Australian who served in the King's Colonials (KC) and/or King Edward's Horse (KEH) or 2nd King Edward's Horse (2KEH)
Unless indicated with 2KEH the individual served in KC/KEH.Image of an unknown Australian serving in the Australian Squadron, King's Colonials (dates to 1903-10 from Squadron headdress badge) photograph courtesy of the Upway Museum, Victoria (with thanks to Phil Garland). ABBOTT
, Bertie. 1517. Private. Born in New South Wales, Australia in 1895. Discharged to the Reserve 18/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Lived in Bauple, Queensland post-War.
ALLEN, Albert E. 1373. Private. Transferred to the Reserve 27/06/1919. Noted in Old Comrades Bulletin No 1. as living in Adelaide, Australia.
ARCHIBALD, William Rae. 1064. Private. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Discharged 18/06/1919. Born in 1887 in Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the son of Barbara Rae and John Archibald. He married Nellie Elizabeth (Nell) Barrington in 1938 in Victoria. He took up a Soldier's Settlement of 370 acres of land at Pomonal, Victoria which was sold on in 1940. He died in 1958. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.BENNETT
, Walter. Private. No records identified.
BERCOVITZ, Solomon. 1104. Private. Entered France 15/09/1915. Taken Prisoner of War at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Interred in Dulmen Camp, Westphalia, Germany. Repatriated 29/11/1918. Discharged 22/06/1919.
BLACK, J. G. Private. No records identified.
BOILEAU, Gilbert Elliot. 1075. Corporal. Entered France 14/09/1915. Severely injured his leg 13/11/1918 and discharged 25/06/1919 due to the injury. Prior service in the Boer War with the Border Horse as Corporal 1473 and awarded Queen's South Africa (QSA) medal with Transvaal clasp. Born in 26/12/1875 in Mt Moriac, near Geelong, Victoria the son of Edmund William Pollen Boileau and Bridget Mary Walsh. Brother John Peter Boileau born 29/03/1876 in Mitiamo, Victoria also served with the Border Horse as a Trooper 1474 (John Pollen Boileau on QSA medal roll with Pollen being a middle name of his father) and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with Transvaal clasp. The brothers obviously enlisted together given their service numbers are consecutive. Gilbert died in 1952 in Cheltenham, Victoria and his brother John died in 1951.
BOWKER, John (Jack) Ryther Steer. 8. Private. Entered France 27/07/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Born 29/07/1888 in Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia to Florence Mary Marks and Dr Robert Steer Bowker (surgeon). He was educated at Barker College, Sydney 1902-06 and then studied medicine like his father at Middlesex Hospital, England in 1909. He married (unofficially) Elsie Emily Boyten in 1915 in England whom he met when he was boarding with her grandmother's family when he was in England studying to become a doctor. They had a daughter Beryl S. Bowker Boyten born in 1919. After living in Middlesex he then moved to Sydney without his family. He died on the 29/06/1944 in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia. Biography courtesy of Robin Hyland. Full length portrait photograph of a postcard sent to Elsie in 1915 courtesy of Robin Hyland under Nominal Roll entry and another photograph of him on enlistment in 1914 is shown in Figure 307.
BROOKER, Harry Hill. 1162. Private. Entered France Jun 1916. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers 26/06/1917. Later Lieutenant. From Wilkawatt, South Australia.
BROOKMAN, Charles J. 498. Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. Served pre-war KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Was with 'B' Squadron up until 1916 and then 'A' Squadron and then back to 'B' Squadron in 1918. Discharged 7/03/1919. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant. Born in Australia and lived in England post-war.BUCKLAND, Godfrey John. 583. Private. Born in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia on the 30/01/1893 and enlisted on 26/08/1914 in England. He was killed in action by a German rifle grenade on 7/08/1915 after seeing action at Ploegsteert Wood in July 1915. Buried in the RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Portrait photograph shown in Nominal Roll (courtesy of Peter Nemaric). Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. BUCKNELL, William Wentworth. 537. Private. Enlisted when at Cambridge University. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery Jan 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant. KIA 10/08/1917 'A' Battery 103rd Brigade from shellfire. Mentioned in Despatches. Born in Lewisham, Sydney, Australia in 1891. The son of Mr and Mrs William Wentworth Bucknell, Quambone Station, Coonamble, New South Wales. Portrait photograph of him pre-war under Nominal Roll entry.
BULL, George. 1603. Private. Discharged 9/05/1919. Served in same Troop as Lieutenant Francis 529. Australian. Married in 1936. Friend of Private Reginald (Bill) Wilson 456 and corresponded in 1957 whilst living on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.
