANDERSON George Reid 124 Serjeant 1245 on another MIC MIC
ANDERSON John M. 14316 Private, Private Royal Air Force MIC
ANDERSON William L. 215 Serjeant, Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service, Captain Royal Field Artillery MIC
ANDREWS Charles James William Captain, Private South Rhodesia Column A1, Private 1st Rhodesia Regiment 7 MIC
ANDREWS Leonard H. D/1645 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC
ANDREWS William E. 1367 Private MIC
ANGOLD Harry E. 1289 Private MIC
ANSTEY Herbert L. 96 Private MIC
ARCHDALL Montgomery Private, Private Dragoons D/21216 MIC
ARCHIBALD William R. 1064 Private MIC
ARGENT Edward 1061 Private MIC
ARGENT W. K. Serjeant Major KEH in 1911
ARIZA Louis Francis 1110 Private MIC
ARKELL William J. 1345 Private MIC
ARMOUR Donald J. Lieutenant and Surgeon KEH 1910
ARMSTRONG Bertie Mac Vicar 671 Serjeant, Acting Captain MIC
ARMSTRONG Frederick 1209 Private MIC

ARMSTRONG J. Private. New Zealander who enlisted in 1902 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the King's Colonials in 1903 in command of 1st Troop (New South Wales) 'C' Squadron (Australasian) and shown with that rank on 1905 Officer's List.

ARMSTRONG John W. Private, Private 1st Dragoons, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17279 MIC

ARNOLD Jack 991 Private 'B' Squadron . 1914-15 Star (991 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (991 Pte., K. Edw. H.). Born in South Africa and entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 15 September 1915 and discharged 9th July 1919.  Medals sold with a copy of the Medal Index Card (Dixon Noonan Webb auctioneers, UK, 2014). Details confirmed on MIC

ARNOTT John 1482 Private MIC
ASH Arthur H. 1893 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45520 MIC
ASHDOWN James R. 1618 Acting Corporal MIC
ASHFORD William 104 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant The Queen's Regiment, Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC
ASTLEY William P. 807 Acting Corporal MIC
ATKINS John 567 Private, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/142659 MIC
ATKINS Leslie J. 1327 Private MIC
AUCKETT Arthur E. 1997 Attached King's African Rifles MIC
AUCUTT Richard E. 1325 Private, Lieutenant South Surrey Regiment MIC
AULIFF Harry 93 Serjeant, Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 115528 MIC
AUSTEN Cesil Alexander 987 Private, Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers MIC
AVERBACH Willy H. A. 1145 Private MIC
AYLWARD Gordon 1371 Private MIC


KEH 'BA- BE'


KEH 'BA- BE' KEH 'BA- BE'
BACON Herbert 785 Private MIC
BACK Arthur 1302 Rifleman, Second Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment MIC
BACKUS Alfred F. 1020 Private MIC
BAGNELL George W. 2043 Private MIC
BAILEY Alexander F. Private, former Private 6th Dragoon Guards 8209 MIC
BAILEY Edward 1712 Private, Private Lincolnshire Regiment 50111 MIC

BAILLIE Robert. Captain Sir. Bart. An original Officer in the King's Colonials 1902. Major Baillie commanded 'C' Squadron ( Australasian) King's Colonials in 1903. Died in October 1907 at Colchester. Photograph see Figure 4.

BAILLON Cyril 768 Private MIC
BAIN Bertram 1978 Private, Commissary Liverpool Regiment 85788 MIC
BAIRD Charles Alfred 15239 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Dublin Fusiliers MIC
BAKER Arthur W. 26 Private, MR/343298 Royal Army Service Corps MIC
BAKER Charles F. 1631 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers, Second Lieutenant Mchine Gun Corps MIC
BAKER George N. 1073 Corporal MIC
BAKER James H. 800 Private, Sapper Labour Corps 340258 MIC
BAKER Ralph Cleighton 1711 Private former Private Hertfordshire Yeomanry 2205 MIC
BAKER William H. 1969 Private MIC
BAKER William J. 743 Acting Corporal MIC
BALDWIN Cornelius 1648 Private, Private Labour Corp 230751 MIC
BALFOUR C. 1298 Military Mounted Police P/12933 MIC
BALL B. Corporal. Served in the King's Colonials and was proprietor of the Fox and Hounds Inn, Bourne End
BALL Samuel A. D/14418 Corps of Dragoons MIC
BALLARD Arnold 482 Private, Private Shropshire Light Infantry, Second Lieutenant South Wales Borderers MIC
BALSHAW Newton Kesleven Private, Second Lieutenant then Captain King's Royal Rifle Corps MIC
BANCROFT Dougas 1002 Private, Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment MIC
BANKES Robert W. L. 744 Private MIC
BANNOCK William H. 1363 Serjeant MIC
BANTA Frederick B. 1774 Private, Private Labour Corp 112239 MIC
BARBER Basil Hastings Lieutenant, Captain, Major. Australian. 'C' Squadron
BARBER Joseph A. 1527 Private MIC
BARDELL Arthur G. 1732 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85700, Private Tank Corps 302884 MIC
BARKER Augustine Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel Royal Field Artillery MIC
BARKER William Private, former 3rd Dragoon Guards GS/14786, Corps of Dragoons D/15087 MIC
BARLOW Geoffry Petrie 287 Private, Second Lieutenant Notts and Derby Regiment MIC
BARLOW George T. 67 Private, Private Essex Regiment 32746 MIC
BARNARD William H. Private, Corps of Dragoons D/13185 MIC
BARNES William C. Private 3rd Dragoon Guards D/17908 MIC
BARRATT Gaston E. S. 1420 Private, Private Royal Engineers 313096 MIC
BARRETT Archibald 1431 Private MIC
BARRETT John 1522 Private, Driver Royal Field Artillery 261135, Royal Naval Reserve 7243 T. S Trimmer MIC
BARRETT Reginald T. 1729 Corporal, Labour Corp Warrant Officer Class 2 679732 MIC
BARRON George H. 1066 Private, Lieutenant South Notts Hussars MIC
BARRY Arthur V. 335 Royal Army Service Corps M/41355 MIC
BARTELLE James 1296 Private MIC
BARTLETT Ashmead Lieutenant attached from 1st Regiment of Cavalry, former British South African Police MIC
BARTLETT John Royston 1674 Private, Second Lieutenant Border Regiment, Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC
BARTON William L. 1151 Private MIC
BASSETT Alfred Petre 54 Private MIC
BASSILL James F. 1657 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/32103 MIC
BATES George E. 2040 Private, Private Corps of Hussars 56048 MIC
BATES Joseph C. 720 Private, Acting Staff Quarter Master Serjeant MIC
BATTERBURY William Charles 19 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers MIC
BATTERSBY Eric W. 885 Serjeant MIC
BATTYE Francis Montague 1370 Private MIC
BAUER L. N. 1666 Private MIC
BAXTER Gordon E. 929 Private, Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment MIC

BAYLEY Lewis S. 513 Private.  British War Medal - 513 PTE. L. S. BAYLEY. K. EDW. H. and Victory Medal - 513 PTE. L. S. BAYLEY. K. EDW. H. shown with a copy of the Medal Index Card.  The 1915 Star was noted as missing. Arrived in France 23 August 1915 and discharged 8 August 1919. (Image from an electronic auction site, UK, 2014).  

BAYLIS Gerald William Quarter Master, Lieutenant General MIC
BAYLISS Louis 1099 Serjeant, Serjeant Yorkshire Dragoons 3681, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps Cavalry 100103 MIC
BEALE Cecil G. 635 Serjeant MIC
BEALL Leonard G. 87 Private, 2045 as well on MIC MIC
BEARDON Joseph D. 1251 Private, Private Labour Corps 329908 MIC
BEAUMONT Frank Vans 986 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps MIC
BECKETT Arthur H. F. 1682 Private MIC
BECKMAN George E. 996 Private MIC
BEDFORD Alfred 298 Corporal, Corporal Royal Engineers 91590 MIC
BEENKEN Frederick Carl. 850 Private MIC
BEGBIE Vincent 960 Private, Second Lieutenant Cameron Highlanders MIC
BELL Erwin 1537 Private MIC
BELL Harold Cecil Alexander 389 Private, Second Lieutenant 3rd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attached 2/14th Lancashire Regiment MIC
BELL Percy 753 Private MIC
BELL Thomas D. 741 Private, Second Lieutenant MIC

BELL William Henry Dillon Lieutenant, Captain from New Zealand Expeditionary Force MIC, KIA 31/07/17 aged 33.   Son of Sir Francis Bell and a Member of NZ Parliament for Wellington.  Photograph of him mounted on his horse from Miss Enid Bell. 

BELLMAN Henry E. 1324 Private MIC
BELSON Frederick 1487 Acting Corporal MIC
BENN William W. 1253 Private MIC
BENNETT Arthur W. 1357 Private MIC
BENNETT Charles 1240 Private MIC
BENNETT James H. 947 Private, Private Labour Corps 423041 MIC
BENNETT John F. 55 Serjeant MIC
BENSTEAD Geoffrey 668 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Canadian Regiment MIC
BENTLEY Alfred Harry 1166 Private, Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment, Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC
BENTLEY R. W. 1443 Private MIC
BERCOVITZ Soloman 1104 Private MIC
BERKELEY John E. L. 982 Corporal MIC

BERRY A. G. Lieutenant. King's Colonials 1902. Commanded 3rd Troop (Victoria) 'C' Squadron (Australasian) in 1903. Photograph see Figure 4.

BERRY Richard Alfred 792 Lance Serjeant MIC
BERTRAM Cyril Robertson Second Lieutenant, Flying Officer Royal Flying Corps MIC
BERTRAND Walter R. 1398 Private, Private Tank Corps 112244 MIC
BESTOW Frederick W. 1001 Private MIC
BESWICK Rodney Knight 664 Private, Lieutenant 11th Lancashire Fusiliers, Captain 52th Manchester Regiment MIC
BETHELL Frank 422 Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 104491 MIC
BETTINGTON John H. G. 646 Private, Second Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment MIC
BETTS Reginald J. 1044 Private, Corporal MIC
BEVAN Percy 659 Private, Serjeant MIC
BEYNON Alexander W. 1803 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61214, Private Tank Corps 302800 MIC
BEYNON R. T. 1816 Private, Private Royal Air Force 319759 MIC







KEH 'BI-BO'


BIDDLES Graham A. 1013 Private MIC
BILL Kenneth 1450 Private, Private Tank Corps 302704, Northumberland Fusiliers 61204 MIC
BILLMAN Walter Melville Private, Second Lieutenant 16th Middlesex Regiment MIC

BINGHAM William Private, Corps of Dragoons D/10855 MIC.  British War Medal and Victory Medal sold at auction.

BINGLE Alfred 1726 Private MIC
BINKS Harris Jonathan Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
BIRCH Thomas Newbery 650 Private MIC

BIRD Henry 1006 Private, Corporal. South African and saw service in France in WW1.

BISHOP Hugh S. 461 Second Lieutenant, Captain Tank Corps MIC
BISPHAM Frederick 1214 Serjeant, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 39884, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 40532, Serjeant Tank Corps 302909 MIC
BIZLEY Walter C. 1485 Trumpeter, Private 14th London Regiment MIC
BLACK Hugh K. 1965 Private, Private Royal Army Medical Corps 135536 MIC
BLACK Ralph W. 1070 Private, Private Labour Corps 613027 MIC
BLACKBURN Edward H. 723. Private, Serjeant DCM OBE
BLACKMAN Harold 1249 Private, Temporary Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
BLACKWELL Arthur E. Private former Private 7th Dragoon Guards D/12610, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC
BLAKE Grey Philip 1747 Private, Private East Kent Regiment, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC
BLAKELEY Leighton 1575 Private MIC
BLAKER Geoffrey Beckett 651 Private, Acting Corporal, Second Lieutenant MIC
BLAMEY Marshall 1916 Private MIC
BLANCHARD James F. J. 222 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Cavalry Field Artillery, MIC
BLAYLOCK Johnathan A. 1270 Private MIC
BLETSOE William Bruce Serjeant, Second Lieutenant 18th Hussars MIC
BLIGH Leslie 1897 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 40117, Private Tank Corps 302862 MIC
BLISS William Stanley. 787 Private, Lance Corporal MIC
BLOUNT Maurice Bertie 1542 Private MIC
BLUNN Gordon J. 1969 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 857222
BODDY Osbert Harold 812 Lance Corporal, Acting Serjeant
BOILEAU Gilbert 1075 Private
BOLLARD John C. 1255 Acting Serjeant, Acting Serjeant Labour Corps 443401
BOLTON George W. 872 Serjeant

BOLUS Walter 1481 Private. Arrived in France June 1916. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Special Reserve of Officers after attending an Officers Cadet Unit 23/2/18. Promoted to Lieutenant 23/8/19 and resigned commission 1/4/19. Photograph from OCB and additional photographs with family history correspondence from his grandson Walter regarding his grandfather's service and noted his riding trophies. Lieutenant Bolus won many Irish Championships as shown in the accompanying photograph. 

BOND Ernest E. 381 Corporal, Temporary Regimental Serjeant Major, Transport Warrant Officer Class 1
BONESS Private, ex-1st Dragoon Guards D/18387, Corps of Dragoons
BONNER Thomas Private, ex-7th Dragoon Guards D/17304, Corps of Dragoons
BOOR Alexander R. 1043 Private
BOOTH Sydney G. 738 Corporal
BORLEY Geo D. Private, Labour Corps 585703
BORNS Frank 1336 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40533
BOTHWELL Edwin I. 1891 Private
BOTTLE Harry C. 340 Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2
BOUCH W. K. 11 Serjeant
BOUCHER H. 74 Lance Corporal
BOWEN Horace C. 628 Private

BOWKER John R. Steer. 8 Private. Portrait photograph with bandolier (Figure 367). (Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 118517)

BOYER Charles J. 1082 Private, Private Royal Engineers 359692
BOYLETT Herbert L. 1630 Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302804, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 39960, Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 40540
BOX Thomas 552 Private
BOXALL Herbert S. 2070 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61178, Private Corps of Dragoons D/21018

KEH 'BR-BW'


KEH 'BR-BW' KEH 'BR-BW'
BRADBURN William Ernest Horatio. Private ex-8th Hussars 13319, Acting Corporal, Captain. Born 26 May 1884, Derby.  Commissioned 17/04/17. Lieutenant  17/10/18, A/Captain and Adjutant of Reserve Regiment then Adjutant demobilised Regiment.  Had seen previous service as a Private 1556 South African Constabulary in Boer War 01/1902-10/1907. 09/14 8th Hussars as Acting Corporal 13319 and served in France until 04/1917. Appointed Military Police Force Cyprus and became Colonel Inspector General British Guiana. Awarded King's Police medal 28/04/32, 1935 Silver Jubilee medal, 1937 Coronation medal. Appointed Officer of the Order of St John of Jerusalem 15/02/35. Lived at Budleigh, Salterton 1946-68.  

BRADNEY Private served in Dublin
BRADSHAW Arthur 1228 Private, Private Labour Corp 421715
BRADSHAW William J. 1975 Serjeant attached King's African Rifles
BRAGG A. C. 42 Private
BRAGG Robert Charles 227 Corporal, Temporary Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery
BRAKE Francis Joseph Edwin 56 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force

BRAKELL James Forster 410 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant. Taken Prisoner of War 31/07/1917 and repatriated 23/12/1918.

BRAMBLEBY Percy Mead 81 Staff Quarter Master Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corp
BRAND Jonathan 1530 Private
BRANDON Frederick 574 Private
BRANDON Lionel 797 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant and then Captain Royal Army Service Corps
BRANT Arthur 626 Private, Serjeant
BRANWOOD Alfred J. 917 Private
BRAVERY Charles 519 Private
BRAY Alexander F. 1829 Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 61175
BRAZIER Dyckon C. 1384 Private
BREBNER Norman G. 1681 Corporal
BREBNER William Mason 1640 Private, Labour Corps 416793
BRENCHLEY Mark 1071 Private
BRENNAN John 1069 Private, Tank Corps 305381
BRENT Stuart 558 Private
BRETON Albert Private, ex-1st Dragoon Guards, D/17023, Corps of Dragoons
BRETT Thomas 1204 Private
BRETT William 1156 Private
BREWSTER John A. 25 Private 2111 on MIC as well
BRICE C. L. 488 Private
BRIDGEMAN Robert J. J. 1335 Private

BRIDGER David Edgar. 738 Private DOW 19/04/15 BIGGLESWADE CEMETERY, UK.  Civilian photograph on ukphotoarchive.org.uk 

BRIDGES Herbert T. 1207 Private
BRIDGES William 643 Private
BRIGGS Bertram H. 1487 Private
BRINN John F. T. 246 Serjeant
BRINSDEN Horace W. 1841 Private ex-Rifle Brigade B/200737
BRISCO Richard. B. 1075 Lance Corporal, Warrant Officer Class 2 Royal Engineers
BRISTOL Samuel S. 1324 Private, Durham Light Infantry 10165

BRISTOW Wilfred Holditch 2049 Private, KIA 30/10/17 aged 33. Son of Henry Barnes Bristow and Kathleen Sara Bristow (nee Holditch), of The Chantry House, Steyning, Sussex. DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

BRITTON Thomas S. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/18316
BRITTS M. H. G. 319 Private, Second Lieutenant Supply Transport
BROADHEAD William Smitheon 705 Private, Second Lieutenant Reserve Regiment of Cavalry
BROCK Oliver W. 1624 Private
BROCKMAN Keith Cooper 1316 Private, Private Tank Corp 112090, King's Own Lancaster Regiment Second Lieutenant
BROCKWELL Francis J. 1661 Private, Corps of Hussars 56040

BROMFIELD Sydney Lewis (Sid) 62. Private in pre-war KEH.  Commissioned 26/06/17 Acting Captain Lincolnshire Regiment. Lived/born in New Zealand then lived with parents at 636 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol.  Attended annual camp 1913.  Went to France 22/04/15.  Captain Middlesex Regiment Home Guard in WW2. Living at Iver Heath in 1946. Serjeant Bromfield (far right) sent this postcard of his section to his mother to 636 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol after having 'a very good time' attending annual camp in Bulford in July 1913.  He is wearing 'B' Squadron (British American) collar badges of the King's Colonials.  He is also shown with his section in Figures 146 and 149 attending signal training.  

BROOKE John Warwick 606 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Intelligence Corps
BROOKER Harry Hill 1162 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
BROOKER Jack 1365 Private, Lieutenant Army Reserve, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force
BROOKMAN Charles J. 499 Staff Quarter Master Serjeant 'B' Squadron
BROOM William 1061 Private ex-King's Royal Rifle Corps R/34551, Private Royal Engineers 311025
BROOMAN Ernest P. 1343 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45448
BROSTER Harold Broughton 363 Private, Second Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corp, Acting Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
BROWN Albert T. 1435 Private, Private Labour Corp 421716
BROWN Arthur E. H. 1761 Private

BROWN Charles B. (Cecil). 1718. Private KEH, Private Tank Corps 112224. Lived in South America and died in 1953.

BROWN George G. 964 Private
BROWN George William Farrer 1080 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 63245, Serjeant Royal East Kent Regiment 1080
BROWN Herbert C. 1341 Private

BROWN John 1426 Private, DOW 23/04/20 aged 42. Son of Margaret and the late Henry Brown, of Cresswll House, Station Road, Cullercoats, Northumberland. WHITLEY BAY (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD, UK.

BROWN Orlando Moray 682 Private, Second Lieutenant, Temporary Captain, Acting Major, Major Royal Engineers
BROWN Peter H. 1227 Private, Private Tank Corps 112018
BROWN Thomas Christie 1482 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85718
BROWNE Austin Elmitt 1386 Private, Second Lieutenant West Riding Regiment
BROWNE William E. 904 Private
BROWNELL William Charles 1344 Sapper, Acting Serjeant, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant

BROWNING Harry G. 2107 Private former 1st Royal Dragoon D/3709, Died in service. 27/01/19. GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND.

BROWNLESS Alfred R. 1251 Private
BROXUP John H. 906 Private
BRUCE Hugh M. 1714 Private
BRUNTON Preston 52 Private
BRYANT Ernest William C. 1290 Acting Serjeant

BUCHANAN George Frederick 1242 Corporal, KIA 13/03/18 aged 42 as a Private. Son of George and Caroline Buchanan. ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE.

BUCKLAND Geoffrey J. 583. Private Buckland was born in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia on the 30th January 1893 and enlisted on 26th August 1914 in England.  He was killed in action by a German rifle grenade on 7th August 1915 after seeing action at Ploegsteert Wood in July 1915.  RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

BUCKLEY Herbert Morris 473 Private
BUCKLEY M. Francis Sapper, Major Royal Field Artillery
BUCKLEY Millard 1142 Private, Private 13th Royal Scots, Second Lieutenant Labour Corps
BUCKNELL William Wentworth Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 108 Brigade
BULL George 1603 Private
BULL Percy William 1293 Private
BULTEAU Victor H. 1879 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39988
BURBIDGE Arthur Henry 40 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40543, Second Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
BURDETT John Burdett 80 Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
BURGE Frank 707 Private, Corporal
BURGESS Charles F. 1002 Private
BURGESS John 1616 Private
BURKE Michael L. 1001 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant
BURKE William J. 742 Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 61170
BURNETT Sidney C. 1212 Private
BURNIE Charles 848 Private
BURNSIDE Joseph Augustus 667 Private, Lieutenant then Acting Captain 1/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
BURT David 960 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps
BURTON Archer R. 1054 Serjeant
BURTON Charles William Gordon 1395 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
BURTON Richard N. R. 1445 Private, Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 Royal Engineers 213817, WR/354913
BUSH Robert W. 1817 Corporal, Corporal Royal Defence Corps 71971
BUTLER Adrian Illingworth 936 Trooper, Royal Engineers A/198254, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
BUTLER Robert W. 1367 Private
BUTLER William Mahoney Captain, Lieutenant Colonel 9th Tank Battalion
BUTTERFIELD Ernest 699 Private, Private Royal Engineers 311020
BUTTERWORTH Christian name possibly C. from name on manufacturers label in bandsman's tunic, 1913.

BUXTON Gordon Ottford 500 Private. Born in England and served in 'C' Squadron during WW1. Photograph shown on kingedwardshorse.net

BYNOE J. E. K. 1 Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. Awarded Coronation medal 1911. There were two Bynoe brothers who served with the King's Colonials from 1902. The junior of which had a son who served in France 1915-19 presumably Private Ronald L. Bynoe.

BYNOE Ronald L. 532 Private. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal held by NAM.

BYSOUTH Sydney Private, 653rd Company Labour Corps 416807

KEH 'CA-CN'


KEH 'CA-CN'
CADIC Joseph E. 1097 Private MIC
CAILES Stephen E. 893 Private, Acting Serjeant then Second Lieutenant Royal Marine Light Infantry MIC
CALLAGHAN Charles 1519 Private, Tanks Corps 302947, Northumberland Fusiliers 40118 MIC
CALNAN George 330 Private MIC

CAMERON Arthur Garfield. Lieutenant KEH 1910 who joined as Rhodes scholar at Oxford university and was a Second Lieutenant in 1907 in command of the Oxford university detachment attached to 'D' Squadron. Rejoined the KEH at the outbreak of WW1 and rose to become Acting Major in command of 'C' Squadron KEH. Became a Major in the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1918.

CAMERON Donald Keith. Former Captain Cameron Highlanders, Captain MIC. Australian, photograph on kingedwardshorse.net

CAMERON Herbert J. 984 Private then Lance Corporal attached to Trench Mortar Battery, Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers, Lieutenant King's African Rifles MIC
CAMLIN Edward Former Private Royal Dragoons D/17238, Private, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC
CAMPBELL James A. 1311 Private MIC
CAMPBELL James C. 1583 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85698 MIC
CAMPBELL Nigel Harry Second Lieutenant MIC
CAMPBELL Robert B. 1794 Private, Second Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant Labour Corps MIC
CAMPION A. B. L. Second Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant Welsh Regiment MIC
CANNON William 1168 Private MIC

CAPPER Isidore Alfred 433 Private, Acting Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61202. Alfred Capper was born Alfred Friedlander and changed his name by deed poll Nov 1914 because of his surnames Germanic tone. He served in the 2nd King Edward's Horse as a Private later transferring to the King Edward's Horse as a Private 433 with him appearing in Figure 22 in a Hotchkiss machine gun section of King Edward's Horse in 1916.  He finally transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers as an Acting Corporal 61202. He was rumoured to have worked in South Africa and this could have been sufficient connection for the appeal of the 2nd KEH as it was made up of Colonial volunteers. The family recall that although he didn't speak about his wartime experiences at one stage he was shot off his horse and buried by the earth thrown up by the shell but escaped unscathed, and that eventually they had to fight dismounted.  Alfred died in 1945 and was awarded the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal. The family retain his 2nd King Edward's Horse cap badge (With thanks for the portrait (shown in the 2nd King Edward's Horse Nominal Roll section) and other photograph and correspondence from his maternal grandson Robert Cruickshank).

