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

A guide to determining genuine badges

Introduction & Acknowledgements


Introduction & Acknowledgements Introduction & Acknowledgements Introduction & Acknowledgements
The King’s Colonials (KC) 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 volunteers 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 a number of 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) (KEH/KODR) 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 men of the King Edward's Horse were demobilised upon their return to England in 1919 and were never re-embodied and the Regiment was 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 Serjeants (Sergeants) and 69 Other Ranks (Private is used but Trooper is often used in different sources) killed in action (KIA), died of wounds (DOW) 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 Despatches.

The 2nd King Edward’s Horse (2KEH) have nothing more than a namesake as a link to the King Edward's Horse (1st). They too have a proud history of service including having fought as dismounted troops in France. I am currently collating information regarding their gallantry medal entitlements as part of compiling their Nominal Roll. This includes a Private of the 2KEH, John Sherwood-Kelly, a South African with considerable Colonial military service passed through their ranks albeit briefly before being commissioned into the Norfolk Regiment before assuming command of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 20 November 1917, during the Battle of Cambrai.

The King’s Colonials/King Edward’s Horse and 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 uniforms, service history 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. This information constitutes a comprehensive King Edward's Horse Nominal Roll with medal entitlements from the Medal Index Cards together with photographs of individuals, gravestones and medals. Medals to the King Edward's Horse and 2nd King Edward's Horse are both named as K.Edw.H. which causes considerable confusion. Hopefully the Nominal Rolls I have compiled on this website will aid in the identification of the actual Regiment a medal recipient served in. Names recorded in italics were Killed in Action (KIA) or Died of Wounds (DoW) and appear in bold where there is an accompanying photograph. I am using multiple sources of information for the Nominal Rolls including 'ANGLO-ARGENTINE RAILWAYMEN WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918', Cambridge and Oxford University Memorials, schools and colleges, Ancestry, the Australian War Memorial records and those of the Auckland Online Cenotaph. The Nominal Rolls are being regularly updated and information and photographs of any members of the King's Colonials/King Edward's Horse and 2nd King Edward's Horse is welcomed via the Contact page. Full acknowledgement will be given.

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.

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 the uniforms 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, Luke Halls, Simon Jervis, Paul Liddell, Rob Miller, Jon Mills, Ray Mitchell, 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 in photographs and have generously assisted in providing biographical details, stories and additional photographs. Owen Dobson has generously provided biographical details for a number of those who served in the King Edward's Horse and 2nd King Edward's Horse. His biographical narrative of Private Osborne Lean, 1704, 2nd King Edward's Horse I have included in full in the Nominal Roll section of this website as it is the most complete account of service life in these Regiments that I have come across. Many thanks Owen. 

Captain Frank Van Agnew MC, 1112, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Jamie Vans (Grandson and biographer).
Second Lieutenant Walter Bolus, 1481, King Edward's Horse - Walter Stevens (Grandson). 
Private John (Jack) Ryther Steer Bowker, 8, King Edward's Horse - Robin Hyland (Biographer).
Captain William Ernest Horatio Bradburn, King Edward's Horse - Diane Moss (Biographer).
Private Keith Cooper Brockman, 1316, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Owen Dobson (Biographer). 
Acting Serjeant Charles William Brownell, 1344, King Edward’s Horse - Owen Dobson (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).
Serjeant Edwin (Ted) C. Cowley, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Bob Hakewill (Local historian).
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).
Major Sir Ralph Dolignon Furse MC and bar, King Edward's Horse - Frances Whistler (Grandson). 
Private Charles (Charlie) Ernest Hakewill, 1553, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Bob Hakewill (Grandson and local historian).
Serjeant Sydney Bywater Harris, King Edward's Horse - Carole McEntee-Taylor (Biographer).
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 Frank W. Jones, 926, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Bob Hakewill (Local historian).
Private Wilfred Sidney Knox, 1826, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Paul Sandford (Descendant).
Private Harold (Harry) Dudley Knox, 1827, 2nd King Edward's Horse, DoW - Paul Sandford (Descendant).
Private John Arthur Lange, 1352, King Edward's Horse - Jon Farmer (Military historian).
Private Osborne Lean, 1704, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Owen Dobson (Biographer).
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).
Regimental Quarter Master Serjeant Frederick Willet Skepelhorn, 388, King Edward's Horse - Jenny Willis (Great grand daughter). 
Corporal John (Jack) Francis Stewart. 1376. King Edward's Horse - Derek Wignall (Descendant).
Private Robert (Albert) Swinfen, 905, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Bob Hakewill (Local historian).
Private Thomas (Tom) Tibbits, 911, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Bob Hakewill (Local historian).
Private William (Billy) Jack West, 811, 2nd King Edward's Horse - Bob Hakewill (Local historian).

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 especially 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). Similarly I would like to sincerely thank Jamie Vans for his permission to use photographs and the vivid biography of his grandfather Captain Frank Van Agnew, MC (Veteran Volunteer: Memoirs of the Trenches, Tanks & Captivity 1914-1918. London: Pen and Sword, 2014).

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 excellent article 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.

Lest We Forget.

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 uniform with the cap bearing the later King Edward's Horse headdress badge) who first conceived of the formation of the King’s Colonials, 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). His Royal Highness 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).

KC 1902-05


The first recruit sworn into the King's Colonials was Private 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 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 Royal Irish 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 (Courtesy of the 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.

KC 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 the 1911 edition of Gore's Liverpool Directory 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 (Courtesy of 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 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin.19: 1952).

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

KC/KEH 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.

KEH 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 badges is evident in the photograph. 

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

The King Edward’s Horse was mobilised for war on the 4th August 1914. For many it was a card to loved ones 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).


KEH 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: Front and rear of a postcard depicting a group of King Edward's Horse at Garston, Watford on 14 December 1914. The sender of the card is Private 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 initially joined the 47th (London) Division and then joined IV Corps Cavalry Regiment on 1st June 1916

KEH 1915-16


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 as named 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: Self signed postcard of Private Arthur M. Roberts, 1038 in June 1915 showing his service Dress complete with 1908 pattern Cavalry sword and his slung Lee Enfield SME Rifle.

Figure 21: A Corporal and Lance Corporal with several Privates of the King Edward's Horse outside their tent circa 1914-16. All un-named.

KEH 1916-18


  • The three Squadrons and Regimental HQ was concentrated at Valhuon as IV Corps Cavalry Regiment on 1st June 1916 (see Figure 22). The Regiment moved to XVIII Corps on 17th July 1917 returning to IV Corps in November 1917.
Figure 22: A King Edward’s Horse Hotchkiss Gun Team at Valhuon June 1916. Originally captioned with following names (now with the full name and service number where they have been matched from the Nominal Roll): Alexander (three possibilities from Nominal Roll); Watts? (three possibilities from Nominal Roll), Rees/Reeves? (likely to be Private David J. Rees, 1129 KIA 19/08/1917 rather than Captain Alfred Henry Reeves); Smith (multiple Smith's on Nominal Roll); Johnston (two possible from Nominal Roll); Pristley (Private Charles Priestley, 1095); Mathieson (Private John D. Mathieson, 1557); O’Connor (one of two bothers from Nominal Roll); Molloy (Private Henry S. Molloy, 1554); Ferreira (Private Edwin L. Ferreira, 1296); Willis (Serjeant Ernest Willis, 786); MeVoy, Watts? (three possibilities from Nominal Roll); McCracken (Lance Corporal Edward McCracken, 1105), - and Sadler (Private F. Sadler, 915). The originally un-named 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 (Private William L. Barton, 1151), 4th Charters (likely to be Private Walter G. Charter, 1567), 6th Tetley (Private Henry Tetley, 1548) and 7th McCormack (either Private Albert McCormack, 1731 or Private Percy James McCormack, 1278). Centre row: Milroy (either Private Joseph Milroy, 1152 or Private Robert Milroy, 1164), Fisher (five possibilities from the Nominal Roll), Roberts (five possibilities from the Nominal Roll), Wooding (Private Wooding) and Glasspool (James A. Glasspool, 438 from rank in the Nominal Roll with three Glasspool's). Front row second from left: Barton? (named twice - Private William L. Barton, 1151). 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 British War Medal and Victory Medal (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.

KEH 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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KEH Reserve Squadron


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A Reserve Squadron of the King Edward's Horse 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 Squadron at the Curragh circa 1915. Back row: John (Jack) Stanley Haddin (1224), Kevin Irving Sullivan (1216), Samuel Stretch (1218), Leslie Leake (1221) and Thomas Hawkins (1219). Centre row: W. R. Withers, Lieutenant Montgomery, Lieutenant Syme and Corporal Gilbert Boileau (1075). Front row: -, Edward J. Leake (1221), -, James Leslie Rood Fry (1235) (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 19: 19, 1952). 

The Reserve 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). 

KEH 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 Private 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, Disbandment & Lodge


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 near Vieille Chapelle 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.  


The Masonic Lodge of the King's Colonials had been formed in 1909. As the number of surviving members of the disbanded Regiment dwindled, membership of the Regimental Lodge was opened to all interested persons, and passed all Regimental traditions to the Lodge. The Worshipful Master of the Lodge has an official entitlement to wear the regimental tie (now the only living person with that entitlement), and the Lodge became the custodians of all Regimental property, including the Regimental silver valued at many thousands of pounds. The Lodge continues to function, and to maintain Regimental traditions. The regimental property is stored by the Lodge in a secure vault at Haileybury College. The Lodge continues to tend Regimental graves, and to lay wreaths at the regimental memorials in London and France.

Manchester businessman Charles Campbell May was one of several Freemasons who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Born in New Zealand, he had served six years with the King's Colonials/King Edward’s Horse (The King’s Overseas Dominions Regiment) before 1914 and then founded a volunteer unit at the outbreak of war. Charles was a member of King’s Colonials Lodge, No. 3386 and a Lodge membership badge is shown in Figure 36.
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Figure 36: King's Colonials Masonic Lodge membership badge (Peter Nemaric collection).

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.  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 (see Nominal Roll for a short biography), 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 (40,000 pounds).  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 Nominal Roll). 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.

The biographical narrative of Private Osborne Lean in the 2nd King Edward's Horse Nominal Roll section of this website provides a tremendous insight into the background and service experiences of a soldier in the Regiment.

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. The postcard is dated May 1915 and sent to a Master Leslie Read, Sussex. 

2KEH Additional Photographs


Figure 39a is an additional photograph of Second Lieutenant Frank Van Agnew (centre of the front row) and men of the Mounted Gun Section of the 2nd King Edward's Horse somewhere in France 21 June 1916 (Photograph courtesy of Jamie Vans, grandson of Second Lieutenant Frank Van Agnew). 

Figure 39b is a further photograph of Private Frank Van Agnew (one from the left in the front row), Lieutenant Grosvenor (centre of the front row) and men of 'C' Troop, 2nd King Edward's Horse at Woodbridge in 1914 (Photograph courtesy of Jamie Vans, grandson of Second Lieutenant Frank Van Agnew). 

Figure 39c is a further photograph of men of 'C' Troop, 2nd King Edward's Horse in 1914 (Photograph courtesy of Jamie Vans, grandson of Second Lieutenant Frank Van Agnew). 




2KEH Additional Photographs 2


Figure 39d is of Lord Roberts inspecting a parade of the 2KEH early in the war. Private Alfred Isidore Capper 433 may be the third figure from the left from his distinctive mustache, see his portrait photograph in the 2KEH Nominal Roll section.

Figure 39e is of an unknown Private of the 2nd KEH on horseback. Great detail of his 1908 pattern cavalry sword.  His 2KEH cap badge is quite distinct in profile from its size and shape.

Figure 39f is a photograph from the 'Leeds Mercury' newspaper 15 September 1915 of the 2nd KEH training at Slough. 


 

Sidcup 1902 - Latimer Park 1903


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.  

The photograph in Figure 41 shows some of the attendees of the Sidcup camp. Privates Foster (four possibilities from KEH Nominal Roll but with 202 Other Ranks enrolled by 1903 it is unlikely to be any of these as the Regimental number are all higher - 603, 652, 731 and 1373), Henry S. Cubit, 32 (enlisted 4/01/1902) and Price (possibly Elias W. Price, 415) with Herbert MacIntosh (standing). Private Herbert MacIntosh was from New Zealand (note the New Zealand flag proudly displayed on their tent) and went on to be a Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant and his photograph appears as Figure 99 with his uniform depicted in Figures 97-98, 100-105.

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


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 its humble beginnings.

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 Park 1903 part 2


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 3


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 & 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 Museum 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


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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 & 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. 

Much of the time spent at camp was of course devoted to the care of the horses (Figure 57). In many of the anecdotes I have from former members of the King's Colonials and King Edward's Horse and their forebears was the love they had for their horses.

Figure 57: Caring for the horses at camp.

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).  

Figure 60:  King Edward’s Horse at Shorncliffe Camp in 1910 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin. No 14: 1947).  




Aldershot 1911


The efficiency of the Regiment was questioned in the official report on the 1910 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 thankfully much more positive.

Figure 61: Sergeant H. I. Freeman,103 and Corporals Henry Lewis Balfour Soden, 82; Leonard Latreille, 268;  Lionel R. Daines and Bernard J. Poole, 61 at Colchester camp 1911 (may have been an additional camp to the annual camp at Aldershot). 

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 & 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 & Canterbury 1914


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

Figure 67: King Edward’s Horse with the Regimental band on church parade in Bulford in July-August 1913.  

Figure 68: 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). 

The last camp of the King Edward's Horse was held in Canterbury in the summer of 1914.

Figure 69: Troopers of ‘ of King Edward’s Horse at camp in Canterbury in 1914 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 20: 12, 1952). 

Kings Colonials (KC) 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 166-168 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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KC Officer's Full Dress Tunic


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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. 

KC 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).

KC 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).

KC 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.  

KC Service Dress 1901-04


KC Service Dress 1901-04 KC 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).

KC Mess Dress 1901-04


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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.

KC 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. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant MacIntosh is the NCO with the mustache seated left of the Officer in the centre of the middle row (The Officer in command of 'C' Troop in 1902 was Captain R. S. Vaile and it could be him but he looks to be wearing a single crown shoulder rank of a Major). 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).

Figure 93: Photograph showing the Second Pattern headdress being worn as part of the Full Dress uniform of the 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ (South African) Squadron of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry mounted circa 1905-06 (David Stewart collection).



KC Full Dress 1905-10


KC Full Dress 1905-10 KC 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).

KC 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, trousers and leathers were acquired in New Zealand together with several copies of The King Edwards Horse Senior and Junior Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletins. 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 SQSM 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 4th County of London (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).   

KC Full Dress Tunic Detail


Figures 100-102:  Close-up of the scarlet double striped collar with New Zealand Squadron collar badges, the shoulder scales and cuff detail of the King's Colonials Full Dress tunic of SQMS MacIntosh 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. 

KC Full Dress Leathers


Figures 103-105: Pair of tan, wrist riding gloves (made by Dent, England); khaki overalls; and brown brindle leather leggings and cuffs worn together with the King's Colonials Full Dress uniform of SQMS MacIntosh circa 1905-06.  

KC Caricature


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

Figures 107-108: 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’.  

KC 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 109--111).  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 109:  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 (Courtesy of Iain Davidson collection).
 
Figure 110: 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 111:  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 (Courtesy of Carole McEntee-Taylor. From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyer: The Five Wars of Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris. London: Pen and Sword, 2015).
 
 

KC Service Dress Tunic 1905-10


Figures 112-113: 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 114: 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. 

KC Service & Undress 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 115: A group photograph at annual camp circa 1905-10 of 'D' Squadron (British African) of the King's Colonials wearing Service Dress.

Figure 116: A close up from the group photograph (Figure 115) of the Service Dress uniform of the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant. 


King's Colonials Undress 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 117: 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.

KC Bandsman's Uniform 1901-10


The Regiment's Military Band was known as the Band of His Majesty's King's Colonials. Members of the band wore the First Pattern felt hat with the Full Dress uniform but it 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. The Bandmaster's felt hat is noted by Keith Hook as having a gilt lyre badge below the Regimental badge to the front and turned up side of the headdress with the other band members wearing a Second Pattern Regimental badge in their Full Dress hats and Undress caps as as can be seen in Figure 121 with matching collar badges. Sergeant Henry C. Bottle, a clarinetist in the military band of the King Edward’s Horse describes the uniform in The King Edward’s Horse Old Comrades Association Bulletin, Number 32: 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 King's Crown lyre badge to the front (similar in style to that worn as worn as a British Army bandsman's arm and cap badge (1902-1952).  Interestingly in the photograph taken in 1904 of the band (Figure 121), the Bandmaster has the Second Pattern Regimental badge in his Undress cap (and on his cross belt) as per the other band members. The Bandmaster's tunic is worn with shoulder scales and not the red braid epaulettes and red braid cords with two-pointed gilt metal tabs at end worn by the other members of the band.

Figure 118:  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 119:  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).


Figure 120:  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).

KC Bandsman's Uniform part 2


His Majesty's band of the King's Colonials/King Edward's Horse released a number of recordings as phonographs and early gramophone recordings including the Chocolate Soldier Waltz (Straus), Teddy Bears Picnic and the Bravada March recorded circa 1910-14.

Figure 121: Trumpet Major and Bandmaster Peter Anderson and the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Band at St Albans camp in 1904 (Photo courtesy of Grandson, Peter Anderson).

Figure 122: 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 on the crown of the cap (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 123: 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 of the Regiment 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 (KEH) Bandsman's Uniform


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 124-125). 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 (these can be seen in the photograph of the band taken in 1913-14 depicted in Figure 126). 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 125) 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. The photograph of the KEH band depicted in Figure 126 shows the gilt metal Lyre badge in the caps as had been worn in the Bandsman's undress uniform caps of the King's Colonials. It is likely that the cap shown in Figure 125 was worn with the Service Dress and hence the badge shown on it is the standard KEH headdress badge which would have been replaced by the Lyre badge during performances of the band.  

Figure 124: The King Edward's Horse bandsman's tunic circa 1910-14 (Photographs courtesy Stephen Bosley, Bosley's auction catalogue, lot number 865, March 2008).

Figures 125: The King Edward's Horse bandsman's Service Dress cap circa 1913 (Photographs courtesy Victor Taboika).

The band of the King Edward’s Horse as again described by Sergeant Bottle comprised 26 members: Bandmaster, eight Clarinetists, 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 (see Nominal Roll) in 1913-15.

Figure 126:  Band of the King Edward's Horse led by Quarter Master Serjeant Major Frederick Willet Skepelhorn, Bandmaster (second from left) in Undress Bandsman's uniform circa 1913 (R. J. Smith collection).  Note the distinctive shoulder cords and scarlet aiguillettes of the bandsman's tunics.

KEH 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 127:  Painting of an Officer of the King Edward’s Horse in Full Dress uniform circa 1913 (R. J. Smith collection).
 
Figure 128: 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 129: An Officer's Full Dress tunic of the King Edward’s Horse complete with girdle as described above in Full Dress uniform circa 1913.

KEH Other Ranks Full Dress Uniform 1910-14


KEH Other Ranks  Full Dress Uniform 1910-14 KEH Other Ranks  Full Dress Uniform 1910-14
Figure 130:  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 131: 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.  


KEH 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 133: 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 134: Painting of a Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM) of the King Edward’s Horse in Undress uniform based upon the photograph in Figure 133 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 135: Postcard photograph of (left to right): Permanent Staff Instructor, Squadron Sergeant Major (as per Figures 136-137); an as yet unidentified Captain (three pips on his sleeve rank panel); Lieutenant George Gray Russell; Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant Frederick Willet Skepelhorn (an embroidered crown above four inverted chevrons on both sleeves) and Serjeant G. H. Tiplady, 'A' Squadron wearing a Queen's South Africa medal (?) with multiple bars and 'A' Squadron King's Colonial's collar badges. The postcard dates to between 1912 and August 1914.  






 

KEH Undress Tunic 1910-14


Figure 136:  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 137:  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,  saddle tree 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.   

Figure 138: Photograph of a Serjeant, Corporal and a Private of the King Edward's Horse in Undress uniform each wearing a King Edward's Horse headdress and 'B' Squadron (British American) collar badges. The fact that they are wearing King's Colonials collar badges suggesting that all three members were from the pre-1910 King's Colonials.  The Serjeant is wearing a Queen's South African medal with multiple bars. The Serjeant and Corporal are both wearing a King Edward's Horse headdress badges an NCOs arm badge above their rank chevrons. This photograph as with that shown in Figure 136 and are circa 1912.

KEH 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 139-141 is of a Staff Officer with red gorget patches to the front lapels of the tunic.

Figures 139-141. Staff Officer's (Major) Service Dress tunic 1914-18 (courtesy of Victor Taboika).

KEH 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 of the King Edward's Horse and 2nd King Edward's Horse carried the 1912 pattern cavalry sword which was privately purchased with an engraved blade (as shown for an earlier King's Colonial sword of Major Howard in Figures 298-299) and they were also armed with a service revolver. The Webley Revolver (also known as the Webley Top-Break Revolver or Webley Self-Extracting Revolver) was the most common pistol carried by Officers (see Figure 150). The Webley is a top-break revolver and breaking the revolver operates the extractor, which removes cartridges from the cylinder. The Webley Mark IV rose to prominence during the Boer War of 1899–1902 and would have been carried in 1914 and was replaced by the Mark VI in 1915. Firing large .455 Webley cartridges, Webley service revolvers are among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. 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 ten cartridges, plus one section x six cartridges and one section x four cartridges. Towards mobilisation for war in 1914 Other Ranks were equipped with the 1908 pattern cavalry sword which was basically the same as the Officer's 1912 pattern cavalry sword with a plain blade and simpler grip and guard. The Officer's 1912 pattern and Other Ranks 1908 pattern cavalry swords were described as 'cut and thrust' weapons with a blade length of 34 3/4 inches which with an extended sword arm could counter a lance or rifle bayonet.

Figure 142: 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 143: An Officer (centre second row), Serjeant Sid Bromfield (fourth from the left in the rear row) , 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 144: 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

KEH Service Dress part 2


Figure 145: A panel of a stereoscopic postcard of a mounted section of King Edward’s Horse wearing Service Dress equipped with 1908 pattern cavalry 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 146: 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 143 in which he is wearing his signalers' proficiency badge above his rank chevrons and under 'B' in the Nominal Roll section.  
 
Figure 147: 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 KEH Service Dress Photographs


Figure 148: Private Reginald G. Wallis, 573 of 'A' Squadron, King Edward’s Horse shown on his mount somewhere in France circa 1915-1919. Note the 1908 pattern cavalry 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 149: 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).

Figure 150: Photograph from the 'Leeds Mercury' newspaper 15 September 1915 of men of the KEH in training.

2nd King Edward's Horse Officer's Service Dress Uniform


As a unit raised only for service during the Great War they did not wear a Full Dress 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 and as a unit raised for service in the Great War it is unlikely there was a Mess Dress uniform.

Figure 151: 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 courtesy of the Great War Forum).

Figure 152: 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 153: 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).

2KEH ORs Service DressUniform


Figure 154: A photograph of a Private 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 and 2KEH shoulder titles (Peter Nemaric collection).

Figure 155: A photograph of Private Ford, Poulain, Saunders and an un-named Private (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. Their headdress badges are that of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse as are their shoulder titles. Private Ford is wearing a good conduct stripe on his left forearm (Photograph courtesy of the Simon Jervis collection).
 

Figure 156: Un-named young 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 157 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 157: 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 158) 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 158: 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 159 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 159: 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 160: 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 161: 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 163 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 164) have a broader base with a larger contact area on the rear of the badge as compared with genuine loops (Figure 165). 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 some cases the rear of genuine badges arenot 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 163: 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 (Courtesy of Rob Miller: British and Commonwealth Badge Forum).  
 
Figures 164 and 165: 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 166-168 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 166-168: 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 168 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 169-171. It is a die-struck Officer’s headdress badge in gilt with copper loops positioned east-west without broad feet. 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 169-171: 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 172-174: A copy of the first pattern Regimental King’s Colonials headdress badge in gilding metal with footed loops and a join between the middle of the lion's back and the tail (KK 1370). 

Additional copies have been 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 175 and 176) of the genuine badge shown in Figures 169-171 and a copy in Figure 172-174.  The complete void is also clearly visible in the photograph of the badge in KK 1370 and in the collections shown in Figures 157-160.  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 175 and 176: Close-up of the non-voided and voided areas between the body and tail of the unicorn of a genuine (Figure 169) and a copy (Figure 172) 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 178.  

Figure 178: 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 genuine examples of different sizes of this headdress badge have been identified. The Officer's pouch belt badge is the same size as the headdress badge as shown in Figure 279, however, a small version of this badge was worn on the Officer's pouch as shown in Figures 280-281 which is the same size as an Officer's collar badge. It could have been this smaller sized pouch 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 179-180 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 179-180. 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 179-180 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 181-182. 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 181-182: 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 184-185. 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 184-185: 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 186. 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 186: 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 187 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 188. 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 187: A genuine example of an embroidered second pattern, Staff Officer’s Regimental King’s Colonial headdress badge (in the style of KK 1371).
 

Figure 188: 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 190 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 190: 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 191) 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 192: 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).


Squadron Collar Badges


Interestingly in Figure 193, 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. Fern headdress and collar badges had been worn by a number of different New Zealand units during the second Boer War.  These badges have a different style fern leave generally of a different size and with a straight stem.

Figure 193: A close-up image of the Trooper wearing a New Zealand fern leaf collar badge in the style of KK 1377. 

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 (Figures 194-195) 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 194-195: 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.

Wearing Collar Badges


Wearing Collar Badges Wearing 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 196. 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 196: Close-up image of Sergeant Sid Bromfield of King Edward’s Horse circa 1913 (from Figure 146) 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 197 (from Figure 109) 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 197: 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).

Squadron OSD Collar Badges


In the Colin Churchill collection there were two pairs of die-struck ‘A’ (British Asian) Squadron and 'B' (British American) Squadron collar badges in bronze with east-west copper loops (Figures 199-200) and an ‘E’ (New Zealand) Squadron cast bronze collar (Figure 201). No OSD Squadron badges have been identified for the Australian or British African Squadrons. The Colin Churchill collection also contained a single King’s Colonials’ Prince of Wales’s plumed, inter-twined ‘KC’ letter collar badge in bronze with a flat back. No photographic evidence exists as to these bronzed collar badges being worn and it is likely they were produced for wearing as part of Officer’s Service Dress but never issued. It is possible that they could have been produced late in the history of the King's Colonials and not issued as with the change in Regimental title to King Edward's Horse in 1910 they were replaced with King Edward's Horse OSD collar badges.

Figure 199: 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).

Figure 200: Front and rear images of a bronzed, ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Officer’s collar badge (Images reproduced with kind permission C&T Auctioneers, United Kingdom).

Figure 201: Front and rear images of a bronzed, New Zealand second pattern Regimental Officer’s collar badge with a flat back.



British Asian Squadron Headdress & Collar Badges


The headdress and collar badges of 'A' (British Asian) Squadron are as described for the headdress badge by Kipling & King with the badge reference number:

‘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 202.

Figure 202: 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. Cooke circa 1905-1909.

Images of the front and rear of a genuine ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge is shown in Figures 203-204. The headdress 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.
 
Figures 203-204: Front and rear images of a genuine ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1373) with matching collar badges 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 205-206 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.

A pair of genuine 'A' Squadron (British Asian) collar badges are also shown in Figures 203-204. They are die struck in gilding metal with copper loops positioned east-west and were worn as a facing pair. 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.

British Asian Squadron Headdress Badge - Copies


A significant distinction between the genuine headdress badge in Figure 203 and the copy in Figures 205-206 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 203 the trunk is voided.

Figures 205-206: 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.

An additional copy shown in Figure 207 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.

Figure 207: Rear image of 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


British American Squadron Headdress Badge British American Squadron Headdress Badge
‘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 208 and by several senior NCOs in Figure 209.

Figure 208: Close-up image of the ‘B’ Squadron (British American) headdress (KK 1374) and matching collar badge(s) circa 1905 taken from the group photograph in Figure 209 (Peter Nemaric collection).

Figure 209: 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 Daniel Fegan, 278 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. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant J. E. K. Bynoe, 1, is seated at the right in the second row (Peter Nemaric collection).

British American Squadron Headdress & Collar Badges


British American Squadron Headdress & Collar Badges British American Squadron Headdress & Collar Badges
Figures 211-212 shows the front and rear of a genuine ‘B’ Squadron Officer’s headdress badge with matching pair of collar badges. The Officer's headdress badge is semi die-cast gilt with three blades remaining from the two sets of attaching blades. One set of blades 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 211-212: Front and rear images of 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 with matching collar badges in gilding metal. 

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

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 214-215.  This is a rich gilt brass badge with north and south loops with feet where the golden coloured braze covers the majority of the feet. The badge is a fine strike to the front and rear with crisp details especially the veins of the leaves. Examples of this badge with east-west footed loops are copies in my opinion.

Figures 214-215: A genuine example of a ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1374) in gilt brass with north-south loops.

British American Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


The 'B' Squadron (British American) Other Ranks' headdress badge in Figures 217-219 are examples of copies with east-west positioned loops which lack feet and north-south positioned loops with feet. The first is made from darkened yellow-brass and the other with reverse only being shown in bright yellow brass.

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.
 
Figures 217-219: Copies of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Ranks headdress badges (KK 1374) in darkened brass with east-west loops without feet (front and rear images) and yellow brass with north-south loops with feet (rear image).

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 220 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 110. In these photographs, the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge appears to be in yellow-brass or gilding metal.

Figure 220: Close-up image of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) headdress badge (KK 1376) being worn circa 1905 from the group photograph in Figure 110.

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 221-222. 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 223-225. Compared with the genuine badge in Figure 221, 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 226-228 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 229-231 and this badge has north-south loops which interestingly lack feet. The sun’s rays are quite flat in relief on this copy.

Figure 223-225: 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 226-228: 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 229-231: A further copy of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1376) in brass with footed, north-south loops. 

Australasian Squadron Collar Badges


As noted previously, the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) of the King’s Colonials did not wear Australasian Squadron collar badges in the same style as the Squadron headdress badge (Figure 232). 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 232: Close-up image of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1376) being worn with a pair of Australian Squadron collar badges circa 1905 from the group photograph in Figure 209 (Peter Nemaric collection).

As can be seen in Figure 232, 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 233) and are detailed in a later section.

Figure 232: 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 137) is shown in Figure 234.

Figure 247c:  A ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badge on a King Edward’s Horse tunic (In the style of KK1375) in gilding metal (Peter Nemaric collection).

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 235 (left image) as individual fingers versus the copy in Figure 236 (right image) with clubbed and indistinguishable fingers.

Figure 235, 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 236, 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 Headdress & Collar Badges


The British African headdress and collar badges bear 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 and matching collar badges worn by ‘D’ Squadron (British African) are shown in the close-up image (Figure 238) taken from the group photograph of King’s Colonials (Figure 115).

Figure 238: Close-up image of the ‘D’ Squadron (British African) headdress badge (KK 1372) worn by several Other Ranks with the right hand one wearing matching collar badges.

The headdress badge shown in Figures 239-240 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 239-240: Front and rear images of a genuine ‘D’ Squadron (British African) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1372) in gilt with matching pair of collar badges in gilding metal. 

The pair of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) ostrich collar badges shown in Figures 239-240 are die-struck in gilding metal and were worn as a facing pair. They have copper loops which lack feet and are positioned east-west.

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.

British African Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


The ‘D’ Squadron Other Ranks' headdress badge shown in Figures 241-243 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 241-243: 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 Headdress & Collar Badges


The ‘E’ Squadron – (an entirely New Zealand Squadron) headdress and collar badges depict 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) headdress badge is shown being worn in Figure 244.

Figure 244: Close-up image of the ‘E’ (New Zealand) Squadron and later 3rd Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) headdress badge (KK 1377) and matching collar badges being worn from the group photograph shown in Figure 209. 

Figures 245-246 shows a genuine ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) Officer's headdress badge in gilt and matching pair of collar badges in gilding metal. The headdress badge is die struck and has 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 245-246: A genuine ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) and later 3rd Troop, ‘D’ Squadron (British African) Officer's gilt headdress badge (KK 1377) with a matching pair of collar badges. 

The 3rd Troop (New Zealand), ‘D’ Squadron collar badges were worn as a facing pair with the tips facing outwards. The pair of collar badges shown in Figures 245-246 are die-struck in gilding metal and have copper loops positioned east-west.

New Zealand Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy & Officer's Collar Badge


A copy of the ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) headdress badge is shown in Figure 247-248. This copy is a very good strike but has loops with broad feet when compared with the reverse image of an Officer's and an Other Ranks genuine badge (Figure 261).

Figures 247-248: 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.  

A striking fire-gilt ‘E’ Squadron collar badge is shown in Figures 250-251. This is an Officer’s collar badge with its rich gilt finish. The collar badge is die-cast badge with a flat back. This is the only example of an Officer's Squadron collar badge I have seen.

Figure 249: An example of a genuine ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) Officer's collar badge (In the style of KK 1377) in fire-gilt (David Stewart collection). 

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 '.

Serjeant Sydney Harris (shown in Figure 194) 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


The Australian Squadron headdress and collar badges depict 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 and pair of collar badges are shown being worn in Figure 250.

Figure 250: 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 251-252 show an example of a genuine Other Ranks’ headdress badge and matching pair of collar badges. 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 251-252: A genuine ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1375) in gilding metal with north-south loops and pair of collar badges in gilding metal. 

The collar badges are die-struck in yellow-brass and were worn as a facing pair. 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.

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.

Australian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


The copy in Figures 253-254 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 253-254: An example of a copy of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1375) in gilding metal with north-south loops. 

A comparison of the close-up of the head and jaw bones on the genuine badge shown in Figure 251 and the copy in Figure 253 shows them to be much broader on a genuine badge than on an example of a copy.  

Figure 255: 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. These collar badges were worn as a non-opposing pair as shown in Figure 256 in a close-up image of Corporal Shaw (shown originally in Figure 83). 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) and are shown in Figure 257. A stylised version is also depicted in an Edwardian-period Gaunt catalogue of badges as shown in Figure 258.

Figure 256: 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 257 is die-cast gilding metal with a flat back and north-south loops.

Figure 257: Front and rear images 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 258: 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 259-260).  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 259-260: 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. There was also in the Colin Churchill collection a single King’s Colonials’ Prince of Wales’s plumed, inter-twined ‘KC’ letter collar badge in bronze with a flat back. However, as noted for OSD Squadron collar badges there is no photographic evidence of these collar badges having been issued and worn.

Figure 262: 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 209.

These Officer’s gilt, collar badges are semi-die cast with a flat backs apart from an indent at the bottom of the Regimental motto scroll. This pair of collar badges have gilt loops but flat backed Officer's collar badges are noted with copper loops again positioned north-south.
 
Figures 263-264: 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 Other Ranks Collar Badges


The second pattern Regimental collar badges were also manufactured as die-struck badges in gilding metal as shown in Figures 265-266. This pair have north-south copper loops. These die-struck collar badges were worn by Other Ranks attached to the Regimental Headquarters from 1901-10.
 
Figures 265-266: 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 209), the Major is wearing a ’B’ Squadron (British American) headdress badge with second pattern Regimental collar badges in the close-up image in Figure 267.

Figure 267: 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 & Second Pattern Regimental Collar Badges


The group photograph (Figure 268) of senior NCOs and an Officer of the King's Colonials in 1902 shows both first and second pattern collar badges being worn.

Figure 268: 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 badge in bronze with north-south copper loops (Figures 269-270). 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 as has been noted for the Squadron OSD collar badges.

Figures 269-270: 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).

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


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. A photograph of Squadron Sergeant Major C. H. Crooke of 'A' Squadron (British Asian) shows the side profile of his 'elephant' arm badge being worn above his rank chevrons on his right arm (Figure 271).  He is wearing his Sergeant Major's crown above his arm badge.  

Figure 271: 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).

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 209) show arm badges being worn above the rank chevrons of their right sleeves (Figure 272). 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 272: Close up image of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Sergeant wearing 'B' Squadron (British American) headdress pattern badge above his rank chevrons as a Senior NCO arm badges taken from the group photograph in Figure 209 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 50. A close-up image (Figures 273) of this Squadron from a photograph at annual camp (Figure 44) shows that they were worn by the rank of Corporal and above.

Figures 273: Close up image of a ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) Corporal at annual camp in 1903 (from Figure 44) wearing a 'C' Squadron (Australasian) Headdress pattern badge as an NCO’s arm badge above his rank chevrons.


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


The wearing of arm badges by NCOs of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) may be evident in Figure 274.
 
Figure 274: 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 275-276 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 275-276: An NCO's arm badge of ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand) from the tunic of Sergeant MacIntosh with broken leaf stem (originally shown in Figure 97).

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 Belt Badges


The close-up image (Figure 277) 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 277: 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.

The Officer’s and senior NCOs pouch belt, pouch and fittings are detailed in Figure 278. The second pattern Regimental pouch belt badge was finished in gilt and was attached using three screw posts. The pouch belt badge was the same size as the headdress badge and the rear of an example is shown in Figure 279 showing the screw posts.

Figure 278: 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 279: The rear of the Officer's Full Dress brown brindle pouch belt badge worn 1901-1910 (Photo courtesy of Regimental Badges).

Officer's Pouch Badge & 'KC' Cypher Badge


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 attached using two screw posts as shown in Figures 280-281. This badge is the same size as an Officer's second pattern Regimental collar badge and is of the same manufacture with a flat back. Most pouch badges are attached through the leather using screw posts as is the later King Edward's Horse pouch badge shown in Figure 338.

Figure 282 show the front images 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 160). 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.
 
Figure 282: 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 283.  

Figure 283: 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 209) circa 1905-06 (Peter Nemaric collection).

The first type of shoulder titles worn were the letters ‘KC’ in gilding metal (Figures 284-285). 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 284-285: 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 286). 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 286: 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 287-288). 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 287-288: 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 289) and brass for Other Ranks (Figures 290-291) 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 289 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 290-291 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 289: King’s Colonials Officer's gilt tunic cuff button (Ripley and Darmanin Ref No 140) (Ian Baker collection).
 
Figures 290-291: 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 292. 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 292:  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 293. 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 293: 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 295 which is a brooched (north-south) version of a die-struck, second pattern Regimental collar badge (as per Figures 265-266).  The second the rear of which is shown in Figure 297 is a brooched 'A' Squadron (British Asian) collar badge.

Figure 295: Rear image of a 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 296) similarly fashioned from a flat-backed, die-cast, Officer’s second pattern Regimental collar badge (Figures 263-264). 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 296: The front and rear image of a King’s Colonial cravat pin fashioned from a flat-backed, die-cast, Officer’s second pattern Regimental collar badge. 


Figure 297: The rear image of a 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 298-299.  

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 298-299: 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 300: 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 301 with the badge in close-up in Figure 302.

Figure 301: 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, 379 circa 1914 (Peter Nemaric collection).

The first pattern headdress badge in Figure 302 is an Officer’s version of KK 1506 which is die-cast, voided bronze fitted with east-west blades.

Figure 302: 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 303: 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


The first pattern Other Ranks headdress badges (KK 1506) shown in Figures 304-305 and 306 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 159) as having been made by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company of London.

Figures 304-305: Front and rear images 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. 

Figure 306: 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 north-south loops circa 1910-16.

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 307 and in close-up in Figure 308 and was worn 1916-24.

Figure 307: Portrait photograph of Private J. R. Steer Bowker, 8 showing the second pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1507) © Imperial War Museum (HU 118517).

The badge shown in Figure 308 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 308: 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. 


Examination of the group photograph of King Edward’s Horse Officers shown in Figure 309 shows that both bronze and gilding metal headdress badges (KK 1507 likely) were worn.

Figure 309: A group of King Edward’s Horse Officers at camp near Salisbury Plain in 1914 wearing both bronze and gilding metal headdress badges (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.

Additional Second Pattern Headdress Badges


The badge shown in Figures 310-311 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 310-311: 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 Adsumus spelling circa 1916-24.  

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 Figure 312.

Figures 312: 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.  

KEH - 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 313-314.
 
Figures 313-314: 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.LONDON in a large font.  An example of a Gaunt marked copy of teh KEH badge is shown in Figure 315.  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). The white metal version is a copy.

Figure 315: 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 Gaunt marked slider.  

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 James DSO in Figure 316.

Figure 316: Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James 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 Edward's 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 317-318). This example bears the maker’s mark of ‘J & Co’ for Jennens & Co to the rear.

Figures 317-318: King Edward’s Horse round pattern Officer’s bronze headdress badge marked J&Co (KK 1509).  

First & Second Pattern Collar Badges being worn


First & Second Pattern Collar Badges being worn First & 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 319 and 320, respectively.

Figure 319: Portrait photograph of Lieutenant Colonel C. Harding KCMG, King Edward's Horse showing the non-voided collar badge ©Imperial War Museum (HU 120500).

Figure 320: Portrait photograph of Lieutenant 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 322-323 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 with Officers Service Dress (OSD) uniform.

Figure 322-323: 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 325-326 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 325-326: 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 327: 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 328 with the badges shown in Figures 329-330 or with slightly smaller matching collars as can be seen in Figure 331 and Figures 332-333 which follow.

Figure 328: Major Humphrey Swann 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 329-330: 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 331: Major Richard Ernest Noel Twopenny MC and bar circa 1916 and wearing round type Officers bronze headdress (KK 1509) and matching collar badges (Peter Nemaric collection).

Figures 332-333:  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 334 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 137. 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 334: 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 335).

Figure 335: Sergeant G. H. 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 & Horse Furniture Badges


The Officer of the King Edward’s Horse shown in Figure 337 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 337: 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 338.
 
Figure 338: 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 339. 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 339: A King Edward’s Horse fire gilt Officer’s pouch badge circa 1910-1924 (Peter Taylor collection). 

NCOs' Arm Badges & Shoulder Titles


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 340 is an image of the King Edward’s Horse tunic (originally shown in Figures 136-137) 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 304-306) 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 340:  Close-up photograph of the right shoulder of the Undress uniform tunic of a Sergeant of the King Edward’s Horse (from Figures 136-137) 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).

Officers and Other Ranks of the King Edward’s Horse wore a distinctive two-tier shoulder title in gilding metal 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 341) or directly on the Service Dress tunic (Figure 342).

Figure 341: A shoulder title of the King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal on shoulder chains of the Undress tunic (Figures 136-137) circa 1914 (Peter Nemaric collection). 

Figures 342: A King Edward's Horse shoulder title being worn on the Service Dress tunic of an un-named Private. The Private is wearing the 1903 Leather Equipment with the bandolier having nine pockets, five on the front and an additional four 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 343-344 show the front and rear of a pair of the King Edward's Horse shoulder titles in gilding metal with copper loops.

Figures 343-344: 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.

Figures 345: A pair of shoulder titles of the King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal with copper loops and brass backing plates circa 1910-1924.

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


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 as shown in Figures 346-347.

Figures 346-347: 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 346-347 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.

A simple version of a sweetheart badge is shown in Figure 348 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.

Figure 348: A King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks Full Dress tunic button in brass converted with a brooch fitting to a sweetheart badge. 


Sweetheart Badges & Ephemera


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 349. This particular example was sold with the British War medal of Serjeant John Clare Newland Eastick.

Figure 349: A King Edward’s Horse enamel sweetheart badge with brooch fitting attributed to Serjeant John Clare Newland Eastwick. 

Another sweetheart badge with this version a sterling silver miniature King Edward’s Horse headdress badge mounted on a sword as shown in Figure 350.

Figure 350: A sterling silver King Edward’s Horse enamel sweetheart badge fitted to a sword with brooch fitting made by Atkin Bros in Sheffield. 

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 351.

Figure 351: 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 352.  

Figure 352: 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 155.   

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 in bronze for Officers and in gilding metal for Other Ranks. Example of Officers' headdress badges are shown in Figures 353-354. These bronzed badge was worn with the Officers Service Dress uniform and were die struck or die cast. Note the different tones of the bronze finish.

