HAINSWORTH, Wright. 1635. Corporal 2KEH. Entered France 15/07/1915. Corporal, 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, 61258 then Corporal, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps, 302830. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
HAKEWILL, Charles (Charlie) Ernest. 1553. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private, Royal Army Medical Corps 136683. Born in 1880 as the third son of Reverend J. R. Hakewill of Maidstone, he attended Market Harborough Grammar School where his father was headmaster. He married Ida Ethel Maude Davies in 1908 in Chester and commuted to his stockbrokers business in London. In Braybrooke, the Cowley family farmed Lower Lodge Farm. Edwin C. (Ted) Cowley had served in the Boer War in the volunteer yeomanry cavalry and when volunteer recruiting started ahead of the First World War, Serjeant Cowley was recruiting for the 2KEH among his friends and contacts in the area of Braybrooke, Arthingworth, Harborough and Leicestershire. Names on the serving list for September 1914 were Arthur Gamble of Harborough; Albert (Robert) Swinfen of Kelmarsh, Arthingworth; Tom Tibbits of Clipston, and Billy West of East Farndon. The second list of December 1914 included Frank W. Jones of Great Bowden. Charlie may well have known all the other local recruits from Grammar School days. Although Charlie was a stockbroker in London he volunteered and is pictured in his uniform dated September 1914. Charlie served in France and Belgium in 1914/5 earning the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal (reverse with naming shown). When the 2KEH was disbanded in 1917, Charlie transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private. Charlie died in 1953. Information and photographs from local sources by W. R. (Bob) H. Hakewill, a published local historian in Market Harborough, UK.
HALL, Richard. 1030. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Warrant Officer Class 2 in the Tank Corps 11193. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Chiswick, London.
HALLORAN, Maurice George Campbell. 923. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 7/09/1914 in White City, London and entered France 30/09/1915. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps as Acting Serjeant, 73576 on 21/03/1917 then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Labour Corps 9/08/1917 at Boulogne. Australian born in Gundagai, New South Wales in 1881 and noted in Scots All Saints College, Bathurst, New South Wales Australia Roll of Honour. Died in 1926. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Madulsima, Ceylon in 1924.
HALLOWES, George S. 1220. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Kensington, London.
HALSEY, Arthur Raymond. 2198. Sapper. Listed on Absentee Voters List 1918 as with the 2KEH Reserve Regiment. Lived in Wandsworth, London England.
HAMILTON-WHITEFORD, R. Lieutenant Royal Air Force
HAMMILL, Maurice William. 607. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 4/09/1914 and discharged 20/02/1915 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65,159 and did not serve overseas.
HAMPSHIRE, Cyril Norman. 1258. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery 16/12/1915 as a Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant. Born in about 1888 in Santon, Brazil and died 11/05/1971 in Cape Town, South Africa. Eligible for Silver War Badge. 1914/15 Star Trio applied for from Mossel Bay, South Africa.
HANCOCK, Dennis. 1334. Private 2KEH. Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61189
HANNAH, William. 1529. Private 2KEH. Entered France 2/07/1915 as Private 1529 2KEH and transferred to KEH as Private 2075 on 17/10/1917. Wounded at Defense of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918 with gunshot wound to the chest, hospitalised and returned to England on the "Princess Elisabeth" 15/04/1918. Discharged 5/04/1919. Born 1892 in Annan, Dumfries, Scotland. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio. .
HANRAHAN, Eugene Rupert. 1331. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred to 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers as Private 40571. KIA 9/10/1917 aged 28. Killed at the battle of Poelcapelle (an unsuccessful attempt to capture more of the Passchendaele Ridge in the lead up to the First Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 1917. Son of the late Thomas Hanrahan, of Ballinacurra, Midleton, Co. Cork, and of Nora Hanrahan, of Glenbrook, Passage West, Co. Cork. Born at Guildford, Surrey. Enlisted 1914. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Entitled to 1914/5 Star trio. Name commemorated on the Midleton World War 1 Memorial. Accompanying photographs in 2KEH uniform taken in 1914 on enlistment courtesy of Rose Muller on Ancestry.
HARDIMAN, Ernest. 1628. Private 2KEH. Entered France 15/07/1915 as a Private 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302856 then Private 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 40120. Lived at Kingston Hill, Surrey post war. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio.
