2KEH 'A-BOU'


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 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. 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, Tank Corps.

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 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, 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. 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, England. Buried in LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, France.

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. 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 available.

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. Commissioned 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 29/05/1917.

AUERBACH, Willy Herbert Alexander. 1145. Private. Enlisted Hounslow, Ealing, London. KIA on 23/05/1915 at the Battle of Festubert. Born in Hampstead, Middlesex. 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 30/03/1918. 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 15/07/1948, he was promoted Lieutenant on 15/07/1950, before resigning his commission on 1/10/1951, and was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant. Taking Holy Orders, he was commissioned Anglican Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, on 1/09/1958, and was promoted Chaplain to the Forces, 3rd Class, on 24/02/1965. He served with the Chaplains’ Department in South Arabia, Cyprus, and Northern Ireland, before retiring on account of disability on 8/10/1980. He died in 1999. Medals sold with his 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. Enlisted 25/08/1914, entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 14/09/1916 due to wounds. Awarded Silver War Badge 65184. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

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. Sergeant Albert Wilkinson BATTYE Military Medal, 3020 was born at Encounter Bay on 24/06/1889, the third of six children of Albert Battye (born 1852 in Yorkshire, England) and Ruth Battye (nee Battye, born 1858 at Waitpinga, South Australia). Enlisted: 24/07/1915, Melbourne, Victoria and was a Sergeant in the 8th Infantry Battalion. He lived in Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Awarded Military Medal 28/09/1917. Died of wounds in Belgium on 5/10/1917 aged 28 years and is 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. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Flying Corps 18/01/1916 as a Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for medals from Henlow, Bedfordshire.

BELGRAVE, Donald Carlisle. 76098. Private 2KEH. Left Trinidad for UK with 7th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted 2/08/1917 1st Hussars then transferred to Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry 32111 on 18/04/1919 then the Sherwood Rangers. Discharged 26/12/1919. Born on 7/07/1896 in Georgetown, British Guiana and died in New York, USA on 8/11/1947. Granted an Army pension as a result of contracting malaria during military service in Egypt. Awarded Silver War Badge 454,860.

BELL, Erwin. 1537. Private. Discharged as a 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 William. 1443. Private. Enlisted 30/03/1915 and discharged 29/05/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65157 and served overseas.

BENWELL, Arthur C. 1304. Private, Private Durham Light Infantry 101546

BERRILL, Ralph. Second Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment, Captain Labour Corps.

BILL, Kenneth. 1450. Private 2KEH. Enlisted in Liverpool. Entered France 14/07/1915. Transferred to 11th Battalion Tank Corps as Private 302784 then Private 61204 Northumberland Fusiliers. KIA 18/04/1918 aged 24 by shellfire whilst a member of a Lewis Gun team. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, France. Returned from Argentina in May 1915 to enlist. Born in Swansea the son of Ronald Edward and Eugenie Bill of Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and Victory Medal in a private collection in the UK. Elder brother Captain John Francis Bill, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers KIA 28/03/1918 at Aubers Ridge, France. Died of wounds received near Neuve Église, 28-3-15. Obituary in the 'Radleian" of 23/06/1915.

BINGLEY, Alfred. 1726. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 14/07/1915 and discharged 22/06/1917. Awarded Silver War Badge 253417 and served overseas. Born 1888.

BIRCH, Thomas Newbery. 650. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 26/08/1914 and discharged 10/02/1915 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 433579 and did not serve overseas. Born Sep 1878 in Thame, Oxfordshire, England. Prior service Kimberley Light Horse, time expired. Died 2/11/1925 in Tintagel, Cornwall.

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. Enlisted 23/06/1915, entered France 18/08/1915 and discharged 26/03/1918. Mentioned in Despatches. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal with Silver War Badge 347130.

BODDY, Osbert Harold. 812. Private. Acting Serjeant. Enlisted 25/08/1914 at White City, London and entered France 4/05/1915. Wounded 29/06/1916. Discharged 15/03/1917. Awarded Silver War Badge 172345 due to wounds. Born 1879 near Westhampton, Staffordshire, England. Prior service in the South Staffordshire Yeomanry, time expired. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio.

BOUCHER, Henry. 74. Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 7/11/1917. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

BOUCHER, Montague. 1158. Private, Lance Corporal Tank Corps 302859