MacCONNAL, Connell. 662. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private, Royal Army Service Corps (RAMC) M/40308. Discharged 18/06/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to RAMC.
MACKEY, William Graham. 277. Lance Corporal 2KEH. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 23/08/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65154. Did not serve overseas.
MACKENZIE, Thomas Henry. 614. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Serjeant Machine Gun Corps. Discharged 25/12/1917. Awarded Silver War Badge 395,613. Born in 1888 and resided in Johannesburg, South Africa post-war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Machine Gun Corps.
MacQUEEN, John Norman Rees. 1891. Serjeant 2KEH. Born 05/02/1883 in Edinburgh. No medal entitlement shown on Medal Index Card.
MAIR, George H. 961. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Welsh Fusiliers 5/07/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
MAISONVILLE, Oliver Francis. 1057. Serjeant 2KEH. Enlisted 22/09/1914 at Langley Park, Slough. Entered France 5/05/1915. Gun shot wound scalp 11/08/1915 required treatment at a hospital in Rouen, France. Commissioned into the Canadian Forces 17/09/1916 as Lieutenant, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, Borden Battery, 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade. Born 15/10/1879 in Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada and died 16/03/1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Served with the Legion of Frontiersman. Applied for medals from an address in British Columbia, Canada.
MALCOLM, Henry Alexander Drummond. 260. Private 2KEH. 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".
MANNING, Norman. 1722. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 18/07/1915 and entered France 28/10/1915. Transferred as Private 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61193 then Private 11th Battalion, Tanks Corps 302798. Admitted to hospital in Etaples, France due to being gassed 27/04/1918. Posted as KIA but was taken Prisoner of War 25/09/1918 until repatriated 9/12/1918. Discharged 5/03/1919. Born in 1896 and resided in Brixton, London. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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.
MARRION, James Lyon. 1914. Sapper 2KEH. Sapper 221581, 3rd Army Wireless Company, Royal Engineers.Enlisted 2KEH 4/12/1915 and entered France 15/04/1917. KIA 14/05/1917. Resided at Coleshill, Warwickshire. Prior service in the North of Ireland Yeomanry and released by purchase in 1904. Born on 6/01/1885 and married 15/03/1915. Son of William and Ellen Marrian; Husband of Henrietta Marrian, of Handsworth, Birmingham. Buried in Honourable Artillery Company Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, Pas de Calais, France. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland.
MARTIN, Henry Frederick George. 1164. Private 2KEH. 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.
MARSHALL, Tom. 1332. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 28/12/1914. Transferred as Private, 22982 Machine Gun Corps. Discharged 12/09/1917 due to wounds. Born in 1885 and resided in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Awarded Silver War Badge 260,897. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MATHIESON, George R. 261. Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders on 5/08/1918 later promoted to 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.
MATHIESON, John David. 1557. Private 2KEH. Entered France 15/07/1915. Transferred as Acting Quartermaster Serjeant 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 29887 then 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40581 then Private 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302809. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MATTHEWS. Donald M. 1238 Private. Commissioned Royal Naval Air Service 25/09/1917.
MAUL, Richard Selby Lowndes. 1124. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 5/03/1916 later Lieutenant. Posted as missing in action 30/07/1916 presumed dead which was sadly confirmed. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and claimed by his father, Major Henry Compton Maul of Horley House near Banbury, Oxfordshire. Born in October 1886 in Healey, Oxfordshire. Richard's brother was Temporary Captain Gerald Broughton Maul, 8th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Pre-war photograph shown.
MAULSBURY, John Roderick. 1748. Private 2KEH. Commissioned 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 29/05/1917.
MAY, Laurence S. 1385. Private 2KEH. Commissioned 8th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment 24/09/1918. Applied for British War and Victory Medals from Pine Lake, Alberta, Canada in 1939.
