D'ALROY, Frank. 1822. Corporal 2KEH. Enlisted 18/10/1915 and discharged 11/04/1918. Born in 1874. Awarded Silver War Badge 366179. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to Northumberland Fusiliers.
DALTON, Donald. 1677. Private 2KEH. Entered France 14/10/1915. Transferred as a Corporal, 1/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (NF) 61250. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to NF.
DATE, Hugh Ackland. 1671. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 8/06/1915 and entered France 14/12/1915. Transferred as a Private, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 59050 then Private, 21st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 59629. Discharged 28/02/1918 with sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 345753. Born in 1890. Returned to England to enlist from Trinidad and Tobago. Died between 1960 and 1969. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
DAVIDSON, William Close. 1585. Serjeant 2KEH. Enlisted 1/05/1915 in Belfast. Transferred as Serjeant 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61256, Serjeant 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302827. From Dunadry, Co Antrim, Belfast, Ireland and born in 1895 and died 11/08/1974 in Dundonald, Down, Northern Ireland. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
DAVIES, Albert Alfred. 630. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 25/08/1914, entered France 4/0/1915 and discharged 6/04/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65183. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and medals issued and in 1924 notified that he lost his trio and Queen's South Africa Medal. Prior service as Trooper 24533 in the 2nd Battalion, 22nd (Cheshire) Company, Imperial Yeomanry which was raised in 1900. Address on medal request stated as South Kensington, London.
DAVIES, Harold John. 1602. Lance Corporal 2KEH. Transferred as Private, 15th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers 57148. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
DAVIES, William Stanley. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from an Officer Cadet unit on 21/12/1916 (London Gazette 5/01/1917). Deemed ineligible for 1914/15 Star as was in Singapore in 1915 and did not enter France until 1917. Awarded British War and Victory Medals applied for from Sherborne, Dorset, England.
DAVISON, Alexander Richard. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. Entered France 27/05/1915. Private 1st Dragoons, GS/15059. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from an Officer Cadet unit on 21/12/1916 (London Gazette 5/01/1917). Transferred to the Irish Guards on disbandment of 2KEH in Aug 1917. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Uruguay, South America. Possibly related to Second Lieutenant Claude Reginald Davison.
DAVISON, Claude Reginald. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from an Officer Cadet unit on 21/12/1916 (London Gazette 5/01/1917). No Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry identified. Possibly related to Second Lieutenant Alexander Richard Davison.
DEAN, George H. 2014. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Corporal, 14th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (KLR) 85702. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to KLR.
DE KLERK, David D. 1869. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private, Yorkshire Regiment 63005. Prior service as Private 45 with 1st Namaqualand Border Scouts in the Boer War and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
DEELEY, Frank Glover. 1188. Private 2KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with a Service Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment attached Gloucestershire Regiment later Lancashire Fusiliers 40554. Served in France 4/05/1916 to Aug 1917. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal and 1914/15 Star trio. Serving in South Staffordshire Regiment in 1921. Applied for medals from West Bromwich, South Staffordshire, born 4/07/1888 in Staffordshire and died there in Mar 1967 having spent time pre-war in Chile. Civilian portrait photograph shown circa pre-war.
DEMPSEY, Earl Ford. 1968. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 28/07/1915 and entered 2/10/1915. Transferred as Private, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 112095 on 7/08/1917 and served as a driver. Wounded in Action with gunshot wound to neck and back 27/08/1918. Born 13/02/1893 and died Oct 1966. His address on enlistment was Middleborough, Massachusetts, USA. Discharged 10/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
DENMAN, William Leonard. 1685. Private 2KEH. Enlisted at Hampton Court. Entered France 14/10/1915. Transferred as a Private 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61181 then Private 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302803. Born in Ifield, Sussex in 1870. Prior service with 2nd Life Guards from 1891. KIA 8/10/1918 and name commemorated on the Memorial in Vis-en-Artois. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph in uniform of 2nd Life Guards with patrol jacket courtesy of Ancestry.