CAREY Leonard Arthur 1288 Private, Second Lieutenant 2nd Devonshire Regiment MIC
CARLTON Edward Former Private 1st Dragoons D/15338, Private, Corps of Dragoons MIC
CARR George 1149 Serjeant MIC
CARR Isaac Former Private 3rd Dragoon Guards D/352, Private MIC
CARR Talbot E. 921 Private MIC
CARRIG Edward 1260 Private MIC
CARSON Robert E. 152204 Private 2/1st Scottish Horse 4057, Private Border Regiment 260587, Private KEH, Private Royal Fusiliers 59098 MIC
CARTER Bertrand S. 544 Corporal, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps, Lieutenant Tank Corps MIC
CARTER Herbert Thompson 92 Private MIC
CARTEY John B. 1150 Private MIC
CASEY Reginald 540 Private MIC
CASTLE Archibald Crisp Private Rifle Brigade S/29094, Private KEH, 10th Cadet Battalion, 1/4th Leicestershire Regiment MIC
CASTLE Gordon 2010 Private 2069 on MIC as well MIC
CASTLE William S. 704 Private MIC
CAVANAGH Albert J. 1018 Private MIC
CHADWICK Clifford N. 623 Corporal, Serjeant MIC
CHAFEN Harold S. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/13912 MIC
CHALKIN Herbert 732 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61254 MIC
CHALKLEY Albert 553 Private MIC
CHAMBERLAIN Arthur Henry 859 Acting Corporal MIC
CHAMBERS Alexander E. 725 Private, Private Shropshire Light Infantry 8192, Private Military Mounted Police P12039 MIC
CHANDLER James W. 1221 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40551 MIC
CHAPMAN Charles T. 1187 Company Quarter Master Serjeant - Northumberland Fusiliers 61295, Tank Corps 30284 MIC

CHAPPELL, Cyril Thomas.  1946, Corporal.  Born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire and died of wounds on the Western Front 11 March 1918.  Buried in St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France.  Image of memorial plaque (death penny) shown from when it was sold at auction February 2019.   1915 Star trio medal entitlements confirmed on MIC.

CHARLES B. Staff Serjeant Major KEH since 1910 and retired in 1912 but returned to the Regiment and probably an original member of the King's Colonials since 1902.

CHARLES John 1905 Expeditionary Force Canteens 1441, Gunner Royal Field Artillery 1355, Private KEH MIC
CHARLES Thomas 77 Private, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61302 MIC
CHARTER Walter G. 1567 Private MIC
CHASE Percival 1894 Private MIC
CHEESEMAN James Alfred 894 Private, Sapper MIC
CHEETHAM Arthur R. 712 Private MIC
CHENERY Harold 1608 Private MIC
CHEYNE James D. 901 Private MIC
CHILD Arthur J. 1498 Private MIC
CHIPPERFIELD Edward 1195 Private MIC
CHIRNSIDE R. M. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905
CHITTY John 571 Private MIC
CHRISTENSON Cecil C. 2143 Private MIC
CHRISTIE James 1436 Private MIC
CHRISTIE James V. 1331 Private MIC

CHUBB, W. S. R. Saddler. 1881. Casualty. BWM and Victory medals sold at auction. Details not confirmed on MIC.

CHURCHOUSE Reginald Rufus 995 Private, Second Lieutenant MIC
CHURCHYARD Archibald 1510 Former Sapper Royal Engineers 229154, Private KEH, Royal Engineers Railway Transport Department WR/287661 MIC
CHURMS William H. 351 Private MIC
CLACY Walter 1273 Lance Corporal MIC
CLANCY WM John 1297 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 91433, Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps MIC
CLAPHAM Graeme W. 774 Private MIC
CLARK Reginald 1622 Acting Corporal MIC
CLARK Thomas 2024 Private - Northumberland Fusiliers 61179, Tank Corps 302873 MIC
CLARK William D. 804 Private, Private DLI, Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC
CLARKE Albert 1405 Corporal MIC
CLARKE Alfred C. 1695 Private MIC
CLARKE Eric O. 952 Private MIC
CLARKE H. V. 1120 Private, Captain Machine Gun Corps MIC
CLEARY Arthur 230754 Former Labour Corps 233754, Private KEH 230754 MIC
CLEGG Reginald A. D/11696 Private, Private Company of Dragoons MIC
CLOUTT Harry 1899 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61251 MIC
CLYNE Joesph 1469 Private, 2050 as well on MIC MIC

KEH 'CO-CU'


KEH 'CO-CU' KEH 'CO-CU'
COATES Charles 406 Private MIC
COATES Henry Smith J. 161187 Serjeant MIC
COATS George SR/116 Serjeant, Serjeant Veterinary Corps SR/45 MIC
COATES James 751 Private MIC
COCKER William Edward 875 Private MIC
COETZEE Hendrick S. 1321 Private MIC
COGHILL Alfred J. P. 858 Corporal, Warrant Officer Class 2 MIC
COGHLAN Gerald N. 981 Private MIC
COHEN Joesph M. J. 1772 Acting Serjeant, Acting Serjeant 38th Royal Fusiliers J/136 MIC

COLE A. Squadron Serjeant Major in the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards appointed as Staff Serjeant Major KEH in 1911.

COLE Arthur 900 Private MIC
COLE John 1539 Private MIC
COLEMAN John 1118 Lance Corporal MIC
COLLEY Frank W. 1080 Private MIC
COLLIER Louis Van 1745 Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61212, Lance Corporal 7th London Regiment 61212 MIC
COLLINS Vernon N. 2040 Private MIC

COLLINS, Victor Leon Monier. 1308, Lance Corporal. Killed in Action in France 09/04/1918. Son of F. A. Collins, Deputy Registrar of the Courts, Trinidad. Born 25 Sep 1896, at Port of Spain. Educated Queens Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Sailed with the First Merchants Contingent on 18 Oct 1915. (Reference: Commonwealth War Dead Grave Memorial Reference: XVII. B. 19. Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, France). Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph.1915 Star medal trio entitlement details confirmed on MIC.  Image from Old Comrades Association Bulletin.

COLLINS William L. 695 Private MIC
COLLYMORE Robert Private, 5th Seaforth Highlanders, Captain 2nd London Regiment TF, Second Lieutenant 2nd London Regiment MIC
COLTON Albert 1210 Lance Corporal, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45458 MIC
COLVIN Jonathan Mc D. 689 Private, Private then Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment MIC
CONDER, Albert Edward. Private from Argentina
CONNELLY John 810 Private, later Lieutenant RNVR MIC
CONRAN R. H. 1003 Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
CONRICK Rupert L. 2011 Corporal, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61252, Corporal Tank Corps 302850 MIC
CONSTABLE Clifford Edward. Lieutenant
CONSTANT Lionel E. 2197 Private MIC
COOK Frederick James 466 Corporal, Second Lieutenant later Captain Border Regiment MIC
COOK Herbert Henry 805 Serjeant, Regimental Serjeant Major then Temporary Second Lieutenant 4th Reserve Cavalry MIC
COOK William Stanley 854 Private MIC
COOKE David Robert 1340 Private, Lieutenant 6th Gordon Highlanders MIC
COOKE Ewin E. 1580 Private MIC
COOKE Frederick W. 1751 Private MIC
COOKE James Edward 1444 Private MIC
COOKE John E. 1254 Private MIC
COOMBES Valentine H. 493 Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2 MIC
COOPER Christopher L. 78 Private MIC
COOPER Frank 1014 Private MIC
COOPER Henry Mark Hugh Lieutenant MIC
COOPER Herbert J. 735 Serjeant MIC
COOPER T. W. 2328 Private MIC
COOTE Andrew L. 1953 Private MIC
COOTE R. A. Adjutant, Captain in KEH 1910, ex-17th Lancers and the North West Mounted Police. Resigned in 1912.
COPE John R. 1203 Private MIC
CORBETT Frank G. 59 Serjeant MIC
CORDER Harold C. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39947, GWF no MIC.
CORIN Thomas 1160 Private MIC
CORLETTE H. C. Second Lieutenant. King's Colonials 1902. Commanded 3rd Troop (Australian) 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials 1903. Photograph see Figure 4.
CORNER Leonard 1907 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61283, Private Tank Corps 302824 MIC
CORNISH Charles H. 971 Private MIC
COSTELLO Patrick 1131 Private MIC
COTMAN Robert A. 1364 Private, Private Essex Regiment, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps MIC
COTTON Frederick C. 1676 Private MIC
COUNLEY Harry 1045 Private MIC
COUPAR Charles 954 Private MIC
COUSINS Harry W. 114 Private MIC
COUVE Noel 264 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC

COWAN Eric Hamilton 393 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant ex-Royal Garrison Artillery Territorial Force MIC. Liverpool (Rugby) Football Club member – full-back in the legendary 1913-14 XV. Joined King Edward’s Horse in February 1914 and was a Lance-Corporal by the outbreak of war. London Gazette: 6/4/15: to be 2/Lieut, 1st Lancs RGA, dd. 1/4/15. A younger brother, D.W. Cowan, Lieut., RFA is commemorated on the same grave and an elder, G.K., served in the Liverpool Scottish (10th Bn, King’s Liverpool Regt. EH and DW Cowan are commemorated on the Liverpool College chapel memorial. GK was also at the College. Post & Mercury 2/3/16: Eric Cowan was with the Liverpool firm of Balfour, Williamson, merchants. Eric Cowan named on the memorial at Liverpool CC, Aigburth. Like his brothers, Eric was educated at Liverpool College. On his KEH service record the place of birth - Melbourne, Australia. This may have been necessary to join an outfit which had so many Empire connections, but his birth was registered in the Toxteth Park district of Liverpool in 1894, and the 1901 and 1911 censuses show him, and his brothers, as born in Liverpool. Died at Canterbury after an operation, buried with full military honours 28/02/1916 in LIVERPOOL (TOXTETH PARK) CEMETERY. Son of George R. Cowan, of 28, Sydenham Avenue, Sefton Park, Liverpool.

COWELL Stanley Thomas 1625 Private ex-Sapper Royal Engineers 229156 MIC
COWEN Joseph M. J. 1772 Acting Serjeant, Acting Serjeant 38th Royal Fusiliers J/136 MIC
COWIE Graham Robertson Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Captain South African Medical Corps MIC
COWLEY Edwin C. Second Lieutenant, Major Norfolk Yeomanry MIC
COX Alfred Graeme 64 Serjeant, Temporary Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps MIC
COX Frederick Leslie 610 Private, Second Lieutenant MIC
COX Hampden Trevor Ashby 2090 Private KIA 09/05/18. Details of death or burial unknown.
CRADOCK Montagu Lieutenant Colonel, later Lieutenant Colonel 2nd King Edward's Horse MIC
CRADOCK Sheldon William Keith Major MIC
CRAM Jonathan 1007 Private MIC
CRAMER Roland H. 1286 Private MIC
CRAMPTON Charles Stanhope 1100 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps MIC
CRAMPTON Vivian Moore 1896 Corporal, Ex-Private Rhodesia Regiment 82, attached 2/4th Dorsetshire Regiment MIC
CRANE Arthur A. 769 Private, Corporal Labour Corps 416776 MIC
CRANSTON Herbert D. 856 Private MIC
CRAWFORD Charles A. 795 Private MIC
CRAWSHAY Lionel R. 1066 Private, Royal Engineers 312892 MIC
CRAYFORD William 1116 Serjeant MIC
CREIGHTON James Captain 1146 Private MIC
CRESSWELL Charles E. 2046 Private MIC
CRESWICK Henry Forbes Second Lieutenant in the KEH in 1907, Lieutenant 1910, Captain during WW1. MIC
CROMPTON R. A. 399 Corporal, Second Lieutenant MIC
CRONE Percy Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers MIC

CRONJE S. W. Private in the King's Colonials in 1908 when attending annual camp as part of the Oxford university detachment. Nephew of the Boer General Cronje.

CROOKE C. H. Squadron Serjeant Major. 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials. Portrait photograph (see Figure 211) circa 1905-09.

CROSBY Harold Parker 44 Private MIC
CROSS Harold C. 1886 Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 61253, Tank Corps 302826 MIC
CROSS James 127 Serjeant, Royal Field Artillery Second Lieutenant MIC
CROSS Reginald G. W. 530 Private MIC
CROSSLAND Frank J. 1096 Private, Royal Fusiliers GS/59100 MIC
CROUCH Edwin C. 1552 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 22927, Private Tank Corps, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC
CROWE Walter William 577 Private, Private then Second Lieutenant East Yorkshire Regiment MIC
CROWLEY John N. 1425 Corporal MIC
CROWTHER Owen 1945 Private, Ex-5th South African Infantry 3857 MIC
CUBITT, Henry S. 32. First enlisted recruit of the King's Colonials in 1902. No MIC record for the Great War.
CULLEN Fred 1999 Private, Hong Kong Royal Garrison Artillery MIC
CULNAN George 330 Private MIC
CULVERHOUSE Edward 1011 Private, Private Corps of Lancers L/18297 MIC
CUMINGS Frank G. 633 Corporal MIC
CUNINGHAME Charles Lennon Second Lieutenant - ex-9th Cavlary Reserve, KEH, 3rd Hussars MIC
CUNNINGHAM Cecil R. 54 Lance Corporal MIC

CUNNINGHAM, Hugh P. L. Born in England and was a Corporal in the 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron King's Colonials/KEH 1909-12. Served as Medical Officer in the Royal Naval Division in WW1. Died in 1960.

CURLING Aubrey F. J. 1400 Private, Private Ordnance Corps 040723 MIC
CURTEIS Edward Croft 1025 Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment MIC

CURTIS, Stanley William. 2099. Private born in Madras, India in 1898 and enlisted in the KEH 21/02/1918. Transferred to the Rifle Brigade RB/82203 and discharged 29/01/1919.

CUSACK Bernard L. 1393 Private, Lancashire Fusiliers 40550 MIC
CUTHBERT Robert L. 340 Private MIC

CUTHILL George H. 1998. Private from Hong Kong and saw prior service in the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps before joining the KEH.

CUTLACK, Frederick Morley. Private in the pre-war KEH. Born in England in 1886. Commissioned in the Royal Field Artillery and became a war correspondent and visited Australia in 1913. Supported Australian war historian C. E. W. Bean and worked in the Australian Prime Minister's office in the 1920s. Died in the UK in 1967.

CUTLER, Thomas. Private, 1672, 'B' Squadron. Killed in Action  9 April 1918 in defense of Vieille Chapelle, Huits Maisons and Fosse Bridgeheads. Aged 23. Born in Weybridge in 1895.  Youngest son of Mrs Annie Cutler, 2 Yew Cottages, Military Road, Dover. Name recorded on the Dover War Memorial. (Reference - Lionel James: The History of King Edward's Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regiment). Sifton, Praed, 1921. (Gravestone photograph courtesy of Pierre Vandervelden).1915 Star medal trio entitlement details confirmed on MIC.


KEH 'D'


KEH 'D'
DAINES Lionel. R. Colonel. Private in 1905 KIng's Colonials and in KEH Colchester Camp 1911 photograph. Became a Lieutenant Colonel. Living in Rhodesia in 1951.

DALE Thomas W. 975 Corporal MIC
DALGARNO William A. 840 Corporal MIC
DALTON Donald 1677 Private, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61250 MIC
DALTON Harry 721 Private, Serjeant MIC
DALTON Henry J. 948 Private MIC
DANIEL C. P. C. 19 Serjeant King's Colonials MIC
DARE Arthur Charles Carter 1533 Private, Lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry MIC
DARE Geoffrey 992 Private, Serjeant MIC
DARREL Richard Frederick William 1051 Private, Lieutenant Tank Corps MIC
DATE Hugh A. 1671 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 59629 MIC
DAVENPORT Anthony 726 Private MIC
DAVEY Albert Private, Private 1st King Dragoon Guards D/17020 MIC
DAVIDSON Douglas 640 Private, KIA 09/04/18 aged 34 MIC
DAVIDSON William 5195 Private, Labour Corps 416811 ex 2nd KEH? MIC
DAVIDSON William C. 1585 Serjeant, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61256, Serjeant Tank Corps 302827 MIC
DAVIE Algernon M. 994 Private MIC
DAVIES Albert Alfred 630 Private MIC
DAVIES F. B. 69 Serjeant MIC
DAVIES Harold J. 1602 Private, Private Royal Welsh Fusiliers 57148 MIC
DAVIS Harold B. Private 1st Herfordshire Yeomanry, Private King Edward's Horse, Second Lieutenant then Captain Royal Field Artillery MIC
DAVIS Harold N. 265 Corporal, Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2 MIC. Photograph on kingedwardshorse.net
DAVIS Henry G. 1214 Private MIC
DAVISON Edward Summer 1031 Private, Second Lieutentant Royal Engineers MIC
DAVISON William 1459 Private MIC
DAWS Reginald J. 595 Private MIC
DAWSON Guy Harnett 675 Corporal, Captain Labour Corp MIC
DAWSON James 1452 Private, Private Army Service Corps M/354262 MIC
DAWSON Thomas 1226 Private MIC
DAWSON Oswald Charles 1106 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC
DAWSON Overend William James 1668 Private, KIA 27/10/17 MIC
DAWSON Robert D. 1526 Corporal MIC
DAWSON Thomas 1226 Private MIC

DAY F. P. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910 who joined as Rhodes scholar at Oxford university. Became a Professor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, USA in the early 1920s.

DEADMAN Ernest H. 1730 Sapper, Private Army Pay Corps 24936 MIC
DEAN George H. 2014 Private, Corporal Liverpool Regiment 85702 MIC
DE COSTA Errold 2059 Private MIC
DEELEY Frank 1188 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40554
DE GANNES Raphael 1302 Private MIC
DE KLERK David D. 1869 Private, Private Yorkshire Regiment 63005 MIC
DEMPSEY Earl F. 1768 Private, Private Tank Corps 112095 MIC
DEMPSTER Chas Henry 1483 Private MIC
DENBIGH Arthur E. 320 Warrant Officer Class 2 MIC
DENING Douglas Montgomery Second Lieutenant, Rotal Field Artillery, Captain Royal Air Force MIC
DENMAN William L. 1685 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61181, Private Tank Corps 302803 MIC
DENNISTON John Geoffrey 221 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant MIC
DE NOBRIGA Joseph O. 1295 Private MIC
DE ROUX Louis 1691 Acting Corporal, Second Lieutenant (General List) MIC
DE SOUSA Alexander 1306 Private MIC
DE SOUSA George 1305 Private MIC
DESPARD Richard 1720 Private, Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
DETTLEFF William 1408 Private MIC
DEVELIN Robert H. 963 Lance Corporal, Serjeant MIC
DE VERTEUIL Leo 1828 Private, Private RAMC 135542, Private Tank Corps 302933 MIC
DEVINE Edward F. 1128 Private MIC
DEVINE William 1854 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61239 MIC
DEVLIN Paul 1290 Private, Private Liverpoool Regiment 85707 MIC
DEVOS Arthur Edward Graham 1318 Private, Private Rifle Brigade E200730, Second Lieutenant Chinese Labour Corps MIC
DE WHALLEY John J. A. 76 Private MIC
DIAS Stephen 1454 Private, Private Tank Corps 112182 MIC

DICK Martin Forster. 46. Corporal Dick was an original King's Colonial and served throughout Great War in KEH. Only Private Dick and Lionel James achieved this. Corporal Dick hailed from Canada and had seen service in the Boer War with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Canadian Horse) before joining the King’s Colonials in 1902. He was commissioned in 1906 as a Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant KEH 1910. Commanded 'B' Squadron, KEH in France 1915-16. Rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the Reserve Regiment 1917-18 and then commanded the KEH for the last three months of the Great War. See photograph, Figure 48.

DICKINSON Michael W. 988 Private MIC
DIDSBURY Albert B. 1402 Private 2070 MIC
DIGBY Basil Robert 1587 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45465, Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service MIC
DIGHT Alfred R. 474 Serjeant, Lieutenant Wiltshire Yeomanry MIC
DIMMOCK Thomas 693 Private MIC
DINES Ernest 1051 Trumpeter MIC
DINWOODIE Edwin Maxwell 896 Private MIC
DIXON John Brownlow xx03 Private, Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps MIC
DIXSON William J. 663 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant then Captain Royal East Kent Yeomanry MIC
DODDS Reginald C. 1562 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39906, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40553, Private Tank Corps 302777 MIC
DODDS Walter Melbourne 1005 Captain Northumberland Fusiliers, Private KEH MIC
DOLPHIN John 1514 Private, Private Labour Corps 650271 MIC
DONALD James William 924 Private MIC
DONALDSON Roland Mallinson 1713 Private MIC
DONNELLY John Lawler Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers, Lieutenant Royal Sussex Regiment MIC
DORE James F. 1462 Corporal, Corporal Royal Dublin Fusiliers 30894 MIC

DORMAN James 1558 Private 2113 as well on MIC, Sergeant 1558 on British War Medal and Victory Medal. Pictured are British War Medal and Victory Medal with a King Edward's Horse gilding metal headdress badge in an oak frame.  Arrived in France 11 July 1915 and transferred to the Reserve 24 July 1919.  Entitled to 1915 Star. (Photograph courtesy of Margaret Gledhill).

DOUDNEY Hugh Denslan 123 Private, Second Lieutenant then Captain Royal Fusiliers MIC
DOUGALL Alfred Baudraz 1586 Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant MIC
DOUGHTY Frederick S. 1504 Private MIC
DOUGLAS-HILL Arthur Percy 762 Private MIC
DOUGLASS George Cecil 1147 Private, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Northamptonshire Regiment MIC
DOWDY James E. 1211 Private MIC
DOWLE Maurice 2051 Private 2070 MIC
DOWLING Geoffrey B. 412 Private MIC
DOWLING Terence Patrick 1369 Private, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders MIC
DOWN Albert H. 715 Private MIC
DOWNES Leonard A. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/13356 MIC
DOWNIE Harry 749 Acting Corporal MIC
DOWNING Edward J. 1578 Private MIC
DOWNS Alfred 1713 Private MIC
DOWSETT James 1102 Private, Private then Second Lieutenant Tank Corps 69606 MIC
DOYLE Edward John 1600 Private, Second Lieutenant Yorkshire Regiment MIC
DOYLE Edward Percival 1410 Private, Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment MIC
DRAPER William F. 518 Private MIC
DRENNAN J. E. 24 Staff Quarter Master Serjeant MIC
DREW Thomas Kenneth 1248 Private MIC
DRIVER William 1599 Private MIC
DRUBE Frederick P. 524 Private MIC
DRUMMOND Oswald 1416 Acting Serjeant MIC
DRURY Charles James 2015 Private Dragoon Guards 5561, Private Dorestshire Regiment 14049, Lieutenant KEH
DRYSDALE Cluny L. xx06 Private MIC
DUDLEY Thomas Private Corps of Dragoons D/168517, Private MIC
DUFF Peter Private Dragoon Guards D/18470, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC

DUFOY . Private. New Zealander who served with King's Colonials (see Figure 52, 1904).

DUIRS Mearns William 379. South African. Private KEH, Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. KIA 25/09/1915 Loos.

DUKES Sydney O. 999 Private MIC
DUMOULIN Charles A. 1354 Private, Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment MIC
DUNBAR Frederick Digby 106 Serjeant, Acting Staff Serjeant Major MIC
DUNCAN Alec 763 Private MIC
DUNCAN Thomas Mitchell Second Lieutenant, Major Royal Field Artillery MIC
DUNCKLEY Percy John Private. Lieutenant Ghurka Rifles MIC

DUNCKLEY Percy S. A. J. 834 Private. Served in the King's Colonials from 1902. Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers MIC

DUNERE Charles G. 1742 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
DUNKIN Alfred D. H. 1144 Private MIC
DUNN Ralph Ellis 1413 Private, Second Lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry MIC
DURRANT W. 728 Private, Second Lieutenant Lovat's Scouts MIC
DUTCH Ernest James 675 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers MIC
DUUS William H. 892 Corporal MIC


KEH 'EA -ED'


KEH 'EA -ED' KEH 'EA -ED'
EARLE George H. 6th Dragoons, Captain Adjutant King's Colonials 1905 and retired in 1910.
EARLE Lionel 700 Private
EARLE Robert C. 1319 Private
EAST Reginald W. 620 Private
EASTICK Arthur G. 49 Serjeant

EASTICK John Clare Newland. 51. Serjeant. He went to France with 'B' Squadron as a Serjeant 22/4/15 and was commissioned on 13 September 1915 as Lieutenant. Lieutenant in a caption of a photograph of him taken at Longford in 1915. Promotion to Captain 14/5/19 published in the London Gazette. He was born in England in 1889 and died in 1972. Medal address 137 Upper Clapton Road, London. Serjeant on BWM which was sold with his sweetheart badge on an electronic auction site.