MAY, Percival Frederick W. 1186. Private2KEH. Discharged 22/12/1915 due to wounds. A Great War Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) group of four awarded to Private P. F. W. May, 2KEH, attached Canadian Mounted Brigade. 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 January 1916; citation 11 March 1916: Private P. F. W. May, late 2KEH (attached Canadian Mounted Brigade). ‘For consistent good work, notably when rendering first aid to wounded under fire.’ M.I.D. London Gazette 27 January 1916. Percival Frederick W. May served with 2KEH in France and Flanders from 4/05/1915 and enlisted 17/11/1914. Awarded Silver War Badge 84684 for wounds. Born 11/04/1888 in Reading, Berkshire, England and died 19/02/1972 in Colchester, Essex. Medals sold with copied gazette entries and Medal Index Card at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in July 2016 with photograph of his medals shown.
MAYBANK, John Gunter. 1315. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Light Infantry 19/03/1916. KIA 15/09/1916 at Arras, Pas De Calais, France. Born 4/08/1889 in Richmond, Surrey, England the son of John Dudney Maybank. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, France. Mother Mrs. Broad applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Peacehaven, Sussex.
McALPINE, George Rodney. 747. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 25/08/1914 at White City, London and entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Lance Corporal, 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 39842 then Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers then Lance Corporal, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302810. Discharged 1/03/1919. Born in 1874 and resided at North Sheen, London. Prior service as a Trooper, 1420, 'A' Squadron, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles in the Boer War arriving 17/04/1901, promoted to Corporal 15/03/1902 and returned to Australia 3/06/1902. Awarded Queen's South Africa and King's South Africa medals. Boer War service with an Australian unit suggests he grew up in Australia or was born in Australia. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
McCONNOL, . Private 2KEH.
McCORMICK, James V. 289. Private 2KEH. 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 Montague. 1021. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 14/09/1914 and entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 25/11/1916 due to sickness. Awarded 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and Silver War Badge 86,329 which was lost and a duplicate issued in 1920.
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 Hastings. 959. Lance Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 185th Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers 29/01/1916 later Lieutenant. Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 7/07/1919). Born on 29/08/1884 in Ammaroo, New Zealand and died in Alphington, Exeter, England on 17/04/1978. Attended Waitaki High School, educated with a Bachelor of Engineering and serving KEH December 1914. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for from Alphington, Exeter.
McGLASHIN Colin Lewis. 1446 Private. Private 20th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 61208
McISAAC, Donald. 2282. Private 1st Lovat Scouts Yeomanry 2835. Entered Gallipoli 26/09/1915. Transferred to the 4th Royal Reserve Dragoons 125189 then 2KEH. Discharged 6/02/1919. Born in 1895 and resided in Lennie Brae Corstorphine, Scotland. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
McNAMA, Joseph. 617. Corporal 2KEH. 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 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 19/02/1918. Born in 1874 and pension record from Fazakerley Sanatorium Liverpool notes that he died 20/11/1921. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
McROBB, David Campbell. 1769. Private 2KEH. Entered France 30/09/1915. Transferred as a Corporal, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (NF) 61263. Awarded the Military Medal (London Gazette 16/07/1918. WAs a Police Officer with the London Metropolitan Police from 1909-13. Born on 13/10/1888 in Nigg, Aberdeen and died there on 26/07/1965. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio with Star named to 2KEH and British War and Victory Medals to NF.
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.
MERCER, Frederick Ernest. 1618. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 17/05/1915 at Hampton Court, London and entered France 15/07/1915. Transferred as Corporal 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61192 then Corporal 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302783. Discharged 14/03/1919. Born 1893 in Orpington, Kent. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MILES, Henry Frederick. 1378 Private 2KEH. Enlisted 9/01/1915 and entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 18/05/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 7456 and 1914/15 Star trio.
MILES, Horace. 1062. Corporal 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 4/08/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and applied for from Wells, Norfolk, England then Moon River, Natal, South Africa in 1920.