HARDING, Colin. Lieutenant Colonel CMG DSO 2KEH. Born 15/08/1864 in Montacute, Somerset, England a son of Charles Harding and died 3/01/1939. Arrived in Bulawayo in 1894 and attained the rank of Corporal in the Rhodesia Horse. Saw action in the Matabele Rebellion in 1896 as a sub-inspector of the Mashonaland Mounted Police soon to become amalgamated into the British South Africa Police (BSAP). A brother Officer was John Norton-Griffiths, founder of the 2KEH. Harding was awarded a CMG for his services and promoted to Captain in 1897 and in November of that year a Major and Chief Inspector in command of the Native Police. In 1899, he was appointed Acting Resident Commissioner in Barotseland. Promoted to Colonel he commanded the Barotse Native Police after being refused service in a fighting unit. He resigned from the British South Africa Company on 31/03/1906. He became a District Commissioner in the Gold Coast where he left to assist in the raising of the 2KEH. He went to France with the 2KEH in May 1915 succeeding his old BSAP colleague Norton-Griffiths as Second-in-Command. In September 1915, he was appointed to command the 15th (2nd Birmingham Battalion) Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Codford St Mary. Returned to France 22/11/1915 and after an operation for appendicitis on 1/09/1916 he was no longer fit for operational service. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 1/01/1917. He returned to the Gold Coast and served as Provincial Commissioner and Member of the Legislative Assembly before returning in August 1921. He published an autobiography entitled 'Far Bugles' in 1933 and died 3/01/1939. Biographical details from an article by Tim Wright in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 83: 255-257, 2005. Portrait photograph (see Figure 319, Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 122864).
HARDIE, John Jackson. 1540. Private 2KEH. Entered France 2/07/1915. Transferred as Private, Liverpool Regiment 85721. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 26/03/1918. 1914/15 Star issued by Indian Army Office. John was born on 8 November 1894 at Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland, son of James Hardie, master mariner, and his wife Agnes Hawthorn, née Johnstone. Educated at Troon and at the Royal Academy, Irvine, he migrated to Australia in 1911 and jackerooed at Avon Downs, Northern Territory. On the declaration of war, he rode to Cloncurry, Queensland, to enlist in the Light Horse. Rejected, he reached Townsville and shipped to England to join the 2KEH in April 1915. He served in France from July until August 1917 and was attached to the 59th Training Battalion from October. Commissioned as temporary Second Lieutenant in March 1918, he joined the Indian Army in September and served with the 3rd Skinners Horse on the North-West Frontier, in the 3rd Afghan War. He returned to Australia in 1920. From 1921 to 1925 Hardie grew bananas at Highfields, Terranora Broadwater, near Tweed Heads, New South Wales. Driven out by bunchy-top infestation, he learned wool-classing and, in 1926, joined the Graziers' Co-operative Shearing Co. Ltd. He joined the company permanently in 1938 as technical services officer and was responsible for checking wool purchases in New South Wales and Queensland. Well-liked and widely known, he had a sound grasp of stockowners' and breeders' problems and bridged effectively the traditional gap between pastoral research and rural practitioner. His articles in agricultural journals and the Bulletin's 'Man on the Land' page were expanded into three practical manuals. Hardie wove his experiences into four well-written and popular minor novels. All relayed an authenticity which gained him a wide readership. Cattle Camp (1932) is the romance of a Scots-born bushman and his war experiences; it won third prize in the Bulletin's novel competition; its two main characters reappear in Lantana (1933). The other novels are The Bridle Track (1936) and Pastoral Symphony (1939), the first of an unfinished trilogy. At St Patrick's Vestry, Sydney, on 30 November 1935 Hardie married a typist Margot (Marguerite) Ernestine Daly, from New Caledonia; they lived at Neutral Bay. Hardie's knowledge of cattle and fluency in French enabled him to act as agent for the French government between the Noumea veterinary office and Australian stockbreeders for bulls to improve New Caledonian livestock. An initial draft of stud cattle was selected at the Sydney Royal Show (1940). In November 1940 Hardie was placed on the Reserve of Officers as a Captain. He joined the Volunteer Defence Corps in 1942 as a Private and was promoted Lieutenant (1942) and Captain (1943). In September 1945 he was discharged and returned to his previous status in the Reserve. Died 26/09/1951 in Noumea, New Caledonia. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
HARDY, Valentine Irving. 1579. Private 2KEH. Traveled from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands to enlist 29/04/1915 in Liverpool and entered France 5/05/1915. Enlisted a Transferred as Acting Corporal, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 112042. Discharged 31/03/1920. Born in 1892. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Buenos Aries, Argentina.