DESPARD, Richard. 1720. Private. Richard Despard of Richmond Hill, Monkstown, was born on 14 October 1865 at Rathmolyon, County Meath, son of landowner and estate agent Richard Despard and his wife Sophia Louise (nee Noble). Educated at Fulneck School, Yorkshire, and The Abbey School, Tipperary, Despard lived for some years in Burma, where he served in the Police Force, and South Africa, where he farmed. He served in the South African War and the Natal Rebellion as a Trooper in the 1st Battalion, Imperial Light Horse (No.868) and in Roystons Horse. He took part in the Relief of Ladysmith, Relief of Mafeking, and in Transvaal. On the outbreak of war he sought a commission in the North Irish Horse and was made a Lieutenant in the regiment on 16 January 1915. However he resigned his commission on grounds of ill-health on 12 June that year, the resignation being sought on the grounds of "intemperance and inefficiency", the North Irish Horse's commanding officer stating that "... he would never be likely to make an efficient officer". The following month Despard enlisted at Kingstown as an ordinary soldier in the 2nd KEH (No.1720). He gave his age as 40, understating his real age by nine years. Despard joined his Regiment in France on 20/10/1915. After almost two years, on 7 August 1917 he left for England to transfer to the Machine Gun Corps, Heavy Branch (the Tank Corps) (No.112193). He was posted to K Battalion at Bovington, but by the end of the month had again transferred, to the 10th (Reserve) Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, at Oswestry (Nos.360279 and 91428). Two weeks later he transferred to the Inland Waterways & Docks section of the Royal Engineers (Nos. WR/354958 and RE/369923), the same day applying for a commission in that unit. Despard's commission as a 2nd lieutenant came through on 1 December. He was posted to the Royal Engineers Canal Depot at Mary Hill, Glasgow. Despard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 June 1919, and relinquished his commission on 14 January 1920. Biography courtesy North Irish Horse in the Great War http://www.northirishhorse.com.au/NIH/Images/People/Full%20pictures/Despard%20R.html Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Monkstown, Dublin. Name commemorated on Monkstown Parish Church Roll of Honour.
DEVELIN, Robert Henry. 963. Serjeant and founding member of 2nd KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 17/12/1919. Born circa 1882 in Brighton, Sussex, England and died in 1934. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio which was sold in 1988 to a private collector in the UK and then at auction by Spink & Son, London in July 2017 with photograph of medals courtesy of Spink & Son.
DE VERTEUIL, Leo. 1828. Private 2KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted 5/11//1915. Transferred to 11th Battalion, Tank Corps as Lance Corporal 302933 7/08/1917. Transferred to 4th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 27/09/1917. Transferred Royal Army Medical Corps 17/01/1918. Discharged 29/03/1919. Born on 4/10/1894 in Santa Cruz, Trinidad, West Indies and died 3/12/1978 in Leon, Florida, United States. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Likely to be related to Private Maurice De Verteuil, 1356, 2KEH.
DE VERTEUIL, Maurice. 1356. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps, 302867 then Corporal, 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, 40119. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio which is now held in a private collection. Likely to be related to Private Leo De Verteuil, 1828, 2KEH.
DEVINE, William. 1854. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private, 36th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61239. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
DEVLIN, Paul. 1290. Private 2KEH. Entered France 2/07/1915. Private Liverpool Regiment 85707. Commissioned 6/04/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Liverpool Regiment.
DEVOS, Arthur Edward Graham. 1318. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade B200730. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Chinese Labour Corps on 4/09/1917 later Lieutenant. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Kingsthorpe, Northampton.
DIAS, Stephen Smeethe. 1454. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private Tank Corps 112182. KIA 23/08/1918. Born on 10/06/1888 in Jamaica, West Indies the son of David Mortimer Dias and Medora Jane Dias, of Trelawney, Jamaica. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps.
DICKSON-HILL, John. 150. Private. Enlisted White City, London. Entered France 4/05/1915. KIA 23/05/1915 at the Battle of Festubert. Born in Dalmeny, West Lothioan, Scotland in 1874. Name commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. Noted in Van Agnew's book. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star trio and medals returned as per King's Regulations.
DIGBY, Basil Robert. 1587. Private 2KEH. Entered France 15/07/1915. Transferred as Private, Lancashire Fusiliers 45465 then Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). Applied for 1914/15 Star trio named to RNAS from The Strand, London.