BUTLER, Geoffrey Travers. Private. Entered France 8/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 48th Field Artillery Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Later Captain. Served in Volunteer Defence Corps WW2 as a Captain in 2nd Tasmanian Battalion. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 15/03/1890 the son of Charles William Butler and Beatrice (nee Travers). He married firstly Constance Lee and secondly Beatrice Gore Jones (nee Jones). He had one daughter Janet to his first marriage. When he returned to Tasmania he became a farmer at several places including Bagdad and Rowella. Claimed his 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal from an address in Sandy, Bay, Hobart, Tasmania. He died 6/03/1962. Extensive series of his letters in the Tasmanian Library Archives.CAMERON
, Donald Keith. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH 4/09/1914. Attached to Machine Gun Service 7-29/05/1915. Temporary Captain 26/07/1915. Entered France 15/01/1917. Transport Officer and Quarter Master 17/03/1917 - 17/11/1917. Attached to the Honourable Artillery Company 9/04/1918. Transferred to the Cameron Highlanders (Special Reserve) 23/04/1918 then 1st Battalion 17/06/1918 as Acting Captain. Staff Captain 4/01/1919 - 12/01/1920 as General Staff Officer at Army Headquarters in Germany. Captain 11/05/1920. Mentioned in Despatches 28/05/1918 for service in Italy. Born 1/05/1888 in Chudleigh, Tasmania the son of Donald Norman Cameron and Anne Lillias Scott and returned in 1931. In 1934 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Nationalist member for Wilmot, holding his seat until his defeat in 1937. He died In Nunawading, Victoria on 6/06/1967. Photograph on kingedwardshorse.net and as a Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.CHENERY, Harold. 1608. Private 2KEH. Died of a self-inflicted wound 3/11/1917 aged 24 at Moore Park Camp, Kilworth, County Cork, Ireland whilst attached to the 7th Officer Cadet Battalion. Correspondence from his Australian family to the Army regarding his place of burial indicate that his death by discharge of his rifle to his head was regarded as an accident. Harold was the son of Charles and Alice Chenery of the The Cedars, 24 Hillside Crescent, Launceston, Tasmania. He was born at Shoreham, Sussex and is buried in the KINGSTON-UPON THAMES CEMETERY, Surrey, UK with his body being repatriated for burial in Surrey by his relatives. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.
CHURCHOUSE, Reginald Rufus. 995. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 22/02/1918. Born in Aston, Warwickshire, England in Oct 1892, emigrated to Australia 1911 and worked in Queensland and returned post-war to Sydney. He married Laura Ballard in 1920 in Queensland and was married again this time to Josephine Isaacson in 1941 in Sydney and died there on 8/01/1957. Shown in a group photograph taken at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.CLAREY, John Charles Lee. 1788. Prior service in the British East Africa campaign potentially as a Private in the Northumberland Fusiliers 40115. Private 2KEH and transferred as a Private to the 11th Battalion, Tank Corps 302868. Died of Wounds 1/04/1918 aged 24. Born in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia the son of John King Clarey and Emma Beatrice Clarey of Fernbrook, Western Australia. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Roclincourt, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Photograph of gravestone available online.
COOKE, Ewin Edgar. 1580 Private. On 12 April 1918 Ewing sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and elbow in the Defence of Vieille Chapelle. He was admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, France. Discharged from KEH 13/02/1919. Born on 22/01/1892 in Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia the son of Samuel Robert Cooke and Isabella King. Married Dorothy Francis Hunter 31/03/1925 and they had one daughter Lorna Jean Cooke. Ran a champion dairy cattle stud at Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales and died there on 4/01/1972.
CORLETTE, Hubert Christian. The Honourable. Second Lieutenant 1902. Commanded 3rd Troop (Australian) 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials as Lieutenant 1/02/1903. Major in command of the Reserve Squadron KEH 11/06/1914. Placed on half pay 5/06/1915 and transferred as Temporary Major Royal Field Artillery, East Anglia Brigade 14/11/1915. He served as a Staff Officer in the RFA until the end of the war. He was born on 26/06/1869 in Concord, New South Wales, Australia the son of Reverend James Christian Corlette and Frances Edith (nee Manning) Corlette and educated at Sydney Grammar School, Sydney University, London University and the Slade School. He married Florence Gwynnedd Davies Berrington on 7/10/1903 in Llanfair Kilgeddin, Monmouthshire and worked as an architect and was awarded an Order of the British Empire. They had three children during their marriage. He died on 23/04/1956 in Hendon, Middlesex, at the age of 86. Brother was Brigadier General James Montagu Christian Corlette AIF awarded CMG DSO. Photograph of Major H. C. Corlette see Figure 4 and portrait photograph as a Major in 1917 wearing his KEH headdress badge shown under Nominal Roll entry courtesy of the Norfolk Museums Collection.
CRESWICK, Harry Forbes. Captain. 'A & B' Squadrons. Born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia on 24/01/1886. Arrived in England Aug 1906 and was a Second Lieutenant in the KEH in 1907 then Lieutenant in 1910. Commissioned Lieutenant 11/06/1914 (London Gazette 7/09/1914) later Captain. Married Alice Reid in 1910. Major attached to Australian Light Horse in 1935. Killed in a motor vehicle accident 17/08/1935 in Melbourne, Australia where he lived in Toorak. Captain in 1915 see Figure 19.
