2KEH 'C'

CAMPBELL, Robert Bruce. Served with the Assam Valley Light Horse from 1897. Served 2nd KEH 1915-17 then Tank Corps. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Labour Corps 1/2/1918 and then Indian Army. Cap badge and shoulder title in the National Army Museum together with his British War Medal, Victory Medal and Volunteer Long Service Medal India. Entitled to Silver War Badge.

CAPELL, Henry Addison Devereaux. 1977. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry later Lieutenant Labour Corps

CAPPER, Alfred Isidore. 433. Private 2KEH, Private KEH, Acting Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61202. Born in London named Alfred Isidore Friedlander and worked in South Africa. Changed his name to Alfred Isidore Capper by deed poll in November 1914 due to the Germanic overtone of his birth surname. He enlisted in the 2nd KEH 1914 and went to France 2/07/1915. Alfred then appears in a 1916 photograph of a Hotchkiss machine gun team of King Edward's Horse (see Figure 22) which he must have been transferred to although his Medal Index Cards and medal rolls make no distinction between the KEH and 2KEH. He was then transferred as an Acting Corporal to the Northumberland Fusiliers 61202. He didn't speak about much of his wartime experiences with his family but did re-call being shot off his horse, being buried by the earth thrown up by a shell but escaped unscathed and fighting dismounted. He married in 1930 and died in London in 1945. The family retains his 2KEH cap badge and 2KEH portrait photographs which are shown on the following page courtesy of Robert Cruickshank (his grandson).

CAREY, Leonard Arthur. 1288. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment 23/04/1916. KIA 1/07/1916 and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Born in January 1892 in Finchley, Middlesex, England and lived in New York from 1909. Son of Ernest E. and May Carey; husband of Ethel Carey, of Grove House, Hadley, Barnet, Herts.  Father applied for his late son's 1914/15 Star Trio from Muswell Hill, London. Brother was Captain Mansel Ernest Carey, M.C. born 15/07/1895 and KIA 30/11/1917. Entered Keble College, Oxford in Michaelmas Term, 1914. B.A., 1917. Commenced service on 4/04/1917. Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), 1917; Captain, 1917. Served in France. Awarded an M.C. in 1918: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with the utmost skill, and his personal example was a great incentive to all ranks. Later, when his company commander became a casualty, he assumed command and led his company to its final objective, where his energy and powers of organisation in carrying out the consolidation were most marked. (‘Supplement to The London Gazette’, 22 April 1918), Missing, believed killed in action, 30 November 1917. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL.

CHALKIN, Herbert. 732. Private. Private 36th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61254

CHENERY, Harold. 1608. Private. Enlisted in Plymouth, England and entered France 30/07/1915. He died of a self-inflicted wound 3/11/1917 aged 24 at Moore Park Camp, Kilworth, County Cork, Ireland whilst attached to the 7th Officer Cadet Battalion. Correspondence from his Australian family to the Army regarding his place of burial indicate that his death by discharge of his rifle to his head was regarded as an accident. Harold was the son of Charles and Alice Chenery of the The Cedars, 24 Hillside Crescent, Launceston, Tasmania. He was born at Shoreham, Sussex and is buried in Kingston-UPON THAMES CEMETERY, Surrey, UK with his body being repatriated for burial in Surrey by his relatives. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. 1914/15 Star Trio to be disposed of at the request of the Canterbury Records Office.  

CHIPPERFIELD, Edward. 1195. Private. Enlisted 20/11/1914, entered France 5/05/1915 and discharged 1/12/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65,156 and entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

CHRISTIE, James. 1436. Private.  Enlisted in Cleveland Square, London and entered France 5/05/1915. KIA 26/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.  Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Soldiers Effects record notes alias Wrigley Christopher James Oswald and war gratuity to Oswald Wrigley.

CHRYSTAL, John. 1919. Acting Corporal Royal Engineers 208117, Acting Corporal 2nd KEH, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers.

CHUBB, William S. R. 1881. Private. Saddler. Enlisted Plymouth, England. Born Plympton St. Mary, Devon and died 30/03/1918. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, France.

CLACEY, Walter Cleveland. 1213. Serjeant. Enlisted 24/11/1914, entered France 5/05/1915 and discharged 23/12/1918. Born in 1873 and lived in Welbeck, Worksop Notts and granted a disability pension. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

CLAPHAM, Graham Windyer. 774. Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 71st Royal Field Artillery 30/01/1916 aged 36. DoW 10/05/1917. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France. Son of Lawrence Clapham and Mary Frederica Clapham. Born Thorney, Cambridgeshire, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

CLAREY, John Charles Lee. 1788. Prior service in the British East Africa campaign potentially as a Private in the Northumberland Fusiliers 40115. Private 2KEH and transferred as a Private to the 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302868. Died of Wounds 1/04/1918 aged 24. Born in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia the son of John King Clarey and Emma Beatrice Clarey of Fernbrook, Western Australia. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Roclincourt, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Photograph of gravestone available online.

