PAGE, Lance St Allard March. 921. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 5/09/1914. Transferred to Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles 30/03/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles on 23/09/1915 then Captain, Royal Flying Corps. Mentioned in Despatches (MID) 12/03/1918 (London Gazette) and additional MID noted. KIA 20/08/1918 whilst flying in Mesopotamia. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Born in 1890 the son of C. W. H. and Mary Page, of Chelsea, London. Attended Felsted Prep and School from May 1901 to Dec 1908 then served for three years with KEH pre-war (time expired). Resided in Montreal, Canada prior to enlistment. 1914/15 Star trio applied for by his mother. Group photograph courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Felsted School, CCF, 1907. Back row, second left.
PAGE, William George. 329. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and admitted to Gloucester City Hospital 22/01/1916 with wound/illness from France and discharged 14/10/1916 due to sickness. Awarded British War and Victory Medals with Silver War Badge 52327.
PALTON, . 2030. Corporal, 2nd Troop, 2KEH. Burnt portion of 2nd Troop, 2KEH Nominal Roll.
PAPE, Thomas. 1645. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 23/05/1915. Transferred as Private Tank Corps 302819 from 7/8/1917 then Private 10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 91424 from 27/08/1918. Discharged 22/03/1919. Born in 1881 and resided in Cork prior to enlistment. Awarded British War and Victory Medals.
PARE, Arthur Edward. 1281 Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Engineers 25/01/1917 later Captain. Applied for 1914/15 Star from Richmond, Natal, South Africa.
PARKE, George. 1888. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 7/04/1916. Transferred as Private Army Service Corps M/403853 on 12/09/1918. Discharged 13/01/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
PARKER, Percy Horace. Private 2KEH. Entered Egypt 27/03/1917. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Major, East Riding Yeomanry attached Machine Gun Squadron. Born 24/11/1883 in Enfield, London, England and died 9/09/1976 in Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Applied for British War and Victory Medals.
PARKER, William H. 1300. Lance Corporal 2KEH. 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 on 13/07/1919 and returned to New Zealand. 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. Private 2LKEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment 2/02/1915. Served at Gallipoli from 27/05/1915 and KIA 4/06/1915 with 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Born Oct 1884 in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England. Father applied for his son's 1914/15 Star trio of medals from an address in Sutton Coalfield, Birmingham, England.
PARKHURST, Clive Reginald. 1693. Private 2KEH. Entered France 14/07/1915. Transferred as Sapper, Labour Corps, Home Service Company, 236746. Also spelt Pankhurst on another MIC. Discharged 15/12/1917. Born in 1893 and resided in Faversham, Kent. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
PARSON, Ernest Edward. Private 2KEH. 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 2KEH. Enlisted 26/08/1914 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 2KEH. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned 4/2nd London Regiment 1/02/1915 attached Machine Gun Corps and noted as Bombing Officer. Promoted to Acting Captain (15/03/1919 London Gazette). Awarded OBE (16/07/1920 London Gazette) as Temporary Major attached to the 16th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps as Chief Instructor. Wounded on the Somme. Born 21/12/1887 in Camberwell, London. Emigrated to Canada in 1912 and worked as a reporter on the Toronto Star and returned to England to enlist 17/08/1914. Mentioned in Despatches emblem approved 8/10/1920. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Served after the war with British military mission to Russia and holds three Russian decorations and a Roumanian decoration. Served as an Intelligence Officer in Ireland for three years. Died in Canada and buried at Saint James Cemetery, Toronto. Photograph of medals shown - Group of Six to Major Claud Alfred Leonard Pascoe court mounted; OBE Military (1st type); 1914-15 Star impressed to 1560 Pte C.A.L. Pascoe; British War Medal and Victory Medal (MID) impressed to Major C.A.L. Pascoe; Russian Order of St Vladimir 4th Class with swords; Order of St Stanislaus 2nd Class (records also indicate Pascoe's entitlement to the Order of St Anne 3rd Class in addition to the above named group, but the breast badge is not present). OBE (London Gazette 16th July 1920) Pascoe, Lt (Temp. Major) Claud Alfred Leonard, 2nd Bn Lon Reg attd MGC in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with military operations in South Russia MID (London Gazette 16th July 1920) for valuable and distinguished services rendered with the British Military Mission in South Russia WO/0137/6178 (MS3B, FD) 1st July 1920 entitled to Order of St Vladimir 4th Class with swords; Order of St Anne 3rd Class; Order of St Stanislaus 2nd Class PRO.AIR/204 confirms Order of St Anne 3rd Class by Armed Forces of South Russia Order No.2783 dated 22nd Nov 1919 at Theodosia in Crimea, PRO. AIR/1960 confirms Captain C.A.L. Pascoe attached as Machine Gun Instructor at Rostov 17th July 1919.
PATTEN, Stanley Leonard. 1741. Private 2KEH. 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 in Jan 1898 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. Private2KEH. Enlisted 9/07/1915 and discharged 21/10/1916 as medically unfit. Born in 1891 in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior service with South African Service Corps. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
PATTINSON, Jeffrey. 1271. Private 2KEH. 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 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 16/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland.