CROWLEY, John Nicholas. 1425. Corporal. Born 6/05/1894 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Enlisted KEH 17/01/1916 and arrived in France 12/09/1916. Posted to the Reserve 21/02/1919. WW2 Corporal DROEC 15/01/1941-30/07/1941. Died April 1950 in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Five family members served in WW1 of whom three (father, his brother and one of the three sons were KIA/DOW). See Nominal Roll entry for a portrait photograph from a montage entitled 'Fighting for the Flag, circa 1916' courtesy of the Australia War Memorial.
CUNINGHAME, Charles Lennox. Second Lieutenant 9th Cavalry Reserve, KEH, Lieutenant 3rd Hussars, Captain Reserve Regiment of Cavalry. Applied for medals from an address in East Africa. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Born in 1877 in Australia and died 8/04/1931 in Bayonne, France.DAVIDSON
, Douglas. 640. Private. 'B' Squadron. KIA 09/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle aged 34. Killed with Lieutenant Pinckney when trying to break through the German troops who had enveloped the bridge head at Vieille Chapelle. One of three sons of George D. and Emma Davidson, of "Geraldra", Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia. Name commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Portrait photograph shown in Nominal Roll entry. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.
DAWSON, Oswald Charles. 1106. Corporal. Enlisted after arriving in England 22/05/1915. Entered France 2/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers attached Royal Flying Corps 3/11/1916. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross 8/02/1919 when acting as Observer supporting the Desert Mounted Corps 19-26/09/1918 attached to 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps. Brother of Private Robert Dyer Dawson 1526 who also served in the KEH. Born Bombala, New South Wales, Australia on 1/01/1887 the son of Robert Weston Dawson and Eleanor Mary Bowler. Married Kathleen Elsie Fedden in Fiji on 17/03/1920. He died on 1/05/1974.DAWSON, Overend William James. 1668. Private. KIA 27/10/17. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Born 11/11/1881 in Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia the son of Robert Potter and Louisa Potter and grew up in Lancashire, England. Not related to the Dawson brothers, above and below. Photograph of gravestone shown under Nominal Roll entry.
DAWSON, Robert Dyer. 1526. Corporal. Discharged 22/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Brother of Corporal Oswald Charles Dawson 1106 who also served with KEH. Born in Bombala, New South Wales, Australia on 5/07/1884 and died in 5/03/1955 in Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia.
DEARLOVE, John George. 1017. Corporal. Enlisted 23/03/1915 and entered France 2/10/1915. Wounded at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 and awarded Silver War Badge 458230. Discharged 6/01/1919. Possibly born in Kooringa, South Australia on 23/11/1896 and died in Broken Hill in 1938.
DEVINE, Edward Feron. 1128. Discharged 14/04/1919. Born in South Shields in 1893 and went to South Shields Marine School. Then at 15 was serving on the merchant vessel Pythomene. He followed his elder brother, also a mariner, to Australia in about 1905 and both settled in Sydney, followed by his wife and her mother in 1911. His brother Charles Lawford Devine volunteered for the Royal Naval Reserve and as a Lieutenant Commander on the monitor HMS M-28 was killed on 20/01/1918 aged 30 by a direct hit from the battlecruiser Goeben when it and the light cruiser Breslau sought to escape from the Dardanelles. Charles and Edward were the sons of Charles Feron Divine and Ellen R. L. Divine of 'Primera', Ryde Road, Hunters Hill, New South Wales; Australia. Charles was the husband of Joan Divine, of Buckfastleigh, Devon, England and is commemorated on a Memorial at the Lancashire Landing Cemetery. Edward died on 26/10/1937 when 5 days earlier he fell into the hold of the postal ship Olympia in Sydney Harbour. His wife never got over it. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Photograph of Edward in maritime uniform circa 1908 and biographical information courtesy of Giles F. Russell, descendant.
DRYSDALE, Cluny Leslie. 1206. Private. 'B' Squadron. Injured in railway accident 13/03/1918. Discharged 15/03/1919. Born Armadale, Victoria, Australia 1895 the son of George Russell Drysdale and Mary Drysdale Russell and died in Herbert, Queensland 4/07/1931.
DUNSTAN, John Llewellyn. Private. Served pre-WW1 KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery and served in WW2 as a Private 31 with the Australian Garrison Battalion 1941-1944.DUUS, William Hanson. 892. Lance Corporal. Enlisted in London. Born in Chewton, Victoria, Australia and KIA 23/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Name commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. ELLIOTT
, G. M. Private. Australian died 4/03/1957 noted in Old Comrades Bulletin.