HARGREAVES, Thomas. 1771. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 2/08/1915 and discharged 14/10/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65,228. Did not serve overseas and no medal entitlement. .
HARPER, Charles Gordon. 1283 (not 1282 as shown on some records). Private 2KEH. Enlisted 19/12/1914. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as a Private Tank Corp 112192 early in 1917 and then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers 27/02/1918. On 7/11/1918 he was posted to the RAF 76th Wing Training Squadron, presumably for pilot training. Posted to 231 Training Squadron Felixstowe on 13th March 1919 then transferred back to Royal Munster Fusiliers. From Ontario, Canada. Discharged 16/09/1919. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio. Photograph shown as a Private in 2KEH (courtesy of Marion Harper, Great War Forum).
HARRIS, Leopold Jonas. 166. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Lieutenant Royal Engineers 29/05/1916. Mentioned in Despatches 11/12/1917 as a Temporary Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Awarded General Service Medal with Iraq clasp and medals applied for from an address in King's Gardens, London on service in Jerusalem, Palestine. Awarded the Order of the British Empire.
HARRISON, Harry William. 1616. Private 2KEH. Entered France 20/07/1915. Commissioned in the Tank Corps 3/02/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from an address initially in Cologne and then from Balham, England.
HARRY, Charles William. 1311. Corporal 2KEH. Entered France 30/09/1915. Transferred to the Tank Corps as Corporal 112214. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, the London Regiment 26/02/1918. Transferred to the Royal Air Force. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps from Saskatchewan, Canada.
HART, Henry (Harry) George. 1538. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers 25/10/1917. Born 30/08/1894 in Forbes, NSW, Australia and died 8/02/1964 in Kesh, Co Fermanagh, Ireland and studied medicine. Returned to Clonelly House, Peltigo, County Fermanagh, Ireland in 1914 where his mother Mrs Margaret Hart moved there. Noted by grandson Jan Hart on Great War Forum in 2014. Had a letter to his mother published in the paper in which he notes a big gun firing named 'Silent Sue". Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio c/o his mother's address in Ireland.
HARVEY, L. Y. 136. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private, Military Mounted Police P/12031. Prior service with South African Constabulary and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 class as Trooper C410. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
HARVEY, William A. 152. Private 2KEH. Entered France 26/10/1915. Transferred to Special Reserve 23/02/1919. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star Medal Trio
HARWARD, John Ernest. 1835. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 12/1/1915 and discharged 18/04/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 364,422. Born Sep 1897, living in Richmond, London at enlistment and died in Eastborne in 1979. Entitled to British and Victory Medals.
HATTON, Percy Edwin. 23. Serjeant 2KEH. Enlisted at White City, Middlesex, London and entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Serjeant 11th Battalion, Tank Corps. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal and Chevalier of the Order of Leopold II with Palm. KIA 29/09/1918 aged 42. Son of Mrs. Hannah Hatton of Acton, London, England. Prior service in the Boer War. His name is commemorated on the Memorial in Vis-en-Artois, Pas de Calais, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps.
HAWTON, Robert Bond. 1925 Private. Enlisted 11/05/19196. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff. Fractured his arm whilst on duty 6/12/1916 at Curragh and hospitalised for 3 months. Transferred to Labour Corps as Private 230738 with 662 Home Service Company on 7/07/1917. Discharged 15/03/1919. Born in Jul 1883 in Clerkenwell, London, England and died 17/03/1946 in Chelsea, London, England. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff. Home service and no medal entitlement.
HEALY, Lawrence. 1512. Private 2KEH. Corporal 1/4th and 1/7th Northumberland Fusiliers 61190. Entered France 5/07/1915. Awarded Military Medal as Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers. Trained with an Officer Cadet Battalion. Prior service with Irish Police Force. Awarded 1914/15 Star Medal trio as Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers.
