2KEH 'L'


LAHEE, Edward Sansom. 1204. Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 2KEH 24/08/1917 later Lieutenant. Born Jan 1880 in Islington, London, Middlesex, England and died in 1949 in Cape Province, South Africa.

LAMBERT, William. 841. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 18th Battalion Highland Light Infantry 23/04/1916. KIA 2/06/1916. Son of William Lambert (late of Madras) and Henrietta Mary Lambert, of "The Limes," Haddenham, Bucks, England. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

LANDRY, Romes. 1536. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Discharged 16/06/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

LANGE, Pierre M. 1358. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Born on 12/05/1885 in Port of Spain, Trinidad  and was employed as a Planter before the war. Enlisted in the KEH as a Private 21/12/1914 and arrived in France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers 25/09/1917. Transferred as a Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion Brahmans.  Listed on British West Indies list in KEH Old Comrades Association article and photograph in St Mary's College yearbook shown.

LAROQUE, Louis Robert. 1382. Private. Commissioned Royal Engineers 29/01/1916 later Captain.

LAW, Edwin. 1431. Private.

LAWRENCE, David Herman. 112024. Lance Corporal. Transferred to 3rd Battalion later 11th Battalion Tank Corps 7/08/1917. Twice wounded 25/08/1915 and 29/09/1918. Discharged 19/02/1919. Born in 1893 in Hampstead, London, England. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

LAWRENCE, Frederick John. Major. Son of Frederic Lawrence Esq., of Cheltenham: born 13th Feb. 1870. Attended Cheltenham College from Sept. 1885 to July 1888 as a Day Boy. Served in South African War 1900-02 (two medals, two clasps). Lieutenant, Captain then Major, 2KEH; France 1915-17 (wounded); second in command, 2KEH, 1917-19; HQ Staff, Cork, 1919.

LAYLAND, Thomas Dawson. 1282. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 2nd/1st Dorset Yeomanry 2/02/1916. Born 14/02/1873 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England and died 21/06/1943 in Cumberland, Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada. 1914/15 Star Trio applied for from British Columbia, Canada.

LAYTON, Horace. 1291. Private. Enlisted 22/12/1914 and entered France 4/05/1915. Wounded and discharged 28/04/1916. Awarded Silver War Badge 71433. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

LEADER, Sidney. 1196. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Highlanders, Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Feltham, Middlesex.

LEANE, Arthur B. 696. Lance Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 173rd Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers 22/09/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Possibly Trooper Arthur Bryant Leane, 14 who saw service in Boer War with District Mounted Troop Sir Lowry's Pass.

LEWIS, Frederick Sydney James. 1404. Private. Commissioned 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment 29/05/1917.

LINNEY, Edgar Walter. 1687. Private. Commissioned East Surrey Regiment 30/04/1918.

LINSTEAD, Douglas Walter. 1151. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 3rd Company, 12th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 12/03/1916. KIA 6/05/1916 aged 24. Son of the late Walter and Elizabeth Linstead. Born at Hammersmith, London, England. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Belgium. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio and medals applied from by mother Mrs E. Anderson from Prahran, Melbourne, Australia.

LIVINGSTONE, Robert Duncan. 1936. Private 2KEH. Attached 1st/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, 61201. Worked at Stewart & Lloyd, Clyde Tubeworks and for Agar, Cross & Co. in London and Buenos Aires before joining Harrods in 1914. Came to Buenos Aires in 1910. Born in Rothesay, 20 July 1887 the only son of the late Duncan and Sarah Livingstone (née McFarlane). Educated at Rothesay. Came from Buenos Aires to enlist. Member of the Tigre Boat Club. Missing Estaires 10/04/1918 presumed KIA. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Portrait photograph shown.

LONG, Vincent William. 197. Serjeant. Serjeant 1/4th then 1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 61297

LLOYD, Alfred Mostyn. 1289. Private. Enlisted 22/12/1914 and discharged 28/04/1916 due to sickness and awarded Silver War Badge 65158. Did not serve overseas.

LONG, Charles Ernest. Captain. Prior service as a Second Lieutenant with the South African Irregular Forces became Second Lieutenant 2KEH Oct 1914. From Reserve Squadron in England and arrived in Merris, France 28/06/1915. Later Captain Royal Army Service Corps

LOXSTON, George Hugh. 1714. Enlisted 10/07/1915 at Hampton Court, London, England. Entered France 29/06/1916. Private Tank Corps 112126 on 7/08/1917 and Acting Company Quarter Master Serjeant 24/02/1919. Discharged 30/05/1919. From Kensington, London and born in 1892. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

LUCAS, Algernon. Second Lieutenant. Falsely executed during Easter Rising 29/04/1916. Born 1879 in Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England. Died in service 29 Apr 1916 (aged 36–37). Son of Thomas Sloper Lucas and Mary (Clemments) Lucas of Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire. Brother of Arthur Lucas, Richard Lucas, Margaret Lucas, and Maud Lucas. Christened 28 December 1879 at Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire. He was a graduate of Selwyn College, University of Cambridge (1908). He subsequently went to Montreal, Quebec where he established a school and began a career in teaching. With the start of the First World War, he returned to Britain and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 2KEH. Recovering from wounds in Dublin, Lieutenant Lucas was executed on a false charge of being a spy and without trial at the Guinness Brewery by Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) Robert Flood of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. It is alleged that CQMS Flood mistook him as a participant in the Easter Rising supposedly because of his American-sounding accent. Executed along with Lucas was the Guinness Brewery's night clerk, the equally innocent William John Rice, who had accompanied him to Flood's position. When neither Lucas nor Rice returned to their position, Lieutenant Basil Worsley-Worswick and Cecil Eustace Dockeray (a friend of Rice and fellow Guinness employee) went to investigate and Flood then ordered their execution as well. The murderous sergeant was finally disarmed by a certain Captain Mariott. Astonishingly, Flood was acquitted of the four murders at his court-martial. Yet more surprisingly, he was later awarded the Good Conduct and Long Service Medal. The following year, he was killed in action in Salonika (now known as Thessalonika) in Greece. Lieutenant A. Lucas, Lieutenant B. Worswick, Mr W. J. Rice, and Mr C.E. Dockeray: requiescat in peace. Algernon Lucas was a recipient of the 1915 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medal. Buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland.  Side profile photograph shown.

LYNCH-STAUTON, Leonard Alfred. 1027. Serjeant. Entered France 15/05/1915. Commissioned 2KEH 22/6/1915 then Acting Captain Tank Corps. Born on 6/09/1875 in Fareham, Hampshire. He had three brothers and two sisters. His brother Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Kirkpatrick Lynch-Staunton DSO and Bar, Mentioned in Despatches five times, 220th Brigade HQ, Royal Field Artillery was born on 9/04/1880 in London and DoW 7/11/1918 in Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq. Leonard died in 1925 at the age of 50.