EVANS, Rupert. Private. Not on Medal Rolls but Rupert could have been a nickname for Private Gerard Evans 1183.FEARNLEY, William George. 1503. Private. Died of Wounds 26/08/1917 aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Fearnley of 31 St. James St., Leeds. Born in Norwich, Norfolk, England in 1892. Returned from Australia in 1915 to enlist. Buried in Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. Brother of Private Ernest Walter Fearnley, 1504 KIA 31/07/1917. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.
FIELDING, Morris Glanville. 201. Corporal. 2nd Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH 1915. Joined the Oxford University Troop of KEH 2/01/1912. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 5/05/1916, Captain from Jan 1917 in the 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Wounded three times and awarded the Military Cross 13/11/1916 for gallantry at Beaumont Hamel. Born in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia on 30/06/1892 and after being ordained he worked as Curate then Rector in Sydney before his death there on 27/11/1972. Taken from an excellent article on Captain Fielding MC by Peter Nemaric published in the 'Sabretache' XXXVII: 34-36, 1996 with several photographs of him.
FITZ-HERBERT, John Aloysius. 326. Private KEH. Born in Launceston, Tasmania on 19/05/1892. Enlisted in KEH in 1913 whilst at Trinity College, Cambridge and originally attended Sydney University. Arrived in France 22/04/1915 with 'C' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery 20/10/1915 and absorbed into Anti-Aircraft Section, Royal Artillery 7/06/1916. Lieutenant 1/07/1917. Seconded to Royal Flying Corps 31/08/1917. Observor with 15 Squadron RAF 1/04/1018 and wounded 2/05/1918 in aeroplane crash near Amiens. Returned to England 3/06/1918 and transferred to Royal Garrison Artillery 3/06/1918. Awarded Military Cross 1917 and Mentioned in Despatches. Became a Professor at Adelaide University from 1928 and died in South Australia 15/04/1970. Commemorated on Sydney University Roll.
FRANCIS, Ernest (Jim) William. 529. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 14/09/1915. Lieutenant KEH. Same Troop as Private George Bull. Born 6/02/1891 in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia. Ran a riding school at Cranbourne, Victoria. Two sons one of whom was killed in WW2. Served in the Citizen Military Forces in WW2. Died 21/09/1960 in Moorooduc, Victoria.
FRASER, John Neville (known as Neville). Private. Enlisted KEH 24/08/1914. Entered France 24/08/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery attached to 'D' Battery, 105th Brigade, 23rd Division. Promoted to Lieutenant in Jan 1916. Wounded 25/08/1917. Promoted to Captain in 1918. Returned to Victoria, Australia on 24/12/1918. Born the son of the Honourable Simon Fraser, Senator for Victoria on 6/08/1890 in Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria. He was educated at Melbourne Grammar School, before going up to Trinity College, Melbourne. From there he studied in England at Magdalen College, Oxford and became a first class cricketer. He served in the Royal Australian Air Force in WW2 and he died in the Sydney suburb of Lindfield in January 1962. His son Malcolm would serve as the Prime Minister of Australia from 1975 to 1983.
FULLER, Charles S. Lieutenant. Corporal. 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion Manchester Regiment 24/10/1916. Second Lieutenant 1st Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Awarded Military Cross. KIA 11/11/1917 while on an offensive patrol when the wings of Nieuport Scout aircraft B6798 folded and collapsed during a dive on Dickebusch Lake, the aircraft crashed and he was drowned. Born 21/12/1887 in Hobart, Tasmania the son of Sidney Holgate Fuller and Emma Davis. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll.GARDINER
, Jack D. G. (Puss). 1323. Private. Australian transferred to reserve 17/06/19. Likely to have been born in 1885 (David Jack Gardiner) and married on 16/11/1929 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to Jessie Hedwig Eustazia de Kierski. Died in Sydney 1/06/1951. Photograph see Figure 31.
GREEN, Roland. Private. Australian. No records identified beyond note in Old Comrades Association bulletin.
GREGORY, Warwick E. C. Private. Living in Sydney in 1950. No records identified beyond note in Old Comrades Association bulletin.HADDIN
, John Stanley (Jack). 1224. Sergeant. Born in Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia on 10/07/1894 the son of James Fleming Haddin and Sophie Mary King. Discharged 4/11/1919. Married Stella Hilditch Mayne on 28/02/1921 at Tamworth, New South Wales. Died in St. Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales in 1967. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Shown in photograph of Australians in the 4th Troop of the Reserve Squadron at the Curragh in 1915 (Figure 28).
