2KEH 'B'


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 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.

BAIRD, Charles A. 1523. Private. Commissioned Royal Dublin Fusiliers 30/01/1918.

BALDOCK, Hugh. 1275. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment 29/01/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio medals from Grosvenor Crescent, London.

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, 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.

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 ?

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. Discharged 15/02/1919.

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 and discharged 29/05/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65157 and served overseas.

BENWELL, Arthur C. 1304. Private 2KEH. 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.

BORROW, Edward. Private. 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. 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

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

BRADSHAW, William J. 1975. Serjeant. Attached King's African Rifles.

BRAGG, Arthur C. 48. Private. 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. 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. 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 to Staunton Road, Kingston-upon Thames. Arrived in France 5/07/1915. Posted as Presumed Dead and confirmed KIA 25/08/1918. Commemorated on the VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, France.

BRIDGES, William. 643. Discharged 23/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

BRINSDEN, Horace W. 1841. Private. Private 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade B/200737. BWM and Victory medal named to Rifle Brigade. Discharged 20/04/1919.

BRISCO, Richard Brown. 1075. Warrant Officer Class 2. 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.

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.

BROADWOOD, Stewart Henry Tschudi. Second Lieutenant then 2nd Scots Guards, 1915 (With thanks to Tom from Great War Forum).

BROCK, Oliver, W. 1624. Serjeant. On Nigeria WAFF Egba Expedition Medal Roll and issued Africa General Service Medal 1926. Discharged 9/06/1919.

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 WW1 medal 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. 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. 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, December 1915; 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.

BROOM, Francis Hubert. 831. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22844 on 28/11/1917. Applied for medals from Shamua in Southern Rhodesia.

BROWN, Arthur Edwin Hollinsworth. 1761. Private. 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, Herbert Cavis. 1341. Private. Born in Stratford-on-Avon, England and enlisted Hampton Court, London. 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.

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 W. 1352. Private 2KEH. Private Tank Corps 300485. Born in England in 1886 and died of a war related illness 4/03/1920 in Alberta, Canada (Portrait photograph courtesy of South Peace 298.34 & Imperial War Museum).

BUCKLAND, James A. 1840. Private, Corporal Military Mounted Police P/11922.

BUCKLEY, Charles. 1650. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61272.

BUCKLEY, Millard. 1142. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Private 13th Royal Scots. Commissioned Labour Corps 18/05/1918. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio and applied for from Woodchurch, West Ashford, Kent.

BULL, Percy William. 1293. Private. Discharged 8/03/1916

BURDETT, John, B. 80. Serjeant. 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. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

BURNETT, Horace E. 1000. Serjeant, Private Machine Gun Corps 25253, Lieutenant

BURROUGHS, John R. 1509. Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302775, Corporal King's Liverpool Regiment 91422.

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 W. 1375. Private. Commissioned 6th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 26/06/1917.

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.