TALBOT, Leonard L. 1015. Serjeant. Commissioned Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 10/05/1915.
TAYLOR, Charles Walter. 673. Sergeant. Enlisted at White City, London. Entered France 4/05/1915. KIA 3/01/1916 aged 29, shot through the heart whilst on a working party. Son of Walter and Alice L. Taylor of 17 Cromford Road, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Belgium. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio with 1914/15 Star named as Private and British War Medal and Victory Medal as Serjeant.
TAYLOR, James Nichols. 1223. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery 24/08/1917. Lieutenant Lincolnshire Yeomanry
TAYLOR, Percy Charles. 1805. Lance Corporal. Enlisted in London. Died 13/12/1916 aged 25. Son of Charles and Harriet Taylor, of "Windyridge," Westley, Bury St. Edmund's. Native of King's Lynn. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen, France. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.
TENNANT, Charles Percy. 1399. Private. Enlisted 3/10/1914 as Gunner, 627 in 'A' Battery, Honourabe Artillery Company and joined 2KEH 21/01/1915 discharged 9/06/1915 due to sickness and awarded Silver War Badge 32969. Born in Hull, Yorkshire, England in 29/07/1885 and had prior service in the Royal Navy as an Armourer 1904-1910 and obtained a discharge through purchase.
THOMAS, Francis (Frank) Henry. 1065. Acting Corporal. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Royal Fusiliers 29/01/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for medals from an address in Brook Green, London.
THOMPSON, R. B. Second Lieutenant. Pair of his Officer's shoulder chains are held in the collection of the National Army Museum.
THOMSON, Alexander Guthrie. 311. Squadron Serjeant Major (SSM). Enlisted White City, London. Entered France 4/05/1915. Died of Wounds 20/06/1915 sustained at Pont Fixe, Le Bassée, France. Born in Methringham, Devon, England. Living in Argentina and was in England at the outbreak of the Great War. Prior service in the Boer War. Taken from The Roll of Honour in the "Activities of the British Community in Argentina During the Great War 1914 - 1919". Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio and 1914/15 Star named to SSM and British War Medal and Victory Medal named to WO Class II.
THOYTS, Harry Newman Morgan. Brevet Colonel Thoyts (often mis-spelt Thoytes), late 8th Hussars, who assumed command of the Reserve Squadron, 2nd KEH (and simultaneously Officer in Command of Kilkenny Barracks), 17/3/1917 named in Figure 160.
THREADKELL, Edwin. Private. Born in Trinidad. 27/06/1917 traveled to England to enlist with 7th Merchant & Planters Contingent. Served in Ireland.
TIBBITTS, Thomas (Tom). 911. Private 2KEH having enlisted in September 1914 as noted in 8/09/1914 press cutting in the 'Market Harborough Advertiser'. Served in Serjeant Cowley's Troop, 2KEH then a Serjeant, Northumberland Fusiliers 61300 and finally commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. Photograph of Private Tibbitts, 2KEH from the village of Clipston, Market Harborough on horseback (second from left) with three pals from local sources by W. R. (Bob) H. Hakewill a published local historian in Market Harborough, UK. Photograph incorrectly attributed to Nottinghamshire Yeomanry in "Around Welland Valley in Old Photographs" collected by Stef Mastoris the then Curator of the Market Harborough Museum.
TOD, Alexander. 1122. Acting Serjeant. Entered France 28/07/1915. Commissioned 4th Reserve Battalion, Hampshire Regiment 4/09/1916 attached King's African Rifles later Lieutenant. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and applied for from Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia in 1920 and sent to his brother J. Tod living in Fife, Scotland.
TOMLINSON, David Mitchell. 75. Private 2KEH. Died of wounds received on active service 13/05/1916. His name was recorded in the General Headquarters Casualty List published in the press on May 22nd, 1916. He was 37 years of age, and his progress in the army had been rapid and striking. He joined as a Private in the 2nd King Edward’s Horse, early in the war and entered France 9/07/1915, and was soon advanced to Lance-Corporal. After 6 months he was awarded a commission in the 13th Battalion Royal Scots and so rapid was his promotion that at the time of his death, 14 months later, he had reached the rank of Major. Son of Thomas and Annie P. Tomlinson, of New Zealand. Mentioned in Despatches. He was educated in New Zealand, and was an Associate in mining of Otago University School of Mines. He also held a B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering of New Zealand University. In 1906, Mr. Tomlinson went to New South Wales in the capacity of assayer at the cyanide works of the Australia Gold Recovery Co. at Lucknow, and remained in the district until 1908, when he went northwards to Queensland to take up an appointment as manager of a gold mine at Gympie, which he held for about a year. He then returned to New South Wales, and while he was there passed the State examination for a certiﬁcate as mine manager. His last appointment, which he held from May, 1910, until April, 1914, was that of geologist to the Collbran-Bostwick Development Co. at Doten, Korea. He had been in London for about three months when war broke out and evoked his prompt response to the country’s demand for volunteers. Buried at BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Information courtesy of the Northern Mines Research Society.
TONGE, Reginald Severn. 825. Private 2KEH. Enlisted aged 35 at White City, London on 28/08/1914 and promoted to Serjeant 29/09/1914. Embarked for France 16/11/1915. Prior service noted as a Volunteer A. L on Service Record. Entry in 'Croyden and the Great War' shows he served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in the Boer War and was awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with three claps and then joined South African Mounted Constabulary. Transferred to 22nd (Local Reserve) Battalion Royal Fusiliers 20/08/1915 as a Private 237 at own request and promoted to Lance Corporal 20/08/1915. Died of Wounds 17/02/1917. Bought in dead with multiple serious wounds to 1/1 S Mid Casualty Clearing Station. Born in Selhurst, Surrey, England on 8/11/1878 the son of the late Arthur Wellington and Julia Scott Tonge (nee Whitby) from Norwood, London and educated at Sellwood Park College. Lived in Kojonup, Swan, Western Australia in 1906. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension near Albert, France. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal in addition to 3 clasp QSA. Portrait photograph in Royal Fusiliers uniform available.