PEARSON, Hugh Almack. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. On probation from 23/02/1915. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Acting Captain, Machine Gun Corps later Captain. Resigned his commission 19/12/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from London address.
PEART, James R. 1548. Private 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 3/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Likely to be James Robert Peart born 24/07/1882 in St Saviour, Southwark, London and died 22/01/1943 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England. Brother Lance Corporal Harold Peart, 40460, New Zealand Machine Gun Battalion who was KIA 31/08/1918 and buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, the Somme, France.
PEASE, Edward. 1391. Private 2KEH. Enlisted in 1914 and entered France 5/05/1915. Wounded in 1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, General List of Officers then East Lancashire Regiment 25/04/1917. Born 15/12/1880 in Pinchingthorpe, Yorkshire, England and died 14/01/1963 in Cleveland, Yorkshire, England. Educated at Cambridge University and served in the Sudan Civil Service 1903-11 then farmed in East Africa until 1914. Became 3rd Baronet in 1939. His brother Captain Christopher York Pease was KIA at Givenchy 8/05/1918 with the Yorkshire Hussars attached to the 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Edward was awarded 1914/15 Star trio. Civilian portrait shown on accompanying page.
PEET, James William. 1284. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 19/12/1914 and entered France 4/05/1915. WIA 26/11/1915. Transferred as Private Tank Corps 112116. Discharged 19/04/1919. Born in Dec 1886 and resided in Wilden, Bedfordshire, England. Returned to England from Shanghai to enlist where he worked for the Chinese government railways as an "overseer". Post war worked for the French railways after marrying a French women. His brother Private Albert Peet (born in 1879) was KIA on the 19/04/1916 with the 6th Battalion, Queen's West Surrey Regiment. James was entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
PEGG, William. 1622. Acting Serjeant 2KEH. Entered France 29/05/1915. Transferred as Private, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 22984. Awarded Military Medal. Discharged 3/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
PENN, Sidney Herbert. 1320. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40589. KIA 9/10/1917. Born in Old Swinford, Worcester, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, France.
PENNIE, Oliver John. 1818. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 19/09/1915 and joined the BEF in France 29/06/1916 and transferred to the Tank Corps as Private 300531 on 7/08/1917. Born 7/11/1891 in Camberwell, London and died 28/02/1968 in St Pancras, London, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Portrait photograph shown on accompanying page in 2KEH uniform noting his yeomanry shoulder chains courtesy of Ancestry.
PENNIFOLD, Albert Thomas. 1109. Private 2KEH. Enlisted in Aug 1914. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred to the Labour Corps as Private, 609026. Prior service in the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment as Private 4187 and fought in the Sudan 1896-98, 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) and 3rd Dragoon Guards. Left the army in 1910. Worked for Michael Holland on his estate in Balcombe, Lullings, Sussex. Awarded Sudan Medal with Khartum clasp. Born 9/03/1875 in Lambeth, Surrey, England and died 12/03/1941 in Balcombe, Sussex. Brother of Private Sidney Harry Marchant, East Surrey Regiment KIA 9/08/1917 (born in 1892) and name commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. Albert was entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio named to Labour Corps.
PEREGRINE, James Nicholas. 1800. Rifleman Natal Light Horse 26. Private 2KEH. Commissioned Manchester Regiment 29/01/1918.
PERHAM, Robert Ivor. 1472. Private 2KEH. 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.
PERKS, Charles. 1095. Corporal 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Corporal Tank Corps 112272. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
PERRIER, James Black. 1064. Private 2KEH. 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 2KEH. Enlisted 3/12/1914 and discharged 16/06/1916 due to sickness and served overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 19188.
PETERS, Leonard. 254. Private. Enlisted 28/06/1914 and entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private, 3rd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, 39967. Discharged 18/12/1918 due to sickness. Born in 1892. Awarded Silver War Badge 344157. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
PETITT, John Charles Mason. 2055. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 18/9/1914 and entered France 14/12/1915. Transferred as Private to 11th Battalion, Tank Corps. Appears to have re-enlisted 9/04/1917 after prior service as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery (RFA) and Royal Engineers. Discharged 18/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to RFA. Born in 1895 in Pimlico, London, England. Applied for British War and Victory medals named to Tank Corps from Chelsea, London. Suspended List noted on Medal Index Card but subsequently authorised for medals to be issued. Further research required.
PHELAN, Patrick Joseph. 1959. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 14/06/1916. Transferred as Private 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61209 then Private, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302820. Born in 1898 and resided in Waterford, Ireland. Discharged 13/03/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge B184,189. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
PIERSON, Horace. 1366. Private 2KEH. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps 14/03/1917 as Private 65247. BWM and Victory medals named to RFC.
PIGGOTT, Arthur Vincent. Lieutenant 2KEH attached to KEH from May 1918. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from an Officer Cadet unit on 21/12/1916 (London Gazette 5/01/1917). Entered France April 1918. Born in 1886 in Willesden, Middlesex, England and died 10/07/1950 in London, England. Awarded Military Cross (London Gazette 5/06/1919). Joined the Royal Irish Constabulary post-war until 1922. Awarded British War and Victory medal and applied for from Twickenham, Middlesex. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Photograph shown of Lieutenant Vincent with fellow 2KEH Officers in 1917 in Kilkenny, Ireland in Figure 161 and on accompanying page.