HEARD, Edward Terence. 1202. Corporal 2KEH. Enlisted 9/11/1914 and served in France from 5/05/1915 and promoted to Corporal after fighting at Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy. Returned to England Feb 1917 and commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 20/06/1917 then Lieutenant April 1918 with 8 Squadron. Killed in a flying accident 17/05/1918 aged 28 as a Ferry pilot (Lympne Aircraft Acceptance Park) at Weeley Heath, Little Clacton. Returned from the Sudan to enlist where he was an employee of the Sudanese Government from 1909. Commemorated at GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM, England. Son of Mrs. Florence Heard, of 61, Newcastle House, Northumberland St., Marylebone, and the late Edward Heard. Born Greenhithe, Kent. His mother applied for his 1914/15 Star Trio. Noted in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour.
HEARNE, Guillermo. Ramon. 1233. Lance Corporal 2KEH. Accidentally killed 10/10/1915. Born in Buenos Ayres, Argentina. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, France and photograph of headstone shown.
HEASMAN, George Harry. Private 2KEH. Transferred to 2KEH from 11th Hussars. Commissioned Royal Flying Corps 24/11/1914. Entered France May 1916. Killed in a flying accident whilst instructing a student in an Avro 504 aircraft (serial B3241) on 20/01/1918 with 85 Squadron at Pewsey, Wilthsire, England. He was an up and coming jockey pre-war and his father Henry Heasman was a race horse owner. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Born in East Grinstead on 26/08/1890 and buried in EAST GRINSTEAD (MOUNT NODDY) CEMETERY, Sussex, England. His brother Lieutenant Frederick James Heasman, Military Cross (3 June 1918) Mentioned in Despatches, Royal Artillery served in WW1 in the Ceylon Planters Rifles, Punjabi Regiment then Grenadier Guards died in service from meningitis in WW2 and is buried beside his brother.
HEATH, E. H. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. From Reserve Squadron in England and arrived in Merris, France 28/06/1915.
HELPMAN, Walter Gordon. 1029. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 2KEH 1/10/1915 then as a Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps later Captain 11th Battalion, Tank Corps. Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 25/01/1917. Address provided for 1914/15 Star Medal Trio as Orangeria Bay Government Plantation, Papua.
HENDERSON, Bertram H. 1793. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private, King's Liverpool Regiment (KLR) 85717. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to KLR.
HENDERSON, David Ebenezer. 1777. Serjeant 2KEH. Enlisted in London and was living in Blackrock, Dublin. Died 13/04/1917. Buried in St. Server Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland 31/08/1868 and married Florence Mary Jones in Kent in Oct 1903. Widow Florence emigrated to Western Australia with five children on 15/01/1921 and applied for his British War Medal and Victory Medal from an address in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. She lived to be 90.
HENDERSON, Donald. 1655. Private 2KEH. Entered France 14/07/1915. Transferred as Private Tank Corps 112151. Prior service in the Demareu Mounted Rifles stated in his Service Record and further research required. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps.
HENRY, Charles. 1193. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 4/04/1915. Transferred as Serjeant, Labour Corps 611865. Discharged 19/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
OWEN, Henry. 1578. Private 2KEH. Served from 29/07/1915 to 12/03/1917. Transferred as Private, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers GS/59071 then 24th Battalion, 13th Battalion and 9th Battalion between 12/10/1917 and 2/09/1918. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
HERBERT, Basil Chambers. 1246. Private 2KEH. Commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915.
HERBERT, Reginald. 1508. Shoeing Smith 2KEH. Shoeing Smith, 40567 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Second son of Thomas Herbert of Stilton, Peterborough. Brother to Private Charles Herbert (Private, 6071, 23rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, Australian Imperial Force from Cootamundra, New South Wales born 24/03/1887 and KIA 9/10/1917 at Passchendaele Ridge one year after enlisting, the same day as his older brother Reginald Herbert was KIA in the same action and buried in Aeroplane Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium and Albert Herbert (Born 01/09/1894 in Steeple Gidding, Huntingdonshire and KIA 26/04/1915 as Private 13092, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment at Aubers Ridge and buried at Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France). Born 26/12/1888 in Steeple Gidding, Huntingdonshire and educated at Denton and Stilton. Butcher in the UK and US. Enlisted 19/04/1915 and KIA at Passchendaele Ridge on 9/10/1917. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. All three Herbert brothers are commemorated in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour. Photo courtesy of De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour.