Figures 353-354: Original Officer’s headdress badges of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in bronze with a crimped slider, east-west loops and east-west blades 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.  Examples of this badge are shown in Figures 355-356 noting the differences in tone.  

Figures 355-356: A pair of original Other Ranks headdress badges of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal with a crimped sliders circa 1915-1917. 

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 357 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 429: 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 358. 

Figure 358: Portrait photograph showing the 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. ©Imperial War Museum (HU 120500), see Nominal Roll for a short service history.
 
The 2nd King Edward's Horse collar badges were in bronze for Officers (Figures 359-360) and in gilding metal for Other Ranks (Figure 436-437). Voided and non-voided genuine examples are known for both.

Figures 359-360: 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 361-362: 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 363 is gilding metal and is die struck consistent with it being an Other Ranks collar badge.

Figure 363: An 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 364, on a shoulder chain in Figure 366, with a pair of shoulder titles being shown in Figure 365.  

Figure 364: An unknown Private 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 365: A pair of 2nd KEH shoulder titles (Westlake Ref No 205) with rounded loops circa 1915-17.  


Figure 366: A 2nd KEH shoulder title (Westlake Ref No 205) shown on a shoulder chain  

Officer's & 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 367.  

Figure 367: 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 368: 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 369).

Figure 369: 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 370) 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 370: A pair of 2nd King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks brass tunic buttons (Ripley and Darmanin Ref No 142). 

Figure 371: 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 373 and 374, respectively.   The brooched-collar badge example in Figure 4 is 373 as badge No 16 on plate XVII on page 36 of Pamela M. Caunt's 'Military Sweetheart Jewelry Part II" Arbras, London,  1988.  

Figure 373: A 2nd King Edward’s Horse enamel sweetheart badge with brooch fitting.

Figure 374: 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 held 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 376: 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 377: 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 378: The reunion lunch of the King Edward’s Horse held in 1919 (R. J. Smith collection).     

Museum Collections, Regimental Silver & 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 and they are tabulated 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 379: 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 380: 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 381: 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 382-383: 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 384: The King Edward's Horse memorial photographed in 2018 (Pierre Vanvervelden collection). 

Aust, NZ, BWI & South America - KC/KEH/2KEH


Aust, NZ, BWI & South America - KC/KEH/2KEH Aust, NZ, BWI & South America - KC/KEH/2KEH
Australian who served in the King's Colonials (KC) and/or King Edward's Horse (KEH) or 2nd King Edward's Horse (2KEH)

Unless indicated with 2KEH the individual served in KC/KEH.

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

ABBOTT, Bertie. 1517. Private. Born in New South Wales, Australia in 1895. Discharged to the Reserve 18/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Lived in Bauple, Queensland post-War.

ARCHIBALD, William Rae. 1064. Private. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Discharged 18/06/1919. Born in 1887 in Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the son of Barbara Rae and John Archibald. He married Nellie Elizabeth (Nell) Barrington in 1938 in Victoria. He took up a Soldier's Settlement of 370 acres of land at Pomonal, Victoria which was sold on in 1940. He died in 1958. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

BENNETT, Walter. Private. No records identified.

BERCOVITZ, Solomon. 1104. Private. Entered France 15/09/1915. Taken Prisoner of War at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Interred in Dulmen Camp, Westphalia, Germany. Repatriated 29/11/1918. Discharged 22/06/1919.

BLACK, J. G. Private. No records identified.

BOILEAU, Gilbert Elliot. 1075. Corporal. Entered France 14/09/1915. Severely injured his leg 13/11/1918 and discharged 25/06/1919 due to the injury. Prior service in the Boer War with the Border Horse as Corporal 1473 and awarded Queen's South Africa (QSA) medal with Transvaal clasp. Born in 26/12/1875 in Mt Moriac, near Geelong, Victoria the son of Edmund William Pollen Boileau and Bridget Mary Walsh. Brother John Peter Boileau born 29/03/1876 in Mitiamo, Victoria also served with the Border Horse as a Trooper 1474 (John Pollen Boileau on QSA medal roll with Pollen being a middle name of his father) and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with Transvaal clasp. The brothers obviously enlisted together given their service numbers are consecutive. Gilbert died in 1952 in Cheltenham, Victoria and his brother John died in 1951.

BOWKER, John (Jack) Ryther Steer. 8. Private. Entered France 27/07/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Born 29/07/1888 in Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia to Florence Mary Marks and Dr Robert Steer Bowker (surgeon). He was educated at Barker College, Sydney 1902-06 and then studied medicine like his father at Middlesex Hospital, England in 1909. He married (unofficially) Elsie Emily Boyten in 1915 in England whom he met when he was boarding with her grandmother's family when he was in England studying to become a doctor. They had a daughter Beryl S. Bowker Boyten born in 1919. After living in Middlesex he then moved to Sydney without his family. He died on the 29/06/1944 in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia. Biography courtesy of Robin Hyland. Full length portrait photograph of a postcard sent to Elsie in 1915 courtesy of Robin Hyland under Nominal Roll entry and another photograph of him on enlistment in 1914 is shown in Figure 307.

BROOKMAN, Charles J. 498. Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. Served pre-war KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Was with 'B' Squadron up until 1916 and then 'A' Squadron and then back to 'B' Squadron in 1918. Discharged 7/03/1919. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant. Born in Australia and lived in England post-war.

BUCKLAND, Godfrey John. 583. Private. Born in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia on the 30/01/1893 and enlisted on 26/08/1914 in England. He was killed in action by a German rifle grenade on 7/08/1915 after seeing action at Ploegsteert Wood in July 1915. Buried in the RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Portrait photograph shown in Nominal Roll (courtesy of Peter Nemaric). Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

BUCKNELL, William Wentworth. 537.  Private. Enlisted when at Cambridge University. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery Jan 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant. KIA 10/08/1917 'A' Battery 103rd Brigade from shellfire. Mentioned in Despatches. Born in Lewisham, Sydney, Australia in 1891. The son of Mr and Mrs William Wentworth Bucknell, Quambone Station, Coonamble, New South Wales. Portrait photograph of him pre-war under Nominal Roll entry. 

BULL, George. 1603. Private. Discharged 9/05/1919. Served in same Troop as Lieutenant Francis 529. Australian. Married in 1936. Friend of Private Reginald (Bill) Wilson 456 and corresponded in 1957 whilst living on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

BUTLER, Geoffrey Travers. Private. Entered France 8/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 48th Field Artillery Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Later Captain. Served in Volunteer Defence Corps WW2 as a Captain in 2nd Tasmanian Battalion. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 15/03/1890 the son of Charles William Butler and Beatrice (nee Travers). He married firstly Constance Lee and secondly Beatrice Gore Jones (nee Jones). He had one daughter Janet to his first marriage. When he returned to Tasmania he became a farmer at several places including Bagdad and Rowella. Claimed his 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal from an address in Sandy, Bay, Hobart, Tasmania. He died 6/03/1962. Extensive series of his letters in the Tasmanian Library Archives.

CAMERON, Donald Keith. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH 4/09/1914. Attached to Machine Gun Service 7-29/05/1915. Temporary Captain 26/07/1915. Entered France 15/01/1917. Transport Officer and Quarter Master 17/03/1917 - 17/11/1917.  Attached to the Honourable Artillery Company 9/04/1918. Transferred to the Cameron Highlanders (Special Reserve) 23/04/1918 then 1st Battalion 17/06/1918 as Acting Captain. Staff Captain 4/01/1919 - 12/01/1920 as General Staff Officer at Army Headquarters in Germany. Captain 11/05/1920. Mentioned in Despatches 28/05/1918 for service in Italy. Born 1/05/1888 in Chudleigh, Tasmania the son of Donald Norman Cameron and Anne Lillias Scott and returned in 1931. In 1934 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Nationalist member for Wilmot, holding his seat until his defeat in 1937. He died In Nunawading, Victoria on 6/06/1967.  Photograph on kingedwardshorse.net and as a Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

CHENERY, Harold. 1608. Private 2KEH. Died of a self-inflicted wound 3/11/1917 aged 24 at Moore Park Camp, Kilworth, County Cork, Ireland whilst attached to the 7th Officer Cadet Battalion. Correspondence from his Australian family to the Army regarding his place of burial indicate that his death by discharge of his rifle to his head was regarded as an accident. Harold was the son of Charles and Alice Chenery of the The Cedars, 24 Hillside Crescent, Launceston, Tasmania. He was born at Shoreham, Sussex and is buried in the KINGSTON-UPON THAMES CEMETERY, Surrey, UK with his body being repatriated for burial in Surrey by his relatives. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

CLAREY, John Charles Lee. 1788. Prior service in the British East Africa campaign potentially as a Private in the Northumberland Fusiliers 40115. Private 2KEH and transferred as a Private to the 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302868. Died of Wounds 1/04/1918 aged 24. Born in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia the son of John King Clarey and Emma Beatrice Clarey of Fernbrook, Western Australia. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Roclincourt, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Photograph of gravestone available online.

CHURCHHOUSE, Reginald R. 995. Second Lieutenant.

COOKE, Ewin Edgar. 1580 Private. On 12 April 1918 Ewing sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and elbow in the Defence of Vieille Chapelle. He was admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, France. Discharged from KEH 13/02/1919. Born on 22/01/1892 in Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia the son of Samuel Robert Cooke and Isabella King. Married Dorothy Francis Hunter 31/03/1925 and they had one daughter Lorna Jean Cooke. Ran a champion dairy cattle stud at Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales and died there on 4/01/1972.

CORLETTE, Hubert Christian. The Honourable. Second Lieutenant 1902. Commanded 3rd Troop (Australian) 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials as Lieutenant 1/02/1903. Major in command of the Reserve Squadron KEH 11/06/1914. Placed on half pay 5/06/1915 and transferred as Temporary Major Royal Field Artillery, East Anglia Brigade 14/11/1915. He served as a Staff Officer in the RFA until the end of the war. He was born on 26/06/1869 in Concord, New South Wales, Australia the son of Reverend James Christian Corlette and Frances Edith (nee Manning) Corlette and educated at Sydney Grammar School, Sydney University, London University and the Slade School. He married Florence Gwynnedd Davies Berrington on 7/10/1903 in Llanfair Kilgeddin, Monmouthshire and worked as an architect and was awarded an Order of the British Empire. They had three children during their marriage. He died on 23/04/1956 in Hendon, Middlesex, at the age of 86. Brother was Brigadier General James Montagu Christian Corlette AIF awarded CMG DSO. Photograph of Major H. C. Corlette see Figure 4 and portrait photograph as a Major in 1917 wearing his KEH headdress badge shown under Nominal Roll entry courtesy of the Norfolk Museums Collection.

CRESWICK, Harry F. Captain.

DAVIDSON, Douglas. 640. Private. 'B' Squadron. KIA 09/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle aged 34. Killed with Lieutenant Pinckney when trying to break through the German troops who had enveloped the bridge head at Vieille Chapelle. One of three sons of George D. and Emma Davidson, of "Geraldra", Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia. Name commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Portrait photograph shown in Nominal Roll entry. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

DAWSON, Oswald Charles. 1106. Corporal. Enlisted after arriving in England 22/05/1915. Entered France 2/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers attached Royal Flying Corps 3/11/1916. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross 8/02/1919 when acting as Observer supporting the Desert Mounted Corps 19-26/09/1918 attached to 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps. Brother of Private Robert Dyer Dawson 1526 who also served in the KEH. Born Bombala, New South Wales, Australia on 1/01/1887 the son of Robert Weston Dawson and Eleanor Mary Bowler. Married Kathleen Elsie Fedden in Fiji on 17/03/1920. He died on 1/05/1974.

DAWSON, Overend William James. 1668. Private. KIA 27/10/17. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Born 11/11/1881 in Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia the son of Robert Potter and Louisa Potter and grew up in Lancashire, England. Not related to the Dawson brothers, above and below. Photograph of gravestone shown under Nominal Roll entry.

DAWSON, Robert Dyer. 1526. Corporal. Discharged 22/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Brother of Corporal Oswald Charles Dawson 1106 who also served with KEH. Born in Bombala, New South Wales, Australia on 5/07/1884 and died in 5/03/1955 in Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia.

DEARLOVE, John G. 1017, Corporal.
DRYSDALE, Cluny L. 1206, Trooper.
DUNSTAN, J. L. Trooper.

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

FEARNLEY, William George. 1503. Private. Died of Wounds 26/08/1917 aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Fearnley of 31 St. James St., Leeds. Born in Norwich, Norfolk, England in 1892. Returned from Australia in 1915 to enlist. Buried in Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. Brother of Private Ernest Walter Fearnley, 1504 KIA 31/07/1917. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

FIELDING, Morris Glanville. 201, Corporal.
FITZHERBERT, John A. 326, Trooper.

FRANCIS, Ernest (Jim) William. 529. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 14/09/1915. Lieutenant KEH. Same Troop as Private George Bull. Born 6/02/1891 in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia. Ran a riding school at Cranbourne, Victoria. Two sons one of whom was killed in WW2. Served in the Citizen Military Forces in WW2. Died 21/09/1960 in Moorooduc, Victoria.

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. Born in Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia on 10/07/1894 the son of James Fleming Haddin and Sophie Mary King. Discharged 4/11/1919. Married Stella Hilditch Mayne on 28/02/1921 at Tamworth, New South Wales. Died in St. Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales in 1967. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Shown in photograph of Australians in the 4th Troop of the Reserve Squadron at the Curragh in 1915 (Figure 28).

HAGGER, Robert Lawrence. Trooper

HAM, Frank Livingstone. Second Lieutenant.  Commissioned 22/07/1915. Born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Vctoria, Australia on 25/05/1878 the son of The Honourable Cornelius Job Ham and Hattie White Latham. Attended Geelong Grammar School and death reported in 'The Corian' School magazine May 1916. Died suddenly in service 13/02/16 of acute laryngitis reported dead in his quarters by Lieutenant Alan W. Lade. Full military funeral. Buried in CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND. Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll.

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

JEFFREY, S. W. 1831. Private. 2KEH. 'Came from Australia' noted on British War Medal Roll.
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. Corporal. 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 11/08/1915 later Lieutenant. Brother of Sam Wade 711. Born 27/03/1890 in Ringarooma, Tasmania, Australia the son of the son of John Harvey Lade Snr. and Mrs Edith Maria Warde Wettenhall (nee Wilks) and died 12/07/1974 at Balnarring Beach, Victoria.

LADE, John Harvey (Sam). 711. Private. 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry 14/08/1916 attached to 1/5th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment. Brother of Allan Wade 710. Died of Wounds 5/10/1917. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

LAMB, Harold Benjamin. 22. Squadron Sergeant Major.
LAVERS, H. H. 6. Lance Corporal.

LEAKE, Edward (Ned) J. 1220. Serjeant 'A' Squadron. Born in Warnambool, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Leslie. Enlisted 11/08/1915 and awarded the Military Medal, French Croix de Guerre and the French Medaile Militaire as a Lance Serjeant. Posted to the Reserve 5/04/1919. Photograph of Serjeant Leake mounted 5/11/15 (Courtesy Great War Forum) shown under Nominal Roll entry.

LEAKE, Leslie 1221. Serjeant. Born in 1894, brother of Edward. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Posted to the Reserve 5/4/19.

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. Further details in an article by 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.  Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Born in Marong, Victoria, Australia on 23/10/1883 the son of Mrs. and the late J. McLay of Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia. Worked in Argentina and left there in Aug 1916 to enlist in England. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal. Remembered on the Honour Roll of the Marong Presbyterian Church and the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

MOFFAT, Leslie Palmer. Lieutenant.
MONTGOMERY, John M. L. 1049, Trooper.
MOORE, Albert W. 1091, Sergeant.
MURRAY, Eric M. 966, Trooper.

MURTON, Herbert Murray 1093. Private. 'C' Squadron KIA 16/01/16 aged 29 by shellfire. A sniper and entered France 16/06/1915. Son of Mr. W. A. Murton of "Kerribree" 661 Inkerman Road, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. Born in Rochester, Kent, England on 8/12/1886 and attended Hamilton College, Victoria. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, FRANCE.  Entitled to 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. 

NOTT, Edward Ross. Private. Entered France 11/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment before transferring to the 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Severely wounded at the Battle of Loos in Sep 1915 and invalided back to England. Returned to France Apr 1916. Served as Intelligence Office and commanded Battalion snipers. DoW 13/07/1916 received on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1/07/1916. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, the Somme, Picardie, France. Awarded Military Cross 25-26/09/1915 for gallantry at Hill 70. Mentioned in Despatches. Medals claimed by his father A. R. Nott, c/o David Jones Ltd, Finsbury Court, London, England. Born in Strathfield, Sydney, Australia on 15/11/1893 and his mother was Alice May (Ross) Jones. Portrait photograph and notice of his death in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' newspaper 18/07/1916 shown under Nominal Roll entry.

O'HALLORAN-GILES, Hugh (Hew). Private. Pre-war King's Colonials/KEH with University Troop whilst attending Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1909-12 studying law after attending Tonbridge School, England 1907-08. Enlisted 1914 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in Dec 1914. Entered France 19/08/1915. Served in Salonika with 'C' Battery, 114th Brigade, 26th Division 1916-19. Promoted to Major and awarded French Croix de Guerre and Mentioned in Despatches 11/06/1918. Born 27/10/1889 in Mitcham, Adelaide, South Australia. Served in WW2 as a Major, 57th Brigade Royal Field Artillery SX24509, Australian Military Forces. Died 7/04/1987 at the age of 97 as one of the last of the King's Colonials/KEH. Brother of Second Lieutenant Robert O'Halloran Giles KEH.

O'HALLORAN GILES, Robert. Private Hussars 34111. Second Lieutenant KEH promoted to Lieutenant Dec 1917. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 at defence of Vieille Chapelle with 4th Troop, 'A' Squadron and DOW 26/04/18 aged 21. Son of Thomas O'Halloran Giles and Jean O'Halloran Giles, of Adelaide, Australia. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, BELGIUM. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. Brother of Hew O'Halloran Giles, KEH.
Hew. Lieutenant. Portrait photograph on www.kingewardshorse.net

PAIN, Kenneth Wellesley. 225. Private KEH. Article in Sydney Morning Herald in 1916 states that in August 1914 he re-joined the King Edward's Horse indicating prior-service in pre-war 1914 possibly whilst attending Cambridge or Oxford University. From Australia. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery (RFA) 8/12/1914. Embarked for France 19/09/1915. Served in Salonika as Adjutant to 117th Brigade RFA from Feb 1916. Severely wounded 27/02/1916. Captain RFA on British War Medal and Victory Medal roll. Mentioned in Despatches. Born 18/01/1889 in Sydney New South Wales the son of the Bishop of Gippsland, Sale, Victoria, Australia and married Mabel Naish 19/08/1915 in Woking, England and died 01/02/1959 in Sydney. Lived in Concord, Sydney in 1924. His son Graeme Kenneth KIA with the Royal Australian Air Force in 1944. Named in 'Our Forgotten Volunteers: Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War One' by Bojan Pajic.

PEEL, A. R. (John). Private. Australian. No records identified.

PORTUS, Garnet Vere (Jerry). Private King's Colonials. Served 1909 from comments made about serving under the same Serjeant-Major as Watson Douglas Shennen in his obituary in 1937. Born 7/06/1883 in Morpeth, New South Wales and died 15/06/1954 in Adelaide, South Australia. An academic historian, author and theologian who studied at Sydney University and Oxford University 1909-1911 where no doubt he enlisted in the King's Colonials. A Rhodes scholar and played rugby for England.

PRIESTLEY, Charles. 1095. Private. Entered France 15/09/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Australian. Shown in photograph in Figure 22 of Hotchkiss Machine Gun team at Valhuon in 1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

RANDERS, Harold K. 1722. Private. 'B' and 'C' Squadron. Posted as missing at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 15/03/1919. Born in Denmark but grew up pre-war in Australia. Settled in Argentina after the war. Died 13/02/1943 after being attacked by a co-worker on a ranch. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

ROSS, Outram (Rossie). 703. Acting Corporal. 2nd Troop 'B' Squadron in 1915. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 27/05/1917 later Temporary Lieutenant Tank Corps. Born in the Cedars near Mackay, Queensland, Australia 27/05/1886 the son of Henry Ross. Was in America when war was declared and went to England to enlist. Married Sylvia May Burbidge in Brisbane 11/08/1919. Settled in New Zealand where he died in KatiKati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand in 1961.

SADLIER, John Raymond. 1102. Private. Entered France 18/11/1915. Commissioned 26/03/1918 as a Second Lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry. Born in Grange, South Australia in 1893 the son of Nicholas Clarke and Johanna Georgina (nee' Sturgess) Sadlier and he was raised in the McLaren Vale, Onkaparinga, South Australia. Educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia and employed as a Bank Clerk. He left for England to enlist in February 1915. He was later invalided to England suffering from trench fever and when it was determined he was not likely to recover sufficiently to return to the firing line, was posted to the Palace Barracks in Belfast, Ireland as an instructor. He died of a war related illness in England on 26/11/1918.  He was buried in Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire. Commemorated on the Adelaide National War Memorial, Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board and the Australian Virtual War Memorial (with portrait photograph). Note that his name is incorrectly recorded as Sadleir on many documents. Brothers DeVere and Charles both enlisted from the Argentine and served in the British Army and their sister Angela served in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve.

SAILL, Edward C. 935, Second Lieutenant.
SAYER, William Thomas. Trooper.

SIMPSON, Brian George Cannon. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant, 20th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, B.E.F., France. Enlisting in England, where he was studying sculpture, 4th August, 1914, joined KEH and later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, volunteering for Trench Mortar Section. Early education at Sydney Church of England Grammar School. Later at St. Paul's College, University of Sydney 1910-1912 Bachelor of Arts. He gave his life through an act of initial bravery, climbing a tree in full view of the German Lines to shoot a sniper and was hit coming down. Died of Peritonitis 29/07/1915 ensuing from wounds received on 22nd July aged 22. Son of the late George Hamilton Cassan Simpson and Lilian Thompson of Sydney New South Wales. Born 1 Nov 1892 in New South Wales, Australia and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium. Photograph in RHA uniform.

SIMPSON, George Barre Goldie. Private. King's Colonials 1906-09. Born in Woolahra, New South Wales in 1887. Served with 'A' Company 4th Battalion AIF as Lance Corporal 866. Embarked Australia 20/10/1914. KIA at Gallipoli 6/09/1915. Son of Archibald Henry and Alice Marion Simpson. Buried in Johnston's Jolly Cemetery.

SLY, Alec F. 873, Trooper.
SMITH, John. 1397, Trooper.
STEWART, W. M. Trooper.
STRETCH, Samuel. 1218, Trooper.

SULLIVAN, Kevin Irving. 1216. Acting Corporal. Enlisted 13/08/1915. Promoted to Acting Corporal 17/03/1916 and reverted to Lance Corporal on being charged with gambling in Corporals Room 19/03/1916 at Curragh with 4th Troop, Reserve Squadron. Served in France from 17/07/1916, promoted to Lance Corporal 17/04/1917 as a Machine Gunner. Served in Italy 20/12/1917 until 10/03/1918. Taken Prisoner of War 5/11/1918 having been and posted as Missing in Action 9/04/1918 and interred in a camp at Gardelegen, Germany. Treated for Exposure incurred whilst a Prisoner of War at Lille Hospital. Repatriated to Dover 19/11/1918. Discharged 22/06/1919. Born in Glebe, New South Wales in 1894 and was employed as a farmer at a a cattle station at Coonamba, New South Wales and family home was at Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Post war worked in Queensland and died in 1955 in Newtown, New South Wales. Details from Service papers and Red Cross Missing In Action and Wounded record, Australian War Memorial. Appears in photograph of 4th Troop Reserve Squadron, Curragh, 1915 as shown in Figure 28.

SYME, David Allan. Private. 'C' Squadron. Born in Kew, Victoria, Australia in 1893 the son of Mr and Mrs Francis Syme. Educated at Brighton Grammar School and Clare College, Cambridge. Went to England in 1913. Enlisted KEH and likely to have seen service with University Troop pre-War whilst at Cambridge. Commissioned in KEH and went to France and then transferred to Tank Corps where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and then promoted to Captain. Trained in England before returning to France and wounded in 1917. Served post war in the Berkshire Regiment then joined Royal Tank Regiment as a Major. KIA 8/08/1944 in Normandy as a Lieutenant Colonel and buried in BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Awarded Military Cross. Obituary in the 'Melbourne Age' newspaper 31/08/1944. Brother Sergeant Noel Herbert Syme born in January 1892 in Palmerston North, New Zealand and KIA 10/05/1917 with 1st Australian Divisional Supply Column. Noel is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery, Grevillers, France.

TEARE, John Stewart. 437. Private KEH. Entered France Dec 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the attached to 108th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Awarded the Military Cross in 1916. KIA 31/07/1917.  Born in Blawyn, Victoria, Australia in 1893 the son of John Corlett and Marion Melville Teare of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was working for Bennie, Teare and Co. and he enlisted in England in 1914, when he was at Birmingham University studying electrical engineering. His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Belgium and the Australian War Memorial. His elder brother, Athol M. Teare, served in the Australian Imperial Force, New South Wales Division and gained an Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was wounded in this action and hospitalised in England before returning to the front. He returned to Australia after the war. His younger brother Philip Teare joined the Australian Imperial Force becoming a Captain in the artillery. Photograph of John Teare in the uniform of the RFA available.

THOMAS, David Lewis. 1280. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 253rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers Sep 1916. KIA 30/03/1918. Born in 1881 the son of William and Ann Thomas of Happy Valley, Victoria, Australia and was educated at the Dana Street School, Buley's Grenville College and then the Ballarat School of Mines. He went to South Africa in 1906 and managed a gold mine in Rhodesia where he enlisted as a Private in the KEH. Buried in the ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, France. Biography and civilian portrait photograph can be found at https://bih.federation.edu.au/index.php/David_L._Thomas. His brother William Thomas noted as in service in West Africa.

TOOGOOD, Percy William. 653. Private. KIA 25/08/1915 aged 27. Percy was born at Rosehill, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales on 15th June, 1888 to parents Laurence William and Eliza Toogood (nee Jones). From newspaper reports Percy was practising dental surgery in the town of Condobolin, in the central west region of New South Wales, between 1911 & 1912. From newspaper reports Percy went to New Zealand then on to England & had arrived in England a fortnight before war broke out. In early January, 1915, Percy wrote to Mr Stenmark, for whom he had worked for in his dental practice at Parramatta, advising that he joined the KEH in London & expected to be on active service soon. Percy enlisted at Watford with the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line. Percy died on 25/08/1915 at Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. Information from UK Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects records that Percy committed suicide, however, Australian newspaper reports state that he died from wounds received in action. The death of Percy was registered in the September quarter, 1915 in the district of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. Private Percy William Toogood was buried in St. Andrew’s Churchyard, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England. He has a private headstone – marble cross & curb but his death is still acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Percy is remembered on the Pitt Row Public School Roll of Honour which is located in what is now Parramatta at the West Public School, Parramatta, NSW. He is also remembered on the Parramatta and District Great War Roll of Honour located at Parramatta Town Hall, Church Street, Parramatta, NSW and on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. Photograph shown in Nominal Roll entry.

TWOPENY, Richard Ernest Noel. Major. 'C' Squadron. Awarded Military Cross (London Gazette 11/05/1917) and bar (Reported in the 'Observer' newspaper 18/08/1917) as a Lieutenant. Major Twopeny was born on 25/11/1893 in Hammond, South Australia and schooled at St Peter's College, Adelaide. He was commissioned into the KEH on 25/05/1915 as a Second Lieutenant and returned to Australia on 13/04/1920 .He married Edna Nancie Deeley in 1927 in Sydney, New South Wales. He died on 8/04/1946 in Adelaide having worked as a journalist in Melbourne. Served in the Citizen Military Forces in WW2. Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, Quorn Remembrance of Those Who Served in the Great War Honour Board. His brother Private Thomas Nowell Twopeny was born in 1891 in South Australia and Died of Wounds on 23/10/1917 with the 13th Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF in France. He was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Major Twopeny's portrait photograph courtesy of Peter Nemaric is also shown as Figure 331.

WADDY, Richard Granville. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps, Captain Special Reserve. Entered France 25/05/1915. Born in 1885, attended St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1905-09. Rhodes Scholar. Worked as an ophthalmologist in Egypt pre-war. Lived in Sydney after the war and died in 1974.

WILSON, Reginald. 456. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Born 22/07/1889 at West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia and married Victoria Olga Williams on 20/04/1922 in Sydney. They had three children during their marriage. Reginald died 17/02/1971 in Balmain, Sydney. Two photographs on kingedwardshorse.net

New Zealanders who served in the King's Colonials and/or King Edward's Horse or 2nd King Edward's Horse

Unless indicated with 2KEH the individual served in KC/KEH.

ABRAHAM, Lionel Martyn.  Serjeant KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery on 4/12/1914 (London Gazette). Entered France 24/08/1915. Wounded once. Born in July 1893 in Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand the son of Lionel Augustus Abraham and Constance Palgrave Martyn OBE and attended Wanganui College 1907-12. He saw service in the King Edward's Horse joining the University Squadron in 1912 when at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  Was living in Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1914 and returned post war. 1914/15 Star trio medal entitlements confirmed on MIC. Served as a Second Lieutenant with the 12th Company, National Reserve in New Zealand in 1940. Died in New Zealand 31/12/1986. Portrait photograph of Second Lieutenant Abraham in the Royal Field Artillery courtesy of the Imperial War Museum. Commemorated on the 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 on the 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 Paikawa. 111. Serjeant KEH. 2nd Troop, 'A' Squadron at Hutton Bridge, Hertfordshire noted in the 'Auckland Star' newspaper 9/03/1915. Saw service in the Boer War with the NZ Mounted Rifles (Rough Riders) as Serjeant 1383 and embarked with the 4th Contingent on the SS 'Gymeric' 31 March 1900 and also served as Captain with the 9th Contingent leaving on the SS 'Devon' 19 March 1902. Gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant in March 1915, and posted to Motor Machine Gun Service (of the Royal Artillery) at Bisley. Promoted Captain June 1915, entered France 8/07/1915, Major March 1916 and Lieut-Colonel November 1918 to command the 1st Motor Brigade Machine Gun Corps. Wounded at Loos September, 1915. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 26 July 1918 and Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Three Times. Born in 1876 in Tokomaru Bay the son of Alexander Creighton Arthur & Mere Inoi nee' Ward of Tokomaru Bay & Gisborne hence of Maori descent. He married Pheroze Sorabji in 1902 in London. He died in Devon, England on the 11/03/1922. Entitled to Queen's South Africa and King's South African medals and 1914/15 Star WW1 trio. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph with family records and photographs added and the South African War Memorial, Gisbourne, New Zealand. Photograph shown under Nominal Roll entry.

BAKER, Richard Henry. Private KEH. May have transferred to Royal Field Artillery then served as a Gunner 79439, 43rd Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2/10/1918-5/12/1918 sailed on HMNZT 111 'Matatua'. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

BALE, F. J. Private. From New Zealand, worked in Peru, South America and returned to England to enlist. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

BANKS, Donald William. 2134. Private. Born at Kimbolton, Wellington, New Zealand 24/11/1898 the son of William Banks. Enlisted 2/04/1918, served in Ireland and discharged 3/02/1919. Joined Royal Army Ordnance Corps 24/04/1919 as a Private 5/9361 and served in Russia 12/05/1919 and discharged 12/02/1920. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

BARRY, A. V. 335. Serjeant KEH. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Royal Army Service Corps M/41355 (Auckland Online Cenotaph). Entered France 22/04/1915. Likely to be Serjeant Barry who was severely wounded whilst patrolling at Anneux near Cambrai on 20/11/1917 when Major Tutt was also severely wounded. Wounded at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918.

BAXTER, Gordon Eyre. 929. Private. Enlisted 5/02/1915 and entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment 26/06/1917. Prior service Royal East Kent Yeomanry 1908-11. Born Hinton, Ashton Steeple, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. Son of Stanley Eyre Bagter and Emma Louisa Baxter, of Waranga, Omapere, Hokianga, New Zealand. Educated at South Eastern Agricultural College Wye, Ashford, Kent, England. KIA 8/10/1918 near Arras aged 28 and buried in St. Nicholas British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Two brothers also KIA. Bernard Eyre Baxter born 2 July 1893 - died 29 April 1915 served as Private 10/275 West Coast 'A' Company, Wellington Infantry Battalion, Emigrated to New Zealand 1909 with family. Cadet at Weraroa Agricultural Farm. Fought at Turkish attack on Suez Canal Feb 1915 before serving at Gallipoli where he was killed. Commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial. Cedric Eyre Baxter 22/08/1895 - died 29/04/1915 (same day as his brother Bernard) unable to find further details. Gordon and Bernard are commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

BELL, Cheviot Wellington Dillon. 2104 Private. Served pre-WW1 KEH. Promoted to Corporal in 1913. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 15/08/1914 in KEH. Transferred to 10th Royal Hussars and then Royal Flying Corps and crashed aircraft nine times and promoted to Captain. Became a Squadron Leader in WW2 with RNZAF 1944 OTC Blenheim. Born 18/08/1892 the son of the Hon. Sir Francis Bell, G.C.M.G. (NZ Prime Minister 1925), and Lady Bell. Married Dorothy Mary Newton 21/04/1920 and died in Masterton, NZ in 26/09/1960. Brother of William Bell who also served with KEH and KIA.

BELL, William (Hal) Henry Dillon. Serjeant commissioned as a Lieutenant pre-war KEH. Served as a Staff Officer (Captain) 1/10 with the New Zealand (NZ) expedition to Samoa in 1914. Rejoined KEH, entered France 21/04/1915 promoted to Captain and KIA 31/07/17 aged 33 shot by a German sniper at Ferdinand Farm whilst in temporary command of 'C' Squadron during the great attack on Passchendael Ridge. Mentioned in Despatches. Born 1/03/1884 in Wellington, NZ, the son of Hon. Sir Francis Bell, G.C.M.G. (NZ Prime Minister 1925), and Lady Bell. Brother of Cheviot Bell who also served with KEH. Hal went to school at Wellington College. On completion of his schooling he went to England and studied at Cambridge University. From Cambridge he read for the bar at the Inner Temple and was admitted as a barrister in 1908. While in England he got married, to Gladys on 8 March 1907. He also held a temporary commission in the KEH. Bell and his wife returned to New Zealand in late March 1908. He became a member of NZ Parliament for Wellington and the first Member of Parliament to go on active service in WWI rejoining the KEH in December 1914 as a Lieutenant. Name commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, BELGIUM. Photograph of him mounted on his charger from Miss Enid Bell shown in Nominal Roll entry. Commemorated on a plaque at Trinity College Cambridge, the Auckland Online Cenotaph and is included among the names on the memorial bronze tablet to lawyers and law clerks in the Wellington Library of the New Zealand Law Society. Photograph of him as Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

BLACK, Ralph (Ralf) Wemyss. 1070. Private KEH. Born in New Zealand in 1874 the son of James Black and Mary Harcourt and died 1/10/1962 in Auckland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Brother Trooper Colin Black, Auckland Mounted Rifles, 22nd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died of Wounds 17/11/1917 in Palestine. Colin was the fifth son of Mr. James Black, "Telpal," Prospect Terrace, Mt. Eden. He was an old Grammar School boy, and for many years has been on the clerical staff in the firm of Buckland and Co. Colin Black is buried in Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, Israel. Brother Hugh Black served with Australian Light Horse in Palestine. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

BRENNAN, John. 1069. Serjeant KEH. 3rd Section, 1st Troop 'C' Squadron. Wounded Passchendaele Jul 1917. Transferred to Tank Corps 305381. From New Zealand.

BRIDGEMAN, Robert J. J. 1335. Private. Discharged 13/04/1919. From New Zealand. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph

BRISTED, Geoffrey Thornborrow. 329. Lance Corporal. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted KEH 22/08/1913 with University Troop whilst at Cambridge University, promoted to Lance Corporal 20/08/1914 and Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 13/11/1914 10th Regiment Cavalry Reserve which was affiliated with the 4th and 8th Hussars. Transferred to Royal Engineers (RE) on 8/08/1915 and went to Aldershot to attend a 3-week course, probably in field engineering. Upon completion of the course he was posted to the 3rd Field Squadron, RE, a mounted unit of the R.E. assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Division. He entered France 25/11/1915. Mentioned in Despatches 4/01/1917. Promoted to Captain 18/05/1918 and discharged 21/10/1919. Served in Iraq 1920-22. Awarded General Service Medal with IRAQ clasp. Born 16/01/1891 in Wellington, New Zealand the son of Richard Bower and Constance Bristed. Geoffrey was living with his mother and his siblings in Buxton, Derbyshire in 1901 and studied at Clifton College, Bristol 1906-08 where he served with the Engineering Cadet Corps as a Cadet Sapper then worked in South America before entering King's College Cambridge 1913. His father also served in WW1 as Major R.B. Bristed, RE. His occupation post war was as a banker in London and he died on 7/11/1969. Geoffrey is commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. See a full biography of Captain GEOFFREY THORNBORROW BRISTED, Royal Engineers, (formerly Trooper, King Edward's Horse) by Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis http://www.reubique.com/GTBristed.htm with an image of his medals held in that authors collection.

BROMFIELD, Sydney Lewis (Sid). 62. Private in pre-war KEH.  Serjeant entered France 22/04/1915 and 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 in the Middlesex Regiment Home Guard in WW2. He was 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. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

CHENNELLS, Cyril Alfred. Private KEH. Transferred to the British section of the NZEF. 8/01/1916-8/02/1916 to Suez, Egypt on HMNZT 37 'Maunganui' as a Private 11/2057, Reinforcements, Wellington Mounted Rifles, 'B' Squadron, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Born in 1892 in Masterton, New Zealand with stated occupation of shepherd and next-of-kin on embarkation roll his uncle William Boyce Chennells a Land Agent in Masterton. Cyril died in 1965. Name recorded on Wanganui Collegiate and Auckland Online Cenotaph.

CHING, William Thorne Wilmot. Sergeant KEH. Private KEH. Born in Remeura, New Zealand in 1888 and attended King’s College, Auckland and embarked on a promising architectural career in the offices of A.B. Wilson before setting sail for the UK, where he is first recorded as an Architects Association (AA) member in 1909. From 1911-13 he attended the AA’s Evening School, followed by a final year at the Day School in 1913/14. On the outbreak of war, Ching volunteered for the King Edward’s Horse, received a Lieutenant’s commission in the 351st Brigade, 5th Division Royal Field Artillery and was sent to the front in March 1915. He saw action at the infamous battle of ‘Hill 60’, near Ypres, where he gained the Military Cross for heroism, rescuing two injured colleagues trapped with burning ammunition in a gun pit under severe enemy shelling. He himself was the victim of a poison gas attack and, remarkably enough, was seriously injured three times within the space of two years. After recuperation, Ching returned to the AA and in 1919 he was appointed ‘House Master’, his duties including overseeing the administrative and logistical arrangements for the AA studios and atelier within the newly acquired Bedford Square premises. Ching’s stint as House Master stretched only for four years and in 1923 he resigned in order to set up a firm of heating engineers with F. Broadhurst Craig. He married later that year but in the summer of 1924 went into hospital for an operation to mitigate the side-effects of the war-time poison gassing, only to die on the 21st July, 1924 after a second, unsuccessful operation.  See Nominal Roll entry for a photograph of William Ching under his name and also in a group of four Aucklanders in the KEH under John Hellaby. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.  

COOPER, Henry Mark Hugh. Lieutenant. 'B' Squadron. Embarkation date 21/05/1915. Died of Wounds 29/07/1915 age 29 and buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London, United Kingdom. Son of Emma Elizabeth Freeman (formerly Cooper), of Reefton, Westland, South Island, New Zealand, and the late Rev. H. S. Cooper, of St. George's, Canterbury, England. Date of birth: 10th March 1886. He was born at Lancing College on the 10th of March 1886, the eldest son of the Reverend Henry Samuel Cooper, house master of Seconds House at Lancing, and Emma Elizabeth (nee Green later Foreman) later of 26 St George's Place, Canterbury. He was christened at Lancing on the 11/04/1886. He was educated at the Junior King's School from September 1898 and at the King's School Canterbury from September 1899 to June 1901. He worked in the Canadian Pacific Railway offices before joining the Cranbrook Branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce as a junior on the 6th of February 1905. In 1907 he transferred to Vancouver in Canada where he worked as a clerk but he left their employ on the 31st of December 1909 and returned to the UK on board the SS "Campania", landing at Liverpool on the 4th of May 1910. On his return he worked as a clerk for the stockbrokers W. H. Trott. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the KEH on the 5/041913 and was promoted to Lieutenant on the 28/11/1914. He embarked for France at Southampton with his Squadron on board the Transport “Palm Branch" on the 21/04/1915 and arrived at Le Havre at 2.30am the following morning. Disembarkation was complete by 8.15am and the troopers made their way up the hill to No. 6 Base Camp. On the 23rd of April they entrained for Steenwerek in Belgium; they then marched to Nieppe where their Division was headquartered. On the evening of the 29/04/1915 the Squadron was ordered to employ all available men for the construction of a strong point behind the front line at Wulverghem about 200 yards northwest of La Plus Douvre Farm. They paraded at 6.30pm and marched up to within half a mile of the position where their horses were picketed. As soon as it was dark they moved up and began work that night. Henry Cooper was in command of fifty men who were detailed to construct a redoubt. They were engaged in this construction for about nearly four weeks during which time they suffered six casualties. Henry Cooper was wounded on the 13/05/1915, becoming the first officer casualty of the Squadron, and was evacuated back to England where he died two months later at the 1st London General Hospital in Camberwell. He is commemorated on the war memorial at the King's School Wimbledon, the memorial at the Royal Military College Sandhurst and  on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

COX, Alfred Graeme. 64. 2KEH. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Commissioned Royal Army Service Corps 5/03/1917. From New Zealand.

DARREL, Richard (Dick) Frederick William. 1051. Serjeant. Entered France 20/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Tank Corps 3/02/1918. Died 26/02/1919.  Son of William Darrel, of New Zealand; husband of Annie Darrel, of Bangkok, Siam. Medals claimed by widow living in Siam. Buried in Manor Green Cemetery, England. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

DENNISTON, John Geoffrey. 221. Lieutenant. 3rd Troop, 'C' Squadron. Served in re-War KEH with University Squadron. Mobilised 4/08/1914, promoted to Corporal 11/10/1914, Serjeant 5/01/1915, entered France 22/04/1915 and commissioned 9/09/1915 as a Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant 1/7/1917. Served in Italy after France and Ireland. Discharged 3/12/1918. Born in 1890 to His Honour John Edward Denniston, Supreme Court in Canterbury, New Zealand. Studied at Christ's College Cambridge University. Returned to teach in Australia and New Zealand in Christchurch. Died in 1965. Noted in 'Southland Times' newspaper article 17/09/1915 as having been offered a commission and had served pre-War with the Regiment.

DONALD, Walter Alan. Sergeant KEH. Student at University College, Oxford University. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 2nd Reserve of Cavalry, transferred to the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. Entered France 17/10/1915. Noted in the 'Otago Witness' newspaper 21/04/1915. From Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

DRUBE, Frederick Peter. 524. Lance Corporal. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

EARLE, Lionel. 700. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

EARLE, Robert (Bob) Charles. 1319. Private. Born 14/12/1871 in Wanganui, New Zealand the son of the late Dr Robert Charles and Mrs. Eliza Ellen (Mason) Earle and died 17/05/1964. 'Wanganui Herald' newspaper 21/076/1918 reported he was wounded and presumed to have been killed in action at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. He was taken prisoner having been shot in the stomach and right elbow. He had served in Ireland in 1916 then France and Italy. Discharged 5/03/1919 after receiving medical treatment in Cologne. Commemorated on the WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR 1914 - 1918, attended 1882-84. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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 KEH. Freemason in King's Colonials Masonic Lodge. He was attached to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as Assistant Paymaster to the New Zealand Forces and died of pneumonia on the 17/11/1918 aged 34.  Son of George and Louisa Ely (nee Valentine); husband of Lillian Ely (nee Hunt). Buried in KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS) CEMETERY, UK. Photograph from 1904 camp shown in Nominal Roll entry.