EASY Alfred J. C. 1589 Private, Private Labour Corps 555644

EATON, Roland Wynne. 441, Private.  Roland Wynne Eaton served in France from 1st June 1915. He started his service as a Private in King Edward's Horse and was commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Second Lieutenant on 6 July 1916. Address given as 41 North John Street, Liverpool.  Military Cross engraved to Lieutenant R. W. Eaton announced in the London Gazette 01.01.1919.  Died 29 December 1957.  (Reference - Dixons Medals, dixonmedals.co.uk, 2018). 

EDDOWES Cecil Stanton 2242 Private
EDKINS Raymond J. 1176 Private
EDLINGTON Charles J. 766 Serjeant Trumpeter, Serjeant
EDMOND George 1030 Private, KIA 22/03/17
EDWARDS Francis W. 286 Serjeant
EDWARDS Frederick 1266 Private

EDWARDS, H. 779, Corporal.  Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (7618 Private., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.); 1914-15 Star (779 Private., King Edward's Horse); British War and Victory Medals (779 Cpl., King Edward's Horse) (Reference - Dixon Noonan Webb Auctioneers, UK, 2015).

EDWARDS John G. Private Dragoon Guards GS/13226, Private KEH, Private then Lance Corporal Corps of Dragoons D/14515



KEH 'EG-EW'


KEH 'EG-EW'
EGAN    Thomas F.    1573    Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61279, Private Tank Corps 302874  
ELEMENT Alfred G. 97 Private, Private Labour Corps 230782
ELLARD Michael J. 1524 Private, Private Labour Corps 404592
ELLENBERG Edward A. 1737 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61182
ELLENBERG Martin 1848 Private, Private Labour Corps 230737
ELLIS John H. 1955 Private
ELLIS Lyle Fullam 154 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
ELLIS Rowland 1257 Private, Private Labour Corps 416787, Private Royal Engineers 369295
ELMORE Leslie 1112 Private

ELY Percy Alfred. 4. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant, King's Colonials. Corporal Ely was born in 1884 and went on to serve as a Lieutenant in King Edward’s Horse. He was attached to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as Assistant Paymaster to the New Zealand Forces and died of pneumonia on the 17th November 1918 aged 34 (Photograph see Figure 53).

EMERY Harold 2012 Private
EMOND George 1030 Private
EMTAGE William Lashley 97 Private KEH attached Dragoon Guards, Lieutenant then Captian British West Indies Regiment
ENFIELD William 1909 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61183, Private Tank Corps 302801
ENGLAND Russell 1353 Private
ENGLEY Ernest Robert 845 Private, Second Lieutenant Supply and Transport Corps, Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers
ERSKIEN James Private, Corps of Dragoons D/1724
ESCHINI Eschilo 661 Private, Private Royal Engineers 24463
ESSAYIE Joseph 42 Private, record incomplete
EVANS Claude Victor 1260 Serjeant
EVANS Eric 849 Private, Private, Second Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps
EVANS Ernest W. 1424 Private King's Royal Rifle Corps 34560, Private KEH 1424, Private Royal Engineers 247743 WR266781
EVANS Gerald 1183 Private
EVANS Harry Percival 862 Private
EVANS Herbert C. 2041 Private
EVANS Herbert N. 1050 Corporal
EVANS R. M. 1219 Private, Private South Staffordshire Regiment
EVERILL Jack V. 973 Private
EVETTS Herbert 176 Private

EWBANK Reginald R. 775 Corporal, Acting Serjeant, Serjeant, DCM and bar, born Liverpool 1890, served North West Mounted Police, died 20/7/53. Obituary and photograph from Old Comrades Association Bulletin.


KEH 'F'


FAHEY Frederick O. 1315 Private
FAIRBROTHER Walter H. 250 Corporal, Staff Serjeant, Acting Serjeant
FAIRBURN Frederick A. 953 Private
FALCONER Reginals K. 255 Private
FANNIN Valentine Gowen Second Lieutenant 4th South African Horse, Lieutenant KEH
FAULKNER Albert Brown 642 12th Hussars, Private KEH, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
FAULKNER Arthur 1360 Corporal, Corporal Liverpool Regiment 85720
FAWCETT Frank E. 986 Private
FAWCETT Reginald 1884 Private

FEARNLEY Ernest W. 1504 Private KIA 31/07/1917 (aged 26). Son of Mr. R. and Mrs. F. Fearnley, of 31, St. James St., Leeds. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, BELGUIM.

FEARNLEY William George 1503 Private KIA 26/08/1917 aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Fearnley, of 31, St. James St., Leeds. Born Norwich, Norfolk. Returned from Australia in 1915, to enlist. DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, BELGUIM.

FEGAN, Daniel. 13. Regimental Sergeant Major Daniel Fegan (Regimental number 274) in Full Dress uniform of ‘B’ Squadron, King Edward’s Horse circa 1911. (Image Copyright Imperial War Museum Q 69197). Regimental Sergeant Major Fegan was born in 1851 in Ireland and saw service with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, the King’s Colonials and then King Edward’s Horse. He saw out the final years in service as a Yeoman of the Guard. 

Image of medals worn by Regimental Sergeant Major Daniel Fegan with a set of miniatures: the 1902 and 1911 Coronation medals; Egypt medal with ‘Tel-el-Kebir’ bar, Khedives Star; Army Long Service and Good Conduct medal; Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Territorial Force Efficiency medal (Reproduced courtesy of Richard Winterton Auctioneers Ltd, UK).

FEILDING Henry Simon Second Lieutenant, Captain Coldstream Guards
FEILING Reginald Ernest 144 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant, Captain
FELL Vincent 785 Serjeant, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61296
FELLGETT Sidney J. 1642 Private
FERGUSON Clifford C. 1466 Private
FERGUSON Thomas 1487 Private, 2114 on MIC as well
FERRARIO John E. 1133 Private, Lieutenant then Captain Tank Corps
FERREIRA Edwin L. 1296 Private
FERRIER Alexander 2058 Private 2071 on MIC as well
FFRENCH V. T. H. 372 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force
FIELD Albert 1055 Private, Tank Corps 300509
FIELDING Mark Glanville 201 Corporal, Captain 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
FILLIS Cecil E. 1941 Private, Corporal 4th Mounted Rifles 126
FILMER Geoffrey F. 863 Private, Acting Captain Surrey Yeomanry 863
FINCH William 1384 Private, Company of Dragoons D/32095
FINKLE James 156? Corporal, Corporal Tanks Corps 302860, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61225
FINLAY Reginald George Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905, Lieutenant KEH 1910. Captain Special List
FINNELLY William A. 1634 Private
FINNEY Vincent 1223 Private KIA 09/04/1918 aged 42 defending Vieille Chapelle. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lude Finney, of 19, Witham Rd., Isleworth, Middx. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.
FISH Joseph 499 Private
FISHER Alexander 436 Staff Serjeant, Serjeant
FISHER Alwyn George Edmond. 1006 Private

FISHER Edward Henry 397 Private, Second Lieutenant 'B' Squadron KIA 09/04/1918 aged 21 defending Vieille Chapelle. Son of Henry Edward and Matilda Ann Fisher, of 64, Westover Rd., Wandsworth, London. Also served in Italy. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

FISHER Hyman 202169 Private
FISHER Walter 1125 Private, Proivate Machine Gun Corps 71547
FISHLOCK Aynsley 1621 Private then Lance Corporal, Private Dragoon Guards 393869
FITCH Stephen 1963 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61209, Private Tank Corps 302820
FITTON John 1098 Private
FITZGERALD Francis John 1168 Private, Lance Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 40559, Second Lieutenant Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
FITZGERALD William Patrick Gerald 1313 Private

FITZHERBERT John Aloysius. 326. Private KEH. Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery seconded Royal Flying Corps. Enlisted in KEH in 1913 whilst at Trinity College From Sydney, Australia. Awarded Military Cross 1917 and Mentioned in Despatches. Wounded 2 May 1918 in aeroplane crash near Amiens. Commemorated on Sydney University Roll.

FITZPATRICK Clement 983 Private
FITZWATER Charles F. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/12428
FLASHMAN Frank 6 Saddler Serjeant, Serjeant
FLEMING Royd 1189 Private
FLETCHER Edward A. 1496 Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61174
FLIGHT Frederick H. 2084 Private
FLOYD Sidney 105? Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/327?
FOARD Frederick 1601 Private
FOGARTY Harry R. 1632 Private
FOLEY James 1850 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85683?, Private Tank Corps 302883
FOOT Thomas Morey 1717 Private
FORBES Hugh Stuart 1762 Private, Second Lieuttenant London Regiment
FORD Frank E. 1726 Signaller
FORD Stanley 1115 Private

FORD William H. 25 Farrier Quarter Master Serjeant 100 on MIC as well. Farrier Quartermaster Sergeant Major William H. Ford (born in England in 1874 and enlisted in the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry on the 16th March 1903, re-enlisted in King Edward’s Horse on 1st March 1913, embodied 5th August 1914, landed in France 2nd June 1915 and discharged on the 15th March 1916) at Latimer Camp in 1903. Photograph see Figure 47.

FORDE Jeremiah 1642 Private, Private Tank Corps 302791, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61186

FORREST, H. A. 940, Private. 1914-15 Star (940 Pte. H. A. Forrest. K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (940 Pte. H. A. Forrest. K. Edw. H.). Harold Archibald Forrest was born in Streatham in 1889 and attested for General Service on 4 September 1914, giving his profession as Assistant Riding Master. He served during the Great War with King Edward's Horse on the Western Front from 5 May 1915, and, having subsequently transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, was discharged on account of wounds on 9 August 1918 (entitled to Silver War Badge). He died in Rochford, Essex, in 1948. (Reference - Dixon Noonan Webb auctioneers, UK, 2017).

FORSTER Alfred C. 1077 Private, Private Royal Defence Corps 6985?

FORT G. Seymour. Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902 and commanded 2nd Troop (New South Wales) 'C' Squadron (Australasian) in 1903. Photograph Figure 4.

FORTESCUE H. Senior Major, King's Colonials 1905. Colonel, Commanding Officer April 1909 - January 1913, late 17th Lancers. Awarded Coronation medal 1911.
FOSTER David 603 Private
FOSTER Henry 652 Acting Corporal
FOSTER Theodore 731 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force
FOSTER William 1373 Private, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 25294
FOTHERGILL William H. 961 Private
FOUNTAIN Anthony P. 1715 Serjeant Royal Engineers 206086, Serjeant KEH, Serjeant WR/553257
FOUNTAIN Owen G. W. 1669 Private, Private Tanks Corps 302795, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61185
FRANCIS Ernest Wilks 529 Private, Lieutenant
FRANKLIN Brian 425 Private, Corporal
FRANKLIN John G. 1422 Sapper Royal Engineers 229158, Private KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR263360
FRASER Douglas Galloway Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps
FRASER Ernest A. 1727 Private
FRASER Ernest F. 1921 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 80437
FRAZER Donald 974 Private
FREEMAN Frank 1645 Private
FREEMAN John Christian 1565 Private 3rd South African Mounted Regiment 2329, Private then Second Lieutenant KEH
FRODSHAM Henry Freer 852 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps Cavalry 105526, Econd Lieutenant then Captain Labour Corps
FRODSHAM Hugh R. S. 584 Serjeant
FRY James Leslie Rood 1235 Private
FRYER Horace W. 687 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40558
FULLER Albert 1078 Private
FULLER Charles C. 141 Corporal, Staff Serjeant, Serjeant
FULLER Charles Drury Private, Flying Officer Royal Air Force
FULLER Charles Stephen 1007 Private, Second Lieutenant Manchester Regiment, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps
FULLER Percy 536 Shoeing Smith, Serjeant
FULLER Stanley 28 Farrier Staff Serjeant, Farrier Quarter Master Serjeant
FULLER Thomas C. 258 Shoeing Smith, Corporal

FURSE Ralph Dougnon. He was Private when attending training camp in 1908 as part of the Oxford university detachment. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Lieutenant, Captain, Major who commanded a Squadron of the KEH in WW1. Awarded the DSO an Bar. Eleven uniform and equipment items of Major Furse's held in the National Army Museum collection.

FUTCHER Cyril 1380 Corporal, 2nd Notts & Derby Second Lieutenant
FUTTER John A. 1503 Private


KEH 'G'


GABBUTT James F. 890 Serjeant
GABBUTT L. 1705 Private, Private Military Foot Police P13611

GABRIELSEN Maurice (Morris) 376 Corporal DOW 10/12/1918 aged 25. Son of David and Rose Gabrielsen of 3, Windermere Terrace, Prince's Park, Liverpool. LIVERPOOL (BROAD GREEN) JEWISH CEMETERY, UK. Name commemorated on a plaque - PRINCES ROAD SYNAGOGUE - ROLL OF HONOUR; OLD HEBREW SYNAGOGUE and commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Toxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK; and Liverpool College, Sefton Parl, Merseyside. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

GAIR Samuel 1387 Private
GALBRAITH Lawrence L. 1906 Serjeant, attached King's African Rifles
GALE Edgar G. 972 Private
GALLAGHER Charles 1624 Private, Labour Corps 570488
GALLOP Betram Powell 594 Private, Second Lieutenant Liverpool Regiment, Captain Cheshire Yeomanry
GALLWEY Maurice Hylton Frankland Pyne 923 Private, Lieutenant then Lieutenant Grenadier Guards
GALT Kenneth V. 1309 Private, wounded Savy Wood 22/3/17
GAMMEN Harry 2186 Private
GARDINER Frederick C. 1313 Private, Lance Corporal Machine Gun Corps 154614
GARDINER George H. 1758 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85786
GARDINER Jack D. 1323 Private
GARDYNE Thomas M. B. 438 Private

GARLAND, Charles (Dick).  932. Private, Lieutenant Yorkshire Dragoons. Dick was born in Canada and educated at Brighton Grammer School in Victoria, Australia as his father Richard was General Manager of Dunlop Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia.  Dick and his brother Ewart were living in London at the outbreak of the war and Dick enlisted in King Edward's Horse in April 1915.   He saw service with the KEH during the Easter uprising in Ireland and wrote a letter that was published in 'The Age' newspaper in Victoria on 1st July 1916 which caused a stir as to the scale of civilian losses during the uprising and the plight of the Irish people. Ewart trained to be a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps in July 1916. Photograph of Dick Garland in India in 1943 courtesy of the State Library of Queensland http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/ww1/2016/03/28/charles-garland-easter-rising-1916/.

GARRETT Alfred J. 66 Corporal
GARRETT Roland 1380* Private, Private Royal Engineers 244333, Private Liverpool Regiment 112117, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
GARRIOCH Ernest A. 333. Private, Acting Corporal Royal Fusiliers G/595608

GARSTIN Crosbie 612. Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant. Photograph of Lieutenant Crosbie Garstin in 1914 from Old Comrades Association Bulletin 19: 23, 1952.

GATTEY F. W. 8. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant, King's Colonials
GATTEY W. V. 3. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant, King's Colonials
GAUSDEN Nelson 1634. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 22978
GEARY Valentine 1533. Private, Private Tank Corps 302605, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39907, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40564
GEDDES Evans J. 134. Private, Second Lieutenant Welsh Regiment
GEDDES James G. 1027. Private, Second Lieutenant the Lieutenant Royal Engineers
GEOGHEGAN Robert G. 690. Private
GEORGE Edward Royston 957. Private, Captain Royal Engineers
GEPP Charles W. 1322 Private
GERRETT Leopold E. 668 Private, Acting Corporal Tank Corps 112115
GIBBES Francis Guilding Vincent 1368 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85730
GIBBON O. V. 1411 Private
GIBBS Richard T. 1456 Private
GIBLIN James 752 Private

GIBSON A. J. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910 commanded the 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron.

GIBSON Fenton M. 1281 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Marine Light Infantry
GILBERT William Eric 980 Private, Second Lieutenant
GILES Samuel C. 1096 Private, Private Labour Corps 460121
GIPSON George 2032 Second Lieutenant Labour Corps, Private KEH
GLADSTONE Stuart L. 163 Lance Corporal, Lance Corporal Royal Flying Corps 318002

GLADWISH, Edward Lovell.  Private later Serjeant. 841.  Came from Hastings, UK.  Image of a Newspaper cutting of him serving at the front in 1915.  Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

GLASSPOOL George 116 Farrier Quarter Master Serjeant
GLASSPOOL James A. 438 Private
GLASSPOOL Walter T. 269 Warrant Officer Class 2
GLEABELL W. J. Private
GLEADELL William 1119 Private

GLEN John Arthur 1077 Private KIA 09/04/1918 defending Vieille Chapelle. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

GLOVER Arthur Harding 455 Private, Second Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment. Awarded the Military Cross on 12/04/1918 for gallantry between Steenwerk Station and De Seule during the Battle of Lys whilst commanding 'A' Company of the 20th (Shoreditch) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (London Gazette 16/09/1918). Second Lieutenant Glover was married in India in 1920 and commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Army Pay Corps in 1940 (Military Cross, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal sold at auction 11/2019 by Dix Noonan Webb).

GLOVER Frank 1960 Private Royal Fusiliers 59121, Private KEH, Private Royal Engineers 360838 328834
GLYNN John 1471 Private
GODSMARK Harry S. 992 Private
GODWIN Charles Cayley 679 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps
GOLDEN Albert 1437 Private
GONZALES Andres 1307 Private, Private Labour Corps 414475
GOODING Oscar 933 Private, Serjeant
GOODWIN Arthur E. 1775 Private 2073 on MIC as well

GORDAN John 1142 Lance Corporal KIA 15/08/17. BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGUIM.

GORDON R. 153021 Private, Private Military Mounted Police P/17400
GORDON William 1544 Private, Private Tank Corps 112196
GOSS Sydney 1483 Private
GOUGH Frederick 1169 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 152602
GOULD John Ringrose 1008 Private then Second Lieutenant, Major Royal Air Force
GRAHAM Gordon 1467 Private, Private Army Service Corps R/384007
GRAHAM Malcolm H. 977 Private, Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery
GRANT Fred Private 1st Dragoons D-18075, Private KEH, Corps of Dragoons
GRANT James 1189 Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 111990
GRANT Lewis Alexander 912 Private, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Seaforth Highlanders
GRAPE Owen Sidney 931 Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant
GRATER Montague 402 Private 'B' Squadron, Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
GRAVES Walter F. 1734 Private, Private Royal Engineers WR204579, Private Machine Gun Corps 112125, Private Liverpool Regiment 857713
GRAY Charles Cecil 1419 Private
GREEN Alfred. C. 1510 Private 1515 on MIC as well, Private 662nd Company Labour Corps 230750
GREEN Arthur H. 1267 Private
GREEN Ellis W. 1687 Private
GREEN James William 1995 Private
GREEN Ralph 771 Private
GREENACRE Charles William 1179 Private
GREENE Richard Alexander Haddon 1232 Corporal, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61298
GREENE W. P. C. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910. Served in the cavalry in WW1.
GREENLAND Henry John 1665 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45474, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force, Second Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service
GREENLAND John 140 Lance Serjeant, Labour Corps 471845

GREENWOOD Hamar. 7 February 1870 – 10 September 1948. 1st Viscount Greenwood, Sir Hamar Greenwood. As an original member of the King's Colonials he as a Lieutenant commanded 2nd Troop 'B' (British American) Squadron King's Colonials. Captain in 1906 and Member for York and then Sunderland, last Chief Secretary for Ireland 1920-22.

GREGG Theophilus G 1393 Private KIA 05/05/1918 aged 27. Son of Edwin and Agnes Gregg, of East London, South Africa. RONCHIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRANCE.

GREGORY Lionel H. 1516 Private
GREGSON Frank Lieutenant 19th King's Liverpool Regiment
GRICE William H. 1222 Private
GRIERSON Alexander S. 1277 Private, Private Tank Corps 300523
GRIEVE William G. 1453 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
GRIFFIN Arthur O. 977 Private
GRIFFIN Rowland Arthur 867 Sapper, Air Mechanic Class 1 Royal Flying Corps 1491, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
GRIFFITHS J. N. Major attached Royal Engineers
GRIFFITHS William T. 2116 Private
GROOM Wiliam 257 Shoeing Smith, Corporal, Serjeant
GROOMBRIDGE Noble 516 Shoeing Smith, Corporal
GROSVENOR G. The Hon Lieutenant KEH, Major Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Major KEH
GROULY Henry 1617 Sapper Royal Engineers 208129, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR503875
GUILLET J. C. 12 Serjeant
GUILLINANE M. 1632 Private, Private Tank Corps 302852
GUISE Percy 828 Private
GULLY Frederick P. 916 Sapper, Sapper Labour Corps 630151
GUNTER Charles H. 816 Private
GURD Robert 559 Private
GUTHRIE Harry W. 821 Private, Private Army Service Corps R/39900

GWARORICK F. Permanent Staff Instructor, Regimental Serjeant Major King's Colonials former 2nd Life Guards, 21st Lancers 2/9/98 Omduman DCM

GWYER A. G. Captain in the 6th Dragoon Guards became Adjutant KEH 1912.





KEH 'H'


HACKWELL William H. 1287 Private 12th London Regiment, Private KEH 1271, Acting Corporal 12th London Regiment
HACKWORTH Raymond 676 Shoeing Smith, Private
HADDIN John S. 1224 Private
HADLEY Richard K. 843 Private
HAINSSELIN Adrian H. T. 1501 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39942
HAINSWORTH Wright 1635 Private, Private Tank Corps 302830
HAKEWELL Charles E. 1553 Private, Private Royal Army Medical Corps 136683 also spelt Hakewill on MIC
HALE William 1294 Private, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Labour Corps
HALFORD James E. 938 Private
HALL Arthur J. 881 Private
HALL Basil R. 1274 Private, Private Labour Corps 329911
HALL Edward B. D. 908 Private, Signaler Royal Field Artillery 291069
HALL James H. 1476 Private
HALL Richard 1030 Private, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps 11193
HALL William 1730 Private
HALLIFAX Eric P. 334 Private, Private Royal Engineers 94093
HALLORAN Maurice George Campbell 923 Acting Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 73576, Second Lieutenant Labour Corps
HALLOWES G. S. 1220 Private, Second Lieutenant 2nd King Edward's Horse

HAM Frank Livingstone Second Lieutenant, KIA 13/02/16. CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND.

HAM Winston 1178 Acting Corporal

HAMILTON, George. Captain commanded 2nd Troop 'B' Squadron (British American) King's Colonials in 1903. Major, Canadian Squadron. Commanded KEH contingent on Coronation Day 1911. Awarded Coronation Medal 1911. Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton first conceived of the formation of the King’s Colonials and joined upon its formation in 1901 and although having retired in 1912, he served extra-regimentally during the Great War. (Portrait photograph shown in Figure 1).

HAMMOND Herbert G. 1469 Private
HAMMOND Leslie 1239 Private
HAMPSHIRE Cyril Norman 1258 Private, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
HAMPTON Herbert Brooke 180 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39970, Private Machine Gun Corps 140856, Private Tank Corps 302946
HANCOCK Albert Leslie 1191 Private, Second Lieutenant 7th London Regiment
HANCOCK Dennis 1334 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61189
HANDFORD J. R. Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant, York and Lancaster Regiment
HANNA Thomas 761 Private
HANNAH William 1529 Private
HANNAY James 578 Private, Second Lieutenant KRRC
HANRAHAN Eugene R. 1331 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40571
HARDEN Horace 1319 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 157198, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40570
HARDIE John Jackson 1340 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85721, Second Lieutenant Indian Army

HARDING Colin. Major, Lieutenant Colonel KCMG, Barotse Native Police, KEH, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Portrait photograph (see Figure 382, Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 122864).

HARDIMAN Ernest 1628 Private, Private Tank Corps 302856, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 40120
HARRAWAY Douglas Private, Private Lincolnshire Regiment
HARDY Valentine I. 1579 Private, Acting Corporal Tank Corps 112042

HARE P. R. Lieutenant, King's Colonials in 1902 and commanded 2nd Troop (African) 'D' Squadron (British African) in 1903. Photograph see Figure 4.

HARE Ralph R. W. 60 Serjeant
HARES Richard 663 Private
HARGREAVES Thomas 1771 Private
HARLE Edwin 822 Private, Royal Air Force 14092
HARLEY Tom A. 1521 Acting Serjeant
HARPER Charles G. 1283 Private, Private Tank Corp 112192, Private Royal Munster Fusiliers, Second Lieutenant attached Royal Air Force
HARRAWAY Douglas No rank KEH, Lincolnshire Regiment
HARRIGIN Sidney G. 1674 Private
HARRIS Ernest 1411 Acting Corporal
HARRIS H. L. 133 Private, Acting Company Serjeant Major Royal Engineers, Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers, Royal Field Artillery
HARRIS Leopold Jonas 166 Private, Captain Royal Engineers
HARRIS Robert C. 619 Private

HARRIS Sydney Bywater Harris. Serjeant. ‘B’ Squadron (British American).  Photograph of Serjeant Harris, King Edward's Horse wearing Service Dress uniform circa 1914. Sergeant Harris is equipped with a 1908 pattern cavalry Mark 1 sword (Carole McEntee-Taylor. From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyer: The Five Wars of Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris. London: Pen and Sword, 2015).

