2KEH 'BOW-BROC'


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.

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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

BRANDON, Lionel. 797. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 13/08/1915 and then Captain Royal Army Service Corps.

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.

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

BRISOO, Richard B. 1075. Warrant Officer Class 2. Commissioned 172nd Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers 17/09/1915.

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.