PILBROW, Stanley Smith. 253. Private 2KEH. 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 2KEH. 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 2KEH. 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.
POLLARD Ernest 219 Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Sapper, Royal Engineers WR/276845 then 309132. Applied for 1914/5 Star trio from Balham, London.
POOL, Arthur Harry William. 1439. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 7/12/1917. Born 19/10/1896 in Kingston, Surrey, England and died 31/12/1955 in Teddington, Middlesex, England. 1914/15 Star Trio applied for from Kingston-on-Thames, London.
PORTEOUS, Leonard G. 1708. Private 2KEH. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps 24/09/1917 Private 103712. BWM and Victory medals named to RFC.
POTTER, Frank. 930. Corporal 2KEH. Transferred as Serjeant 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40588. Entered France 5/07/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio all named to Lancashire Fusiliers.
POTTER, Walter Henry. 1666. Private 2KEH. Entered France 15/07/1915. Transferred as Lance Corporal 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 61217 then Lance Corporal 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302796. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
POULAIN, Paul Bernard. Private 2KEH. He transferred in 1917 at age 21 to the Royal Fusiliers as Private, 2248 then transferred to the Labour Corps as Private, 319419. He was injured in a raid circa 1916/17 and bears a Good Conduct Stripe in the accompanying photograph. Born in London. His family holds his British War and Victory Medals and a copy of the accompanying photograph also shown in Figure 164 (courtesy of Simon Jervis).
POULTER, Herbert John. Second Lieutenant 2KEH. Entered France June 1916. Transferred from Company Quarter Master Serjeant, 2998 with the Leicestershire Yeomanry to 2KEH when commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from an Officer Cadet unit on 21/12/1916 (London Gazette 18/07/1917). Transferred back to Leicestershire Yeomanry on disbandment of 2KEH in Aug 1917 and promoted to Lieutenant. Born 31/12/1884 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England and died 29/01/1955 in Peterborough, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
POWELL, Matthew Alexander. 1261. Private 2KEH. 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
PRESNAIL, Albert. 1954. Acting Corporal 2KEH. Enlisted 6/06/1916. Transferred as Acting Corporal, Tank Corps 302270. Discharged 11/06/1919. Born in 1884 in Chatham, Kent and returned to England from working in Canada to enlist. Died on 21/10/1952 in Croydon, Surrey, England. Prior service with West Kent Yeomanry. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
PRESNALL, Edward J. 1792. Private 2nd KEH. Attached to the King's African Rifles. Discharged 26/08/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
PRESTON, Michael J. 1485. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 8/04/1915, entered France 5/04/1915 and discharged 30/06/1916. Awarded Silver War Badge 381187. Born 1893. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
PRICE , Elias William. 415. Lance Corporal 2KEH. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and entered France 27/07/1915. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 597325. Discharged 30/11/1918 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 496,094. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
PRIVETT, Robert. 1639. Lance Corporal 2KEH. Enlisted 27/05/1915 and entered France 14/10/1915. Discharged 20/09/1917. Awarded Silver War Badge 261,485 and entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Born in 1896 and was living in New Maldon, Surrey in 1917.
PRODGER, Alfred Dennis. 1200. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 16/11/1914 and entered France 5/05/1915. Private Tank Corps 112084. Discharged 20/02/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 525,954. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
PULHAM, William. 2284. Private 2KEH. Died in service 17/11/1918. Gravestone is located in the Kilkenny (St. John) Church of Ireland Cemetery, Ireland. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Medal Index Card not located but would have been entitled to 1914/15 Star trio from length of service shown on Soldiers effects record. 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. Entitled to 1914/215 Star Trio and mis-spelt PIKE on KEH BWM and Victory Medal Roll.
QUAYLE, Charles Malcolm. 1127. Corporal 2KEH. 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 2KEH. Entered France 5/07/1915. KIA 27/11/1915 aged 27. He was killed by a sniper but his burial place was lost. 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. Also named on the Edrom Parish War Memorial and on the Our Lady Immaculate & St. Margaret Church memorial in Duns, Berwickshire (see following photograph, courtesy of the Scottish Military Research Group). His brother Private Adam Blackie Quinn, age 22 was Private (7235) 1st/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Adam enlisted in November 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah. Born 1893 in Swinton, Berwickshire as Quin. Son of Edward and Margaret (Blackie) Quin of Whitelaws, Edrom, of Whitsome Laws, Whitsome, of Leetside, Chirnside, all in Berwickshire, and of Windywalls, Sprouston, Roxburghshire. Posted as Missing in Action on 12/07/1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. Also named on the Edrom Parish War Memorial and on the Our Lady Immaculate & St. Margaret Church memorial in Duns, Berwickshire. Full length portrait photograph of Private William Quinn in 2KEH uniform courtesy Imperial War Museum and another of him with a pal, Private Frederick Joseph Rowe, 1488 (standing) also sadly KIA.