MILLER, Arthur G. P. 1604. Private 2KEH (Special Reserve) in 1912 and commissioned in 03/1914 in the 5th Cavalry Reserve (Royal Scots Greys and 1st Royal Dragoons). Transferred to No. 3 Squadron, Private Royal Flying Corps 103243 in 11/1914. Recruited for the RFC from South Africa. Became a Major and awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Order of the British Empire. BWM and Victory medals named RFC.
MILLER, Timothy. 1641. Private 2KEH. Transferred from 2KEH to KEH as Private 2121. Arrived in France 15/07/1915 and discharged 14/05/1919.
MILLER, Wallace. 1421. Corporal 2KEH. Entered France 30/07/1915. Transferred as Corporal, 302871 in the 11th Battalion, Tanks Corps then transferred as Corporal, 61237 in the 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Tank Corps. Possibly brother of Lance Corporal Walter Edgar Miller, 1137.
MILLER, Walter Edgar. 1137. Lance Corporal 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Acting Serjeant, 302870 11th Tank Corps , Acting Serjeant, 61171 in the 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Possibly brother of Corporal Wallace Miller, 1421.
MILNER, Robert H. 1154. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned Yorkshire Dragoons 15/08/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio and applied for medals from an address in Mile End, Adelaide, South Australia.
MITCHELL, Jack Fraser. 1338. Australian who had seen service in the 2nd Boer War under his birth name as Private Joseph Norman Greer, 83 with the Fourth Queensland Imperial Bushmen. He enlisted as Private Jack Fraser Mitchell 1338 in the 2nd King Edward's Horse in London on 24/12/1914 aged 35 and deployed to Bolougne on 5/05/1915 having sailed on HMTS Onward from Folkestone. He fought dismounted at Festubert, Givenchy and Ploegsteert Wood and then transferred to the 93rd Company of the Machine Gun Corps (MGC) 7/02/1916. He saw action at the Battle of the Somme supporting the 93rd Brigade attack on Serre and was awarded the Military Medal in this action. This was the same action in which my grandfather Serjeant Charles Herbert Moss, 18th Lord Durham Pals Battalion, Durham Light Infantry fought as part of 93rd Brigade, 31st Division. Jack was gassed in 1917, transferred to the Labour Corps, 447031 and discharged 29/08/1919 medically unfit and returned to Australia in 1919. He died from bronchial pneumonia on 15/12/1933 as a complication of being gassed. He was awarded the Queen's South Africa (QSA) medal with four bars (South Africa 1902, Cape Colony, Transvaal and Orange Free State), the Military Medal, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal, all medals except his original QSA are held by the family. In 2022, his grandson Ray Mitchell arranged through the Office of Australian War Graves for his grave to have a new headstone surmounted with the 2KEH badge. This is the only KEH or 2KEH serviceman's grave marked in this manner in Australia. Accompanying photographs are of Jack in MGC uniform from November 1916, his new 2KEH headstone plus his medals (Photographs and biographical information courtesy of his grandson and my friend Ray Mitchell).
MONCK-MASON, Adrian. 1052. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Reserve Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery 24/06/1915 later Lieutenant. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MONK, Albert Victor. Lieutenant 2KEH. Entered France 5/11/1914. Promoted to Lieutenant from 24/01/1917 and promoted to Captain 6/05/1917. Awarded Military Cross. Transferred to 'A' Company, 3rd Battalion, Tank Corps and promoted to Major. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and applied for from Shanghai.
MONTGOMERY, Albert Victor. 787. Second Lieutenant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 2KEH 10/12/1916 later Lieutenant 4th Battalion, King's African Rifles (KAR). Supplement to the London Gazette 30375 10/11/17 states:- Second Lieutenant. A.V. Montgomery, KEH to be temporary Lieutenant for service with KAR 29/08/1917. Supplement to the London Gazette 30842 14/8/18 states:- 2KEH. The undermentioned Second Lieutenant to be Lieutenant: - 21/06/1918. A.V. Montgomery. Supplement to London Gazette 3/06/1919 Mentioned in Despatches KEH (was 2KEH) attached to 4th Battalion KAR. Supplement to the London Gazette 31853 7/4/20 states:- 2KEH. - Lieutenant A. V. Montgomery resigns his communication, 8/04/1920, and retains the rank of Lieutenant. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio and applied for medals and Emblems from an address in Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Prior service as served in South Africa as 15487 Trooper Albert Victor Montgomery 75th (Sharpshooters) Company, 18th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry and South African Constabulary. Born in 1882 at the Victoria Rooms, Clifton, Bristol and died 21/08/1967 on Norfolk Island. Brother Major Gilbert Montgomery born 25/04/1885 in Victoria Rooms, Clifton, Bristol and died Sep 1982 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England. Major Gilbert Montgomery served in Nebbi, Uganda with 17th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) and was wounded whilst serving in East Africa. Entered France 9/07/1916. “From Inns of Court O.T.C., to be temp. 2nd Lt.: —2 June 1916. Gilbert Montgomery, Kings Royal Rifle Corps (see London Gazette (LG) Issue 29617 – 4th Supplement to LG of 6/06/1916). K.R.R.C.— Maj. Gilbert Montgomery, late Service Battalion, to be Major, 1st July 1921, with seniority 17/11/1919 (see LG Issue 32552 - Supplement to LG of 16/2/21). Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal and awarded Emblem as was Mentioned in Despatches 6/05/1918. Portrait photograph shown of Victor and Gilbert Montgomery with Victor in the uniform of the 2KEH with medal bar for QSA and KSA (Courtesy of Flo Montgomery, Ancestry).
MOON, Winfield A. 1347. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 6th Battalion East Kent Regiment 30/04/1916. Later Lieutenant then Major Machine Gun Corps. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Ilford, Essex.
MOORE, Ernest G. 233. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 14/09/1916 and awarded Silver War Badge. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
MOORE, Frederick. E. 840. Private 2KEH. Transferred to KEH then Private 2123. Entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 28/03/1919.
MOREWOOD, Edward E. 205. Private. Enlisted in London. Died in service at St. Bartholomew Hospital, London. 18/10/1914. Buried in WILLESDEN OLD CEMETERY, United Kingdom. Born in London. Not entitled to WW1 Medals as did not serve overseas theatre of war.
MORGAN, Charles. 273. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. In field court trial 4/08/1917. Transferred as Private, 2nd/9th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (KLR) 85735. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio with British War and Victory medals named to KLR.
MORGAN. James. 1681. Corporal 2KEH. Transferred as Corporal 2nd/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 40121 then Corporal 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302863. Discharged 20/08/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MORRIS, Albert Edgar. 2305 Sapper. Listed on Absentee Voters List 1918 as with the 2KEH Reserve Regiment. Lived in Duddeston, Birmingham, England.
MORRIS, Dan. 1047. Warrant Officer Class 2 as a Squadron Serjeant Major 2KEH. Entered France 15/05/1915. Commissioned 1st Reserve Regiment of Lancers 22/02/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MORRIS, Eyre Percival. Second Lieutenant (Pilot) E. P. Morris, No. 8 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and East Kent Regiment, formerly 2nd King Edward’s Horse. Born in Valparaiso, Chile 28/10/1893. Eyre Percival Morris was killed in action on 1 May 1917 whilst flying a BE2e over Wancourt on an artillery observation patrol. His plane received a direct hit from a shell killing both him and his Observer (Lieutenant V. R. Pfrimmer). They are both buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, France. The following is an un-sourced quote, stated to have been made by his C.O. ‘Percy’s loss was a severe blow to the squadron. We truly believe he was destined to be one of our top aces and expected him to be awarded the Military Cross for his exploits.’ The following biographical detail is taken from the South Pacific Mail, which includes photographs of both recipients, who were residing in Chile on the outbreak of the Great War: Percival Eyre Morris: ‘Left for England in November 1914, and enlisted in the 2nd King Edward’s Horse. In May 1915, Percy Morris went to France with the 2nd KEH., remaining on active service for 16 months and obtaining his commission as Second Lieutenant in the East Kent Regiment to which he was transferred early in 1916. On his return to England in September 1916, he joined the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and three months later went to France again as a pilot. He was then the youngest aviator to gain the pilot certificate, being only 23 years of age. On May 1st, 1917, he was killed in action after bringing down 5 enemy machines. Lieutenant Morris took part in the following engagements: Festubert, Givenchy, Messines, Vierstraate and Ploegsteert...’. 1914-15 Star (1253 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.); together with memorial plaque (Eyre Percival Morris); illuminated memorial scroll; and a fine quality portrait miniature of recipient in RFC uniform, painted on ivory, in oval arts and crafts style copper frame, signed ‘O.H. 1918’ sold at auction Dix Noonan Webb, UK June 2002. Commemorated on the headstone memorial of his father in Milton Cemetery Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset. Photograph shown of him as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Brother of Henry Hugh Morris, 2KEH as per below.
MORRIS, Hugh Henry. 1306. Second Lieutenant Henry Hugh Morris, East Kent Regiment, formerly 2nd King Edward’s Horse, invalided out of the army in March 1916 suffering from severe shell shock. Henry was born on 4/01/1889 in Carcovillos, Portugal and died on 28/01/1932 in Brentford, Middlesex, England. He left Chile with his younger brother Percy in November 1914, to join the forces and enlisted in King Edward’s Horse. After training in England he was sent to France where he served in the trenches with the 2nd K.E.H. for over a year. He then trained for a commission and was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the East Kent Regiment. In March 1916, he was reported to be dangerously ill at Calais suffering from shell shock. He was invalided to England for treatment but has never recovered his normal health being partly paralysed with loss of speech. Awarded Silver War Badge 290,893 on 13/02/1918. 1914-15 Star (1306 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.) sold at auction Dix Noonan Webb, UK June 2002 with the medals of his late brother Eyre Percival Morris (above). Photograph shown as a Second Lieutenant Royal East Kent Regiment in 1916.
MORRIS, ?. Serjeant. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
MORRIS James (Jim). 1710. Private. Entered France 14/10/1915. Private 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61312 then Private 'C' Company, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302834. KIA 28/09/1918. Son of George and Pamela Morris, of Lewisham, London and born in Oxford in 1894. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, France. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry at Festubert in 1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Younger brother Lawrence Morris, 1709 was also was a Private in 2KEH and was also transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers and then the Tank Corps. The Morris brothers were working at a butchers in Streatham when they enlisted in 1915 to clear dead horses from the battlefield. A number of letters from the brothers to their parents, along with James Morris’ medal group and memorial plaque, cap badges, sweetheart brooches and photographs of the brothers were showcased in the ‘Warhorse to Horsepower’ exhibition, which opened in April 2014 at the Tank Museum, Bovington. Accompanying photographs courtesy of the Tank Museum.
MORRIS, Joseph. Private 2KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade and promoted to Temporary Major in the Machine Gun Corps then Lieutenant Colonel. Arrived in France 29/07/1915. Awarded Distinguished Service Order. From Bulawayo, South Africa.
MORRIS, Lawrence Henry. 1709. Private 2KEH. Entered France 14/10/1915. Private 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61310 then Private 'C' Company, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302833. Born in 1894. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Brother of Private James Morris, 1710.
MORRIS, Walter J. 1776. Private. Entered France 30/09/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918.
MORRIS, William. 1506. Private 2KEH. Private 61273, 1/4th & 5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Arrived in Liverpool on 11/05/1915 from Argentina on the SS Demerara as an Anglo-Argentine Railwayman volunteer. Disembarked for France 15/07/1915. Awarded Military Medal for the third battle of Ypres (31/07 – 10/11/1917). Private 302840, 11th Battalion Tank Corps then likely to have transferred to the 12th Battalion Tanks Corps (Rhine Army of Occupation). Discharged 3/09/1919. Details and photograph of medal group courtesy of Owen Dobson who owns the British War Medal which is named to 1506 W. Morris K.Ed.H and unraveled his service and civilian details. The British War Medal is the only medal of the representative group named to Morris.
MORRISH, Cyril George. 1770. Private, Second Lieutenant Herefordshire Regiment attached
MORTLOCK, Ernest. 847. Acting Serjeant. Enlisted 25/08/1914, entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 11/10/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 28212. Born 1851 and was 67 when he applied for Silver War Badge in 1918. The Regimental War Diary notes “No. 847 L Sgt E. Mortlock left for England under War Office authority as being too old (61 years of age) to withstand the strenuous duties expected of a Cavalry NCO”. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
MORTON, John. 1688. Private. Entered France 30/07/1915. Commissioned Royal Engineers 22/09/1917 later Lieutenant. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Possible Mention in Despatches from MIC.
MORTON, John Henry. 1259. Private 2KEH. Private Labour Corps 230747. Henry Joseph Morton of Eastham, Cheshire also known as John Henry Morton (same Regimental numbers). Prior service as 9339 Private, 1st Wilts Yeomanry (discharged 1901 time expired). Enlisted 2KEH: 15/12/1914 at Hampton Court, London. Occupation: self-employed Rancher. Disembarked Boulogne, 4/05/1915. 6/10/1915 – Reported Sick in the field and admitted to General Hospital at Etaples with chronic bronchitis. 13/10/1915 arrived England. 17/12/1915 discharged from City of London War Hospital Epsom. 5/07/1916 admitted to Military Hospital, Kilkenny, Ireland. Transferred 1/07/1917 to Labour Corps (230747 Private): 662nd Home Service Employment Company. Discharged 2/02/1919 at Nottingham, aged 52 to Army Z Reserve. Born circa 1867 with home address Bournemouth. 1914/15 Star sold on eBay Sep 2020.
MOSS, John Albert. 242. Private. Enlisted 25/08/1914 aged 39 and entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 9/10/1917 and awarded Silver War Badge 133,372 which was reported as lost in Jan 1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for from an address in Alma Road, Windsor, London. Portrait photograph shown of Private Moss wearing Other Ranks Service Dress uniform of the 2KEH circa 1915-1917 (Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 124478).
MOSS, Sydney. 1638. Private. Entered France 15/07/1915. Commissioned Middlesex Regiment 29/01/1918 later Lieutenant. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Dering Road, South Croydon, Surrey, England.
MOUTRAY-READ, Hugh Arthur. Private 2KEH. Noted as being at camp with 2KEH at Melton Hutments near Woodbridge, Suffolk. Born 15/03/1876 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England one of six children (three boys and three girls) born to Colonel John Moutray Read and Edith Isabelle Read. Lived in Auckland, New Zealand and worked as reporter. Married Florence Jane Islip in 1904 in Lambeth, London. Served in Boer War arriving in South Africa 20/01/1900 on the SS 'Waiwera' as a Private, 529, 1st Company, New Zealand Mounted Rifles (NZMR), 2nd Contingent. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps Johannesburg, Cape Colony and Orange Free State (with correspondence on entitlement to Diamond Hill clasp) and King's South Africa medal with South Africa 1901-02 clasp. Discharged from NZMR 20/06/1900 and then served as a Private with the with South African (Transvaal) Constabulary after discharge from 2nd Contingent. Living in Folkestone, England in 1906 and died in 1939. His brother Captain Anketell Moutray-Read VC (1884–1915) was born on 27/10/1884 and was commissioned in the Gloucestershire Regiment in November 1903 and served in India until 1911. While in India he was the Army’s heavyweight boxing champion eight times and middleweight twice. On the outbreak of WWI, he was transferred to France with the 9th Lancers. Wounded in September 1914 during an engagement on the Aisne, he recovered and returned to France with the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment in May 1915. Captain Read’s citation read: "On 25th September 1915 near Hulluch, France, Captain Read, although partially gassed, went out several times in order to rally parties of different units which were disorganized and retiring. He led them back into the firing line and regardless of danger to himself, moved about under withering fire, encouraging them, but he was mortally wounded while carrying out this gallant work." He was buried in the Dud Corner Cemetery at Loos. As he had never married, his Victoria Cross was presented to his mother at Buckingham Palace by King George V on 29/11/1916. His VC is held in the Northamptonshire Regimental Museum, Abington Park, Northamptonshire.
MUGGLEWORTH, Harry. 1782. Private 2KEH. Military Foot Police P8556. Discharged 10/03/1919.
MUIR, George John. 827. Private. Enlisted 28/08/1914 and entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 2/10/1917. Awarded Silver War Badge 266693. Born in 1878. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
MUIR, James McLean. 287. Lance Corporal. Enlisted at White City, London. Entered France 4/05/1915. KIA 10/08/1915. Born in Kinross, Scotland and emigrated to South Dunedin, New Zealand. Buried at LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Gratuity claimed by Miss Maud McLean Muir. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star Medal trio and rank shown as Lance Corporal on 1914/15 Star and Private on British War Medal and Victory Medal.
MULES, Philip Austin. 871. Acting Serjeant. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915. Captain 23rd Battalion Tank Corps. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Applied for medals from Bersham Road, Wrexham, North Wales.
MUNRO, Hector Hugh. Enlisted 2KEH then transferred to 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers as Lance Serjeant, 225 on 25/08/1914. Entered France 16/11/1915. KIA at the Battle of Ancre 14/11/1916 aged 44 shot in the head by a sniper and made infamous by last words of "Put that bloody cigarette out!". A leading satirist on Edwardian society under the pen-name Saki. Born in Burma. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and medals claimed by his father, Charles Munro, Governor of H. M. Prison, Mountjoy, Dublin.
MURPHY, David. 1598. Private. Entered France 30/07/1915 with 2KEH. Transferred to KEH as Private 2097. Discharged 16/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MURPHY, Thomas 1607. Private. Entered France 15/07/1915. Deserted 16/07/1916 no medals awarded.
MURRAY, The Honourable Arthur Cecil. Major. 2KEH. Born 27/03/1879 and died 5/12/1962. Awarded Distinguished Service Order (1916) and Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 1/01/1916). 12th Lord Elibank and 3rd Viscount of Elibank. Born 27/03/1879 in Lindfield, Sussex, England and died 5/12/1962 at 602 Carrington House, Hertford Street, London. He entered the Royal Military College Sandhurst and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Indian Staff Corps on 20 July 1898. In the same year he became Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal, Sir John Woodburn. He served as part of the international force that intervened to suppress the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900 and commanded a Mounted Infantry Company, protecting the Sinho-Shanhaikwan Railway. He subsequently served on the North-West Frontier and in Chitral. In 1907 he was promoted to captain in the 5th Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force). In March 1908 John William Crombie the member of parliament for Kincardinshire died, and Murray was selected by the Liberal Party to contest the resulting by-election. He won the seat, and remained MP for Kincardineshire and its successor constituency, Kincardine and Aberdeenshire West, until 1923. From 1910 until the outbreak of war in 1914 he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sir Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. He served from 1914 to 1916 with the 2KEH. He was Assistant Military Attaché in Washington from 1917 to 1918, and was awarded the CMG in 1919 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio. Civilian portrait shown.