CLARKE, Alured C. 1695. Private. Entered France 2/10/1915. Discharged 31/08/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

CLARKE, Stanley Radcliffe. 1855. Private 2KEH. From Trinidad with 1st Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent 18/10/1915. Transferred as a Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61215 then Private Tank Corps 302872.

CLELLAND, Daniel. 1333. Private, Acting Lance Corporal Tank Corps 302822, Acting Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61307.

CLEWLON, R. D. Private.

COLE, John. 1539. Birth name John Jacobs. Private. Enlisted in Liverpool. KIA 13/12/1916. Served as John Cole. Born in Surrey, England. Buried at ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France.
COLLING, John. 1808. Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40546, Private Northumberland Fusiliers

COLLINGWOOD, Alan R. G. 1984. Private. Discharged 22/04/1919.

COLLINS, Patrick F. 1556. Private. Deserted 3/09/1916 but had enlisted as Private 3569 in the 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment on 20/11/1915. No medals awarded.

COOK, Herbert Henry. 805. Serjeant. Regimental Serjeant Major. Warrant Officer Class 2. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 16/02/1919 Temporary Second Lieutenant 4th Reserve Cavalry. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and requested from an address in Mill Lane, Bedminster, Bristol.

COOKE, David Robert. 1340. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 6th Gordon Highlanders 4/09/1916. Awarded Silver War Badge 137,141 with an Oxford address as a Lieutenant. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Edinburgh, Scotland.

COOKE, Edwin B. 1806. Corporal 2KEH. Corporal 5th Dragoon Guards 3834. From Ceylon.

COOKE, James E. 1444. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 4/07/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

COOKE, Frederick W. 1751. Private. Entered France 2/10/1915. Discharged 10/03/1919.

COONEY, Jonathan. 1309. Private, Private Tank Corps 45460, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 303024.

COOPER, Frank. 1014. Private. Discharged 13/02/1919.

CONRAN, Rueben H. 1003. Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Engineers 16/06/1916 later Royal Flying Corps. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 16/01/1918).

CONSTABLE, Clifford Edward. Second Lieutenant, Captain.

COPE, Arthur Selywn. 1330. Private, Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers, Lieutenant 2/5 Gloucestershire Regiment.

CORDER, Harold C. 1187. Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corp 302806, Northumberland Fusiliers 39947, Lancashire Fusiliers.

CORIN, Thomas. 1160. Private. Enlisted Hounslow and entered France 5/05/1915. DoW 29/05/1915 aged 33. Brother of W. T. Corin of East Divine St., Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Served in the South African Campaign. Born in Holborn, Middlesex, England. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

COTMAN, Robert Arthur. 1364. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment 30/04/1916. Second Lieutenant 4th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. KIA France. 26th March 1918 (age 28). Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, France. From Lomas. British Community of the Southern Suburbs, Argentina. 1914/15 Star Trio applied for by Commander J. O. Wyatt, Royal Navy (retired) with address of Mrs Victoria A. Cotman, Buenos Aires.

COUSINS, Harry W. 114. Private. Discharged Civil Employment Authority 27/06/1917. Awarded 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and Silver War Badge.

COWLEY, Edwin (Ted) C. From the village of Braybrooke, Market Harborough. Serjeant promoted to Second Lieutenant 2nd KEH and went on to become a Major in the Norfolk Yeomanry. Died in 1932 when he was killed in an altercation with a former employee of the farm which he managed. Recruited several school friends for the 2nd KEH and penned an article on the 2nd KEH for the Press Handout that was reported in the 1st Feb 1916 issue of the Market Harborough Advertiser page 6 (from local sources courtesy of W. R. (Bob) H. Hakewill a published local historian in Market Harborough, UK).

COX, Alfred, Graeme. 64. 2KEH. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Entered Egypt 22/04/1915. Commissioned Royal Army Service Corps 5/03/1917. From New Zealand. Requested 1914/15 Star Trio, Mentioned in Despatches emblem and General Service Medal with Iraq clasp from an address in Bedford, England.

CRADOCK, Sheldon William Keith. Major 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. MID (London Gazette 16/06/1916). Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for medals from Richmond, Yorkshire. He was born 1/10/1858, eldest son of Christopher Cradock, of Hartforth, Yorkshire, and of his wife, Georgina, third daughter of Major Duff. Major Sheldon Cradock was formerly a Captain in the 5th Dragoon Guards. He served in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, receiving the Medal with clasp and the Khedive's Star. For his services in the South African War of 1899-1902 he was mentioned in despatches; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27/09/1901]: "Sheldon William Keith Cradock, Captain, 16th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He died unmarried on 5/07/1922 at Hartforth Hall. Brother to Lieutenant Colonel Montagu Cradock who commanded the 2KEH and Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock, RN who was KIA at the Battle of Coronel 1/11/1914.