FEARNLEY, Ernest Walter. 1504. Private. Killed in Action. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

FEARNLEY, William George. 1503, Trooper. Killed in Action. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

GRACIE, T. S. Private. Transferred to East Lancashire Regiment. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

GRAY, Roland. Sergeant. From Wellington, New Zealand. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery later Captain. Engineering student in South Kensington, London. Noted as serving in the KEH in the Taranaki Herald 1/10/1914. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HANDFORD, J. R. Second Lieutenant, 3rd Troop 'C' Squadron KEH in Aug 1914. Entered France 13/04/1915. Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment later Captain. Studied at Queen's College, Cambridge University noted in 'The Dial' No. 22, 1915. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HANNAY, James. 578. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps 27/03/1917. Wounded. Awarded Military Cross 18/03/1918. Prisoner of War 16/04/1918 and repatriated Dec 1918. From New Zealand and commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HARRISON, Charles Fancourt. Sergeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH 2/07/1915 on Probation. Commissioned as a Lieutenant 10/06/1916 and by 1918 Captain and Adjutant 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Awarded Military Cross. Captain Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry then Major in WW2. Son of Charles Fletcher Harrison and grandson of Archedeacon Fancourt, Wellington, New Zealand. Born in Wanganui, New Zealand and studied at Cambridge University and likely to have served with the University Troop of KEH pre-war. Married Gertrude Alice Pryor on 5/12/1918. Died in 1964 in Cheshire, England. Commemorated on the Wanganui Collegiate School Roll of Honour and Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HAYTER, Frank Goodenough. 607. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant 5/07/1916 then Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment . Entered France 22/04/1915. Article in the 'Temuka Leader' newspaper 17/05/1917 states that he was wounded fighting in the Balkans campaign in December 1916 and is in a London hospital and has had an operation to remove a bullet. Born in Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand on 4/04/1887. Son of Francis & Eugenie Elizabeth (nee HUDDLESTON) HAYTER, of Rollesby Station, Burkes Pass, Fairlie. Brother Cyril HAYTER born 4/02/1891 - KIA 28/08/1915 as a Lieutenant 7/63 in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, Mentioned in Despatches and is buried in the Hill 60 Cemetery at Gallipoli. Brother Chilton Goodenough HAYTER born 1/02/1889 - died 14/12/1967 also served in WWI as a Major 7/1167, awarded Military Cross and Mentioned in Despatches also in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Late father was Captain HAYTER, naval officer. 17/10/1918 he married Muriel MORTIMER-SCOTT, at St Mary Abbot's Church, Kensington, London, England. At this time he was Lieutenant. On active service from beginning of the war & considerable service practically throughout the war. His only child, Joyce, was born in 1919 in England. April 1920 returning to New Zealand. Discharged January 1920. Died in Devon, UK 12/12/1941. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HELLABY, Frederick Allen. Private KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 1914 From Officers Training Battalion. Entered France 18/12/1914. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/1916. Lieutenant 3RD (AUCKLAND) REGIMENT (COUNTESS OF RANFURLY'S OWN) NZEF 1917. Also noted a Captain later Major Frederick Allan Hellaby awarded Military Cross with the Auckland Machine Gun Corps. From Auckland, New Zealand one of four brothers.

HELLABY, John. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Horse Artillery, 2nd Indian Cavalry Division 27/02/1915 later Lieutenant. Mentioned in Despatches. Noted in 'The Wellingtonian' 1919, Wellington College, New Zealand. See photograph under Nominal Roll entry.

HELLABY, Richard Sydney. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 129th Battery, Royal Field Artillery 27/02/1915. Entered France 14/11/1915. Promoted to Temporary Captain 15/04/1916 later Captain. Mentioned in Despatches 23/12/1918. Born in 1887. Son of Richard Hellaby (1849-1902) and Amy Maria (nee Briscoe) (1864-1955). Richard was the founder with his brother William, of R & W Hellaby’s, the great New Zealand meat processors. When war broke out in 1914 all the young Hellaby men joined the army. Amy Hellaby sold Bramcote and took her two younger unmarried daughters to London for three years, buying a house in Bayswater to provide a home for the men when they were on leave. Educated at Wellington College. Civilian occupation as an artist. Living in Auckland in 1951 and died in 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa. Noted in a 'Hail to the Hellabys' article in the 'Fielding Star' newspaper in Auckland 7/09/1915 as one of four brothers all serving as Commissioned Officers. Lieutenant J. Arthur B. Hellaby serving with the Royal Engineers. Richard first took up art seriously when he joined the Lambeth School of Art, London. Later he studied at the Julian Academy and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. After serving in the war he exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1923-24 he visited New Zealand and the South Sea Islands, exhibiting and studying, and on his return to England he held a one-man exhibition of the work he had done on his tour. He has exhibited extensively in England and France. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph. See photograph under Nominal Roll entry.

HELLABY, Frederick Allen. Private KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 1914 from Officers Training Battalion. Entered France 18/12/1914. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/1916. Lieutenant 3RD (AUCKLAND) REGIMENT (COUNTESS OF RANFURLY'S OWN) NZEF 1917. Also noted a Captain later Major Frederick Allan Hellaby awarded Military Cross with the Auckland Machine Gun Corps. From Auckland, New Zealand one of four brothers. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HELLABY, Richard Sydney. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 129th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 14/11/1915. Promoted to Captain. Mentioned in Despatches 23/12/1918. Born in 1887. Son of Richard Hellaby (1849-1902) and Amy Maria (nee Briscoe) (1864-1955). Richard was the founder with his brother William, of R & W Hellaby’s, the great New Zealand meat processors. Educated at Wellington College. Civilian occupation as an artist. Living in Auckland in 1951 and died in 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa. Noted in a 'Hail to the Hellabys' article in the 'Fielding Star' newspaper in Auckland 7/09/1915 as one of four brothers all serving as Commissioned Officers. Lieutenant J. Arthur B. Hellaby serving with the Royal Engineers. Richard first took up art seriously when he joined the Lambeth School of Art, London. Later he studied at the Julian Academy and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. After serving in the war he exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1923-24 he visited New Zealand and the South Sea Islands, exhibiting and studying, and on his return to England he held a one-man exhibition of the work he had done on his tour. He has exhibited extensively in England and France. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HELLABY, John. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HERAPATH, Basil Arthur Conrad. 371. Serjeant. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH 24/09/1917, promoted to Lieutenant. Born 6/11/1886 in New Zealand. Second Lieutenant in photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Died in Sep 1937 in Wellington, New Zealand. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HERAPATH, Cyril Alexander. 94. Private. Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1891. Served in KEH 1/11/1910 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 1/03/1913 in Colchester, promoted to Corporal 31/01/1914, Sergeant 30/11/1914 and discharged 31/11/1915. Studied at Queen's College, Cambridge University (The Dial No. 22, 1915) likely to have been in University Troop. Died in Oxford in 1952. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath.

HERAPATH, H. L. Private. KEH. 'D' Squadron. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath. Immigration records show a H. C. C. Herapath aged 24 arrived in England in 1912 from New Zealand and likely to be same person.

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. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. 

HINDLESMITH, Arthur. 563. Private. Enlisted KEH 12/08/1914 and promoted to Serjeant 1/04/1916. Entered France 22/04/1915. Posted to No. 7 Officers Cadet Battalion 9/03/1917 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 29/05/1917 in the 3rd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Transferred as a Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment 28046, New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 6/05/1918. Born to Edmund and Florence Hindlesmith on 27/07/1889 in Dunedin, New Zealand where he spent 14 years prior to emigrating to London. Married Doris Beard in Hornsey, North London on 6 June 1918 and left for the front the next day. Wounded 29/09/1918 with gun shot wound to head and Died of Wounds on 1/10/1918. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph with detailed records of service available.

HINDLESMITH, H. B. 332. Sergeant.

HOBBS, Charles R. Private KEH. Driver then Gunner Royal Field Artillery 47237 and entered France 19/09/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 84th Brigade RFA in 1915 later Captain. Born in Hastings the son of Reverend J. Hobbs and lived in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Died in 1966 in Bristol, UK. Student at Cambridge University. Noted as having served with KEH prior to RFA in wedding notice as best man at the wedding of Second Lieutenant Kenneth W. Pain 1915 also ex-KEH and RFA. Portrait photograph in RFA (IWM HU 115689) available. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

IZARD, Theodore Arthur (Pongo). Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 6/12/1914 in the KEH and promoted to Lieutenant in 1915 later Captain before transferring at that rank to the Machine Gun Corps. Entered France 21/04/1915 as a Second Lieutenant. Born 20/10/1882 in the Bay of Islands, New Zealander. Prior service as a Lieutenant in 'B' Squadron the Amuri Mounted Rifles (North Canterbury Mounted Rifles) 1909-11. Named in KEH photograph taken at Longford in 1915 as a Lieutenant from the Old Comrades Association Bulletin. Became an Assistant District Officer in Nigeria, West Africa. British War Medal sold at auction in the UK in 2010. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

JACOB, Arthur Cecil. Private. From Fielding, New Zealand. Student at Cambridge University and likely to have been in University Troop. Entered France 29/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 65th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born in 1890 the son of William Frederick and Henrietta Marie Jacob of Te Marama, Kiwitea, Fielding, educated at Whanganui Collegiate College. Address for receipt of 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal provided as 14 O'Connell Street, Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

JEFFERY, Sidney William. 1831. Private. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

JOHNSTON, Guy Featherston. 2KEH Farrier Serjeant may have served KEH prior. Served in the Boer War as a Lieutenant 1363 with 8th Company, 4th New Zealand Contingent Left Wing 19/06/1901 after four years in 'D' Battery, New Zealand Artillery. Sailed on the 'Gymeric' 31/03/1900. Captain in the New Zealand Militia in 1902. After serving in France with 2KEH returned to New Zealand as a Lieutenant 12701 in the 13th Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery, New Zealand Expeditionary Force from 15/12/1915 with an embarkation Date 27 May 1916 on HMNZT 54 'Willochra'. From Wellington, New Zealand in Boer War and Auckland in WW1. Born 2/9/1872 the son of Hon. C. J. Johnston, MP, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand and died 2/01/1941.Brother of Brigadier-General Francis Earl Johnston, CB KIA 7/08/1917. Born in Wellington, he was educated in England. Joining the British Army, he served with the Prince of Wales’s North Staffordshire Regiment in the Sudan and later in the Second Boer War in South Africa. In New Zealand on secondment to the New Zealand Military Forces when the First World War began, he was posted to the NZEF as commander of the New Zealand Infantry Brigade. He led the brigade through most of the Gallipoli Campaign. Later, on the Western Front, he commanded the 1st Infantry Brigade and, for a brief period, the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He died as a result of sniper fire on 7 August 1917, one of three New Zealand brigadier generals killed during the war. Lieutenant Johnston noted as serving in the 2KEH in the Taranaki Herald 1/10/1914. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

JONES, Fred. 445. Lance Corporal. From New Zealand. KIA 13/03/1918. Accidentally killed in a railway accident. Buried in ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

KELLY, . Private. Footballer from Wellington. One of three possible Kelly's in Nominal Roll.

KINDER, Thomas Harry. Private. 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 KEH 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. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. 

KINGSFORD, Arthur. 979. Serjeant. From New Zealand. Entered France 5/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 176th Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers 10/09/1915. Later Acting Captain. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

KRO(U)GH, Henry (Shorty) Charles. 1377. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Born in 1896 in Napier, New Zealand. Awarded Military Medal as a Lance Corporal for actions at Vieille Chapelle Nov 1918. Discharged 19/10/1919. Died 3/06/1967 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

LIGHTBOUND, Austin. 9. Serjeant 'A' Squadron. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment 12/03/1916 later Captain. Entered France 1/06/1915. Mentioned in Despatches 4/01/1917. Invalided out of service. Born in New Zealand. Commemorated on the Merseyside Roll of Honour and Auckland Online Cenotaph.

MACONNELL, Connal. Trooper. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

MACDONALD, Ritchie. 2019. Private 2KEH. Injured in fall from horse in training in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1916. From Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Born 8/09/1895 in Scotland and died 14/03/1987 in Auckland, New Zealand. Was a politician of the Labour Party. Would have been one of the last 2KEH to have passed away. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph as incorrectly having served KEH.

MACDOUGALL, Thomas M. 990 Private. From New Zealand. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 18th Battalion London Regiment 5/03/1916.

MACINTOSH, Herbert. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the 4th City of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry. Born in Nelson, New Zealand on 2/12/1870 and served with the King’s Colonials from 1902 until 1906 and died in Christchurch on 10/12/1956. He married Alice Maude Barker in 1897 in England and they had two sons. An engineer by profession, he returned to England for a holiday in 1939. SQMS MacIntosh wrote proudly in the 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 in 1950 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin. 18: 18, 1951). The Full Dress tunic he wore is shown in Figures 60-66. See photograph under Nominal Roll entry.

McCOMB, William (Will) Collingwood. 806. Private. Born in 1881 in England, enlisted Legion of Frontiersman in 1909 in Liverpool. Discharged KEH 8/04/1919. Owned a printery in Auckland in 1950. Died 17/02/1961 in Auckland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McCONNOL, . Private 2KEH.

McCORMACK, Percy James. 1278. Serjeant. (Possibly photograph Figure 23). Awarded Military Medal 20/08/1919 as a Corporal. Discharged 17/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Also known as Percy James McCallum. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McKEAN, Archie. 384. Serjeant. From New Zealand. Entered France 22/04/1915. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Rank of Acting Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant on medals. Discharged 19/04/19. Photograph on www.kingedwardshorse.net. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

MCLEAN, Frank S. Private KEH. From Wanganui, New Zealand. Student at Cambridge University. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 117th Brigade Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Disembarked for France 20/09/1915. Lieutenant RFA on British War Medal and Victory Medal roll. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

MCLEAN, John A. 780. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps 26/07/1918. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

MOUTRAY-READ, Hugh Arthur. Private 2KEH. Noted as being at camp with 2KEH at Melton Hutments near Woodbridge, Suffolk. Born 15/03/1876 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England one of six children (three boys and three girls) born to Colonel John Moutray Read and Edith Isabelle Read. Lived in Auckland, New Zealand and worked as reporter. Married Florence Jane Islip in 1904 in Lambeth, London. Served in Boer War arriving in South Africa 20/01/1900 on SS 'Waiwera' as a Private, 529, 1st Company, New Zealand Mounted Rifles (NZMR), 2nd Contingent. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps Johannesberg, Cape Colony and Orange Free State (with correspondence on entitlement to Diamond Hill clasp) and King's South Africa medal with class South Africa 1901-02. Discharged from NZMR 20/06/1900 and then served as a Private with the with South African (Transvaal) Constabulary after discharge from 2nd Contingent. Living in Folkestone, England in 1906 and died in 1939. His brother Capatin Anketell Moutray-Read VC (1884–1915) was born on 27/10/ 1884 and was commissioned in the Gloucestershire Regiment in November 1903 and served in India until 1911. While in India he was the Army’s heavyweight boxing champion eight times and middleweight twice. On the outbreak of WWI, he was transferred to France with the 9th Lancers. Wounded in September 1914 during an engagement on the Aisne, he recovered and returned to France with the 1st Northhamtonshire Regiment in May 1915. Captain Read’s citation read: "On 25th September 1915 near Hulluch, France, Captain Read, although partially gassed, went out several times in order to rally parties of different units which were disorganized and retiring. He led them back into the firing line and regardless of danger to himself, moved about under withering fire, encouraging them, but he was mortally wounded while carrying out this gallant work." He was buried in the Dud Corner Cemetery at Loos. As he had never married, his Victoria Cross was presented to his mother at Buckingham Palace by King George V on November 29, 1916. His VC is held in the Northamptonshire Regimental Museum, Abington Park, Northamptonshire. Hugh is commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

MUIR, James McLean. 287. Lance Corporal KIA 10/08/1915. Lived in South Dunedin, New Zealand. Entered France 4/05/1915. Buried at LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Gratuity claimed by Miss Maud McLean Muir. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

NATHAN, Harold Lawrence. Private KEH. From Auckland, New Zealand. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 9/04/1916. Later Captain. May have been Mentioned in Despatches but no record found as noted on Medal Index Card. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

NICCOL, George (Tally) McLaughlin. 499. Private KEH. Entered France 22/07/1915, Acting Captain Royal Field Artillery 91st Brigade, 20th Division. Mentioned in Despatches 18/05/1917 and awarded Military Cross. Died in England 30/10/1918 of Spanish flu exacerbated due to the effects of being gassed twice and is buried in Putney Vale Cemetery, London. Son of Ada Beatrice and George Turnbull Niccol of Auckland, New Zealand and husband of Enid Norma Reed, whom he married in New Zealand, 1918. He attended King's College from 1898 to 1900 and is commemorated in their Roll of Honour. George Niccol appears on the list of New Zealanders in other forces. Born in Auckland in 1888 he entered Auckland Grammar School in 1900. Commemorated Devenport School, Auckland. Auckland Online Cenotaph has good detail and photographs from his family. He is also in a group photograph of Aucklanders in the KEH under John Hellaby in the Nominal Roll.

NORTHCOTE, Thomas (Tom) Francis. 324. Private. Enlisted KEH 4/08/1914 aged 18. Corporal 13/11/1914. Sergeant KEH 27/12/1914. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 25/05/1915. Went to France Jan 1916. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps Sep 1916 as an Observer/Air Gunner. Wounded by machine gun bullet to the leg in aerial combat Jan 1917. Returned to flying Nov 1917. Mentioned in Despatches. Discharged 20/08/1919. Lieutenant on British War Medal and Victory Medal. Attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge and likely to been in University Troop KEH. Born 10/04/1894 in Wellington, New Zealand and died 15/06/1977 in Christchurch. Photograph as Second Lieutenant KEH available on www.kingedwardshorse.net

PERRY, C. M. Private. From Masterton, New Zealand. Army Lists note he served as Lieutenant 9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles 1912-1918. Service with KEH noted in list of New Zealander's serving with Imperial Forces.

PHILLIPS, Ernest Ivor. 238. Private. Born in 1890 in Christchurch, New Zealand as recorded on Attestation papers. Enlisted pre-war KEH 11/06/1913 and attended annual training camp. Discharged as medically unfit 13/08/1914. Re-enlisted South Irish Horse and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 30/07/1915 and later promoted to Temporary Lieutenant. Died 20/03/1937 in Bath, Somerset, England. Brother of Horace Vivian Phillips 237 KEH who was born in London. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

PINCKNEY John (Jack) William. 505. Corporal, Lieutenant KIA 11/04/1918 aged 23 in defence of Vieille Chapelle. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 14/09/1915. Born in 1895 in Orari Bridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Son of George and Edith Howard Pinckney, of Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, FRANCE. Name commemorated on plaque in St Peters Church, Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK.

PRYCE, E. O. Private. From Halcombe, New Zealand. Studied at Cambridge University and likely to have been in the University Troop. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 6/08/1915. Temporary Lieutenant 2/11/1917 later Major on British War Medal and Victory Medal Rolls. Awarded Military Cross 3/05/1919 as Temporary Lieutenant.

PYE, Allan. 1154. Private. From New Zealand. Wounded at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 27/03/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

RIDGEWAY, William Kemp. 1593. Private KEH. From New Zealand. Enlisted 28/07/1916 in Longford with Reserve Squadron after service with New Zealand forces having resigned to serve overseas 14/03/1916. Discharged 19/03/1917 through illness and awarded Silver War Badge #39056.  Born in 1889  the son of Thomas Gamage Ridgeway who was living in Surrey, England post-war. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

ROBBIE, Alexander Benjiman. 1053. Private 2KEH. From New Zealand. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 4/01/1918.

ROBERTON, James Basil Wilkie. Private KEH. Born 29/01/1896 at Wright St-Clair, Auckland, New Zealand. Studied at King's College, Auckland and then started in medicine at Cambridge University 1913. Likely to have served with the University Troop of KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Wounded twice and served as a Signal Officer in France and Italy. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1918. After returning to Cambridge after the war he became a doctor in civilian life in New Zealand. He then served as a Major in World War 2 attached to the Headquarters of the New Zealand Medical Corps, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Service Number 462018. Was an authority on Maori history and culture. Died aged 99 January 1996 at Te Awamutu, Waikato. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

ROGERS, Harry William. 1440. Lance Corporal. Killed in action 9/04/1918 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE. Lance Corporal Harry William Rogers KEH was born in Feilding, New Zealand and grew up in South Africa and is commemorated on a grave in Braamfontein Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

RUSSELL, George Gray. Lieutenant Colonel. Born in New Zealand and attended Wanganui Collegiate School and then University of Cambridge from 1902. He served in the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps prior to joining the Oxford University Troop of the King's Colonials. He appears on the 1910 Officers Nominal Roll as a Second Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain on the 5/11/1912.  As Major Russell he commanded 'A' Squadron of King Edward's Horse in France before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in command of the combined KEH.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order 4/02/1918 and Mentioned in Dispatches three times. Lieutenant Colonel Russell died on the 7 August 1965. See Nominal Roll entry for photograph taken as a Captain circa 1912-August 1914. Captain in 1915 see Figures 19 and 135. A solicitor in civilian life.  

SAUNDERS, Ernest Valdrent. 1265. Lance Corporal. 4th Troop 'B' Squadron. KIA 9/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle from direct hit from minewerfer shell on Hotchkiss gun team he was in charge of. Buried in the CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE. Awarded Queens South Africa Medal (Orange Fee State, Cape Colony and Transvaal clasps) and King's South Africa Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Croix de Guerre (Belgium) as a Lance Corporal KEH. Prior service as Trooper 1435 New South Wales Imperial Bushmen Mounted Rifles and Quarter Master Serjeant 3080 Canadian Scouts. Born in 1875 the son of Alfred Godfrey Saunders and Anna Connell in Hereford, England and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

SHENNAN, Watson Douglas. 508. Lance Corporal KEH. Captain Royal Engineers. Born 30 June 1887 in Dunedin, New Zealand where his father Watson Shennan was a prominent pastoralist in Otago. Student at Cambridge University 1908 and joined the University Troop of the King's Colonials. Obituary notes he was serving with them in 1909. He became a Barrister in London. Re-enlisted KEH aged 27 on 8/08/1914 at Alexandra Palace. 17/11/1914 appointed Lance Corporal. 4/02/1915 commissioned Second Lieutenant Signalling Section of the Royal Engineers, 47th (London) Division. Entered France Jun 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 8/04/1916 and Captain 8/06/1918 Royal Engineers. Awarded Military Cross at Loos 26/09/1915 and Mentioned in Despatches 30/11/1915. After the Armistice saw service in Egypt. Came to South Australia in 1921 via New Zealand and took over a vineyard at Modbury. Married Miss Florence Ellison, of Melbourne and had two children, Richard and Mary. He died in Melbourne on 25/10/1937. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. See Nominal Roll for portrait photograph whilst serving with the Royal Engineers.

SHERMAN, W. D. Private. no records found. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

SMEETON, Warwick J. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

STEWART, John (Jack) Francis. 1376. Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 5/04/1919. Of Maori heritage, born in 1894 the son of David (Heta Reweti) Stewart and Emere (Emily) Apanui Mair from Thames, North Island of New Zealand. Died in Auckland, New Zealand 18/10/1968. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. A younger brother David (Pareiha) Apanui Stewart was born in 1895 and Died of Wounds received at Gallipoli with the 6th Hauraki Company, New Zealand Maori Contingent and was buried at sea 16/08/1915 while being evacuated to Lemnos Island. Photograph of John Stewart shown under Nominal Roll entry (courtesy of Derek Wignall shared on Ancestry). Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

SUNDERLAND, Geoffrey. 509. Sergeant. 'C' Squadron KEH. Served with pre-war KEH whilst attending Cambridge University as part of the University Troop. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment Feb 1916 later Captain. Wounded at the battle of High Wood in Aug 1916, and invalided to England returning to to France June 1917. KIA 24/09/1918 at Gricourt, St Quentin. Born 21 May 1889 in Swarthmoor, Poverty Bay, New Zealand. Enlisted 1914. Son of John William and Agnes Henrietta Sunderland; husband of Grace Lilian Sunderland of Ambletts Cottage, Chithurst, Petersfield, Hants (married 3/10/1916) Buried at BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, Aisne, France.

TOMLINSON,  David Mitchell. 75. Private 2KEH. Died of wounds received on active service 13/05/1916. His name was recorded in the General Headquarters Casualty List published in the press on 22/05/1916. He was 37 years of age, and his progress in the army had been rapid and striking. He joined as a Private in the 2KEH, early in the war and entered France 9/07/1915, and was soon advanced to Lance-Corporal. After 6 months he was awarded a commission in the 13th Battalion Royal Scots and so rapid was his promotion that at the time of his death, 14 months later, he had reached the rank of Major. Son of Thomas and Annie P. Tomlinson, of New Zealand. Mentioned in Despatches. He was educated in New Zealand, and was an Associate in mining of Otago University School of Mines. He also held a B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering of New Zealand University. In 1906, Mr. Tomlinson went to New South Wales in the capacity of assayer at the cyanide works of the Australia Gold Recovery Co. at Lucknow, and remained in the district until 1908, when he went northwards to Queensland to take up an appointment as manager of a gold mine at Gympie, which he held for about a year. He then returned to New South Wales, and while he was there passed the State examination for a certificate as mine manager. His last appointment, which he held from May, 1910, until April, 1914, was that of geologist to the Collbran-Bostwick Development Co. at Doten, Korea. He had been in London for about three months when war broke out and evoked his prompt response to the country’s demand for volunteers. Buried at BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Biography courtesy of the Northern Mines Research Society.

WATSON, W. E. Sergeant. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

WHITCOMBE, E. A. H. Private. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force.

WILDING, A. F. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 4/08/1905 recorded in 'Hart's Annual Army List' 1908. From New Zealand.

WILLIAMS, Samuel (Sam) Roy. 184. Corporal. From New Zealand. Served pre-war KEH. 3rd Troop, 'C' Squadron Aug 1914. Entered France 28/07/1915. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron 1916. Discharged 28/02/1919. Educated at Huntley School, Wanganui Collegiate School and Caius College, Cambridge. Born Pukehous 7/02/1893 the son of William Temple of "Te Aute" Station and Annie Matilda Sophia (nee Puckey) Williams. At Cambridge when war broke out and served in France, Ireland and Italy with the KEH 'C' Squadron entirely made up of Oxford & Cambridge men. Came back to NZ in Oct 1919 farmed at Hawkesbury College then settled on Mangakuri Station at Hawkes Bay on the Mangakuri river originally purchased by his grandfather Rev Samuel Williams. Married: Joyce daughter of Patrick Burr farmer of Pakowhai NZ 4/07/1924 and had two sons John Samuel, Patrick and one daughter Jennifer Mary. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

WILLIAMS, Selwyn Coldham. Private. 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. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

YOUNGHUSBAND, Leigh Norman. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery and promoted to Major. Mentioned in Despatches. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

British West Indies

Members of King Edward's Horse known to have  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. Died in Trinidad 1945
HALE, W. MBE
INCE, L. USA. Returned July 1916, medically unfit
JOHNSTONE, R. Corporal. Trinidad. Wounded Ypres 1917 and Lys 1918
McINROY, . Died in Scotland
O'CONNOR, R. Trinidad
O'CONNOR, B. Corporal. Trinidad
SEHEULT, R. Died in Trinidad
SEHEULT, A. Died in Trinidad

To England after 1917:

AGOSTINI, Edgar Bernard. Trinidad. Living in the USA 1946.
AGOSTINI, J. Leon. Trinidad
COLLINS, V. N. Trinidad
CONSTANT, L. USA
ESPINDULA, F. Trinidad
HAMPDEN-COX, T. A. Died in England of pneumonia 9/5/19
HAMEL-SMITH, E. S. Died in Trinidad
HATT, E. L. Trinidad
MARQUES, N. Trinidad
SPENCER, H.
SELLIER, F. USA
THREADKELL, E

To England before 18/10/15

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

To England Unknown Date

KNOX, Harold Dudley 1827 Private 2KEH. DoW 3/06/1917 aged 22. 'A' Squadron 2KEH. Born in 1895 the son of William and Celeste Knox of William's Ville, Trinidad, British West Indies and educated at St. Mary's College, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of Wilfred Sidney Knox 1826.

KNOX, Wilfred Sidney. 1826 Private 2KEH. Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61244, Private Royal Army Ordnance Corps 043721. Discharged to the Reserve 21/02/1919. Did not serve in France and entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Born 29/05/1895 and died in Goodwood, Trinidad and Tobago. Brother of Harold (Harry) Dudley Knox 1827 from Trinidad and Tobago.

South Americans who served in the KEH/2KEH - (KEH unless individual is specifically denoted as 2KEH)

A list of Anglo-Argentine Railway men who came to England to enlist has been used to extract the following names.  They were entitled to a special lapel badge as per Army Order no 1067, War Office dated 27 September 1918.

1. The King has been graciously pleased to approve of a special badge to be worn by those officers and soldiers who were residing in South America (inc. Central America and Mexico) at the outbreak of the war and who voluntarily came to this country to join the Army.

2. The badge consists of the letters B.V.L.A. (British Volunteer Latin America) in a diamond worked in yellow on a blue ground. It will be worn on the right breast, immediately above the breast pocket of the service dress jacket.

CHADWICK, Clifford Norman. 623. Serjeant. 4th Troop, 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Wounded at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. Discharged 2/03/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Born in Southern Rhodesia and died there in 1946.

CLANCY, William M. Joseph. 1297. Private KEH. Private 1/10th Battalion Liverpool Regiment 91433 in 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps in 1917. Entered France 5/05/1015. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Died in hospital of meningitis 16/10/1918 aged 38. Son of John and Winifred Clancy of Moore Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland. Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, United Kingdom.

COLE, Arthur Diggs. 900. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

COOPER, Herbert James. 735. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded Military Service Medal 3/06/1918. Discharged 22/02/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

DAVIE, Algernon M. 994. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

DAVIS, William. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged medically unfit.

DINWOODIE, Edwin Maxwell. 896. Private. 'C' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged 27/03/1919. Lived in South America and attended third re-union in 1945. Brother Allegne Maxwell Dinwoodie was also with the Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff and served with Army Service Corps.

DODDS, Reginald Charles. 1562. Private 2KEH. Private 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 39906, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40553, Private 11th Tank Corps 302777. Entered France 7/07/1915. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Living In Hounslow, London in 1919. 1914/15 Star medal Trio.

DOHERTY, Joseph. 1273. Private. Royal Engineers 193768, WR/126881. Did not serve in France. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

EDWARDS, Frederick (Fred). 1266. Serjeant. 3rd Troop 'A' Squadron. From Bolivia. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged 31/05/1919. Not entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Lived in South America and attended third re-union in 1945.

FELLGETT, Sidney James.1642. Serjeant. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

FINKLE, James. 1565. 2KEH. Corporal. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

GIBBS Richard Tysdall. 1456. 2KEH. Private. Enlisted 29/03/1915, entered France 5/05/1915 and discharged 16/06/1916 due to wounds. Awarded British War Badge B10540. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

GRIFFIN, Arthur Owen. 977. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 5/04/1919. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff. Entitled to 1914-15 Star Medal trio.

HAWTON, Robert Bond. Private. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff.

HAYHOW, William (Bill). 914. Serjeant 1st Troop 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Entered France 17/06/1916 and discharged 4/04/1919. Awarded Military Medal.

HOLTUM, Robert W. Private. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff.

HOWE, Trevor Guy. 2247. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Enlisted 6/11/1918 aged 32. Wounded and discharged 6/01/1919. Claimed Silver War Badge No. B127054.

MACDONALD, Charles Edward Victor. 617. Private. 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Corporal. Attended third re-union in South America in 1945.

MARR, James (Jimmy) Edward. 1511. Corporal. 2nd Section 1st Troop 'C' Squadron. Wounded in the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 23/05/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Born in Cuba and attended re-union in South America in 1946. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

MENKENS, William Edgar. 1568 Private KEH. Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/275822, 306757. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

OLIVER, Harry James Gordon. 1269. Private. 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Tank Corps 8/10/1918. Wounded. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

PARSONS, Henry Arthur. 903. Private KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers 30/01/1918. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

PEARCE, Edward Lithgow. Lieutenant. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff.

RICHARDS, Richard. 1627. Private KEH. Private Royal Engineers WR/285721. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Did not serve in France and awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

ROBERTS, Arthur Mathias. 1038. Lance Corporal. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Enlisted 12/04/1915 and entered France 28/07/1915. Discharged on account of wounds 24/01/1917 aged 26. Awarded Silver War Badge No. B24036 (Photograph shown in Figure 20).

TUDOR, W. J. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WALROND,  George Basil Stewart. Private KEH. Commissioned in the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry later Captain. Prior service in the Boer War. Entered France 20/05/1915. KIA 19/03/1916 and buried in Agny Military Cemetery, France. Born in 1876. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Son of the late Colonel Walrond of Dulford House, Cullomton, Devon; husband of Mabel Walrond (nee Bloxsome) of Poley Street, London.  Mentioned in Despatches and entitled to 1914-15 Star medal trio.

WARNER, Stanley (Bill) Edward. 797. Private. 'C' Squadron. Mentioned in Despatches. Anglo-Argentine Railway staff. Returned to South America and attended third South American re-union in 1945.

WEITZEL Reginald Harben Private KEH. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Deccan Horse. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WILLIAMS, Horace N. S. 1342. Private KEH. Serjeant Tank Corps 302823. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WILLIAMS, Ivor. 1242. Private KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Private Military Mounted Police P/14035. Discharged 11/11/1918. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WORTHINGTON, James Edward. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.






KC/KEH Officer's Nominal Rolls - 1902, 1905, 1910, Aug 1914 & 1919


KC/KEH Officer's Nominal Rolls - 1902, 1905, 1910, Aug 1914 & 1919 KC/KEH Officer's Nominal Rolls - 1902, 1905, 1910, Aug 1914 & 1919
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.

Portrait photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James DSO, circa 1919.

KC 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

KC 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

KEH 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.

KEH Officer's Nominal Roll - 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.
 
KEH Officer's Nominal Roll - 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-AG'


KEH 'A-AG' KEH 'A-AG'
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. 1915 Star trio details confirmed on Medal Index Card (MIC), Regimental history and Old Comrades Association bulletins.

ABBOTT, Bertie J. 1517.  Private. Born in New South Wales, Australia in 1895. Australian. Discharged to the Reserve 18/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Lived in Bauple, Queensland post-War.

ABRAHAM, Lionel Martyn. ABRAHAM, Lionel Martyn.  Serjeant KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery on 4/12/1914 (London Gazette). Entered France 24/08/1915. Wounded once. Born in July 1893 in Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand the son of Lionel Augustus Abraham and Constance Palgrave Martyn OBE and attended Wanganui College 1907-12. He saw service in the King Edward's Horse joining the University Squadron in 1912 when at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  Was living in Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1914 and returned post war. 1914/15 Star trio medal entitlements confirmed on MIC. Served as a Second Lieutenant with the 12th Company, National Reserve in New Zealand in 1940. Died in New Zealand 31/12/1986. Portrait photograph of Second Lieutenant Abraham in the Royal Field Artillery courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. 

ADAMS, Frank. 1913. Private. Discharged 30/10/1919.

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. (Victory medal sold on electronic auction site 2014, image shown). Confirmed on MIC.

ADAMS, Norman Clarke. 670. Private, Serjeant. Born in England, arrived in France 20 October 1915 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal West Surrey Regiment 5/02/1919. 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 the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (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. Mentioned in Despatches. Medal entitlements confirmed on MIC. Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

AFFLECK, Johnson Morris. 724. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 29/12/1916. Awarded Military Cross 18/01/1918. Born 17/10/1886 in Gateshead, UK and went to St. Bees School 1900-03.  Emigrated to Canada in 1906. Enlisted in British Columbia but was told his poor eyesight would preclude him from active service. Paid for his own passage to England and enlisted in KEH. Escorted German POWs back to Germany when the war ended and discharged late 1919 and returned to Canada in 1920. He died 10/1971.

AGATE, Ronald W. 969. Private. 'A' Squadron. Canadian. Entered France 2/06/1915. Wounded in defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 17/03/1919.  He died 10/1947 in British Columbia.

AGOSTINI, Edgar Bernard. Private. Oxford University OTC then KEH. Born in Trinidad and left for England 17/10/1917. Home service 08/1917 to 11/11/1918. Did not serve overseas as was born in 1900 and too young. Living in USA in 1946. Likely to be a relative of J. Leon Agostini.  

AGOSTINI, J. Leon. Private.  Born in Trinidad. Left Trinidad for UK 5/06/1917.  Likely to be a relative of Edgar B. Agostini.


KEH 'AI-AY'



AIREY, George R. Private, former Private 3rd Dragoon Guards, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17046 MIC

AITCHISON, Hugh James.  Lieutenant KEH and Mentioned in Despatches. Prior service as a Lieutenant in the 6th Volunteer Brigade of The Royal Scots from 1895 to 1900. He then joined the Imperial Yeomanry as a Serjeant, 12559 being promoted in the field to Lieutenant. He served with the 70th (Sharpshooters) Company, 18th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in the Boer War and was awarded a QSA with four clasps CC OFS Tr and Rhodesia and a KSA with two clasps. His address at the time was given as Elsmwood, Loanshead, Midlothian. He stayed in South Africa after the war. Then also served in the 1st World War again as a Lieutenant, first in East Africa and then France with KEH. In between the wars he also served in the Thaba Nuchu Commando in the 1914 Rebellion. In the 2nd World War he was a Captain in the Reserve Brigade from 1940 to 1943. Awarded Efficiency Decoration 1940. Died 22/11/1944 in South Africa.

AITCHISON, Philip Arnold. 107. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Enlisted King's Colonials 7/12/1905. Commissioned into the Staffordshire Yeomanry 17/01/1916. Awarded Indian General Service Medal (Afghanistan, North West Frontier 1919) whilst attached to 2nd/4th Border Regiment as Lieutenant Staffordshire Yeomanry. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal named to P. A. Aitchison 107 SQMS KEH (King's Colonials/KEH) May 1921 and Special Constable Long Service and Good Conduct medal as a Sub. Commander. He was not entitled to the British War Medal. Medals held in a private collection in Australia. Image courtesy British Medal Forum. 

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, Frederick Vionee. 4. Private.'A' Squadron. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers 29/10/1915. Entered France 1/06/1915. Born 13/06/1892 in Lancashire, UK.

ALEXANDER, Ralph Douglas. 958. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.  

ALEXANDRA Walter 862 Private, Private Army Service Corps R/41311 MIC

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
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. Serjeant. Discharged 19/12/1916.

ANDERSON, George Reid. 1245. Serjeant. Awarded Military Medal.

ANDERSON, John M. 14316. Private, Private Royal Air Force MIC

ANDERSON,  Peter. Bandmaster. King's Colonials and King Edward's Horse 1902-1914. Died in 1940. Photograph shown in Figures 118 - 121.

ANDERSON, William L. 215. Serjeant, Commissioned as a Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service 9/05/1916, Captain Royal Field Artillery

ANDREWS, Charles James William. Captain, Private South Rhodesia Column A1, Private 1st Rhodesia Regiment 7

ANDREWS, Leonard H. D/1645. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC

ANGEL, . Private. King's Colonials. Portrait photograph in Full Dress uniform circa 1902 see Figure 77.

ANSTEY, Herbert L. 96. Private MIC
ARCHDALL, Montgomery. Private, Private Dragoons D/21216 MIC

ARCHIBALD, William R. 1064. Private. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Discharged 18/06/1919. Born in 1887 in Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the son of Barbara Rae and John Archibald. He married Nellie Elizabeth (Nell) Barrington in 1938 in Victoria. He took up a Soldier's Settlement of 370 acres of land at Pomonal, Victoria which was sold on in 1940. He died in 1958. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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, 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 was discharged 9th July 1919. Medals sold with a copy of the Medal Index Card at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK, March 2014). 

ARNOT, John. 1482. Private MIC

ARTHUR, Beckham Paikawa. 111. Serjeant KEH. 2nd Troop, 'A' Squadron at Hutton Bridge, Hertfordshire noted in the 'Auckland Star' newspaper 9/03/1915. Saw service in the Boer War with the NZ Mounted Rifles (Rough Riders) as Serjeant 1383 and embarked with the 4th Contingent on the SS 'Gymeric' 31 March 1900 and also served as Captain with the 9th Contingent leaving on the SS 'Devon' 19 March 1902. Gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant in March 1915, and posted to Motor Machine Gun Service (of the Royal Artillery) at Bisley. Promoted Captain June 1915, entered France 8/07/1915, Major March 1916 and Lieut-Colonel November 1918 to command the 1st Motor Brigade Machine Gun Corps. Wounded at Loos September, 1915. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 26 July 1918 and Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Three Times. Born in 1876 in Tokomaru Bay the son of Alexander Creighton Arthur & Mere Inoi nee' Ward of Tokomaru Bay & Gisborne hence of Maori descent. He married Pheroze Sorabji in 1902 in London. He died in Devon, England on the 11/03/1922. Entitled to Queen's South Africa and King's South African medals and 1914/15 Star WW1 trio. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph with family records and photographs added and the South African War Memorial, Gisborne, New Zealand. Photograph from Auckland Online Cenotaph of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur, DSO, Motor Machine Gun Corps. 

ASH, Arthur H. 1893. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45520 MIC
ASHDOWN, James R. 1618. Acting Corporal MIC
ASTLEY, William P. 807. Acting Corporal MIC
ATKINS, John. 567. Private, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/142659 MIC
ATKINS, Leslie J. 1327. Private MIC

AUDY, P. J. 271. Serjeant. King's Colonials. Awarded Imperial Yeomanry Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Aug 1908.

AUSTEN, Cesil Alexander. 987. Private, Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers MIC
AYLWARD, Gordon. 1371. Private MIC

KEH 'BA'


KEH 'BA' KEH 'BA'
BACON, Herbert. 785. Private 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 Alexander. Captain Sir. Bart. An original Officer in the King's Colonials joined 1/02/1903. 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, Augustine. Enlisted August 1914 KEH, Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant December 1914 Royal Field Artillery, Lt April 1915, Captain September 1915, A/Maj May 1917, A/Lt Col September 1918, retired 1919. Awarded Distinguished Service Order LG 3 June 1918 & Bar LG 16 September 1918. Military Cross LG 19 November 1917. Mentioned in Despatches (x3) LG's 15 June 1915, 21 May 1918, 23 December 1918. Died 1937 Shanghai.

BAKER, Charles F. 1631. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps MIC

BAKER, Frederick. 115. Private. Discharged 11/01/1919. British War Medal issued by the Admiralty and 1914/15 Star and Victory medal sold at auction in the UK February 2020 by Dix Noonan Webb.