HARRISON Charles Fancourt Second Lieutenant 'C' Squadron, Lieutenant Dorsetshire Regiment, Captain Oxfordshire and Buckinghmashire Light Infantry then Major.
HARRISON Charles G. 414 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry
HARRISON Harry William 1616 Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps
HARRISON James A. 770 Private
HARRISON Michael Private Dragoon Guards GS/21389, Private KEH D/16695, Private Corps of Dragoons
HARRISON William Henry Hillman 1016 Private, Lieutenant Essex Regiment then Nigeria Regiment
HARRY Charles William 1311 Private, Tank Corps 112214, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
HART Harry George 1538 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
HARTLE Albert D. 2008 Private 6th Dragoon Guards? 13412, Private KEH
HARVEY Douglas 1694 Private
HARVEY L. Y. 136 Private, Military Mounted Police P/12031
HARVEY William A. 152 Private
HARWARD John Ernest 1835 Private
HASWELL James O. 702 Private
HATHORN Walter Blackie Lance Corporal KEH, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Dragoon Guards

HATTON Edgar W. 2226 Sapper Royal Engineers 342290, Sapper KEH. Victory medal auctioned on eBay in 2019 named to Spr. E. W. Hatton RE.

HATTON Percy E. 23 Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 112006
HAVELOCK-SUTTON George Henry Second Lieutenant KEH, Captain Royal Air Force
HAWKES Ernest W. 1199 Private
HAWKINS Thomas 1219 Lance Corporal
HAY Andrew S, 1019 Private
HAY Robert C. B. 1952 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artilery
HAYHOW William 914 Serjeant
HAYNES Douglas 1973 Private
HAYTER Charles 1231 Private, Private Gold Coast Regiment
HAYTER Frank 607 Private, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Manchester Regiment
HEALY Lawrence 1512 Private, Acting Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61190
HEAMAN William H. 1368 Private
HEARD E. T. 1202 Private, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps
HEARNE Guillermo R. 1233 Private
HEARSEY George W. 496 Private, Army Service Corps M/41071
HEATH Edward Hugh. Lieutenant
HEATH Edgar W. 1514 Private
HEATH Gordon H. 1515 Corporal
HEATH Lindsay Christopher 880 Serjeant, Captain Northumberland Fusiliers
HEATH Samuel 755 Private
HEATLEY Robert 1458 Private, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 40566
HEELEY J. 916 Private, Private Military Mounted Police P/5567

HEELEY Joseph Encelle 968. Private KIA 24/06/15 aged 27. Son of Joseph and Emerald Heeley, of 44, Downing St., Everton, Liverpool. Died aged 27 and commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Entitled to 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal. MAPLE LEAF CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

HEGARTY Cecil J. 2085 Private
HELLMAN Arthur L. 1936 Private
HELM Cecil Von Puttkamer 1255 Private, Private Lancashier Fusiliers 40569, Second Lieutenant London Regiment
HELME John Corporal/Gym Instructor
HELPMAN Walter Gordon 1029 Private, Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps, Captain Tank Corps
HEMMINGS Joseph E. 1612 Private
HEMPHILL Edmund 1140 Private, Private Labour Corps 416781
HENDERSON Bertram H. 1793 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85717
HENDERSON Charles 808 Serjeant
HENDERSON David E. 1777 Serjeant
HENDERSON Donald 2655 Private, Private Tank Corps 42151
HENDERSON Thomas 697 Private, Private Corps of Lancers L/18743
HENDY Ronald A. 606 Private, Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment
HENRY Charles 1193 Serjeant, Serjeant Labour Corps 511865
HEPSWORTH Douglas R. Private, Private Company of Dragoons D/13415
HEPWORTH Percival Glover 696 Private, Lieutenant Gloucestershire Regiment, Lieutenant Royal Welsh Fusiliers
HERALD Walter R. 1686 Private
HERAPATH Basil A. C. 371 Private, Lieutenant
HERBERT Arthur 1129 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40573
HERBERT Basil Chambers 1246 Private, Lieutenant
HERBERT John Aloysius Fritz 326 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
HERBERT Reginald 1508 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40567

HERMON Edward William. Junior Major in the KEH in 1910 late 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars, commanded the Oxford and Cambridge Squadron and went on to become Lieutenant Colonel in June 1916. Lieutenant Colonel Northumberland Fusiliers KIA 09/04/17 aged 38. Awarded Distinguished Service Order. Born Preston, Lancashire 10th June 1878. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Hermon, of The White House, Balcombe, Sussex; husband of Ethel Hermon, of Brook Hill House, Cowfold, Sussex. Born at Preston, Lancs. ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE. Name commemorated on Balcombe Victory Hall And Frescoes, West Sussex; Christ Church College, Oxford and St Peters Church, Cowford, West Sussex, UK. Wrote 'For love and courage: the letters of Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Hermon from the Western Front 1914-1917'.

HERRERA Ralph 949 Private, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/59126
HERRIDGE Lionel Hugh James 81 Lance Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers, Lieutenant Royal Engineers Inland Waterways and Docks
HEWITT Henry 1474 Lance Corporal
HICKEY N. 846 Serjeant
HICKOX Walter Edwin Cecil 1041 Corporal, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps
HICKS Arthur 1012 Private
HICKS Charles Albert 1078 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
HIDE George C. 1317 Private
HIDES, E. C. Quarter Master, Lieutenant, King's Colonials in 1902
HIGGS John A. W. Private Dragoons D/17124, Private KEH, Private Company of Dragoons
HILDER Frank Maror, Lieutenant Colonel Royal Field Artillery
HILL Archibald Douglas 1908 Private
HILL C. H. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905
HILL Claude 1067 Private
HILL Douglas Arthur Percy 762 Private
HILL Jeremiah Charles Holmes 1140 Private, Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment
HILL John C. 1703 Private
HILL John Dixon 150 Private
HILL Leonard R. 1692 Private, Private Tank Corps 302778, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39944, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40568
HILL Norman Gray 147 Serjeant, Lieutenant Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry
HILL Sidney George Lieutenant King's African Rifles, Lieutenant KEH
HILLIER Edward T. 658 Private, Private Labour Corps 62997
HILL-LOWE Arthur Noel Vernon Malay States Volunteer Rifles, KEH, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant North Irish Horse
HIME John Robert Wilbroham 72 Serjeant, Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment, Lieutenant King's African Rifles

HINCKESMAN Richard B. (Percy) 497 Private, KIA 20/10/1915 aged 28. Son of the late T. B. and G. M. Hinckesman of Tan-Y-Graig, Trinity Road, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire. LOUVENCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE.

HINDLE Harold Burr. Private KEH from Auckland New Zealand. Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Royal Horse Artillery, Staff Captain (photograph), Captain 'G' Battery Royal Horse Artillery. Educated in Auckland until 1912 and afterwards at Cambridge, was in camp with King Edward's Horse when war broke out. He was given a commission in the Royal Field Artillery as early as December, 1914, and went over to France two months later. The following September he was wounded at Loos, but returned to France, after six months, with a howitzer brigade. He subsequently received two appointments as officer orderly, and in October went to England on short leave. His health giving way he was unable to get back, and during March of last year was appointed instructor in a cadet school at Bournemouth. In six months' time the school closed and he rejoined the Royal Horse Artillery.   He was killed on March 29th, 1918 with 'G' Battery. He was in the School XV. for three years in succession." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918).  Name commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. (On Line Cenotaph Auckland Museum).

HINDLESMITH A. 563 Corporal
HINES Henry George James 1673 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment
HINGSTON Geoffrey 1491 Private, Second Lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry
HIRD John Butler 2079 Saddler Lance Corporal
HIRST William A. 1274 Private
HIRTZEL Burnard T. 462 Lance Serjeant
HOBDEN Jabey 1449 Private
HODDINOTT Richard J. 796 Private
HODGKINSON Sidney H. 1741 Private
HODGSON F. R. 399 Private, Lieutenant
HODGSON Henry 1475 Private
HODSON Donald A. P. Private, Private Company of Dragoons D/17134

HODSON Geoffrey Norman 1328 Private 'B' Squadron KIA 07/10/17 aged 23. Son of Albin and Isabella Hodson, of Gowerlands, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. MINTY FARM CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

HOEY John R. 36 Private
HOFFE John E. 1205 Corporal
HOLLAND Harold A. 2227 Private Royal Fusiliers 59053, Private KEH, Private East Surrey Regiment 26238, Private London Regiment 718466
HOLLAND John 832 Private
HOLLAND John Dixon 550 Private, Second Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 550
HOLLAND Michael James Captain, Honorary Major East Africa Political Department
HOLLAND Thomas W. 1354
HOLLIMAN John 1972 Private County of London Yeomanry 1954, Private Tank Corps 112086 ,Private Manchester Regiment 4266, Private KEH 1972
HOLLINGDALE E. T. Staff Lieutenant, Lieutenant Reserve Regiment of Cavalry
HOLMDEN Edgar C. 1501 Private
HOLMES Ernest Acting Serjeant Dragoon Guards D/17005, Acting Serjeant KEH D/17005, Acting Serjeant Corps of Dragoons D/17005
HOLMES Ernest D. 1637 Private, Second Lieutenant London Regiment, Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
HOLMES William 1321 Sapper, Serjeant Tank Corps 302858,Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61304
HOMANN Leslie R. 1402 Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corps 69846
HOMER Frederick 502 Private
HONIWELL Edwin C. 1696 Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 61277, Private Tank Corps 302828
HOOGTERP John Albert 421 Private, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
HOOK Charles 1126 Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 302828, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61232
HOOPER S. Private in Reserve Regiment 1918, photograph on kingedwardshorse.net
HOPE Duncan 1217 Private
HOPE Roland W. 1408 Private, Lieutenant
HOPE W. R. 1703 Private
HOPPER George H. 2009 Private 2118 on MIC as well
HORE Joseph 1564 Private, Private Tank Corps 112276
HORN K. K. 970 Private, Second Lieutenant then Major Royal Flying Corps, Second Lieutenant Royal Marines
HORNBLOWER Austin 150 Private
HORNE C. 782 Private 781 on MIC as well
HORNE William Frederick Warner 394. Private 'B' Squadron , Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
HOWARD Daniel 1212 Private
HOWARD Edward Percy. Lieutenant.
HOWARD Frank H. 1041 Serjeant
HOWARD Frank M. 1440 Private
HOWARD Henry W. 1484 Private

HOWARD John. Major. Major Howard was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 17th June 1856 and died in March 1929 in London. He was an original Officer in the King’s Colonials having joined in 1902 after service with the Canadian 66th Regiment. Commanded 'B' Squadron (British American) in 1903. Major Howard reverted to the rank of Captain in 1913 and did not see service in the Great War. He went on to become Agent General of Nova Scotia in 1892. Images of Major Howard's sword are shown in Figures 355-356).

HOWARD Sydney 1724 Private 2076 on MIC as well
HOWARD Walter A. 68 Corporal, Private Royal Berkshire Regiment 39814, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61235, Private Labour Corps 478082
HOWE T. G. 2247 Private
HUBBARD Jesse 1377 Serjeant, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61282, Tank Corps 302829
HUGHES Edward R. 1194 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 88714, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 70471
HUGHES Robert G. 1009 Private
HULL Arthur Charles G/1635 Staff Serjeant
HULL Basil R. 1274 Private, Private Labour Corps 329911

HULL Herbert 1441. Private DOW 10/05/18 aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hull; husband of Rosina Hull, of 20, Threadgold Street, North Kensington, London. ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE."

HULL John A. 1735 Private

HUMPHRYS Basil Godfrey 432 Lance Corporal KIA 20/11/1917. Born in Ottawa, Canada. Enlisted London and was living at West Norwood. Entered theatre of war 22/04/15. CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, FRANCE. Commemorated on Original Bank of Liverpool & Martins WW1 Memorial and Service Roll.

HUMPHRYS Stewart Francis 70 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
HUNGERFORD Mervyn W. 1362 Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302792, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61203
HUNNS A. Reverend, Chaplain in King's Colonials 1902, 1905, KEH 1910
HUNT Clarence C. 1544 Private, Royal Defence Corps 91327
HUNT F. W. J. 2052 Private, Private Sherwood Rangers 76046
HUNT Harry K. 1148 Private
HUNT John A. P. 1519 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force
HUNT Philip Walter 1559 Private, Second Lieutenant London Regiment, Lieutenant 19th Rifle Brigade
HUNT Walter Robert Captain and Quarter Master, Major and Quarter Master
HUNT William Private, Corps of Dragoons D/10828
HUNTER Ian B. 2062 Private
HUNTER Robert Alan Bertram 831 Private, Lieutenant
HURT Arthur W. 1414 Private, Private Tank Corps 112240
HUTCHINGS Lionel F. 1199 Private, Private Tank Corps 302885, Private Liverpool Regiment 85724
HUTCHINGS Robert 1171 Private, Private Labour Corps 425735
HUTCHINS Alfred 1401 Private, Lance Corporal
HUTCHINSON Cecil 2177 Private
HUTCHINSON Charles F. 1643 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 105383
HYDE Ernest Elmer Second Lieutenant



KEH 'I, J'


KEH 'I, J'
IDDON Harry 1495 Private, Private Tank Corps 302799, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 611188
ILLINGWORTH Walter Private Dragoon Guards GS/14801, Private Essex Yeomanry, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons D/15099
INCE L. 1299 Private
INGLE Terence (W. on MIC as well) 1614 Private, Private Royal Dublin Fusliers 21089
INSKIP Edward D. 1272 Private, Second Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment
INSKIPP Norman 2098 Private Rhodesia Regiment 879, Private South African Infantry Brigade, Private KEH
IRONSIDE David 1699 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61207
IRVING Arthur G. 750 Private

IZARD T. A. Lieutenant, Captain Machine Gun Corps. New Zealander named in KEH photograph taken at Longford 1915, Old Comrades Association Bulletin.


JACK Mathus McPherson 1746 Private, Second Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps
JACKS Oliver Lawrence 708 Private, Second Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Captain Gloucestershire Regiment
JACKSON John C. 698 Private
JACKSON Joseph J. 1821 Corporal, Corporal Liverpool Regiment 85705

JACKSON Percy Singleton. 13 Private. Died in service, took his own life 05/01/1917 aged 23. Born in Liverpool and son of John Charles and Beatrice Irene Jackson, of 6, Hertford Drive, Wallasey, Cheshire. HIGHGATE CEMETERY, UK. Commemorated on plaque at Liverpool College and Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Entitled to 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal.

JACKSON Thomas 816 Private, Private Rifle Brigade 5/470
JACOBS David H. 30 Serjeant
JAMES Edwin M. 815 Serjeant
JAMES Francis H. 824 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39908
JAMES George 2173 Private Army Service Corps T/1810, Private KEH, Private Army Service Corps T/4/240948
JAMES Henry A. D/16496 Private D/16496, Private Corps of Dragoons D/16496

JAMES Lionel Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, DSO CBE. Commanded 'A' Squadron (British Asian) in 1903 became Commanding Officer King Edward's Horse June 1916-1922.

JAMES Maurice 1345 Private, Second Lieutenant
JAMESON Andrew McClare 1439 Private
JARVIS Charles Wemyn Barron 1011 Private, Second Lieutenant then Captain Royal West Kent Regiment
JARVIS Ian 609 Private, Corporal Durham Light Infantry 101654
JENKIN Arthur T. 985 Private
JENKINS Charles 1208 Private
JENKINS John W. D/14603 Private South Wales Borderers 40232, Private Dragoon Guards GS/13449, Private KEH D/14603, Private Corps of Dragoons D/14603
JENKINSON Christopher Russell 1117 Staff Quarter Master Serjeant, Staff Quarter Master Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 45481
JENKS Charles E. 1920 Private

JENKS Ernest B. 826 Private, Acting Serjeant. Served with 27th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa as a Lance Corporal and then with King Edward's Horse Group entering France on 2 June 1915 as a Private and Promoted to Acting Serjeant.  Group of four medals: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902 with Cape Colony and South Africa 1902 clasps named to L.Cpl. E. B. Jenks. 27th Bn. Imp. Yeo. 1914-15 star (826 Pte. E. B. Jenks K. Edw. H. ) and British War Medal and Victory Star (826 A. Sjt. E. B. Jenks. K. Edw. H.). Sold at Dixon Noonan Webb auction).  

JENNINGS Basil Spencer Private, Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment
JEPSON John B. 1437 Private KEH, Private Machine Gun Corps 52909, Private KEH
JERMANY Robert D/13680 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/13680

JESSOP Edgar Carl 600 Private. Christened Carl Edgar but reversed his name to Edgar Carl to avoid sounding Germanic. Great War medal trio retained by the family. Enlisted in England, arrived in France 22 April 1915 and was discharged 10 March 1919. Died November 1952 in Huntington, UK. (Source - personal correspondence with the family).

JESSOP Francis Philip 1449 Corporal KIA 09/04/1918 aged 25. Son of Katherine Mead (formerly Jessop), of 28, Burlington Rd., Chiswick, London, and the late William Raymond Jessop. CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE.

JEWELL Samuel 1342 Private
JIEMESON John McCuill 30 Private, Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Yeomanry
JOHNSON Albert H. 161 Private
JOHNSON Frederick 629 Private

JOHNSON John Alexander 877 Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/18. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

JOHNSON George H. 777 Private
JOHNSON Gordon R. 1033 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
JOHNSON Henry E. D/17063 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17603
JOHNSON Hugh Viner 1913 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45512
JOHNSON John A. 877 Private
JOHNSON Leonard Robert 1955 Sapper, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force
JOHNSON Louis H. 61709 Trooper British Columbia Horse, Driver KEH, Air Mechanic Second Class Royal Air Force
JOHNSON Percy Adolph 1136 Private, Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
JOHNSTON Andrew Archibald 1162 Private
JOHNSTON Hector C. 1670 Private, Second Lieutenant Border Regiment
JOHNSTONE James 723 Private, Second Lieutenant Shropshire Light Infantry
JOHNSTONE Robert 1312 Private
JOHNSTONE Romer 1316 Private
JONES Arthur R. D/12211 Private, Private London Regiment 388291
JONES Charles 1161 Private
JONES Edward A. 1593 Private
JONES Edward Henry 1034 Serjeant DOW 28/12/18
JONES Frank 927 Private, Private Army Service Corps R/39963

JONES Fred 445 Lance Corporal KIA 13/03/1918. ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE.

JONES John H. 1571 Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 107453
JONES Harry 1750 Private, Acting Serjeant Royal Engineers WR12815, 205598
JONES Ivan R. Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Army Service Corps

JONES Picton O. H. Lieutenant KEH 1910. Nephew of Sir Alfred Jones, shipping and West African magnate and managed a shipping company in the Great War vital to the war effort.

JONES R. I. V. 745 Private, Lieutenant, Acting Captain South Staffordshire Regiment
JONES Robert W. 1888 Private
JONES Wilfred 1560 Private
JORDAN Edward 1156 Sapper, Corporal Rifle Brigade 200715
JORDAN Harold (Howard) D. 494 Private
JOYCE James B. 1864 Corporal, Corporal Liverpool Regiment, Corporal Tank Corps 302886
JOYCE Joshua J. 1284 Private, Private Labour Corps 567807
JOYCE P. F. 1350 Private, Captain Royal Engineers
JOYCE Robert J. 1305 Private
JUDD H. Alexander Lieutenant, Acting Captain, Captain Canadian Cavalry
JUDD Reginald A. 2023 Private 2077 as well on MIC

JUDD William Mouatt 1261 Private KIA 09/04/1918. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

JUST Leonard W. 1045 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905. Lieutenant Gloucestershire Regiment

KEH 'K'


KEH 'K' KEH 'K'
KANE    Denis    1457    Private, Private Tank Corps 202818, Private King's Liverpool Regiment 91429
KANE W. 1542 Private, Lance Corporal Militay Mounted Police P/15732
KARKARIA Nawrian M. 52076 Private Middlesex Regiment 3213, Private Border Regiment 52076, Intepreter KEH 52076
KEARNEY John 1498 Private
KEAY William Murray Second Lieutenant
KEBBELL George Kuth 249 Private, Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force, Second Lieutenant Royal Sussex Regiment
KEEN Arthur W. 1917 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61191, Private Tank Corps 302790
KEESHAN Daniel J. 1513 Lance Corporal, Serjeant Liverpool Regiment 85715
KELLY Joseph 1651 Private, Private Tank Corps 302919, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39987
KELLY Arthur F. 177 Farrier Serjeant
KELLY Francis 17297 Private Company of Dragoons 25776, Private KEH, Private Labour Corps 607293, Private Royal Welsh Fusiliers 90753
KELLY Robert 806 Private, Private Tank Corps 30279, Private King's Liverpool Regiment 8576

KELSON Captain, DOW 27/12/1919. CAPE TOWN (PLUMSTEAD) CEMETERY, SOUTH AFRICA.

KELSON Gerald Miles Private Royal Engineers, Major Tank Corps, Major King Edward's Horse (could be Kelson above)
KEMP Joseph 1765 Private
KENDALL Edward Hext. Second Lieutenant Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Private KEH
KENDALL Harry Wilson Hume 1374 Private
KENION Hugh C. 31 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers
KENNEDY Kenneth Leslie 487 Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps

KENNEDY William Havildar Major, DOW 29/05/1915 (aged 61). Husband of Jessie Catherine Kennedy, of 10/118, Long Acre, London. Served in the Zulu War (1879) and the Boer War with 17th Lancers. Quarter Master Captain King's Colonials 1905, Quarter Master and Honorary Major KEH 1911. Awarded 1911 Coronation medal. STREATHAM CEMETERY, UK.

KENT William Arthur 374 Acting Serjeant
KERNAHAN Cyril C. 1435 Private
KERR Horatio Nelson Trooper Life Guards 3635, Lieutenant KEH

KERR Jim. 379. Private. Portrait photograph circa 1914.  No Medal Index Card. (Photograph Peter Nemaric Collection).  

KERSLEY John T. 434 Private
KEYS Charles 190 Serjeant Devonshire Regiment, Second Lieutenant then Warrant Officer Class 2 KEH

KIBBLE Sydney George. 1228 Serjeant, Acting Warrant Officer Class 2, Sergeant Major. 1228. Born in Redfern, New South Wales on 19 May 1876, educated at Hawkesbury Agricultural College and was a grazier at Mt Tambourine in Queensland.  He served as a Private in the 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry and saw service in the 2nd Boer War having enlisted on 1 January 1900 in Brisbane.  He sailed to South Africa on the 13th January 1900 aboard the S.S. Maori King. He transferred to the Transvaal Mounted Police on the 19th June 1900 and returned to Australia on 3rd May 1901 and was discharged 17th May 1901.  He enlisted in the King Edward's Horse on the 11th August 1915 and was in 1st Section of the 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron in June 1917.  Shot and wounded by a sniper at Pilkem Ridge, Passchendale on 31st July 1917 and discharged on 6th October 1917.   He died of natural causes in Battersea, London in March 1944. Photograph in the uniform of the King Edward's Horse from "The Australasian Traveller" dated 4 March 1916.  Courtesy of the State Library of Queensland and biographical information from the Virtual War Memorial, Sydney https://vwma.org.au/explore/people/786363.

KIDDELL Arthur James Bartram 1420 Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 39957, Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery
KIERNAN Christopher 1825 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61281, Private Tank Corps 302831
KIFF Charles D/19860 Acting Corporal Dragoon Guards D/19860, Acting Corporal KEH D/19860, Acting Corporal Company of Dragoons D/19860
KILBY Hariel H. 1187 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Canadian Regiment, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
KILLICK Henry T. D/17151 Private Dragoons D/17151, Private KEH, Private Company of Dragoons
KIMBER Cyril H. C. D/18315 Private Light Dragoons D/18315, Private KEH, Private Company of Dragoons
KINCAID Alfred W. 1480 Private, Corporal Tank Corps 112281 KINCAIRD on MIC as well
KING Alfred M. 681 Private, Private Tank Corps 302821, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61260
KING Alfred Nelson 230 Private, Second Lieutenant the Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery,
KING Bernard Lovelace Henham Captain?, Captain Royal Engineers
KING Daniel B. 442 Bombadier
KING F. M. 882 Private, Private Military Foot Police P16854
KING Leonard Walter 385 Acting Quarter Master Serjeant
KING S. 356197 No rank on MIC
KING William 1412 Private
KINHEAD Charley L. 1126 Private, Private Labour Corps 441750
KINGS Francis Charles 1355 Private
KINSEY Thomas F. 2120 Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 515083
KINGSFORD Arthur 979 Serjeant, Acting Captain
KIRBY George N. 1628 Private
KIRBY Lewis 1059 Private
KIRBY W. C. Serjeant Major in 1908 and promoter of the King's Colonial Lodge.
KINSMORE Samuel L. 1122 Corporal
KIRK Charles William 483 Quarter Master Serjeant, Regimental Quarter Master Serjeant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

KIRKWOOD John Michael 2194 Private, DOW 22/03/1919. TOTTENHAM CEMETERY, UK.