HERRIG, Alfred Eric Max. 2039. Private 2KEH. Enlisted in Croydon, London. Died in Curragh Military Hospital, Ireland on 11/07/1918 aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Herrig of 8 Langley Road, South Norwood, London. Widow Martha Helen F. Herrig. Name commemorated on the London - Estate Duty Office (Shepherd's Bush) War Memorial as AEM Herrig.
HEWETT, Henry Meyrick. 1474. Corporal. Enlisted at Hampton Court, London. Entered France 4/05/1915 and badly wounded when blown out of his trench during the Battle of Loos. Killed in Irish Rebellion 13/05/1916 aged 42. was in the list of soldiers mentioned in the War Office dispatch of 25th January, 1917, for distinguished service in connection with the war. With his companion, Corporal D'Alroy of the same regiment, Hewett performed magnificent services in clearing the neighbourhood of Thomas street, Cork Hill, Dame street, and South Gt. George's Street, Parliament street, and the lines of the quays, during Easter week. He was wounded five times in all, the final wound which killed him, having been sustained on the Thursday while he and his companion D'Alroy were engaged bombing a rebel barricade in North King street. They had just jumped over the military barricade in their rush when Hewett fell shot through the heart. On the previous Tuesday, Corporals Hewett and D'Alroy took a prominent part in the recapture of The Daily Express and Evening Mail Offices. Born in Barnet, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England in 1874. Left Plymouth aged 17 and served for two years with Rhodes Mounted Police though the Matabele War. Then he served with Plumer's Horse though out the Boer War being wounded once. He was a war correspondent in the East during the Russo-Japanese War. Buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland . Name commemorated on the 1916 Easter Rising Memorial Wall in Glasnevin Cemetery. Awarded Mentioned in Despatches and 1914/15 Star Trio. Son of Lieutenant General Edward Osborne Hewett C.M.G. (Royal Engineers) the first Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada. Brother George Osborne Hewett was a Lieutenant Commander on Royal Navy ship HMS Daring and another brother was believed to have commanded a Welsh Regiment. Photograph of memorial gravestone shown.
HICKEY, Nicholas. 846. Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 23/08/1916. Awarded Silver War Badge. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Died 15/09/1921.
HICKOX, Walter Edwin Cecil. 1041. Corporal. Entered France 15/05/1915. Commissioned Tank Corps 20/12/1917. Address provided for 1914/15 Star Trio Medals as Addiscombe, Surrey. Born 12/05/1887 in Clapham, Surrey, England and died Jun 1960 in Croydon, Surrey.
HIDE, George C. 1317. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 6/08/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
HILDER, Frank. 3/10/1864 – 23/4/1951. Lieutenant 13/02/1902; Captain 20/12/1902 and second in command of D Squadron, Essex Imperial Yeomanry. On formation of the Territorial Force on 1st April 1908 he was posted and promoted to Major and Officer in Command of the newly formed Essex Royal Horse Artillery. Later he served as a Major in the 2KEH before moving to command the 2/3rd South Midland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. His final appointment was as commander of the XXI Corps Ammunition dumps in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. In 1895 he married Evelyn Mary Wood, the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel G.W. Wood of Ingatestone. A stockbroker who having made his fortune by the 1930s set himself up to support various causes and pursuits. He and his wife were joint honorary secretaries of the Essex Branch of the National Service League which was founded in 1907. He also subsidised the publication of the monthly journal The Patriot. Later he was elected MP (Conservative) for the seat of South-East Essex (1918 – 1923). He was High Sheriff of Essex in 1935, a Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant of Essex. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration. Owned Huskards at Ingatestone which operated as a 55-bed VAD auxiliary hospital from September 1914 to January 1919, with Mrs Evelyn Hilder as the Commandant. In June 1908 he presented the "Hilder Jug" silver to Colonel Colvin and Officers to be used as a Best Troop challenge cup which was regularly awarded up to 1961 (Biographical information courtesy of Michael Wood).
HILL, Jeremiah Charles Holmes. 1140. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment 19/03/1916. DoW 2/05/1917 and buried in Duisans British Military Cemetery, Etrun, France. Born about 1894 in Brentwood, Essex, England. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio and claimed by his father, C. J. Hill of Maida Vale, West London.