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, Richard Henry. Private KEH. From New Zealand. May have transferred to Royal Field Artillery then served as a Gunner 79439, 43rd Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2/10/1918-5/12/1918 sailed on HMNZT 111 'Matatua'. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

BAKER, William H. 1969. Private MIC
BAKER, William J. 743. Acting Corporal MIC
BALDWIN, Cornelius. 1648. Private, Private Labour Corp 230751 MIC

BALE, F. J. Private. From New Zealand, worked in Peru, South America and returned to England to enlist. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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, Douglas. 1002. Private, Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment MIC
BANKES, Robert W. L. 744. Private MIC

BANKS, Donald William. 2134. Private. Born at Kimbolton, Wellington, New Zealand 24/11/1898 the son of William Banks. Enlisted 2/04/1918, served in Ireland and discharged 3/02/1919. Joined Royal Army Ordnance Corps 24/04/1919 as a Private 5/9361 and served in Russia 12/05/1919 and discharged 12/02/1920. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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. Awarded the Military Cross and the French Croix de Guerre (London Gazette 10 October 1918) as a Captain. Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

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, Geoffrey Petrie. 287. Private KEH, Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion, Notts and Derby Regiment. Born at Southport 16/05/1895 the son of John James and Emily Barlow. Educated at Holmwood School, Freshfield, Formby, Liverpool and at Haileybury College, Hertfordshire. Employed at the Head Office of the Royal Insurance Company in Liverpool. Joined the Liverpool Squadron of the KEH in 1913 and was at camp in Cantebury when the war broke out. Served in France from June 1915 and returned to England for training in March 1916 at Lichfield and gazetted Second Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters on 5/09/1916. Joined Battalion in France Nov 1916 and wounded at Gommecourt 9/03/1917. Awarded Military Cross for trench raid with 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters 25/06/1917 (London Gazette 18/10/1917). KIA by machine gun fire whilst supervising a wiring party near Hulluch, France 2/09/1917. Buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Image of MC and WW1 trio of medals available together with portrait in the uniform of the Sherwood Foresters.

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, Reginald T. 1729. Corporal, Labour Corp Warrant Officer Class 2 679732 MIC

BARRY, Arthur V. 335. Serjeant KEH. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Royal Army Service Corps M/41355 (Auckland Online Cenotaph). Entered France 22/04/1915. Serjeant Barry was severely wounded whilst patrolling at Anneux near Cambrai on 20/11/1917 when Major Tutt was also severely wounded. Wounded at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918.

BARTELLE, James. 1296. Private MIC
BARTLETT, Ashmead. Lieutenant attached from 1st Regiment of Cavalry, former British South African Police MIC
BARTON, William L. 1151. 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 (Joe) C. 720. Acting Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 22/02/1919. Mentioned in Despatches as a Serjeant. Lived in Margate, Kent and died in 1965.

BATTERBURY, William Charles. 19. Lance Corporal. Second Lieutenant 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 26/06/1917. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 1/01/1919. Biography available on www.kingedwardshorse.net.

BATTERSBY, Eric William. 885. Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 29/12/1914, entered France 1/06/1915 and discharged 28/01/1919.

BAUER, L. N. 1666. Private MIC

BAXTER, Gordon E. 929. BAXTER, Gordon Eyre. 929. Private. Enlisted 5/02/1915 and entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment 26/06/1917. Prior service Royal East Kent Yeomanry 1908-11. Born Hinton, Ashton Steeple, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. Son of Stanley Eyre Bagter and Emma Louisa Baxter, of Waranga, Omapere, Hokianga, New Zealand. Educated at South Eastern Agricultural College Wye, Ashford, Kent, England. KIA 8/10/1918 near Arras aged 28 and buried in St. Nicholas British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Two brothers also KIA. Bernard Eyre Baxter born 2 July 1893 - died 29 April 1915 served as Private 10/275 West Coast 'A' Company, Wellington Infantry Battalion, Emigrated to New Zealand 1909 with family. Cadet at Weraroa Agricultural Farm. Fought at Turkish attack on Suez Canal Feb 1915 before serving at Gallipoli where he was killed. Commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial. Cedric Eyre Baxter 22/08/1895 - died 29/04/1915 (same day as his brother Bernard) unable to find further details. Gordon and Bernard are commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.
BAYLISS, Louis. 1099. Serjeant, Serjeant Yorkshire Dragoons 3681, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps Cavalry 100103 MIC

KEH 'BE'


KEH 'BE' KEH 'BE'

BEALE, Cecil G. 635. Serjeant. Contributed a photograph taken at the Colchester camp in 1911 of Serjeant Freeman and a number of named Corporals to the Old Comrades Association bulletin suggesting that he himself was serving from at least 1911.

BEALL, Leonard G. 87. Private, 2045 as well on MIC MIC
BEARDON, Joseph D. 1251. Private, Private Labour Corps 329908 MIC
BECKETT, Arthur Henry Frederick. 1682. Private. From Argentina.
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, Cheviot Wellington Dillon. 2104 Private. Served pre-WW1 KEH. Promoted to Corporal in 1913. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 15/08/1914 in KEH. Transferred to 10th Royal Hussars and then Royal Flying Corps and crashed aircraft nine times and promoted to Captain. Became a Squadron Leader in WW2 with RNZAF 1944 OTC Blenheim. Born 18/08/1892 the son of the Hon. Sir Francis Bell, G.C.M.G. (NZ Prime Minister 1925), and Lady Bell. Married Dorothy Mary Newton 21/04/1920 and died in Masterton, NZ in 26/09/1960. Brother of William Bell who also served with KEH and KIA.

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 (Hal) Henry Dillon. Serjeant commissioned as a Lieutenant pre-war KEH. Served as a Staff Officer (Captain) 1/10 with the New Zealand (NZ) expedition to Samoa in 1914. Rejoined KEH, entered France 21/04/1915  promoted to Captain and KIA 31/07/17 aged 33 shot by a German sniper at Ferdinand Farm whilst in temporary command of 'C' Squadron during the great attack on Passchendale Ridge. Mentioned in Despatches. Born 1/03/1884 in Wellington, NZ, the son of Hon. Sir Francis Bell, G.C.M.G. (NZ Prime Minister 1925), and Lady Bell. Brother of Cheviot Bell who also served with KEH. Hal went to school at Wellington College. On completion of his schooling he went to England and studied at Cambridge University. From Cambridge he read for the bar at the Inner Temple and was admitted as a barrister in 1908. While in England he got married, to Gladys on 8 March 1907. He also held a temporary commission in the KEH. Bell and his wife returned to New Zealand in late March 1908. He became a member of NZ Parliament for Wellington and the first Member of Parliament to go on active service in WWI rejoining the KEH in December 1914 as a Lieutenant. Name commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, BELGIUM. Photograph of him mounted on his charger from Miss Enid Bell. Commemorated on a plaque at Trinity College Cambridge, the Auckland Online Cenotaph and is included among the names on the memorial bronze tablet to lawyers and law clerks in the Wellington Library of the New Zealand Law Society. Photograph of him as Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

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, James H. 947. Private, Private Labour Corps 423041 MIC

BENNETT, John F. 55. Serjeant. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant.

BENSTEAD, Geoffrey. 668. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Canadian Regiment MIC
BERCOVITZ, Soloman. 1104. Private MIC

BERKELEY John E. L. 982 Corporal. Awarded Belgian Decoration Militaire as a Private KEH (London Gazette 15 April 1918).

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 52nd Manchester Regiment MIC
BETHELL, Frank. 422. Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 104491 MIC

BETTINGTON, John H. G. 646. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1st Reserve (Garrison) Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment 12/05/1917, Lieutenant 11/1917. Born in Canada and died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1950.

BETTS, Walter Bowden. Private. Enlisted after arriving from Shanghai in Dec 1914. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery 9/06/1915. Entered France 2/09/1916. Wounded as applied for Silver War Badge. Died in 12/05/1921 and medals applied for by his brother G. Betts.

BETTS, Reginald J. 1044. Corporal. Born in England in 1880, one of seven siblings. Enlisted 15/04/1915 and wounded by shell blast at Maissemy Ridge. Discharged 29/10/1917, awarded Silver War Badge and died Jan 1952 in Rochester, England. Photo taken in 1916 at home courtesy of Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War.  

BEVAN, Percy. 659. Private, Serjeant MIC. "Sergt. P. Bevan, King Edward's Horse, of the Central Hotel, Ramsgate, is home on leave from France, and is receiving the congratulations of his friends on having been awarded the Military Medal. The honour was conferred for gallantry in carrying despatches to his troop leader under heavy fire" Thanet Advertiser Saturday 15 June 1919. Military Medal awarded for gallantry in the Defense of Vieille Chapelle, 9-11/11/1918.

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.

BINKS, Harris Jonathan. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
BIRCH, Thomas Newbery. 650. Private MIC

BIRD, Henry. 1006. Private, Corporal 'C' Squadron KEH. 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 (Ralf) Wemyss. 1070. Private KEH. Born in New Zealand in 1874 the son of James Black and Mary Harcourt and died 1/10/1962 in Auckland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Brother Trooper Colin Black, Auckland Mounted Rifles, 22nd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died of Wounds 17/11/1917 in Palestine. Colin was the fifth son of Mr. James Black, "Telpal," Prospect Terrace, Mt. Eden. He was an old Grammar School boy, and for many years has been on the clerical staff in the firm of Buckland and Co. Colin Black is buried in Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, Israel. Brother Hugh Black served with Australian Light Horse in Palestine. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. Photograph of Ralf Black in KEH uniform courtesy of J. Kang.

BLACKBURN, Edward H. 723. Private, Serjeant from Canada. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Order of the British Empire.

BLACKWELL, Arthur E. Private former Private 7th Dragoon Guards D/12610, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC

BLAKER, Geoffrey Beckett. 651. Private, Acting Corporal, Second Lieutenant in photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Served RAF in South Africa in WW2 and died in 1964.

BLAMEY, Marshall. 1916. Private MIC
BLANCHARD, James F. J. 222. Serjeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 20/09/1915, posted to Cavalry Field Artillery.

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. Corporal. Trumpeter. Enlisted Nov 1914 and served in France and Italy. Awarded Military Medal London Gazette 1918 for action at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Discharged 23/02/1919. From Watford, England.

BLOUNT, Maurice Bertie. 1542. Private MIC
BLUNN, Gordon J. 1969. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 857222

BOILEAU, Gilbert Elliot. 1075. Corporal. Entered France 14/09/1915. Severley injured leg 13/11/1918 and discharged 25/06/1919. Prior service in the Boer War with the Border Horse as Corporal 1473 and awarded Queen's South Africa (QSA) medal with Transvaal clasp. Born in 26/12/1875 in Mt Moriac, near Geelong, Victoria the son of Edmund William Pollen Boileau and Bridget Mary Walsh. Brother John Peter Boileau born 29/03/1876 in Mitiamo, Victoria also served with the Border Horse as a Trooper 1474 (John Pollen Boileau on QSA medal roll with Pollen being a middle name of his father) and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with Transvaal clasp. The brothers obviously enlisted together given their service numbers are consecutive. Gilbert died in 1952 in Cheltenham, Victoria and his brother John died in 1951.

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 on 23/02/18 after attending an Officers Cadet Unit, see Figure 33 for photograph as a Second Lieutenant in 1918. Promoted to Lieutenant 23/8/19 and resigned his commission 1/4/19. Photographs and family history from his grandson Walter Stevens regarding his grandfather's service and noting his riding trophies. Lieutenant Bolus won many Irish Show Jumping Championships as shown in the accompanying photograph taken of him competing at the Irish War Counties Hospital in September 1918. He was devastated not to be able to have his mount, Japie released to him from the Army. The family retain Lieutenant Bolus's stirrups and riding trophies.  

BOND, Ernest E. 381, Corporal, Temporary Regimental Serjeant Major, Transport Warrant Officer Class 1. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Regimental Serjeant-Major. Discharged 16/01/1920.

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
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. Prior service 1905-13 with the Civil Service Rifles. Played clarinet in the military band. Became Orderly Room SQMS. Staff Officer, Ministry of Health in civilian life. In group photograph of Warrant Officerss and Sergeants at Bishop's Stortford. Discharged 10/11/1919.

BOUCH, W. K. 11. Serjeant

BOWEN, Horace C. 628. Corporal. 'B' Squadron. Taken prisoner at Vieille Chapelle 19/04/1918.

BOWKER, John (Jack) Ryther Steer. 8. Private. Entered France 27/07/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Born 29/07/1888 in Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia to Florence Mary Marks and Dr Robert Steer Bowker (surgeon). He was educated at Barker College, Sydney 1902-06 and then studied medicine like his father at Middlesex Hospital, England in 1909. He married (unofficially) Elsie Emily Boyten in 1915 in England whom he met when he was boarding with her grandmother's family when he was in England studying to become a doctor. They had a daughter Beryl S Bowker Boyten born in 1919. After living in Middlesex he then moved to Sydney without his family. He died on the 29/06/1944 in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia. Biography courtesy of Robin Hyland.  Full length portrait photograph of a postcard sent to Elsie in 1915 courtesy of Robin Hyland and another photograph of him on enlistment in 1914 is shown in Figure 307.

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-BRY'


BRADBURN, William Ernest Horatio. Colonel W. E. H. Bradburn, Inspector-General of Police, British Guiana, late 8th Hussars and King Edward’s Horse. The Order of St John of Jerusalem, Officer (Brother) silver breast badge; King’s Police Medal, G.V.R., 2nd issue (Col. William E. H. Bradburn, Insp-Gen. of Police, British Guiana); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (1556 Tpr., S.A.C.); 1914-15 Star (13319 Pte.-A-Cpl., 8th Hrs.); British War and Victory Medals (13319 A.Cpl., 8/Hrs.). K.P.M. London Gazette 1 January 1932. The recommendation states: ‘Has a specially distinguished record in administrative and detective services. Has successfully organised the Police Force of the Colony.’ William Ernest Horatio Bradburn was born in Derby on 26 May 1884, son of a pattern maker. As a young man of some 17 years of age, he served during the Boer War, with the Imperial Yeomanry in 1901, and later in the ranks of the South African Constabulary until October 1907. On the outbreak of the Great War, Bradburn joined the 8th Hussars and served overseas with this regiment until April 1917. Bradburn was granted a commission from an Officer Cadet Unit as a Second Lieutenant in King Edward’s Horse on 17 April 1917. He was appointed Adjutant of the Reserve Regiment of King Edward’s Horse in September 1917, with acting rank of Captain, but appears to have remained stationed in Ireland for the remainder of the war. He was promoted Lieutenant in the regiment in October 1918, and subsequently returned to their pre-war Head Quarters in Chelsea. In July 1919 he was selected for an appointment in the Cyprus Military Police, and in the following October was appointed a local Commandant. He served in Cyprus until 1927, and held a number of appointments there during this period, including those of Deputy Coroner, in the district of Larnaca, and later Nicosia, a Member of the Prison Board, and a Visitor of the Central Prison. He held acting and deputy appointments as Chief Commandant of the Cyprus Police at various times, as well as acting as A.D.C. to the High Commissioner on several occasions, becoming Honorary A.D.C. from October 1924. In August 1926 he was nominated an Official Member of the Legislative Council. In January 1927, Bradburn was appointed Inspector-General of Police and Commandant of the Local Forces in British Guiana, and from May to December 1927 he was in addition acting Inspector of Prisons. He was nominated Official Member of the Legislative Council from August 1928 to June 1930, and of the Executive Council from May to December 1929. During his tenure in British Guiana, Bradburn did much work with and for the St John’s Ambulance Association, and for his services was appointed an Officer (Brother) of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, as notified in the London Gazette of 25 June 1935. Bradburn held the rank of Colonel in the British Guiana Militia, and was President of the British Guiana Local Forces Rifle Club. His only son, William Stewart Bradburn, was later an officer in the Trinidad Police, and as a Sub-Inspector was killed in riots in Trinidad during 1937. He was shot in the chest and killed on 21 June of that year in rioting in South Trinidad in the course of a strike by 5000 oilfield workers over higher wages and shorter hours. Colonel Bradburn retired in 1937 and the following year approval was granted for him to retain his rank with permission to wear the prescribed uniform. In due course he returned to England and in 1968 was living in Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in April 2003 bu no image available. Captain and Adjutant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Extensively researched by Diane Moss as part of https://www.sixstreetsderby.org/local-history/lest-we-forget.

BRADNEY, . Private served in Dublin
BRADSHAW, Arthur 1228. Private, Private Labour Corp 421715
BRAGG, Robert Charles. 227. Corporal, Temporary Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery

BRAKE, Francis Joseph Edwin. 56. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant 'C' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 24/03/1917 in the Royal Field Artillery later 18th Wing Royal Air Force. Entered France 22/04/1915. Born 10/12/1889 and died 13/06/1960. Awarded 1953 Coronation medal and became a Knight of the Bath in 1946. An aluminium dog tag impressed to F. Brake, Service No. 56 noted as having been acquired by a member on the Great War Forum in 2005. Biography available on www.kingedwardshorse.net

BRAKELL, James Forster. 410. Serjeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, KEH 14/9/1915. Taken Prisoner of War 31/07/1917 and repatriated 23/12/1918. Lived in Liverpool and served in the Mersey Division, Royal Navy and awarded a silver medal (sold on electronic auction site Feb 2020) for "Interpart of Ship Heavy Gun Competition 1908' to Able Seaman J. F. Brakell.

BRAND, Jonathan. 1530. Private
BRANDON, Frederick. 574. Private
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. Serjeant KEH. 3rd Section, 1st Troop 'C' Squadron. Wounded Passchendaele Jul 1917 Transferred to Tank Corps 305381. From New Zealand.

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. Discharged 13/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

BRIDGER, David Edgar. 738. Private. Died of meningitis in England 19/04/1915. Educated at St George's College, Quilmes, Argentina. Buried in BIGGLESWADE CEMETERY, UK. Civilian photograph on www.ukphotoarchive.org.uk

BRIDGES, Herbert T. 1207. Private

BRIGGS, Bertram H. 1487. Private. Victory medal for sale on electronic auction site in 2020.

BRINN, John F. T. 256. Serjeant. Discharged 5/04/19.

BRISTED Geoffrey Thornborrow. 329. Lance Corporal. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted KEH 22/08/1913 with University Troop whilst at Cambridge University, promoted to Lance Corporal 20/08/1914 and Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 13/11/1914 10th Regiment Cavalry Reserve which was affiliated with the 4th and 8th Hussars. Transferred to Royal Engineers (RE) on 8/08/1915 and went to Aldershot to attend a 3-week course, probably in field engineering. Upon completion of the course he was posted to the 3rd Field Squadron, RE, a mounted unit of the R.E. assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Division. He entered France 25/11/1915. Mentioned in Despatches 4/01/1917. Promoted to Captain 18/05/1918 and discharged 21/10/1919. Served in Iraq 1920-22. Awarded General Service Medal with IRAQ clasp. Born 16/01/1891 in Wellington, New Zealand the son of Richard Bower and Constance Bristed. Geoffrey was living with his mother and his siblings in Buxton, Derbyshire in 1901 and studied at Clifton College, Bristol 1906-08 where he served with the Engineering Cadet Corps as a Cadet Sapper then worked in South America before entering King's College, Cambridge in 1913. His father also served in WW1 as Major R.B. Bristed, RE. His occupation post war was as a banker in London and he died on 7/11/1969. Geoffrey is commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. See a full biography of Captain GEOFFREY THORNBORROW BRISTED, Royal Engineers, (formerly Trooper, King Edward's Horse) by Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis at http://www.reubique.com/GTBristed.htm with an image of his medals held in that authors collection.

BRISTOL, Samuel S. 1324. Private, Durham Light Infantry 10165

BRISTOW, Wilfred Holditch. 2049. Private 1135 2KEH. Disembarked 1/05/1915. Transferred to Private 2049 KEH. Died of Wounds 30/10/17 aged 33. Son of Henry Barnes Bristow (former British Consul in China) and Kathleen Sara Bristow (nee Holditch) of The Chantry House, Steyning, Sussex. Born in King's Lynn Norfolk, UK and lived in Canada as a farmer pre-war. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Photograph of Casualty letter to family shown and photograph of his gravestone available online.


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

BROCKWELL, Francis J. 1661. Private, Corps of Hussars 56040

BROMFIELD, Sydney Lewis (Sid). 62. Private in pre-war KEH.  Serjeant entered France 22/04/1915 and 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 in the Middlesex Regiment Home Guard in WW2. He was 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. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

BROOKER, Harry Hill. 1162. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers

BROOKMAN, Charles J. 498. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. Served pre-war KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Was with 'B' Squadron up until 1916 and then 'A' Squadron and then back to 'B' Squadron in 1918. Discharged 7/03/1919. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant. Born in Australia and lived in England post-war.

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. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corp 27/03/1917. Acting Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery.

BROWN, Albert T. 1435. Private, Private Labour Corp 421716

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, John. 1426. Private. DOW 23/04/20 aged 42. Son of Margaret and the late Henry Brown of Cresswll House, Station Road, Cullercoats, Northumberland. Buried in 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. Awarded the French Croix de Guerre as a Serjeant KEH.

BROWNELL, Charles William. 1344. Private, Acting Serjeant, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant. A South African who served with the 5th South African Mounted Rifles / Imperial Light Horse in 1915. Previously 5517 Private, South Lancashire Regiment (entitled to 5 Clasp QSA - OFS, T’Vaal, Tug Hts, RofL & L’Nek + KSA, clasps 1901 & 1902). Landed in France 24/04/1916 with KEH. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant 22/02/1918 and named in a KEH photograph taken at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 as a Second Lieutenant see Figure 33. Applied for his medals in 1921 with an address in Swaziland, South Africa. WW1 medal trio correctly named to him as follows: 1914-15 Star (SJT C.W. BROWNELL 5TH M.R); British War and Victory Medals (1344 A.SJT. C.W. BROWNELL. K.EDW.H.). Photograph of WW1 trio and service details courtesy of Owen Dobson. 

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

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

KEH 'BU-BY'


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

BUCKLAND, Godfrey John. 583. Private. Born in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia on the 30/01/1893 and enlisted on 26/08/1914 in England. He was killed in action by a German rifle grenade on 7/08/1915 after seeing action at Ploegsteert Wood in July 1915. Buried in the RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Portrait photograph circa 1914 (courtesy of Peter Nemaric). 

BUCKLEY, Herbert Morris. 473. Private
BUCKLEY, M. Francis Sapper, Major Royal Field Artillery

BUCKNELL, William Wentworth. Private. Enlisted when at Cambridge University. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery Jan 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant. KIA 10/08/1917 'A' Battery 103rd Brigade from shellfire. Mentioned in Despatches. Born in Lewisham, Sydney, Australia in 1891. The son of Mr and Mrs William Wentworth Bucknell, Quambone Station, Coonamble, New South Wales. Portrait photograph of him pre-war. 

BULL, George. 1603. Private. Discharged 9/05/1919. Served in same Troop as Lieutenant Francis 529. Australian. Married in 1936. Friend of Private Reginald (Bill) Wilson 456 and corresponded in 1957 whilst living on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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 'A' Squadron KEH from the UK. Severely wounded in several places 24/06/1915 when defending trench from German attack.

BURGESS, John. 1616. Private
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
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, Geoffrey Travers. Private. Entered France 8/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 48th Field Artillery Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Later Captain. Served in Volunteer Defence Corps WW2 as a Captain in 2nd Tasmanian Battalion. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 15/03/1890 the son of Charles William Butler and Beatrice (nee Travers). He married firstly Constance Lee and secondly Beatrice Gore Jones (nee Jones). He had one daughter Janet to his first marriage. When he returned to Tasmania he became a farmer at several places including Bagdad and Rowella. Claimed his 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal from an address in Sandy, Bay, Hobart, Tasmania. He died 6/03/1962. Extensive series of his letters in the Tasmanian Library Archives.

BUTLER, Adrian Illingworth. 936. Corporal KEH. Royal Engineers 198254. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery 6/03/1917.

BUTLER, Robert W. 1367. Private.

BUTLER, William Mahoney. Major KEH. Photographic negative available of KEH portrait 30/12/1916. Later Lieutenant Colonel 9th Tank Battalion. Served with Imperial Yeomanry 1900-02 in Second Boer War and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with three clasps Cape Colony, Orange River Colony and Transvaal. King's South Africa medal with two clasps. Awarded Distinguished Service Order 18/12/1918.

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 Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

BYNOE, J. E. K. 1. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). 'B' Squadron. Born in Barbados in 1867 and died 19 May 1935 in Depford, London. Awarded 1911 Coronation Medal and Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal. Did not serve with KEH in France during the Great War. 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. SQMS Bynoe is shown in Figure 209.

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'


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

CALVERT, H. C. 279. Squadron Serjeant Major. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal July 1914.

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 to become Acting Major in command of 'C' Squadron KEH. Became a Major in the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1918. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

CAMERON, Donald Keith. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH 4/09/1914. Attached to Machine Gun Service 7-29/05/1915. Temporary Captain 26/07/1915. Entered France 15/01/1917. Transport Officer and Quarter Master 17/03/1917 - 17/11/1917. Attached to the Honourable Artillery Company 9/04/1918. Transferred to the Cameron Highlanders (Special Reserve) 23/04/1918 then 1st Battalion 17/06/1918 as Acting Captain. Staff Captain 4/01/1919 - 12/01/1920 as General Staff Officer at Army Headquarters in Germany. Captain 11/05/1920. Mentioned in Despatches 28/05/1918 for service in Italy. Born 1/05/1888 in Chudleigh, Tasmania the son of Donald Norman Cameron and Anne Lillias Scott and returned in 1931. In 1934 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Nationalist member for Wilmot, holding his seat until his defeat in 1937. He died In Nunawading, Victoria on 6/06/1967. Photograph on kingedwardshorse.net and as a Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

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 in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.

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 (Tom). 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).

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 (Tiny) E. 921. Private. From Argentina.
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 KEH, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps, Lieutenant Tank Corps. Bertrand Stanley Carter was born on 28 January 1878 and educated at a Public School in England and was employed by an English company which had an interest in coffee plantations in Malaya well before World War 1. Soon after the commencement of hostilities he, like many of his colonial Malayan compatriots, travelled back to the ‘old country’ as he felt the country was in great danger and joined the KEH. He first entered the Theatre of War in France on 2 June 1915. He was subsequently commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps on 25 January 1917, and later as Captain, Tank Corps. He was appointed Temp. Lieutenant on 26 July 1918 and advanced to the rank of Acting Captain when he was appointed as Reconnaissance Officer finally relinquishing this rank when he ceased to be Reconnaissance Officer (28 March 1919). After the end of the War he acted as Demobilization Officer. His Military Cross was presented by H.M. King George V to Captain B.S. Carter, Tank Corps for Distinguished Service in France”, May 8th 1919); 1914/15 Star 544 Cpl. B.S. Carter, K. Edw. H.; BWM; AVM (Brit) Capt. B.S. Carter. He was recommended for the the immediate award of a Military Cross for gallantry at the Battle of Meteren on 16 April 1918. It would seem that confirmation of this was gazetted on 3 June 1918 in which the award is referred to as a Bar to a Military Cross. The award of a Military Cross was later published in the Supplement to London Gazette dated 16 September 1918 - it would seem probable that this further act of gallantry preceded his immediate award during the Battle of Meteren in April 1918. (For the action during the Battle of Cambrai 23 November 1917). Information courtesy of the British Medal Forum.

CARTER, Edwin Righton. 1409. Trumpeter, Died at Sea with the sinking of the SS Connemara after colliding with another vessel when sailing between Glenoore and Anglesey 03/11/16. Son of R. A. Carter of 13 Somali Road, Cricklewood, London. CARLINGFORD (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, IRELAND.

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 Norman. 623 Serjeant. 4th Troop, 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Wounded at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. Discharged 2/03/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Born in Southern Rhodesia and died there in 1946.

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. Awarded the Territorial Forces War Medal.

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

CHENNELLS, Cyril Alfred. Private KEH. Transferred to the British section of the NZEF. 8/01/1916-8/02/1916 to Suez, Egypt on HMNZT 37 'Maunganui' as a Private 11/2057, Reinforcements, Wellington Mounted Rifles, 'B' Squadron, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Born in 1892 in Masterton, New Zealand with stated occupation of shepherd and next-of-kin on embarkation roll his uncle William Boyce Chennells a Land Agent in Masterton. Cyril died in 1965. Name recorded on Wanganui Collegiate and Auckland Online Cenotaph.

CHEYNE, James D. 901. Private MIC
CHILD, Arthur J. 1498 Private MIC

CHING, William Thorne Wilmot. Private KEH. Born in Remeura, New Zealand in 1888 and attended King’s College, Auckland and embarked on a promising architectural career in the offices of A.B. Wilson before setting sail for the UK, where he is first recorded as an Architects Association (AA) member in 1909. From 1911-13 he attended the AA’s Evening School, followed by a final year at the Day School in 1913/14.  On the outbreak of war, Ching volunteered for the King Edward’s Horse, received a Lieutenant’s commission in the 351st Brigade, 5th Division Royal Field Artillery and was sent to the front in March 1915. He saw action at the infamous battle of ‘Hill 60’, near Ypres, where he gained the Military Cross for heroism, rescuing two injured colleagues trapped with burning ammunition in a gunpit under severe enemy shelling. He himself was the victim of a poison gas attack and, remarkably enough, was seriously injured three times within the space of two years. After recuperation, Ching returned to the AA and in 1919 he was appointed ‘House Master’, his duties including overseeing the administrative and logistical arrangements for the AA studios and atelier within the newly acquired Bedford Square premises. Ching’s stint as House Master stretched only for four years and in 1923 he resigned in order to set up a firm of heating engineers with F. Broadhurst Craig. He married later that year but in the summer of 1924 went into hospital for an operation to mitigate the side-effects of the war-time poison gassing, only to die on the 21st July, 1924 after a second, unsuccessful operation. Photograph of William Ching (centre), G.M. Niccol (left) and unknown Private all in KEH uniform from Auckland Weekly News 14/01/1915.

CHIRNSIDE, R. M. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905
CHITTY, John. 571. Private MIC
CHRISTENSON, Cecil C. 2143. 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 in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.

CHURCHYARD, Archibald. 1510. Former Sapper Royal Engineers 229154, Private KEH, Royal Engineers Railway Transport Department WR/287661 MIC

CHURMS, William H. 351. Private, Lance Corporal. Played Side Drum in KEH band. Discharged 10/11/1919. Civil Servant in the Colonial Office and died of TB.
CLACY, Walter. 1273. Lance Corporal MIC

CLANCY, William M. Joseph. 1297. Private KEH. Private 1/10th Battalion Liverpool Regiment 91433 in 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps in 1917. Entered France 5/05/1015. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Died in hospital of meningitis 16/10/1918 aged 38. Son of John and Winifred Clancy of Moore Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland. Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, United Kingdom.

CLARK, Reginald. 1622. Acting Corporal MIC
CLARK, Thomas. 2024. Private - Northumberland Fusiliers 61179, Tank Corps 302873 MIC
CLARK, William D. 804. Private, Private Durham Light Infantry, Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC

CLARKE, Albert Edmond (Nobby). 1405. Corporal, DOW 15/03/19 received at Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. From Shanghai. Buried in GOOLE CEMETERY, UK.

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, Joseph. 1469. Private, 2050 as well on MIC MIC

KEH 'COA-COO'


COATES, Charles. 406. Private. Discharged 31/03/19.
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 Diggs. 900. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

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
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, William Stanley. 854. Private MIC

COOKE, C. H. Squadron Serjeant Major. 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials. Portrait photograph circa 1905-09.

COOKE, Ewin Edgar. 1580 Private. On 12 April 1918 Ewing sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and elbow in the Defence of Vieille Chapelle. He was admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, France. Discharged from KEH 13/02/1919. Born on 22/01/1892 in Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia the son of Samuel Robert Cooke and Isabella King. Married Dorothy Francis Hunter 31/03/1925 and they had one daughter Lorna Jean Cooke. Ran a champion dairy cattle stud at Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales and died there on 4/01/1972.

COOKE, John Edwin. 1254. Private, KIA 09/04/18. Born in United Kingdom and enlisted from Canada. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE and the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

COOMBES, Valentine Henry. 493. Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2.  KIA 22/03/17 aged 28 as Squadron Serjeant Major. Son of Frank Crouchman Coombes and Priscilla Margaret Coombes, of "Cronulla", 2 Dufferin Terrace, Church Path, Deal, Kent; husband of Elsie Coombes of 192 Francescan Road, Tooting, London. Born at Notting Hill, London and employed as a Junior Assistant, Kensington Public Libraries. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on the British Librarian's Roll of Honour. Portrait photograph shown. 

COOPER, Christopher L. 78. Private MIC

COOPER, E. 207. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal April 1915.

COOPER, Henry Mark Hugh. Lieutenant. 'B' Squadron. Embarkation date 21/05/1915. Died of Wounds 29/07/1915 age 29 and buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London, United Kingdom. Son of Emma Elizabeth Freeman (formerly Cooper), of Reefton, Westland, South Island, New Zealand, and the late Rev. H. S. Cooper, of St. George's, Canterbury, England. Date of birth: 10th March 1886. He was born at Lancing College on the 10th of March 1886, the eldest son of the Reverend Henry Samuel Cooper, house master of Seconds House at Lancing, and Emma Elizabeth (nee Green later Foreman) later of 26 St George's Place, Canterbury. He was christened at Lancing on the 11/04/1886. He was educated at the Junior King's School from September 1898 and at the King's School Canterbury from September 1899 to June 1901. He worked in the Canadian Pacific Railway offices before joining the Cranbrook Branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce as a junior on the 6th of February 1905. In 1907 he transferred to Vancouver in Canada where he worked as a clerk but he left their employ on the 31st of December 1909 and returned to the UK on board the SS "Campania", landing at Liverpool on the 4th of May 1910. On his return he worked as a clerk for the stockbrokers W. H. Trott. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the KEH on the 5/041913 and was promoted to Lieutenant on the 28/11/1914. He embarked for France at Southampton with his Squadron on board the Transport “Palm Branch" on the 21/04/1915 and arrived at Le Havre at 2.30am the following morning. Disembarkation was complete by 8.15am and the troopers made their way up the hill to No. 6 Base Camp. On the 23rd of April they entrained for Steenwerek in Belgium; they then marched to Nieppe where their Division was headquartered. On the evening of the 29/04/1915 the Squadron was ordered to employ all available men for the construction of a strong point behind the front line at Wulverghem about 200 yards northwest of La Plus Douvre Farm. They paraded at 6.30pm and marched up to within half a mile of the position where their horses were picketed. As soon as it was dark they moved up and began work that night. Henry Cooper was in command of fifty men who were detailed to construct a redoubt. They were engaged in this construction for about nearly four weeks during which time they suffered six casualties. Henry Cooper was wounded on the 13/05/1915, becoming the first officer casualty of the Squadron, and was evacuated back to England where he died two months later at the 1st London General Hospital in Camberwell. He is commemorated on the war memorial at the King's School Wimbledon, the memorial at the Royal Military College Sandhurst and  on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

COOPER, Herbert J. 735. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded Military Service Medal 3/06/1918. Discharged 22/02/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

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.

KEH 'COP-CU'


KEH 'COP-CU' KEH 'COP-CU'

COPE, John R. 1203. Private MIC
CORBETT, Frank G. 59. Serjeant MIC
CORDER, Harold C. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39947, GWF no MIC.

CORLETTE, Hubert Christian. The Honourable. Second Lieutenant 1902. Commanded 3rd Troop (Australian) 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials as Lieutenant 1/02/1903. Major in command of the Reserve Squadron KEH 11/06/1914. Placed on half pay 5/06/1915 and transferred as Temporary Major Royal Field Artillery, East Anglia Brigade 14/11/1915. He served as a Staff Officer in the RFA until the end of the war. He was born on 26/06/1869 in Concord, New South Wales, Australia the son of Reverend James Christian Corlette and Frances Edith (nee Manning) Corlette and educated at Sydney Grammar School, Sydney University, London University and the Slade School. He married Florence Gwynnedd Davies Berrington on 7/10/1903 in Llanfair Kilgeddin, Monmouthshire and worked as an architect and was awarded an Order of the British Empire. They had three children during their marriage. He died on 23/04/1956 in Hendon, Middlesex, at the age of 86. Brother was Brigadier General James Montagu Christian Corlette AIF awarded CMG DSO. Photograph of Major H. C. Corlette see Figure 4 and portrait photograph as a Major in 1917 and wearing his KEH headdress badge courtesy of the Norfolk Museums Collection.

CORNER, Leonard. 1907. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61283, Private Tank Corps 302824 MIC
CORNISH, Charles H. 971. Private MIC
COSTELLO, Patrick. 1131. Private MIC

COSTER,  Thomas Edmund.   1083.   Private. Died in service in an asylum in Cork, Ireland. 27/10/18. Buried in CORK MILITARY CEMETERY PARK, IRELAND.

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
COUVE, Noel. 264. Private, Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 24/01/1917

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., Royal Field Artillery is commemorated on the same grave and an elder, G.K., served in the Liverpool Scottish (10th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment. 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 and 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. 177. Acting Serjeant, Acting Serjeant 38th Royal Fusiliers J/136 MIC

COWIE, Graham Robertson. Private KEH. Pre-war service with KEH whilst at Oxford University. Re-enlisted 8/08/1914. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 24/12/1914. Entered France May 1915. Mentioned in dispatches Battle of Loos. Returned to England in June 1916 to complete his studies and graduated 1917 as a medical doctor. Captain South African Medical Corps. DoW 3/12/1918 whilst serving as a Medical Officer to South African Royal Garrison Artillery. 

COX, Frederick Leslie. 610. Private, Second Lieutenant in photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.

COX, Hampden Trevor Ashby. 2090. Private. Born in Barbados, West Indies on 9/03/1895 and served Naparima Light Horse. Left Trinidad for England 3/10/1917. Private died of pneumonia whilst serving in in Ireland 09/05/18. Details of burial unknown.

CRADOCK, Sheldon William Keith Major MIC

CRAM, Jonathan. 1007. Private. Born 1886 in Newport, Fifeshire, Wales and lived in Canada. Saw service with the British Columbia Horse then enlisted in KEH as a Private on 20/03/1915 with occupation stated as rancher and arrived in France 20/10/1915. Wounded with gun shot wound to the leg before injuring both arms when his horse reared and fell on him. Died circa 1965-66.

CRAMPTON, Vivian Moore. 1896. Born in Rhodesia and served as a Private 82 in the Rhodesia Regiment then KEH then commissioned Second Lieutenant 2/4th Dorsetshire Regiment attached to 496th Field Company, Royal Engineers.

CRANE, Arthur A. 769. Private enlisted in KEH 1/12/1914 transferred to 653 Company, Labour Corps as a Corporal 416776 and discharged 28/05/1918.

CRANSTON, Herbert D. 856. Born in Shanghai, China and worked as an Apprentice Maritime Engineer. Enlisted as a Private in the KEH having sailed to London on board SS Suwa Mara 16/10/1914. Entered France 1/06/1915. Wounded in action at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 as a Lance Corporal and discharged 4/04/1919.

CRAWFORD, Charles A. 795. Private KEH discharged 23/02/1919.

CRAWFORD-GREENE, W. P. Born in England and served KEH. Died in 1959.

CRAWSHAY, Lionel R. 1066. Born Honiton, UK on 9/07/1868 and educated at Harrow and then Oxford university 1903-05. Enlisted in KEH as a Private, transferred to Royal Engineers 312892 and served as an Instructor with Computations, Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers. Worked as Colonial Officer in the Bahamas, retired 1934 and died 9/07/1968. Private, Royal Engineers 312892.

CRAYFORD William 1116 Serjeant MIC

CRESSWELL Charles E. 2046 Private. Reported missing Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 22/05/1919.

CRESWICK Henry Forbes. Born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia in 1886. Second Lieutenant in the KEH in 1907 then Lieutenant 1910, commissioned Lieutenant 11/06/1914 (London Gazette 7/09/1914, Captain during WW1. Major attached to Australian Light Horse in 1935 before being killed in a motor vehicle accident 17/08/1935 in Melbourne, Australia where he lived in Toorak. Captain in 1915 see Figure 19.

CROFTS Gordon. Born in England and served KEH.

CROMPTON, Robert (Bobbie) A. 399. Born in Fiji. Corporal arrived in France 21/04/1915, Serjeant 3rd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 22/02/1918. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Became Chief Commissioner of the Fiji Islands Group and died in 1965.

CRONE, Percy. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers MIC

CRONJE, S. W. Private in the King's Colonials and attended the 1908 annual camp as part of the Oxford university detachment. Born in South Africa and was a nephew of the Boer General Cronje.

CROSBY, Harold Parker. 44. Private MIC
CROSS Harold C. 1886 Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 61253, Tank Corps 302826 MIC

CROSS, Reginald George Whitfield. 530. Private enlisted 10/08/1914 and arrived in France 1/06/1915 with 'A' Squadron. Discharged 29/11/1915 due to sickness. Victory medal in a private collection.

CROSSLAND, Frank J. 1096 Private, Royal Fusiliers GS/59100 MIC
CROUCH, Edwin C. 1552. Private KEH, Private Machine Gun Corps 22927, Private Tank Corps, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC

CROWE, Walter William. 577. Lance Corporal KEH. Arrived in France 22/04/1915 and then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, East Yorkshire 21/01/1916. Promoted to Lieutenant 22/07/1917. Placed on retired Officer's list 21/08/1919 due to wounds. 1914/15 Star (K.Edw.H), British War Medal and Victory Medal sold by Sotherby's auctioneers, UK on 23/11/2004.

CROWLEY, John N. 1425. Corporal. Born 6/05/1894 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Enlisted KEH 17/01/1916 and arrived in France 12/09/1916. Posted to the Reserve 21/02/1919. WW2 Corporal DROEC 15/01/1941-30/07/1941. Five family members served in WW1 of whom two were KIA.

CROWTHER, Owen 1945. Private. Born Cape Town, South Africa in 1898. Ex-5th South African Infantry 3857, served in German East Africa and discharged 9/04/1917. Enlisted KEH 9/06/1917 and did not go to France as vision impaired by malaria contracted whilst serving in German East Africa in 1916.

CUBITT, Henry S. 32. First enlisted recruit of the King's Colonials on 4/01/1902. No MIC record for the Great War.

CULLEN, Fred. 1999. Private. Born in Hong Kong and served with the Hong Kong Royal Garrison Artillery

CULNAN, George. 330. Private MIC
CULVERHOUSE, Edward. 1011. Private, Private Corps of Lancers L/18297 MIC
CUMMING, H. L. KEH

CUMMINGS, Frank G. 633. Corporal. Born in Southern Rhodesia. Discharged 13/02/1919 and died 03/1946.

CUNINGHAME, Charles Lennon. Second Lieutenant - ex-9th Cavalry Reserve, KEH, 3rd Hussars MIC

CUNNINGHAM, Cecil Robert. 54. Lance Corporal Trumpeter. Discharged 16/03/1916 and died 29/10/17 aged 30. Born in India in 1887, son of John Cunningham, of 17, Compdale Road, Tufnell Park, London. HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON, UK. Served in King's Colonials 309. Service record available.

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

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

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'


DAINES, Lionel. R. Colonel. Private in the King's Colonials having enlisted on 17/03/1905, was in KEH Colchester Camp 1911 photograph and discharged from service 17/03/1914. Served in the Indian Army in WW1. Saw extensive service in WW2 at Dunkirk, North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, Normandy and the Rhine. Became a Lieutenant Colonel. Living in Rhodesia in 1951. Awarded Military Cross. Named in a photograph at Colchester camp in 1911 see Figure 61.

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 (Dick) Frederick William. 1051. Serjeant. Entered France 20/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Tank Corps 3/02/1918. Died 26/02/1919. Son of William Darrel, of New Zealand; husband of Annie Darrel, of Bangkok, Siam. Medals claimed by widow living in Siam. Buried in Manor Green Cemetery, England. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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. 'B' Squadron. KIA 09/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle aged 34. Killed with Lieutenant Pinckney when trying to break through the German troops who had enveloped the bridge head at Vieille Chapelle. One of three sons of George D. and Emma Davidson, of "Geraldra", Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia. Name commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Photograph shown in 'War Services of Old Melbournians' compiled and edited by J. Beacham Kiddle OBE.  Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

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. Argentinian who enlisted from Argentinian Railway staff.

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. Discharged 1/07/1919. Photograph on kingedwardshorse.net

DAVIS, Henry G. 1214. Private MIC
DAVIS, William. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged medically unfit.

