BACK, Arthur. 1302. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 24th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 6/07/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BAGNALL, George William. 1933. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 20/05/1916 as Private 1933 2KEH then transferred to KEH 15/06/1916 as Private 2042. Entered France 6/07/1917. Taken Prisoner of War at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 and interned at Leuze, Germany. Discharged 21/05/1919. Born 11/09/1892 in Westwell Manor Burford, Oxfordshire, England and died 20/9/1953 in Suipacha, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Entitled to British War and Victory medals.
BAILLIE, Robert. W. Lieutenant 2KEH. 1914-15 Star (368 Cpl R. W. Baillie 2nd King Edward's Horse) British War and Victory medals named to Lieut. R. W. Baillie Highland Light Infantry) and Mentioned in Dispatches oak leaves. Robert (assumed his Christian name is Robert from the naming of his son) 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 son's 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.
BAIN, Bertram R. 1978. Private 2KEH. Transferred and then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 2nd/8th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, 85788 on 25/09/1918. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
BAIRD, Charles A. 1523. Private 2KEH. Commissioned Royal Dublin Fusiliers 30/01/1918. Prior service with 29th Battalion (Irish Horse), 131st (Irish Horse) Company, Imperial Yeomanry from 2/01/1902 as Private 38586, enlisted in Dublin and discharged at Aldershot on 28/10/1902. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony and South Africa 1902 clasps. Born in 1881 the son of William Baird. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
BALDOCK, Hugh. 1275. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment 29/01/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio Medals from Grosvenor Crescent, London.
BALDWIN, Cornelius. 1648. Private 2KEH. Entered France 14/07/1915. Transferred as Private Labour Corp 230751. Discharged 3/03/1919. Born in 1895 and resided in Cork, Ireland post-war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Labour Corps.
BANTA, Frederick Bartholf. 1774 Private 2KEH. Enlisted 27/08/1915. Transferred as Private (Gunner) Tank Corps 112239. Discharged 14/02/1918 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 320,927. Born in 1883 and lived in the US pre and post-war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
BARDELL, Arthur George. 1732 Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private, 85700 in the 20th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment and then as Private, 302884 in the Tank Corps 302884. Entitled to British War and Victory medal named to the Tank Corps.
BARNWELL, Alfred Charles. 1545. Private. Entered France 2/07/1915. Transferred as Private 11th Battalion, Tank Corp 302817 then Lance Corporal, 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 39905 and Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40536. Is likely to have been born 20/09/1869 in Wilton, Wiltshire, England and died 26/02/1933 in Islington, Greater London, England as was a stationary engine driver in 1911 census and would fit with transfer to Tank Corps. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BARRETT, John. 1522. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Driver Royal Field Artillery 261135, Royal Naval Reserve 7243 Training Ship with rank of Trimmer. 1914/15 Star trio 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, entered France 5/05/1915 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.
BARTELLE, James. 1296. Private. Enlisted 21/12/1914 and entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 23/10/1916 due to wounds. Awarded Silver War Badge 209,565 and 1914/15 Star Trio.
BARTLETT, John Royston. 1674. Private. Entered France 14/07/1915. Commissioned 3rd Battalion Border Regiment 29/02/1917 later a Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Awarded Military Cross with 2nd Battalion Border Regiment in France in 1917. During the Second World War he was a Squadron Leader of the 72nd squadron of the Air Training Corps. His son Gordon Bartlett, was killed over Holland on service with the RAAF. John was born 18/08/1891 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and died NOV 1950 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Portrait photograph from the (Sydney) Daily Telegraph 5/09/1917 in 2KEH uniform.
BARUGH, William Garnett. 1337. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 19th Machine Gun Corps 26/10/1917. Born DEC 1882 in Stockton, Durham, England and died 30/04/1954 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BASSETT, Alfred Peter. 54. Private 2KEH. 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.
BASSIL, James F. 1657. Private. Entered France 27/09/1915. Transferred as Private D/32103, Corps of Dragoons. Discharged 6/11/1919. Entitled to 1914/5 Star trio.
BATTYE, Francis Montague. 1370. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 30/12/1914 and entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 16/06/1916 due to wounds. 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. Awarded Silver War Badge 47,680. 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. Born 31/10/1884 in Bingara, New South Wales, Australia and died 29/08/1954 in Manly, New South Wales, Australia. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from a rubber estate in Federated Malay Estates. His brothers 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. Portrait photograph in 2KEH uniform from Discovering the ANZACS but mis-identified (note correction comment on website). Likely to be a pal of Frank Mitchell, MM 2KEH as they both spent time in Malaya and although travelled to England to enlist separately their regimental numbers are only 32 apart. Information courtesy of Ray Mitchell.
