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