DAVISON, Edward Summer. 1031. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
DAVISON, William. 1459. Private MIC
DAWS, Reginald J. 595. Private MIC

DAWSON, Guy Harnett. 675. Corporal. 'B' and 'C' Squadrons. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 23/1/1916. Entered France 22/04/1915. Later Captain Labour Corp. Lived in South America and attended 3rd Regimental reunion in South America. Died in 1961.

DAWSON, James. 1452. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/354262 MIC

DAWSON, Oswald Charles. 1106. Corporal. Enlisted after arriving in England 22/05/1915. Entered France 2/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers attached Royal Flying Corps 3/11/1916. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross 8/02/1919 when acting as Observer supporting the Desert Mounted Corps 19-26/09/1918 attached to 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps. Brother of Robert Dyer Dawson 1526 also in KEH. Born in Bombala, New South Wales, Australia on 1/01/1887 the son of Robert Weston Dawson and Eleanor Mary Bowler. Married Kathleen Elsie Fedden in Suva, Fiji on 17/03/1920. He died on 1/05/1974.

DAWSON, Overend William James. 1668. Private. KIA 27/10/17. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Born 11/11/1881 in Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia the son of Robert Potter and Louisa Potter and grew up in Lancashire, England. Photograph of gravestone shown.

DAWSON, Robert Dyer. 1526. Corporal. Discharged 22/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Brother of Corporal Oswald Charles Dawson 1106 who also served with KEH. Born in Bombala, New South Wales, Australia on 5/07/1884 and died in 5/03/1955 in Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia.

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 BALLARDIE, J. 5. Private. King's Colonials. Awarded Imperial Yeomanry Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Nov 1907.

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. Discharged 6/11/1919.
DENING, Douglas Montgomery Second Lieutenant, Royal 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. Lieutenant. 3rd Troop, 'C' Squadron. Served in re-War KEH with University Squadron. Mobilised 4/08/1914, promoted to Corporal 11/10/1914, Serjeant 5/01/1915, entered France 22/04/1915 and commissioned 9/09/1915 as a Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant 1/7/1917. Served in Italy after France and Ireland. Discharged 3/12/1918. Born in 1890 to His Honour John Edward Denniston of the Supreme Court in Canterbury, New Zealand. Studied at Christ's College Cambridge University. Returned to teach in Australia and New Zealand in Christchurch. Died in 1965. Noted in 'Southland Times' newspaper article 17/09/1915 as having been offered a commission and had served pre-War with the Regiment.

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
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 Liverpool Regiment 85707 MIC
DEVOS, Arthur Edward Graham.1318. Private, Private Rifle Brigade E200730, Second Lieutenant Chinese Labour Corps MIC
DE WHALLEY, John Joseph Arthur. 76. Private. Student of University of London.
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. Mentioned in Despatches (twice). 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
DIMMOCK, Thomas. 693. Private MIC
DINES, Ernest. 1051. Trumpeter MIC

DINWOODIE, Edwin Maxwell. 896. Private. 'C' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged 27/03/1919. Lived in South America and attended third re-union in 1945. Brother Allegne Maxwell Dinwoodie was also with the Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff and served with Army Service Corps.

DIXON, John Brownlow. xx03. Private, Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps MIC

DODDS, Walter Melbourne. 1005. Captain Northumberland Fusiliers, Private KEH MIC
DOHERTY, Joseph. 1273. Private. Royal Engineers 193768, WR/126881. Did not serve in France. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

DOLPHIN, John. 1514. Private, Private Labour Corps 650271 MIC
DONALD, James William. 924. Private MIC

DONALD, Walter Alan. Sergeant KEH. Student at University College, Oxford University. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 2nd Reserve of Cavalry, transferred to the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. Entered France 17/10/1915. Noted in the 'Otago Witness' newspaper 21/04/1915. From Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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).

DOUGLAS-HILL, Arthur Percy. 762. Private MIC
DOWLE, Maurice. 2051. Private 2070 MIC
DOWLING, Geoffrey B. 412. Private. Discharged 14/12/1918.
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
DRAPER, William F. 518. Private MIC
DRENNAN, J. E. 24. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant MIC
DREW, Thomas Kenneth. 1248. Private MIC

DRUBE, Frederick Peter. 524 Lance Corporal. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

DRUMMOND, Oswald. 1416. Acting Serjeant MIC
DRURY, Charles James. 2015. Private Dragoon Guards 5561, Private Dorsetshire 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

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

DUNKIN, Alfred D. H. 1144. Private MIC

KEH 'EA -ED'


KEH 'EA -ED' KEH 'EA -ED'
EARLE, George Hughes. Former 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, Captain and Adjutant King's Colonials 1905 and retired in 1910. London Gazette 1/04/1908 Adjutant. 

EARLE, Lionel. 700. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

EARLE, Robert (Bob) Charles. 1319. Private. Born 14/12/1871 in Wanganui, New Zealand the son of the late Dr Robert Charles and Mrs. Eliza Ellen (Mason) Earle and died 17/05/1964. 'Wanganui Herald' newspaper 21/076/1918 reported he was wounded and presumed to have been killed in action at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. He was taken prisoner having been shot in the stomach and right elbow. He had served in Ireland in 1916 then France and Italy. Discharged 5/03/1919. Commemorated on the WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR 1914 - 1918, attended 1882-84. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

EAST, Reginald W. 620. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915.
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 British War Medal which was sold with his sweetheart badge on an electronic auction site. He sent the postcard shown in Figures 17 and 18.

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 KEH and was commissioned from the rank of Acting Corporal 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. Awarded 1937 Coronation medal.  Died 29 December 1957. Medals sold at auction by Dixons Medals, dixonmedals.co.uk, 2018). 

EDDOWES, Cecil Stanton. 2242. Private
EDKINS, Raymond J. 1176. Private
EDWARDS, Francis W. 286. Serjeant. Discharged 8/09/1919.

EDWARDS, Frederick. 1266. Serjeant. 3rd Troop 'A' Squadron. From Bolivia. Private 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Not entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Discharged 31/05/1919. Lived in South America and attended third re-union in 1945.

EDWARDS, Harry. 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). Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK, March 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' 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 KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 9/08/1917 later Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Awarded Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Born 5/09/1887
in Liverpool, Lancashire, England and lived in Grassendale, Liverpool. Educated at the Liverpool Institute and worked for the Bank of Liverpool. Award of his DSO reported in the 'Liverpool Echo' newspaper 10/07/1918 where it states he was a Company Sergeant Major a rank which does not exist in a Yeomanry regiment. Died in Sep 1951. 

ELLISON, Arthur David. Private. KEH. Born 2 June 1894 in Dunga Gali, India. Attended Cambridge and Enlisted in the King Edwards Horse 4.8.1914 and obtained a commission in December 1914 as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. Promoted Captain in 1917 he took part in the battles of Vimy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Sanctuary Wood and Menin Road, in October 1917 he was severely wounded and gassed, returned to France in October 1918 as Acting Major and demobilised in 1919. Awarded Military Cross. In August of 1919 he sailed to Siam as the Surveyor to the Siamese Government, in 1921 he transferred to the Borneo Company. He died from burns received during the destruction of the Borneo Companies Office by fire. Died (burns) in Siam 21/01/1924.

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. Freemason in King's Colonials Masonic Lodge. He was attached to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as Assistant Paymaster to the New Zealand Forces and died of pneumonia on the 17/11/1918 aged 34.  Son of George and Louisa Ely (nee Valentine); husband of Lillian Ely (nee Hunt). Buried in KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS) CEMETERY, UK. Photograph from 1904 camp. 

EMERY, Harold. 2012. Private
EMOND, George. 1030. Private. KIA 22/03/1917. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE and Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
EMTAGE, William Lashley. 97. Private KEH attached Dragoon Guards, Lieutenant then Captain 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 H. 424. Private. Discharged physically unfit 1/06/1918.
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
EVERILL, Jack V. 973. Private

EWBANK, Reginald R. 775. Corporal, Acting Serjeant then Serjeant. He was born in Liverpool 1890, served North West Mounted Police, died 20/7/53. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Bar and the medals to Serjeant Ewbank are held in a private collection in Australia. Obituary and photograph from Old Comrades Association Bulletin.


KEH 'F-FI'


FAHEY, Frederick O. 1315. Private.

FAIRBROTHER, Walter H. 250. Corporal, Staff Serjeant, Acting Serjeant. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal April 1917 as Shoeing Smith Corporal. Discharged 1/07/1920.

FAIRBURN, Frederick A. 953. Private.

FALCONER, Reginald Keith. 255. Private. Born in 1892, served with KEH from 22/04/1915 until discharged 5/04/1919. He died in 1959. 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals sold at auction in the UK by Dix Noonan Webb in February 2020.

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 Walter. 1504. Private. KIA 31/07/1917 aged 26. Son of Mr. R. and Mrs. F. Fearnley, of 31 St. James Street, Leeds. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, BELGIUM.  Brother of Private William George Fearnley 1503 and tragically both KIA within a month of each other.

FEARNLEY, William George. 1503 Private. KIA 26/08/1917 aged 25. Son of Mr. R. and Mrs. F. Fearnley of 31 St. James Street, Leeds. Born Norwich, Norfolk. Returned from Australia in 1915 to enlist. Buried in Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders. Brother of Private Ernest Walter Fearnley 1503 and tragically both KIA within a month of each other. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

FEGAN, Daniel. 13. Regimental Sergeant Major Daniel Fegan, 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. The Honourable. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19. Accidentally wounded 30/06/1915 at Divisional Bombing School. Second Lieutenant, Captain Coldstream Guards. KIA 11/10/1917 aged 23 with 2nd Bn. Coldstream Guards. Son of the Earl and Countess of Denbigh of Newnham Paddox, Lutterworth, Rugby. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

FIELDING, Morris Granville. 201. Australian. Corporal 2nd Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH. Commissioned 5/05/1916 Captain 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and awarded the Military Cross. Born in Sydney 30 June 1892. Joined the Oxford University Troop of KEH 2/01/1912.

FELL, Vincent. 785. Serjeant, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61296
FELLGETT, Sidney James. 1642. Serjeant. Argentinian who enlisted from Argentinian Railway staff.
FERGUSON, Thomas. 1487. Private, 2114 on MIC as well

FERRARIO, John E. 1133. Private KEH (incorrect spelling on BWM and Victory medal rolls as Ferraris under 2KEH and not KEH, however, noted in Old Comrades Association of KEH in 1946 supports KEH and not 2KEH), Lieutenant commissioned KEH 1/10/1915 then Captain 11th Battalion Tank Corps. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915. , ). Awarded Military Cross and Bar with the Tank Corps. MC and Bar group of four awarded to Captain J. E. Ferrario, 16th Battalion, Tank Corps, and King Edward’s Horse, the bar being awarded for conspicuous gallantry at Mortho Wood on 8 October 1918. Military Cross, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar, reverse of cross inscribed ‘Lieut., King Edward’s Horse’; 1914-15 Star (1133 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.) M.C. London Gazette 18 June 1917, (2nd Lieut., King Edward’s Horse). ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, while on reconnaissance. He displayed great coolness and skill in withdrawing his patrol under heavy fire, covering the retirement himself. His personal example was splendid.’ Bar to M.C. London Gazette 15 February 1919. The recommendation states ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Mortho Wood, Villers-Outreaux, on 8 October 1918, when he assisted his company reconnaissance officer in successfully laying tape under heavy shell fire through German posts to German main line. Later he tried to get into a burning tank to rescue some of the crew; the tank was being heavily shelled. Again, later, he went forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire to make sure that the last tank of his section had got into action. During the whole action he displayed total disregard to his personal safety.’ Was living in Trindad in 1946. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in April 2004.

FERREIRA, Edwin L. 1296. Private
FERRIER, Alexander. 2058. Private 2071 on MIC as well

FEZAN, . Regimental Serjeant Major King's Colonials 1902 former service with 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards (Photograph see Figure 5).

FFRENCH, V. T. H. 372. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service 22/03/1918.
FIELD, Albert. 1055. Private, Tank Corps 300509

FIELDING, Morris Glanville. 201. Australian. Corporal 2nd Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH. Captain 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and awarded the Military Cross. Born in Sydney 30 June 1892. Joined the Oxford University Troop of KEH 2/01/1912.

FILLIS, Cecil E. 1941. Private, Corporal 4th Mounted Rifles 126

FILMER, Geoffrey F. 863. Private, 'A' Squadron. Acting Captain Surrey Yeomanry 863. Severely wounded upper arm 22/06/1915.

FINCH, William. 1384. Private, Company of Dragoons D/32095
FINKLE, James. 156? Corporal, Corporal Tanks Corps 302860, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61225

FINLAY Alan Gordon. Second Lieutenant KEH late Second Lieutenant Gordon Highlanders 4/09/1914 and Temporary Captain 9th Battalion Devonshire Regiment 12/1914.

FINLAY, Reginald George. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905 and then Lieutenant 1/05/1907. Lieutenant KEH 1910. Captain Special List 2/04/1913 KEH. Born in England, lived Henley-on-Thames and died 20/02/1952 aged 70. Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.  

FINNELLY William A. 1634 Private. Discharged 14/12/1918.
FINNEY A. Private. Born in South Africa and died in 1943 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

FINNEY, Vincent. 1223. Private KIA 09/04/1918 aged 42 defending Vieille Chapelle. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lude Finney of 19 Witham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

FISH Joseph. 499. Private. Enlisted 26/08/1914 and discharged due to illness 25/02/1916.

FISHER Alexander. 436. Staff Serjeant, Serjeant. Arrived in France 22/04/1915 with 4th Troop, 'C' Squadron and discharged 5/04/1919 (Possible photograph see Figure 23).

FISHER, Edward Henry. 397. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 26/01/1917 'B' Squadron. Orderly Officer 'A' Squadron 9/04/1918. Also served in Italy. KIA 09/04/1918 aged 21 defending Vieille Chapelle. Son of Henry Edward and Matilda Ann Fisher of 64 Westover Road, Wandsworth, London. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

FISHER, Hyman. 202169 Private
FISHER, Walter. 1125. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 71547

FISHER-DEANE, . King's Colonials 1904-07 with 'B' Squadron and then pre-war KEH.

FISHLOCK, Aynsley C. 1621. Private then Lance Corporal, Private Dragoon Guards 393869. From Ireland. Awarded Military Medal LG 20/08/1919. Transferred to the Reserve 7/03/1919.

FITCH, Stephen. 1963. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61209, Private Tank Corps 302820

FITTON, John. 1098. Private. 'B' Squadron 1916. Transferred to Reserve 18/02/1919. Private (Trooper) in 1915 photograph at the Curragh, Ireland alongside Trooper Mulley (see Nominal Roll under MULLEY).

FITZGERALD, Francis John. 1168. Private, Lance Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 40559, Second Lieutenant Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
FITZGERALD, William Patrick Gerald. 1313. Private

FITZ-HERBERT, John Aloysius. 326. Private KEH. Born in Launceston, Tasmania on 19/05/1892. Enlisted in KEH in 1913 whilst at Trinity College, Cambridge and originally attended Sydney University. Arrived in France 22/04/1915 with 'C' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery 20/10/1915 and absorbed into Anti-Aircraft Section, Royal Artillery 7/06/1916. Lieutenant 1/07/1917. Seconded to Royal Flying Corps 31/08/1917. Observer with 15 Squadron RAF 1/04/1018 and wounded 2/05/1918 in an aeroplane crash near Amiens. Returned to England 3/06/1918 and transferred to Royal Garrison Artillery 3/06/1918. Awarded Military Cross 1917 and Mentioned in Despatches. Became a Professor at Adelaide University from 1928 and died in South Australia 15/04/1970. Commemorated on the Sydney University Roll.

FITZPATRICK Clement. 983. Private. Born in England in 1882, enlited 1/03/1915 and arrived in France 21/04/1915 with 'C' Squadron. Attended Cadet School 8/09/1916 and commissioned Second Lieutenant 20/10/1916 in Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Prior service of two years with Uttar Pradesh Light Horse Volunteers and occupation on enlistment with KEH stated as Police Officer.

FITZWATER Charles F. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/12428


KEH 'FL-FU'


KEH 'FL-FU' KEH 'FL-FU'
FLASHMAN, Frank. 6. Saddler Serjeant. Enlisted 7/04/1913, entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 2/07/1918.
FLEMING, Royd. 1189. Private
FLETCHER, Edward A. 1496. Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61174

FLIGHT, Frederick H. 2084. Private. Awarded the Territorial Forces War Medal.

FLOYD, Sidney. 105? Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/327?
FOGARTY, Harry R. 1632. Private
FOLEY, James. 1850. Private. Private Liverpool Regiment 85683?, Private Tank Corps 302883

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 was 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 (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. Medals sold by Dix Noonan Webb auctioneers, UK in 2017.

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

FORT, George Seymour. Honourable. Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902 and commanded 2nd Troop (New South Wales) 'C' Squadron (Australasian) in 1903 (Photograph see Figure 4). Captain in King's Colonials 2/07/1904.

FORTESCUE, Henry. Senior Major, King's Colonials 1905 joined 20/07/1904. Colonel, Commanding Officer April 1909 - January 1913, late 17th Lancers. Awarded Coronation medal 1911 (Photograph see Figure 8).

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. 'A' Squadron. Emigrated to Argentina before the Great War and returned to join up in 1914/15. Entered France 28/07/1915 and discharged 3/03/1919. Note on the Great War Forum indicates that his British War Medal and Victory Medal are held in a private collection. Brother of Reginald Hannay Fothergill.

FOTHERGILL, Reginald Hannay. Private. 'A' Squadron. Brother of William Hannay Fothergill noted on Great War Forum as having been hospitalised.

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 (Jim) William. 529. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 14/09/1915. Lieutenant KEH. Same Troop as Private George Bull. Born 6/02/1891 in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia. Ran a riding school at Cranbourne, Victoria. Two sons one of whom was killed in WW2. Served in the Citizen Military Forces in WW2. Died 21/09/1960 in Moorooduc, Victoria.

FRANKLIN, Brian. 425. Corporal. Discharged 13/02/1919.
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 F. 1921 Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 80437
FRAZER, Donald. 974. Private
FREEMAN, Frank. 1645. Private.

FREEMAN, H. I. 103. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant, King's Colonials, KEH. Serjeant Freeman pictured at Colchester Camp 1911 see Figure 61. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Awarded Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal April 1914.

FREEMAN, John Christian. 1565. Private 3rd South African Mounted Regiment 2329.
FRODSHAM, Henry Freer. 852. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps Cavalry 105526, Second Lieutenant then Captain Labour Corps

FRODSHAM, Hugh R. S. 584. Serjeant. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry at Maulde 9/11/1918.

FRY, James Leslie Rood. 1235. Private
FRYER, Horace W. 687. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40558
FULLER, Charles C. 141. Corporal, Staff Serjeant, Serjeant. Discharged 8/05/1919.
FULLER, Charles Drury. Private, Flying Officer Royal Air Force

FULLER, E. A. 47. Farrier Serjeant. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal April 1917.

FULLER, Percy. 536. Shoeing Smith, Serjeant

FULLER, Stanley. 28. Farrier Staff Serjeant, Farrier Quarter Master Serjeant. Originally in King's Colonials enlisted 20/07/1906. With 'A' Squadron when entered France 22/04/1915 then 3rd Troop 'B' Squadron in 1916 and discharged 19/07/1916. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal April 1917. Photograph and biography available www.kingedwardhorse.net. Father or brother of E. A Fuller, Percy Fuller and Thomas Fuller?

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, as a Major commanded a Squadron of the KEH in WW1. Major Sir Ralph Furse, Colonial Service, late King Edward's Horse. ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE, K.C.M.G., neck badge and breast star in silver, gilt and enamels, the set contained in its Garrard case of issue, some minor chips to the enamel on the reverse of the badge, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER, G.V.R.,with second award bar suspension ring re-soldered; 1914-15 STAR (Capt., K. Edw. H.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS, Mentioned in Despatches (twice) (Major); JUBILEE 1935; CORONATION 1937, the group mounted as worn and sold with a copy of his autobiography 'Aucuparius - Recollections of a Recruiting Officer' London, 1962. DSO., London Gazette 26th July, 1918: 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile attack when he held for over five hours, 900 yards of a system with a hundred men and a weak company of infantry, ultimately withdrawing in good order, in spite of hand-to-hand fighting in the trenches. His skill and courage were most marked.' Bar to DSO., London Gazette, 8th March, 1919: (details 4th October, 1919). 'He handled the advance guard of Corps Mounted Troops in a most skilful and dashing manner during the advance from Lille to the Escaut on the 18th and 19th October, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun fire he turned the enemy's flanks and drove them out with the loss of one man killed and one wounded. He showed cool courage and able leadership throughout.' M.I.D., London Gazette, 20th December, 1918 and 5th July 1919. Major Sir Ralph Dolignon Furse, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., made a unique personal contribution to the history of the British Colonial Service. Born in September, 1887, the son of J. H. M. Furse, he was educated at Eton and Balliol College. In 1909 he was brought into touch with the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Lewis Harcourt, who was looking for an additional Assistant Private Secretary, to help his co-called 'patronage' work. Up to that time apart from the Eastern Cadetships, which were filled by competitive examination, recruitment for the Colonial Service had been sporadic and not on such a scale as to call for any special organization. The rapid development from 1900 onwards, of the hitherto un-administered inland territories of Tropical Africa changed all that. When Furse came to the Colonial Office in 1910 the administrative staffs alone of the Tropical African Dependencies had increased from a mere handful to a total of nearly 500. To deal with this situation was the task offered to Ralph Furse, he undertook it with alacrity. Though in form a personal Private Secretary to the Minister, and liable to discharge on a change in the incumbency, he was too good to lose, and he was kept on until 1914, by which time he had established a close relationship with University Appointments Boards and other sources of supply and had built up a system of selection based on the candidate's personal record and the impression made by him at interview. After his service in King Edward's Horse in the First World war, the Colonial office again turned to Furse, and in 1919 he was once more installed as Assistant Private Secretary (appointments). From 1919 onwards, Furse, though still holding no official position and still nominally a member of the personal entourage of the Secretary of State, was in practice the head of an efficient and growing Recruitment Department. The separation of the Dominions Office from the Colonial Office in 1925, and the appointment of a Colonial Governor, Sir Samuel Wilson, as Permanent Under-Secretary of State, enabled attention to be given to the need for reorganization of the office. Furse felt that satisfactory recruitment would be made possible only if the Colonial public services could be unified on a functional basis instead of being regarded as entirely separate territorial organizations. Largely as a result of Furse's representations that Leo Amery, as Secretary of State, decided in 1929 to set up a committee, under the chairmanship of Sir Warren Fisher to go into the question of recruitment. As a result of this committee's recommendation, the policy of unification was accepted by the succeeding Secretary of State, Lord Passfield; a Personnel Division was set up in the Colonial Office and Furse, along with his team of assistants, was admitted by special dispensation to the established Civil Service to form that half of the new division which was to be responsible for recruitment and training. Furse took a full share in the subsequent working out of the unification policy, and under his direction (he was now styled Director of Recruitment) the staffing of the Colonial Service went ahead until the outbreak of war in 1939. One of Furse's major concerns was the establishment of Colonial Administrative Service courses at Oxford and Cambridge, and also, subsequently, at London University. During the Second World War he initiated further study of the problem which was undertaken by a committee under the chairmanship of the late Duke of Devonshire when Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State. As a result the well known 'Devonshire' courses were established after the war. Furse retired officially in 1948 but continued until 1950 to act as part-time adviser to the Colonial Office on training questions. He published 'Aucuparius: Recollections of a Recruiting Officer' in 1962 and died in Exeter on the 1st October, 1973 aged 87. Only four DSO's were awarded to the KEH during the Great War and only Furse went on to win a bar to the decoration. Eleven uniform and equipment items of Major Furse's are held in the National Army Museum. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in December 1992. Photograph of Major Furse taken at from Royal Review 5th July, 1953 (King Edward's Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin 20: 1953) and in 1915 see Figure 19.

FUTCHER, Cyril 1380. Corporal, 2nd Notts & Derby Regiment Second Lieutenant

KEH 'G'


KEH 'G' KEH 'G'
GABBUTT, James F. 890. Serjeant. Enlisted from Shanghai. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. Served with Shanghai Municipal Police. Died in 1938.

GABBUTT, L. 1705. Private, Private Military Foot Police P13611.

GABRIELSEN, Maurice (Morris). 376. Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted pre-war KEH 17/12/1912. Entered France 1/06/1915. Died 10/12/1918 aged 25 after being discharged with tuberculosis 7/09/1918. Son of David and Rose Gabrielsen of 3 Windermere Terrace, Prince's Park, Liverpool. Buried in 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 Park, Merseyside. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

GAIR, Samuel. 1387. Private. Discharged 15/07/1919.
GALLAGHER, Charles. 1624. Private, Labour Corps 570488.

GALLOWAY, James. 1292. Private. Born in South Africa in 1882. Prior service of 12 years with Diamonds Field Artillery. Enlisted KEH 10/11/1915. Discharged 10/04/1916 charged with misconduct.

GALLOP, Betram Powell. 594. Private. Entered France 10/11/1915 and commissioned Second Lieutenant 10th Reserve Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 4/08/1916 later Captain Cheshire Yeomanry.

GALLWEY, Maurice Hylton Frankland Pyne. 923. Private, Lieutenant then Lieutenant Grenadier Guards.

GALT Horace Vernon 937 Private. Born Southsea, Hants in 1876. Enlisted 11/02/1915. Discharged on medical grounds 17/07/1918. Prior service of 12 years in the Natal Mounted Rifles as Private 1442.

GALT, Kenneth V. 1309. Private. 'A' Squadron. From Trinidad having sailed 18/101/1915. Wounded at Savy Wood near Arras, France on 22/3/17. Transferred to the Reserve 15/07/1919. Old Comrades Bulletin notes him living in the US in 1946.

GAMMEN, Harry. 2186. Private.

GANN, Felix. 1432. Private. Enlisted 22/01/1916. Transferred to 6th Battalion Royal Fusiliers then 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Entered France 12/10/1917 and discharged 26/12/1917.

GARDINER, Frederick C. 1313. Private, Lance Corporal Machine Gun Corps 154614
GARDINER, George H. 1758. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85786

GARDINER, Jack D. ('Puss', John). 1323. Private. Australian. Transferred to the reserve 17/06/1919. Died Sydney 06/1951. Photograph see Figure 31.

GARDNER, S. F. Private. 'B' Squadron. Died 24/11/56 at Sanderstead, London.

GARRETT, Alfred John. 66. Serjeant. Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1884. Served in KEH 8/01/13 - 28/02/13 then re-enlisted 1/03/13. Embodied 5/08/14. Corporal 27/12/14, Serjeant 25/11/15, OR, Serjeant 11/03/17. Arrived in France 21/04/15, wounded during service and discharged 31/03/19.

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

GARRISON, Robert Harold. 236. Private. Born in 1892 in Montreal, Canada. Enlisted KEH 28/11/1911 and served to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 23/06/1913. Discharged 31/08/1914 as a student.

GARRONE, E. G. Noted in Old Comrades Association bulletin. Prior service in the 21st Lancers.

GARSTIN, Crosbie 612. Crosbie was born in Mount Vernon, Newlyn, Cornwall to Norman Garstin and Louisa ‘Dochie’ née Jones. He was the eldest of three children; Denys (later Denis) (1890 – 1918) and Alethea (1894 – 1978). He was educated at Brandon House, Cheltenham, Elstow School, Bedford and in Germany. He was head-boy of his school due to sporting prowess in rugby union and swimming. As a young man he traveled and worked as a bronco buster in Montana, United States and as a lumberjack in Canada. He also traveled to China, Hawaii, Japan and Morocco. On returning home his father, fed-up with Crosbie's inability to get suitable qualifications and hold down a job, sent him to South Africa. From 1912, he ran a cattle ranch in Bechuanaland, and acted as a bush ranger to the Tati Concessions. With the outbreak of World War I he came back to Britain and in October 1914 joined 'B' Squadron of the KEH as a private. The regiment left for France on 21 April 1915 and Garstin was promoted to lance corporal shortly before leaving. He was commissioned on the battlefield as a Second Lieutenant on 14 September 1915, and joined 'C Squadron, which was attached to the 47th (London) Division at Nœux-les-Mines and was involved in the Battle of Loos and on the Italian Front. In 1916, he was posted to Dublin as an Intelligence Officer during the rebellion there. As well as writing poetry he made contributions to Punch magazine which were well received. Garstin disappeared when returning from a party to a friend's yacht Osprey in the Salcombe estuary on 19 April 1930. The rowing boat capsized and his body was never found despite Garstin being a strong swimmer and other two occupants of the boat surviving. His widow, Lillian (née Barkworth) was Mayor of Penzance in 1962–63. Items of his uniform and equipment from his service in the KEH in the collection of the National Army Museum. 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. Presumably brother or Father/Son of W. V. Gattey.

GATTEY, W. V. 3. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. King's Colonials. Presumably brother or Father/Son of F. V. Gattey.

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, James Gordon. 1027. Private. From Southern Rhodesia. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 9/07/1916 then Lieutenant 176th Company Royal Engineers. Died 1946 in Scotland.

GEOGHEGAN, Robert G. 690. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 30/07/1919.
GERRETT, Leopold E. 668. Private, Acting Corporal Tank Corps 112115
GIBBES, Francis Guilding Vincent. 1368 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85730

GIBLIN, James. 752. 'A' Squadron. Arrived in France 2/06/1915 and discharged 3/03/1919.

GIBSON, Alfred John. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910 commanded the 1st Troop 'A' Squadron. Promoted to Lieutenant 11/06/1913. Died in Brentwood, London in Sep 1949.

GIBSON, Fenton M. 1281. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Marine Light Infantry 22/06/1917.

GIDDINGS, Joseph. 1475. Private. Born in 1893 in England. Enlisted 4/04/1916 and transferred as Private 29077 to 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade 12/12/1916. Entered France 23/05/1917, wounded 5/05/1918 and discharged 22/03/1919.

GILBERT, William Eric. 980. Private. From Rhodesia. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 16/04/1917. Entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant for his actions at Leuze on 9/11/1918.

GILES, Samuel C. 1096. Private. Private Labour Corps 460121
GILLIANT, L. A. Lieutenant.
GIPSON, George 2032. Private. Born in Hong Kong. Entered France 19/07/1918. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Chinese Labour Corps.

GIRVAN, Robert L. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 26/06/1915.

GLADSTONE, Stuart L. 163. Lance Corporal. 'A' Squadron. From North Wales. Then noted as in 2nd Section, 1st Troop 'C' Squadron June 1917. Transferred as a Lance Corporal to the Royal Flying Corps 318002 on 16/04/1918.

GLADWISH, Edward Lovell. 841. Serjeant. Born in Hastings, Sussex, England 23/07/1879. Prior service in the South African Constabulary 1902-07. Enlisted from Shanghai 16/10/1914. Entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 5/04/1919. Served with the Shanghai Municipal Police 1908-24. Photo from newspaper cutting when he was awarded the DCM. 

GLASSPOOL, George. 116. Farrier Quarter Master Serjeant. Enlisted 1/03/1913 and discharged 2/02/1919. Served with Reserve Regiment and did not see service in France. Possibly brother of James and son of Walter Glasspool.

GLASSPOOL, James A. 438. Private. Discharged 5/04/1919 (Shown in photograph Figure 23 as named Glasspool and a Private in the photograph). Possibly brother of George and son of Walter Glasspool.

GLASSPOOL, Walter. T. 269. Farrier Serjeant (Warrant Officer Class 2). 4th Troop, 'C' Squadron. Discharged 5/04/1919 and died in 1940. Possibly the father of George and/or James Glasspool by age at date of death.

GLEABELL, W. J. Private
GLEADELL, William. 1119. Private. Private. Enlisted 31 May 1915. Discharged 12/11/918.

GLEN, John Arthur. 1077. Private. Born in Islington and enlisted at Bishops Stortford. KIA 09/04/1918 aged 31 defending Vieille Chapelle. Son of John and Charlotte Glen and lived at 73 Cavendish Avenue, Eastbourne. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.  Information courtesy of the Eastbourne War Memorial Copyright www.rollofhonour.com 

GLENIE, Julian William. Born in Ceylon. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, 70th Burma Rifles, Indian Army. Accidentally killed 26/09/1920 aged 23. Son of Reginald and Elizabeth Glenie of Ceylon. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, IRAQ.

GLENIE, Walter Bernard. 1598. Private. Born in Ceylon and previous 2 years service Ceylon Planters Rifle Corp. Enlisted KEH 1/08/1914 and transferred to Rifle Brigade as Private S/29113. Entered France 13/06/1917 and discharged 3/08/1919.

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, C. B. 145 Corporal. Born in Liverpool in 1893. Served in KEH 21/10/1910 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 3/06/1913 and discharged 7/08/1914. Re-enlisted as a Corporal 30/05/1914.

GODWIN, Charles Cayley. 679. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

GOLDEN, Albert. 1437. Private. Discharged 9/04/1919.
GONZALES, Andres. 1307. Private, KEH. Private Labour Corps 414475. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915. Died in Trinidad in 1945.

GOOD, Frederick Leopold 430 Private. Born in 1893 in India and saw service in the pre-war KEH. Re-enlisted 14/06/1914 and discharged 8/10/1914.

GOODE, Arthur Hedley. Private. Australian served in pre-war KEH. Service details available on www.kingedwardshorse.net

GOODING, Oscar. 933. Serjeant. Born in England, worked in India 1911-14 and was on the Indian Army Officers Reserve. Returned to England in 1914 and enlisted in KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 1/01/1918 with the rank of Acting Serjeant Major. Returned to India in 1919 and emigrated to Western Australia in 1948.

GOODWIN, Arthur E. 2073. Private. Entered France 14/10/1915 with 2KEH as Private 1775. Transferred to KEH as Private 2073.

GOODWIN, P. H. Private. Died in the UK in 1956.

GORDON, John. 1142. Lance Corporal. 'B' Squadron.  KIA 15/08/17 at Passchendaele. Born 6/09/1887 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Son of James Gordon and Elizabeth Chalmers of Middlemuir, Methlick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Enlisted from Fiji and entered France 19/11/1915. Buried in the BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

GORDON, R. 153021. Private. Private Military Mounted Police P/17400.
GORDON, William. 1544. Private. Private Tank Corps 112196.

GOSS, Sydney. 1483. Private. Enlisted from the Falkland Islands. Reported missing in the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Transferred to the Reserve 1/04/1919.

GOUGH, Frederick. 1169. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 152602.
GOW, Lance Corporal. Noted in KEH History.

GRACIE, T. S. Private. From New Zealand. Transferred to the East Lancashire Regiment. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

GRAHAM, B. S. L. Private. Reported missing at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 in KEH History. Not recorded as DoW or KIA.

GRAHAM, Gordon. 1467. Private, Private Army Service Corps R/384007.

GRANT, Fred. D/18075. Private 1st Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons with same regimental number for all - entitled to British War and Victory medals with no overseas service recorded on MIC. British War Medal offered for sale on electronic auction site March 2020.

GRANT, James. 1189. Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 111990.
GRANT, Lewis Alexander. 912. Private. Born 1890 in the West Indies. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 16/07/1915 later Captain 3rd/6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

GRAPE, Owen Sidney. 931. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant KEH 24/09/1917 later Lieutenant.

GRATER, Montague 408. Private served pre-WW1 KEH with 'D' Squadron. Born in 1880 in Stoke Newington, England and prior service with 1st Volunteer Company, Royal Fusiliers in South Africa 11/05/1900-10/06/1901. Promoted to Colour Sergeant Royal Fusiliers by 1912. Arrived in France 21/04/1915 as a Private 'B' Squadron. Commissioned as a Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 17/11/1917. Died 1951 in London. Noted in Old Comrades Association 1952.

GRAVES, Walter F. 1734. Private, Private Royal Engineers WR204579, Private Machine Gun Corps 112125, Private Liverpool Regiment 857713

GRAY, Archibald. Private. Transferred and commissioned Captain Motor Machine Gun Service (MMGS). Entered France 6/02/1916. Promoted to Major 14/07/1916 in command of 19th Battery MMGS. Owner of A. Gray and Co. Auto Engineers in Guilford per-war likely to be rationale for transfer to MMGS. Died in England Feb 1960. From Great War Forum and his passing noted in KEH Old Comrades Association bulletin.

GRAY, Roland. Sergeant. From Wellington, New Zealand. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery later Captain. Engineering student in South Kensington, London. Noted as serving in the KEH in the Taranaki Herald 1/10/1914. Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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, Thomas 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 3/07/1905 and Member for York and then Sunderland, last Chief Secretary for Ireland 1920-22 (Photograph see Figures 4, 209 and 277).

GREGG, Theophilus G. 1393. Private KIA 05/05/1918 aged 27. Son of Edwin and Agnes Gregg, of East London in South Africa. Buried in the 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

GRIFFIN, Arthur Owen. 977. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 5/04/1919. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff. Entitled to 1914-15 Star Medal trio.

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, William. 257. Shoeing Smith, Serjeant. Discharged 24/05/1919.
GROOMBRIDGE, Noble. 516. Shoeing Smith, Corporal

GROSVENOR, Gilbert. Major the Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor, Rifle Brigade, King's Colonials, 2KEH and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry. Awarded Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, Cape Colony (Lieut: Hon. G. Grosvenor, Rifle Bde:); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Lt. Hon. G. Grosvenor. Rifle Bde.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut. Hon. G. Grosvenor. K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Major Hon. G. Grosvenor.) The Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor was born on 22 August 1881, the second son of the 1st Baron Stalbridge and his wife Eleanor, and the grandson of the 2nd Marquess of Westminster. He was educated at Eton, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade, serving with them in South Africa during the Boer War. He transferred to the King's Colonials in 1908. He then served with the 2KEH as a Second Lieutenant from Oct 1914 before transferring in 1916 to the Nottingham Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers) with the rank of Major. Grosvenor married Miss Effie Cree, the daughter of the Reverend Edward Cree, on 4 July 1913. He died without issue on 15 June 1939. Medals sold by Dix Noonan Webb, UK at auction in December 2016 and photograph shown against Grosvenor on the 2KEH Nominal Roll. Lieutenant in 'C' Squadron KEH photographed at Woodbridge in 1914.

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 fought at the Battle of Omdurman and awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Photograph in 21st Lancers in my collection.

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 (Jack) Stanley. 1224. Serjeant. Born in Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia on 10/07/1894 the son of James Fleming Haddin and Sophie Mary King. Discharged 4/11/1919. Married Stella Hilditch Mayne on 28/02/1921 at Tamworth, New South Wales. Died in St. Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales in 1967. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Shown in photograph of Australians in the 4th Troop of the Reserve Squadron at the Curragh in 1915 (Figure 28).

HADLEY, Richard K. 843. Private
HAINSSELIN, Adrian H. T. 1501. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39942
HAINSWORTH, Wright. 1635. Private, Private Tank Corps 302830
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

HAM, Frank Livingstone. Commissioned 22/07/1915. Born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Vctoria, Australia on 25/05/1878 the son of The Honourable Cornelius Job Ham and Hattie White Latham. Attended Geelong Grammar School and death reported in 'The Corian' School magazine May 1916. Died suddenly in service 13/02/16 of acute laryngitis reported dead in his quarters by Lieutenant Alan W. Lade. Full military funeral. Buried in CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND. Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll.

HAM, Winston. 1178. Acting Corporal KEH. Mentioned in Despatches as a Lance-Corporal.

HAMILTON, George. Honourable. Captain commanded 2nd Troop 'B' Squadron (British American) King's Colonials in 1903 and then as a Major from 22/01/1906 commanded 'C' Squadron (British American). Commanded KEH contingent on Coronation Day 1911 and awarded 1911 Coronation Medal. 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 (Photograph shown in Figures 1 and 4 and portrait photograph Figure 71).

HAMMOND, Herbert G. 1469. Private
HAMMOND, Leslie. 1239. Private
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, 3rd Troop 'C' Squadron KEH in Aug 1914. Entered France 13/04/1915. Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment later Captain. Studied at Queen's College, Cambridge University noted in The Dial No. 22, 1915. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HANNA, Thomas. 761. Private
HANNAH, William. 1529. Private

HANNAY, James. 578. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps 27/03/1917. Wounded. Awarded Military Cross 18/03/1918. Prisoner of War 16/04/1918 and repatriated Dec 1918. From New Zealand and Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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

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, Percy Richard. Lieutenant in 1902 and commanded 2nd Troop (African) 'D' Squadron (British African) as Captain 3/07/1905. 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. Awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre as a Lance Corporal KEH.

HARPER, Charles G. 1283. Private, Private Tank Corp 112192, Private Royal Munster Fusiliers, Second Lieutenant attached Royal Air Force

HARRAWAY, Douglas. KEH, Lincolnshire Regiment
HARRIGIN, Sidney G. 1674. Private

HARRINGTON, L. 280. Serjeant Trumpeter. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal April 1917.

HARRIS, Ernest. 1411. Acting Corporal
HARRIS, H. L. 133. Private, Acting Company Serjeant Major Royal Engineers, Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers 29/05/1917. Royal Field Artillery

HARRIS, Robert C. 619. Private

HARRIS, Sydney Herbert Bywater. Serjeant. ‘B’ Squadron (British American). Born in London 15 June 1881,spent his early life in Canada and died in Bath in September 1960. Served in King's Colonials and then KEH before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps 9/03/1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 29/06/1915 and served in 14 and 23 Squadrons. Photograph of Serjeant Harris, King Edward's Horse wearing Service Dress uniform circa 1914 (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. Sergeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH 2/07/1915 on Probation. Commissioned as a Lieutenant 10/06/1916 and by 1918 Captain and Adjutant 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Awarded Military Cross. Captain Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry then Major in WW2. Son of Charles Fletcher Harrison and grandson of Archedeacon Fancourt, Wellington, New Zealand. Born in Wanganui, New Zealand and studied at Cambridge University and likely to have served with the University Troop of KEH pre-war. Married Gertrude Alice Pryor on 5/12/1918. Died in 1964 in Cheshire, England. Commemorated on the Wanganui Collegiate School Roll of Honour and Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HARRISON, Charles G. 414. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry 26/03/1918. Identity bracelet named to Somerset Light Infantry sold at auction in 2020.

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
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
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 in 2019 named to Sapper E. W. Hatton, Royal Engineers.

HATTON, Ernest Robert. L-13242. Regimental Serjeant Major KEH. Mentioned in Despatches.

HATTON, Percy E. 23. Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 112006

HAVELOCK-SUTTON, George Henry. Second Lieutenant KEH, Captain Royal Air Force. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

HAWKES, Ernest W. 1199. Private
HAWKINS, Thomas. 1219. Lance Corporal
HAWTON, Robert Bond. Private. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff.
HAY, Andrew S. 1019. Private
HAY, Robert C. B. 1952. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery

HAYHOW, William (Bill). 914. Serjeant 1st Troop 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Entered France 17/06/1916 and discharged 4/04/1919. Awarded Military Medal.

HAYNES, Douglas. 1973. Private

HAYTER, Charles. 1231. Private, Private Gold Coast Regiment

HAYTER, Frank Goodenough. 607. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant 5/07/1916 then Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Entered France 22/04/1915. Article in the 'Temuka Leader' newspaper 17/05/1917 states that he was wounded fighting in the Balkans campaign in December 1916 and is in a London hospital and has had an operation to remove a bullet. Born in Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand on 4/04/1887. Son of Francis & Eugenie Elizabeth (nee HUDDLESTON) HAYTER, of Rollesby Station, Burkes Pass, Fairlie. Brother Cyril HAYTER born 4/02/1891 - KIA 28/08/1915 as a Lieutenant 7/63 in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, Mentioned in Despatches and is buried in the Hill 60 Cemetery at Gallipoli. Brother Chilton Goodenough HAYTER born 1/02/1889 - Died 14/12/1967 also served in WWI as a Major 7/1167, awarded Military Cross and Mentioned in Despatches also in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Late father was Captain HAYTER, naval officer. 17 October 1918 he married Muriel MORTIMER-SCOTT, at St Mary Abbot's Church, Kensington, London, England. At this time he was Lieutenant. On active service from beginning of the war & considerable service practically throughout the war. His only child, Joyce, was born in 1919 in England. April 1920 returning to New Zealand. Discharged January 1920. Died in Devon, UK 12/12/1941.