BAYNES, Robert A. 1813. Private 2KEH. Discharged 12/03/1919.
BEALL, Leonard Grierson. 87. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred to KEH as Private 2045. Discharged 24/02/1919. Born in 1876 in Billericay, Essex, England, Father William Grierson Beall 1842-1915 and mother Mary Annie Lucas 1846 -. A brother Lawrence L. Beall 1878 – and a sister Janet Mary Beall (1884–1931). Prior service with Cape Mounted Rifles and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with Cape Colony clasp. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio. Photographs of medals courtesy of Rory Reynolds.
BEARDON, Joseph Dudley. 1251. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as a Private Labour Corps 329908. Discharged 4/02/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BEAUMONT, Frank Vans. 986. Private 2KEH. 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 2KEH. Entered France 18/08/1915. Discharged as a Minor American Citizen. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
BELL, Harold Cecil Alexander. 1389 Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attached to the London Regiment 28/08/1917. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio named to Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders from Peace River, Alberta, Canada.
BELTON, Andrew. Private. 2KEH. Born 17/04/1882 and died in 1970). He was a British Army officer and veteran of campaigns in South Africa and Morocco. He was an early exponent of the use of aircraft for military purposes, enrolling at the Chicago School of Aviation in April, 1911. Following the deaths of two of his brothers during the Second Boer War, and though under age, Belton enlisted and saw service in Africa. On his return to England, he became aware of the developing military dispute in Morocco, subsequently known as the First Moroccan Crisis. Having apparently resigned his military commission, he assisted Abdelhafid, Caliph of Marrakesh pretender to the sultanate, in overthrowing his brother Abdelaziz, then sultan of Morocco, in a coup d'état known as the Hafidiya. This is how Belton acquired the title 'Kaid', or Commander. During the Spanish Civil War, he was arrested in Seville having crossed the border from Gibraltar. He was instrumental in establishing the Independent Overseas Command of the Legion of Frontiersmen in Africa. His et of miniature medals was sold at auction in South Africa after his death: Listed as follows: The Order of the Medjidieh; The order of the Osmanieh; Queen’s South Africa Medal (3rd type reverse) (Transvaal, Orange Free State & Cape Colony clasps); King’s South Africa Medal (South Africa 1901 & 1902 clasp); 1902 Coronation Medal; Natal Rebellion Medal (1906 clasp); 1914-15 Star; British Empire Medal; Victory Medal 1914-20 and British War Medal 1914-20. Photograph of the Legion of Frontiersman badge he adopted styled on that of the 2KEH plus portrait and medals he was awarded. A thoroughly interesting personal life and service career with much more detail to be added in the future courtesy of his biographer Squadron Leader Howard Toon.
BENNET, Charles. 1240. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BENTLEY, Alfred Harry. 1166 Serjeant. Entered France 6/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment 26/01/1918 later Lieutenant Royal Air Force. 1914/15 Star Trip applied for from Great Wakering, Essex, England.
BENTLEY, Richard William. 1443. Private. Enlisted 30/03/1915, entered France 5/05/1915 and discharged 29/05/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65157 and served overseas. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
BENWELL, Arthur C. 1304. Private 2KEH. Private Durham Light Infantry 101546
BERRILL, Ralph. Second Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment, Captain Labour Corps.
BERTRAND, Walter Randolph. 1398. Private 2KEH.Enlisted 20/01/1915 at Hampton Court. Entered France 4/05/1915. Private (Gunner) Tank Corps 112244. Discharged 9/02/1919. Four years prior service with Grenada Volunteer Corps. Born in 1882 in Grenada, British West Indies. His brother Lieutenant Lancelot Joseph Bertrand (1892–1917) was KIA on 15/08/1917 at Hill 70 with the 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Walter was entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps.
BEYNON, Alexander William. 1803. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61214 then Private, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302800. KIA 27/08/1918 aged 30. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. Clara Beynon, of 88, St. George's Street, Durban, South Africa; husband of Florence Blow (formerly Beynon), of Yrbury Road, Tufnell Park, London. Commemoration stone in Durban (West Street) Cemetery. Entitled to British War and Victory medals. Alias Alexander William Wyatt. Photograph of headstone shown courtesy of the South African War Graves Organisation.