KIRWAN Patrick 1518 Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 65465
KITNEY George 1268 Private, Private Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 55484
KNAPP Torand J. C. 1418 Private, Private Labour Corps 230744
KNAPP Wynford W. 1940 Private
KNOWLES Benjamin 389 Lance Serjeant, Serjeant KEH; Lieutenant, Captain, Major RAMC
KNOX Harold D. 1827 Private
KNOX Wilfred S. 1826 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61244, Private Royal Army Ordanance Corps 043721
KOCK Johannes H. L. 706 Corporal, Private Dragoon Guards D/35226, Private Corps of Dragoons
KOECHLIN Marcel C. 649 Serjeant

KOEKKOEK Patrick Robert. Pre-WW1 service KEH, 8th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, Lieutenant Special Brigade Royal Engineers WW1. Photographs he took in WW1 are in the National Army Museum collection.

KOYD John W. R. 1410 Serjeant Royal Engineers 201663, Serjeant KEH, Serjeant Royal Engineers WR2963
KROGH Henry C. 1377 Serjeant also Krough on MIC Napier New Zealand
KRUGER Charles H. 1919 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61259
KUYS Andrew James Lambert 1438 Private
KYLE Thomas 2086 Private


KEH 'L'


LACEY L. L. Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant
LADE Allan W. 710 Corporal, Second Lieutenant
LADE J. H. 711 Private, Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry
LAHEE Edward Sansom. 1204 Corporal, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant
LAHEE Herbert M. 669 Private, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps 111992
LAING George M. 824 Private
LAMB George E. 2089 Private
LAMB H. B. 22 Staff Serjeant Major
LAMB James Eclysse 2141 Corporal
LAMBERT William 841 Private, Second Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry
LAMBOURNE Thomas 1132 Private
LAMPINEN Constantine Richard 1669 Private

LA NAUZE Brazil W. 491 Private, Private Royal Engineers 198926.  A portrait photograph of Private La Nauze is shown in Figure 133. 

LANDON John Robert Sapper, Captain Royal Warwickshire Regiment
LANDRY Romes 1536 Private
LANE Marshall. 2160. Ex-2nd Dragoon Guards and saw service in India. Private KEH then Fitter Tank Corps 35280.
LANGDON John Stafford 911 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
LANGE John A. 1352 Private
LANGE Marc 1094 Private Royal Fusiliers G/59466, Private KEH, Private East Surrey Regiment G/26244, Private Royal Engineers 361856
LANGE P. 1358 Private, Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers
LANGLOIS Wilfred S. 1371 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40578
LANGRISH Ernest 464 Serjeant
LANGSHAW Frank 230752 Private, Private Labour Corps
LAROQUE A. L. R. 1382 Private, Captain Royal Engineers

LATREILLE Leonard 268 Private, Captain Labour Corps. Private in a photograph at KEH Colchester Camp 1911.

LAURENSON, D. G. Lieutenant. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 and repatriated 13/12/1918.

LAVERS H. H. 6 Lance Corporal. Awarded 1911 Coronation medal. Became an Infantry Officer and served in France.

LAW Archibald Abram 1736 Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers, Captain Cheshire Regiment
LAW Ernest 1431 Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 300520
LAWRANCE Frederick E. 1924 Private, Private Army Pay Corps 17080
LAWRENCE Dennis H. 1422 Private, Private Tank Corps 112024
LAWRENCE Douglas 883 Private KIA 9/04/18. Born in UK. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.
LAWRENCE Frederick John Temporary Major
LAWRENCE Honourable Herbert Alexander. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel/Temporary Brigadier General. Colonel Lawrence was the son of Lord Lawrence, Viceroy of India and was the second Commanding Officer of the King's Colonials from 19th April 1904 until April 1909 (Portrait photograph Figure 6).
LAWS Arnold A. 853 Lance Corporal, Staff Quarter Master Serjeant Corps of Dragoons D/24573
LAWSON Enest J. 1472 Private

LAYLAND, Thomas Dawson. 1232. Captain. British War and Victory Medals (Capt.) Born on 14 February 1874. As a Private in King Edward’s Horse he entered France on 4 April 1915. Commissioned into the Dorset Yeomanry on 2 February 1916. Later served as a Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) with the South Lancashire Regiment. Post war he lived in British Columbia (Reference - Dixon Noonan Webb auctioneers, UK, 2015).

LAYTON Horace 1291 Private
LEACH James L. D/17066 Private, Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons
LEADER Sidney 1196 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Highlanders, Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers

LEAKE Edward (Ned) J. 1220. Serjeant. Australian brother of Leslie. Photograph of him mounted 5/11/15 (Courtesy Great War Forum).

LEAKE Leslie 1221 Serjeant. Brother of Ned.
LEANE Osborne 1704 Private, Second Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry
LEANE Arthur B. 696 Lance Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers

LEARED Frank Harvey 1443 Private KIA 09/04/1918 aged 43 near Hazebrouck, Lys. Son of Mr. R. H. Leared and Mrs. S. M. Leared of Glenville, Wexford. HAVERSKERQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on Watford Borough Roll of Honour. Entitled to British War and Victory medals.

LEAP George F. 685 Private
LEEVES Henry 361 Lance Corporal
LEGGETT Cecil 195 Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps, WO Class 2 Labour Corps 414290

LETHBRIDGE Patrick Lionel. South African. Private KEH, Captain 7th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. KIA 25/09/1915 Loos.

LEVETT Ernest Frank 1749 Private
LEWIS Frederick Sydney James 1404 Private, Lieutenant Welsh Regiment
LEWIS Harry 2102 Private
LEWIS Reginald Cameron 307 Private, Captain Royal Berkshire Regiment

LEWIS Wilfred. 1134, Private.  Died of wounds after an operation in Manchester 18 September 1915. Buried in Liverpool Kirkdale cemetery (Headstone photograph courtesy of Tony Brown). Commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. 

LEWIS William T. 1894 Acting Serjeant Royal Engineers 238524, Acting Serjeant KEH, Acting Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/553458
LIDDIARD Arthur 1328 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40577, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
LIDDLE . Private King's Colonials 1904. Photograph see Figure 53.
LIGHTBOUND Austin 9 Serjeant, Captain East Lancashire Regiment
LILLEY George 882 Private
LINDOP Erskine Vernon Augustine 891 Private, Lieutenant Indian Army of Reserve Officers
LINDSAY William K. 1451 Private, Private Royal Engineers WR/215422, Sapper Royal Engineers 338724
LING Graham Fergus Lieutenant, Captain, Mentioned in Despatches. Died in service from pneumonia in Northampton, UK. 16/12/1918 aged 35. Son of Christopher and Sarah Ling. Born at Wetheral. Bradfield School, Bradfield, Berkshire, UK. Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps). WETHERAL CEMETERY, UK.
LINNEY Edgar Walter 1687 Private, Second Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment
LINSTEAD D. W. 1151 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
LINTON E. Gordon Lieutenant, Captain
LITTLE Edwin Charles 1971 Private
LIVINGSTONE Duncan T. 1332 Serjeant
LIVINGSTONE Robert D. 1936 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61201
LLOYD Alfred Mostyn 1289 Private
LLOYD Henry 1719 Private, Private Army Service Corps MR/47663, M/354264
LOADER Ernest 976 Private
LOCATELLI Richard 1569 Acting Corporal, Acting Corporal Royal Fusiliers G/95484, Acting Corporal Royal Munster Fusiliers G/40251
LOCK Lambert E. 1670 Private
LOOKER Ernest J. 1698 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61224
LONG Charles Ernest Captain, Captain Royal Army Service Corps
LONG Vincent W. 197 Serjeant, Northumberland Fusiliers 61297
LOUDON Geoffrey Marcus 884 Private, Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment
LOUGH Thomas J. 2015 Private Royal Fusiliers 59463, Private Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 35185, Private KEH, Private East Surrey Regiment 26295
LOUW Marthias B. 655 Corporal
LOWE John W. 199 Private, Private Labour Corps 580504
LOWE Rupert 1943. Private. Served as Lance Corporal, 552, 4th Victorian Mounted Rifles in Boer War before King Edward's Horse. An Australian from Geelong. Saw service with Citizen's Military Forces in WW2. Died 22 July 1965 aged 86. Peter Nemaric: Sabretache: XLI, 8-14, March 2000.
LOWE William G. 972 "Corporal 09/04/1918 aged 31. Son of George and Jane Lowe, of Lurgan House, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE."
LOWRY William J. 1885 Private, Private Hussars 80653, Private Royal Engineers 622873
LOXSTON George H. 1714 Private, Private Tank Corps 112126
LUCAS Alymon Second Lieutenant
LUCAS Frederick J. 648 Private, Private Corps of Hussars 80211, Private Hussars A/N/535929
LUCAS Herbert 647 Private
LUCAS Robert 2159 Private
LUCK Albert P. 1619 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61275
LUDLOW Edgar 1192 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61243, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
LUDLOW Frank 1849 Acting Corporal, Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment
LUKEY G. E. 26 Staff Serjeant Major
LUSCHER Sidney P. 956 Private
LUTTMAN Henry C. 1278 Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps 111989
LYNCH William 1532 Private, Private Tank Corps 302808, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39912, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40579
LYNCH-STAUNTON L. A. 1027 Corporal, Acting Captain Tank Corps
LYON Harry 817 Private, Private Labour Corps 421711
LYONS Harold Marsh Lyle 402 Trooper, 'A' Squadron KEH, Lieutenant Cheshire Yeomanry, Lieutenant Colonel


KEH 'MA-McV'


KEH 'MA-McV' KEH 'MA-McV'
MACAULAY, Frederick. C. 729. Serjeant, Lieutenant. 'D' Squadron. Killed in action in 1915.  Name recorded on a commemorative tablet upon the War Memorial, Victoria Falls. District Commissioner in North Rhodesia for 12 years.  (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947).

MACAULIFFE William 1932 Private
MacCONNAL Connell 662 Private, Private Royal Army Service Corps M/40308
MacDONALD C. E. V. 617 Private
MacDONALD Hugh 1286 Private

MacDONALD John Norman. Sergeant of the Cambridge troop in 1907. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Major in command of a Squadron during WW1.

MacDONALD Oscar 1946 Private
MacDONALD Ritchie 2019 Private
MacDOUGALL Thomas M. 990 Private, Lieutenant London Regiment
MacEFIELD Walter D/8469 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
MacGILLIVRAY Henry Alexander 1948 Private

MacINTOSH Herbert. Squadron Quarter Master. 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1871 and served with the King’s Colonials from 1902 until 1906 and died in March 1957. Sergeant Quarter Master MacIntosh wrote proudly in the King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin in 1946 that he still prized owning his tunic and was disappointed not to be able to wear it and ride in the Procession as part of the Christchurch Centennial Celebrations of 1950 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin. 18: 18, 1951). See Figures 60-66.

MacKAY Charles Stuart 289 Private, Lieutenant King's Liverpool Regiment
MacKAY Donald P. 334 Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 111997, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 147831
MacKAY William David 369 Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
MacKENZIE Ernest 1232 Private
MacKEY Robert 793 Private
MacKEY William Graham 277 Lance Corporal
MacKINNON Donald Captain

MacKINTOSH A. J. Lieutenant. Portrait photograph (see Figure 383). (Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 117631).

MacKRELL Henry R. 944 Private
MacLAGAN William C. 979 Private, Lieutenant London Regiment
MacLEAN Archibald 470 Private, Second Lieutenant King's Own Scottish Borderers
MacQUEEN John Norman Reeve 1891 Serjeant
MacQUINN Oliver 1677 Private, Private Labour Corps 515080
MACVEAN John 1173 Private
MAIR George H. 961 Private
MAISONVILLE Oliver Francis 1057 Serjeant, Lieutenant Canadian Expeditionary Force
MALCOMB H. A. D. 260 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
MALEHAM Frederick 1640 Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 304891
MANDERS George Benjamin 472 Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
MANN Charles 570 Saddler, Private
MANN Hugh H. 1890 Private
MANNING Norman 1722 Private, Private Tanks Corps 302798, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61193
MANSFIELD Wilifred Stephen Second Lieutenant, Major Hussars
MARGUTTI Chartres Louis Henry 1076 Private
MARKEY Patrick C. A. 1760 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Second Lieutenant Royal Irish Fusiliers
MARLOWE J. E. 991 Staff Serjeant Major, Warrant Officer Class 2
MARR James R. 1511 Private
MARRION James 1914 Sapper Royal Engineers 221581, Sapper KEH
MARRIOT Charles 526 Acting Corporal
MARSH Joseph George 1374 Private
MARSHALL John C. D/16406 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons, Private Army Service Corps ES/50319, Private Scottish Horse 395418
MARSHALL Julis T. 1704 Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 105385
MARTIN Archibald R. 1699 Acting Serjeant, Acting Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 105386
MARTIN Cecil C. 1725 Private, Private Labour Corps 389719
MARTIN Henry F. G. 1164 Private
MARTIN O. N. 48 Staff Serjeant
MARTIN William Henry Ernest 1462 Private, Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment
MARTINGELL Frederick J. 1610 Private
MARTINSON W. F. 860 Private
MASKELL Ernest 1092 Private, Private Army Service Corps M/28056 incomplete
MASON Adrian T. Monck 1052 Private, Lieutenant Royal Horse Artillery
MASON Charles E. D/17207 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17027
MASON Ernest George 739 Private, Captain Royal Berkshire Regiment
MASON Henry Walter 1999 Private
MASSEY Walter 608 Private
MASTERS Norman E. J. 591 Private
MATHERS Henry Samuel 998 Private, Second Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment
MATHEW Augustus E. 1750 Private
MATHEW David Hinchey 920 Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
MATHIESON George R. 261 Serjeant, Lieutenant Gordon Highlanders
MATHIESON John D. 1557 Private, Private Tank Corps 302800, Acting Quartermaster Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 29887
MATTERSON George Hardwick. 1359 Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant
MATTHEWS Donald M. 1238 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service
MAULSBURY John Roderick 1748 Private, Second Lieutenant King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
MAWDSLEY Robert 1283 Private
MAXWELL Lionel George 1298 Private, Corporal East Lancashire Regiment 30746, Corporal then Second Lieutenant Cheshire Regiment
MAY Fred 549 Private
MAY Lawrence S. 1385 Private, Second Lieutenant Liverpool Regiment
MAY Percival Frederick W. 1186 Private
MAYBANK John Gunter 1315 Private, Second Lieutenant King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
McALIER Patrick 1297 Private 2nd Dragoon Guards 2DG/5812, Acting Corporal Dragoon Guards D/19537, Acting Serjeant KEH
McALPINE George R. 747 Private, Lance Coporal Tank Corps 302810, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 3982 incomplete, Lance Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers
McARDLE Hugh Francis 33 Serjeant, Lieutenant
McARTHUR Basil 2164 Private Middlesex Regiment G/50687, Private KEH alias Bradney, Arthur B.
McBEAN Ian Bryce 121 Serjeant, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
McCALMAN Frank 970 Corporal
McCARTER Frank O. A. 1564 Private
McCARTHY Justin Ernest 1101 Private, Private Labour Corps 424157

McCLOSKEY James 1347 Private KIA 26/08/1917 aged 39. Son of Patrick and Mary McClosky, of Donegal; husband of Catherine McCloskey, of New Row, Donegal. DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY

McCOMB William C. 806 Private
McCORMACK Albert 1731 Private
McCORMACK Percy James 1278 Corporal
McCORMICK Andrew 1107 Private, Second Lieutenant
McCORMICK J. V. 289 Private
McCORRY E. M. 1021 Private
McCRACKEN Edward 1105 Lance Corporal, Serjeant
McCULLOCH Archibald Hood 2248 Private
McCULLOCH William Bennett 1047 Private, Second Lieutenant
McDONALD Frank 357801 Private
McDONALD George 1771 Private, Private Scottish Horse 4961, Private Royal Engineers WR/285723
McDONALD J. A. Lieutenant KEH 1910.
McDOUALL Philip Hastings 959 Private, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Royal Engineers
McDOWALL Thomas 564 Private, Second Lieutenant
McDOWELL T. Second Lieutenant (question same record as above noting different spelling)

McEVOY Patrick E. 170. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant, Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. A number of his uniform items are held within the National Army Museum collection He served 1911-16 in the KEH.

McGAFFIN George D/21284 Private, Private Dragoons UD/303, Private Corps of Dragoons D/21287
McGINITY Francis G. 830 Private
McGLASHIN Colin L. 1446 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61208

McGOWAN, John. Medals worn by Squadron Sergeant-Major McGowan (Regimental number 2139) 4th Dragoon Guards, King's Colonials and later Yeoman of the Guard. India General Service medal 1895-1902 with two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (S.Q.M.S. J. McGowan, 4th Dragoon Gds); Army Long Service and Good Conduct medal (L.S & G.C. VR., small letter reverse VR crown; Meritorious Service Medal GVR; Khedive's Star 1882. John McGowan was born in Liverpool and enlisted in the 4th Dragoon Guards on 21 September 1877. After a distinguished service career with the 4th Dragoon Guards, he was posted to the Permanent Staff Yeomanry Cavalry as Regimental Sergeant-Major on 20 December 1901 sanctioned to raise the King's Colonials. Regimental Serjeant Major 1905. He was discharged from the King's Colonials on 12 May 1909 and appointed to Her Majesty's bodyguard on 18 June 1909. He attended the Coronation in 1911, the Silver Jubilee in 1935 and the Coronation in 1937. He died on 11 January 1942.

McGRATH John Thomas 1931 Private
McGREGOR Alan W. 1130 Private
McINROY William 1330 Private
McINTOSH Alexander James 1046 Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant
McINTOSH Ernest 1659 Private
McISAAC Donald 2282 Private Lovat's Scouts 2835, Private KEH, Private Royal Regiment of Dragoons 125189
McKAY William K. 1509 Private
McKEAN Archie 384 Serjeant

McKENZIE A. G. Second Lieutenant in command of the Cambridge university detachment attached to 'C' Squadron. Son of Colonel McKenzie of the Natal Forces and who had seen distinguished service in the Boer War. May be same individual noted below.

McKENZIE Alexander J. 1177 Private KEH. Became Colonel in command of the 1st Royal Natal Carabiniers after service as a Captain in the 6th Dragoon Guards in France 1917-19. May be same individual noted above.

McKENZIE Fred 203 Private, Corporal Army Pay Corps 17580
McKENZIE Frederick William Private, Labour Corps 416802
McLARTY Lachlan 2052 Private

McLAY James 1499. Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/18 aged 38. Born in UK. Son of Mrs. and the late J. McLay, of Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

McLEAN John Archibald 780 Private, Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps
McLENNAN Alexander 957 Private
McNAMA Joseph 617 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps,
McPHEE Hugh 490 Private

McPHERSON Herbert 1210 Private KIA 22/3/17. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

McPHERSON Ian W. 1751 Private
McROBB David C. 1769 Private, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61263
McSWINEY Walter M. 1263 Private, Private Royal Army Service Corps S/391313, Private Royal Engineers 604696
McVEAGH James 542 Private also spelt McVedgh on MIC


KEH 'ME-MU'


KEH 'ME-MU' KEH 'ME-MU'
MEAD John H. 1123 Private
MEADS Robert A. 2042 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45487, Prvate Army Service Corps R/384020
MEAKIN Reginald A. 1383 Corporal, Corporal Royal Engineers 311019
MEARS George 605 Private
MEARS John L. 1749 Private
MEE F. 871 Private, Private Military Mounted Police P/12000
MEEK Maurice 836 Private, Private Labour Corps 443834
MEIKLE George Mather 789 Acting Serjeant then Second Lieutenant. From Ireland. Photograph on kiingedwardshorse.net
MEIKLE Thomas B. 350 Private, Private labour Corps 585705
MEIKLEJON Robert Wright 1239 Private, Second Lieutenant Hussars
MEIKLEM John 1037 Private

MEKERLE Alexander. 757. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 105382.   1914-15 trio and entitled to Silver War Badge (for those who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in the Great War). Later served with the Machine Gun Corps. Medals for sale in the UK in 2019 (Bill Friar Medals).

MENKENS William E. 1568 Private, Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/275822, 306757
MERCER Alex W. 2172 Private Army Service Corps T/1775, Private KEH, Private Army Service Corps T/4240941
MERCER Frederick E. 1618 Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302783, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61192
MERCER Thomas Melbourn 382 Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
MERCHANT William John 1160 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant London Regiment
MERRICK Arthur L. 202 Corporal, Serjeant Labour Corps 672693
METCALFE J. C. 7 Serjeant
MILES Henry F. 1378 Private
MILES Horace 1062 Private, Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
MILES John 1257 Private, Private Labour Corps 230745
MILLER Arthur G. P. 1604 Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 103243
MILLER George Alfred (Albert) 1039 Private KIA 19/08/17 aged 30. Son of Dr. George Foy, F.R.C.S., and Annie Miller, his wife. Born at Clontarf, Dublin. GWALIA CEMETERY, BELGUIM. Commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory medal.
MILLER Timothy 1641 Private 2121 on MIC as well
MILLER Wallace 1421 Corporal, Corporal Tanks Corps 302871, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61237
MILLER Walter E. 1137 Lance Corporal, Serjeant Tank Corps 302870, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61171
MILLETT Frederick G. 554 Private
MILLS Thomas 1909 Private
MILNE William F. 1108 Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 565814
MILNER Robert H. 1154 Private, Lieutenant Yorkshire Dragoons
MILNES Harold Harvey 2021 Private 30/10/1918. Died in service. GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND.
MILROY Joseph 1152 Private
MILROY Robert 1164 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 105387
MILTON Alex C. 1690 Serjeant, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61299
MINTER Frank 1024 Private, Private then Second Lieutenant Machin Gun Corps 104511
MITCHALL John F. 1338 Private, Private Labour Corps 447031
MITCHELL Archibald McKerrow. 791. Private Scottish Rifles 7893, Private Cape Town Highlanders, Private KEH, Second Lieutenant London Regiment. Medals - QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (7893 Pte., Scottish Rifles); KING'S SOUTH AFRICA, 2 clasps (1695 Pte., Cape Town Hdrs.); 1914-15 STAR (791 Pte., K. Edw. H.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (2. Lieut.).
MITCHELL George D. 781 Private
MITCHELL J. J. 814 Private, Private Royal Engineers 348828, WR/204568
MITCHELL John F. 1338 Private
MOFFAT L. P. Lieutenant Lancers, Lieutenant KEH, Lieutenant Indian Army
MOIR David G. 152389 Serjeant Scottish Horse 152389, Serjeant KEH, Serjeant Corps of Dragoons D/35278, Acting Warrant Officer Dragoon Guards D/35278
MOLLOY Henry S. 1554 Private, Private Royal Engineers 12606
MONK Albert Victor Major
MONTGOMERY Albert Victor 787 Corporal, Lieutenant King's African Rifles
MONTGOMERY John McL. 1049 Private, Second Lieutenant. From Australia. From Australia, enlisted 1915 and died in 1917. Father Dr J. P. Montgomery from Terang, Victoria. AIF attestation papers for service abroad, unable to find address.
MOON Frederick George 1267 Private, Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers, Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps
MOON Winfield A. 1347 Private, Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
MOORE Albert W. 1091 Private
MOORE Basil O. 592 Private, Captain Royal Field Artillery
MOORE Ernest G. 233 Private
MOORE Frederick E. 840 Private 2123 on MIC as well
MOORE Reginald Joseph No rank KEH, Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Gold Coast Regiment
MOORHOUSE Eric G. 144 Private, Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers, Lieutenant Lancashire Hussars, Lieutenant Indian Army
MORANT Arthur F. H. 1088 Private
MORGAN Charles 273 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85735
MORGAN James 1681 Corporal, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 40121, Corporal Tank Corps 302863
MORGAN J. 1396 Private, Private Military Mounted Police P/12038
MORGAN Oswald William 717 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
MORGAN V. 889 Lance Corporal
MORLEY Alfred C. 1436 Sapper Royal Engineers 208130, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/509534
MORLEY Harold J. 772 Private
MORRIS Dan 1047 Squadron Serjeant Major, Second Lieutenant Reserve of Lancers
MORRIS Eyre Percival 1253 Private, Second Lieutenant East Kent Regiment
MORRIS Henry Hugh 1306 Private, Second Lieutenant East Kent Regiment
MORRIS James 1710 Private, Private Tank Corps 302834, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61312
MORRIS Joseph Henry 892 Private KIA 11/04/1918 (aged 29).Son of Mrs. Emily Morris, of 150, Dudley Rd., Northfield, Worcs; husband of the late Margaret Morris. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.
MORRIS Lawrence Henry 1709 Private, Private Tank Corps 302833, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61310
MORRIS Walter J. 1776
MORRISH Cyril George 1770 Private, Second Lieutenant Herefordshire Regiment attached
MORRISON Alexander 1896 Private
MORRISON Henry 1592 Private, Drummer Liverpool Regiment
MORTLOCK Ernest 847 Lance Serjeant
MORTON John 1688 Private, Lieutenant Royal Engineers
MORTON John H. 1259 Private, Private Labour Corps 230747
MORTON Lewis 1512 Private
MOSS John Albert 242 Private
MOSS Sydney 1638 Private, Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment
MOSS Thomas 1686 Private, Private Royal Defence Corps 68940
MOSSMAN Bertie A. 1023 Private
MOSSMAN Ellis Leopold 1022 Private KIA 09/04/1918 (aged 29). Enlisted in Bristol. Entered theatre 2 June 1915. Son of Hubert Leopold Mossman and Emily Mossman, of "Upton", Lodge, Jamaica, B.W.I. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. MEMORIAL PLAQUE IN ST. DUNSTAN'S CHAPEL, JAMAICA COLLEGE CAMPUS, WEST INDIES.
MOXHAM Arthur W. 908 Private, Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 40580
MUGFORD Richard H. 855 Serjeant, Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment
MUGGLEWORTH Harry 1782 Private, Private Military Foot Police P/8556
MUIR George J. 827 Private
MUIR James M. 287 Lance Corporal
MULCAHY Francis P. 1474 Private
MULES Philip Austin 871 Corporal, Captain Tank Corps

MULLEY Reginald 1215 Corporal, Corporal Royal Fusiliers GS/59470

MULLORD Eric 2047 Private, Private Staffordshire Yeomanry 76096
MUNN Private served in Dublin
MUNRO Donald 1600 Private, Private Rifle Brigade 29115, Acting Captain and Adjutant Labour Corps
MURDOCH Wills John Hughes 1333 Acting Corporal
MURPHY David 1598 Private 2097 on MIC as well
MURPHY Louis 1244 "Private KIA 16/04/16. Husband of M. Murphy, of 36, Little Strand St., Dublin.
CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND."
MURPHY Thomas 1607 Private
MURPHY Timothy 1649 Private, Private Army Service Corps M/405027, Private Royal Fusiliers G/59064
MURRAY A. C. Major
MURRAY Eric Moray 966 Private, Lieutenant
MURRAY Hon. Arthur Cecil Major
MURRAY Laugham D. 310 Lance Corporal
MURRAY M. G. D. Second Lieutenant in KEH 1910
MURTON Herbert M. 1093 Private 'C' Squadron KIA 16/01/16 aged 29. Son of Mr. W. A. Murton, of "Kerribree," 661, Inkerman Rd., Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. Born at Rochester, England. MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, FRANCE.

