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. Prior service with the Cape Mounted Rifles in the Boer War. One of nine brothers who served in the Great War see details under Serjeant Herbert Micah Lahee, 669, 2KEH. Edward was entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LAHEE, Herbert Micah. 669. Serjeant 2KEH. Enlisted 26/08/1914 at White City and entered France 4/05/1915. Appointed Lance Corporal 22/07/1916, promoted to Corporal 26/02/1917 and Serjeant 13/06/1917. Transferred as a Serjeant Tank Corps 111992 on 7/08/1917. Appointed Warrant Officer Class 2 on 7/04/1918 and served as Regimental Quartermaster Serjeant. Discharged 21/05/1919. Born in 1888 and resided in Middlesex on enlistment. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. One of nine sons of Mrs. Lahee of Winchmore Hill, London who served in the Great War with Corporal Edward Sansome Lahee,1204 also serving with the 2KEH. The sons were Henry Lahee, Union Defence Forces, South Africa; Serjeant Herbert Micah Lahee, 669, 2KEH; Frank Lahee in France with Queen Victoria's Rifles; Terence Lahee in France with Queen Victoria's Rifles; Sidney Lahee in Malta with 3rd Royal Fusiliers (City of London); Roy Lahee, Royal Canadian Rifles in Bermuda; Arthur Lahee, Union Defence Force, South Africa; Corporal Edward Sansome Lahee, 1204, 2KEH and Percy Lahee, Royal Field Artillery. Five sons had emigrated to South Africa per-war. Two sons, Arthur and Terence were KIA.
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.
LANDON, John Robert. Sapper 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain, 15th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. KIA 3/09/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Born 27/04/1888 in Romford, Essex, England. His father Harcourt Palmer Landon from Brentwood, Essex claimed his 1914/15 Star trio. Civilian portrait shown courtesy of Ancestry.
LANDRY, Romes. 1536. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Discharged 16/06/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
LANGE, Pierre M. 1358. Private. 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. Born on 12/05/1885 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and was employed as a Planter before the war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Listed on British West Indies list in KEH Old Comrades Association article and photograph in St Mary's College yearbook shown.
LANGLOIS, Wilfred Seymour. 1371. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40578. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LANGSHAW, Frank. 1390. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 6/01/1915 and entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred to Labour Corps as Private 230752 and discharged 16/08/1917 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 260,009. Born in 1882 and resided post-war in Salford, Manchester. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Labour Corps.
LAROQUE, A. Louis Robert. 1382. Lance Corporal 2KEH. Entered France 1/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers 29/01/1916 later Captain. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LAW, Ernest. 1431. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Serjeant, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 300520. KIA 27/09/1918 and buried in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial, Haucourt, France. Born in Canton, Hong Kong, China in 1885. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps.
LAWRENCE, Dennis Herman. 1422. Lance Corporal 2KEH. Enlisted 1/03/1915 in Hamstead and entered France 5/05/1915. Twice WIA 25/08/1915 and 29/09/1918. Transferred as Private, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 112024. Born on 8/06/1892 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and his father was a doctor in Collins Street, Melbourne. Dennis died in Perth, Australia. Discharged 19/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps.
LAWRENCE, Frederick John. Major 2KEH then Machine Gun Corps, late Rhodesian Field Force. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia (Lieut., Rhod. F.F.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Capt., Rhodesian F.F.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.). Frederick John Lawrence served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Monmouthshire Militia, 1891-95. In the Boer War he was served a Lieutenant with the Rhodesian Field Force from 7/03/1900 to 29/06/1901, at which date he was promoted to Captain (Acting Press Censor) and served with the Press Censors Department in Capetown and East London until 20/09/1902. In the Great War he was appointed a Lieutenant in 2KEH on 10/08/1914, being promoted to Captain and entering the France/Flanders theatre of war on 4/05/1915. In his papers he states he received an eye injury from a shell explosion when in the trenches on 23/05/1915. Promoted to Major on 17/04/1917 as Second in Command, 2KEH, he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 4/08/1917, then HQ Staff, Cork, 1919. Born 13/02/1870 and educated at Cheltenham College 1885-88 and lived in Jersey post war, England. Medals sold with copied research details; clasps confirmed at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in December 2006.