BILL, Kenneth. 1450. Private 2KEH. Enlisted in Liverpool. Entered France 14/07/1915. Transferred as Private 61204 Northumberland Fusiliers then 11th Battalion, Tank Corps as Private 302784. 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, Glamorgan, Wales the son of Ronald Edward and Eugenie Bill of Ealing, London. Awarded 1914/15 Star Medal Trio with his Victory Medal held 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, 28/03/1915. 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.
BISPHAM, Frederick. 1214. Serjeant 2KEH. Transferred at that rank to Northumberland Fusiliers, 39884 then Lancashire Fusiliers, 40532 and then the Tank Corps, 302909. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to Tank Corps.
BLACK, Ernest Charteris. 722. Private 2KEH. Enlisted Aug 1914 and entered France 24/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (RSF) KIA 22/11/1915 as a result of shellfire while attached to 7th Battalion, RSF. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, France. Born on 10/10/1885 the son of James Buyers and Jessie Charteris Black of Brycedale Street, The Park, Nottingham, and later 1 Florentine Gardens, Glasgow. Educated at Nottingham High School. His two brothers who also served were Lieutenant Colin Charteris Black, Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry and Second Lieutenant Howard Charteris Black, Highland Light Infantry and Royal Air Force (born Nottingham 15/08/1897). Ernest's father J.B. Black applied for his 1914/15 Star trio.
BLACKMAN, Harold. 1249. Private 2KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Northumberland Yeomanry 13/12/1917. Temporary Lieutenant Royal Engineers
BLAKE, Guy Philip. 1747. Corporal 2KEH. 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 Hubert. 1575. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 23/06/1915, entered France 18/08/1915 and discharged 26/03/1918. Born in Jan 1890 in Tong, Yorkshire, England and died in Mar 1955 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Mentioned in Despatches. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio with Silver War Badge 347130.
BLIGH, Leslie Richard. 1897. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 40117 then Private, Tank Corps 302862. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
BLUNN, Gordon J. 1969. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private, Liverpool Regiment 857222. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
BOARD, Albert Edward. 425. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 3/06/1915. Transferred to Labour Corps as Serjeant 585366. Discharged 29/07/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BODDY, Osbert Harold. 812. Acting Serjeant 2KEH. 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.
BORNS, Frank Fairfield. 1336. Private 2KEH. Lance Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 40533. Entered France 5/05/1915. KIA 9/10/1917 with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born in Wimbledon, Surrey in 1888 and enlisted in KEH at Hampton Court, London. Son of George Maximilian Borns and Marion Ewer Thomas. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial and on a plaque (see following photograph courtesy of the Imperial War Museum) in ST MARTINS CHURCH, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Greater London with the following inscription "THIS FLAG IS PLACED HERE/ IN MEMORY OF/ LANCE-CORPORAL FRANK FAIRFIELD BORNS/ 2ND KING EDWARDS HORSE/ KILLED IN ACTION/ WITH THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS/ IN FLANDERS, OCTOBER 9TH 1917./ R I P". Awarded 1914/15 Star trio named to Lancashire Fusiliers. Star returned and re-issued in 1922 and disposed of in 1923.
BORROW, Edward. Private 2KEH. Commissioned 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (DLI). Entered France 25/08/1915. Temporary Major in March 1917 and wounded at 3rd Battle of Ypres. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order in Nov 1917 (Gazetted 22/03/1918) and Mentioned in Despatches three times. Served in Italy in 1918 and appointed to the General Staff in April 1919. Retired in December 1920. Awarded the Silver Medal for Valour by the Italian Government. 1914/15 Medal Trio named to 13th Battalion, DLI. Prior service in the Imperial Yeomanry and awarded the Queen's South Africa (1899-02) Medal with clasps: CAPE COLONY, SOUTH AFRICA 1901, SOUTH AFRICA 1902 and TRANSVAAL (1900-02) to 2323 LCE CPL E. BORROW. 69TH COY IMPERIAL YEOMANRY. Born in 1879 and died on 26/12/1960. His only son, Captain George Borrow MC, was Aide de Camp to Major General Orde Wingate, commander of the Chindits, and was killed with him in India in March 1944 in a plane crash. Major Borrow's medals are held by the DLI Museum. Portrait photograph shown.
