2KEH 'E-G'

EDLINGTON, Charles John. 766. Serjeant. Trumpeter. Enlisted White City , London, entered France 4/05/1915 and transferred to 53 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. KIA 16/02/1917 aged 27. Frank William Harris Simpson and Sergeant Trumpeter Charles John Edlington were killed when their BE2c (6313) broke up in vertical nose dive after descending out of control from 9,000 feet near Nieppe. Born in Shorncliffe, Kent as the son of John and Kate Edlington of 82 Havelock Road, Brighton, England. Buried in Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery, Nieppe, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

ELLENBERG, Edward Albert. 1737. Private 2KEH. Private 112219, Tank Corps. Private 1/4th Battalion then 1/7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 61182. Entered France 27/10/1915. KIA 28/12/1917 and commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Enlisted in Putney, Surrey.  Brother of Private Martin Ellenberg, 1848, KEH. Relationship between brothers noted on Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects. Born 8/05/1891 in London, England.

EVANS, Herbert Nunan. 1050. Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 31/08/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

EVANS, Robert. M. 1219. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915 and commissioned 5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment 4/08/1916. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from General Headquarters, Northern Command, York.

EVERETT, Raymond Charles. Second Lieutenant, Captain

EVETTS, Hubert. 176. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 12/03/1919. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

FARRELL, John V. 1310. Serjeant. Discharged 23/04/1919.

FARRER-BROWN, Y. 1080. Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant 51st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.

FEILING, Reginald Ernest. 144. Acting Warrant Officer Class 2. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1/10/1915 later Captain. Awarded Military Cross inscribed to Captain R. E. Feiling and published in London Gazette 3/06/1919 to Lieutenant (A/ Capt.) Reginald Ernest Feiling. Military Cross sold by Dix Noonan Webb auctioneers, UK in Oct 1995. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star Trio and medals applied for from Army Agents in Whitehall, London. Born 21/03/1876 in Eltham, Kent, England and presumed to have died in South Africa.

FERGUSON, Clifford C. 1466. Private. Enlisted 3/04/1915 and entered France 5/07/1915. Awarded Silver War Badge 113,330 due to illness and discharged 14/09/1916. Born 1887. Living at St Germains V Co Road, Dalkey Co Dublin on enlistment. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

FERGUSON, Thomas. 1487. Private 2KEH. Transferred to KEH as Private 2114 from 2KEH. Arrived in France 30/07/1915 and discharged 29/07/1919.

FERRARIO, John Ernest. 1133. Private KEH (incorrect spelling on BWM and Victory medal rolls as Ferraris under 2KEH ). Entered France 5/05/1915. Lieutenant commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915 then Captain 11th Battalion Tank Corps. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1914. Awarded Military Cross and Bar with the Tank Corps. MC and Bar group of four awarded to Captain J. E. Ferrario, 16th Battalion, Tank Corps, and King Edward’s Horse, the bar being awarded for conspicuous gallantry at Mortho Wood on 8/10/1918. Military Cross, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar, reverse of cross inscribed ‘Lieut., King Edward’s Horse’; 1914-15 Star (1133 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.) M.C. published in the London Gazette 18/06/1917, (2nd Lieut., King Edward’s Horse). ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, while on reconnaissance. He displayed great coolness and skill in withdrawing his patrol under heavy fire, covering the retirement himself. His personal example was splendid.’ Bar to Military Cross published in the London Gazette on 15/02/1919. The recommendation states ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Mortho Wood, Villers-Outreaux, on 8/10/1918, when he assisted his company reconnaissance officer in successfully laying tape under heavy shell fire through German posts to German main line. Later he tried to get into a burning tank to rescue some of the crew; the tank was being heavily shelled. Again, later, he went forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire to make sure that the last tank of his section had got into action. During the whole action he displayed total disregard to his personal safety.’ Born 1/10/1887 in Harrow, Middlesex, England and died in 1931 in Darvel Hall, Robertsbridge, T.B Sanatorium, Sussex, England. Medals sold at auction by Sotherby's in 1985 and then by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in April 2004 with image of medals shown. His sword engraved with his name was sold in the UK in 2019 with photographs of it also shown.

FERRIER, Alexander. 2058. Private. Transferred to KEH as Private 2071. Discharged 25/10/1918.

FINCH, James W. 157. Serjeant. Entered France 5/05/1915. Wounded at Pont Fixe 20/06/1915. Transferred to be Warrant Officer Class 2, Tank Corps 302774 and then Warrant Officer, Class 2 Northumberland Fusiliers 61293

FINKLE, James. 1565. Corporal. Transferred as a Corporal Tanks Corps 302860 then Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61225. Argentinian who enlisted from Argentinian Railway staff.