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.
LEGGETT, Cecil. 195. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 4/04/1915. Transferred as a WO Class 2 Labour Corps 414290 then Warrant Officer Class 2, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LEWIS, Frederick Sydney James McKay. 1404. Private 2KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment 29/05/1917 later Lieutenant. Born 14/10/1896 in St Leonards, New South Wales and died 21/09/1983 in Seaford, Victoria, Australia. Served in WW2 with Australian Citizen Military Forces as Private, V357438 from 1939-48. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Civilian photograph courtesy of Ancestry.
LEWIS, William T. 1894. Acting Serjeant, 2KEH. Transferred as Acting Serjeant, Royal Engineers 238524 then Acting Serjeant, Royal Engineers WR/553458. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
LINDSAY, William K. 1451 Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private, Royal Engineers WR/215422 then Sapper, Royal Engineers 338724. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Hilton Village, Virginia, USA.
LINNEY, Edgar Walter. 1687. Private 2KEH. Entered France 14/10/1915. Commissioned 3rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 30/04/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Born 21/07/1889 in Lambeth, London and died 11/01/1950 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
LINSTEAD, Douglas Walter. 1151. Private 2KEH. 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.
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. No medal entitlement.
LLOYD, Henry. 1719. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private, Army Service Corps M Russia/47663. Re-enlisted Royal Army Service Corps 9/06/1919 as Private M/354264. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
LONG, Charles Ernest. Captain 2KEH. Prior service as a Second Lieutenant with the South African Irregular Forces became Second Lieutenant 2KEH Oct 1914, entered France 27/06/1915 and promoted Captain 24/01/1917. From Reserve Squadron in England and arrived in Merris, France 28/06/1915. Later Captain Royal Army Service Corps. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.
LONG, Vincent William. 197. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Serjeant, 1/4th then 1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 61297. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LONGHURST, . 2329. Serjeant. 2nd Troop, 2KEH. From burnt portion of 2nd Troop, 2KEH Nominal Roll.
LOOKER, Ernest John. 1698. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Lance Corporal, 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61224. Likely to have been born in 1890 in England and died in 1963 in South Africa. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
LOWE, John Worthington. 199. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 580504. Discharged 11/12/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LOXSTON, George Hugh. 1714. Private 2KEH. 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 and Victory Medals.
LUCAS, Algernon. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. 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.
LUCK, Albert Percy. 1619. Private 2KEH. Entered France 14/10/1915. Transferred to 1st/4th Northumberland Fusiliers as Private, 61275 then 11th Battalion, Tank Corps as Private, 302832. KIA 8/10/1918. Buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, France. Born in 1897 in Guilford, Surrey, the son of Henry and Sarah Jane Luck of Spring Grove, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LUDLOW, Edgar Robert. 1192. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as a Private 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61243 then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Born 30/12/1895 in St Eve, Cornwall, England and died 15/12/1941 in India. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Aske, Richmond, Yorkshire. Civilian photograph as a young boy shown courtesy of Ancestry.
LUDLOW, Frank. 1849. Acting Corporal 2KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, East Lancashire Regiment on 25/06/1918. Applied for British War and Victory Medals from Aske, Richmond, Yorkshire.
LUTTMAN, Henry Christian. 1278. Serjeant Major 2KEH. Enlisted 8/09/1914 and entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as a Warrant Officer Class 2, 15th Battalion, Tank Corps 111989. Discharged 21/02/1919. Prior service as Corporal, 5th Dragoon Guards. Born in 1865 and resided in Islington, London at enlistment. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps. Named in a photograph taken at Meaulte, December 1916.
LYNCH, William. 1532. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 16/04/1915 in Cork and entered France 5/07/1915. Transferred as Private 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 39912 then Private 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40579 then Private 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302808. Born in 1893 and resided in Cork, Ireland. Discharged 5/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LYNCH-STAUTON, Leonard Alfred. 1027. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 15/05/1915. Commissioned 2KEH 22/6/1915 then Acting Captain Tank Corps. Born on 6/09/1875 in Fareham, Hampshire. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. 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, Iraq. Leonard died in 1925 at the age of 50.
LYON, Harry. 817. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private Labour Corps 421711. Discharged 23/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Labour Corps.