HILL, John Dickson. 150. Private 2KEH. 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Enlisted White City, London. Entered France 4/05/1915. KIA 23/05/1915 at the Battle of Festubert. Born in Dalmeny, West Lothioan, Scotland on 25/07/1874 the son of John Hill of Carlourie. Name commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France and on family gravestone in Dalmeny Churchyard. He is noted in 'Veteran Volunteer: Memoir of the Trenches, Tanks and Captivity 1914 - 1918' by Frank Vans Agnew MC. John was entitled to a 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
HILL, Leonard Rowland. 1692. Private 2KEH. Entered France 15/07/1915. Transferred as Private 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 39944 then Private 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40568 then Private 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302778. Discharged 4/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
HILL, Sidney George. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from an Officer Cadet unit on 21/12/1916 (London Gazette 5/01/1917) later Lieutenant. Transferredas a Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles on disbandment of 2KEH in Aug 1917. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
HIME, John Robert Wilbroham. 72. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 29/09/1915, promoted to Lieutenant n the King's African Rifles. Requested 1914/15 Star Trio from Bank Farm, Nantwich, Cheshire, England.
HINES, Henry. 1673. Private 2KEH. Commissioned Royal West Kent Regiment 26/06/1917.
HINGSTON, Geoffrey. 1491. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned Somerset Light Infantry 29/01/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
HIRTZEL, Bernard Turner. 462. Serjeant. Enlisted at White City, London and entered France 4/05/1915. KIA 29/07/1915 aged 35. Born in Shillingford, Devon, England 2/09/1871 the son of George and Ellen Mary. Name commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial and www.devonhonour.org.uk. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
HOBDEN, Jubery. 1449. Private. Entered France 15/07/1915. Discharged 10/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio.
HODGSON, Ferdinand. R. 399. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Lieutenant 700th Motor Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps 10/1/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio and medals applied for c/o an address in Essex Street, The Strand, London.
HODGSON, Henry. 1475. Private. Entered France 5/05/11915. Discharged 6/09/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
HOGG, Theodore C. Mack T. Major 2KEH. From 13/11/1914 (Feb 1915 Army List). Retired Lieutenant Colonel Indian Army. Captain in 1896 in 38th King's Own Central India Horse.
HOLLAND, John. 872. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 22/05/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
HOLLAND, Michael James. Captain 2KEH. On probation as a Second Lieutenant 13/10/1914. Honorary Major, East Africa Political Department in 1916 with General Smuts. Awarded Military Cross for successful defence of the fort at M'Kalamain East Africa against a numerically superior German force. Active in the Home Guard in WW2. Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19. Born: 25/10/1870 and died 14/05/1956 at Lullings, Balcombe, West Sussex. Son of Rev Francis James Holland (1828-1907) and Mary Sibylla Lyall (1836-1891). Responsible for mapping copper deposits in Nyasaland, the Belgian Congo and Angola when acting as Private Secretary to the Governor of the Gold Coast in 1896-7. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Balcombe, Sussex, England.
HOLLIMAN, John Herbert. 1972. Private 2KEH. Entered Egypt 5/11/1914 with 2nd Company of London Yeomanry, 1964. Transferred as Private 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment 4266 then Private 2KEH 1972 then Private 7th Battalion, Tank Corps 112086. Entitled to 1914 Star trio.
HOLMES, Ernest D. 1637. Private. Entered France 30/07/1915. Commissioned 2nd London Regiment 4/09/1916 later Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from China Coast Officer's Guild, Hong Kong.
HOLMES, William. 1321. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Serjeant, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302858, Serjeant 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61304. Discharged 9/10/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
HOLMWOOD, Ernest Somers. 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.
HOMANN, Leslie Roy. 1406. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Section) as a gunner reported in the Chronicles of the NZEF 2/05/1915. 7th Battalion, Tank Corps as Acting Serjeant 69846. Born 7/04/1887 in Nelson, New Zealand and died 21/11/1963 in Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio.
HONIWELL, Edwin Carlton. 1696. Private 2KEH.Enlisted 22/06/1915. Entered France 2/01/1916. Transferred as Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61277 on 7/08/1917 then Private, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302828. Wounded 23/08/1918 with GunShot Wound to the knee, buttock and back. Discharged 23/02/1919. Born 8/02/1894 in Buckfastleigh, Devon, England and died Apr 1982 in Ealing, Greater London. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
HOOGTERP, Jan (John) Albert. 421. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion Royal East Kent Regiment 11/06/1916. Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and medals applied for c/o Air Ministry.
