2KEH 'A'


ALAZIA, Charles. 1528. Private. Enlisted 20/04/1915 and entered France 15/07/1915. Discharged 20/05/1916 due to wounds. From Great Shefford, Lambourne. Awarded Silver War Badge 47,679. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

ALEXANDER, David Arthur Henry. 1400. Private. KIA 23/05/1915 aged 30. Only son of David and Edith Alexander born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Buried in the GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, France. His name is commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial and portrait photograph taken in 1914 courtesy of that site.

ALLAN, John. 1427. Private. Entered France 15/07/1915. 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) (picture shown on the following page) with 6th Battalion, Tank Corps. Died of wounds 9/06/1917 with 'B' Battalion, Tank Corps. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, France where he lies in a double plot with Second Lieutenant W. Hesketh of the 10th Cheshire Regiment - shared headstone and both died the same day. Attended Glasgow High School. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

ALLEN, John Irwin. 2313. Private. Enlisted Tooting, London, England. Son of John and Frances C. Allen of 100 Upper Tooting Road, London and born King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. Private Allen died in service on the 3/11/1918 aged 27. His gravestone is located in the Kilkenny (St. John) Church of Ireland Cemetery, Ireland, photograph of headstone shown. 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, Charles James William. Captain 2KEH. Prior service Private British South African Police, Private South Rhodesia Column A1, Private 1st Rhodesian Regiment 7. Entered German West Africa 3/10/1915. Discharged as medically unfit 30/09/1916. Then served as a Captain, 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles. Lived in Concession, Southern Rhodesia.

ANDREWS, William E. 1367. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 13/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

ANGOLD, Harry. 1287. Private 'C' Squadron. Enlisted at Hampton Court, London.  Entered France 4/05/1915.  KIA 23/09/1915 aged 23. Born in Diss, Norfolk and lived in Wortham, Norfolk as the son of Mrs. Rosa Angold of 8 Shelfanger Road, Diss, Norfolk. Lived in Canada from 1912 and returned to England to enlist 22/12/1914 from St John, New Brunswick to Liverpool, England.  Buried in LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Photograph of commemorative tablet shown from the Wortham War Memorial - Great War Panel 1.

ARMSTRONG, Bertie MacVicar. 671. Serjeant. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 2KEH 1/10/1915 and promoted to Acting Captain 16/08/1917. Awarded Military Cross as Captain 2KEH. Newspaper report (Luton Reporter - Tuesday 23 July 1918, page 1) states that he had some prior experience of military life which is likely to be as Staff Serjeant, 21833, 106th (Staffordshire) Company, 4th Regiment Imperial Yeomanry in the second Boer War as Bernard Benjamin McIver Armstrong. "The Military Cross has been awarded to Capt. B. Mac. V. Armstrong. King Edward's Horse, of Church-square. Toddington, for distinguished service on the field in France. Capt. Armstrong went out to Canada on important business early in 1914, and when war broke out at once left, for England and volunteered. A good horseman with some previous experience of military lift, he was accepted for King Edward's Horse, and soon pined promotion in France where he is now acting captain of his company. The gallantry for which he has been decorated was displayed on an occasion when the horse lines of two troops were being heavily shelled by the enemy. He at once went to the spot and encouraged and assisted his men in the difficult task of getting the houses away, and by the promptness, energy and disregard of danger he showed he accomplished this task with very light casualties.” Born April 1882 in East Barkwith, Lincolnshire, England and died 15/04/1951 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

ASHBEE, Michael Freeman. 1753. Private 2KEH. Entered France 30/09/1915. Lance Corporal 23rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 45428. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps Heavy Branch 7/08/1917. Transferred 4th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 27/08/1917. Discharged 27/03/1919. From Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. Victory Medal sold on eBay UK and image shown.

ASHFORD, William. 104. Lance Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment 26/06/1917, Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Requested 1914/15 Star Trio from an address in Ealing, London, England.

AUCUTT, Richard E. 1325. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 29/05/1917. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio c/o the Chile Exploration Company, Chile.

AUERBACH, Willy Herbert Alexander. 1145. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. KIA on 23/05/1915 at the Battle of Festubert. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. Born Hampstead, Middlesex in 1879 and enlisted Hounslow, Ealing, London. Prior service with Hertfordshire Yeomanry and saw service in Boer War with 50th (Hampshire) Company, 17th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry enlisted 24/01/1901 as Private 21107, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 30/03/1901 and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 clasp. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.  

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.