HAGGER, Robert Lawrence. Private. King's Colonials for a year and 68 days prior to 1910. Enlisted in Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) 27/02/1917 as Private 18111 in the Army Medical Corps and was discharged 21/10/1919. Next of kin on AIF enlistment papers given as his wife Leonora G. Matilda Young who lived in Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia having emigrated in 1910. Born in March 1885 in Royston, Cambridgeshire, England and died in Sydney in 1978.HAM, Frank Livingstone. Second Lieutenant. Commissioned 22/07/1915. Born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Vctoria, Australia on 25/05/1878 the son of The Honourable Cornelius Job Ham and Hattie White Latham. Attended Geelong Grammar School and death reported in 'The Corian' School magazine May 1916. Died suddenly in service 13/02/16 of acute laryngitis reported dead in his quarters by Lieutenant Alan W. Lade. Full military funeral. Buried in CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND. Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll.
HARRIS, Hubert Lacell. 133. Private KEH. Acting Company Serjeant Major Royal Engineers. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers 29/05/1917. Royal Field Artillery. Lieutenant . He was born at Leichardt, Sydney in 1866 and educated at James-street School and Perth Technical. He was married to Marjorie Arrow, daughter of Lena and the late James Arrow, on the 27/03/1915. He was mobilised with the KEH in England in August, 1914, and proceeded to France as a Private on the 21/04/1915. In December, 1916, he returned to England and went through a Cadet School, and was later posted to No. 17 Officer Cadet Battalion, and three months later was gazetted to the Northumberland Fusiliers as a Second Lieutenant. From the 4/10/1917 until the 6/12/1917 he passed through the Army Signal School at Dunstable, obtaining Officer Instructor' s Certificate. He was then drafted to France, and posted to the 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, but on the 6/07/1918, returned to England to go through six months signal course at Hayne Park, Signal Depot, Bedford. Later he was transferred to the Royal Engineers Signal Section. He was gazetted Lieutenant on the 30/11/1918, and demobilised on the 15/02/1919. He left Newcastle-on-Tyne for Australia in May, 1919. Settled in Claremont, Western Australia and died in 1967. His brother Lieutenant Ernest William Harris born in 1889 in New South Wales was KIA on 5/5/1917 at Bullecourt, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France with the 3rd Australian Machine Gun Corps.
HARVEY, William Charles Phillips. Lieutenant. Served in pre-war KEH. Promoted from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant in 11/06/1913. Seconded to the Colonial Office 24/08/1914. Born in Newtown, New South Wales, Australia in 1881 and died in 1961 in Victoria.
HAWKINS, Thomas. 1219. Private. Enlisted 11/08/1915 and wounded at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 and discharged 11/09/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 16881. Born 31/03/1895 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Served in WW2 with the Australian Salvage Section 1941-44. Died in Brisbane on 19/06/1953. Identified in a photograph take at The Curragh in 1915 shown in Figure 28.
HELLMAN, Arthur L. 1936. Private. Served in the Australian Imperial Force as a Driver 62 in the 1st Divisional Signal Company from 17/08/1914 until discharged on medical grounds on 20/04/1916. Supported troop landings at Gallipoli and return of wounded to Mudros, did not go ashore but was shelled. Applied for Gallipoli medallion. Served with South African Expeditionary Force from 17/10/1916 until Oct/1917. Discharged in England he then joined KEH and served in France until discharged 9/05/1919. He then served with the Malay States Volunteer Regiment from 1920-32 being commissioned as a Captain in 1928. Further served in WW2 1940-43 as a Warrant Officer Class 2 NX14481 seeing action at Tobruk with 2/17th Battalion, Signal Section where he was wounded. He was born on 4/07/1892 in Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and married in 1945 in Katoomba, New South Wales. He died on 11/08/1976 in Sydney.
HESP, George. Private. Born 8/02/1865 in West Heslerton, Yorkshire, England and died 29/09/1953 in Gordonvale, Queensland, Australia.
HOPE, Roland Wallace (Rowlie). 1048. Lieutenant. Enlisted 21/04/1915 and entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 10/07/1915. On 5/10/1915 went back to Hare Park Camp, The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland for further training until late in 1916. Severely wounded neck and shoulder with gunshot wounds 9/04/1918 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle and admitted 14th General Hospital, Wimereux. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1919. Born 2/01/1896 the son of George Hope and Agnes Gray nee Wallace of ‘Gnotuk’, Camperdown and died 9/11/1970. Educated at Camperdown Grammar School and Geelong College. Lived in Geelong, Victoria, Australia post-war and served as a Lieutenant Colonel 6th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps in WW2. Captain in photograph taken at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.JEFFREY,
S. W. 1831. Private. 2KEH. 'Came from Australia' noted on British War Medal Roll.
JONES, Robert W. 1888. Private. Discharged 14/04/1919. Did not serve in France. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Noted as being from Australia.