DIGHT, Alfred Raworth. 474. Acting Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Lieutenant Wiltshire Yeomanry 6/09/1916. Born 31/10/1877 from New South Wales, Australia, married Mary H. Rose on 22/01/913 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and died in 1941 in Paddington, London, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and applied for his medals from an address in Rawlings Street, Chelsea, London.
DIXON, John B. 1603. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned Montgomeryshire Yeomanry 5/12/1916 later Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps then Captain. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Hill Street, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. John Brownlow Dixon was born in 1882 in Tamworth, New South Wales, his father, Richard, was 49 and his mother, Annie, was 22. He married Doris M. Hardy in 1922 in his hometown. He died on 22 June 1961 in Tamworth, New South Wales, at the age of 79, and was buried there. Portrait photograph shown together with memorial plaque.
DIXSON, William J. 663. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Royal East Kent Regiment 21/09/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and medals requested from Travancore, Southern India.
DODDS, Reginald Charles. 1562. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 39906 then Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40553 then Private 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302777. Entered France 7/07/1915. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Living In Hounslow, London in 1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
DOLPHIN, John. 1514. Private 2KEH. Entered France 28/07/1915. Transferred as a Private, Labour Corps 650271. Discharged 8/10/1919. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio named to Labour Corps as a Warder at Galway Prison, Ireland.
DONALDSON, Roland Mallinson. 1713. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 7/07/1915 and entered France 2/10/1915. Discharged 14/10/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65,182 which was lost and re-issued as 221,501. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Denver, Johannesburg, South Africa. Born in Yorkshire in 1892.
DORE, James F. 1462. Corporal 2KEH. Transferred as Corporal, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers 30894. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
DORGAN, James. 1658. Corporal 2KEH. Entered France 15/07/1915. Transferred as Corporal, 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 39847 then Corporal 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40555 then Corporal 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302807. KIA 23/08/1918. Born on 22/01/1893 in Riverstown, Cork, Ireland the son of John Dorgan and Bridget Barry. Buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
DORMAN, James. 1558. Private 2KEH. Transferred to KEH and promoted to Serjeant 2113. Entered France 14/07/1915 and discharged 21/07/1919. Photograph of British War and Victory Medal framed with his KEH cap badge are shown against the KEH Nominal Roll entry for Serjeant James Dorman 2113 courtesy of Margaret Gledhill.
DOUDNEY, Hugh Denslan. 123. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant then Captain 'A' Company, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12/03/1916. KIA 31/07/1917 aged 33. Son of Edwin Doudney, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., and Ada Doudney, of 4B, Oxford and Cambridge Mansions, Marylebone Rd., London. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Belgium.
DOUGALL, Alfredo (Alfred) Baudraz. 1586. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned 2KEH 28/08/1917 later Lieutenant. Born 19/07/1887 in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Anglo Argentine Tramways Ltd, Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic.
DOUGHTY, Frederick Stanley. 1504. Private. Enlisted in Maresfield, England. Entered France 5/05/1915. KIA 23/05/1915 aged 27. Born in Wincanton, Somerset, England and husband of Ethel Florence Doughty of 26 Bishopstrow, Warminster, Wiltshire. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, France. He is also honoured in the Casualties of World War 1 Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book and on the 1914 -1919 Roll of Honour located inside St. John the Evangelist Church at Sutton Veny, Wiltshire. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph of gravestone shown courtesy of the Sutton Veny Roll of Honour.
DOUGLASS, George Cecil. 1147. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 21/01/1916. Awarded the Croix de Guerre in Aug 1919. Born 22 /11/1879 in Ayr, Ayshire, Scotland and died 30/10/1952 in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Son of Colonel F. Wingfield Douglass. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and medals applied for from Braemer Lodge, Calgary, Canada. Photograph pre-war on arrival in Canada when he emigrated there in 1898, returned to England to enlist.
DOWDY, James E. 1211. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio and British War and Victory Medals returned to be destroyed under King's Regulations.
DOWLE, Maurice. 2051. Private 2KEH. Transferred to KEH as Private 2070. Discharged 31/01/1919. Born 29/05/1891 in Southgate, London, England and died Jan 1975 in Worthing, West Sussex. Awarded British War and Victory Medals with the pair sold by the Medal Centre in Jan 2022 as per accompanying photograph.