BOOTH, Sydney G. 738. Corporal 2KEH. 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 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 7/11/1917. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
BOUCHER, Montague George. 1158. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers then Lance Corporal, 'A' Company, 11th Battalion.Tank Corps 302859. KIA 23/08/1918. Born in Bridport, Dorset on 1/11/1888. Montague was killed in action along the Amiens/Arras front during the Second Battles of the Somme. Son of Sidney & Lily Boucher, of The Coach and Horses Hotel. Montague was a native of West Bay, Bridport. He is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France. Commemorated on the CHARMOUTH WAR MEMORIAL as per accompanying photograph. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
BOWE, Henry. 120. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45443
BOWYER, William George. 1664. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 7/07/1915 at Hampton Court, London. Transferred as Private 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61178 then Private 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302789. Born in 1896. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BOYD, Francis Abercrombie Steggal. Private 2KEH. Transferred as a Rifleman Rifle Brigade, 7th Battalion. 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 Highgate, London. Commemorated on the Holt Memorial in Ibicuy, Entre Rios, Argentina. Portrait photograph in the uniform of the 2KEH.
BOYLETT, Herbert Isaac. 1630. Private 2KEH. Enlisted at Hampton Court on 22/05/1915 and entered France Jul 1915. Transferred as Corporal 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 39960; Corporal 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40540 then Corporal 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302804. Discharged 2/05/1919. Born in 1888 in East Molesey, Surrey. Brother Private William Boylett, 18554, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry KIA 4/10/1917 and name commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Herbert was awarded 1914/15 Star Trio.
BOXALL, Alfred Charles. 1081. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 5/10/1914 and discharged due to age on 28/05/1915 and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 113,731. Lived at George Green, Langley, Bucks on discharge.
BRADSHAW, Arthur. 1228. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private Labour Corp 421715. Discharged 21/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BRADSHAW, William J. 1975. Serjeant 2KEH. Attached King's African Rifles.
BRAGG, Arthur C. 48. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 27/07/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio and Silver War Badge (wounded?).
BRAMBLEBY, Percy M. 81. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant (Warrant Officer Class 2). Entered France 4/05/1915. Warrant Officer Class 2. Commissioned RFC 24/01/1917. Requested 1914/15 Star Trio from an address in Solway Road, East Dulwich, London, England.
BRANDON, Lionel. 797. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915 Commissioned Second Lieutenant 13/08/1915 and then Captain Royal Army Service Corps. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for medals from an address in Graham Street, Eaton Square, South West London.
BREWSTER, Francis James. 1442. Private 2KEH. Postcard of portrait dated 2/07/1915. Transferred to 1/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers and then 11th Battalion Tank Corps 302788. From Bournemouth, England and billeted at Staunton Road, Kingston-upon Thames. Arrived in France 5/07/1915. Initially posted as Presumed Dead and confirmed KIA 25/08/1918. Commemorated on the VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
BREWSTER, John A. 25. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/09/1915. Transferred to KEH as Private 2111. Discharged 23/05/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BRIDGES, William. 643. Private 2KEH. Discharged 23/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
BRINSDEN, Horace W. 1841. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade B/200737. British War and Victory Medals named to Rifle Brigade. Discharged 20/04/1919.
BRISCO, Richard Brown. 1075. Warrant Officer Class 2 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 172nd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers 17/09/1915. KIA 9/04/1917 aged 39.He was killed by a shell while on his way to make a report to Brigade. Son of Richard Brisco, of Wreay, Cumberland. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, France. 1914/15 Star trio claimed by his eldest sister Mrs Stubbs, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
BRISTOL, Samuel Stewart. 1324. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Serjeant, 29th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 10165. Prior service as Corporal, 16107, 20th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry (Rough Riders) in the Boer War and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 clasp. Born 29/12/1878 and resided in Surrey. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BRISTOW, Wilfred Holditch. 1135. Private 2KEH. Disembarked 1/05/1915. Transferred to Private 2049 KEH. Died of Wounds 30/10/17 aged 33. Son of Henry Barnes Bristow (former British Consul in China) and Kathleen Sara Bristow (nee Holditch) of The Chantry House, Steyning, Sussex. Born in King's Lynn Norfolk, UK and lived in Canada as a farmer pre-war. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Photograph of Casualty letter to family shown under corresponding Bristow entry in the KEH Nominal Roll and photograph of his gravestone available online. Name commemorated on the Canadian On-line War Memorial, Bedford School Memorial Panel and Steyning War Memorial, St. Andrew's Church, Surrey.
BROADWOOD, Stewart Henry Tschudi. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. Transferred to the 2nd Scots Guards, 1915 (With thanks to Tom from Great War Forum).
BROCK, Oliver, W. 1624. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/07/1915. Discharged 9/06/1919. On Nigeria WAFF Egba Expedition Medal Roll and issued 1914/15 Star trio and the Africa General Service Medal with 2 clasps Nigeria and 1918 in 1926.