HEALY, Lawrence. 1512. Private, Acting Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61190
HEAMAN, William H. 1368. 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 with 'A' Squadron when they fought with their first action at Messines in June 1915 defending their trench from a German attack. Private Heeley became the first casualty of the KEH. Son of Joseph and Emerald Heeley of 44 Downing Street, Everton, Liverpool. Buried in MAPLE LEAF CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Died aged 27 and commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Entitled to 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal.

HEGARTY, Cecil J. 2085. Private

HELLABY, Frederick Allen. Private KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 1914 From Officers Training Battalion. Entered France 18/12/1914. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/1916. Lieutenant 3RD (AUCKLAND) REGIMENT (COUNTESS OF RANFURLY'S OWN) NZEF 1917. Also noted a Captain later Major Frederick Allan Hellaby awarded Military Cross with the Auckland Machine Gun Corps. From Auckland, New Zealand one of four brothers.

HELLABY, John. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Horse Artillery, 2nd Indian Cavalry Division 27/02/1915 later Lieutenant. Mentioned in Despatches. Noted in 'The Wellingtonian' 1919, Wellington College, New Zealand.  

Photograph from the Auckland Weekly News 11/02/1915. From left to right: R. S. Hellaby, G. M. Nicol, John Hellaby and Wilmot Ching, King Edward's Horse. 

HELLABY, Richard Sydney. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 129th Battery, Royal Field Artillery 27/02/1915. Entered France 14/11/1915. Promoted to Temporary Captain 15/04/1916 later Captain. Mentioned in Despatches 23/12/1918. Born in 1887. Son of Richard Hellaby (1849-1902) and Amy Maria (nee Briscoe) (1864-1955).  Richard was the founder with his brother William, of R & W Hellaby’s, the great New Zealand meat processors. When war broke out in 1914 all the young Hellaby men joined the army. Amy Hellaby sold Bramcote and took her two younger unmarried daughters to London for three years, buying a house in Bayswater to provide a home for the men when they were on leave. Educated at Wellington College. Civilian occupation as an artist. Living in Auckland in 1951 and died in 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa.  Noted in a 'Hail to the Hellabys' article in the 'Fielding Star' newspaper in Auckland 7/09/1915 as one of four brothers all serving as Commissioned Officers. Lieutenant J. Arthur B. Hellaby serving with  the Royal Engineers. Richard first took up art seriously when he joined the Lambeth School of Art, London. Later he studied at the Julian Academy and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. After serving in the war he exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1923-24 he visited New Zealand and the South Sea Islands, exhibiting and studying, and on his return to England he held a one-man exhibition of the work he had done on his tour. He has exhibited extensively in England and France. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HELLMAN, Arthur L. 1936. Private
HELM, Cecil Von Puttkamer. 1255. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40569, Second Lieutenant London Regiment
HELME, John. Corporal/Gym Instructor
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, Donald. 2655. Private, Private Tank Corps 42151
HENDERSON, Thomas. 697. Private, Private Corps of Lancers L/18743

HENDERSON, W. S. Surgeon-Lieutenant (M.D.) in King's Colonials noted on 1/04/1908 in the London Gazette. Major in KEH see Figure 19.

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 Arthur Conrad. 371. Serjeant. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH 24/09/1917, promoted to Lieutenant. Born 6/11/1886 in New Zealand. Second Lieutenant in photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Died in Sep 1937 in Wellington, New Zealand. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HERAPATH, Cyril Alexander. 94. Private. Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1891. Served in KEH 1/11/1910 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 1/03/1913 in Colchester, promoted to Corporal 31/01/1914, Sergeant 30/11/1914 and discharged 31/11/1915. Studied at Queen's College, Cambridge University (The Dial No. 22, 1915) likely to have been in University Troop. Died in Oxford in 1952. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath.

HERAPATH, H. L. Private. KEH. 'D' Squadron. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath. Immigration records show a H. C. C. Herapath aged 24 arrived in England in 1912 from New Zealand and likely to be same person.

HERBERT, Arthur. 1129. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40573
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, then 'C' Squadron and transferred in June 1916 to become Lieutenant Colonel 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was KIA 09/04/17 aged 38 leading an attack at Arras having been shot through the heart. He was mentioned in despatches three times, and posthumously awarded the DSO. Born Preston, Lancashire 10th June 1878.  Went to Christ College Oxford in 1898. At the outbreak of the Boer War he joined the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Royal Sussex Regiment. On May 9th 1900 he was gazetted to be a Second Lieutenant in the 7th Hussars. In 1904, he married his first cousin, Ethel. Their fathers were brothers and were both in the cotton spinning and manufacturing business. Their eldest child, Betty, was born in the Transvaal in 1906. At the time of the birth of their eldest son Robert Arthur, the following year, they were living in Norwich. Mary was born in Farnborough in 1909. Olga in 1911, and Kenneth in 1915, were born at Brook Hill House, Cowfold, Horsham. Sussex. Throughout these years, it seems that Edward remained on the Army Retired list and had no formal occupation. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Hermon of The White House, Balcombe, Sussex; husband of Ethel Hermon, of Brook Hill House, Cowfold, Sussex. Burried in 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'. Major in 1915 see Figure 19.

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

HERRING, Ned. KEH. Living in Australia in 1965.
HICKS, Arthur. 1012. Private
HICKS, Charles Albert. 1078. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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

HILL, Archibald Douglas. 1908. Private

HILL, Cecil Henry. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials in 1905. Joined KC's 24/10/1903 as Second Lieutenant.

HILL, Claude. 1067. Private
HILL, Douglas Arthur Percy. 762. Private
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 3rd/1st Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry 5/12/1916.
HILL, Sidney George. Lieutenant King's African Rifles, Lieutenant KEH

HILLIER, Edward T. 658. Private, Private Labour Corps 62997. A New Zealander and friend of Serjeant Herbert Mackintosh, King's Colonials which may infer he to served in the King's Colonials prior to service in the KEH.

HILL-LOWE, Arthur Noel Vernon. Malay States Volunteer Rifles, KEH, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant North Irish Horse

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 KEH 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 and Auckland On Line Cenotaph.

HINDLESMITH, Arthur. 563. Private. Enlisted KEH 12/08/1914 and promoted to Serjeant 1/04/1916. Entered France 22/04/1915. Posted to No. 7 Officers Cadet Battalion 9/03/1917 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 29/05/1917 in the 3rd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Transferred as a Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment 28046, New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 6/05/1918. Born to Edmund and Florence Hindlesmith on 27/07/1889 in Dunedin, New Zealand where he spent 14 years prior to emigrating to London. Married Doris Beard in Hornsey, North London on 6 June 1918 and left for the front the next day. Wounded 29/09/1918 with gun shot wound to head and Died of Wounds on 1/10/1918. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph with detailed records of service available.

HIRD, John Butler. 2079. Saddler Lance Corporal
HIRST, William A. 1274. Private

HOBBS, Charles R. Private KEH. Driver then Gunner Royal Field Artillery 47237 and entered France 19/09/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 84th Brigade RFA in 1915 later Captain. Born in Hastings the son of Reverend J. Hobbs and lived in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Died in 1966 in Bristol, UK. Student at Cambridge University. Noted as having served with KEH prior to RFA in wedding notice as best man at the wedding of Second Lieutenant Kenneth W. Pain 1915 also ex-KEH and RFA. Portrait photograph in RFA (IWM HU 115689) available.

HOBBS, Frederick Finnian Baden. 234. Private. Born in Mauritius in 1893. Served pre-WW1 KEH 4/12/1912 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 1/03/1913 and discharged 8//08/1914 on medical grounds. Was a medical student.

HODDINOTT, Richard J. 796. Private
HODGKINSON, Sidney H. 1741. Private
HODGSON, F. R. 399. Private, Lieutenant
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. Buried in 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 Dixon. 550. Private, Second Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 550

HOLLAND, Michael James. Captain, Honorary Major East Africa Political Department. Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

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. (Ned). 1501. Private. From South Africa. Served in half section with Bill Wilson and Arthur C. Hull at Defence of Les Huits Maison 04/1918.

HOLMES, Ernest. Acting Serjeant Dragoon Guards D/17005, Acting Serjeant KEH D/17005, Acting Serjeant Corps of Dragoons D/17005

HOLMES, William. 1321. Sapper, Serjeant Tank Corps 302858, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61304
HOLTUM, Robert W. Private. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff.
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
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. Captain in photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Australian and was living in Geelong, Victoria, Australia in 1965.

HOPE, W. R. 1703. Private.

HOPKINS, F. 230. Private. King's Colonials. Awarded Imperial Yeomanry Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Feb 1908.

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. Discharged 8/12/1918.
HORNE, William Frederick Warner. 394. Private 'B' Squadron. Commissioned 1/12/18 as Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery.

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 1/02/1903 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 (For photograph see Figure 4 and images of Major Howard's sword are shown in Figures 298-299).

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, Trevor Guy. 2247. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Enlisted 6/11/1918 aged 32. Wounded and discharged 6/01/1919. Claimed Silver War Badge No. B127054.

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. 1635. Staff Serjeant, Shoeing Smith. Born in South Africa and living in Natal, South Africa in 1964. Wounded by machine gun fire at Les Huits Maison 04/1918. Half section with Bill Wilson and Private Edgar (Ned) Holmden, 1501 from South Africa.

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. Buried in 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. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, FRANCE and on Original Bank of Liverpool & Martins WW1 Memorial and Service Roll & Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

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, Arthur W. 1414. Private, Private Tank Corps 112240. British War Medal in a private collection in 2016.

HUNT, Clarence C. 1544. Private, Royal Defence Corps 91327
HUNT, F. W. J. 2052. Private, Private Sherwood Rangers 76046
HUNT, John A. P. 1519. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force
HUNT, William. Private, Corps of Dragoons D/10828
HUNTER, Ian B. 2062. Private
HUNTER, Robert Alan Bertram. 831. Private, Lieutenant

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. Awarded Military Medal for patrol work October 1918
HUTCHINSON, Cecil. 2177. Private
HUTCHINSON, Charles F. 1643. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 105383

HYDE, Ernest Elmer. Second Lieutenant



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 Fusiliers 21089
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, Theodore Arthur (Pongo). Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 6/12/1914 in the KEH and promoted to Lieutenant in 1915 later Captain before transferring at that rank to the Machine Gun Corps. Entered France 21/04/1915 as a Second Lieutenant. Born 20/10/1882 in the Bay of Islands, New Zealander. Prior service as a Lieutenant in 'B' Squadron the Amuri Mounted Rifles (North Canterbury Mounted Rifles) 1909-11. Named in KEH photograph taken at Longford in 1915 as a Lieutenant from the Old Comrades Association Bulletin. Became an Assistant District Officer in Nigeria, West Africa. British War Medal sold at auction in the UK in 2010. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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. 3rd Troop, 'B' Squadron. Died in service, took his own life 05/01/1917 aged 23.  Served with Liverpool Troop of King Edward's Horse prior to the war. Entered France 22/04/1915. Born in 1885 in Liverpool the son of John Charles and Beatrice Irene Jackson of 6 Hertford Drive, Wallasey, Cheshire. Buried in HIGHGATE CEMETERY, UK. Commemorated on plaque at Liverpool College and Liverpool Town Hall  Roll of Honour. Entitled to 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal. 

JACKSON, Thomas. 816. Private, Private Rifle Brigade 5/470

JACOB, Arthur Cecil. Private. From Fielding, New Zealand. Student at Cambridge University and likely to have been in University Troop. Entered France 29/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 65th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born in 1890 the son of William Frederick and Henrietta Marie Jacob of Te Marama, Kiwitea, Fielding, educated at Whanganui Collegiate College. Address for receipt of 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal provided as 14 O'Connell Street, Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

JACOBS, David Henry (Henry). 30 Serjeant. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal April 1917 as Squadron Quarter Master 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, Major from 11/06/1906 and then became Commanding Officer King Edward's Horse June 1916-1922. Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, CBE DSO. Commanded 'A' Squadron (British Asian) in 1903, Commanding Officer King Edward's Horse June 1916-1922.  Colonel L. James, CBE, DSO., King Edward’s Horse, War Correspondent for Reuters and The Times, Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Military Division, silver-gilt and enamel; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., gold and enamel, complete with top bar; India General Service, 4 clasps, Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-8, Malakand 1897, Tirah 1897-8; Queen’s South Africa, 6 clasps, Cape Colony, Elandslaagte, Def. of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill; India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908; 1914 Star; British War and Victory Medals; Italy, Order of the Crown, Officer’s, silver-gilt and enamel, obverse centre missing; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum; Japan, Russo-Japanese War Medal. Colonel Lionel James was born in 1871 and educated at Cranleigh. Employed as a journalist, he was Reuter’s special correspondent in the Chitral, Mohmand, Malakand and Tirah Expeditions and for the Sudan in 1898. On the staff of The Times from 1899 until he retired in 1913. Among his many assignments he was special correspondent in South Africa 1899-1901, Manchuria 1904, with the Spanish Army in Morocco in 1909, with the Turkish Army in Albania in 1910, with the Turks in Thrace in 1912 and with the Bulgarians in Thrace in 1913. With the onset of the Great War he commanded King Edward’s Horse in the B.E.F., France and Italy, 1915-18. He was awarded the D.S.O. ( London Gazette 16.9.1918) and Mentioned in Despatches (twice). He was awarded the CBE. in 1924. Miniature medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in September 2002 (For additional photograph see Figure 4).

JAMES, Maurice. 1345. Private, Second Lieutenant
JAMESON, Andrew McClare. 1439. Private
JARVIS, Ian. 609. Private, Corporal Durham Light Infantry 101654

JELLMAN . Corporal. 'B' Squadron. Wounded and taken prisoner at Vieille Chapelle 10/04/1918.

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 Dix Noonan Webb auction, July 2019.  

JENNINGS, Basil Spencer. Private, Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment
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 Road, Chiswick, London, and the late William Raymond Jessop. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE.

JEWELL, Samuel. 1342. Private

JOHNSON, Frederick 629. Private

JOHNSON, John Alexander. 877. Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/18. Commemorated on the 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
JOHNSTONE, Romer. 1316. Private
JONES, Alick W. 288. Private. Discharged 8/09/1919.
JONES, Arthur R. D/12211. Private, Private London Regiment 388291
JONES, Charles. 1161. Private

JONES, Edward Henry. 1034. Serjeant DOW 28/12/18. Awarded Military Medal for patrol work at Leutze and Ath 10/11/1918. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.

JONES, Fred. 445. Lance Corporal. From New Zealand. KIA 13/03/1918. Accidentally killed in a railway accident. Buried in ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE. Entered France 22/04/1915.

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

JUDD, Reginald A. 2023. Private 2077 as well on MIC

JUDD, William Mouatt. 1261. Private. KIA 09/04/1918. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

JUST, Leonard Wolfgang. 1045. Second Lieutenant in the King's Colonials 21/04/1903.Private 2KEH then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 2nd/6th Gloucestershire Regiment 10/10/1915 later Lieutenant.



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 Military Mounted Police P/15732
KARKARIA, Nawrian M. 52076. Private Middlesex Regiment 3213, Private Border Regiment 52076, Interpreter KEH 52076.

KEAY, William Murray. Second Lieutenant
KEBBELL, George Kuth. 249. Private, Lance Corporal. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 28/05/1918. Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force

KEEN, Arthur W. 1917. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61191, Private Tank Corps 302790

KEESHAN, Daniel J. 1513. Born July 1885 in Ireland and served as a boy soldier in the Leinster Regiment, 6102 from 01/1900-10/07/1903 then Private in the Irish Guards 11/07/1903-11/03/1908, Corporal 12/03/1908-19/03/1914. Serjeant King's Liverpool Regiment, 85715 from 14/04/1914-14/12/1918. Lance Corporal KEH, 1513. Died in Dublin 1/11/1944.

KELLY, . Private. Footballer from Wellington. One of three possible Kelly's in Nominal Roll as per below.
KELLY, Joseph. 1651. Private, Private Tank Corps 302919, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39987
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. Buried in CAPE TOWN (PLUMSTEAD) CEMETERY, SOUTH AFRICA.

KELSON, Gerald Miles. Private Royal Engineers, Major Tank Corps, Major King Edward's Horse (could be Kelson above)
KENDALL, Edward Hext. Second Lieutenant Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Private KEH
KENDALL, Harry Wilson Hume. 1374. Private

KENION, Hugh Cyril. 31. Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 commissioned Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 5/03/1916. KIA 1/07/1916 at Beaumont Hamel. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 1 Hebaterne, France. CWGC notes that his body was identified by H.C.K engraved on watch.

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. Buried in STREATHAM CEMETERY, UK.

KENT, William Arthur. 374. Acting Serjeant. Awarded Military Medal for action at the bridges at Maffle and Attre on 10/11/1918. Discharged 10/12/1919.

KERNAHAN, Cyril C. 1435. Private
KERR, Horatio Nelson. Trooper Life Guards 3635, Lieutenant KEH

KERR, James (Jim). 379. Corporal. Discharged 13/01/1920. Portrait photograph circa 1914 as a Private (Peter Nemaric Collection).  

KERSLEY, John T. 434. Private. Discharged 14/02/1919.
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, F. M. 882. Private, Private Military Foot Police P16854.

KING, Leonard Walter. 385. Acting Quarter Master Serjeant. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal. Discharged 25/11/20.

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
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. Buried in TOTTENHAM CEMETERY, UK.

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

KOCK, Johannes H. L. 706. Corporal, Private Dragoon Guards D/35226, Private Corps of Dragoons

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

KRO(U)GH, Henry (Shorty) Charles. 1377. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Born in 1896 in Napier, New Zealand. Awarded Military Medal as a Lance Corporal for actions at Vieille Chapelle Nov 1918. Discharged 19/10/1919. Died 3/06/1967 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

KRUGER, Charles H. 1919. Private. Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61259
KUYS, Andrew James Lambert. 1438. Private
KYLE, Thomas. 2086. Private

KEH 'LA'


LACEY, Lewis L. Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant. 'C' Squadron. Lived in Argentina and a champion polo player. Attended third re-union 1945.

LADE, Allan Wettenhall. 710. Corporal. 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 11/08/1915 later Lieutenant. Brother of Sam Wade 711. Born 27/03/1890 in Ringarooma, Tasmania, Australia the son of the son of John Harvey Lade Snr. and Mrs Edith Maria Warde Wettenhall (nee Wilks) and died 12/07/1974 at Balnarring Beach, Victoria.

LADE, John Harvey (Sam). 711. Private. 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry 14/08/1916 attached to 1/5th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment. Brother of Allan Wade 710. Died of Wounds 5/10/1917. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

LADE, Allan W. 710. Corporal, Second Lieutenant
LADE J. H. 711. Private, Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry
LAHEE, Herbert M. 669. Private, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps 111992
LAING, George M. 824. Private
LAMB, George E. 2089. Private

LAMB, Harold Benjamin. 22. Squadron later Staff Serjeant Major, KEH awarded Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal 1/07/1913. Awarded British War and Victory medals as a Captain in the Army Service Corps. Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal held in a private collection in Australia.

LAMB, James Eclysse. 2141. Corporal
LAMBOURNE, Thomas. 1132. Private
LAMPINEN, Constantine Richard. 1669. Private

LANCE, Edwin Christopher. A Great War Distinguished Service Order (DSO) group of seven awarded to Captain E. C. Lance, Somerset Light Infantry, late King Edward’s Horse and West Yorkshire Regiment, who was twice honoured by Franco for his part in rescuing a hundred nationalists in the Spanish Civil War: high on the republicans’ wanted list as “The Man in the Tartan Jacket”, Lance was eventually captured by them and sentenced to death, but ultimately lived to tell the tale after 15 months of hellish imprisonment - an extraordinary story vividly retold by C. E. Lucas Phillips in The Spanish Pimpernel. DSO, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel; 1914-15 Star (17929 L. Cpl. E. C. Lance, W. York. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt. E. C. Lance); Russia, Order of St. Anne, Third Class breast badge, with swords, bronze-gilt and enamel, unmarked; Spain, Order of the Yoke and Arrows, fascist regime issue, breast badge, gilt and enamel, with clasp, ‘Christopher Lance’, in its case of issue; Spain, City of Madrid, Presentation Gold Medal, in its fitted Juan Feu, Madrid case of issue, together with related miniature dress medals including Russian Order of St. Anne, with swords, in silver-gilt and enamel,the fascist piece extremely rare, so, too, the D.S.O. to such a junior officer. D.S.O. London Gazette 26 September 1917: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was the only officer left of his battalion when the final objective was reached. Both flanks of his battalion were exposed and they were almost surrounded by the enemy. Thereupon he skillfully withdrew his men from a difficult position to a strong one 200 yards in the rear, checked the advance of the enemy, and held on under intense artillery fire until relieved two days later. The sound tactics, cool judgement and the daring example which he set his men undoubtedly secured a very important position.’ Edwin Christopher Lance was born in Taunton, Somerset in June 1893, and was educated at Lancing College prior to enlisting in King Edward’s Horse in December 1912. Advanced to Corporal in January 1915, he deserted shortly afterwards, his father later stating in a letter to the authorities that he did not wish to disclose the reasons for his son’s sudden departure - instead he confirmed that Lance had enlisted in the West Yorkshire Regiment at York a few days later, which, after further investigation, proved entirely true. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in May 2011.

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
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 Arthur. 1352. Trumpeter. John Arthur Lange was born in Lambeth, Surrey 21st February 1899, the 1911 census records he is a scholar residing with his father Arthur a Restaurant Carver, mother Alice and three sisters at 10 Pawsons Road, West Croydon, Surrey. Attesting for the 1st King Edward’s Horse in London 29th November 1915 he stated his occupation as Accountant and age as 16 years 10 months. Serving in France after January 1916, he was admitted to the Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington 19th October 1917 suffering from debility and pyrexia of unknown origin, the result of service in France. In December 1917 he is recorded as serving Dublin and does not appear to have returned to active service. Demobilised at the end of hostilities, the 1939 Register records he is a Commercial Traveller residing with his wife Winifred at 243 Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middlesex, he died in Poole, Dorset in 1985 aged 86 years. British War and Victory Medals sold by J. Collins Medals, UK in February 2020.

LANGE, Marc. 1094. Private Royal Fusiliers G/59466, Private KEH, Private East Surrey Regiment G/26244, Private Royal Engineers 361856

LANGE, Pierre Marie A. 1358. Private. Born in 1885 in Trinidad and Tobago, attended St Mary's College, Trinidad and was employed as a Planter before the war. Enlisted in the KEH as a Private 21/12/1914 and arrived in France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers 25/09/1917. Transferred as a Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion Brahmans.  Shown on BWM and Victory medal Roll for 2KEH. Listed on British West Indies list in KEH Old Comrades Association article and photograph in Yearbook of St. Mary's College, Trinidad .

LANGLOIS, Wilfred S. 1371. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40578
LANGRISH, Ernest. 464. Serjeant
LANGSHAW, Frank. 23075. Private, Private Labour Corps

LATREILLE, Leonard. 268. Private in a photograph at KEH Colchester Camp 1911 see Figure 61. Commissioned 16th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 1/01/1916. Captain Labour Corps

LAURENSON, D. G. Warrant Officer Class 1, Serjeant. 7/77. Canterbury Mounted Rifles named to this unit on 1914/15 Star. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in KEH. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 and repatriated 13/12/1918. 1914/15 Star in a private collection in 2017.

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 11th Battalion Tank Corps 300520. KIA 27/09/1918.

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. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

LAWRENCE, Frederick John. Major F. J. Lawrence, King Edward’s Horse and Machine Gun Corps, late Rhodesian Field Force. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia (Lieut., Rhod. F.F.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Capt., Rhodesian F.F.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.). He served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Monmouthshire Militia, 1891-95. In the Boer War he was served a Lieutenant with the Rhodesian Field Force from 7 March 1900 to 29 June 1901, at which date he was promoted to Captain (Acting Press Censor) and served with the Press Censors Department in Capetown and East London until 20 September 1902. In the Great War he was appointed a Lieutenant in King Edward’s Horse on 10 August 1914, being promoted to Captain and entering the France/Flanders theatre of war on 4 May 1915. In his papers he states he received an eye injury from a shell explosion when in the trenches on 23 May 1915. Promoted to Major on 17 April 1917; he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 4 August 1917. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in December 2006

LAWRENCE, Honourable Herbert Alexander. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel/Temporary Brigadier General. Colonel Lawrence had seen prior service in the 17th Lancers and 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. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant. Corps of Dragoons D/24573.

LAWSON, Ernest 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. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK, November 2015).

KEH 'LE-LY'


LEACH, James L. D/17066. Private. Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons

LEAKE, Edward (Ned) J. 1220. Serjeant 'A' Squadron. Born in Warnambool, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Leslie. Enlisted 11/08/1915 and awarded the Military Medal, French Croix de Guerre and the French Medaile Militaire as a Lance Serjeant. Posted to the Reserve 5/04/1919. Photograph of Serjeant Leake mounted 5/11/15 (Courtesy Great War Forum).

LEAKE, Leslie 1221. Serjeant. Born in 1894, brother of Edward. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Posted to the Reserve 5/4/19.

LEARED, Frank Harvey.1443. Private. Died of Wounds (KIA on MIC and Medal Rolls) 09/04/1918 aged 42 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle near Hazebrouck, Lys. Born 2/11/1876. Polo player from Argentina with Lewis Lacey. Son of Mr. R. H. Leared and Mrs. S. M. Leared of Glenville, Wexford, Ireland. Buried in 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, Harry. 2102. Private

LEWIS, L. C. 117. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal July 1917.

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 'A' Squadron. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment 12/03/1916 later Captain. Entered France 1/06/1915. Mentioned in Despatches 4/01/1917. Invalided out of service. Born in New Zealand. Commemorated on the Merseyside Roll of Honour and Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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 and attended Bradfield School, Berkshire, UK. Served in the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps). Buried in WETHERAL CEMETERY, UK. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

LINTON, E. Gordon Lieutenant, Captain. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

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, 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. 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. Further details in an article by Peter Nemaric: 'Sabretache': XLI, 8-14, March 2000.

LOWE, William G. 972. Corporal KIA 09/04/1918 aged 31. Son of George and Jane Lowe, of Lurgan House, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Buried in 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

LUSHER, Sidney P. 956. Private 1st Troop 'A' Squadron. Lived Ontario, Canada in 1965.

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

LYON, Harry. 817. Private, Private Labour Corps 421711

LYONS, Harold Marsh Lyle. 402. Private 'A' Squadron KEH. Commissioned as a Lieutenant Cheshire Yeomanry 28/2/17 and rose to rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


KEH 'MA-McV'


MACAULAY, Frederick. C. 729. Serjeant, Lieutenant. 'D' Squadron. Killed in action in 1915. Served as a District Commissioner in North Rhodesia for 12 years. Name recorded on a commemorative tablet upon the War Memorial, Victoria Falls (Photograph in The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947). Gravestone photograph courtesy CWGC.  

MACAULIFFE, William. 1932. Private
MacCONNAL, Connell. 662. Private, Private Royal Army Service Corps M/40308

MacDONALD, Charles Edward Victor. 617. Private. 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Corporal. Attended third re-union in South America in 1945.

MacDONALD, Hugh. 1286. Private

MacDONALD, John Norman. Sergeant of the Cambridge troop in 1907. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Major in command of 'B' Squadron during WW1. Australian. Mentioned in Despatches. Captain in 1915 see Figure 19.

MacDONALD, Oscar. 1946. Private

MacDOUGALL, Thomas M. 990 Private. From New Zealand. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 18th Battalion London Regiment 5/03/1916.

MacEFIELD, Walter. D/8469. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
MacGILLIVRAY, Henry Alexander. 1948. Private

MacINTOSH, Herbert. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the 4th City of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry. Born in Nelson, New Zealand on 2/12/1870 and served with the King’s Colonials from 1902 until 1906 and died in Christchurch on 10/12/1956.  He married Alice Maude Barker in 1897 in England and they had two sons. An engineer by profession, he returned to England for a holiday in 1939. SQMS 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 in 1950 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin. 18: 18, 1951). The Full Dress tunic he wore is shown in Figures 60-66.

MACKAY, Charles Stuart. 289. Private, Lieutenant 3rd/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, Lieutenant, 15th Battalion London Regiment. 1914-15 Star (289 Pte., K. Edw. H.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Lieut.) sold by Dix Noonan Webb, UK at auction in April 2006.

MacKAY, Donald P. 334. Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 111997, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 147831
MACKAY, William David. 369. Corporal, Serjeant. Commissioned as a Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 24/03/1917.
MacKENZIE, Ernest. 1232. Private
MacKEY, Robert. 793. Private
MacKEY, William Graham. 277. Lance Corporal

MacKINNON, Donald. Captain 'A, B and C' Squadrons. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia. Lived in South America and attended third re-union in 1945. Settled in Australia in 1965. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

MacKINTOSH, A. J. Lieutenant. Portrait photograph see Figure 320 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

MCLEAN, Frank S. Private KEH. From Wanganui, New Zealand. Student at Cambridge University. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 117th Brigade Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Disembarked for France 20/09/1915. Lieutenant RFA on British War Medal and Victory Medal roll.(Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

MACPHERSON, John. Corporal. Student of University of London.
MacQUEEN, John Norman Reeve. 1891. Serjeant
MacQUINN, Oliver. 1677. Private, Private Labour Corps 515080
MACVEAN, John. 1173. Private
MAISONVILLE, Oliver Francis. 1057. Serjeant, Lieutenant Canadian Expeditionary Force
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

MARR, James (Jimmy) Edward. 1511. Corporal. 2nd Section 1st Troop 'C' Squadron. Wounded in the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 23/05/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Born in Cuba and attended re-union in South America in 1946. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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, O. N. 48. Staff Serjeant
MARTIN, William Henry Ernest. 1462. Private, Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment
MARTINGELL, Frederick John. 1610. Wounded at defence of Vieille Chapelle. Discharged 14/02/1919. Born in Kenley Surrey, England and living in Wandsworth, London on 1919 census.
MARTINGELL, G. Private.

MARTINSON William Farrell. 860. Private. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted in the KEH upon return from Shanghai in Dec 1914. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 23/01/1916 in the 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in WW2. Born China 1892. Aug 1920 joins Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC) as Company commander and later Adjutant. Married in Sep 1922 in Sussex. His residence at the time was Downpatrick, Co. Down, and his occupation is given as DI Ulster Constabulary. Had four children all born in Northern Ireland. Rejoined the army in 1940 as a Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Lt-Col Martinson died in Mirpur Khas, Sind, Pakistan of chronic malaria on 28/11/1948. Portrait photographs in ADRIC uniform and Essex Regiment in 1945 available online.

MARTYN, Ronald Flower. Private KEH. Born 20/04/1893 in Norfolk, England. Studied at Cambridge University and possible served in pre-war KEH 1912 with University Troop. Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps, Captain Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve). Awarded Italian Medal for Military Valour.

MASKELL, Ernest. 1092. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/28056 incomplete
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. Trumpeter. Entered France 24/05/1915. Discharged 13/02/1919. Noted as attended the last KEH reunion 20/05/1972 by Peter Nemaric ww.kingedwadshorse.net

MATHERS, Henry Samuel. 998. Private, Second Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment
MATHEW, Augustus E. 1750. Private
MATHEW, David Hinchey. 920. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
MATHIESON, John D. 1557. Private, Private Tank Corps 302800, Acting Quartermaster Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 29887

MATTERSON, George Hardwick. 1359. Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant

MATTHEWS, A. E. KEH. Prior service in the Natal rebellion with Royston's Horse and also in German South West Africa, unit unknown. British War and Victory medals held in a private collection in Ireland, 2018. Information courtesy British Medal Forum.

MATTHEWS, Donald M. 1238. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service
MAWDSLEY, Robert. 1283. Private
MAXWELL, Lionel George. 1298. Private, Corporal East Lancashire Regiment 30746, Corporal then Second Lieutenant Cheshire Regiment

MAY, Charles Campbell. Captain. Born in Otago, New Zealand in 1889. Served in King's Colonials/KEH 1908-1914. Freemason and member of King's Colonials Lodge. KIA 1/07/1916 with 22nd Battalion (7th City Pals), Manchester Regiment at Mametz at the Battle of the Somme. Mentioned in Dispatches. Only son of Major Charles Edward May, New Zealand Forces and was married to Bessie Maude Earles in 1912 with a baby daughter Maude Pauline May. At the outbreak of war he founded and commanded the Legion of Volunteers in Manchester. Buried at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France. Diary in the Imperial War Museum collection and now published as 'To Fight Alongside Friends'.

MAY, Fred. 549. Private

McALIER, Patrick. 1297. Private 2nd Dragoon Guards 2DG/5812, Acting Corporal Dragoon Guards D/19537, Acting Serjeant KEH.

McALPINE, George R. 747. Private, Lance Corporal Tank Corps 302810, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 3982 incomplete, Lance Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers.

McARDLE, Hugh Francis. 33. Serjeant. KIA 18/09/1917. Entered France 2/06/1915 commissioned as a Lieutenant KEH 14/09/1915. Transferred to 41st Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.  Hugh was educated at St.Francis Xaviers College and he entered the Bank of British West Africa in Liverpool where he was a clerk. Sturdily patriotic in outlook he had identified himself with the Territorial movement before the war began, and on the outbreak of hostilities he was actually in camp with the KEH. On 2/06/1915 he went with the KEH to France, and in due course was recognised by the offer of a commission which he was given in his regiment. Later when the cavalry had not furnished him all the excitement he craved for he was attracted to aviation as a new and adventurous sphere of military usefulness, and to this end he came back to England to train for his wings.   Unhappily his career on active service with the Royal Flying Corps was brief, for within three weeks he was reported missing. Going up on patrol duty in September, 1917, he and his squadron were attacked by four enemy aeroplanes, and the challenge was inevitably accepted. What happened in his own case if still rather vague. During the day a very strong wind was blowing, and at the time of the fight they were above the clouds at 15,000 feet over Recourt, which is south-East of Arras. Seemingly the British airmen, still desperately combating their opponents, drifted Eastwards with the wind to a point above Ecourt St. Quentin. That, of course, was well within the German lines, and the last McArdles Flight Commander saw of him was that he was planing down quite under control and making for the British side. By this time the enemy had been driven away.   It was possible, of course, that he was either slightly wounded or experienced trouble with his engine, and was thus forced to land on hostile territory by reason of the very strong wind prevailing. Below the scene of the combat there was much marsh land and water, but it was a fair distance behind the enemy's lines, and it seemed improbable that a descending machine should not be seen by anyone. The Commanding Officer of McArdles squadron at first entertained optimistic views with regard to the fate of the young officer. Nevertheless no news was ever received to point more precisely to the circumstances surrounding his fate, and intimation that his death was officially presumed was sent to his parents in the following April.  Hugh Francis McArdle was born at Wavertree on the 17th November 1889. He was the son of Henry McArdle and Mary (nee Bullen). His father was born at Liverpool and his mother at Bootle. They were married at St.Francis Xavier's R.C. Church, Everton in 1877. Ten children were born to the marriage; Joseph Henry (born 1880), Henry Angelo (born 1881), Mary Catherine (born 1883), Robert (born 1884), Etheldreda Mary (born 1886), Harold (born 1887), Laura Angela (1888-1889), Hugh Francis (born 1889), Winifred Mary (1892-1912) and Peter Paul (born 1893). Peter's father was a merchant dealing in paper, canvas and jute. In 1911 his business address was 24 Irwell Chambers, Fazakerley Street, Liverpool. The family were living at Haydon Villa, Marlborough Road, West Derby in 1881. They lived at Ashleigh, Sandown Park, Wavertree, in 1891, 1901 and 1911.  An extensive biography appeared in Liverpool's Scroll of Fame. His photo appeared in the biography and is reproduced here with the kind permission of Liverpool Record Office.

McARTHUR, Basil. 2164. Private Middlesex Regiment G/50687, Private KEH alias Bradney, Arthur B.

McBEAN, Ian Bryce. 121. Serjeant, Commissioned KEH 24/11/1916 as Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Photograph as Lieutenant shown in Figure 31.

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. Buried in DUHALLOW Advanced Dressing Station CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

McCOMB, William (Will) Collingwood. 806. Private. Born in 1881 in England, enlisted Legion of Frontiersman in 1909 in Liverpool. Discharged KEH 8/04/1919. Owned a printery in Auckland in 1950. Died 17/02/1961 in Auckland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McCORMACK, Albert. 1731. Private

McCORMACK, Percy James. 1278. Serjeant. (Possibly photograph Figure 23). Awarded Military Medal 20/08/1919 as a Corporal. Discharged 17/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Also known as Percy James McCallum. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McCORMICK, Andrew. 1107. Private, Second Lieutenant
McCORMICK, J. V. 289. Private

McCRACKEN, Edward. 1105. Lance Corporal, Serjeant. Awarded Military Medal and bar.

McCULLOCH, Archibald Hood. 2248. Private
McCULLOCH, William Bennett. 1047. Private, Second Lieutenant. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Australian and lived until at least 1965.

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 1911-18 in the KEH. Discharged 28/02/1919.

McGAFFIN, George. D/21284. Private, Private Dragoons UD/303, Private Corps of Dragoons D/21287

McGINITY, Francis G. 830. Private F. G. McGinity. 1914-15 Star (830 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (830 Pte., K. Edw. H.). Private McGinity entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 22 April 1915. With copied m.i.c. Sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in March 2012.

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 at Liverpool and enlisted there into the 4th Dragoon Guards on 21 September 1877, aged 18, a cabinet maker by trade. He was promoted to Corporal in March 1880; Lance-Sergeant, May 1882; Sergeant, July 1882; Troop Sergeant-Major, November 1891; Squadron Sergeant-Major, May 1898. He served in Egypt from 9 August to 22 October, 1882 (Medal and Bronze Star), and in India from September 1894 to November 1901, and took part in the Tirah campaign of 1897-98 (Medal with 2 clasps). He was awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal with gratuity £5 in Army Order 10 of January 1896. He was posted to the Permanent Staff Yeomanry Cavalry as Regimental Sergeant-Major on 20 December 1901, sanctioned to raise the ‘King’s Colonials’ whose name was changed in 1911 to King Edward’s Horse. McGowan was discharged from the Permanent Staff of the King’s Colonials Yeomanry on 12 May 1909, and almost immediately appointed to H.M. Bodyguard on 18 June 1909. His M.S.M. without annuity was announced in Army Order 163 of 1932 and issued to him as a Yeoman of the King’s Bodyguard. He attended, and also received medals for, the Coronation in 1911, the Silver Jubilee in 1935, and the Coronation in 1937, and 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. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia. Noted in Old Comrades Association bulletin as active in Australia in 1965.

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. From New Zealand. Entered France 22/04/1915. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Rank of Acting Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant on medals. Discharged 19/04/19. Photograph on www.kingedwardshorse.net

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 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Born in Marong, Victoria, Australia on 23/10/1883 the son of Mrs. and the late J. McLay of Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia. Worked in Argentina and left there in Aug 1916 to enlist in England. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal. Remembered on the Honour Roll of the Marong Presbyterian Church and the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

McLEAN, John Archibald. 780. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps 26/07/1918. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McLENNAN, Alexander. 957. Private

McPHERSON, Herbert 1210. Private KIA 22/3/17. Commemorated on the 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'


MEAD, John H. 1123. Private
MEADS, Robert A. 2042. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45487, Private 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. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Photograph on kingedwardshorse.net

MEIKLE, Thomas B. 350. Private, Private Labour Corps 585705

MEIKLEJON, Robert Wright. 1239. Private, Second Lieutenant Hussars. Portrait photograph as a civilian.

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. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 30/01/1917.

MERCHANT, William John. 1160. Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant London Regiment
MERKIN, Raphael. Private. Student of the University of London.
MERRICK, Arthur L. 202. Corporal, Serjeant Labour Corps 672693
METCALFE, J. C. 7. Serjeant
MeVOY, . Named in Figure 22
MILES, John 1257. Private, Private Labour Corps 230745

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. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, BELGIUM. 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

MILNES, Harold Harvey. 2021. Private 30/10/1918. Died in service. Buried in 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 Machine Gun Corps 104511
MITCHALL John F. 1338 Private, Private Labour Corps 447031

MITCHELL, Archibald McKerrow. 791. Private KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1/23rd Battalion London Regiment 3/07/1916. Prior service in the Boer war with the Scottish Rifles. Medals awarded - 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.). Military Cross. KIA 7/07/1917. Brother of James Mitchell, of "Strathallan," of 15 Greenock Avenue, Old Cathcart, Glasgow. Buried at OAK DUMP CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Boer War and WW1 Medal trio sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in December 1992.

MITCHELL, George D. 781. Private
MITCHELL, J. J. 814. Private, Private Royal Engineers 348828, WR/204568
MITCHELL, John F. 1338. Private

MOFFAT, Leslie Palmer. Lieutenant Lancers, Lieutenant KEH, Lieutenant Indian Army. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Photograph shown as Figure 31.

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. 155.4 Private, Private Royal Engineers 12606
MONK, Albert Victor. Major

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

MOORE, Albert W. 1091. Private
MOORE, Basil O. 592. Private, Captain Royal Field Artillery
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 3rd/1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 5/12/1916, 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, Victor. 889. Lance Corporal. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for work with Trench Mortar Battery as a Private and the Military Medal as Lance-Corporal in the defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/11/1918.

MORLEY, Alfred C. 1436. Sapper Royal Engineers 208130, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/509534.

MORLEY, F. 177. Lance Corporal. King's Colonials. Awarded Imperial Yeomanry Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Aug 1907.

MORLEY, Harold J. 772. Private. KEH

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 Road, Northfield, Worcs; husband of the late Margaret Morris. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

MORRIS, Lawrence Henry. 1709. Private, Private Tank Corps 302833, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61310
MORRISON, Alexander. 1896. Private
MORRISON, Henry. 1592. Private, Drummer Liverpool Regiment
MORTON, John H. 1259. Private, Private Labour Corps 230747
MORTON, Lewis. 1512. Private
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. Arrived in France 2/05/1915. Son of Hubert Leopold Mossman and Emily Mossman of "Upton", Lodge, Jamaica, British West Indies. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE and on a MEMORIAL PLAQUE IN ST. DUNSTAN'S CHAPEL, JAMAICA COLLEGE CAMPUS, WEST INDIES.

MOXHAM, Arthur W. 908. Private, Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 40580.

MUGFORD, Richard Henry. 855. Serjeant, Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment. Awarded Military Medal as Serj. Pte on 14/15 star. Military Medal (GVR type 1); 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. 855 Sjt: R.H. Mugford, 1/King Edw:H. on first medal, 855 Pte. R.H. Mugford, K. Edw. H. on second medal, 855 Sjt R.H. Mugford. K. Edw. H. on last two medals. All medals impressed. Swing mounted. Ex Trevor Bushell Taylor Collection. Military Medal: Supplement to LG 13/3/1918, p3240 and awarded for forward report of the situation at Cambrai 21/11/1917.

MULCAHY, Francis P. 1474. Private

MULLEY, Reginald. 1215. Corporal, Corporal Royal Fusiliers GS/59470. Photograph taken at the Currragh in Ireland in 1915 as Trooper Mulley together with Trooper Fitton.

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. Died in service 16/04/16. Husband of M. Murphy, of 36 Little Strand Street, Dublin. Buried in CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND.