JONES, Wilfred. 1560. Private. Enlisted 15/06/1916. Wounded at the Battle of Paschendaele, France in 1917 with a gun shot wound to the hand, which damaged his nerves in the his hand and it became almost a claw. Discharged in Longford, Ireland on 28/08/1918 due to being classed as physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 16880. Born 1897 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England, married Catherine Stewart in Longford, Ireland in 1917 and he died in Putney, England. Appears to have emigrated to Australia.JUDD, William Mouatt. 1261. Private. KIA 09/04/1918 at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. The son of W. H. Judd from Mittagong, New South Wales. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.KEYS
, John Hunt. 1602. Private. 2nd Troop, 'C' Squadron. Transferred to Rifle Brigade S/29116 Dec 1916. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 12th Battalion Cheshire Regiment 3/08/1917. Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1881, claimed British War Medal and Victory Medal in 1920 from an address in Bengalla, New South Wales in 1920.
KIBBLE, Sydney George. 1228. Sergeant Major. Serjeant then Acting Warrant Officer Class 2. Born in Redfern, New South Wales on 19/05/1876, educated at Hawkesbury Agricultural College and was a grazier at Mt Tambourine in Queensland. He served as Private 122 in the 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry and saw service in the 2nd Boer War having enlisted on 1/01/1900 in Brisbane. He sailed to South Africa on the 13/01/1900 aboard the S.S. Maori King. He transferred to the Transvaal Mounted Police on the 19/06/1900 and returned to Australia on 3/05/1901 and was discharged 17/05/1901. He enlisted in the King Edward's Horse on the 11/08/1915 and was in 1st Section of the 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron in June 1917. Shot and wounded in the knee by a sniper at Pilkem Ridge, Passchendale on 31/07/1917 and discharged physically unfit on 6/10/1917. Awarded Silver War Badge 304,165. He died of natural causes in Battersea, London in March 1944. Photograph in the uniform of the King Edward's Horse from "The Australasian Traveller" dated 4/03/1916. Courtesy of the State Library of Queensland and biographical information from the Virtual War Memorial, Sydney https://vwma.org.au/explore/people/786363.LADE
, Allan Wettenhall. 710. Corporal. 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 11/08/1915 later Lieutenant. Brother of Sam Wade 711. Born 27/03/1890 in Ringarooma, Tasmania, Australia the son of the son of John Harvey Lade Snr. and Mrs Edith Maria Warde Wettenhall (nee Wilks) and died 12/07/1974 at Balnarring Beach, Victoria.LADE, John Harvey (Sam). 711. Private. 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry 14/08/1916 attached to 1/5th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment. Brother of Allan Wade 710. Died of Wounds 5/10/1917. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LAMB, Harold Benjamin. 22. Squadron Sergeant Major. Served pre-war KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Leutenant 22/10/1915 and Temporary Captain 24/10/1917 with the Army Service Corps Entered France Jan 1917. Awarded Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal 1/07/1913. Born Turnham Green, Middlesex, England on 3/06/1883 and died in Manly, New South Wales, Australia on 6/07/1939. Awarded British War and Victory medals as a Captain in the Army Service Corps. Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal held in a private collection in Australia.
LAVERS, H. H. 6. Lance Corporal. Awarded Coronation medal 1911 as a Private (Trooper). Became an Infantry Officer and served in France. Possibly with Royal West Kent Regiment as a Lieutenant.
LEAKE, Edward (Ned) J. 1220. Serjeant 'A' Squadron. Born in Warnambool, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Leslie. Enlisted 11/08/1915 and awarded the Military Medal, French Croix de Guerre and the French Medaile Militaire as a Lance Serjeant. Posted to the Reserve 5/04/1919. Photograph of Serjeant Leake mounted 5/11/15 (Courtesy Great War Forum) shown under Nominal Roll entry.
LEAKE, Leslie 1221. Serjeant. Born in 1894, brother of Edward. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Posted to the Reserve 5/4/19.
LOADER, Ernest. 976. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Sniper at La Bourse 18/03/1916. Discharged 26/04/1919 from Trench Mortar Battery. From Australia.
LOWE, Rupert. 1943. Private. Served as Lance Corporal, 552, 4th Victorian Mounted Rifles in the Boer War before KEH. Born in Geelong, Australia. Saw service with Citizen's Military Forces in WW2. Died 22/07/1965 aged 86. Further details in an article by Peter Nemaric: 'Sabretache': XLI, 8-14, March 2000.
LUCAS, Frederick J. 648. Lance Corporal KEH. Private Corps of Hussars 80211, Private 13th Hussars 535929. Entered France 21/04/1915. Noted as being an Australian and wounded at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 with head arm and leg shrapnel and gunshot wounds. Noted as serving as a Private in 13th Hussars in Jan 1920 in medal roll. Mentioned in Van Agnew's book 'Memoirs of a Veteran Volunteer'.MACBEAN
, Ian Bryce. 121. Sergeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned KEH 24/11/1915 as a Second Lieutenant KEH upon return to the Curragh, Ireland. Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Address on Medal Index Card is form the Mercantile Club, Durban, South Africa. Born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England in 1888 the son of John MacBean and Marion Watt (Hendrie) MacBean and left from Claremont, Western Australia to enlist ('The Daily News' newspaper, Perth, 3/02/1916). Brother Second Lieutenant Colin Hendrie MacBean, 10th Australian Light Horse Mentioned in Despatches was born 1892 in Fairfield, Victoria but grew up in Claremont was KIA 29/08/1915 at Gallipoli. Photograph of Ian B. MacBean as a Lieutenant shown in Figure 31.