BROCKMAN, Keith Cooper. 1316. Private 2KEH. Entered France 2/07/1915. Wounded whilst in the trenches at St. Jan-Cappel near Baillieul in the Ypres sector 25/11/1915. Private Tank Corps 112090, commissioned Second Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 30/04/1918. Attached Royal Air Force 7/11/1918. After the war he worked in Spanish Guinea and became Vice Consul at Fernando Po. Photograph(s) of his 1914/15 Star trio, 2KEH shoulder title and King's Own Royal Lancaster identity bracelet and biographical details courtesy of Owen Dobson.
BROOKE, Charles. Lieutenant Oct 1914 formerly Lieutenant Colonel 2/1st Yorkshire Dragoons.
BROOKE, John Warwick. 606. Serjeant 2KEH. Born 30/05/1886 in London and died 1929 at Uxbridge aged 42. Joined Royal Navy 1901. Press photographer with Topical Press Agency. Enlisted 1915, arrived in France as a Serjeant 5/05/1915 and commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps 2/07/1916. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal 14/01/1916 for conspicuous bravery and resource. "Our communications were repeatedly cut by the heavy shell fire, and most of the linesmen were killed or wounded. Serjeant Brooke continued to repair the wires regardless of personal danger, and it was owing to his courageous action that communication was maintained at a most critical time" (London and Edinburgh Gazette 1/04/1916). Became the second British official war photographer. Awarded OBE 2/11/1920. Joined the Auxiliary Division Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC) 4/05/1921 and discharged in 1922 with the rank of Captain. Photograph in 2KEH uniform.
BROOKER Jack. 1365. Wing Commander 2 KEH. Wing Commander J. Brooker, Royal Air Force, late Royal Flying Corps (RFC), Welsh Regiment and King Edward´s Horse 1914-15 Star (1365 Pte. J. Brooker, K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. Brooker. RFC); Defence Medal; War Medal, M.I.D. Oakleaf. Medals addressed to recipient at The Brewers Arms, Sinderby, Thirsk, Yorkshire. M.I.D. London Gazette 1/01/1946 Wing Commander J. Brooker (73568), R.A.F.V.R. Wing Commander Jack Brooker, born Argentina, 1891; enlisted as a Trooper 2nd Battalion King Edward´s Horse, January 1915; served with the regiment on the Western Front, from 4/05/1915; commissioned Second Lieutenant 10th Battalion Welsh Regiment, Jan 1916; promoted Lieutenant before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps, 23/10/1916; Temporary Flying Officer (Observer), 2/02/1917; postings included to a number of Training Squadrons between February - December 1917, before being posted as a Ferry Pilot to No. 2 (N) Aircraft Repair Depot, Sheffield, 16/08/1918; discharged 31/01/1919; re-engaged as a Flying Officer for service during the Second War and was employed for Operations Room Duties, including Control, at Abbotsinch, Dyce, Shetlands and Lough Erne Stations, between August 1939 - March 1941; served in the Operations Room, H.Q. Iceland, 21/08/1941-19/11/1942 and in the same capacity with H.Q. Coastal Command, from the end of November 1942 - June 1945; advanced Wing Commander 21/08/1941; retired 10/02/1954. Photograph of Brooker medal group shown.
BROOM, Francis Hubert. 831. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Temporarily attached to the 93rd Company, Machine Gun Corps from 28/07/1916 and saw action at Neuve Chapelle. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22844 on 28/11/1917. Likely to be in the Frank Vans Agnew photograph of 2KEH draft to the MGC taken 21/06/1916. Applied for medals from Shamua in Southern Rhodesia.
BROOMAN, Ernest Peter. 1343. Private. Entered France 30/07/1915. Transferred as Private, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 45448. Born in 1881 in Margate, Kent, England. Prior service with the 36th (West Kent) Company, 9th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry as Private 40179 from 13/01/1902 to 12/01/1903 in South Africa. Had served with 1st Cadet Battalion, East Kent Regiment. KIA 22/10/1917. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BROWN, Albert Thomas. 1435. Private 2KEH. Entered France 14/07/1915. Transferred as Private Labour Corp 421716. Discharged 12/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BROWN, Arthur Edwin Hollinsworth. 1761. Private 2KEH. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent, London. Entered France 14/10/1915. Seriously wounded whilst in the trenches at St. Jan-Cappel near Baillieul in the Ypres sector 25/11/1915 and subsequently DoW 1/12/1915. Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, France.
