2KEH 'WE-Z'


2KEH 'WE-Z' 2KEH 'WE-Z'
WEAVER, Robert Osborne. 1299. Private. DoW 30/07/1915 aged 20. Son of Annie M. Weaver, of 7 High Street, Cobham, Surrey, and the late Thomas Weaver. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, France.

WEBB, Edwin Gilbert Lumley. 966. Serjeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 7/07/1918. Later Lieutenant.

WEBB, Walter Victor, 1235. Private. Enlisted 4/12/1914 and discharged 3/06/1915 on medical grounds. Awarded Silver War Badge 241423. Prior service with 12th Lancers and Reserve Regiment of Lancers, time expired. Born in 1873 in Kent, England.

WELD, Charles M. 1489. Born in County Kildare, Ireland. Enlisted at age 19 into the 2KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion, Leinster Regiment 19/03/1916. Fought on the Somme. Diaries are subject of a BBC article.

WELLS, Reginald John Francis. 1644. Private. Commissioned Royal Flying Corps 29/11/1917.

WEST, William (Billy) Jack. 811. Private 2KEH having enlisted in September 1914 and served in Serjeant Cowley's Troop and became a Lieutenant in the Surrey Yeomanry. Photograph of Private West, 2KEH from the village of East Farndon, Market Harborough on horseback (see under 'T' in 2KEH Nominal Roll) from local sources by W. R. (Bob) H. Hakewill a published local historian in Market Harborough, UK.

WESTON, Frederick Ivor. 303. Corporal. Commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915.

WETTON, Thomas C. 354. Corporal. Arrived in France 2/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 52nd Garrison Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 25/02/1918 later Lieutenant. Was a Freemason and member of the King's Colonial Lodge. Lived in Winnipeg, Canada.

WHAITES, Henry. 1582. Private. Enlisted 4/05/1915, entered France 29/11/1916 and transferred as a Lance Corporal to the Military Foot Police P/10403 on 9/11/1917. Discharged 2/08/1919. Prior service in the Norfolk Volunteers 1895-97. Born on 14/04/1870 in Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk and died on 29/09/1948 in North Finchley, Middlesex.

WHITE, Edward Victor. 1183. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Tank Corps 3/02/1918.

WHITE, George W. 1132. Serjeant. Listed on Absentee Voters List 1918 as living in Lewisham, London.

WHITE, Horace Chesterfield Ford. 1248. Private. Born in the UK. KIA 25/05/1915 aged 22 buried Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.

WHITE, Thomas C. Private. Name recorded on membership list of the Kilkenny Free Masons Lodge, Ireland in 1918.

WIGHTWICK, Rex Ranyer. 1170. Private. Commissioned 5th Battalion Middlesex Regiment 25/09/1917 as a Second Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment. Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps

WILLCOX, Alfred. 356. Serjeant. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 29/05/1917 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 197611. Served overseas.

WILD, Edward Ashford. 1280. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Northamptonshire Regiment 23/03/1917

WILD, George. 1067. Private. Discharged 14/03/1919.

WILLIAMS, Thomas. 1563. Private. Commissioned Northumberland Fusiliers 29/01/1918 later Captain.

WILLIAMS, Walrond. 1682. Private. Enlisted 13/06/1915 and discharged due to sickness 10/12/1916. Awarded Silver War Badge 65201

WILSON, Alleyne Wallis. 1153. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry 18/10/1915. Lieutenant, Guards Machine Gun Regiment.

WILSON, Douglas Bancroft. 1002. Serjeant. Commissioned Essex Regiment 29/01/1918.

WILSON, William T. Private. Died of self inflicted wounds 1/03/1919. Gravestone in Kilkenny (St. John) Church of Ireland Cemetery, Ireland.

WILSON-JONES, Harold. 857. Corporal. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery 25/05/1915. Saw service with the Slavo British Legion.

WINGROVE, Charles Leslie. 1191. Private. Enlisted 18/11/1914 and discharged 6/01/1915 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 179254. Prior service with 1st London Hussars and Guiana Garrison Artillery. Born in Paddington, London in 1876.

WORSLEY-WORSWICK, B. H. Second Lieutenant Basil Worsley-Worswick was executed in the Easter Rising in Ireland 29/04/1916.  Lieutenant Lucas was executed on a false charge of being a spy and without trial, at the Guinness Brewery by Company Quartermaster Sergeant Robert Flood of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who mistook him as a participant in the Easter Rising, supposedly because of his American-sounding accent. Executed along with Lucas was the Guinness Brewery's night clerk, the equally innocent William John Rice, who had accompanied him to Flood's position. When neither Lucas nor Rice returned to their position, Lieutenant Basil Worsley-Worswick and Cecil Eustace Dockeray (a friend of Rice and fellow Guinness employee) went to investigate and Flood then ordered their execution as well. The murderous sergeant was finally disarmed by a certain Captain Mariott (Portrait photograph in uniform).

WORSWICK, Basil. 876. Private. Commissioned 2KEH 1/10/1915.
WRENCH, James C. 317. Serjeant. Discharged 14/12/1918.
WRIGHT, Robert.1092. Serjeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment 12/03/1916 later Captain..
WRIGHT, Oswald Lawrence. 324. Warrant Officer Cass 2. Commissioned 2KEH 11/08/1915. Acting Major Tank Corps

WRIGLEY, Christopher James Oswald. Trooper, 315, 2nd King Edward's Horse.  Born 1894 in Hendon, educated Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge.  Elder son of Mr. & Mrs. Oswald Osmond Wrigley of Shackleford House, Shackleford. Joined 2KEH soon after the outbreak of WW1, arrived in France on 2 May 1915 aged 21.  He was shot in the head and died instantaneously whilst standing by his machine gun three weeks later on 26 May 1915 at the Battle of Festubert. No known grave, commemorated on Le Touret Memorial (Panel 1). In memory of their son Mr. and Mrs. Wrigley presented to the Shackleford Parish Church a window and lights in 1916. The work of Messrs. Powell & Son, it is of beautiful design and workmanship. The principal figures are of St. Michael and St. Gabriel and in the lower lights are groups respectively representing the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and John the Baptist and the Virgin and St. John at the foot of the Cross (Portrait photograph in civilian clothes).