CRADOCK, Montagu. Lieutenant Colonel CB CMG. Lieutenant Colonel Cradock commanded the 2KEH throughout 1914-17, was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette Supplement 16/06/1916) and was awarded the CMG in 1916. He was born in Giling East, North Yorkshire on the 16/10/1859 and died unmarried in London on the 14/12/1929. Having first enlisted in the Durham Fusilier Militia in 1877, as a Second Lieutenant he saw active service in Afghanistan in 1879-1880 with the 6th Dragoon Guards. Having retired from the army as a Captain in the 6th Dragoon Guards he emigrated to New Zealand in 1893. In 1900, Major Cradock took command of the 2nd New Zealand Contingent in the Second Boer War. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the 3rd Mounted Infantry Corps and Bushmen’s Brigade under General Paget. He was mentioned in dispatches 2/04/1901 and participated in the following battles/campaigns: Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Rhenoster Kop, Pretoria, Kroonstad, Rustenberg, and Barberton. He was awarded the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB), the Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG), the Queen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg Diamond Hill, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 Clasps). In 1913 he published 'Diary of Second New Zealand Mounted Rifles' a brief chronological account of 2nd Contingent's role spearheading the invasions of the Transvaal and Orange Free State and the beginnings of the Guerilla Campaign.  He also published ‘A Sporting Life in New Zealand’. A brother Major Sheldon William Keith Cradock 2KEH and Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock, RN who was KIA at the Battle of Coronel 1/11/1914. (Portrait photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Cradock Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 102500 shown as Figure 439 and portrait on horseback shown courtesy of Jamie Vans. 

CRAMER, Roland Henry. 1286. Private. Enlisted in London. Entered France 4/05/1915. KIA 23/09/1915 aged 33. Aged 33. Born in Newlands, Cape Colony, South Africa the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Cramer, of Rowland Villa, Vasco, Cape Town, South Africa. Buried at LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Brother Private Richard Bernard Cramer, 4th South African Infantry took his own life 1/05/1918 at Kingston, Hampshire, England.

CRAMPTON, Charles Stanhope. 1100. Lance Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Army Service Corps 2/04/1916. Awarded Silver War Badge. 1914/15 Star Medal trio in a private collection in the UK. Named to 1100 L/Cpl. C S CRAMPTON K.EDW.H. on 1914/15 Star and Lieut C S CRAMPTON on pair. Medals applied for from an address in Twickenham, London.

CREIGHTON, Bertram B. 1215. Private, Tank Corp, Northumberland Fusiliers 61255.

CREIGHTON, James Captain. 1146. Private. Enlisted 10/11/1914 and entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 16/06/1916 due to sickness. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio and awarded Silver War Badge 107385.

CRONIN, Thomas. 1461. Private, Private Tank Corp 302787, Private 2/4th Northumberland Fusiliers 61180.

CROSS, James. 127. Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 15/10/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

CROUCH Edwin Cleveland 1152 Private 2KEH. Private Machine Gun Corps 22977. Born in Orange in 1893. He studied dentistry at the Sydney University and was registered as a dentist in January 1915. Later that year, he enlisted in 2KEH from Canada and arrived in France in July 1915. While on attachment with the 93rd Coy MGC, he fought at Serre on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for action taken at Neuve Chapelle in late July 1916. The citation reads: ‘Pte CROUCH and L/Cpl SHARP remained with their gun in an exposed position under heavy shell fire and when the enemy advanced, repulsed the attack aided by 20 infantrymen. 28 of the enemy’s dead were counted later.’ Later, Edwin was transferred permanently to the 93rd Coy MGC. A commission in the Tank Corps followed in June 1917, before a move to the newly-formed RAF in 1918, where he trained as an aerial observer. After a period of illness following the war, Lt Crouch DCM was discharged from the RAF in February 1920. On his return to Australia, Edwin initially lived at Neutral Bay, however by 1924 he had established a dental practice at Innisfail in Qld, where he spent his remaining years. Edwin Crouch died from cardiac failure during an appendectomy in May 1938, aged 44. As he was unmarried and his family was in Sydney, Edwin’s body was transported there by train for burial, his coffin draped in the Union Jack in recognition of his war service. Edwin had an older brother Frank (also a dentist), who served with the Lancashire Fusiliers. Captain Frank Crouch MC was killed in action at Templeaux in March 1918 and is remembered with honour at the Pozieres Memorial. Information courtesy of Ray Mitchell.

CULLINANE, Michael. 1632. Private 2KEH, Private 10th Northumberland Fusiliers 39916, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40545, Private Tank Corps 302852.

CURTEIS, Edmund Croft. 1025. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment 15/08/1916 later Lieutenant. Awarded 1914/15 Medal Trio and claimed from an address in Leinster Gardens, London.

CUTHBERT, Robert Lancelot. 340. Private. Enlisted at White City, London. Entered France 5/05/1915. DoW 07/07/1915 aged 47. Born on 19/06/1869 in Greenock, Scotland the son of Anne Wilkinson Cuthbert, of 49 Cluny Drive, Edinburgh, and the late Hugh Cuthbert. Chartered Accountant (Scotland) and Certified Public Accountant (U.S.A.). Member of New York Yacht Club. Born at Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland. Buried in LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Belgium. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Commemorated in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919 Volume 2 with civilian portrait. Photograph shown is that of his original wooden grave marker which has been replaced with a CWGC gravestone.