BROWN, Charles Bradshaw (Cecil). 1718. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 8/07/1915 and entered France 14/10/1915. Transferred as Private, 12th Battalion, Tank Corps 112224 on 7/08/1917. WIA 31/08/1918. Awarded the Military Medal (London Gazette 13/03/1919. Discharged 31/03/1920. Born on 1/08/1892 and resided in Belfast and then emigrated to Montreal, Canada from where he returned to enlist. Died in Jan 1990 in Montreal. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BROWN, Herbert Cavis. 1341. Private 2KEH. Born in Stratford-on-Avon, England in Jan 1884 and enlisted Hampton Court, London. Entered France 5/05/1915 and KIA 25/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Son of William and Mary Brown, of Stratford-on-Avon. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.
BROWN, Peter Henry. 1227. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 10/08/1914 and entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 112018. Discharged in 1919. Born in Ufford, Woodbridge, Suffolk and married Eva Ward in April 1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps.
BROWN, Thomas Christie. 1482. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private, King's Liverpool Regiment (KLR) 85718. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to KLR.
BROWN, Y. Farrier Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant 51st Middlesex Regiment
BRUNTON, Preston. 52. Enlisted White City, London. Entered France 5/05/1915. KIA 25/05/1915 aged 33 at the Battle of Festubert. Son of Fred S. and Mary Brunton of 29 Twickenham Road, Teddington, Middlesex; husband of the late Janet Taylor and born Richmond, Surrey. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France and the St. Neot War Memorial, Cornwall, UK (pictured). Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
BUCK, Charles William. 1352. Private 2KEH. Private KEH and then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Tank Corps) as Private, 300485. Enlisted 2/01/1915 and entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 11/12/1918. Born in England in 1886 and died a war related illness 4/03/1920 in Alberta, Canada. Awarded Silver War Badge 320928 and 1914/15 Star trio. (Portrait photograph courtesy of South Peace 298.34 & Imperial War Museum).
BUCKLAND, James Andrew. 1840. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 22/11/1915. Transferred as Corporal, Military Mounted Police P/11922 on 12/07/1917. Discharged 12/09/1919. Born 29/06/1891 in Hackney, Greater London, London, Middlesex and died 14/11/1966 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Awarded British War and Victory Medals. Photograph shown in Military Mounted Police courtesy of Ancestry.
BUCKLEY, Charles. 1650. Private 2KEH. Entered France 14/11/1915. Transferred as Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61272. Deserted 9/11/1917. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BUCKLEY, Millard. 1142. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Private, 13th Royal Scots. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Labour Corps 18/05/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Woodchurch, West Ashford, Kent.
BULL, Percy William. 1293. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 23/12/1914 and entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 8/03/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 233,961 and 1914/15 Star Trio. Born in 1884 and lived in Hampstead Heath, London. Prior service with Middlesex Volunteer Battalion for two and a half years, time expired 1904. Died in Manitoba, Canada in 24/12/1952.
BURDETT, John, B. 80. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 5th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 25/09/1916. Requested 1914/15 Star Trio and Silver War Badge (wounded) from an address in Winn Road, Southampton, England.
BURKE, Michael L. 1001. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 2KEH 1/10/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
BURKE, William John. 742 Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Corporal, Northumberland Fusiliers 61170. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BURNETT, Horace Edgerton. 1000. Serjeant 2KEH. Private, Machine Gun Corps, 25253 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 27/11/1917. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Edgbaston, Birmingham.
BURROUGHS, John Reginald. 1509. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Corporal 10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 91422 then Corporal 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302775. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BURT, David. 960. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Flying Corps 25/07/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Applied for medals from an address in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
BURTON, Archer R. 1054. Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery 30/06/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
BURTON, Charles William Gordon. 1375. Private. Arrived France 2/10/1915. Commissioned 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 26/06/1917. KIA 22/11/1917 while attached 2nd Battalion. Commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, France. J. Johnstone applied for his 1914/15 Star Trio from Basinghall Street, East Central London.
BUTLER, . Second Lieutenant. Arrived Merris, France 28/06/1915 from Reserve Cavalry Regiments in England.
BYNOE, Clive Vickers. B/200735. Private 2KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted 8/12/1915 and claimed prior service Trinidad Light Horse. Entered France 29/11/1916, gassed and discharged medically unfit 31/05/1917. Repatriated 27/07/1917. Tried to re-enlist with 15th Contingent 20/03/1918 but rejected. Born in San Fernando, Trinidad in 1895.