TRAVIS, Robert Walter. 1416. Private. Commissioned 15th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment 19/03/1916.
TRELEAVEN, Conrad V. 1551. Private. Entered France 15/07/1915. Commissioned 2/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry 5/12/1916 as a Second Lieutenant. Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from West Kensington, London with British War Medal and Victory medal issued by Indian Army.
TRINGHAM, Henry Vincent. 1394. Serjeant, Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Born in Ceylon 17/02/1984 the son of a well known tea planter. Landed in France 11/08/1915 as a Serjeant in the 2KEH. Commissioned King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 31/07/1917. He was Mentioned in Despatches by Sir Douglas Haig's on 8/11/1918 and relinquished his commission in March 1920. Returned to Ceylon Jan 1920. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Victory Medal in an Australian private collection in 2016.
TRUNDLE, Charles. 1357. Serjeant. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned 2nd Battalion Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 30/09/1917 as a Second Lieutenant. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio c/o Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Canada in which he served as an Inspector through to at least 1930.
TURNER, Augustine John. 1101. Private. Enlisted 18/10/1914 and discharged 18/02/1915. Awarded Silver War Badge 103663 on medical grounds. Prior service with 9th Lancers, time expired. Born 1/06/1873 in Stoke Newington, Middlesex, England and died Mar 1929 in Brentford, Middlesex.
TURNER, Charles Wood. 310. Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1st Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 5/04/1918. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star Medal trio. Applied for medals from a London address.
TURNER, John. W. 1743. Private. Entered France 2/10/1915. Commissioned General List 8/03/1919. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Venterrpat, Transvaal, South Africa.
VAN BLERCK Albert D. J. 315. Private. Enlisted in London. Entered France 4/05/1915 and KIA 26/05/1915 aged 33 at the Battle of Festubert. Born in Cape Town, South Africa. Research by David Drury (see below) identifying his pension papers has subsequently shown that he had enlisted under the Van Blerck name as an alias and his birth name was Edward Bertram Price (born in Paarl, South Africa) with his birth name shown against Jane Price, his wife's name. His alias name is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France as Van Blerck. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has his name incorrectly as Van Blerk. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio and additional biography and photographs of his 1914/15 Star are shown courtesy of the owner and researcher David Drury, UK.
VANS AGNEW, Frank. 1112. Private 2KEH. Served in Roosevelt's Rough Riders (1st United States Volunteer Cavalry) in the Spanish-American War. Frank Vans Agnew left America in 1914 and claiming to be 40 (rather than 46) enlisted in 2nd King Edward’s Horse. He arrived in France on 5/05/1915 at Festubert and was given a commission in the 2KEH 1/10/1915. After attending the Machine Gun School he was at the Somme before volunteering for the Tank Corps. In 1917 he was wounded at Messines, where he won his Military Cross 17/07/1917. He demonstrated his tank for King George. He fought at 3rd Ypres and was wounded and captured at Cambrai in November 1917. Over the next 12 months he was held as a POW at Hannover, Karlsrűhe, Heidelberg and Furstenberg. Military Cross, G.V.R., reverse neatly inscribed ‘Captain Frank Vans Agnew, Tank Corps, Messines, 6.7.17’; 1914-15 Star (1112 Pte, K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.) M.C. London Gazette 16 August 1917. The recommendation states ‘On 7 June 1917, this officer guided his tank with great coolness and judgment up to the Oosttaverne Line and rendered considerable assistance to the infantry. When the camouflage carried on the tank was set on fire he got out, under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, to assist in putting it out. He was wounded in doing this, but continued to command his tank and brought it back to its rallying point after the action.’ Only six Military Crosses were awarded to the Tank Corps for the Battle of Messines, 7/06/1917. He died in 1955. A stone tablet with his name and iron gates with his family initials and life dates were erected at the entrance of Kirkinner cemetery, Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland where he is buried by his wife in 1965. Extensively researched in 'Veteran Volunteer: Memoir of the Trenches, Tanks and Captivity 1914 - 1918' by Frank Vans Agnew MC edited by his great nephew Jamie Vans and Peter Widdowson, Pen & Sword Books, 2014. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in April, 2004.
VARRIE, William James. 1502. Private. Enlisted 13/04/1915 and entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 14/03/1916 due to sickness. Born 1887 in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa and died 3/09/1928 in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa. Awarded Silver War Badge 210,361. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Southern Rhodesia.
VASSALLI, Alfred Jerome. 305. Corporal. 'C' Squadron, 2KEH. Enlisted in London. Died in service 1/10/1914 aged 35 at King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor from pneumonia (contracted whilst in camp at Slough). Born in Whitby, Yorkshire. Son of John and Hannah Vassalli, husband of Anne Pembroke Vassalli of Ravenglass, Cumberland with three children. Born in Whitby, Yorkshire. Served in the South African Campaign with the British Navy at the Relief of Ladysmith and operations in the Transvaal, Orange Free State and Natal. He then became a despatch rider for General Bethune and later served in his cavalry regiment. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with five bars. As a Naval Reservist he failed his call-up medical but joined the 2KEH. Buried in MUNCASTER (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, United Kingdom. Name commemorated inside St. Peter's Church, Drigg, Cumbria where he was a District Councilor. Additional information, portrait wearing his 2KEH service dress tunic with shoulder chains and headstone photographs courtesy of Ruth Mansergh's book 'Whitehaven in the Great War'. Not entitled to 1914/15 Star medal trio.