2 KEH 'T-V'


TALBOT, Leonard L. 1015.  Serjeant. Commissioned Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 10/05/1915.

TAYLOR, Charles Walter. 673. Sergeant. KIA 3/01/1916 aged 29, shot through the heart whilst on a working party. Son of Walter and Alice L. Taylor of 17 Cromford Road, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Belgium.

TAYLOR, James Nichols. 1223. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery 24/08/1917. Lieutenant Lincolnshire Yeomanry

TAYLOR, Percy C. 1805. Lance Corporal. Died 13/12/1916 aged 25. Son of Charles and Harriet Taylor, of "Windyridge," Westley, Bury St. Edmund's. Native of King's Lynn. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen, France.

THOMAS, Francis H. 1065. Acting Corporal. Commissioned Royal Fusiliers 29/01/1918.

THOMPSON, R. B. Second Lieutenant. Pair of his Officer's shoulder chains are held in the collection of the National Army Museum.

THOMSON, Alexander. G. 311. Squadron Serjeant Major. Died of Wounds 20/06/1915 sustained at Pont Fixe, Le Bassée, France. From Argentina. In England at outbreak of war; enrolled in 1914, served in the Boer War. Taken from The Roll of Honour in the "Activities of the British Community in Argentina During the Great War 1914 - 1919" Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, France.

THOYTS, Harry Newman Morgan. Brevet Colonel Thoyts (often mis-spelt Thoytes), late 8th Hussars, who assumed command of the Reserve Squadron, 2nd KEH (and simultaneously Officer in Command of Kilkenny Barracks), 17/3/1917 named in Figure 160.

THREADKELL, Edwin. Private. Born in Trinidad and traveled to England to enlist 27/06.1917. Served in Ireland. Noted in KEH Old Comrades Association bulletin.

TIBBITTS, Thomas (Tom). 911. Private 2KEH having enlisted in September 1914 as noted in 8/09/1914 press cutting in the 'Market Harborough Advertiser'. Served in Serjeant Cowley's Troop, 2KEH then a Serjeant, Northumberland Fusiliers 61300 and finally commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. Photograph of Private Tibbitts, 2KEH from the village of Clipston, Market Harborough on horseback with three pals from local sources by W. R. (Bob) H. Hakewill a published local historian in Market Harborough, UK. Photograph incorrectly attributed to Nottinghamshire Yeomanry  in "Around Welland Valley in Old Photographs" collected by Stef Mastoris the then Curator of the Market Harborough Museum.

TOD, Alexander. 1122. Acting Serjeant. Commissioned 4th Reserve Battalion, Hampshire Regiment 4/09/1916 attached King's African Rifles.

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 May 22nd, 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 2nd King Edward’s Horse, 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   Courtesy Northern Mines Research Society.

TRAVIS, Robert Walter. 1416. Private. Commissioned 15th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment 19/03/1916.

TRELEAVEN, Conrad V. 1551. Private. Commissioned 2/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry 5/12/1916 as a Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry. Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers.

TRINGHAM, Henry Vincent. 1394. Serjeant, Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Born in Ceylon 17/02/1984 the son of a well known tea planter. Landed in France Aug 1915 as a Serjeant in the 2KEH. Commissioned King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 31/07/1917. He was Mentioned in Despatches by Sir Douglas Haig's on the 8th of November 1918 and relinquished his commission in March 1920. Returned to Ceylon Jan 1920. Victory Medal in an Australian private collection in 2016.

TRUNDLE, Charles. 1357. Serjeant. Commissioned 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment 30/09/1917.Second Lieutenant Reserve Regiment of Cavalry

TURNER, Charles W. 310. Serjeant. Commissioned 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment 5/04/1918.
TURNER, John W. 1743. Private. Commissioned General List 8/03/1919.

VAN AGNEW, Frank. 1112. Private 2KEH. Served in Roosevelt's Rough Riders (1st United States Volunteer Cavalry) in the Spanish-American War. Frank Vans Agnew left America in 1914 and claiming to be 40 (rather than 46) enlisted in 2nd King Edward’s Horse. He arrived in France in 1915 at Festubert and was given a commission 1/10/1915. After attending the Machine Gun School he was at the Somme before volunteering for the Tank Corps. In 1917 he was wounded at Messines, where he won his Military Cross 17/07/1917. He demonstrated his tank for King George. He fought at 3rd Ypres and was wounded and captured at Cambrai in November 1917. Over the next 12 months he was held as a POW at Hannover, Karlsrűhe, Heidelberg and Furstenberg. Military Cross, G.V.R., reverse neatly inscribed ‘Captain Frank Vans Agnew, Tank Corps, Messines, 6.7.17’; 1914-15 Star (1112 Pte, K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.) M.C. London Gazette 16 August 1917. The recommendation states ‘On 7 June 1917, this officer guided his tank with great coolness and judgment up to the Oosttaverne Line and rendered considerable assistance to the infantry. When the camouflage carried on the tank was set on fire he got out, under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, to assist in putting it out. He was wounded in doing this, but continued to command his tank and brought it back to its rallying point after the action.’ Only six Military Crosses to the Tank Corps for the Battle of Messines, 7 June 1917. Extensively researched in 'Veteran Volunteer: Memoir of the Trenches, Tanks and Captivity 1914 - 1918' by Frank Vans Agnew MC edited by his grandson Jamie Vans and Peter Widdowson, Pen & Sword Books, 2014. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in April, 2004.

VAN BLERK Albert D. J. 315. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915 and KIA 26/05/1915 at the Battle of Festubert. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France.

VARRIE, William James. 1502. Private. Discharged 14/03/1916.

VASSALLI, Alfred Jerome. 305. Corporal. 'C' Squadron, 2KEH. Died in service 1/10/1914 aged 35. Buried in MUNCASTER (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, United Kingdom.