MacDONALD, John Norman. Major. Sergeant of the Cambridge troop in 1907. Second Lieutenant 'C' Squadron KEH 1910. Major in command of 'B' Squadron during WW1. KEH 1910. Captain in 1915 see Figure 19. Wounded at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Awarded Mentioned in Despatches. Studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Caius College, Cambridge. Born in Australia 8/04/1888 at Woollhara, New South Wales, Australia; married Iris Hughes in Bombay, India on 28/01/1926 and died 2/04/1972 at Eastbourne, England.
MACINTOSH, E. Private. No records identified.
MacKINNON, Donald. Captain. Served pre-war KEH. 'A, B and C' Squadrons. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant March 1914. Entered France 04/1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 5/06/1915. Attached to 21st London Regiment and sustained shrapnel wound 29/03/1916 and was invalided to England. In 1916-17 he commanded reserve units in Ireland. He returned to France as a captain in 1918 and, following the Armistice, again embarked for Ireland. At All Saints Church, Grangegorman, Dublin, on 12/06/1917 he had married Minella Beatrice Seymour. Discharged 25/03/1919. He was born on 30/04/1892 at Prahran, Melbourne, eldest of six children of Victorian-born parents Donald MacKinnon, barrister, and his wife Hilda Eleanor Marie, née Bunny. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria and New College, Oxford, England 1911-13 and served with the KEH University Troop from 1911. Post-war he lived in England then South America and attended the third KEH re-union there in 1945. Awarded a Companion of the British Empire in 1958 and served as the Australian Ambassador to Brazil in 1957. He died on 2/05/1975 in Terang, Victoria. Photograph as a Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.
MARTIN, Cecil Charles. 1725. Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private 389719 to the 655th Company, Labour Corps in Jul 1917. Enlisted 2KEH 12/07/1915 at Hampton, London. Invalided from France 20/02/1916 with rheumatism. Prior service with New South Wales Imperial Bushmen as Private 818 in the Boer War. Born in Madely, Staffordshire, England 27/12/1874. Traveled to England to enlist from Mudgee, New South Wales on SS 'Mooltan' 27/06/1915. Medals received by his brother 25/08/1921 as Cecil died 24/02/1921.
MAXWELL, A. 2057. Private. Australian. No records identified.
McARTHY, Justin Ernest. 1101. Private. Entered France 19/10/1915. Private Labour Corps 424157. Discharged 8/06/1919. Born in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia on 24/12/1878 and died 10/05/1929 in Moss Vale, New South Wales.
McCRACKEN, Edward. 1105. Sergeant. Entered France 8/09/1915. Discharged 3/04/1919. Australian. Awarded Military Medal and bar. Bar to Military Medal awarded for gallantry at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. No additional records identified - several E. McCracken arrivals in Australia from England circa 1890.
McCULLOCH, William B. (Wally). 1047. Lieutenant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 21/12/1915. Commanded 1st Troop 'C' Squadron in 1918. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant for gallantry 9/11/918 at Maulde. Born 17/03/1889 in Warbreccan, Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia, educated at Geelong College, married Mary Viola Molly Atherton on 5/01/1926 and died in 1/11/1969 at Balranaid, New South Wales.
McGREGOR Alan W. 1130. Private. Entered France 20/10/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From Australia.
McINTOSH, Alexander James. 1046. Acting Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 16/02/1917 later Lieutenant. Born 10/12/1890 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia. Traveled to England on RMS 'Medina' Aug 1914 to enlist in KEH. Married Islay Stewart McArthur (from South Yarra, Victoria) in Dublin, Ireland on 28/05/1917. Applied for medals from England in 1921. Noted in Old Comrades Association as active in Australia in 1965. Died in 25/05/1973 in Armadale, Victoria.McLAY, James. 1499. Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Born in Marong, Victoria, Australia on 23/10/1883 the son of Mrs. and the late J. McLay of Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia. Worked in Argentina and left there in Aug 1916 to enlist in England. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal. Remembered on the Honour Roll of the Marong Presbyterian Church and the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.
MOFFAT, Leslie Palmer. 'C' Squadron. Commissioned as a Temporary Second Lieutenant KEH on 9/12/1915. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant for gallantry at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Transferred as a Lieutenant to the 31st Lancers, Indian Army. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal and Indian General Service Medal with clasps for Afghanistan and North West Frontier 1919. May have married Elizabeth Aloysius Doyle in March 1920 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland and had a son in Australia. Lieutenant Palmer is known to have lived in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and applied for his medals from there in 1925. Photograph shown as Figure 31.