FINNEY, Alexander. 61187. Private - Northumberland Fusiliers 112091, Tank Corps 302803

FISHER, Alwyn George Edmond. 1006. Private.  Enlisted at Shepherd's Bush. Entered France 4/05/1915. Born in East Finchley, London and KIA 25/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Second surviving son of George Fisher, of Hurst, Sutton, Surrey, formerly partner in the firm of Messrs. Robinson and Fisher, of Willis' Rooms, St. James', and of Katie, daughter of Samuel Heath. Manager of an estancia near Bahia, San Bias, Argentina. Educated at Harrow. Trooper Fisher, being in England on a holiday at the time, joined the Legion of Frontiersmen on the first day of the War, afterwards exchanging to the 2nd King Edward's Horse. He went to France in April, 1915, and saw much fighting near Cuinchy and in the Battle of Festubert. He was killed on 25/05/1915, advancing with hand-grenades, for the second time, on the German trenches. A friend, who was with him at the time, writes: " I was running with him down the side of a trench, under heavy fire, when a chance shot must have skimmed a low part of the trench. He was struck in the head, and death was immediate; he could never have known anything." Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. (Possible photograph Figure 23). Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and medals applied for by his mother Mrs E. R. Fisher.

FLETCHER, Edward Addenbrooke. 1496. Private, Lance Corporal 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers 61174.

FOARD, Frederick. 1601. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Discharged 20/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

FOOT, Thomas Morey. 1717. Private. Enlisted 7/07/1915 and entered France 14/10/1915. Discharged 14/09/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 81,401. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Born in Jan 1883 in St Pancras, London and was living at St Hilde First Avenue, Hendon, London on discharge. Died 9/06/1938 in Honiton, Devon.

FORREST, Harold Archibald. 940. Private H. A. Forrest, King Edward’s Horse, later Lancashire Fusiliers. 1914-15 Star (940 Pte. H. A. Forrest. K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (940 Pte. H. A. Forrest. K. Edw. H.). Harold Archibald Forrest was born in Streatham in 1889 and attested for General Service on 4 September 1914, giving his profession as Assistant Riding Master. He served during the Great War with 2nd King Edward's Horse on the Western Front from 5 May 1915, and, having subsequently transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, was discharged on account of wounds on 9 August 1918 (entitled to Silver War Badge). He died in Rochford, Essex in 1948. Photograph of 1914/15 Star medal trio sold by Dix Noonan Webb UK at auction July 2017 shown.

FOUNTAIN, Owen George William. 1669. Private 2KEH enlisted 31/05/1915. Private 11th Battalion Tanks Corps 302795 on 7/08/1917, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61185 from 27/08/1917 until discharged 15/02/1919. From Hampton Hill, Middlesex, England and born 13/06/1892 and died Oct 1975 in Chelsea, London. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

FRASER, Ernest Albert. 1727. Private. Enlisted in London having travelled back from Vereenging, Transvaal, South Africa. Entered France 30/09/1915. KIA 1/07/1916 and commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. 

FRASER, Guy Basil. Captain in 1914. Entered France June 1915. Wounded at Pont Fixe 21/06/1915. Later Captain HeadQuarters, No 1 Training Group, Royal Air Force.

FULLER, Albert. 1078. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Entitled to114/15 Star Trio.

FULLER, Charles S. Lieutenant. Corporal 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion Manchester Regiment 24/10/1916. Second Lieutenant 1st Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Awarded Military Cross. KIA 11/11/1917 while on an offensive patrol  when the wings of Nieuport Scout aircraft B6798 folded and collapsed during a dive on Dickebusch Lake, the aircraft crashed and he was drowned. Born 21/12/1887 in Hobart, Tasmania the son of Sidney Holgate Fuller and Emma Davis. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

FUTTER, John Alfred. 1503. Private. Enlisted 15/04/1915 and entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 18/08/1916. From Butterworth, South Africa born 27/08/1884 and died in 1918. Prior service with District Mounted Rifles in South Africa. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

GALBRAITH, Lawrence. 1906. Serjeant. Attached King's African Rifles.

GALE, Edgar G. 972. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 13/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio

GARDYNE, Thomas M. B. 438. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 2/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

GARLAND, Charles (Dick). 932. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Lieutenant Yorkshire Dragoons 15/08/1916. Dick was born in Canada and educated at Brighton Grammar School in Victoria, Australia as his father Richard was General Manager of Dunlop Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia. Dick and his brother Ewart were living in London at the outbreak of the war and Dick enlisted in2KEH in April 1915. He saw service with the 2KEH during the Easter uprising in Ireland and wrote a letter that was published in 'The Age' newspaper in Victoria on 1st July 1916 which caused a stir as to the scale of civilian losses during the uprising and the plight of the Irish people. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Ewart trained to be a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps in July 1916. Photograph of Dick Garland in India in 1943 courtesy of the State Library of Queensland. http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/ww1/2016/03/28/charles-garland-easter-rising-1916/.