MURPHY, Timothy. 1649. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/405027, Private Royal Fusiliers G/59064
MURRAY, A. C. Major

MURRAY, Eric Moray. 966. 'C' Company. Private and arrived in France 22/04/1915 . Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the KEH 15/04/1917 and then Lieutenant. Sniper who had a lucky escape when a shot by a German sniper passed down the barrel of his own rifle as he was about to take a shot. Born in South Australia 13/05/1894 and died 23/07/1953 . A series of his letters to his fiancee Miss Jean Knox whilst in the KEH are held by the Australian War Memorial. They contain little detail of his military service but provide an interesting insight into the hopes for peace and a return to 'normal' lives.

MURRAY, Hon. Arthur Cecil. Major

MURRAY, Laugham D. 310. Lance Corporal. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Corporal. Discharged 2/11/1919.

MURRAY, M. G. D. Second Lieutenant in KEH 1910.

MURTON, Herbert M. 1093. Private. 'C' Squadron KIA 16/01/16 aged 29 by shellfire. A sniper and entered France 16/06/1915. Son of Mr. W. A. Murton of "Kerribree" 661 Inkerman Road, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. Born in Rochester, Kent, England on 8/12/1886 and attended Hamilton College, Victoria. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, FRANCE.  Entitled to 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

KEH 'N-O'


NAGLE, Cornelius. 1647. Private, Private Labour Corps
NASH, Frederick C. 2043. Private

NATHAN, Harold Lawrence. Private KEH. From Auckland, New Zealand. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 9/04/1916. Later Captain. May have been Mentioned in Despatches but no record found as noted on Medal Index Card. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

NAUDE, Benjamin. 1234. Private

NAYLOR, Benjamin Birchall. 168. Private, born in Litherland, Lancashire and enlisted in Liverpool.  Died of a self-inflicted wound 19/06/17 aged 26. 'B' Squadron. Son of Benjamin Shepherd Naylor and the late Caroline Naylor of Grasmere, Blundellsands, Liverpool. Buried in 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. Serjeant. Discharged 28/02/1919.
NEALE, Horace. 795. Private, Private Tank Corps 302812, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39890, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40584

NEL, Johannes P. 1356. Corporal
NELSON, Gilbert H. 2047. Private
NEUWIRTH, Arthur. 1997. Private
NEVILLE, John B. 1712. Private
NEWBURY, Christopher. 1318. Private
NEWMAN Eric J. 1706 Private
NEWSTEAD Horace 1569 Private 2124 on MIC as well
NEWTON Frank 1180 Private
NIBLETT George 1461 Private

NICCOL, George (Tally) McLaughlin. 499. Private KEH. Entered France 22/07/1915, Acting Captain Royal Field Artillery 91st Brigade, 20th Division. Mentioned in Despatches 18/05/1917 and awarded Military Cross. Died in England 30/10/1918 of Spanish flu exacerbated due to the effects of being gassed twice and is buried in Putney Vale Cemetery, London. Son of Ada Beatrice and George Turnbull Niccol of Auckland, New Zealand and husband of Enid Norma Reed, whom he married in New Zealand, 1918. He attended King's College from 1898 to 1900 and is commemorated in their Roll of Honour. George Niccol appears on the list of New Zealanders in other forces. Born in Auckland in 1888 he entered Auckland Grammar School in 1900. Commemorated Devenport School, Auckland. Auckland Online Cenotaph has good detail and photographs from family including standing portrait photograph shown courtesy of Deborah Quilter, 2018. 

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. KIA 26/08/1917. Buried in 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 (Tom) Francis. 324. Private. Enlisted KEH 4/08/1914 aged 18. Corporal 13/11/1914. Sergeant KEH 27/12/1914. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 25/05/1915. Went to France Jan 1916. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps Sep 1916 as an Observer/Air Gunner. Wounded by machine gun bullet to the leg in aerial combat Jan 1917. Returned to flying Nov 1917. Mentioned in Despatches. Discharged 20/08/1919. Lieutenant on British War Medal and Victory Medal. Attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge and likely to been in University Troop KEH. Born 10/04/1894 in Wellington, New Zealand and died 15/06/1977 in Christchurch. Photograph as Second Lieutenant KEH available on www.kingedwardshorse.net

NOTT, Edward Ross. 463. Private. Entered France 11/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment before transferring to the 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Severely wounded at the Battle of Loos in Sep 1915 and invalided back to England.  Returned to France Apr 1916. Served as Intelligence Office and commanded Battalion snipers. DoW 13/07/1916 received on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1/07/1916. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, the Somme, Picardie, France. Awarded Military Cross 25-26/09/1915 for gallantry at Hill 70. Mentioned in Despatches. Medals claimed by his father A. R. Nott, c/o David Jones Ltd, Finsbury Court, London, England. Born in Strathfield, Sydney, Australia on 15/11/1893 and his mother was Alice May (Ross) Jones. Portrait photograph and notice of his death in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' newspaper 18/07/1916 shown. 

NUTT, Ernest E. D/6372. Private Dragoon Guards D/6372, Private KEH D/6732
NUTTALL, Walter E. 1238. Private

O'BRIEN, Pierce F. 1206. Private

O'CONNOR, Brian. 1300. Private. 'A' Squadron. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915, discharged 3/11/1919 and died in Trinidad 23/01/1976. Wrote a vivid account of the fighting at Vieille Chapelle as part of a machine gun team in Letters from the Front (From the War Memorial Number, CIC St. Mary's College Annual, 1919). Brother of Roderick O'Connor.

O'CONNOR, Roderick. 1301. Private. 'A' Squadron. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915, discharged 5/07/1919 and died in Trinidad in 1970. Brother of Brian O'Connor and wounded at Vieille Chapelle.

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, Hugh (Hew). Private. Pre-war King's Colonials/KEH with University Troop whilst attending Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1909-12 studying law after attending Tonbridge School, England 1907-08. Enlisted 1914 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in Dec 1914. Entered France 19/08/1915. Served in Salonika with 'C' Battery, 114th Brigade, 26th Division 1916-19. Promoted to Major and awarded French Croix de Guerre and Mentioned in Despatches 11/06/1918. Born 27/10/1889 in Mitcham, Adelaide, South Australia. Served in WW2 as a Major, 57th Brigade Royal Field Artillery SX24509, Australian Military Forces. Died 7/04/1987 at the age of 97 as one of the last of the King's Colonials/KEH. Brother of Second Lieutenant Robert O'Halloran Giles KEH.

O'HALLORAN GILES, Robert. Private Hussars 34111. Second Lieutenant KEH promoted to Lieutenant Dec 1917. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 at defence of Vieille Chapelle with 4th Troop, 'A' Squadron and DOW 26/04/18 aged 21. Son of Thomas O'Halloran Giles and Jean O'Halloran Giles, of Adelaide, Australia. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, BELGIUM. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. Brother of Hew O'Halloran Giles, KEH. Portrait photograph on www.kingewardshorse.net

O'KELLY, A. N. Captain attached Tank Corps, then Lieutenant Colonel.
OKIE, Howard C. 932. Private

OLDMEADOW, L. J. Surgeon. Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902 (Photograph see Figure 4).

OLIPHANT, Marcus. Private King's Colonials 1902.
OLIVER, Cuthbert Hanson. Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Army Service 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'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 Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE.

ORR, Walter. GS/6329. Private Dragoon Guards GS/6329, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons

ORR-EWING, . Second Lieutenant in photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.

OSBORNE, Arthur. 1114. Private KEH. Mentioned in Despatches.

OSBORNE, Henry (Herbert) Edward. Captain, Military Cross Lieutenant 1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Captain London Gazette 4/10/1919

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


KEH 'P-Q'


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. Regimental Police Serjeant. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal as a Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Died in May 1946 in South Harrow, UK

PAIN, Kenneth Wellesley. 225. Private KEH. Article in Sydney Morning Herald in 1916 states that in August 1914 he re-joined the King Edward's Horse indicating prior-service in pre-war 1914 possibly whilst attending Cambridge or Oxford University. From Australia. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery (RFA) 8/12/1914. Embarked for France 19/09/1915. Served in Salonika as Adjutant to 117th Brigade RFA from Feb 1916. Severely wounded 27/02/1916. Captain RFA on British War Medal and Victory Medal roll. Mentioned in Despatches. Born 18/01/1889 in Sydney New South Wales the son of the Bishop of Gippsland, Sale, Victoria, Australia and married Mabel Naish 19/08/1915 in Woking, England and died 01/02/1959 in Sydney. Lived in Concord, Sydney in 1924. Son Graeme Kenneth KIA RAAF in 1944. Named in 'Our Forgotten Volunteers: Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War One' by Bojan Pajic.

PAINE, James Spark. 1336. Lance Corporal KIA 18/10/1918 aged 30. Enlisted from Canada. Son of George and Elizabeth Susan Paine of 6 Forest Road, Forest Gate, Essex. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

PALING, Ernest John. 928. Private

PALMER, J. H. Noted as T. H. in Regimental history. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant (ex-10th Hussars) Permanent Staff King's Colonials 1902. Squadron Serjeant Major in 1909 and promoter of King's Colonial Lodge. Retired in 1911 (Photograph see Figure 5).

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.
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.
PARR, Charles D. 939. Private, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/59500.
PARRY, Harold. 157. Private. Discharged 14/12/1918.
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 KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers 30/01/1918. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

PARSONS, Henry Arthur. 903. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
PARSONS, Percy J. 1470. Private

PATELL, Jack William. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.

PATERSON, James. 1379. Private
PATERSON, James. 1654. Acting Corporal, Acting Corporal Machine Gun Corps 105390
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, Stanley James. 1555. Lance Corporal. Awarded Military Medal for action at Cambrai Dec 1917.

PAYNE, Stanley J. 130. Re-numbered 1555. Discharged 11/02/1919.
PAYNE, Walter D. 474. Private
PEACH, Walter H. 1391. Private
PEARCE, Edward Lithgow. Lieutenant. Anglo-Argentinian railway.

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.

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
PEATTIE, Henry R. 1417. Private
PEEL, A. R. (John). Private. Australian. No records identified.
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. Enlisted 19/09/1915 and joined the BEF in France 29/06/1916 and transferred to the Tank Corps as Private 300531 on 7/08/1917.

PENNIFOLD, Albert. 1109. Private, Private Labour Corps 609026

PERKINS, Charles B. 618. Acting Serjeant. Awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre as a Corporal KEH.

PERKS, Charles. 1095. Private, Corporal Tank Corps 112272
PERRETT, Albert H. D/11603. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons

PERRY, . Serjeant. King's Colonials. Noted in Regimental History

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.

PERRY, C. M. Private. From Masterton, New Zealand. Army Lists note he served as Lieutenant 9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles 1912-1918. Service with KEH noted in list of New Zealander's serving with Imperial Forces.

PERRYMAN, Alfred Humphrey. 1165. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 10/07/1915 at Bishop Stortford aged 21. Disembarked for Rouen, France from Southampton 3/01/1916. Wounded at Savy 21/03/1917 with gun shot wound to the back. Invalided to Englnd on H. S. Warilda and treated at the Southern General Hospital in Birmingham. Served in Dublin 1917-19. Promoted to Lance Corporal 5/02/1918. Reverted to Private from Lance Corporal for letting a soldier arrested in his charge to escape 14/08/1918. Promoted to Acting Corporal 25/02/1919. Transferred to the Reserve 8/06/1919. Born in Meerut, India and worked as a clerk in Nottingham prior to enlisting. Lived in Clapham Common, London post war.

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, Ernest Ivor. 238. Private. Born in 1890 in Christchurch, New Zealand as recorded on Attestation papers. Enlisted pre-war KEH 11/06/1913 and attended annual training camp. Discharged as medically unfit 13/08/1914. Re-enlisted South Irish Horse and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 30/07/1915 and later promoted to Temporary Lieutenant. Died 20/03/1937 in Bath, Somerset, England. Brother of Horace Vivian Phillips 237 KEH who was born in London.

PHILLIPS, Horace Vivian. 237. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 17/06/1919. Born in Marylebone, London 13/12/1893 and died 8/05/1941 in Paddington, London, England. Brother of Ernest Ivor Phillips 238 KEH born in New Zealand.

PHILLIPS, Leonard Wilkin. 357. Private
PHIPPS, Alfred George 657 Private, Second Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment, Lieutenant Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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 & Rotherham Family History.

PILCH, G. H. 105. Serjeant. Awarded Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal April 1915.

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 (Jack) William. 505. Corporal, Lieutenant KIA 11/04/1918 aged 23 in defence of Vieille Chapelle. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 14/09/1915. Born in 1895 in Orari Bridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Son of George and Edith Howard Pinckney, of Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, FRANCE. Name commemorated on plaque in St Peters Church, Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK. Portrait photograph as a Lance Corporal in 1914 on www.kingedwardshorse.net. 

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
PLAYLL, Charles E. 63. Private
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

POOLE, Bernard J. 112. Private, Private Army Service Corps S/343580. A Corporal Poole is shown in KEH Colchester Camp 1911 photograph see Figure 61. Awarded Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal as Private Poole May 1921.

POOLE, Bertie S. 2044. Private
POPHAM, John Francis Watson. Sapper, Temporary Captain Leicestershire Regiment
PORTER, Hubert W. 601. Private, Private Royal Engineers 311021
PORTER, Jack Charlton. 846. Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps

PORTUS, Garnet Vere (Jerry). Private King's Colonials. Served 1909 from comments made about serving under the same Serjeant-Major as Watson Douglas Shennen in his obituary in 1937. Born 7/06/1883 in Morpeth, New South Wales and died 15/06/1954 in Adelaide, South Australia. An academic historian, author and theologian who studied at Sydney University and Oxford University 1909-1911 where no doubt he enlisted in the King's Colonials. A Rhodes scholar and played rugby for England.

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
PRESNAIL, Albert. 1954. Acting Corporal, Acting Corporal Tank Corps 302270
PRESTON, Charles J. 688. Serjeant
PRETORIUS, Wessel J. 126. Corporal, Serjeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant KEH 24/09/1917.
PRICE, Elias William. 415. Lance Corporal, Private Labour Corps 597325

PRIESTLEY, Charles. 1095. Private. Entered France 15/09/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Australian. Shown in photograph in Figure 22 of Hotchkiss Machine Gun team at Valhuon in 1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

PRITCHARD, Harold Quayle. 1633. Private KIA 20/11/1917 aged 19 near Cambrai. Son of William Henry and Anne Jane Pritchard of 27 Woodhall Road, Liverpool, UK. Buried in the 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
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

PRYCE, E. O. Private. From Halcombe, New Zealand. Studied at Cambridge University and likely to have been in the University Troop. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 6/08/1915. Temporary Lieutenant 2/11/1917 later Major on British War Medal and Victory Medal Rolls. Awarded Military Cross 3/05/1919 as Temporary Lieutenant.

PURSER, James Hartnell. Private. Born in England and emigrated to Australia after 6 years service in the KEH. Served in the AIF 1916-19. Biography in www.kingedwardshorse.net

PYE, Alan. 1154. Private. From New Zealand. Wounded at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 27/03/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

PYE, Arthur. 85. Private. Had seen service in the King Edward's Horse pre-war and re-enlisted in September 1914 but was discharged as medically unfit in October 1914.

PYKE, F. J. 241. Private 2112 on MIC as well - also spelt PIKE in Nominal Roll

QUICK, Ernest J. 950. Private

KEH 'R -RI'


RABIN, Benjamin.1458. Private, Private Royal Engineers 251857, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/128840

RAEBURN Douglas Alfred. 415. Private. Served pe-war KEH.

RAINBOW, Arthur G. 1667. Private, Private Tank Corps 302835, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61274

RAINER, Christopher. 2125 Private. Transferred from 2KEH 912. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 23/02/1919.

RAMPLEN, Thomas. 1419. Private. Prior service in Botha's Natal Horse in German West Africa in 1915. Saw service with KEH 7/1916 to 11/1916 in France. Later served as a Lance Corporal in the South African Engineer Corps and died aged 72 in service on 22/01/1945. Son of George A. Ramplen and Matilda Ramplen. Buried at PORT ELIZABETH (SOUTH END) CEMETERY, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

RAMSDEN, Ludlan. D/15347. Corporal Dragoon Guards, Corporal KEH, Corporal Corps of Dragoons

RAMSEY, C. Lieutenant KEH. Captain in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Portrait photograph wearing second pattern Officer's KEH headdress badge (Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 124675). 

RANDALL,  . Private. Trooper Randall named in 1904 King's Colonials St Albans camp photograph and Trooper Stevens also named (photograph shown under STEVENS in Nominal Roll).

RANDERS, Harold K. 1722. Private. 'B' and 'C' Squadron. Posted as missing at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 15/03/1919. Born in Denmark but grew up pre-war in Australia. Settled in Argentina after the war. Died 13/02/1943 after being attacked by a co-worker on a ranch. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Lived in South America.

RAW, Frederick C. 740. Private, Private Royal Air Force 14090
RAW, Richard Trotter. 2060. Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61196, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

RAY, Edward P. 1723. Corporal, Corporal Liverpool Regiment 85787, Corporal Army Service Corps A/454648

RAY, Kenneth. 20. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Royal Engineers 24/02/1917. From South Africa and photograph and biography available www.kingedwardhorse.net

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, David J. 1129 Private KIA 19/08/17 aged 40. Son of Evan and Anne Rees of 26 Chancellor's Road, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

REEVES, Alfred Henry. Captain KEH.
REEVES, Allan S. 747. Private. From Southern Rhodesia.
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 Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, FRANCE.

REID, Harry. 1491. Sapper Royal Engineers 229155, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/263358
REID, Jeremiah.1597. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45521

REID, Oswald Douglas. 1418. Private. Accidentally drowned at Baldoyle near Dublin, Ireland 18/08/16. Son of Thomas and Catherine Reid. Buried in ANNAN CEMETERY, UK.

REISSLAND, Charles F. 1143. Private
RELIHAN, Matthew. 1492. Private, Private Labour Corps 23075

REMMETT, Charles William. 873. Private, Lance Corporal. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal as a Lance Corporal.

RENDALL, Richard W. 1605. Private

REYNOLDS, Allan Boyd. Captain then Major KEH and then Lieutenant Colonel Royal Lancaster Regiment. Photograph in 1915 see Figure 19. Born in the UK.

REYNOLDS, Alfred N. 1361. Corporal

RICH, Geoffrey Gordon. Serjeant Canterbury Mounted Rifles 7/424, Lieutenant 1st Troop 'A' Squadron KEH Vieille Chappelle 1918. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant.

RICHARDS, John. D/17226. Private Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons

RICHARDS, Richard. 1627. Private KEH. Private Royal Engineers WR/285721. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Did not serve in France and awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

RICHARDSON, Arthur. 1326. Private, William on MIC as well with same number
RICHMOND, Frank George. 1121. Corporal, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 22986

RIDGEWAY, William Kemp. 1593. Private KEH. From New Zealand. Enlisted 28/07/1916 in Longford with Reserve Squadron after service with New Zealand forces having resigned to serve overseas 14/03/1916. Discharged 19/03/1917 through illness and awarded Silver War Badge #39056. Born in 1889 the son of Thomas Gamage Ridgeway who was living in Surrey, England post-war. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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

RITCHIE, Ernest. 1763. Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 112012

KEH 'RO-RY'


ROBARTS, Geoffrey Ward. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Royal Air Force

ROBBIE, Alexander Benjiman. 1053 Private. From New Zealand. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 4/01/1918.

ROBERTO, J. H. 1213. Private

ROBERTON, James Basil Wilkie. Private KEH. Born 29/01/1896 at Wright St-Clair, Auckland, New Zealand. Studied at King's College, Auckland and then started in medicine at Cambridge University 1913. Likely to have served with the University Troop of KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Wounded twice and served as a Signal Officer in France and Italy. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1918. After returning to Cambridge after the war he became a doctor in civilian life in New Zealand. He then served as a Major in World War 2 attached to the Headquarters of the New Zealand Medical Corps, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Service Number 462018. Was an authority on Maori history and culture. Died aged 99 January 1996 at Te Awamutu, Waikato. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

ROBERTS, Arthur Mathias. 1038. Lance Corporal. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Enlisted 12/04/1915 and entered France 28/07/1915. Discharged on account of wounds 24/01/1917 aged 26. Awarded Silver War Badge No. B24036 (Photograph shown in Figure 20).

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. Awarded the Roumanian Medaille-Barbartie St. Credinta 2nd Class and Meritorious Service Medal as a Serjeant KEH.

ROBERTS, John Henry. 1213. Corporal. Awarded Military Medal for defense at Vieille Chapelle Nov 1918 as a Private (Possible photograph Figure 23).

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, William Cowper. Named in 1902 camp photograph. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905, Lieutenant 1/05/1907.

ROBOTTI, William L. 649. Private, Lieutenant Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division
RODEN, Tom Corbitt. 809. 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. Killed in action 9/04/1918 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE. Lance Corporal Harry William Rogers KEH was born in Feilding, New Zealand and grew up in South Africa and is commemorated on a grave in Braamfontein Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa see photograph. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

ROLLS, John. 283. Serjeant, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 45519
ROMANES, Francis John. Lieutenant in photograph at Longford 1915 see Figure 19. Captain
ROSE, William. 1920. Serjeant Royal Engineers 208131, Serjeant KEH, Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/503876
ROSS, Carl Frederick William. 679. Private. Student of University of London.

ROSS, Outram (Rossie). 703. Private. 2nd Troop 'B' Squadron in 1915. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 27/05/1917 later Temporary Lieutenant Tank Corps. Born in the Cedars near Mackay, Queensland, Australia 27/05/1886 the son of Henry Ross. Was in America when war was declared and went to England to enlist. Married Sylvia May Burbidge in Brisbane 11/08/1919. Settled in New Zealand where he died in KatiKati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand in 1961.

RUECROFT, John W. 1196. Private
RUFFHEAD, Arthur W. 427. Private. Discharged physically unfit 12/12/1917.
RUSSELL, Ernest Gordon. Lieutenant, Captain Royal West Kent Regiment, Major Royal Army Service Corps

RUSSELL, George Gray. Lieutenant Colonel. Born in New Zealand and attended Wanganui Collegiate School and then University of Cambridge from 1902. He served in the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps prior to joining the Oxford University Troop of the King's Colonials. He appears on the 1910 Officers Nominal Roll as a Second Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain on the 5/11/1912.  As Major Russell he commanded 'A' Squadron of King Edward's Horse in France before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in command of the combined KEH.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order 4/02/1918 and Mentioned in Dispatches three times. Lieutenant Colonel Russell died on the 7 August 1965. Photograph taken as a Captain circa 1912-August 1914. Captain in 1915 see Figures 19 and 135. A solicitor in civilian life.  

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, Patrick Joseph. 1230. Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers

KEH 'SA-SHA'


SADLER, Frank. 915. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Service Corps 20/01/1918.

SADLIER, John Raymond. 1102. Private. Entered France 18/11/1915. Commissioned 26/03/1918 as a Second Lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry. Born in Grange, South Australia in 1893 the son of Nicholas Clarke and Johanna Georgina (nee' Sturgess) Sadlier and he was raised in the McLaren Vale, Onkaparinga, South Australia. Educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia and employed as a Bank Clerk. He left for England to enlist in February 1915. He was later invalided to England suffering from trench fever and when it was determined he was not likely to recover sufficiently to return to the firing line, was posted to the Palace Barracks in Belfast, Ireland as an instructor. He died of a war related illness in England on 26/11/1918.  He was buried in Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire. Commemorated on the Adelaide National War Memorial, Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board and the Australian Virtual War Memorial (with portrait photograph). Note that his name is incorrectly recorded as Sadleir on many documents. Brothers DeVere and Charles both enlisted from the Argentine and served in the British Army and their sister Angela served in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve.

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 1 High Elms Cottages, Leavesden, Watford, Herts. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

SAILL, Edward Charles. 935. Private, Lieutenant KEH. Portrait photograph as a Lieutenant in the KEH.

SANDERMAN, Victor Staunton. Born on Jersey in 1866. Major in King's Colonials in 1906. Served as a Major in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons then 17th Lancers and fought in Boer War. Became Lieutenant Colonel in command of the KEH in 1912 and mobilised them for war 4/08/1914. Commanded KEH until invalided in 1916. Died 26/08/1943. Photograph shown in Figure 13.

SANDERSON, Frank E. 764. Private

SANDERSON, William Andrew. 104. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Awarded Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal April 1918.

SANSOM, Thomas H. 1934. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61268, Private Tank Corps 302851

SAUNDERS, Ernest Valdrent. 1265. Lance Corporal. 4th Troop 'B' Squadron. KIA 9/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle from direct hit from minewerfer shell on Hotchkiss gun team he was in charge of. Buried in the CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE. Awarded Queens South Africa Medal (Orange Fee State, Cape Colony and Transvaal clasps) and King's South Africa Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Croix de Guerre (Belgium) as a Lance Corporal KEH. Prior service as Trooper 1435 New South Wales Imperial Bushmen Mounted Rifles and Quarter Master Serjeant 3080 Canadian Scouts. Born in 1875 the son of Alfred Godfrey Saunders and Anna Connell in Hereford, England and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

SAVAGE, Albert Henry. 855. Private
SAVILLE, W. Captain and Surgeon in KEH 1910
SAYER, William Thomas. 692. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers

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, H. J. 252. Private, Acting Company Serjeant Major Tank Corps 302814, Acting Company Serjeant Major Lancashire Fusiliers 40598
SCOTT, Robert. 1433. Private, Lance Corporal Machine Gun Corps 22987
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. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Coldstream Guards.

SHAW, Charles Athelstan. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910. and promoted to Captain 11/1914 and commanded Machine Gun Section. KIA 09/01/16 as result of a head wounds from a shell burst behind the front line. Member of King's Colonials Masonic Lodge. Son of the late Charles and Marianne Shaw. Born in Victoria, Australia on 19/06/1878 and emigrated with his family to England in 1888. Educated at Dean Close School in Cheltenham. Served in the South African Campaign for 19 months with Yorkshire Dragoons. Worked for National Provincial Bank of England. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on National Provincial And Union Bank Of England Memorial, London.

SHAW, Henry Cecil. 52. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. Commissioned as a 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. 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. He died in 1959 and had been a Director of Hammonds United Breweries in Bradford, Yorkshire. Photograph of British War Medal and Victory Medal sold by Bill Friar Medals UK (billfriarmedals.co.uk).

SHAW Robert 1780 Private, Private Army Service Corps M/354265

'SHE-SK'


'SHE-SK' 'SHE-SK'
SHEED, O. J. 1728. Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 78798

SHENNON, Watson Douglas. 508. Lance Corporal KEH. Captain Royal Engineers . Born 30 June 1887 in Dunedin, New Zealand where his father Watson Shennan was a prominent pastoralist in Otago. Student at Cambridge University 1908 and joined the University Troop of the King's Colonials. Obituary notes he was serving with them in 1909. He became a Barrister in London. Re-enlisted KEH aged 27 on 8/08/1914 at Alexandra Palace. 17/11/1914 appointed Lance Corporal. 4/02/1915 commissioned Second Lieutenant Signalling Section of the Royal Engineers, 47th (London) Division. Entered France Jun 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 8/04/1916 and Captain 8/06/1918 Royal Engineers. Awarded Military Cross at Loos 26/09/1915 and Mentioned in Despatches 30/11/1915. After the Armistice saw service in Egypt. Came to South Australia in 1921 via New Zealand and took over a vineyard at Modbury.  Married Miss Florence Ellison, of Melbourne and had two children, Richard and Mary. He died in Melbourne on 25/10/1937. Auckland Online Cenotaph. Portrait photograph whilst serving with the Royal Engineers available at www.kinedawardshorse.net.  

SHEPPARD, Albert E. 719. 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
SIMONS, William Utten. 818. Private, Lieutenant Labour Corps
SIMPSON, A. E. Signaler.

SIMPSON, Brian George Cannon. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant, 20th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (RHA), B.E.F., France. Enlisting in England, where he was studying sculpture, 4th August, 1914, joined KEH and later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the RHA, 1st Cavalry Division, volunteering for Trench Mortar Section. Early education at Sydney Church of England Grammar School. Later at St. Paul's College, University of Sydney 1910-1912 Bachelor of Arts. He gave his life through an act of initial bravery, climbing a tree in full view of the German Lines to shoot a sniper and was hit coming down. Died of Peritonitis 29/07/1915 ensuing from wounds received on 22nd July aged 22. Son of the late George Hamilton Cassan Simpson and Lilian Thompson of Sydney New South Wales. Born 1 Nov 1892 in New South Wales, Australia and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium. Photograph in RHA uniform circa 1915.

SIMPSON, George Barre Goldie. Private. King's Colonials 1906-09. Born in Woolahra, New South Wales in 1887. Served with 'A' Company 4th Battalion AIF as Lance Corporal 866. Embarked Australia 20/10/1914. KIA at Gallipoli 6/09/1915. Son of Archibald Henry and Alice Marion Simpson. Buried in Johnston's Jolly Cemetery.

SIMPSON, Walter Scott. 1236. Private. KIA 9/04/18 aged 27. 'C' Squadron. Son of William Francis and Eliza Simpson. Commemorated on the 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. Buried in the NESLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRANCE.

SKEPELHORN Frederick Willet. 338. Quarter Master Serjeant Major, KEH.  Born 30/10/1873 to William and Sarah nee Lock at 14 West Square London Road, Saint Saviour, Southwark, Surrey.  In 1881 he is recorded as living at 118 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster. Attended St. Michael’s National School, Westminster. 4/02/1890 rejected from Military Service due to a varicocele, a vein abnormality in the scrotum. 10th January, 1891 attested for Military Service as Private, 3773, 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, occupation as musician. Admitted to hospital 21/01/1891 and discharged from hospital with “debility" 20/02/1891 after surgery on his varicocele. 21/02/1891 discharged from Service as “not being likely to become an efficient soldier" as he was unable to ride as a consequence of pain in his groin. 9/05/1894 marriage to Annie Emily Church in the Register office Chelsea with his home address being 158 Oakley Street, Chelsea and occupation as salesman. 16/05/1894 daughter Ethel Maud Willet is born at 116 Uxbridge road, Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith. 03/1896 Louisa Frances second daughter is born in Chelsea. In 1896 involved in the Mashonaland uprising just before he attested to the British South Africa (BSA) Police force in the Matabeleland Mounted Police , 629. Awarded British South African Co. Medal reverse Omashonaland (Trumpeter F. W. Skepelhorn, 18970 BSA Police). 24/02/1897- 28/01/1899 he served with the South African Police Force and lived in Zimbabwe, Africa leaving his wife and family at home. Reference to Matabeleland also implies he may have been part of the Matabeleland Division of the BSA Coy Police, possibly prior to attestation. The medal appears to be a War Medal for operations in Mashonaland during the 1896 uprising, which is shortly before the attestation above.  24/03/1899 leaves Cape Town, South Africa to return home via Southampton having been a diamond miner. 20/05/1899-31/10/1900 served with the East Surrey Regiment. 1/11/1900–25/05/1908 served with the Middlesex Regiment. 28/02/1900 third daughter Irene Gladys is born at 4B Prince of Wales Road, Battersea. 21/08/1901 son Richard Walter born 29 Prince of Wales road, Battersea. 2/07/1903 fourth daughter Jessie Sarah born 29 Prince of Wales road, Battersea. In 1904 family were living at 12 Kelmscott road, Clapham, Wandsworth. 26/01/1905 fifth daughter Dorothy Evelyn born 4 Belleville road, Battersea. 1905 – 1908 family lived at 4 Belleville Road, Wandsworth, Clapham. 1906 sixth daughter Phyllis Maisie was born. 1/08/1908- 9/11/1913 served in the City of London Regiment Territorial Force. 1909 family living 46 Broomwood Road, Wandsworth. 1911 - 1922 family living at 26 Spencer Road, New Wandsworth, Battersea. Worked as fruit salesman in partnership with Henry Cherry at Covent Garden from 1911-1926. 11/11/1913–4/08/1914 served as Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 338 with King Edward’s Horse Special Reserve where he was Regimental Band Master. 9/05/1914 Greenwich Park, London – “The Prince of Wales Military band conducted by F. W. Skepelhorn (Source - London Standard). 2/06/1915–25/09/1915 BEF France and Flanders with KEH. 29/09/1917 Warrant Officer R.A.S.C - BEF France and Flanders. 30/09/1917-9/01/1919. Appointed Temporary Second Lieutenant, R.A.S.C. 9/01/1919 relinquished his commission and retained the rank of Second Lieutenant.  Entitled to the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. 1919 - Musical Director to the City of London Police. In 1922 living at Ravenhurst, Westbury Road, New Malden, Surrey. 1925-30 living at Wighill, Old Malden, Worcester Park, Surrey. He was musical director to the City of London Police in 1919. “Lieutenant Frederick Skepelhorn, late of the Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, is the popular conductor of the band of the Royal Artillery 92nd London Brigade (Territorial), the City of London Police band and the organisation known as Lt. Skepelhorn’s military band. All these bands enjoy a tremendous popularity particularly with the audiences of the National Sunday League Concerts both in the London Parks on Sundays, in the summer and at various places of amusement in and around London during the winter months. The members of these bands are almost exclusively recruited from ex-army bands, many of them being ex-guardsmen and they form some of the finest military combinations in London, being all expert musicians. In addition to their Sunday League engagements, Lt. Skepelhorn’s bands are constantly retained by the London County Council and the best known sports clubs around the metropolis, they are also frequently engaged during the year at the Crystal Palace and Alexandra Palace, as well as many other public and private functions. 31/10/1928 discharged from T.A. Para 193(1) T.A. Regs. 14/11/1929 applied to be a Freeman of the City of London. Killed in a hit and run accident on the Kingston bypass, Kingston Hill on 22/06/1930 and buried 26/06/1930 in Battersea cemetery, Morden, Surrey (Thanks to Jenny Willis, great grand daughter for his biography).

KEH 'SL-SY'


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, 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. Commemorated on the 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. Discharged 2/03/1919. Was 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. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 18/05/1919. Born in Barbados in 1893 and died in England in 1963.

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. Discharged 3/02/1919.

SMITH, Walter. 349. Lance Corporal. Killed in a railway accident 12/03/1918 aged 38. 'B' Squadron. Son of Alfred and Jane Smith. Buried in 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
SNAPE, Herbert. 760. Private

SODEN, Henry Lewis Balfour. 82. Serjeant, Lieutenant Army Service Corps, Lieutenant Supply and Transport Corps Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Named in a photograph at Colchester camp in 1911 see Figure 61.

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
SPRUCE, Robert. 865. Private
STACEY, Reginald A. 1648. Private
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. Commissioned as a Lieutenant, KEH 2/09/1915. Awarded the Military Cross as a 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, George Percival. 48. Private KEH. Born in 1890 in Peckham, London, UK and educated at Askes's School, Hatcham. Son of Frank & Gertrude Stevens, 6 Danecroft Road, Herane Hill, London. Enlisted in the King's Colonials on 21/11/1907 and served until 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 10/05/1913 and embodied 5/08/1914 with 'A' Squadron KEH. Entered France 1/06/1915 and discharged 23/11/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 23/11/1915 in Royal Field Artillery (RFA) KIA 21/05/1918 as a Lieutenant 232 Brigade RFA attached Royal Engineers.

STEVENS, Rupert (Steve) M. 1463. Private. Born in Durban, South Africa and served with the KEH in Ireland, France and Italy. Secretary and President of KEH South African branch for many years. Named in photograph at 1904 camp in St Albans of the King's Colonials with Trooper Randall. Had several horses shot from beneath him. Died 9/05/1960. 1914 portrait photograph from (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947). 

STEVENSON, Alexander. 1329. Private. Discharged 13/12/1918.

STEVENSON, Cecil B. 1740. Private. Reserve 4/12/1919.

STEVENSON, Phillip. D. Lieutenant, Acting Captain. Adjutant KEH. Mentioned in Despatches (twice). Born in England and discharged 01/1919. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

STEVENSON, Ralph C. 909. Private
STEVENSON, Thomas. 520. Private
STEWART, Christopher H. 1438. Private, Acting Lance Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61173
STEWART, John. 165. Staff Serjeant Major, Commissioned KEH 24/08/1915, Captain attached Tank Corps

STEWART, John (Jack) Francis. 1376. Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 5/04/1919. Of Maori heritage, born in 1894 the son of David (Heta Reweti) Stewart and Emere (Emily) Apanui Mair from Thames, North Island of New Zealand. Died in Auckland, New Zealand 18/10/1968. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. A younger brother David (Pareiha) Apanui Stewart was born in 1895 and Died of Wounds received at Gallipoli with the 6th Hauraki Company, New Zealand Maori Contingent and was buried at sea 16/08/1915 while being evacuated to Lemnos Island. Photograph of John Stewart courtesy of Derek Wignall shared on Ancestry. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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. Colin Francis St Clair. Second Lieutenant commanded 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials in 1903. London Gazette 8/05/1903. Served with Scottish Horse 12/11/1914 and then transferred to Royal Horse and Field Artillery 4/05/1915 in France. Awarded Legion de Honneur Croix de Chevalier 5/06/1917. 5th March 1917 - Attached to Headquarters Units Asst. Prov. Marshalls. Temporary Captain C F Stockwell, Gen List. 9/02/1921 - Asst. Prov. Marshal (Cl. FF).Temp. Capt. C. F. Stockwell, 'Gen. Last, and, relinquishes the temp, rank of Maj. 31/01/1921. Major Colin Francis STOCKWELL. Auxillary Forces. Born 26/04/1882 in Hong Kong and died in Shantung, China on 11/04/1936.

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
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 Irving. 1216. Acting Corporal. Enlisted 13/08/1915. Promoted to Acting Corporal 17/03/1916 and reverted to Lance Corporal on being charged with gambling in Corporals Room 19/03/1916 at Curragh with 4th Troop, Reserve Squadron. Served in France from 17/07/1916, promoted to Lance Corporal 17/04/1917 as a Machine Gunner. Served in Italy 20/12/1917 until 10/03/1918. Taken Prisoner of War 5/11/1918 having been and posted as Missing in Action 9/04/1918 and interred in a camp inGardelegen, Germany. Treated for Exposure incurred whilst a Prisoner of War at Lille Hospital. Repatriated to Dover 19/11/1918. Discharged 22/06/1919. Born in Glebe, New South Wales in 1894 and was employed as a farmer at a a cattle station at Coonamba, New South Wales and family home was at Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Post war worked in Queensland and died in 1955 in Newtown, New South Wales. Details from Service papers and Red Cross Missing In Action and Wounded record, Australian War Memorial. Appears in photograph of 4th Troop Reserve Squadron, Curragh, 1915 as shown in Figure 28.

SULLY, Frederick S. 1609. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61264, Private Tank Corps 302836, Corporal 302836 Christian name initial H. on MIC as well

SUNDERLAND, Geoffrey. 509. Sergeant. 'C' Squadron KEH. Served with pre-war KEH whilst attending Cambridge University as part of the University Troop. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment Feb 1916 later Captain. Wounded at the battle of High Wood in Aug 1916, and invalided to England returning to to France June 1917. KIA 24/09/1918 at Gricourt, St Quentin. Born 21 May 1889 in Swarthmoor, Poverty Bay, New Zealand. Enlisted 1914. Son of John William and Agnes Henrietta Sunderland; husband of Grace Lilian Sunderland of Ambletts Cottage, Chithurst, Petersfield, Hants (married 3/10/1916) Buried at BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, Aisne, France.

SUTTON, Herbert F. 1258 Private

SWAIN, Henry Thomas. 1547. Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant. Named in photograph shown in Figure 33 as Second Lieutenant Swaine.

SWAN, John O. 1707. Private

SWANN, Humphrey. Major. Born 18/04/1885 in Wimbledon, Surrey, UK and enlisted in the KEH after leaving King's College at Cambridge university and commissioned in 1910. Went to France at the outbreak of the war with 'B' Squadron. Promoted to Captain in 1915 and became second in command of 'A' Squadron. As a Major he commanded 'C' Squadron in 1917 and was shot by a sniper and had a leg broken. After nine months he rejoined 'A' and then 'C' Squadron serving out the war. Major Swann died in November 1960 in Truro, Cornwall, UK (See Figure 19 and portrait photograph Figure 328 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
SWINLEY, Gordon Noel Balfour. 1113. Private, Lieutenant King's Own Scottish Borderers

SYME, David Allan. Private. 'C' Squadron. Born in Kew, Victoria, Australia in 1893 the son of Mr and Mrs Francis Syme. Educated at Brighton Grammar School and Clare College, Cambridge. Went to England in 1913. Enlisted KEH and likely to have seen service with University Troop pre-War whilst at Cambridge. Commissioned in KEH and went to France and then transferred to Tank Corps where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and then promoted to Captain. Trained in England before returning to France and wounded in 1917. Served post war in the Berkshire Regiment then joined Royal Tank Regiment as a Major. KIA 8/08/1944 in Normandy as a Lieutenant Colonel and buried in BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Awarded Military Cross. Obituary in the 'Melbourne Age' newspaper. 31/08/1944. Brother Sergeant Noel Herbert Syme born in January 1892 in Palmerston North, New Zealand and KIA 10/05/1917 with 1st Australian Divisional Supply Column. Noel is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery, Grevillers, France.

SYMONDS, Charters J. Surgeon. Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902.
SYMONS, William H. 1072. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/40922


KEH 'T'


TABUTEAU, Frederick. 1596. Private, Private Labour Corps 466866
TANNER, Charles A. 1455. Private
TAPPLY, Sidney L. 643. Private
TAYLOR, Claude Arthur. 1230. Private

TAYLOR, E. C. 629. Corporal KEH. Corporal Tank Corps 302780, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61236. British War Medal named to E. G. Taylor K.Edw.H on electronic auction site in the UK May 2020.

TAYLOR, John C. 905. Private 1st Troop 'A' Squadron KEH, Private Royal Berkshire Regiment 55523.

TAYLOR, Maurice. 1362. Private
TAYLOR, Patrick J. 14. Private, Private Royal Engineers 363111
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 KEH. Entered France Dec 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the attached to 108th Battery, Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Awarded the Military Cross in 1916. KIA 31/07/1917. Born in Blawyn, Victoria, Australia in 1893 the son of John Corlett and Marion Melville Teare of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was working for Bennie, Teare and Co. and he enlisted in England in 1914, when he was at Birmingham University studying electrical engineering. His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Belgium and the Australian War Memorial. His elder brother, Athol M. Teare, served in the Australian Imperial Force, New South Wales Division and gained an Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was wounded in this action and hospitalised in England before returning to the front. He returned to Australia after the war. His younger brother Philip Teare joined the Australian Imperial Force becoming a Captain in the artillery. Photograph of John Teare in the uniform of the RFA available.

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 (See photograph Figure 23). Victory medal offered for sale Mar 2020 on electronic auction site.

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. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 253rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers Sep 1916. KIA 30/03/1918. Born in 1881 the son of William and Ann Thomas of Happy Valley, Victoria, Australia and was educated at the Dana Street School, Buley's Grenville College and then the Ballarat School of Mines. He went to South Africa in 1906 and managed a gold mine in Rhodesia where he enlisted as a Private in the KEH. Buried in the ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, France. Biography and civilian portrait photograph can be found at https://bih.federation.edu.au/index.php/David_L._Thomas. His brother William Thomas noted as in service in West Africa.

THOMAS, Sidney. 1036. Private, also spelt Sydney on MIC

THOMPSON, F. Squadron Serjeant Major King's Colonials Permanent Staff 1902 former 13th Hussars (Photograph see Figure 5).

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, 5 & 42).

THOMSON, Arthur Stewart. 1233. Private. KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion, London Regiment 12/1915. From South Africa KIA 15/09/1916 aged 23 in France and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Son of Fred and Harriet Thomson, of Stutterheim, Cape Province, South Africa.

THOMSON, Ninian Alan. 1065. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 20/07/1915 KEH. Lieutenant KEH 08/1916 and became Signalling Officer HQ staff 04/1917 to 10/1918. Lived in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. Director of Mauri Brothers and Thomson. Died 2/04/1952 in Sydney.

