2KEH 'L-ME'


LAHEE, Edward Sansom. 1204. Corporal. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 2KEH 24/08/1917 later Lieutenant.

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, Romeo. 1536. Private. Discharged 16/06/1916.

LANGE, Pierre M. 1358. Private. See KEH Nominal Roll.

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 D. 1282. Private. Commissioned 2nd/1st Dorset Yeomanry 2/02/1916

LAYTON, Horace. 1291. Private. Discharged 28/04/1916

LEADER, Sidney. 1196. Private. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Highlanders, Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers.

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 W. 1151. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 12th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 12/03/1916.

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.

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 A. 1027. Serjeant. Commissioned 2KEH 22/6/1915 Acting Captain Tank Corps

MACKEY, William Graham. 277. Lance Corporal. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 23/08/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65154. Did not serve overseas.

MAIR, George H. 961. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Welsh Fusiliers 5/07/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

MAISONVILLE, Oliver Francis. 1057. Serjeant. Commissioned Canadian Forces 17/09/1916.

MALCOLM, Henry Alexander Drummond. 260. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery 5/01/1916. Served with "Z' 33rd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) and DoW 17/02/1917 aged 29 years. Buried at HEM FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, HEM-MONACU, France. Born 15/08/1888 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland the son of Henry Alexander and Blanche Evelyn Malcolm, of Chestnut Bungalow, Dane Road, Margate. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Portrait photograph in uniform of the RHA available. Medals applied for by his mother Mrs. B. E. Malcolm on behalf of her two late sons from an address in Windsor Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate, England on 1/09/1919. Brother Temporary Captain John Evelyn Malcolm 271st Railway Company, Royal Monmouthshire Engineers formerly Private 107241 Canadian Mounted Rifles having enlisted whilst living in Canada. Died on Active Service 19/02/1919 aged 26. Born 12/11/1892 also in Dundee. Buried at TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Belgium. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Portrait photograph in the uniform of the Canadian Mounted Rifles available. The headstones of both sons bear the same inscription "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM". 

MANSFIELD, Wilifred Stephen. Second Lieutenant. Arrived Merris, France 28/06/1915 from Reserve Cavalry Regiment in England. Later a Major in a Hussars Regiment.

MARKEY, Patrick C. A. 1760. Private. Entered France 2/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Second Lieutenant Royal Irish Fusiliers. Discharged 6/03/1919.

MARLOWE, John E. 991. Staff Serjeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 2). Enlisted 1/09/1914. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 6/03/1916 due to sickness and awarded Silver War Badge 86327. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Born in King's Langley, Hertfordshire, England in 1896. Prior service with 'G' Battery Royal Horse Artillery enlisted 27/03/1893, Johannesburg Police and Scottish Horse. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Belfast and Orange Free State clasps and King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 clasp and Natal Rebellion 1906 Medal.

MARTIN, Henry Frederick George. 1164. Private. Entered France 6/05/1915.  KIA 24/05/1915 aged 26. Buried in the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy. Born at Bethnal Green, London. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. 

MATHIESON, George R. 261. Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders 5/08/1918 later Lieutenant. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Applied for medals c/o Barrow Hedges School, Carshalton, Surrey, England where it is likely he was employed.
MATTHEWS. Donald M. 1238 Private. Commissioned Royal Naval Air Service 25/09/1917.

MAUL, Richard S. 1124. Private. Commissioned 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 5/03/1916.

MAULSBURY, John Roderick. 1748. Private. Commissioned 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 29/05/1917.

MAY,  Laurence S.1385. Private. Commissioned 8th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment 24/09/1918.

MAY, Percival Frederick W. 1186. Private P.  F. W. May, 2KEH, attached Canadian Mounted Brigade awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (1186 Pte. P. F. W. May. 2/K. Edw: H.); 1914-15 Star (1186 Pte. P. F. W. May. K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (1186 Pte. P. F. W. May. K. Edw. H.) DCM. London Gazette 14/01/1916; citation 11/03/1916: Private P. F. W. May, late 2KEH. ‘For consistent good work, notably when rendering first aid to wounded under fire.’ M.I.D. London Gazette 27/01/1916. Percival Frederick W. May served with 2KEH in France and Flanders from 4/05/1915 until discharged 22/12/1916 due to wounds received. Entitled to Silver War Badge. Sold with copied gazette entries and Medal Index Card at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK July 2016 with photograph of his medals shown.

MAYBANK, John Gunter. 1315. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Light Infantry 19/03/1916. KIA 15/09/1916. Son of John Dudney Maybank. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, France.

McCONNOL, . Private 2KEH.

McCORMICK, James V. 289. Private. Enlisted 25/08/1914, entered France 2/07/1915 and discharged 25/05/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 19190 and entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

McCORRY, Edward M. 1021. Private. Discharged 25/11/1916.

MACDONALD, Ritchie. 2019. Private 2KEH. Injured in fall from horse in training in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1916. From Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Born 8/09/1895 in Scotland and died 14/03/1987 in Auckland, New Zealand. Was a politician of the Labour Party. Would have been one of the last 2KEH to have passed away. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McDOUALL, Philip H. 959. Lance Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 185th Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers 29/01/1916. Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 7/07/1919). Born in 1884. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for from Alphington, Exeter.

McISAAC, Donald. 2282. Private 1st Lovat Scouts Yeomanry 2835. Entered Gallipoli 26/09/1915. 4th Royal Reserve Dragoons 125189, 2KEH. Discharged 6/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

McNAMA, Joseph. 617. Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps 15/12/1915 later Lieutenant. Mentioned in Despatches published London Gazette 29/05/1915 as Temporary Second Lieutenant. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for them from a South West London address.

McPHEE, Hugh. 490. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 19/02/1918. Born in 1874 and pension record from Fazakerley Sanatorium Liverpool. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

MEIKLEJON, Robert Wright. 1239. Private 2KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 18th Hussars 17/04/1917. Mentioned in Despatches Mar 1917 for action on the Somme although Medal Index Card noted that he entered France 7/02/1918. Early service in theatre of war supported by his award of 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Medal Index Card notes that in 1943 (from a Naval base in Florida, USA) he applied for 1914 Star citing service with Lord Strathconas Horse and Royal Canadian Dragoons which were deemed ineligible units. Born 01/09/1879 in Lasswade, Edinburgh, Scotland, served as a Midshipman in the Royal Navy in 1898 and died Jun 1969 in Volusia, Florida, USA.