HOOK, Charles. 1176 Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Serjeant 61232, 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers and then Serjeant 302838, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
HORE, Joseph. 1564. Private 2KEH. Entered France 3/07/1915. Transferred as Private (Gunner) 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 112276. Died of meningitis 17/07/1918 aged 24. Son of Francis John and Martha of Argentine. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Portrait photograph in 2KEH courtesy of "Activities of the British Community in Argentina During the Great War 1914".
HORNE, Charles 781. Enlisted 9/09/1914, entered France 5/05/1915 and discharged due to illness 10/12/1915. Awarded Silver War Badge 81399. Served with Belgian Army in 1914. Applied for 1914 Star trio from South West London but was deemed ineligible for 1914 Star but was awarded British War and Victory Medal.
HOPE, William R. 1733. Private. Entered France 30/07/1915. Commissioned 3rd Battalion, Border Regiment 31/07/1917. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
HOPPER, George H. 2118. Private. KEH. Transferred to KEH as Private 2009. Discharged 7/06/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
HOWARD, Daniel. 1212. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 6/12/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
HOWARD, Frank M. 1440. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Discharged 6/08/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio but medals returned to stock under King's Regulations.
HUBBARD, Jesse. 1377. Serjeant, Enlisted 7/01/1915. Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61282 on 27/08/1917 then Serjeant, Tank Corps 302829 from 9/03/1918. Discharged 4/03/1919. Born in 1890 in Wortham, Suffolk, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
HUGHMAN, Harold R. Private 2KEH. Trial date of 18/01/1915 noted whilst stationed at Woodbridge.
HUNGERFORD, Mervyn Walter. 1362. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 4/01/1915 and entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Corporal 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61203 then Corporal 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302792. Discharged 1/03/1919. Was living in North Sydney, New South Wales Australia at time of enlistment and had served with Queensland Light Horse as a volunteer until 1911. Lived in Wyong, New South Wales, Australia post war. Service No N67890; enlisted 24/10/1939 in Newcastle; 20th Garrison Battalion; Lance Corporal; discharged 25/07/1942. Born 5/09/1890 in Moonbi near Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia and died 20/09/1966 in Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.
HUNT, Clarence Charles. 1544. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 1/05/1915. Transferred as Private, 60th Company, Royal Defense Corps 91327 on 11/08/1917 to allow him to return to his employer Major the Honourable A. C. Murray, DSO, Member of Parliament as his valet. WIA at Etaples 21/11/1915. Discharged 11/03/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 521026. Born in 1876 in Kensington, Middlesex, England and died 29/06/1939 in London, England. Prior service in the army noted as 2nd Battalion, and then illegible on his Service Record possibly with Major Murray. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.
HUNT, Harry Kingswell. 1148. Private 2KEH. Enlisted at Croydon, Surrey, entered France 4/05/1915 and KIA 23/05/1915 aged 32 at the Battle of Festubert. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Hunt of Bramley Hill, South Croydon; husband of Rhoda L. Hunt of West Croydon. Name commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star Medal trio.
HUNT, Phillip, Walter. 1559. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 9th Middlesex Regiment 1/10/1915 then transferred to the London Regiment. Lieutenant 19th Rifle Brigade. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Littlehampton, Sussex, England.
HUNT, Stanley Brookes. Private 2KEH. 1898-1955. Injured and went to Ireland to recover and noted that he was only one to come out of a hospital ward alive. Silver spoon engraved "Marksman Trooper S B Hunt 2KEH 1918" held by family. Information courtesy of the Wartime Memories Project.
HUNT, Walter Robert. Quarter Master and Captain later Major 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Mentioned in Despatches. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Wandsworth Common, South West London.
HURT, Arthur Wellesley. 1414. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private Tank Corps 112240. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and his British War Medal is held in a private collection 2016.
HUTCHINGS, Lionel Frederick. 1199. Private 2KEH. Then transferred as Private, 85724 in the 3rd Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment then as Private, 85724 in the 11th Tank Corps. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to the Tank Corps.