2KEH 'R'

RADDON, Kenneth Hugh Hunter. 1339. Private. Enlisted 30/12/1914 and discharged 21/09/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65155. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio and applied for by New Zealand Treasury, Wellington. Served with New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War 2 as 414544. Listed as 17747 RADDON Kenneth Hugh Hunter, Pnr on Legion of Frontiersmen (New Zealand) Command website and was awarded Legion Pioneer Axe [1957] and Legion Long Service & Efficiency Medal [1957]. Born 6/03/1885 Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand, died 20/02/1963 Christchurch, New Zealand and was buried Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph shown as a young man with his sister and mother taken by his early New Zealand photographer father Charles Alfred Winn.  

RADFORD, Herbert Charles. 1643. Private. Enlisted 25/05/1915 at Hampton Court, London. Entered France 5/07/1915. Discharged 22/12/1915. Born in 1896 and living at Mount Road, New Malden, Surrey on enlistment. Discharged as being under 17 years of age at enlistment but stated 19 years old.

RAINER, Christopher. 912. Private. Transferred to KEH as 2125. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 23/02/1919.

RAW, Richard Trotter. 2060. Private 2KEH, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61196, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 16/03/1918. Entered France 27/04/1917. Flying Officer RAF 8/10/1940. Born 11/08/1897.

REDFERN, Thomas. 423. Private. 1/4th then 12/13th Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61276

REES, Caesar D. 1434. Private. Entered 4/05/1915. Commissioned Liverpool Regiment 19/03/1916.Born circa 1890 in Tenbury, Worcestershire, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

REID, Hugh Douglas. 220. Acting Regimental Serjeant Major. Enlisted at White City, London.  Entered France 4/05/1915. Died of a Self Inflicted Wound 20/02/1917 at 34 Casualty Clearing Station Grovetown with a diary entry of Brought in Dead. Buried in Grovetown Cemetery, Meaulte near Albert, France. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal 1/01/1917 (London Gazette) as a Squadron Serjeant Major and published with citation 13/02/1917 (London Gazette) which reads 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has shown himself a most efficient N.C.O. throughout the campaign'. Born 5/07/1873 at St Hellier, Jersey, United Kingdom. Enlisted in 3rd Volunteer Battalion, King's Royal Rifles in 1890. Then saw service as 3444 Hugh Douglas Reid, 3rd Dragoon Guards enlisted on 20/06/1891 in Canterbury, England and awarded Boer War medals with 1st Imperial Light Horse, 3127 for his King's South Africa medal with SA 1902 clasp and Cape Police Department, Serjeant 650 (11/10/1899 to 11/1/1902) Queen's South Africa medal with Defence of Mafeking, Orange Free State and Transvaal clasps. He served in Natal 1893-1895 then Home 1895 to 1898 and then on A/Reserve until 1903. Married in 1904 to Marguerite Ada Gladstone. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio with SSM/RSM on 1914/15 Star and A/WO1 on British War Medal and Victory Medal. 1914/15 Star returned as per King's Regulations. Photograph of gravestone shown.

RELLEHAN, M. Private. Promulgated sentence of one years hard labour having been found guilty of “Using threatening language to a superior officer.” Vendin lez Bethune, 25/06/1915.

REYNOLDS, Francis Orpen.1838. Private. Enlisted in London and was living in Piccadilly at the time. KIA 1/05/1917 aged 26 at the Second Battle of Arras. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, France. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Photograph of gravestone shown.

RICHMOND, Robert. 1567. Private. Entered France 26/10/1915. Discharged 15/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

RIPPINGALE, Ernest. 746. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Warrant Officer Class 2. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 2KEH 27/06/1917. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. Requested medals from an address in Tooting, London.

ROACH, Robert Bain. 1349. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Northamptonshire Regiment 23/11/1916. Lieutenant Tank Corps. Awarded Silver War Badge 13653 17/10/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio c/o SMC Electricity Department, Shanghai. Born in 1893. Killed in a flying accident 18/07/1944 as a Major in the Royal Indian Engineers and is buried in Karachi Cemetery, Pakistan. His son Robert James Bain Roach served with the RAF in WW2 as a Spitfire pilot and fought in the Battle of Britain.

ROBBIE, Alexander Bertram. 1053. Private. From New Zealand. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 4/01/1918. Born 17/10/1881 in New Plymouth, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand and died 19/01/1951 in Waitomo, Waikato, New Zealand. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

RODGERS, Allan M. 721. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 8/05/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

ROLLS, John. 283. Serjeant. Enlisted at White City, London 25/08/1914 and was living in Surrey. Entered France 4/05/1915. Posted Machine Gun Corps Heavy Branch 9/08/1917 then re-posted as a Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 45519 on 27/08/1917. Discharged 18/03/1918 as no longer fit for active service. Re-enlisted Royal Engineers as Serjeant, 1858867 on 11/08/1918 and discharged 31/03/1921. Mentioned in Despatches with 2KEH 15/05/1917. He was born in 1874. Attestation papers for 2KEH note prior service with Plummer's Horse, 7th Hussars 24/10/1891 as Private, 3623 and 14th Hussars with 11 years service for pension entitlement. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony and Orange Free State clasps and King's South Africa Medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps. Awarded Silver War Badge 357,842 and 1914/15 Star Medal trio named to Lancashire Fusiliers.

ROUGHTON, John W. 1234. Private. Discharged 23/02/1919.

ROWEN, Frederick Joseph. 1488. Private. Enlisted in Donegal, Ireland. DoW 25/09/1915 aged 20. Born in Bonnybrook, Dublin, Ireland in 1895 and arrived in France 20/07/1915. 'A' Squadron 2nd King Edward's Horse. Son of Thomas T. A. and Helena M. Rowen, of Bonnybrook House, Santry, Dublin. Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Noted in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919 and in St Johns Great War Memorial, Church of St. John the Evangelist, Tonlegee Road, Coolock, Dublin. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. Standing portrait photograph, photograph with 2KEH pals including Private William QUINN 1447 KIA 27/11/1915 and headstone shown on accompanying page. The close up phototroph of his standing portrait shows him to be wearing a 2KEH tunic button in place of his cap badge in his service cap. He had either lost his or hadn't been issued with one. He is wearing 2KEH shoulder titles. Images courtesy of Kelly/Rowen/McDermott families as shown on ancestry. 

RUSSELL, Richard Somerville. Private. Entered France 28/05/1918. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. Lived in Lenzie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and was a Commercial Traveler by occupation as listed on daughter's birth certificate. Information courtesy Great War Forum post by a relative.

RYAN, Morgan. 1577. Private. Entered France 30/07/1915. Discharged 18/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

RYAN, Patrick. 1530. Lance Corporal. Enlisted 15/04/1915, entered France 15/07/1915 and discharged 2/11/1917 aged 34 due to disability with his residence given as the Dublin Police Station. Awarded Silver War Badge 354961 as a Lance Corporal. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio and British War Medal and Victory Medal named to Private P. Ryan K.Edw.H. Victory Medal held by his family.