KEH 'N'


KEH 'N'
NAGLE    Cornelius     1647    Private, Private Labour Corps
NASH Frederick C. 2043 Private
NASH Nowell 13414 Private, Captain London Regiment
NAUDE Benjamin 1234 Private

NAYLOR Benjamin Birchall.168. Private, born in Litherland, Lancashire and enlisted in Liverpool. KIA 19/06/17 aged 26. 'B' Squadron. Son of Benjamin Shepherd Naylor and the late Caroline Naylor of Grasmere, Blundellsands, Liverpool. BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on Hightown Club WW1 Roll Of Honour, Hightown and Blundellsands Wesleyan Sunday School Plaque, Liverpool, Merseyside.

NAYLOR James W. 252 Private
NEALE Horace 795 Private, Private Tank Corps 302812, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39890, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40584
NEALE Patrick Ernest 1019 Private, Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
NEL Johannes P. 1356 Corporal
NELSON Gilbert H. 2047 Private
NELSON John 1460 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 111987, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61219
NEUWIRTH Arthur 1997 Private
NEVILLE John B. 1712 Private
NEWBURY Christopher 1318 Private
NEWBURY George Grinsted 1198 Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 65143, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force
NEWBURY Robert S. 1197 Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 65111
NEWMAN Eric J. 1706 Private
NEWSTEAD Horace 1569 Private 2124 on MIC as well
NEWTON Frank 1180 Private
NIBLETT George 1461 Private
NICCOL George McLaughlin 499 Private, Captain Royal Field Artillery
NICHOLLS Phillip G. 1681 Private
NICHOLS William 996 Private, Private Labour Corps 421740
NICHOLS William D/10690 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/10690
NICKSON R. G. 1015 Lance Corporal
NIELSON Louis 2231 Private Machine Gun Corps 55135, Private KEH
NOBLE Percy Welstead H. 642 Private 26/08/1917. DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
NORMAN Edward A. 1481 Private, Private Tank Corps 159047, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39913, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40585
NORMAN Reginald 1676 Private, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/59068, Private London Regiment 783503
NORTHCOTE Thomas Francis Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
NORWOOD John 268 Private, Lance Corporal Tank Corps 302861, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61223
NUNN George Richard 1216 Private
NUTT Ernest E. D/6372 Private Dragoon Guards D/6372, Private KEH D/6732
NUTTALL Walter E. 1238 Private


KEH 'O'


O'BRIEN    Pierce F.    1206    Private
O'CONNOR Brian 1300 Private
O'CONNOR Roderick 1301 Private
O'DONNELL Albert Bernard 1790 Private, Captain Royal Warwickshire Regiment
O'DONNELL B. 1468 Private
O'DONNELL M. Serjeant Major in 1911 and was a Lieutenant in the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards in 1920s.
O'HARA Terence 1721 Private, Private Corps of Hussars 80209

O'HALLORAN GILES Robert Private Hussars 34111, Second Lieutenant KEH. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 and DOW 26/04/18 aged 21. Son of Thomas O'Halloran Giles and Jean O'Halloran Giles, of Adelaide, Australia. TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, BELGIUM.

O'HEA James Joseph 1128 Private, Second Lieutenant West Kent Yeomanry, Second Lieutenant Life Guards, Lieutenant Colonel Liverpool Regiment
O'KELLY A. N. Captain attached Tank Corps, then Lieutenant Colonel
OKIE Howard C. 932 Private
OLDEN James 1531 Private
OLDMEADOW L. J. Surgeon. Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902.
OLIPHANT Marcus. Private King's Colonials 1902.
OLIVER Charles Frederick 424 Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps
OLIVER Cuthbert Hanson Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Army Service Corps
OLIVER Harry James Gordon 1269 Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps
OLIVER William John 1379 Private, Private Labour Corps 230749
OLLEY Martin C. 1653 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 105388
O'NEILL Conrade 1540 Acting Corporal
O'NEILL Fergus 1576 Private, Private Tank Corps 317936, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45491
O'NEILL Patrick 1511 Private
O'REGAN Michael 838 Private

ORMSBY Richard Gilbert 2083 Private, KIA 19/10/18 aged 29. Son of Dr. G. H. Ormsby and Mrs. L. Ormsby, of Forrest Rd., Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa. CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE.

ORR Walter GS/6329 Private Dragoon Guards GS/6329, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons
OSBORNE Arthur 1114 Private

OSBORNE Henry (Herbert) Edward Captain, Military Cross Lieutenant 1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Captain London Gazette 4/10/1919

OSWALD Cecil A. H. 1428 Corporal
OTTREY C. E. 2020 Private, Private Royal Scots Greys, Private Sherwood Rangers, Private Middlesex Yeomanry
OWEN Henry 1578 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers GS/59071
OWEN Henry Belton 997 Private, Private British West Indies Regiment 4959
OYLER Archibald G. 1396 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61286
OZZARD Harold Johnson 1256 Private, Lieutenant Royal Irish Fusiliers




KEH 'P, Q'


KEH 'P, Q'
PAGE Harry D/18319 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
PAGE Lance St Allard March Sapper, Second Lieutenant Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles
PAGE William Augustus 458 Serjeant, Staff Quarter Master Serjeant
PAGE William George 329 Private

PAINE James Spark 1339 "Lance Corporal KIA 18/10/1918 aged 30. Son of George and Elizabeth Susan Paine of 6, Forest Road, Forest Gate, Essex. LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, FRANCE. Regimental number 1336 on MIC."

PALING Ernest John 928 Private

PALMER J. H. Noted as T. H. in Regimental history. Squadron Serjeant Major (ex-10th Hussars) Permanent Staff King's Colonials 1902. Serjeant Major in 1909 and promoter of King's Colonial Lodge. Retired in 1911.

PANKHURST Clive Reginald 1693 Sapper, Sapper Labour Corps Home Service Company 236746. Also spelt Parkhurst on another MIC
PAPE Thomas 1645 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 91424, Private Tank Corps 302879
PAPWORTH Edward D/6035 Private Dragoons, Private KEH
PARE Arthur Edward 1281 Private, Captian Royal Engineers
PARISH Edward A. 1225 Private, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/140947
PARKE George 1888 Private, Private Army Service Corps M/403853
PARKER Arthur B. 1103 Private
PARKER Ernest Harry Thomas Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
PARKER Percy Horace Private, Major Machine Gun Squadron East Riding Yeomanry
PARKER Rudolph O. 1664 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
PARKER William H. 1300 Private, Second Lieutenant Manchester Regiment
PARKES Henry Gordon 384 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment
PARR Charles D. 939 Private, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/59500
PARRY Harold 157 Private
PARSON Ernest Edward Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Temporary Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
PARSONS Gerald M. 383 Private
PARSONS Harold L. 1663 Corporal, Corporal Machine Gun Corps 105389
PARSONS Harry 502 Private
PARSONS Henry Arthur 903 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
PARSONS Percy J. 1470 Private
PASCOE Claude Alfred Leonard 1560 Private, Major London Regiment attached Machine Gun Corps
PATELL Jack William Second Lieutenant
PATERSON James 1379 Private
PATERSON James 1654 Acting Corporal, Acting Corporal Machine Gun Corps 105390
PATTEN Stanley 1741 Private
PATTERSON Frederick 1716 Private
PATTINSON Jeffrey 1291 Private, Lieutenant Border Regiment
PATTISON Albert 1403 Serjeant
PAUL Horatio Wilmot Captain Welsh Mounted Brigade, Captain Royal Army Service Corps
PAUL Randall 691 Acting Corporal
PAYNE Alfred 1966 Private
PAYNE Edward 1090 Private, Private Yorkshire Dragoons 3682, 175658
PAYNE John R. 548 Private
PAYNE Robert McGeorge 1922 Private
PAYNE S. J. 1555 Lance Corporal
PAYNE Stanley J. 130 Private 1555 as well on MIC
PAYNE Walter D. 474 Private
PEACH Walter H. 1391 Private
PEARCE Edward Lithgow. Lieutenant.

PEARCE Vivian. Private. South African and saw service in France in WW1.

PEARCH Walter Bancroft. Captain King Edward's Horse 1910. Commanded the Liverpool Troop as a Lieutenant which was attached to the 'A' (British Asian) Squadron from 16/03/1906. Walter Bancroft Pearch was born on the Wirral in 1877 and was first commissioned into the 1st Lancashire Volunteer Artillery Corps in November 1899. He was then with the Imperial Yeomanry in the Boer War, serving with 29th Squadron, IX I.Y as a Lieutenant. In WW1 he seems to have served only within UK, probably on staff duties, and earned no war medals. After WW1 he lived in London and then in Folkestone. He retained his military rank in all entries in directories and electoral registers until his death in 1952; probate records show that he left an estate valued at £65, 649; his civilian occupation in 1912 was stockbroker. In 1939 he was ‘Lieutenant Colonel retired', evidently unmarried but with a resident chef/valet.

PEARMAN Arthur T. 1018 Corporal
PEARSON Cyprian T. 774 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
PEARSON H. A. Second Lieutenant, Acting Captain Machine Gun Corps
PEARSON Henry E. 1273 Private
PEART James R. 1548 Private
PEASE Edward 1391 Private, Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment
PEATTIE Henry R. 1417 Private
PEET James W. 1284 Private, Private Tank Corps 112116
PEGG William 1622 Private, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 22984
PEMBERTON . Private King's Colonials 1904. Photograph see Figure 53.
PENN Sidney H. 1320 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40589
PENNEFATHER John W. E. 1000 Private
PENNEFATHER Ronald H. 1753 Sapper Royal Engineers 342459, Sapper KEH
PENNIE Oliver 1818 Private, Private Tank Corps 300531
PENNIFOLD Albert 1109 Private, Private Labour Corps 609026
PERIGRINE James Nicholas 1800 Rifleman Natal Light Horse 26, Private KEH, Second Lieutenant Manchester Regiment
PERKINS Charles B. 618 Acting Serjeant
PERKS Charles 1095 Private, Corporal Tank Corps 112272
PERRETT Albert H. D/11603 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons

PERRY John Anthony 2051 Private KIA 9/04/18 defending Vieille Chapelle. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Name commemorated on SOUTH FULHAM CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB, Hammersmith And Fulham, London, UK.

PERRYMAN Alfred H. 1165 Private
PERRYMAN E. 1229 Private
PETCH Albert D/15352 Corporal 1st Dragoons, Corporal KEH, Corporal Corps of Dragoons
PETERS Leonard 254 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39967
PETT Frederick John 1201 Private
PETTITT John Charles Mason 112176 Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers, Lance Corporal KEH
PHELAN Patrick Joseph 1959 Private, Private Northumberand Fusiliers 61194, Private Tank Corps 302786
PHILLIPS Charles G. 833 Private
PHILLIPS Horace V. 237 Private
PHILLIPS Leonard Wilkin 357 Private
PHIPPS Alfred George 657 Private, Second Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment, Lieutenant Royal Welsh Fusiliers
PIERSON Horace 1366 Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 65247
PIGGOTT Arthur Vincent Lieutenant
PIKE Francis J. 241 Acting Serjeant 2112 on MIC as well
PIKE-STEPHENSON Daniel 515 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant South Staffordshire Regiment

PILBEAM Ernest E. 857 Acting Serjeant. From China. Brothers William and Arthur Royal Navy, son or nephew William Royal Engineers. Civilian portrait photo on Hastings & Rotherh Family History.

PILE, Arthur Douglas. 1084, Private.  1914-15 Star, War and Victory Medals (1084 Pte. A. D. Pile, K. Edw. H). Arthur Douglas Pile died on the 21st August, 1917 and is buried in the Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension at Leper, West-Vlaanderen, in Belgium. KIA by shellfire near Ypres 21/08/1917 aged 21. Born 10th April 1896. Son of Richard and Beatrice Pile of Netton, Salisbury. Commemorated on plaque in St Andrew's Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire (Image of medals courtesy of Woolley and Wallis Auctioneers, UK, 2006).

PINCKNEY John William 505 "Corporal, Lieutenant KIA 11/04/1918 aged 23. Son of George and Edith Howard Pinckney, of Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand. BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, FRANCE. Name commemorated on plaque in St Peters Church, Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK."

PITT John 767 Private, Private Labour Corps 575684
PITTMAN William R. D/17002 Acting Serjeant Dragoon Guards D/17002, Acting Serjeant KEH D/17002, Acting Serjeant Corps of Dragoons D/17002
PIZER Ernest Justius 1179 Private
PLANT Albert Edwin 866 Private
PLANTE Cecil P. 1784 Private
PLAYLL Charles E. 63 Private
PLOWMAN Harry Francis Stanley 1190 Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
POCOCK Arthur J. 946 Serjeant
POLCHET Gaston 1174 Private
POLDING Hubert 876 Acting Corporal
POLLARD Ernest 219 Private, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/276845, 309132
PONTON Alfred G. 919 Private
POOL Arthur Harry William 1439 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

POOLE Bernard J. 61 Private, Private Army Service Corps S/343580. A Private Poole is shown in KEH Colchester Camp 1911 photograph.

POOLE Bertie S. 2044 Private
POPHAM John Francis Watson Sapper, Temporary Captain Leicestershire Regiment
PORTEOUS Leonard G. 1708 Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 103712
PORTER Hubert W. 601 Private, Private Royal Engineers 311021
PORTER Jack Charlton 846 Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
POTTER Frank 930 Corporal, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 40588
POTTER Frederick 1641 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 105391
POTTER Walter H. 1666 Private, Lance Corporal Tank Corps 302796, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61217
POWELL Edgar 1796 Private, Private Labour Corps 640838
POWELL Edward L. 1392 Private
POWELL Frank E. D/11604 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
POWELL Henry 1454 Private
POWELL Matthew Alexander 1261 Private, Second Lieutenant Lincolnshire Regiment
PRESNAIL Albert 1954 Acting Corporal, Acting Corporal Tank Corps 302270
PRESNALL Edward J. 1792 Serjeant
PRESTON Charles J. 688 Serjeant
PRESTON Michael J. 1485 Private
PRETORIUS Wessel J. 126 Corporal, Second Lieutenant
PRICE Elias William 415 Lance Corporal, Private Labour Corps 597325
PRIESTLEY Charles 1095 Private

PRITCHARD Harold Quayle 1633 Private KIA 20/11/1917 aged 19 near Cambrai. Son of William Henry and Anne Jane Pritchard, of 27, Woodhall Rd., Liverpool. ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory medal.

PRITCHARD William Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Second Lieutenant KEH, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
PRIVETT Robert 1639 Private
PROCTER Frederick G. S. 1042 Private
PROCTOR Cecil H. D/13901 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
PRODGER Alfred D. 1200 Private, Private Tank Corps 112084
PYE Alan 1154 Private
PYE Arthur 85 Private
PYKE F. J. 241 Private 2112 on MIC as well

QUAYLE Charles Malcolm. 1127. Private, Second Lieutenant attached Machine Gun Corps Cavalry, Lieutenant
QUICK Ernest J. 950. Private
QUINN William. 1447.Private


KEH 'R'


KEH 'R' KEH 'R'
RABIN    Benjamin    1458    Private, Private Royal Engineers 251857, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/128840
RADDON K. H. H. 1339 Private
RADFORD Herbert C. 1643 Private
RAINBOW Arthur G. 1667 Private, Private Tank Corps 302835, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61274
RAINER Christopher 912 Private
RAMPLEN Thomas 1419 Private
RAMSDEN Ludlan D/15347 Corporal Dragoon Guards, Corporal KEH, Corporal Corps of Dragoons

RAMSEY C. Lieutenant KEH.  Portrait photograph wearing second pattern Officer's KEH headdress badge (Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 124675)

RANDERS Harold K. 1722 Private
RANSSON Sidney L. 1627 Private, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/42276, Private Machine Gun Corps 300510, Private Liverpool Regiment 85734
RAPSEY Horace E. 1203 Private, Sapper Royal Engineers 246398, Private Machine Gun Corps 22985
RATCLIFFE Thomas Massey 666 Private

RATCLIFFE W. J. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902 and commanded 2nd Troop 'A' Squadron (British Asian) in 1903. Photograph Figure 4.

RATHBONE Victor 106 Squadron Serjeant Major, Lieutenant, Longford 1915
RAW Frederick C. 740 Private, Private Royal Air Force 14090
RAW Richard Trotter 2060 Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61196, Second Lieuenant Royal Flying Corps
RAY Edward P. 1723 Corporal, Corporal Liverpool Regiment 85787, Corporal Army Service Corps A/454648
RAY Kenneth 20 Private
RAYBOULD Walter 1721 Corporal, Corporal Liverpool Regiment, Corporal Tank Corps 302776
RAYMOND William G. 1723 Private same regimental number on MIC as Edward P. Ray
RAYNER Harris S. D/13631 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
READ Albert Henry 209 Private
REARDON Jos D. 1251 Lance Corporal, Lance Corporal Labour Corps Irish Command 329908
REDFERN Thomas 423 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61276
REDFORD Daniel Benjamin 259 Private
REES Caesar D. 1434 Private, Second Lieutenant Liverpool Regiment

REES David J. 1129 Private KIA 19/08/17 aged 40. Son of Evan and Anne Rees, of 26, Chancellor's Rd., Fulham Palace Rd., Hammersmith, London. GWALIA CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

REEVES Alfred Henry. Captain KEH. 
REEVES Allan S. 747 Private
REEVES William G. 1798 Corporal, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61195, Corporal Tank Corps 302794

REID Andrew 152188. Private. DoW 21/11/1918 aged 32. Son of Andrew and Margaret Reid, of Collickreich, Ballater; husband of Isabella Reid, of Craiggowan Golf Rd., Ballater, Aberdeenshire. TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, FRANCE.

REID Harry 1491 Sapper Royal Engineers 229155, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/263358
REID Hugh D. 220 Serjeant Major, Acting Warrant Officer Class 1
REID Jeremiah 1597 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45521

REID Oswald Douglas 1418 Private accidentally drowned Baldoyle, near Dublin, Ireland 18/08/16. Son of Thomas and Catherine Reid. ANNAN CEMETERY, UK.

REISSLAND Charles F. 1143 Private
RELIHAN Matthew 1492 Private, Private Labour Corps 23075
REMMETT Charles William 873 Private, Lance Corporal
RENDALL Richard W. 1605 Private
REYNOLDS Alan Boyd Major KEH and then Lieutenant Colonel Royal Lancaster Regiment
REYNOLDS Alfred N. 1361 Corporal
REYNOLDS Francis O. 1838 Private

RICH Geoffrey Gordon Serjeant Canterbury Mounted Rifles 7/424, Lieutenant 1st Troop 'A' Squadron KEH Vieille Chappelle 1918.

RICHARDS John D/17226 Private Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons
RICHARDS Richard 1627 Private, Private Royal Engineers WR/285721
RICHARDSON Arthur 1326 Private, William on MIC as well with same number
RICHMOND Frank George 1121 Corporal, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 22986
RICHMOND Robert 1567 Private
RIDGEWAY William Kemp 1593 Private, KEH New Zealand - Ridgway on MIC as well
RIDGWAY George D/16746 Private Dragoon Guards GS/21465, Private KEH D/16746, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17646
RIGG Robert G. 1494 Private
RINDER Robert Toynbee 1446 Private
RING John 1534 Private, Private Tank Corps 302811, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39915, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40592
RIPPINGALE Ernest 746 Staff Quarter Master Serjeant, Second Lieutenant
RITCHIE Ernest 1763 Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 112012
ROACH Robert Barn 1349 Private, Lieutenant Tank Corps
ROBARTS Geoffrey Ward Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
ROBBIE Alexander B. 1053 Private
ROBERTO J. H. 1213 Private
ROBERTS Arthur M. 1038 Private

ROBERTS Charles Ewart 1240 Private KIA 09/04/1918 aged 30. Son of Henry Roberts, of Pool Crescent. Newtown. Mont. VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE.

ROBERTS Donald Trevor 83 Serjeant, Acting Squadron Serjeant Major
ROBERTS John H. 1213 Corporal
ROBERTS Joseph E. 1086 Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302813, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 39969, Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 40595
ROBERTSON John 446 Acting Corporal, Captain Cameron Highlanders
ROBERTSON Thomas Struan Second Lieutenant
ROBINSON Frank D/9137 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
ROBINSON Harry 1076 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39914
ROBINSON Nichol 1710 Private
ROBINSON Peter 1322 Private
ROBINSON Philip 1951 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85719
ROBINSON Robert 1555 Private, Private Royal Engineers WR/282206, Private Rifle Brigade B/200727
ROBINSON W. C. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905, Lieutenant KEH 1910
ROBOTTI William L. 649 Private, Lieutenant Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division
RODEN Tom Corbitt 809 Private
RODGERS Allan M. 721 Private
RODNEY-RICKETTS Stewart Arthur 91 Serjeant, Captain Royal Field Artillery
RODRIGUEZ George H. 1304 Private
ROGERS Frederick C. 1543 Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corps 112005

ROGERS Harry William 1440 Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/1918. VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE.

ROLLS John 283 Serjeant, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 45519
ROMANES Francis John Lieutenant in photograph at Longford 1915, Captain
ROSE William 1920 Serjeant Royal Engineers 208131, Serjeant KEH, Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/503876
ROSS Carl F. W. 679 Private
ROSS Outram 703 Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps
ROUGHTON John W. 1234 Private
ROWEN Frederick 1488 Private
RUECROFT John W. 1196 Private
RUFFHEAD Arthur W. 427 Private
RUSSELL Ernest Gordon Lieutenant, Captain Royal West Kent Regiment, Major Royal Army Service Corps

RUSSELL George Gray. New Zealander. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Major, Lieutenant Colonel in acting command of the KEH in France during WW1. Served in Cambridge University Officer Training Corps prior to KEH. Awarded the Distinguished Service  Order. 

RUTHERFORD John 1689 Private
RUTTER William 1243 Private
RYAN John H. 1486 Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 112109
RYAN Martin Second Lieutenant, Acting Major Royal Fusiliers
RYAN Morgan 1577 Private
RYAN Patrick Joseph 1230 Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers
RYAN P. 1530 Private


KEH 'SA -SK'


SADLER    F.    915    Private
SADLIER John R. 1102 Private

SAGE Arthur William 737 Private KIA 22/3/17 aged 22. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted in Watford and entered France 22 /4/15. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Sage, of I, High Elms Cottages, Leavesden, Watford, Herts. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

SAILL Edward Charles. 935. Private, Lieutenant KEH

SANDERMAN Victor S. Major in King's Colonials in 1906. Former Officer in the 17th Lancers. Became Lieutenant Colonel and mobilised the KEH at the outbreak of WW1.

SANDERS John Frederick 660 Staff Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
SANDERSON Frank E. 764 Private
SANDERSON William Andrew 104 Quarter Master Serjeant
SANSOM Thomas H. 1934 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61268, Private Tank Corps 302851

SAUNDERS Ernest V. 1265 Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/18. CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE. Awarded Croix de Guerre (Belgium).

SAUNDERS Harry Alfred 226 Lance Corporal
SAVAGE Albert Henry 855 Private
SAVILLE W. Captain and Surgeon in KEH 1910
SAYER William Thomas 692 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers

SCALLON Ernest W. 1172 Private, arrived France 4/05/15, entitled to 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. British War Medal held in a private collection in the UK.

SCARF Benjamin 251 Private
SCHOFIELD Harry D/15928 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
SCHOFIELD William D/15844 Private Dragoons GS/19277, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons
SCHONKEN William P. 1004 Private
SCOTLOCK Benjamin C. 1109 Private
SCOTT David 1351 Private
SCOTT George S. A. 982 Private, Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps
SCOTT H. J. 252 Private, Acting Company Serjeant Major Tank Corps 302814, Acting Company Serjeant Major Lancashire Fusiliers 40598
SCOTT John A. A. 981 Private, Lieutenant Army Service Corps
SCOTT Robert 1433 Private, Lance Corporal Machine Gun Corps 22987
SCOTT W. G. 1131 Private
SCRIVEN Joseph B. 1430 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 112762
SCRIVEN William J. 1535 Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302793, 61240
SCULLY Thomas 1227 Private
SEARIES Charles Horace 572 Private
SEHEULT Andre 1310 Private
SEHEULT Robert 1303 Private
SELLIER Yuma J. 1839 Private, Private Royal Air Force 139295
SEXTON Edward 1883 Private
SEYMOUR Edward O. D/17033 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
SHARMAN Robert Palmer 1919 Private
SHARP C. Basil C. 1125 Lance Corporal, Serjeant Tank Corps 309545, Serjeant attached Machine Gun Corps 22988
SHARP Frederick John Milton 627 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Coldstream Guards
SHAW Charles Athelstan.Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Captain KIA 09/01/16. Son of the late Charles and Marianne Shaw. Served in the South African Campaign. BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on National Provincial And Union Bank Of England Memorial, London.
SHAW Frank 1623 Lance Corporal
SHAW Henry Cecil 52 Staff Quarter Master Serjeant, Temporary Lieutenant Royal Army Ordnance Corps

SHAW, Herbert Harris Shaw. Corporal, ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Undress uniform showing the khaki forage cap with ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge and first pattern Regimental collar badges circa 1905.  Corporal Shaw was born in 1893 in Teignmouth, Devon, England and served in ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry from 1902 to 1907.  Prior to this service, he served in the Bechuanaland Border Police 1894-95 and the Matabele Mounted Police in 1896.  Having emigrated to Sydney, Australia he enlisted as a Private in the 35th Battalion (Newcastle’s Own), 9th Brigade of the 1st Australian Imperial Force on the 12th April 1916.  He embarked for England on board the HMAT Anchises A68 on the 24th August 1916.  Attaining the rank of Extra Regimental Sergeant, he was wounded in action on the 12th October 1917.  He was a photographer by profession and assisted the noted Australian World War One photographer Frank Hurley after the war.  His British War and Victory medals shown here are held in the Dave Harrower Collection in New South Wales, Australia and Corporal Shaw's portrait photograph is shown courtesy of Peter Nemaric, Victoria, Australia.

SHAW Jack William Private, Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

SHAW Neville L. Commissioned into KEH as Temporary Second Lieutenant 18/04/1915. Second Lieutenant 1917. Later Lieutenant Tank Corps. WW2 from July to December 1940 Lieutenant with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died in 1959. Director of Hammonds United Breweries Bradford Yorkshire. Bill Friar Medals UK (billfriarmedals.co.uk).

SHAW Robert 1780 Private, Private Army Service Corps M/354265
SHEED O. J. 1728 Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 78798
SHELDON George 1572 Private
SHENNON Watson Douglas Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Captain Engineers
SHEPPARD Albert E. 719 Private
SHERRIS Guy 1279 Private
SHILTON Alfred 758 Private
SHINNER Edgar 1071 Private, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61249
SHIRCORE David 951 Private
SHORT Wallter M. B. 1549 Private
SHUTTLE David 1678 Private, Private Tank Corps 302837, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61266
SIDDALL Horace Victor 1397 Private, Flight Cadet Royal Flying Corps 318091
SIM William R. 847 Private
SIMMONDS D. G. 1207 Private, Captain South Wales Borderers
SIMONS William Utten 818 Private, Lieutenant Labour Corps
SIMPSON, A. E. Signaler.
SIMPSON Ronald E. 1490 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45503

SIMPSON Walter Scott 1236 Private KIA 9/04/18 aged 27. 'C' Squadron. Son of William Francis and Eliza Simpson. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

SINCLAIR John H. 1758 Private, Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders S/16657
SINGLETON Richard 803 Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 413788
SINNOTT Edwin 1263 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40600
SIZER Percy K. 844 Private KIA 24/03/1917. NESLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRANCE.

SKEPELHORN Frederick Willet 338 Quarter Master Serjeant Major, ex-10th Hussars Boer War entitled QSA and KSA and became a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps (entered war theatre 2/6/15 and entitled to 1915 Star medal trio) and died 1930.








KEH 'SL-SY'


SLADE, Alfred. E. 1626, Private.  1914/15 Star named to 1626 PTE A. E. SLADE K. EDW. H. To France 15/7/15 with King Edwards Horse; Discharged sick 23/8/16 & entitled to the Silver War Badge.  Sold with supporting documentation. (1914/15 Star photograph courtesy greatwarmedals.com, 2018).

SLAPE R. H. D/12957 Private Dragoon Guards GS/6709, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons
SLEATH Joseph H. 1173 Serjeant, Serjeant Labour Corps 409714
SLOMAN William 243 Private, Private Labour Corps 674063
SLY Alex Foushew 873 Private, Second Lieutenant Cheshire Regiment, Lieutenant Nigeria Regiment
SLY Harry 546 Private
SMITH Alan Kincaird 1264 Private, Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry
SMITH Arthur Cyril Godwin Second Lieutenant, Captain Royal Field Artillery, Captain Royal Air Force
SMITH Charles 802 Private, Acting Serjeant Royal Fusiliers G/95609
SMITH Charles B. 278 Private, Private Royal Engineers 246469
SMITH Edward Stratton 701 Serjeant
SMITH Ernest 1117 Private
SMITH E. S. 166 Corporal
SMITH F. H. 15 Corporal
SMITH Frederick Walter 2048 Private KIA 9/04/18. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. 690 on MIC as well
SMITH George Ernest Turner 1327 Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22989
SMITH George M. O. 1781 Acting Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 45504
SMITH Harold Broadfield 262 Private
SMITH Harry. 1526 Private, Private Royal Army Medical Corps 137450
SMITH H. 1184 Private
SMITH Humphrey 611 Private
SMITH Ignatius 1697 Private

SMITH, John. 784, Private.  Arrived in France 21 April 1915 and discharged 12 March 1919. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal sold at auction 2017 and re-sold 2019. (Photograph of medal trio courtesy of Richard Winterton Auctioneers, United Kingdom).

SMITH John 1397 Private, Reverend Australian Imperial Force
SMITH John Robert 638 Private, Warrant Officer Class 2, Lieutenant and Quartermaster
SMITH Joseph 1861 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61241
SMITH L. G. D 14 Private
SMITH Malcolm L. 1911 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 40114

SMITH Martin Dayton 1479 Private, Private Tanks Corps 112080, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45505, and also served Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps but not recorded on MIC. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on 13/08/1892 and enlisted in KEH in Ireland around 08/04/1915 and deserted from British Army 14/09/1917 and enlisted in the US Army as a Private and deployed to France 22/04/1918. Died 09/07/1980 (Information provided by Keith on the Great War Forum).

SMITH Norman Frankling. 435 Private 'B' Squadron. Living in Surrey in 1951.
SMITH Percy N. 12445 Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 78354
SMITH Radnor H. 1701 Acting Serjeant
SMITH Reginald J. 16 Private
SMITH R. E. T. Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
SMITH Richard B. 1679 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/34019
SMITH Roy Captain Royal Field Artillery
SMITH Sidney Albert 248 Private

SMITH Walter 349 Lance Corporal KIA 12/03/1918 aged 38. 'B' Squadron. Son of Alfred and Jane Smith. ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE.

SMITH William 2147 Private Army Service Corps T4/241940, Private KEH
SMITHERS Charles F. 1209 Private, Private Royal Engineers WR163, Private Machine Gun Corps 112270, Private Liverpool Regiment 85732
SMITHSON Arthur L. 1320 Private
SMYE William T. 1646 Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corps 302781, Acting Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61226
SMYTH Charles Douglas 1658 Private, Captain Leinster Regiment
SNAPE Herbert 760 Private
SODEN Henry Lewis Balfour 82 Serjeant, Lieutenant Army Service Corps, Lieutenant Supply and Transport Corps Indian Army Reserve of Officers
SOLMAN Ernest 1083 Private, Private Labour Corps 414408 also spelt Soloman on MIC
SORZANO Fernando 1412 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85685
SOUTHWELL Harry D/9047 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/9047
SOWLEY Sidney 1099 Private
SPENCER George Edward 1043 Northumberland and Durham Imperial Yeomanry, Lance Serjeant, Second Lieutenant, Captain
SPRUCE Robert 865 Private
STACEY Reginald A. 1648 Private
STACEY Reginald Howard 1115 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Sussex Regiment, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps and Bedfordshire Yomanry
STANFORD Frederick Edward Gordon 1441 Private, Second Lieutenant Queen's Regiment
STANLEY Jack 1264 Private
STANNING Thomas G. 1520 Private, Acting Corporal Royal Defence Corps 68942
STANTON C. J. 1675 Private, Private Military Foot Police P/14552
STAPLES Osric Osmond 1612 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers
STARK Lawrence 1937 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45507
STARLING Arthur Henry 1392 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 112264, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39903
STAUNTON L. A. Lynch 1027 Private
STEELE Ivan G. 727 Private
STEEN Ian Lieutenant, Longford 1915

STEIN Ian Ramsey Boorthron 413 Corporal, Lieutenant. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 and repatriated 10/12/1918.

STEPHENS Harry 1127 Private, Private Labour Corps 416780

STESSIGER H. P. Serjeant Major in 1908 and promoter of the King's Colonial Lodge.

STEVEN Hugh 1576 Private

STEVENS Rupert M.  (Steve). 1463 Private.  1914 portrait photograph from (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947).

STEVENSON Alexander 1329 Private
STEVENSON Cecil B. 1740 Private
STEVENSON Phillip. D. Lieutenant, Acting Captain. Born in England.
STEVENSON Ralph C. 909 Private
STEVENSON Thomas 520 Private
STEWART Charles R. H. 990 Lance Corporal, Captain Royal Air Force
STEWART Christopher H. 1438 Private, Acting Lance Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61173
STEWART Frank Algernon 845 Serjeant, Lieutenant Norfolk Yeomanry
STEWART John 165 Staff Serjeant Major, Captain attached Tank Corps
STEWART John F. 1376 Corporal
STEWART Sidney Joseph 713 Private, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
STEWART William Malcolm 918 Private, Captain, Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment attached Machine Gun Corps
STEYN Stephanus Sebastian Lombard 185 Lance Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
STILWELL Egerton 1500 Private
STIMPSON Richard 936 Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 319684
STOCKWELL Second Lieutenant commanded 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials in 1903
STONARD Jack W. 1845 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85729
STONE James B. 216 Sapper, Sapper Labour Corps 230743
STONER Henry B. 1250 Private, Private Tank Corps 112179

STOREY John 1158 Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/1918. VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE.

STOW Sidney 1617 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 59637
STRACHAN A. G. 732 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
STRALENDORFF Richard 622 Private
STRATFORD Charles J. Captain King's African Rifles
STRATHDEE William 913 Private, Second Lieutenant Seaforth Highlanders 114724, Corporal Royal Garrison Artillery
STRATTON George 1505 Private
STREET James 907 Private
STRETCH Samuel 1218 Private
STRONG John 220 Private 720 on MIC as well, Corporal Labour Corps 385220
STUBBING Harold R. 2001 Private
STUDDY Robert Frank Barton 835 Private, Second Lieutenant Northamptonshire Regiment
SULLIVAN Kevin J. 1216 Acting Corporal
SULLY Frederick S. 1609 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61264, Private Tank Corps 302836, Corporal 302836 Christian name initial H. on MIC as well
SUMMERHAYES Joseph W. 1097 Private
SUNDERLAND Geoffrey 509 Corporal, Captain Royal Sussex Regiment
SUTTON Herbert F. 1258 Private
SWAIN Alec 733 Private
SWAIN Henry Thomas 1547 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant
SWAIN Robert E. 1355 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Welsh Fusiliers
SWAN John O. 1707 Private

SWANN Humphrey Lieutenant, Major. Portrait photograph (see Figure 391) Copyright IWM HU 118798).

SWANEPOEL Christiaan Nicholas 788 Private KIA Arras, France 7/05/16. 2nd Troop. Born Rouxville, Orange River Colony, South Africa. CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE.

SWARBRICK F. W. Staff Serjeant Major 21st Lancers appointed Acting Serjeant Major KEH in 1911.
SWEENEY William 1541 Private, Private Army Service Corps M/404885
SWINFEN Albert 905 Private
SWINLEY Gordon Noel Balfour 1113 Private, Lieutenant King's Own Scottish Borderers
SYME David Allan Second Lieutenant, Captain Tank Corps
SYMONDS Charters J. Surgeon. Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902.
SYMONS William H. 1072 Private, Private Army Service Corps M/40922


KEH 'T'


KEH 'T' KEH 'T'
TABUTEAU Frederick 1596 Private, Private Labour Corps 466866
TALBOT Leonard L. 1015 Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
TANNER Charles A. 1455 Private
TAPPLY Sidney L. 643 Private
TAYLOR Charles W. 673 Serjeant
TAYLOR Claude Arthur 1230 Private
TAYLOR E. C. 629 Lance Corporal, Corporal Tank Corps 302780, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61236
TAYLOR James Nichols 1223 Private, Lieutenant Lincolnshire Yeomanry
TAYLOR John C. 905 Private, Private Royal Berkshire Regiment 55523
TAYLOR Maurice 1362 Private
TAYLOR Patrick J. 14 Private, Private Royal Engineers 363111
TAYLOR Percy C. 1805 Private
TAYLOR Robert Gladstone 714 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
TAYLOR S. 1429 Private, Private Military Mounted Police P/12037
TEARE John Stewart 437 Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
TEMPLE Edwin William Henry 462 Private, Second Lieutenant The Queen's Regiment, Lieutenant Royal West Surrey Regiment
TEMPLE H. 37 Corporal, King's Colonials
TENNANT Charles Percy 1399 Private, Honourabe Artillery Company
TETLEY Henry 1584 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/30978
THIRLWELL Robert M. Private Dragoon Guards D/18423, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons
THOMAS Albert V. 1174 Private, Private Tank Corps 302865, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 40116
THOMAS David Lewis 1280 Lieutenant Royal Engineers, Private KEH
THOMAS Francis H. 1065 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
THOMAS Sidney 1036 Private, also spelt Sydney on MIC
THOMPSON F. Squadron Serjeant Major King's Colonials Permanent Staff 1902.
THOMPSON Frederick Roland Blyth Lieutenant
THOMPSON George H. 1252 Private
THOMPSON John Blake 1105 Private, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61199, Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps
THOMPSON John William 852 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps Cavalry 105526, Captain Labour Corps

THOMPSON Robert Roland. Captain and Adjutant. King's Colonials circa 1902. Australian who served as a Serjeant with 4th Dragoon Guards and Adjutant with 1st (Volunteer) Australian Horse (see photograph, Figures 4 & 42).

THOMSON Alexander G. 311 Staff Serjeant Major, Warrant Officer Class 2

THOMSON Ninian Alan. Australian. Lieutenant KEH in WW1. Lived in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. Director of Mauri Brothers and Thomson. Died 2/04/1952.

THOMSON, Kenneth Sinclair.  New Zealand. Lieutenant. Transferred to 21st Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Daly's Horse), Frontier Force. Kenneth Thomson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sinclair Thomson, of The Crossing, Geraldine, New Zealand.  Was born in Wellington on October 7th, 1886. He entered Wanganui Collegiate School in 1900, and remained there for five years, being a Prefect during his last year. From Wanganui he went for about a year to the Otago Medical School, and thence to St. John’s College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge he obtained a commission in the King’s Colonials and became so much interested in military matters that he decided to give up his medical career and go into the army. After taking his B.A. degree with honours in 1909, he obtained a commission in the Indian Army, leaving in February to join the 21st Cavalry, Frontier Force. He was on leave in New Zealand for six months in 1913 and visited Wanganui. His death in action occurred in the neighbourhood of Basra, in the Persian Gulf, on March 3rd, 1915, he had been attached for service to the 16th Cavalry and put in command of a machine-gun section. He can have only been a very short time at the front before he fell. (In Memoriam, 1914-1918, Wanganui Collegiate School). He is buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq (III.C.17). (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).  Photograph is of him in the uniform of a Lieutenant in the 21st Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Daly's Horse) circa 1914-15.

THORNTON Edward 776 Private. Likely to have served in the Liverpool Troop of the King's Colonials. Photograph of name engraved wedding gift (shown in Figure 5).
THORPE John S. 801 Private
THOYTS H. N. M. Colonel
THURSTON George H. 604 Private, Private Labour Corps 613024
TIBBITTS Thomas 911 Private, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61300, Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment
TICEHURST Hubert 1348 Private, Private Labour Corps 665131
TILLEY Harold William Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
TIMBRELL James 942 Private, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/259726, 198255
TINKLER John Cecil 139 Serjeant, Lieutenant
TINKLER Lionel Maughan 405 Serjeant, Captain Yorkshire Regiment
TITILAH James 1823 Private, 2078 on MIC as well
TITUS Patrick J. 1396 Private
TOBIAS, N. 80465 Signaler
TOD Alexander 1122 Private, Lieutenant Hampshire Regiment attached King's African Rifles

TOLKIEN John Ronald Reuel. Private, served pre-Great War KEH when at Oxford University, Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers Great War, Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers. One of the world's great literary figures.

TOMLIN Alfred E. 790 Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corps 112211
TOMLIN Henry G. 307 Private, Private Tank Corps 302839, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61220
TONG William G. 993 Serjeant

TOOGOOD Percy William 653 Private KIA 25/08/1915 aged 27. Son of Laurence William and Eliza Toogood, of Sydney, Australia. Born at Rosehill, Parramatta, Australia. MUCH HADHAM (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, UK.

TOWEY Martin 1464 Private, Private Army Service Corps T/364128
TRACEY Austin J. 1372 Private, 2126 on MIC as well
TRAVIS Robert Walter 1416 Private, Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment

TREADWELL Arthur 864 Serjeant Second Troop 'A' Squadron KEH Vielle Chapelle KIA 9/04/18 aged 36. Son of Joseph Edward and Eliza E. Treadwell; husband of Mary Treadwell, of 13, Poplar St., Failsworth, Manchester. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Alfred on MIC

TRELEAVEN Conrad V. 1551 Private, Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry, Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers
TRICKETT Ronald 1974 Private 2079 on MIC as well, Private Royal Engineers 359811
TRINGHAM Henry Vincent 1394 Serjeant, Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
TRUDGETT George D. 1584 Private labour Corps 230731
TRUNDLE Charles 1357 Private, Second Lieutenant Reserve Regiment of Cavalry
TULL Frederick J. 498 Lance Corporal, Acting Serjeant Tank Corps 302815, Acting Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 39889, Acting Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers
TULLOCH Herbert Maurice Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
TURCOTT Edgar 1029 Private
TURNER Augustine John 1101 Private
TURNER Charles Wood 310 Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Canadian Regiment
TURNER Edward G. 1872 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61210, Private Tank Corps 302785
TURNER John. W. 1743 Private
TURNER James H. E. 343 Private, Private Royal Air Force 319034
TURNER Max 1882 Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps

TURNER Walter Richard 1423 Private DOW 21/04/1918. Born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1880. Enlisted in London. BRISTOL (ARNOS VALE) CEMETERY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK.

TUTT Arthur Richmond Serjeant Surrey Yeomanry 1248, Second Lieutenant KEH, Second Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps

TWOPENNY Richard Ernest Noel. Lieutenant, spelt Twopeny on MIC. Military Cross and bar. Born 1893 in South Australia, commissioned into KEH 25/5/15 and returned to Australia 13/4/19 (see Figure 394 fro Peter Nemaric collection).

KEH 'U, V, W, X, Y, Z'


ULYATE    Alfred    1068    Private
UNIACKE Evelyn William P. Captain KEH, Major Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Lieutenant Colonel Lancashire Fusiliers
UNSTEAD George 1121 Private
UPTON William 1465 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45510

UREN Thomas A. 927. Serjeant DOW 02/03/1917 aged 40. Son of H. Uren, of Penzance; husband of Margaret Uren, of 6, Gloucester Rd., Regent's Park, London. WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY, UK."

VAILE R. S. Captain, King's Colonials in 1902 and commanded 3rd Troop (New Zealand) 'D' Squadron (British African) in 1903.

VALLANCE Robert 1548 Private
VALLENTINE Philip 1089 Serjeant, Serjeant Royal West Kent Regiment G/20164
VAN BLERK Albert D. J. 315 Private
VAN COLLER Louis 1745 Private, Lance Corporal KEH 61212, Second Lieutenant London Regiment
VARDON Evelyn Francis Claude Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Dublin Fusiliers
VARRIE William James 1502 Private
VELHO Saturis F. 1665 Private, Private Army Pay Corps 22981
VENTER Gert Henry 2094 Private

VEREKER J. M. Major King's Colonials 1902 and commanded 'D' Squadron (British African) in 1903. Photograph Figure 4.

VICK Frank 521 Private
VICKERS Rupert A. 1350 Lance Corporal, Acting Serjeant
VINCENT Edward 1623 Private
VINCENT Tom 64 Serjeant

VINCENT William Henry Hillman 1495 Private KIA 29/08/16. LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY, IRELAND.

VINER Frederick Gordon Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. From South Africa and served in the King's Colonials from 6/01/02 (first recruit shown on the Regimental List) and then re-enlisted in the KEH November 1914. Commissioned February 1915.

VINER Reginald George Second Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force

WADDY Richard Granville. Second Lieutenant KEH in 1910, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps, Captain Special Reserve
WADE Brian (Frederick) Corporal who saw service in WW1.
WADE Charles E. 1942 Private
WAKEFIELD Thomas B. 447 Corporal, Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment
WALKER Andrew J. 2034 Private 2080 on MIC as well
WALKER H. P. W. 773 Private, Second Lieutenant Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
WALKER John K. 1014 Private
WALKER John Scott Private, Lieutenant Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, Captain Machine Gun Corps
WALKER John Stuart 368 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
WALKER Joseph 1657 Private
WALKER Samuel R. 367 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
WALL R. F. Lieutenant and Veterinary Officer in KEH 1910

WALLACE Nesbit Willoughby. Lieutenant Colonel, King's Colonials first Commanding Officer (1901-04) saw service in the Red River campaign in 1870 with King's Royal Rifle Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Wallace (20 April 1839 – 31 July 1931) was born in Canada, was a first class cricketer but is perhaps best remembered for his co-design of the Slade Wallace leather 1888 Pattern valise equipment. He was 75 at the outbreak of the Great War but remained active in recruiting for the King Edward's Horse. His name is listed against the rank of Honourary Lieutenant Colonel in the July 1915 Army List. (Portrait photograph Figure 2).

WALLIKER T. G. 1544 Private

WALLIS Reginald G. 573. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France and Flanders theatre 2/6/15 and discharged 15/2/19.

WALROND Francis Hillier 1063 Private, Second Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghmashire Light Infantry
WALSH Henry James 292 Corporal, Captain and Adjutant Leicestershire Regiment, Captain South Staffordshire Regiment
WALTERS George 1294 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61216
WALTHEW Fred 1594 Private, Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment
WANGFORD Walter Henry John 53 Staff Quartermaster Serjeant, Lieutenant Royal Engineers
WARD G. F. 756 Private, Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment
WARD Joseph Bart 1268 Private, Acting Captain Royal Army Service Corps
WARD Robert 378 Warrant Officer Class 2, Warrant Officer Class 2 Northumberland Fusiliers 61230
WARING J. L. 1432 Private, Liverpool Regiment, Captain Royal Ordnance Corps, Captain Wellesley's Rifles Indian Army
WARING Samuel 1478 Private, Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers
WARNER Stanley E. 797 Private
WARNES William G. 370 Private, Private Tank Corps 112043
WARREN James 12 Private
WARREN John B. 1610 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 112063, Private Liverpool Regiment 3/85698
WARREN Thomas 1801 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39839, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40605, Private Tank Corps 302816
WARRINGTON Harold G. 449 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
WARWICK Frederick 341 Private, Private Labour Corps 407924

WATERS David John 1671 Private KIA 25/10/1917. TYNE COT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM.