DOWLING, Terence Patrick. 1369. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 1st/5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 23/04/1916 as a Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant. Born 27/12/1887 likely to have been in India and died Mar 1969 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from a London work address.
DOWSETT, James. 1102. Private 2KEH. Entered France 6/05/1915. Transferred as a Private then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Tank Corps, 69606 on 8/10/1918. Awarded Military Medal as a Private. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Maidenhead, England.
DOYLE, Edward John. 1600. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned 3rd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment 15/10/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Hollyfort, Gorey, Ireland.
DOYLE, Edward Percival. 1410. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment 20/01/1916. DoW 5/07/1916. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery. Born in 1890 in San Fernando, Trinidad, British West Indies and was a barrister. His father Dr A. E. G. Doyle of Brockley, London applied for his 1914/15 Star trio. Portrait photograph shown in uniform of West Yorkshire Regiment.
DRIVER, William. 1599. Private 2KEH. Enlisted in Cork, Ireland. Entered France 5/07/1915. Died of illness 30/04/1917 and is buried in Rathcooney Cemetery, Glanmire, County Cork, Ireland. Born 1880 in Winton, Norfolk, UK.
DUMOULIN, Charles A. 1354. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/09/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment 29/01/1918 later Captain attached 19th Hussars. Possible Du Moulin-Browne in Burke's Peerage. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
DUNBAR, Frederick Digby. 106. Staff Serjeant Major. 2nd Troop, 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 16/11/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and Silver War Badge.
DUNERE, Charles C. 1742. Private 2KEH. Commissioned Royal Engineers 12/03/1916.
DUNN, Ralph Ellis. 1413. Private 2KEH. Entered 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry 13/03/1916. DoW 1/07/1916. Name commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, France. 1914/15 Star applied for by his father Reverend H. Ellis Dunn of Wiveliscombe, Somerset. Portrait photograph in the uniform of the Somerset Light Infantry shown courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.
DURRANT, Ward. 728. Private 2KEH. Entered France 2/05/1915. Commissioned 2/2nd Lovat Scouts 1/01/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
DUTCH, Ernest J. 675. Private 2KEH. Enlisted in August 1914 at White City, London. Entered France 5/05/1915. Promoted to Lance Corporal he was wounded in the back by shrapnel 27/07/1915 near St. Yves and spent four weeks recovering in hospital. Wounded by a machine gun bullet to the left thigh on 23/09/1915 near Wulverghem and was treated in England at Norfolk War Hospital until Christmas Eve 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 14th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers on 3/01/1916 and then volunteered to serve overseas with the 25th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (which was known as the 'Legion of Frontiersmen') in March 1916. Arrived in British East Africa on 3/05/1916. From 3/01/1917 he went into action at Beho Beho and on 4/01/1917 the Company Commander Captain F. C. Selous, the famous South African hunter was KIA leading his men. Second Lieutenant Dutch took command and was 'riddled with bullets' leading his men to carry the action. He was carried back to Dakawa but succumbed to his wounds on 6/01/1917. He was buried in Morogoro Cemetery, Morogoro, Tanzania. He was the son of James and Louisa Dutch of West Lavington, Wiltshire, England and was born 9/11/1880 in Great Cheverell, Wiltshire. He was educated at Westminster City School, London (1895-97) and at King's College, London (1897-99). After further study at The Polytechnic, London he was employed as a Manager in an Electrical Engineering company. Prior service in the Boer War having enlisted in 1897 with 1st Volunteer Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps and arrived in South Africa in April 1900. Transferred to the newly formed 25th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Mounted Infantry Battalion in October 1900 and served until end of hostilities returning to England in 1902. Awarded Queen's South Africa and King's South Africa medals with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and hos medals were requested by his widow Mrs. E. J. Dutch from an address in Earl's Court, London. Portrait photograph in the uniform of the 14th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers circa 1916 courtesy 'UK, Electrical Engineer World War I and World War II Rolls of Honour, 1924, 1949'.
DUUS, William Hanson. 892. Lance Corporal 2KEH. Enlisted in London. Entered France 4/05/1915. Born in Chewton, Victoria, Australia and KIA 23/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Name commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Medals to be disposed of in 1921 under King's Regulations.