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 available 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
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. Discharged 1/9/1915.
TINKLER, Lionel Maughan. 405. Serjeant. Commissioned as a Captain in the Yorkshire Regiment 23/01/16.
TITILAH, James 1823. Private, 2078 on MIC as well
TITUS, Patrick J. 1398. Private. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal did not serve in France.
TOBIAS, N. 80465. Signaler

TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel. Private, served pre-Great War KEH when at Oxford University enlisted 28/11/1911 and discharged at his own request 28/02/1913. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers in the Great War then, Lieutenant. 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. KIA 25/08/1915 aged 27. Percy was born at Rosehill, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales on 15th June, 1888 to parents Laurence William and Eliza Toogood (nee Jones). From newspaper reports Percy was practising dental surgery in the town of Condobolin, in the central west region of New South Wales, between 1911 & 1912. From newspaper reports Percy went to New Zealand then on to England & had arrived in England a fortnight before war broke out. In early January, 1915, Percy wrote to Mr Stenmark, for whom he had worked for in his dental practice at Parramatta, advising that he joined the KEH in London & expected to be on active service soon. Percy enlisted at Watford with the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line. Percy died on 25/08/1915 at Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. Information from UK Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects records that Percy committed suicide, however, Australian newspaper reports state that he died from wounds received in action. The death of Percy was registered in the September quarter, 1915 in the district of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. Private Percy William Toogood was buried in St. Andrew’s Churchyard, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England. He has a private headstone – marble cross & curb but his death is still acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Percy is remembered on the Pitt Row Public School Roll of Honour which is located in what is now Parramatta at the West Public School, Parramatta, NSW. He is also remembered on the Parramatta and District Great War Roll of Honour located at Parramatta Town Hall, Church Street, Parramatta, NSW and on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. Some biographical details and grainy photograph (The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, Parramatta, NSW - 17 July 1915) courtesy of Cathy Sedgwick, 2016. 

TOWEY, Martin. 1464. Private, Private Army Service Corps T/364128
TRACEY, Austin J. 1372. Private, 2126 on MIC as well

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 Street, Failsworth, Manchester.Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Recorded as Alfred on MIC

TREMEARNE, William Crew. 538. Serjeant KEH. Born in Leamington Spa, UK on 13/01/1893 and attended Blackheath School, London and then undertook an engineering apprenticeship in Kilmarnock, Scotland 1903-10. Studied at Christ's College, Cambridge where he undertook Mechanical Sciences Courses and then later a Bachelor of Arts 1910-13. Serjeant Cambridge Troop, KEH 19/05/1911 - 13/01/1913. Private, 538 in KEH 10/08/1914-21/10/1914 having enlisted at Alexandra Palace. Temporary commission 20/11/1914 as Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Officer 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders 31/10/1914 - 26/09/1915. Landed France 8/07/1915. Shot in the leg at Hill 70, Loos in Belgium 25-26/09/1915 and reported missing with death not reported until 04/1917. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Photograph in the uniform of the Seaforth Highlanders available online courtesy Imperial War Museum.

TRICKETT, Ronald. 1974. Private 2079 on MIC as well, Private Royal Engineers 359811
TRUDGETT, George D. 1584. Private Labour Corps 230731

TUDOR, W. J. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
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 later Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Lieutenant 33rd Light Cavalry (QVO Poona Horse) Jhansi, India. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 28/11/1914. Entered France 24/09/1915. Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19. Born 2/10/1893. Studied at Queen's College, Cambridge University in 1911 as noted in 'The Dial' No. 22, 1915.

TURCOTT, Edgar. 1029. Private
TURNER, Augustine John. 1101. Private
TURNER, Edward G. 1872. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61210, Private Tank Corps 302785
TURNER, James H. E. 343. Private, Private Royal Air Force 319034
TURNER, Max. 1882. Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps. Name recorded on Kilkenny Free Masons Lodge, Ireland membership list from 1917 to 1920.

TURNER, Walter Richard. 1423. Private. DOW 21/04/1918. Born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1880. Enlisted in London. Buried in BRISTOL (ARNOS VALE) CEMETERY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK.

TURNER-DAUNCEY M. J. Captain. Lived in Kenya and returned to UK 1965.

TUTT, Arthur Richmond. Joined the Surrey Yeomanry in 1909 and served in France and Mesopotamia as Serjeant, 1248. Recommended for a commission in 1916 and went to Nethercorn for training. Posted to the KEH as a Second Lieutenant in 1917. For gallantry at an action near Anneux he was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre and with his second-in-command Serjeant Barry who was severely wounded. His wounds kept him from serving in France again and he served as Lieutenant with the Reserve Regiment in Ireland and is named in a photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. He rejoined the army in 1939 as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Army Service Corps becoming a Major before discharge on medical grounds in 1943. Photograph attending Royal Review 1946. He died on 4/08/1960.

TWOPENY, Richard Ernest Noel. Major. 'C' Squadron. Awarded Military Cross (London Gazette 11/05/1917) and bar (Reported in the 'Observer' newspaper 18/08/1917) as a Lieutenant. Major Twopeny was born on 25/11/1893 in Hammond, South Australia and schooled at St Peter's College, Adelaide.  He was commissioned into the KEH on 25/05/1915 as a Second Lieutenant and returned to Australia on 13/04/1920 .He married Edna Nancie Deeley in 1927 in Sydney, New South Wales. He died on 8/04/1946 in Adelaide having worked as a journalist in Melbourne. Served in the Citizen Military Forces in WW2. Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, Quorn Remembrance of Those Who Served in the Great War Honour Board.  His brother Private Thomas Nowell Twopeny was born in 1891 in South Australia and Died of Wounds on 23/10/1917 with the 13th Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF in France. He was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France.  Richard's portrait photograph courtesy of Peter Nemaric also shown as  Figure 331. 

KEH 'U-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 Albert. 927. Serjeant. DOW 02/03/1917 aged 40. Son of H. Uren of Penzance; husband of Margaret Uren of 6 Gloucester Road, Regent's Park, London. Buried in WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY, UK."

VACHELL, Frank Tanfield. Private. Studied at Cambridge University and may have served in University Troop. Major 134th Battery Royal Field Artillery. Awarded Military Cross. Came from Evesham, Worcestershire, England.

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. Surname spelt Vallending on another list. Address given as Johannesburg, South Africa.

VAN COLLER, Louis. 1745. Private, Lance Corporal KEH 61212, Second Lieutenant London Regiment
VARDON, Evelyn Francis Claude. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Dublin Fusiliers
VELHO, Saturis F. 1665. Private, Private Army Pay Corps 22981
VENTER, Gert Henry. 2094. Private

VEREKER, J. M. Major in the King's Colonials 1902 with commission date published in Hart's List of 26/03/1902. Commanded 'D' Squadron (British African) in 1903 (Photograph see Figure 4).

VICK, Frank. 521. Private
VICKERS, Rupert A. 1350. Lance Corporal, Acting Serjeant
VINCENT, Edward. 1623. Private

VINCENT, Tom. 64. Serjeant. Squadron Serjeant Major KEH. Born in England and demobilised 01/1919. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Squadron Serjeant-Major.

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 1910, Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps, Captain Special Reserve. Entered France 25/05/1915. Born in 1885, attended St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1905-09. Rhodes Scholar. Worked as an ophthalmologist in Egypt pre-war. Lived in Sydney after the war and died in 1974.

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. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery Special Reserve 21/01/1918.
WALKER, Joseph. 1657. Private

WALKER, Samuel R. 367. Private, Corporal. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 4th (B) Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Made a Companion of the British Empire.

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 and Figure 4).

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,  George Basil Stewart. Private KEH. Commissioned in the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry later Captain. Prior service in the Boer War. Entered France 20/05/1915. KIA 19/03/1916 and buried in Agny Military Cemetery, France. Born in 1876. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Son of the late Colonel Walrond of Dulford House, Cullomton, Devon; husband of Mabel Walrond (nee Bloxsome) of Poley Street, London.  Mentioned in Despatches and entitled to 1914-15 Star medal trio. 

WALSH, Henry James. 292. Corporal. Commissioned South Staffordshire Regiment 31/01/1916. Captain and Adjutant Leicestershire Regiment, Captain South Staffordshire Regiment

WALTERS, George. 1294. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61216
WANGFORD, Walter Henry John. 53. Staff Quartermaster Serjeant, Lieutenant Royal Engineers
WARD, G. F. 756. Private, Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment
WARD, Robert. 378. Warrant Officer Class 2, Warrant Officer Class 2 Northumberland Fusiliers 61230
WARING, Samuel. 1478. Private, Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

WARNER, Stanley (Bill) Edward. 797. Private. 'C' Squadron. Mentioned in Despatches. Anglo-Argentine Railway staff. Returned to South America and attended third South American re-union in 1945.

WARNES, William G. 370. Private KEH. Private Tank Corps 112043
WARREN, James. 12. Private
WARREN, Thomas 1801. Private KEH. 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. Commemorated on the 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, Harry. 665. Serjeant. 'B' Squadron. KIA 9/04/18 aged 33 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle. Entered France 22/04/1915. Son of the late Matthew and Harriot Watson of Ighten Grove, Padiham Road, Burnley; husband of the late Florence Martha Watson (nee Peck). Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal sold by Lockdales auctioneers, UK in  2012.  

WATSON, Oswald. 825. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 27/03/1919.

WATSON, W. E. Serjeant. Noted as being from New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

WATT, Norman Lndley. 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.

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
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
WEITZEL, Reginald Harben. Private KEH. Commisioned as a Lieutenant in the Deccan Horse. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WELBOURN, Herbert. 674. Private

WELCH, Herbert Llewellyn. 44. Squadron Serjeant Major 'B' Squadron. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant. Lieutenant Army Ordnance Depot died in 1952. Secretary of the King's Colonials lodge since 1934.

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
WEST, Harold. 799. Private
WEST, William G. 1629. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61198

WEST, William Jack. 811. Private 'A' Squadron KEH. Lieutenant Surrey Yeomanry. Wounded 24/06/1915 when defending trench from German attack.

WESTALL, John H. 1844. Private, King's Rifle Regiment, Reserve Regiment Horse Guards, Machine Gun Corps Second Lieutenant
WESTERHOUT, Eric G. 266. Private. Discharged 8/07/1919.
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, 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, 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. Buried in 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 'A' Squadron, KIA 25/06/1915 aged 33 whilst defending trench from German attack. Son of the late William Henry and Harriet Wickenden; husband of Mary Ann Wickenden of 30 John Street, Lincoln. Born Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent. HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKS) CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

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
WILCOX, Alfred. 356. Serjeant
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 4/08/1905 recorded in 'Hart's Annual Army List' 1908. From New Zealand.

WILKIE, Hugh Graham. Second Lieutenant then Captain Royal Field Artillery
WILKINS, Harry. 580. Private
WILKINSON, J. N. Captain in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.
WILLIAMS, Horace N. S. 1342. Private KEH. Serjeant Tank Corps 302823. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WILLIAMS, Ivor. 1242. Private KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Private Military Mounted Police P/14035. Discharged 11/11/1918. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WILLIAMS, John. 25. Private KEH. Private Royal Berkshire Regiment 43433, Private Royal Navy 8488TS

WILLIAMS, Kenneth S. 124. Serjeant KEH. Commissioned Captain Lancashire Hussars 7/01/1916. Captain Kenneth S. Williams, 1st King Edwards Horse / 1/1st Lancashire Hussars / Tank Corps. 1914/1915 Star Sgt 124 (1st KEH), Pair Captain (1/1 Lanc Hussars / HQ Tank Corps) Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct (LSGC) medal (Sgt 1st KEH), Defense Medal and Special Constable (Superintendent). Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal awarded April 1915. Medals in a private collection in Australia.

WILLIAMS, Michael John. 805. Private

WILLIAMS, Samuel. Private KEH, Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Private Labour Corps

WILLIAMS, Samuel (Sam) Roy. 184.WILLIAMS, Samuel (Sam) Roy. 184. Corporal. From New Zealand. Served pre-war KEH. 3rd Troop, 'C' Squadron Aug 1914. Entered France 28/07/1915. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron 1916. Discharged 28/02/1919. Educated at Huntley School, Wanganui Collegiate School and Caius College, Cambridge. Born Pukehous 7/02/1893 the son of William Temple of "Te Aute" Station and Annie Matilda Sophia (nee Puckey) Williams. At Cambridge when war broke out and served in France, Ireland and Italy with the KEH 'C' Squadron entirely made up of Oxford & Cambridge men. Came back to NZ in Oct 1919 farmed at Hawkesbury College then settled on Mangakuri Station at Hawkes Bay on the Mangakuri river originally purchased by his grandfather Rev Samuel Williams. Married: Joyce daughter of Patrick Burr farmer of Pakowhai NZ 4/07/1924 and had two sons John Samuel, Patrick and one daughter Jennifer Mary. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. .

WILLIAMS, Selwyn Coldham. 98. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr George Williams of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Brother Noel Williams Died Of Wounds received at Gallipoli. At School here from the beginning of 1906, left with a number of others in May, 1912, to go to Cambridge where he was a student at Gonville & Caius College. University of Cambridge, 1912 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]). Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

WILLIAMS, Walcond. 1682. Private
WILLIAMS, William. 917. Corporal
WILLIAMSON, Leonard H. 1133. Private.

WILLIS, Ernest. 786. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 26/06/1917. Later Major, Kite Balloon Section Royal Air Force. Died 1/07/1918. Photograph shown as member of Hotchkiss Gun team at Valhuon in June 1916 in Figure 22.

WILLIS, Frederick W. 746. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 5/03/1919.
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

WILSON, William T. (Bill). 822. Private. Australian. Fought at Defence of Les Huits Maison 04/1918.  Served in half section with Arthur C. Hull and Ned Holmden. Died of self inflicted wounds 1/03/1919 and gravestone is located in the Kilkenny (St. John) Church of Ireland Cemetery, Ireland.

WILMOT, John F. 1351. Private
WILSON, David. 174. Private
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. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Born 22/07/1889 at West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia; married Victoria Olga Williams on 20/04/1922 in Sydney, New South Wales. They had three children during their marriage. Reginald died 17/02/1971 in Balmain, Sydney. 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
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 Roa., Southall, Middlesex. Buried in 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. Discharged 4/03/1919.
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
WORTHINGTON, James Edward. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
WRAY, Edgar. 1673. Private
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, Robert A. 342. Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 230755
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.

YOUNGHUSBAND, Leigh Norman. KEH commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 4/12/1914. Major Leigh Norman Younghusband was a student at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 1912 and likely to have served in the KEH University Troop. He received the Military Cross (London Gazette of 3 June 1918 and was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette of 18 May 1917. By September 1917 Younghusband was Adjutant of 91st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in the 20th Divisional Artillery. Born in Wanganui, New Zealand.

ZIEGEL, Frank. 1917. Private

2KEH 'A-BO'


ALAZIA, Charles. 1528. Private. Discharged 20/05/1916.

ALEXANDER, David Arthur Henry. 1400.  Private. KIA 23/05/1915 aged 30. Only son of David and Edith Alexander, of Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. Buried in the GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, France.  Commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

ALLAN, John. 1427. Private. Commissioned Machine Gun Corps 14/04/1916 as a Second Lieutenant and then Captain Machine Gun Corps. 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, Regiment?

ALLEN, John Irwin. 2313. Private. Son of John and Frances C. Allen of 100 Upper Tooting Road, London. Private Allen died in service on the 3rd November 1918 aged 27.His gravestone is located in the Kilkenny (St. John) Church of Ireland Cemetery, Ireland, photograph available online. Also recorded on 1918 Absentee Voters List as 16523 Sapper John Irwin Allen 2KEH Depot.

ALSTON, John F. 1395. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Lincolnshire Yeomanry 22/01/1916 then Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps.

ANDREWS, William E. 1367. Private. Discharged 13/04/1919.

ANGOLD, Harry. 1287. Private 'C' Squadron. KIA 23/09/1915 aged 23 son of Mrs. Rosa Angold of 8 Shelfanger Road, Diss, Norfolk. Buried in LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, France.

ARMSTRONG, Bertie Mac Vicar. 671. Serjeant. Commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915. Acting Captain.
ASHBEE, Michael F. 1753. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45428.

ASHFORD, William. 104. Lance Corporal. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 8th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment 26/05/1917, later Lieutenant Royal Air Force.

AUCUTT, Richard E. 1325. Private. Commissioned 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 29/05/1917.

AUERBACH, Willy Herbert Alexander. 1145. Private. KIA on 23/05/1915 at the Battle of Festubert. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.

AUKETT, Arthur E. 1997. Serjeant. Attached King's African Rifles.
AULIFF, Harry. 93. Serjeant. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps 12/12/1917 115528. BWM and Victory medal named RFC.

BACK, Arthur. 1302. Private. Commissioned 24th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 6/07/1916

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. R. W. Baillie was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Highland Light Infantry, and served during the Great War on the Staff as a Railway Traffic Officer with the rank of temporary Lieutenant from 30 March 1918. M.I.D. unconfirmed. His son was The Reverend Iain Robert Cullen Baillie was born in 1928 and was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on 15 July 1948, he was promoted Lieutenant on 15 July 1950, before resigning his commission on 1 October 1951, and was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant. Taking Holy Orders, he was commissioned Anglican Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, on 1 September 1958, and was promoted Chaplain to the Forces, 3rd Class, on 24 February 1965. He served with the Chaplains’ Department in South Arabia, Cyprus, and Northern Ireland, before retiring on account of disability on 8 October 1980. He died in 1999. Medals sold with sons medals - Chaplain to the Forces the Reverend I. R. C. Baillie, Royal Army Chaplains’ Department General Service 1962-2007, 2 clasps, South Arabia, Northern Ireland, second clasp unofficially attached, as issued (The Rev. I. R. C. Baillie. C.F.3. R.A. Ch. D.); U.N. Medal, UNFICYP riband together with the related miniature awards by Dix Noonan Webb, UK May 2018.

BAIRD, Charles A. 1523. Private. Commissioned Royal Dublin Fusiliers 30/01/1918.
BALDOCK, Hugh. 1275. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment 29/01/1918

BARNWELL, Alfred C. 1545. Private, Private Tank Corp 302817, Lance Corporal 10th Northumberland Fusiliers 39905

BARRETT, John. 1522. Private. Driver Royal Field Artillery 261135, Royal Naval Reserve 7243 Training Ship Trimmer. Medals issued by Royal Navy.

BARRON, George H. 1066. Lieutenant G. H. Barron, South Nottinghamshire Hussars, late 2nd King Edward’s Horse (not 1st KEH as in medal auction listing but correct on 2KEH Nominal Roll) and Imperial Yeomanry. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (4323 Pte., 33rd Coy., 11th Imp. Yeo.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (966 Cpl., C.P. Dist. 2); 1914-15 Star (1066 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.). George Harrison Barron was born in the Parish of St. Martins-in-the-Fields, London and attested for the Imperial Yeomanry on 8 January 1900, aged 27 years. He served with the 33rd (Royal East Kent) Company, 11th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa between 28 January and 27 November 1900 when he was invalided. In the latter years of the war he served with the Cape Mounted Police and during 1903-04 was Acting Chief Constable of Phillipstown, in South Africa. He attested for the 2KEH on 22/09/1914 and on 7/02/1916 was commissioned into the 3rd/1st South Nottinghamshire Hussars. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in Sep 2003.

BARTLETT, John Royston. 1674. Private. Commissioned 3rd Battalion Border Regiment 29/02/1917 later a Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force.

BARUGH, William Barnett. 1337. Private, Second Lieutenant 19th Machine Gun Corps
BASSETT, Alfred Peter. 54. Private. Discharged 14/09/1916.

BATTYE, Francis Montague. 1370. Private. Returned to Australia and featured in an article in The Age, a Melbourne newspaper on 23/09/1916 about King Edward's Horse. The regiment was actually 2KEH as Battye is on its medal roll and he talks about being under General Seeley's command which 2KEH and not KEH were. He returned to Sydney wounded and states he was the first soldier to return from 2KEH to Australia. He states that his family is one of fighting traditions in India (his Father Albert Battye?) and that he has two brothers on active service in France. These are possibly Tom Littlewood Battye and Albert Wilkinson Battye. 3020 Sergeant Albert Wilkinson BATTYE MM – died of wounds on 5 October 1917. Albert Wilkinson Battye was born at Encounter Bay on 24 June 1889, the third of six children on Albert Battye (born 1852 in Yorkshire, England) and Ruth Battye (nee Battye, born 1858 at Waitpinga, South Australia). Enlisted: 24 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria and was a Sergeant 8th Infantry Battalion. He lived in Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Awarded Military Medal 28/09/1917. Died of wounds, Belgium, 5/10/1917, aged 28 years and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Tom Battye 677 was a Driver, 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion, Mention in despatches 9/10/1918. Francis Battye had traveled in New Guinea, Java, Malaya Peninsula and Egypt prior to enlistment. He was discharged as a result of his wound 16/06/1916 and so would have been entitled to a Silver War Badge and a WW1 medal trio.

BAYNES, Robert A. 1813. Private. Discharged 12/03/1919.

BEAUMONT Frank Vans 986 Private. Commissioned Royal Flying Corps 18/01/1916 as a Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant.

BELL, Erwin. 1537. Private. Discharged Minor American Citizen .
BELL, Harold C. A. 1389. Private. Commissioned ?
BENNET, Charles. 1240. Private. Discharged 15/02/1919.
BENTLEY, Alfred Harry. 1166 Serjeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment 26/01/1918. Lieutenant Royal Air Force

BENTLEY, Richard W. 1443. Private. Discharged 29/05/1916
BENWELL, Arthur C. 1304. Private, Private Durham Light Infantry 101546
BERRILL, Ralph. Second Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment, Captain Labour Corps.
BINGLEY, Alfred. 1726. Private. Discharged 22/06/1917.
BIRD, Frank. 1683. Private, Tank Corps 302987.
BLACK, Ernest Charteris. 722. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers.

BLACKMAN, Harold. 1249. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Northumberland Yeomanry 13/12/1917. Temporary Lieutenant Royal Engineers

BLAKE, Guy Philip. 1747. Corporal. Commissioned 6th Battalion East Kent Regiment 19/03/1916. Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Australian who is noted in 'The Torch-Bearer, The Magazine of the Sydney Church of England Grammar School' in December 1915 as having been beaten by only three points for first place in the Regimental shooting. He was noted as having trained in Ireland and had gone to Flanders.

BLAKELEY, Leighton H. 1575. Private. Discharged 26/03/1918.
BODDY, Osbert Harold. 812. Private. Acting Serjeant. Discharged 15/03/1917.
BOUCHER, Henry. 74. Serjeant. Discharged 7/11/1917.
BOUCHER, Montague. 1158. Private, Lance Corporal Tank Corps 302859

BOOTH, Sydney G. 738. Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Wounded in 1915. Commissioned Labour Corps 18/08/1917. Son of Mr C. Booth of Cheriton, Kent, England. Portrait photograph from the 'Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald' newspaper - 18/09/1915.

BOWE, Henry. 120. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45443
BOWYER, William G. 1664. Private, Tank Corps 302789, Northumberland Fusiliers 61178

BOYD, Francis Abercrombie Steggal. Rifleman Rifle Brigade, 7th Battalion formerly 2KEH. Lacroze Co. Electrical works. KIA at Baupaume, France 10th March 1917 (age 19). Born in 1898 and lived in Zarate, Argentina. Only son of James Gammie Boyd and Frances M. C. Steggall of Buenos Aires, and 8 Croftdown Road, Highgate, London. Commemorated on the Holt Memorial in Ibicuy, Entre Rios, Argentina. Portrait photograph in the uniform of the 2KEH.

BOXALL, Alfred Charles. 1081. Trooper

2KEH 'BR-BRO'


BRADSHAW, William J. 1975. Serjeant. Attached King's African Rifles.
BRAGG, Arthur C. 48. Private. Discharged 27/07/1916.
BRAMBLEBY, Percy M. 81. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant (Warrant Officer Class 2). Commissioned RFC 24/01/1917.

BRANDON, Lionel. 797. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 13/08/1915 and then Captain Royal Army Service Corps.

BRIDGES, William. 643. Discharged 23/02/1919.
BRINSDEN, Horace W. 1841. Private. Private 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade B/200737. BWM and Victory medal named to Rifle Brigade. Discharged 20/04/1919.

BRISOO, Richard B. 1075. Warrant Officer Class 2. Commissioned 172nd Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers 17/09/1915.

BRISTOW, Wilfred Holditch. 1135. Private 2KEH. Disembarked 1/05/1915. Transferred to Private 2049 KEH. Died of Wounds 30/10/17 aged 33. Son of Henry Barnes Bristow (former British Consul in China) and Kathleen Sara Bristow (nee Holditch) of The Chantry House, Steyning, Sussex. Born in King's Lynn Norfolk, UK and lived in Canada as a farmer pre-war. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Photograph of Casualty letter to family shown under corresponding Bristow entry in the KEH Nominal Roll and photograph of his gravestone available online.

BROADWOOD, Stewart Henry Tschudi. Second Lieutenant then 2nd Scots Guards, 1915 (With thanks to Tom from Great War Forum).

BROCK, Oliver, W. 1624. Serjeant. On Nigeria WAFF Egba Expedition Medal Roll and issued Africa General Service Medal 1926. Discharged 9/06/1919.

BROCKMAN, Keith Cooper. 1316. Private 2KEH entered France 2/07/1915. Wounded whilst in the trenches at St. Jan-Cappel near Baillieul in the Ypres sector 25/11/1915. Private Tank Corps 112090, commissioned Second Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 30/04/1918. Attached Royal Air Force 7/11/1918. After the war he worked in Spanish Guinea and became Vice Consul at Fernando Po. Photograph(s) of WW1 medal trio, 2KEH shoulder title and King's Own Royal Lancaster identity bracelet and biographical details courtesy of Owen Dobson.

BROOKE, Charles. Lieutenant Oct 1914 formerly 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 the Intelligence Corps 2/07/1916 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 1922 as a Captain. Photograph in 2KEH uniform. 

BROOKER Jack. 1365. 2 KEH. Wing Commander J. Brooker, Royal Air Force, Late Royal Flying Corps, Welsh Regiment and King Edward´s Horse 1914-15 Star (1365 Pte. J. Brooker, K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. Brooker. R.F.C.); Defence Medal; War Medal, M.I.D. Oakleaf. Medals addressed to recipient at The Brewers Arms, Sinderby, Thirsk, Yorkshire. M.I.D. London Gazette 1.1.1946 Wing Commander J. Brooker (73568), R.A.F.V.R. Wing Commander Jack Brooker, born Argentina, 1891; enlisted as a Trooper 2nd Battalion King Edward´s Horse, January 1915; served with the regiment on the Western Front, from 4.5.1915; commissioned Second Lieutenant 10th Battalion Welsh Regiment, December 1915; promoted Lieutenant before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps, 23.10.1916; Temporary Flying Officer (Observer), 2.2.1917; postings included to a number of Training Squadrons between February - December 1917, before being posted as a Ferry Pilot to No. 2 (N) Aircraft Repair Depot, Sheffield, 16.8.1918; discharged 31.1.1919; re-engaged as a Flying Officer for service during the Second War and was employed for Operations Room Duties, including Control, at Abbotsinch, Dyce, Shetlands and Lough Erne Stations, between August 1939 - March 1941; served in the Operations Room, H.Q. Iceland, 21.8.1941-19.11.1942 and in the same capacity with H.Q. Coastal Command, from the end of November 1942 - June 1945; advanced Wing Commander 21.8.1941; retired 10.2.1954. Photograph of Brooker medal group.

BROOM, Francis Hubert. 831. Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22844.

BROWN, Arthur E. H. 1761. Private. Seriously wounded whilst in the trenches at St. Jan-Cappel near Baillieul in the Ypres sector 25/11/1915 and subsequently DoW 1/12/1915. Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, France.

BROWN, Herbert Cavis. 1341. Private, born in the UK and KIA 25/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Son of William and Mary Brown, of Stratford-on-Avon. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.

BROWN, Y. Farrier Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant 51st Middlesex Regiment


2KEH 'BRU-BU'


2KEH 'BRU-BU' 2KEH 'BRU-BU'
BRUNTON, Preston. 52. KIA 25/05/1915 aged 33 at the Battle of Festubert. Son of Fred S. and Mary Brunton of 29 Twickenham Road, Teddington, Middlesex; husband of the late Janet Taylor. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France and St. Neot War Memorial, Cornwall, UK.

BUCK, Charles W. 1352. Private 2KEH. Private Tank Corps 300485. Born in England in 1886 and died of a war related illness 4/03/1920 in Alberta, Canada (Portrait photograph courtesy of South Peace 298.34 & Imperial War Museum).

BUCKLAND, James A. 1840. Private, Corporal Military Mounted Police P/11922.
BUCKLEY, Charles. 1650. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61272.
BUCKLEY, Millard. 1142. Private. Private 13th Royal Scots. Commissioned Labour Corps 18/05/1918.
BULL, Percy William. 1293. Private. Discharged 8/03/1916
BURDETT, John, B. 80. Serjeant. Commissioned ? Fusiliers 25/09/1916.
BURKE, Michael L. 1001. Serjeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 2KEH 1/10/1915.
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.
BURT, David. 960. Private. Commissioned Royal Flying Corps 25/07/1916.
BURTON, Archer R. 1054. Serjeant. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery 30/06/1918.
BURTON, Charles W. 1375. Private. Commissioned 6th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 26/06/1917.
BUTLER, . Second Lieutenant. Arrived Merris, France 28/06/1915 from Reserve Cavalry Regiments in England.





2KEH 'C'


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 the 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 the 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).

CAREY, Leonard A. 1288. Private. Commissioned 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 23/04/1916

CHENERY, Harold. 1608. Private. Died of a self-inflicted wound 3/11/1917 aged 24 at Moore Park Camp, Kilworth, County Cork, Ireland whilst attached to the 7th Officer Cadet Battalion. Correspondence from his Australian family to the Army regarding his place of burial indicate that his death by discharge of his rifle to his head was regarded as an accident. Harold was the son of Charles and Alice Chenery of the The Cedars, 24 Hillside Crescent, Launceston, Tasmania. He was born at Shoreham, Sussex and is buried in the KINGSTON-UPON THAMES CEMETERY, Surrey, UK with his body being repatriated for burial in Surrey by his relatives. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. 

CHIPPERFIELD, Edward. 1195. Private. Discharged 1/12/1916.

CHRISTIE, James. 1436. Private, born in the UK and KIA 26/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.

CHRYSTAL John. 1919. Acting Corporal Royal Engineers 208117, Acting Corporal 2nd KEH, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers.

CHUBB, William S. R. 1881. Private, Saddler. Died 30/03/1918.
CLACEY, Walter Cleveland. 1213. Serjeant. Discharged 23/12/1918.
CLAPHAM, Graham W. 774. Corporal. Commissioned Reserve Brigade Royal Field Artillery 30/01/1916.

CLAREY, John Charles Lee. 1788. Prior service in the British East Africa campaign potentially as a Private in the Northumberland Fusiliers 40115. Private 2KEH and transferred as a Private to the 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302868. Died of Wounds 1/04/1918 aged 24. Born in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia the son of John King Clarey and Emma Beatrice Clarey of Fernbrook, Western Australia. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Roclincourt, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Photograph of gravestone available online.

CLARKE, Alured C. 1695. Private. Discharged 31/08/1916.
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. Private.

COLE, John. 1539. Real name John Jacobs. Private KIA 13/12/1916.  Buried at ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France.

COLLING, John. 1808. Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40546, Private Northumberland Fusiliers
COLLINGWOOD, Alan R. G. 1984. Private. Discharged 22/04/1919.

COLLINS, Patrick F. 1556. Private. Thought to have deserted but enlisted 2nd Leinster Regiment 20/11/1915.
COOK, Herbert Henry. 805. Warrant Officer Class 2, Regimental Serjeant Major. Commissioned 16/02/1919 Temporary Second Lieutenant 4th Reserve Cavalry

COOKE, David Robert. 1340. Private. Commissioned 6th Gordon Highlanders 4/09/1916.
COOKE, Edwin B. 1806. Corporal 2KEH. Corporal 5th Dragoon Guards 3834.
COOKE, Frederick W. 1751. Private. Entered France 2/10/1915. Discharged 10/03/1919.
COOKE, James E. 1444. Private. Discharged 4/07/1916.
COONEY, Jonathan. 1309. Private, Private Tank Corps 45460, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 303024.
COOPER, Frank. 1014. Private. Discharged 13/02/1919.
CONRAN, Rueben H. 1003. Corporal. Commissioned Royal Engineers 16/06/1916.
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.

CORIN, Thomas. 1160. Private DoW 29/05/1915 aged 33. Brother of W. T. Corin of East Divine Street, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.

COTMAN, Robert A. 1364. Private. Commissioned 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment 30/04/1916. Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps.

COUSINS, Harry W. 114. Private. Discharged Civil Employment Authority 27/06/1917.

COWLEY, Edwin (Ted) C. From the village of Braybrooke, Market Harborough. Serjeant, Second Lieutenant 2nd KEH and went on to become a Major in the Norfolk Yeomanry. Died in 1932 when he was killed in an altercation with a former employee of the farm which he managed. Recruited several school friends for the 2nd KEH and penned an article on the 2nd KEH for the Press Handout that was reported in the 1st Feb 1916 issue of the Market Harborough Advertiser page 6 from local sources by W. R. (Bob) H. Hakewill a published local historian in Market Harborough, UK.

COX, Alfred, Graeme. 64. 2KEH. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Commissioned Royal Army Service Corps 5/03/1917. From New Zealand.

CRADOCK, Montagu. Lieutenant Colonel CB CMG. Lieutenant Colonel Cradock commanded the 2nd King Edward’s Horse through out 1914-17. He 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 (Portrait photograph Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 102500 shown as Figure 433 and accompanying portrait of Montagu Cradock on horseback courtesy of Jamie Vans).

CRAMER, Roland Henry. 1286. Private. KIA 23/09/1915 aged 33. Aged 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Cramer of Rowland Villa, Vasco, Cape Town, South Africa. Buried at LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium.

CRAMPTON, Charles Stanhope. 1100. Private. Commissioned Royal Army Service Corps 2/04/1916.
CREIGHTON, Bertram B. 1215. Private, Tank Corp, Northumberland Fusiliers 61255.
CREIGHTON, James Captain. 1146. Private. Discharged 16/06/1916.
CRONIN, Thomas. 1461. Private, Private Tank Corp 302787, Private 2/4th Northumberland Fusiliers 61180.
CROSS, James. 127. Serjeant. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery 15/10/1915.
CULLINANE, Michael. 1632. Private 2KEH, Private 10th Northumberland Fusiliers 39916, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40545, Private Tank Corps 302852.
CURTEIS, Edmund Croft. 1025. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment 15/08/1916 later Lieutenant.

CUTHBERT, R. L. 340. Private. DoW 07/07/1915 aged 47. Son of Anne Wilkinson Cuthbert of 49 Cluny Drive, Edinburgh and the late Hugh Cuthbert. Chartered Accountant (Scotland) and Certified Public Accountant (USA). New York Member of New York Yacht Club who was born at Greenock. Gravestone located in LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Belgium. Photograph of his original wooden grave marker which has been replaced with a gravestone.

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2KEH 'D'
D'ALROY, Frank. 1822. Corporal. Discharged 11/04/1918.

DAVIDSON, William. 416811. Private, Private Labour Corps 5195
DAVIES, Albert A. 630. Private. Discharged 6/04/1916.

DAVIES, William Stanley. Second Lieutenant
DEELEY, Frank Glover. 1188. Trooper, South Staffordshire Regiment attached Gloucestershire Regiment, Lancashire Fusiliers 40554

DEMPSEY, Earl Ford. 1968. Private 2KEH. Private Tank Corps 112095.

DEVELIN, Robert H. 963. Serjeant and founding member of 2nd KEH. Discharged 17/12/1919. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal sold at auction by Spink & Son, London in July 2017.

DE VERTEUIL, Maurice. 1356. Private, Private Tank Corps 302867, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 40119 Lance Corporal.

DIXSON, William J. 663. Private. Commissioned Royal East Kent Regiment 21/09/1915.

DICKSON-HILL, John. 150. Private. KIA 23/05/1915 at the Battle of Festubert. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.

DIGHT, Alfred. 474. Acting Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Commissioned Wiltshire Yeomanry 6/09/1916.
DIXON, John B. 1603. Private. Commissioned Montgomery Yeomanry 5/12/1918.

DODDS Reginald Charles. 1562. Private 2KEH. Private 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 39906, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40553, Private 11th Tank Corps 302777. Entered France 7/07/1915. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Living In Hounslow, London in 1919. 1914/15 Star medal Trio.

DONALDSON, Roland Mallinson. 1713. Private. Discharged 14/10/1916.
DOUDNEY, Hugh Denslan. 123. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant then Captain, Royal Fusiliers 12/05/1918.

DOUGALL, Alfred Baudraz. 1586. Private. Commissioned 2KEH 28/08/1917.

DOUGHTY, Frederick Stanley. 1504. Private. KIA aged 27. Husband of Ethel Florence Doughty of 26 Bishopstrow, Warminster, Wiltshire. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, France.

DOUGLASS, George Cecil. 1147. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 21/01/1916.

DOWDY, James E. 1211. Private. Discharged 14/12/1918.
DOWLING, Terence Patrick. 1369. Private. Commissioned 1st/5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 23/04/1916 as a Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant.

DOYLE, Edward John. 1410. Private. Commissioned 3rd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment 15/10/1918.

DRIVER,   William    1599.   Private. Died of illness 30/04/1917. Entered France 5/07/1915. Born 1880 in Norfolk, UK and is buried in Rathcooney Cemetery, Glanmire, County Cork, Ireland.

DUMOULIN, Charles A. 1354. Private. Entered France 5/09/1915. Commissioned Essex Regiment 29/01/1918.
DUNBAR, Frederick Digby. 106. Serjeant later Acting Staff Serjeant Major. Discharged 16/11/1918.
DUNERE, Charles C. 1742. Private. Commissioned Royal Engineers 12/03/1916.
DUNN, Ralph Ellis. 1413. Private. Commissioned 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry 13/03/1916.
DURRANT, Ward. 728. Private. Commissioned 2/2nd Lovat Scouts 1/01/1916.
DUTCH, Ernest J. 675. Private. Commissioned 14th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 3/01/1916

DUUS, William Hanson. 892. Private, born in the UK and KIA 23/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.

DRIVER, William. 1599. Private. Died of illness 30/04/1917. Born 1880 in Norfolk, UK and is buried in Rathcooney Cemetery, Glanmire, County Cork, Ireland.

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EDLINGTON, Charles J. 766. Serjeant. KIA 16/02/1917.

EVANS, Herbert N. 1050 Corporal. Discharged 31/08/1918.
EVANS, Robert. M. 1219. Private. Commissioned 5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment 4/08/1916.
EVERETT, Raymond Charles Second Lieutenant, Captain
EVETTS, Hubert. 176. Private. Discharged 12/03/1919.
FARRELL, John V. 1310. Serjeant. Discharged 23/04/1919.
FARRER-BROWN, Y. 1080. Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant 51st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.
FEILING, Reginald Ernest. 144. Acting Warrant Officer Class 2. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1/10/1915 later Captain.

FERGUSON, Clifford G. 1466. Private. Discharged 14/09/1916.

FINCH, James W. 157. Serjeant. Entered France 5/05/1915. Wounded at Pont Fixe 20/06/1915. Transferred to be Warrant Officer Class 2, Tank Corps 302774 and then Warrant Officer, Class 2 Northumberland Fusiliers 61293

FINNEY, Alexander. 61187. Private - Northumberland Fusiliers 112091, Tank Corps 302803

FISHER, Alwyn George Edmond. 1006. Private, born in the UK and KIA 25/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. (Possible photograph Figure 23).

FOARD, Frederick. 1601. Private. Discharged 20/04/1919.
FOOT, Thomas Morey. 1717. Private. Discharged 14/09/1916.

FORREST, Harold Archibald. 940. Private H. A. Forrest, King Edward’s Horse, later Lancashire Fusiliers. 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 2nd 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. Medals sold by Dix Noonan Webb UK at auction July 2017.

FRASER, Ernest Albert. 1727. Private. KIA 1/07/1916 and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

FRASER, Guy Basil. Captain in 1914. Entered France June 1915. Wounded at Pont Fixe 21/06/1915. Later Captain Head Quarters, No 1 Training Group, Royal Air Force.

FULLER, Albert. 1078. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918.
FULLER, Charles. 1007. Corporal. Commissioned 3rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment 24/10/1916. Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps.

FUTTER, John A. 1503. Private. Discharged 18/08/1916.

GALBRAITH, Lawrence. 1906. Serjeant. Attached King's African Rifles.
GALE, Edgar G. 972. Private. Discharged 13/02/1919.
GARDYNE, Thomas M. B. 438. Private. Discharged 2/02/1919.

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 2KEH 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. A photograph of Dick Garland in India in 1943 is available on-line courtesy of the State Library of Queensland http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/ww1/2016/03/28/charles-garland-easter-rising-1916/.

GEDDES, Evans J. 134. Private. Commissioned 13th Battalion Welsh Regiment 12/03/1916.
GEORGE, Edward Royston. 957. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers 15/2/1916 and later promoted to Captain.

GEPP, Charles W. 1322. Private. KIA 9/07/1915. Buried in LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium

GIBBON, Oliver V. 1411. Private. Commissioned 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment 30/01/1916

GIBBS Richard Tysdall. 1456. 2KEH. Private. Enlisted 29/03/1915, entered France 5/05/1915 and discharged 16/06/1916 due to wounds. Awarded British War Badge B10540. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

GIDWELL, John. 463. Private, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 45473.
GLOVER, Arthur H. 435. Private. Commissioned 9th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 25/09/1917.
GLYNN, John. 1471. Private. Deserted 16/11/1916. Awarded no medals.
GODSMARK, Harry S. 992. Private. Discharged 10/02/1916.

GOODWIN, Arthur E. 1775. Private. Entered France 14/10/1915 with 2KEH as Private 1775. Transferred to KEH as Private 2073.

GORDON, William. 1783. Private 2KEH. Private 25th Indian Cavalry, Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers 7/04/1918.

GOULD, John R. 1008. Private. Commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915. Second Lieutenant then Major Royal Air Force.

GRAHAM, Malcolm H. 977. Private. Commissioned Royal Garrison Artillery 6/07/1916.
GRAINGER, E. 1098. Private, Private Military Mounted Police.
GRAY, Charles Cecil. 1419. Private. Discharged 16/04/1917.
GREEN, Mathu. 1621. Private, Lance Corporal then Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22979.

GREENLAND, . Serjeant. Awarded Croix de Guerre.

GREENWAY, Thomas. 1134. Private, Private Tank Corps 302864, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61289

GRIEVE, William G. 1453. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers 26/01/1916.

GROSVENOR, Gilbert. Major the Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor, Rifle Brigade, King's Colonials, 2KEH and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry. Awarded Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, Cape Colony (Lieut: Hon. G. Grosvenor, Rifle Bde:); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Lt. Hon. G. Grosvenor. Rifle Bde.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut. Hon. G. Grosvenor. K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Major Hon. G. Grosvenor.) The Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor was born on 22 August 1881, the second son of the 1st Baron Stalbridge and his wife Eleanor, and the grandson of the 2nd Marquess of Westminster. He was educated at Eton, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade, serving with them in South Africa during the Boer War. He transferred to 'C' Squadron, King's Colonials in 1908. He then served with the 2KEH as a Second Lieutenant from Oct 1914 before transferring in 1916 to the Nottingham Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers) with the rank of Major. Grosvenor married Miss Effie Cree, the daughter of the Reverend Edward Cree, on 4 July 1913. He died without issue on 15 June 1939. Medals sold by Dix Noonan Webb, UK at auction in December 2016. Lieutenant in 'C' Squadron KEH photogra