GAUSDEN, Nelson. 1634. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 22978. Temporarily attached to the 93rd Company, Machine Gun Corps from 28/07/1916 and saw action at Neuve Chapelle. Likely to be in the Frank Vans Agnew photograph of 2KEH draft to the MGC taken 21/06/1916.

GEDDES, Evans J. 134. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 13th Battalion Welsh Regiment 19/03/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

GEORGE, Edward Royston. 957. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 264th Field Company, Royal Engineers 15/2/1916 and later promoted to Captain. Died 12/08/1917 at casualty clearing station. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium.  Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Applied for medals via cousin Mrs Draper, Swan Hotel, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. 

GEPP, Charles William. 1322. Private. Enlisted at Hampton Court London. Entered France 5/05/1915. KIA 9/07/1915. Born on 9/05/1894 in Valparaiso, Chile. Buried in LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio.

GIBBON, Oliver V. 1411. Private. Commissioned 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment 30/01/1916

GIBBS, Richard Teasdale. 1456. 2KEH. Private. Enlisted 29/03/1915, entered France 5/05/1915 and discharged 16/06/1916 due to wounds. Awarded British War Badge 10,540. 10914/15 Star Trio applied for c/o Stores Department, Central Argentine Railway as was Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

GIDWELL, John. 463. Private, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 45473.

GLOVER, Arthur Harding. 435. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 9th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 25/09/1917 later Lieutenant. Awarded Military Cross. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and medals applied for from an address in Surbiton, Surrey and later Dunlop Plantation, Malacca.

GLYNN, John. 1471. Private. Entered France 4/5/1915. Deserted 16/11/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio but awarded no medals.

GODSMARK, Harry S. 992. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 10/02/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. A Harry Sharpley Godsmark who served in Kitchener's Horse in the Boer War appears to be unrelated.

GOODWIN, Arthur E. 1775. Private. Entered France 14/10/1915 with 2KEH as Private 1775. Transferred to KEH as Private 2073.

GORDON, William. 1783. Private 2KEH. Private 25th Indian Cavalry, Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers 7/04/1918.

GOULD, John Ringrose. 1008. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915. Second Lieutenant then Major Royal Air Force. Wounded 8/7/16. Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 15/05/1917). Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for medals from West Byfleet, Surrey. Worked for the BUENOS AYRES WESTERN RAILWAY, LTD prior to enlistment.

GRAHAM, Malcolm Hewley. 977. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Garrison Artillery 6/07/1916. Born 7/07/1875 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England and died 14/12/1958 in Guildford, Surrey, England Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Medals applied for from Burnham-on-Crouch then the Lees Hotel, Westcliff-on-Sea.

GRAINGER, E. 1098. Private, Private Military Mounted Police.

GRAY, Charles Cecil. 1419. Private. Discharged 16/04/1917.

GREEN, Mathu. 1621. Private, Lance Corporal then Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22979.

GREENLAND, . Serjeant. Awarded Croix de Guerre.

GREENWAY, Thomas. 1134. Private, Private Tank Corps 302864, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61289

GRIEVE, William Grant. 1453. Serjeant. Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers 26/01/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

GRIFFITHS, William. T. 2. Private 2nd KEH. Arrived in France 4/05/1915 as Private 2 in 2nd KEH and discharged 19/04/1919 as Private 2116 KEH. Previous service 10th Hussars as Private 3562 discharged 1907. Awarded Queens South Africa Medal with clasps Paardeberg, Driefontein, Relief of Kimberley.

GROSVENOR, Gilbert. Major the Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor, Rifle Brigade, King's Colonials, 2KEH and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry. Awarded Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902 with two clasps Transvaal, Cape Colony (Lieut: Hon. G. Grosvenor, Rifle Bde:); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Lt. Hon. G. Grosvenor. Rifle Bde.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut. Hon. G. Grosvenor. K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Major Hon. G. Grosvenor.) The Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor was born on 22 August 1881, the second son of the 1st Baron Stalbridge and his wife Eleanor, and the grandson of the 2nd Marquess of Westminster. He was educated at Eton, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade, serving with them in South Africa during the Boer War. He transferred to 'C' Squadron, King's Colonials in 1908. He then served with the 2KEH as a Second Lieutenant from Oct 1914 before transferring in 1916 to the Nottingham Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers) with the rank of Major. Grosvenor married Miss Effie Cree, the daughter of the Reverend Edward Cree, on 4 July 1913. He died without issue on 15 June 1939. Photograph of his medals sold by Dix Noonan Webb, UK at auction in December 2016 shown. Lieutenant in 'C' Squadron KEH photographed at Woodbridge in 1914. 

GUNNELL, Leonard Daniel. 2206. Private. Listed as with 2KEH Reserve Regiment on 1919 Absent Voter List and living in Islington, London.