WATSON Albert E. 1388 Private, Private Tank Corps 302930
WATSON Desmond 1549 Private, Acting Corporal Machine Gun Corps 22990, Captain Tank Corps
WATSON Ernest 1217 Private

WATSON Harry 665 Serjeant KIA 9/04/18 aged 33. 'B' Squadron. Son of the late Matthew and Harriot Watson, of Ighten Grove, Padiham Rd., Burnley; husband of the late Florence Martha Watson (nee Peck). LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

WATSON John 1570 Private
WATSON Oswald 825 Private

WATT Norman L. 644. South African. Corporal, Second Lieutenant KEH; Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force and awarded Air Force Cross. Brother of William Edward Watt.

WATT William Edward 569. South African. Corporal, Second Lieutenant KEH; Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force and awarded Air Force Cross. Brother of Norman Lindley Watt.

WATTON Walter H. P. 1314 Private
WATTS Laurie 72 Private
WATTS Robert W. 922 Private
WATTS Samuel F. 1988 Private 2081 on MIC as well
WAYNE Claud Anthony 1358 Lance Corporal
WEATHERBY Norman Thomas 910 Private
WEATHERLY N. Expeditionary Force Canteens
WEAVER Hubert E. 1608 Private
WEAVER Robert O. 1299 Private
WEBB Edwin Gilbert Lumley 966 Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
WEBB John Montague Captain

WEBB Louis M. 555. Saddler. Portrait photograph 1914 from (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947).

WEBB Walter Victor 1235 Private
WEBSTER Ernest 1692 Private London Regiment Field Ambulance 3311, Private KEH
WEEDON Sydney 1625 Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 302782, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61197
WELBOURN Herbert 674 Private

WELCH Herbert Llewellyn 44. Squadron Serjeant Major 'B' Squadron, Lieutenant Army Ordnance Depot died in 1952. Secretary of the King's Colonials lodge since 1934.

WELD Charles M. 1489 Private, Captain

WELLS Ernest S. Squadron Serjeant Major King's Colonials circa 1903. Served as Regimental Serjeant Major in the 4th Hussars and promoted to Regimental Serjeant Major, King Edward's Horse in 1910 (see 1911 photograph, Figure 42).

WELLS Lovell S. W. 1382 Private
WELLS Reginald John Francis 1644 Private, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
WEST Harold 799 Private
WEST William G. 1629 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61198
WEST William Jack 811 Private, Lieutenant Surrey Yeomanry
WESTALL John H. 1844 Private, King's Rifle Regiment, Reserve Regiment Horse Guards, Machine Gun Corps Second Lieutenant
WESTERHOUT Eric G. 266 Private
WESTON Frederick Ivor 303 Corporal, Captain Tank Corps
WETTON Thomas C. 354 Private, Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment
WHEATLEY Charles 1633 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45517
WHEATLEY E. 898 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
WHEELER Walter G. 321 Private
WHELAN Henry George 718 Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers
WHELAN John 1268 Private
WHITE Deyereaux Henry Corles 1010 Private
WHITE Edward Victor 1183 Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps
WHITE Henry G. 34 Shoeing Smith

WHITE Henry G. 551. Ex-2nd Dragoon Guards. Private KEH. Enlisted Alexander Palace 12/8/14 (aged 53). Went to France 1/6/15. Returned to France 14/4/17 (wounded, sick?) and returned again to England 23/2/18.

WHITE Horace C. 1248 Private

WHITE Samuel 1277 KIA 09/04/1918 aged 26. Son of Alice H. White, of 1, Ellison Terrace, Clifton Green, York, and the late Arthur White. BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, FRANCE.

WHITE Sidney C. D/16163 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
WHITEFORD B. E. H. Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
WHITMEE Ernest S. 576 Private
WHITMEE Sidney 639 Private
WHITWORTH Frank Lieutenant

WICKENDEN Percy 869 Private, KIA 25/06/1915 aged 33. Son of the late William Henry and Harriet Wickenden; husband of Mary Ann Wickenden, of 30, John St., Lincoln. Born Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent. HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKS) CEMETERY, BELGUIM.

WICKS Louis 1135 Corporal, Second Lieutenant York and Lancaster Regiment
WICKHAM C. G. Became KEH Adjutant in 1912 late of the Norfolk Regiment.
WICKSTEED A. F. 9 Staff Serjeant Major, King's Colonials
WIGGINS Frank Valentine 602 Private
WIGHTWICK Rex Ranyer 1170 Private, Second Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment, Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
WILCOX Alfred 356 Serjeant
WILD Edward Ashford 1280 Private, Second Lieutenant Northamptonshire Regiment
WILD George 1067 Private
WILDER John C. 1200 Private
WILDEY A. J. D/14011 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
WILDING A. F. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905
WILKIE Hugh Graham Second Lieutenant then Captain Royal Field Artillery
WILKINS Harry 580 Private
WILLCOX Alfred 356 Serjeant
WILLIAMS Horace N. S. 1342 Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 302823
WILLIAMS I. 1242 Private, Private Military Mounted Police P/14035
WILLIAMS John 25 Private, Private Royal Berkshire Regiment 43433, Private Royal Navy 8488TS
WILLIAMS Kenneth S. 124 Serjeant, Captain Lancashire Hussars
WILLIAMS Michael John 805 Private
WILLIAMS Samuel Private KEH, Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Private Labour Corps
WILLIAMS Samuel R. 184 Private
WILLIAMS Selwyn Coldham 98 Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
WILLIAMS Thomas 1563 Private, Captain Northumberland Fusiliers
WILLIAMS Walcond 1682 Private
WILLIAMS William 917 Corporal
WILLIAMSON Leonard H. 1133 Private
WILLIS Ernest 786 Private, Second Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
WILLIS Frederick W. 746 Private
WILLIS Percy Ayscough 1136 Private
WILLIS Vivian V. 711 Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps
WILLS George 319 Farrier Serjeant, Acting Quarter Master Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 6129 incomplete
WILLSON William T. 822 Private
WILMOT John F. 1351 Private
WILSON Alleyne Wallis 1153 Private, Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry, Lieutenant Guards Machine Gun Regiment
WILSON David 174 Private
WILSON Douglas Bancroft 1002 Private, Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment
WILSON Frederick W. 18885 Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 653644

WILSON Harold John Fossick 1381 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 22991, Second Lieutenant Labour Corps, DOW 17/02/1919 aged 27. Son of Henry Fossick Wilson and Jessie Dagmar Wilson, of Parkhurst Bridge Rd., Weybridge. WEYBRIDGE CEMETERY, UK. Name commemorated on War Memorial at Monument Hill, Weybridge.

WILSON Ralph M. 819 Private
WILSON Reginald 456 Private. Australian. Two photographs on kingedwardshorse.net
WILSON Robert A. 599 Private
WILSON Thomas D/18093 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
WILSON William D/17166 Private Dragoon Guards, Private KEH, Private Corps of Hussars 75900
WILSON-JONES Harold 857 Lance Serjeant, Serjeant; Temporary Captain Royal Artillery Slavo British Legion
WINCHESTER Percival J. 1588 Private, Private Labour Corps 407929
WINCHESTER Philip G. 1989 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45514
WINGROVE Charles Leslie 1191 Private

WINTER Henry F. 1453 Private, KIA 10/04/18 aged 27. Son of William and Kate Winter, of Southall; husband of Florence Mabel Winter, of 22, Portland Rd., Southall, Middlesex. LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE.

WITHERS William R. D/8006 Private Royal Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons
WITTHERS Ivan 678 Private
WOGAN Thomas 1521 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 112158, Private Liverpool Regiment 85704, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/290205
WOOD Charles 1680 Private
WOOD Lancelot 765 Private
WOOD Percival Edward 1087 Private
WOOD Ralph 85712 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment
WOOD William G. 1448 Private
WOODCOCK George A. 244 Private
WOODCOCK John W. Corporal
WOODERS Private served in Dublin
WOOLETT W. Late Kings Hussars
WOOLGAR Frederick 1480 Private
WOOTEN John G. 1694 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61280
WORSWICK B. 876 Private, Second Lieutenant
WRAY Edgar 1673 Private
WRENCH James C. 317 Serjeant
WRIGHT A. Private, Private Labour Corps 230755
WRIGHT E. W. 616 Private
WRIGHT Henry Kenning 528 Serjeant, Captain Royal West Kent Regiment
WRIGHT J. H. 716 Private
WRIGHT John 637 Corporal, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61231
WRIGHT Oswald Lawrence 324 Staff Serjeant Major, Acting Major Tank Corps
WRIGHT Robert A. 342 Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 230755
WRIGHT Robert 1092 Corporal, Captain Bedfordshire Regiment
WRIGHT Thomas Second Lieutenant Royal Berkshire Regiment, Lance Corporal KEH
WRIGHT William R. 1390 Private
WRIGHTSON Cerdie W. 1372 Sapper Royal Engineers 229157, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/20284
WYLIE Alfred 1323 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39848
WYNN Leslie A. D/12459 Private Dragoon Guards GS/5521, Private KEH D/12459, Private Corps of Dragoons D/12459

YEARRON W. H. Lieutenant, Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
YEWER Frederick James 1090 Private
YOUNG Alfred 1949 Private
YOUNG George M. 1050 Private
YOUNG W. R. 1605 Promoted to Lance Corporal, KEH 03/1913.

ZIEGEL Frank 1917 Private






2KEH 'A-B'


2KEH 'A-B' 2KEH 'A-B'
ASHBEE    Michael F.    1753    Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45428

BAILLIE R. W. Lieutenant. Highland Light Infantry late 2nd King Edward's Horse. 1914-15 Star (368 Cpl R. W. Baillie 2nd King Edward's Horse) British War and Victory medals named to Lieut. R. W. Baillie HLI) and Mentioned in Dispatches oak leaves.

BALDOCK Hugh 1275 Private, Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment
BARNWELL Alfred C. 1545 Private, Private Tank Corp 302817, Lance Corporal 10th Northumberland Fusiliers 39905
BARUGH William Barnett 1337 Private, Second Lieutenant 19th Machine Gun Corps
BAYNES Robert A. 1813 Private
BENWELL Arthur C. 1304 Private, Private Durham Light Infantry 101546
BERRILL Ralph Second Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment, Captain Labour Corps
BIRD Frank 1683 Private, Tank Corps 302987
BLACK Ernest Charteris 722 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers
BOUCHER Montague 1158 Private, Lance Corporal Tank Corps 302859
BOWE Henry 120 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45443
BOWYER William G. 1664 Private, Tank Corps 302789, Northumberland Fusiliers 61178
BOXALL Alfred Charles 1081 Trooper

BROADWOOD Stewart Henry Tschudi Second Lieutenant then 2nd Scots Guards, 1915 (With thanks to Tom from Great War Forum).

BROOK Charles Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel 2/1st Yorkshire Dragoons

BROOKE, John Warwick. 606. Serjeant. Born 30/05/1886 in London and died 1929 at Uxbridge aged 42. Joined Royal Navy 1901. Press photographer with Topical Press Agency. Enlisted 1915, arrived in France as a Serjeant 5/05/1915 and commissioned as Second Lieutenant in 1916 after being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal 14/01/1916. Became the second British official war photographer. Awarded OBE 2/11/1920. Joined the Auxiliary Division Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC) 4/05/1921 and discharged in 1922 with the rank of Captain.

BROOM Francis Hubert 831 Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22844
BROWN Y. Farrer Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant 51st Middlesex Regiment

BRUNTON, Preston. 52. KIA 25/05/1915 aged 33. Son of Fred S. and Mary Brunton, of 29, Twickenham Road, Teddington, Middlesex; husband of the late Janet Taylor. Le Touret Memorial, France and St. Neot War Memorial, Cornwall, UK.


BUCK Charles W. 1352 Private, Tank Corps 300485
BUCKLAND James A. 1840 Private, Corporal Military Mounted Police P/11922
BUCKLEY Charles 1650 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61272
BURNETT Horace E. 1000 Serjeant, Private Machine Gun Corps 25253, Lieutenant
BURROUGHS John R. 1509 Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302775, Corporal King's Liverpool Regiment 91422


2KEH 'C-H'


2KEH 'C-H' 2KEH 'C-H'
CAMPBELL, Robert Bruce. Served with the Assam Valley Light Horse from 1897. Served 2nd KEH 1915-17 then Tank Corps. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Labour Corps 1918.  Cap badge and shoulder title in National Army Museum together with his British War Medal, Victory Medal and Volunteer Long Service Medal India.

CAPELL Henry Addison Devereaux 1977 Trooper, Second Lieutenant Highland Light infantry, Lieutenant Labour Corps

CAPPER Alfred Isidore 433. Private 2KEH, Private KEH, Acting Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61202. Born in London named Alfred Isidore Friedlander and worked in South Africa.  Changed his name to Alfred Isidore Capper by deed poll in November 1914 due to Germanic overtone of his birth surname. He enlisted in the 2nd KEH 1914 and went to France 2/07/1915.  Alfred then appears in a 1916 photograph of a Hotchkiss machine gun team of King Edward's Horse (see Figure 22) which he must have been transferred to although his Medal Index Cards and medal rolls make no distinction between the KEH and 2KEH.  He was then transferred as an Acting Corporal to the Northumberland Fusiliers 61202.  He didn't speak about much of his wartime experiences with his family but did re-call being shot off his horse, being buried by the earth thrown up by a shell but escaped unscathed and fighting dismounted.  He married in 1930 and died in London in 1945.  The family retains his 2KEH cap badge (see Figure 429) and 2KEH portrait photographs (Information and photographs courtesy of Robert Cruickshank, his grandson).

CHRYSTAL John 1919 Acting Corporal Royal Engineers 208117, Acting Corporal 2nd KEH, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
CHUBB William S. R. 1881 Private
CLACEY Walter Cleveland 1213 Serjeant
CLAREY John C. 1788 Private - Northumberland Fusiliers 40115, Tank Corps 302868
CLARKE Stanley R. 1855 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61215, Private Tank Corps 302872
CLELLAND Daniel 1333 Private, Acting Lance Corporal Tank Corps 302822, Acting Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61307
CLEWLON R. D.
COLLING John 1808 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40546, Private Northumberland Fusliers
COLLINGWOOD Alan R. G. 1984 Private
COOKE Edwin B. 1805 Private, Corporal 5th Dragoon Guards 3834
COONEY Jonathan 1309 Private, Private Tank Corps 45460, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 303024
CONSTABLE Clifford Edward Second Lieutenant, Captain
COPE Arthur Selywn 1330 Private, Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers, Lieutenant 2/5 Gloucestershire Regiment
CORDER Harold C. 1187 Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corp 302806, Northumberland Fusiliers 39947, Lancashire Fusiliers

CRADOCK Montagu Lieutenant Colonel CB CMG. (Portrait photograph Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 102500)

CREIGHTON Bertram B. 1215 Private, Tank Corp, Northumberland Fusiliers 61255
CRONIN Thomas 1461 Private, Private Tank Corp 302787, Private 2/4th Northumberland Fusiliers 61180
CULLINANE Michael 1632 Private, Private 10th Northumberland Fusiliers 39916, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40545, Private Tank Corps 302852
CUTHBERT R. L. 340 Private

D'ALROY Frank 1822 Corporal
DAVIDSON William 416811 Private, Private Labour Corps 5195
DAVIES William Stanley Second Lieutenant
DEELEY Frank Glover 1188 Trooper, South Staffordshire Regiment attached Gloucestershire Regiment, Lancashire Fusiliers
DE VERTEUIL Maurice 1356 Private, Private Tank Corps 302867, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 40119 Lance Corporal


EVERETT Raymond Charles Second Lieutenant, Captain
FARRELL John V. 1310 Private
FARRER-BROWN Y. 1080 Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant 51st Middlesex Regiment
FINCH James W. 17 Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps 302774, Warrant officer Class 2 Northumberland Fusiliers 61293
FINNEY Alexander 61187 Private - Northumberland Fusiliers 112091, Tank Corps 302803

FISHER Alwyn George Edmond. 1006 Private.KIA 25/05/1915. LE TOURET MEMORIAL, France.

FRASER Guy Basil Captain, Captain Head Quarters No 1 Training Group Royal Air Force

GIDWELL John 463 Private, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 45473
GORDON William 1783 Private, Private 25th Indian Cavalry, Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers
GRAINGER E. 1098 Private, Private Military Mounted Police
GREEN Mathu 1621 Private, Lance Corporal then Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22979
GREENWAY Thomas 1134 Private, Private Tank Corps 302864, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61289

GRIFFITHS J. N. Colonel awarded Distinguished Service Order

GROSVENOR . Lieutenant 'C' Troop photographed at Woodbridge 1914. Photograph on www.ukphotoarchive.org.uk

HAMILTON-WHITEFORD R Lieutenant Royal Air Force
HAMMILL Maurice William 1607 Private
HEARNE G. R. 1233 Corporal

HERBERT R. 40567 Shoeing Smith. Photograph on www.ukphotoarchive.org.uk

HUNT Harry Kingswell 1148 Private, born in the UK and KIA 23/05/1915 aged 32 commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.


2KEH 'I-O'


MAY, Percival Frederick W. A Great War D.C.M. group of four awarded to Private P. F. W. May, 2nd King Edward’s Horse, attached Canadian Mounted Brigade. Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (1186 Pte. P. F. W. May. 2/K. Edw: H.); 1914-15 Star (1186 Pte. P. F. W. May. K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (1186 Pte. P. F. W. May. K. Edw. H.) D.C.M. London Gazette 14 January 1916; citation 11 March 1916: Private P. F. W. May, late 2nd King Edward’s Horse (attached Canadian Mounted Brigade). ‘For consistent good work, notably when rendering first aid to wounded under fire.’ M.I.D. London Gazette 27 January 1916.  Percival Frederick W. May served with 2nd King Edward’s Horse in France and Flanders from 4 May 1915. Entitled to Silver War Badge. Sold with copied gazette entries and Medal Index Card by Dixon Noonan Webb July 2016.

MITCHELL, Jack Fraser. 1338. Australian who had seen service in the Boer War under his birth name as Private Joseph Norman Greer 83 with the Fourth Queensland Imperial Bushmen He enlisted as Private Jack Fraser Mitchell 1338 in the 2nd KEH 1338 in London on 24/12/1914 aged 35 and deployed to Bolougne 5/05/1915 having sailed on HMTS Onward from Folkestone.  He fought dismounted at Festubert, Givenchy and Ploegsteert Wood and then transferred to the 93rd Company of the Machine Gun Corps 7/02/1916. He saw action at the Battle of the Somme supporting the 93rd Brigade attack on Serre.  This was the same action in which my grandfather Serjeant Charles Herbert Moss, 18th Durham Pals Battalion, Durham Light Infantry fought as part of 93rd Brigade, 31st Division. Jack was gassed in 1917, transferred to the Labour Corps 447031 and discharged 29/08/1919 medically unfit and returned to Australia 1919. He died from bronchial pneumonia in 1933 as a complication of being gassed. He was awarded the Queen's South Africa (QSA) medal with four bars, the Military Medal, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal, all medals except QSA held by the family.   Photograph in MGC uniform in November 1916 (Photographs and biographical information courtesy of his grandson Ray Mitchell).

MORRIS, Eyre Percival. Second Lieutenant (Pilot) E. P. Morris, No. 8 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and East Kent Regiment, formerly 2nd King Edward’s Horse, killed in action on 1 May 1917.  Eyre Percival Morris was killed in action on 1 May 1917 whilst flying a BE2e over Wancourt on an artillery observation patrol. His plane received a direct hit from a shell killing both him and his Observer (Lieutenant V. R. Pfrimmer). They are both buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, France. The following is an un-sourced quote, stated to have been made by his C.O. ‘Percy’s loss was a severe blow to the squadron. We truly believe he was destined to be one of our top aces and expected him to be awarded the Military Cross for his exploits.’ The following biographical detail is taken from the South Pacific Mail, which includes photographs of both recipients, who were residing in Chile on the outbreak of the Great War: Percival Eyre Morris: ‘Left for England in November 1914, and enlisted in the 2nd King Edward’s Horse. In May 1915, Percy Morris went to France with the 2nd K.E.H., remaining on active service for 16 months and obtaining his commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Buffs Regiment to which he was transferred early in 1916. On his return to England in September 1916, he joined the Royal Flying Corps and three months later went to France again as a pilot. He was then the youngest aviator to gain the pilot certificate, being only 23 years of age. On May 1st, 1917, he was killed in action after bringing down 5 enemy machines. Lieutenant Morris took part in the following engagements: Festubert, Givenchy, Messines, Vierstraate and Ploegsteert...’. 1914-15 Star (1253 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.); together with memorial plaque (Eyre Percival Morris); illuminated memorial scroll; and a fine quality portrait miniature of recipient in R.F.C. uniform, painted on ivory, in oval arts and crafts style copper frame, signed ‘O.H. 1918’ sold at auction Dixon Noonan Webb, UK June 2002. Brother of H. H. Morris.

MORRIS, Hugh H. Second Lieutenant H. H. Morris, East Kent Regiment, formerly 2nd King Edward’s Horse, invalided out of the army in March 1916 suffering from severe shell shock. Hugh H. Morris: ‘He left Chile with his younger brother Percy in November 1914, to join the forces and enlisted in King Edward’s Horse. After training in England he was sent to France where he served in the trenches with the 2nd K.E.H. for over a year. He then trained for a commission and was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the 1st Buffs Regiment. In March 1916, he was reported to be dangerously ill at Calais suffering from shell shock. He was invalided to England for treatment but has never recovered his normal health being partly paralysed with loss of speech..’ 1914-15 Star (1306 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.) sold at auction Dixon Noonan Webb, UK June 2002 with the medals of his late brother E. P Morris.

MOSS J. A. Private. Portrait photograph in an Other Ranks Service Dress uniform of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse circa 1915-1917 ( Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 124478).

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PIGGOTT, Arthur Vincent. Lieutenant named in Figure 161.

POULAIN, Paul Bernard. Private. Born in London. Named in a photograph with other Troopers of the 2nd KEH. Aged 21 in the Royal Fusiliers 2248 then transferred to the Labour Corps 319419 after being injured in a raid circa 1916/17. Family holds medals and copy of photograph shown in Figure 164.

REID, H. D. 220. Regimental Serjeant Major. KIA 20/02/1917. GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, France.

SAUNDERS . Private. Named in Figure 164.

TAYLOR, Charles Walter. 673. Sergeant. KIA 3/01/1916 aged 29, shot through the heart whilst on a working party. Son of Walter and Alice L. Taylor, of 17, Cromford Road, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Belgium.

THOMPSON, R. B. Second Lieutenant, pair of Officer's shoulder chains held by National Army Museum.

THOMSON, A. G. 311. Squadron Serjeant Major. KIA 20/06/1915. From Argentina. BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, France.

THOYTS, Harry Newman Morgan. Brevet Colonel Thoyts (often misspelt Thoytes), late 8th Hussars, who assumed command of the Reserve Squadron, 2nd KEH (and simultaneously Officer in Command of Kilkenny Barracks), 17/3/1917 named in Figure 160.

VAN AGNEW, Frank. Served in Roosevelt's Rough Riders (1st United States Volunteer Cavalry) in the Spanish-American War.  Frank Vans Agnew left America in 1914 and claiming to be 40 (rather than 46) enlisted in 2nd King Edward’s Horse. He arrived in France in 1915 at Festubert and was given a commission. After attending the Machine Gun School he was at the Somme before volunteering for the Tank Corps. In 1917 he was wounded at Messines, where he won his MC 17/07/1917. He demonstrated his tank for King George. He fought at 3rd Ypres and was wounded and captured at Cambrai in November 1917. Over the next 12 months he was held as a POW at Hannover, Karlsrűhe, Heidelberg and Furstenberg.  'Veteran Volunteer: Memoir of the Trenches, Tanks and Captivity 1914 - 1918' by Frank Vans Agnew MC edited by Jamie Vans, Pen & Sword Books, 2014.


WORSLEY-WORSWICK, B. H. Second Lieutenant. 2nd King Edward's Horse (Portrait photograph in uniform).

WRIGLEY, Christopher James Oswald. Trooper, 315, 2nd King Edward's Horse.  Born 1894 in Hendon, educated Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge.  Elder son of Mr. & Mrs. Oswald Osmond Wrigley of Shackleford House, Shackleford. Joined 2KEH soon after the outbreak of WW1, arrived in France on 2 May 1915 aged 21.  He was shot in the head and died instantaneously whilst standing by his machine gun three weeks later on 26 May 1915 at the Battle of Festubert. No known grave, commemorated on Le Touret Memorial (Panel 1). In memory of their son Mr. and Mrs. Wrigley presented to the Shackleford Parish Church a window and lights in 1916. The work of Messrs. Powell & Son, it is of beautiful design and workmanship. The principal figures are of St. Michael and St. Gabriel and in the lower lights are groups respectively representing the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and John the Baptist and the Virgin and St. John at the foot of the Cross.  (Portrait photograph in civilian clothes).

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