2 KEH 'VAS-WA'


VASSALLI, Alfred Jerome. 305. Corporal. 'C' Squadron, 2KEH. Enlisted in London. Died in service 1/10/1914 aged 35 at King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor from pneumonia (contracted whilst in camp at Slough). Born in Whitby, Yorkshire. Son of John and Hannah Vassalli, husband of Anne Pembroke Vassalli, of Ravenglass, Cumberland with three children. Born in Whitby, Yorkshire. Served in the South African Campaign with the British Navy at the Relief of Ladysmith and operations in the Transvaal, Orange Free State and Natal. He then became a despatch rider for General Bethune and later served in his cavalry regiment. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with five bars. As a Naval Reservist he failed his call-up medical but joined the 2KEH. Buried in MUNCASTER (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, United Kingdom. Name commemorated inside St. Peter's Church, Drigg, Cumbria where he was a District Councilor. Additional information, portrait wearing his 2KEH service dress tunic with shoulder chains and headstone photographs courtesy of Ruth Mansergh's book 'Whitehaven in the Great War'. Not entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. 

WALROND, Francis Hillier. 1063. Private. Commissioned as a Lieutenant 5th Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 5/03/1916. 'C' Troop, 2KEH named in a photograph by Private Frank Van Agnew (Photograph courtesy of Jamie Vans, grandson of Private Frank Van Agnew).

WALTHER, Frederick. 1594. Corporal. Commissioned 3rd Battalion, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment 25/09/1917

WARD, Joseph Bart. 1268. Private. Commissioned Royal Army Service Corps 2/03/1916. Acting Captain.

WARING, James L. 1432. Private. Commissioned 4th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment 27/07/1915. Captain Royal Ordnance Corps, Captain Wellesley's Rifles Indian Army

WARING, Samuel. 1478. Private, Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers 29/01/1918.

WARNES, William George. 370. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Private 'C' Company, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps (Machine Gun Corps Heavy Branch) 112043 transferred 7/08/1917. Enlisted in London on 25/08/1914 and discharged 9/03/1919. Prior service in the Cape Mounted Police, time expired. Born in 1876 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. London. Awarded 1914/15 Star Medal trio.

WARREN, James. 12. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 16/08/1917. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

WARREN, John B. 1610. Private 2KEH. 1/2063 Machine Gun Corps, 3/85696 3rd King's Liverpool Regiment. Discharged 8/02/1919.

WATSON, Ernest 1217 Private. Entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 15/06/1916.

WATSON, John, 1670. Private. Discharged 23/01/1918.

WATTON, Walter Hyla Jennens. 1314. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. DoW received at Plougstraat Wood on 12/08/1915 aged 19. 'A' Squadron. Son of the late Capt. and Mrs. W. H. Watton, of Hong Kong. Buried at LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio.