2KEH 'P-Q'


PAGE, William George. 329. Private. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 14/10/1916 due to sickness. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal and Silver War Badge 52327 and served overseas.

PARE, Arthur Edward. 1281 Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Engineers 25/01/1917 later Captain. Applied for 1914/15 Star from Richmond, Natal, South Africa.

PARKER, William H. 1300. Lance Corporal. William Parker was a New Zealander from Wellington who enlisted in the 2KEH in London on 23/12/1914. He served with the Regiment throughout WW1 and entered France 5/05/1915 and was wounded in action on 15/09/1915. Parker left 2KEH on 29/01/1918 to take up a commission with the Manchester Regiment as a Second Lieutenant. He was discharged to New Zealand and discharged on 13/07/1919. During WW2 he was commissioned into the NZ forces with whom he had home service. Photograph of his WW1 medals, 1914/15 star named 1300 Pte W H Parker K. EDW.H, BWM and Victory 2.LIEUT W H Parker and unnamed WW2 medal, mounted as worn, shown. Medals were sold with numerous papers, including WW2 commission document, dog tags, and also a sterling silver engraved cigarette case given to him by his NZ soldiers in WW2.

PARKES, Henry Gordon. 384. Lance Corporal. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment 2/02/1915. Served at Gallipoli and applied for 1914/15 Star trio of medals from an address in Sutton Coalfield, Birmingham, England. Born Oct 1884 in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England and died in Apr 1943 In Birmingham.

PARSON, Ernest Edward. Private KEH. Enlisted Jan 1915. Entered France 17/04/1915. Second Lieutenant later Temporary Lieutenant 124th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Ernest was attached to an infantry regiment as a Special Observation Officer. He was at Arras for a major British offensive from 9 April and was awarded the Military Cross for his action on 23/04/1917. Died of wounds 1/06/1917 and is buried at Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St Marc. He was born in Lucknow, India, in 1894 the son of Rev Joseph Parson and he attended Oxford University. 

PARSONS, Gerald M. 383. Private. Enlisted 246/08/1914 at White City, London and discharged 28/05/1915 due to being medically unfit suffering from recurrent malaria since time in Rhodesia in 1894. Aged 40 years at discharge and was from Brighton, Sussex, England. Awarded Silver War Badge 242691.

PASCOE, Claude Alfred Leonard. 1560. Private. Commissioned 4/2nd London Regiment 1/02/1916 attached Machine Gun Corps as a Major.

PATTEN, Stanley Leonard. 1741. Private. Enlisted at Hampton Court, London. Entered France 14/10/1915. Attached to the Machine Gun Corps. KIA 1/07/1916 aged 18 and is buried Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, France. Born Bexley Heath, Kent, England the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Patten of Fern Villa, Church Road, Bexley Heath, Kent. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. Portrait photograph of Private Patten in uniform of 2KEH standing with hand on hip from Ancestry. 

PATTERSON, Frederick. 1716. Private. Discharged 21/10/1916.

PATTINSON, Jeffrey. 1271. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Border Regiment 5/02/1916 Later Lieutenant. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio medals from West London.

PEARMAN, Arthur T. 1018. Corporal. Discharged 16/02/1919.

PEART, James R. 1548. Private. Discharged 3/03/1919.

PEASE, Edward. 1391. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment 25/04/1917.

PEREGRINE, James Nicholas. 1800. Rifleman Natal Light Horse 26. Private KEH, Commissioned Manchester Regiment 29/01/1918.

PERHAM, Robert Ivor. 1472. Private. Died of sickness. 17/04/1915 aged 22. Son of Mr. T. R. and Mrs. A. E. Perham of Manor Farm, Ryme Intrinseca. Buried in RYME INTRINSECA (ST. HIPPOLYTE) CHURCHYARD, Dorset, UK.

PERRIER, James Black. 1064. Private. Enlisted at Langley Park, London. Died in service 19/01/1915. Buried at HESTON (ST. LEONARD) CHURCHYARD, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Born in Tongaz, Chile. No WW1 Medals awarded as didn't serve in a war theatre. 

PERRYMAN, Edward. 1229. Private. Enlisted 3/12/1914 and discharged 16/06/1916 due to sickness and served overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 19188.

PIERSON, Horace. 1366. Private. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps 14/03/1917 as Private 65247. BWM and Victory medals named to RFC.

PIGGOTT, Arthur Vincent. Lieutenant named in Figure 161.

PILBROW, Stanley Smith. 253. Private. Died in service on 9/12/1915 of pneumonia whilst at Slough, Buckinghamshire from sleeping on the icy ground. Prior service with the Scottish Horse as Quarter Master Serjeant and served in the Boer War and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps: Orange Free State, Transvaal and Cape Colony and King's South Africa Medal. Born in 1874 Buried in Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend. Son served with Shropshire Light Infantry. Commemorated on the South Benfleet War Memorial and Southend Roll of Honour.

PLANTE, Cecil Percy. 1784. Lance Corporal. Enlisted in London. Entered France 28/10/1915. KIA 20/01/1917 aged 37 and buried in Sutton Cemetery, England. Born in Sutton, Surrey, England the son of Alfred Pope Plante and Jessie Plante, of "Lulworth" Egmont Road, Sutton. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. 

PLOWMAN, Harry Francis Stanley. 1190. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery (RFA) 13/10/1915 later Lieutenant 4th Reserve Battery. Mentioned in despatches. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Hampstead, London. Commissioned as Lieutenant in the RFA again in 1940.

POOL, Arthur Harry William. 1439. Private, Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 7/12/1917.

PORTEOUS, Leonard G. 1708. Private. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps 24/09/1917 Private 103712. BWM and Victory medals named to RFC.

POULAIN, Paul Bernard. Private. Born in London. Named in a photograph with other Troopers of the 2KEH. Aged 21 in the Royal Fusiliers 2248 then transferred to the Labour Corps 319419 after being injured in a raid circa 1916/17. Family holds medals and a copy of the photograph shown.

POWELL, Matthew Alexander. 1261. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 3rd/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry 28/06/1917. Likely to have been born 10/08/1884 in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales and died 11/02/1964 in Emsworth, Hampshire, England. 1914/15 Star Trio applied for from Hants

PRESNALL, Edward J. 1792. Private 2nd KEH and attached to King's African Rifles. Discharged 26/08/1919.

PRESTON, Michael J. 1485. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 8/04/1915 and discharged 30/06/1916. Awarded Silver War Badge 381187. Born 1893 and served overseas.

PRIVETT, Robert. 1639. Private. Entered France 14/10/1915. Discharged 20/09/1917.

PULHAM, W. 2284. Private. Died in service on 17/11/1918. Buried in the Kilkenny (St. John) Church of Ireland Cemetery, Ireland. Photograph of headstone shown.

PYKE, Francis John. 241. Private 2nd KEH. Arrived in France 4/05/1915 as Private 241 2nd KEH and discharged 7/05/1919 as Acting Serjeant 2112 KEH. Prior service in the Boer War as Serjeant F. J Pyke, 31879 with 112th Company (Middlesex),11th Battalion, Middlesex Imperial Yeomanry and awarded Queens South Africa Medal with clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal and King's South Africa 1901 and 1902. Invalided Imperial Yeomanry Hospital Pretoria. Mis-spelt PIKE on KEH BWM and Victory Medal Roll.

QUAYLE, Charles Malcolm. 1127. Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 2KEH 28/06/1917 as a Second Lieutenant attached Machine Gun Corps Cavalry, later Lieutenant. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio and applied for medals from an address in Broadgreen, Liverpool. Born 1887 in Shirehampton, Bristol and died 13/04/1928.

QUINN, William. 1447. Private. Enlisted at Dunns, Scotland. KIA 27/11/1915 aged 27. Born in 1888 in Cranstaw, Berwick, Northumberland, UK the son of Edward and Margaret Quinn of Windywalls, Kelos, Roxburghshire and commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. Full length portrait photograph in 2KEH uniform courtesy Imperial War Museum.