MONTGOMERY, John McLean. 1049. Private. Enlisted in 1915 and entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 12/07/1915. Temporary Lieutenant Mar 1917. Lost his commission and was Court Martialed in April 1918 as a result of chronic alcoholism after the death of his father 1916. Born in Balaclava, Melboure, Victoria, Australia on 12/01/1890 the son of Dr J. P. Montgomery who practiced in Camperdown, Victoria and he died 9/09/1922 in Terang, Victoria. AIF attestation papers for service abroad.
MOORE, Albert William (Bertie). 1091. Serjeant. Entered France 15/09/1915. Served with 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916. Gunshot wound to right hand sustained in Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 17/01/1919. Born in 1881 in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA) and married Dora Margaret (Daisy) FERGUSON on 5/02/1908 in Swan, WA and he died in the Williams District, WA on 9/03/1957.
MURRAY, Eric Moray. 966. Private. Lieutenant. Australian. 'C' Company. Arrived in France 22/04/1915 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the KEH 15/04/1917 later Lieutenant. A sniper who had a lucky escape when a shot by a German sniper passed down the barrel of his own rifle as he was about to take a shot. Born in North Adelaide, South Australia 13/05/1894 and died 23/07/1953. A series of his letters to his fiancee Miss Jean Marjorie Knox whilst in the KEH are (held by the Australian War Memorial) whom he married on 17/02/1918 in Manhattan, New York, USA. The letters contain little detail of his military service but provide an interesting insight into the hopes for peace and a return to 'normal' lives.
MURTON, Herbert Murray 1093. Private. 'C' Squadron KIA 16/01/16 aged 29 by shellfire. A sniper and entered France 16/06/1915. Son of Mr. W. A. Murton of "Kerribree" 661 Inkerman Road, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. Born in Rochester, Kent, England on 8/12/1886 and attended Hamilton College, Victoria. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, FRANCE. Entitled to 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. NOTT
, Edward Ross. Private. Entered France 11/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment before transferring to the 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Severely wounded at the Battle of Loos in Sep 1915 and invalided back to England. Returned to France Apr 1916. Served as Intelligence Office and commanded Battalion snipers. DoW 13/07/1916 received on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1/07/1916. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, the Somme, Picardie, France. Awarded Military Cross 25-26/09/1915 for gallantry at Hill 70. Mentioned in Despatches. Medals claimed by his father A. R. Nott, c/o David Jones Ltd, Finsbury Court, London, England. Born in Strathfield, Sydney, Australia on 15/11/1893 and his mother was Alice May (Ross) Jones. Portrait photograph and notice of his death in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' newspaper 18/07/1916 shown under Nominal Roll entry.O'HALLORAN-GILES
, Hugh (Hew). Private. Pre-war King's Colonials/KEH with University Troop whilst attending Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1909-12 studying law after attending Tonbridge School, England 1907-08. Enlisted 1914 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in Dec 1914. Entered France 19/08/1915. Served in Salonika with 'C' Battery, 114th Brigade, 26th Division 1916-19. Promoted to Major and awarded French Croix de Guerre and Mentioned in Despatches 11/06/1918. Born 27/10/1889 in Mitcham, Adelaide, South Australia. Served in WW2 as a Major, 57th Brigade Royal Field Artillery SX24509, Australian Military Forces. Died 7/04/1987 at the age of 97 as one of the last of the King's Colonials/KEH. Brother of Second Lieutenant Robert O'Halloran Giles KEH.
O'HALLORAN GILES, Robert. Private Hussars 34111. Second Lieutenant KEH promoted to Lieutenant Dec 1917. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 at defence of Vieille Chapelle with 4th Troop, 'A' Squadron and DOW 26/04/18 aged 21. Son of Thomas O'Halloran Giles and Jean O'Halloran Giles, of Adelaide, Australia. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, BELGIUM. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. Brother of Hew O'Halloran Giles, KEH.
Hew. Lieutenant. Portrait photograph on www.kingewardshorse.net
PAIN, Kenneth Wellesley. 225. Private KEH. Article in Sydney Morning Herald in 1916 states that in August 1914 he re-joined the King Edward's Horse indicating prior-service in pre-war 1914 possibly whilst attending Cambridge or Oxford University. From Australia. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery (RFA) 8/12/1914. Embarked for France 19/09/1915. Served in Salonika as Adjutant to 117th Brigade RFA from Feb 1916. Severely wounded 27/02/1916. Captain RFA on British War Medal and Victory Medal roll. Mentioned in Despatches. Born 18/01/1889 in Sydney New South Wales the son of the Bishop of Gippsland, Sale, Victoria, Australia and married Mabel Naish 19/08/1915 in Woking, England and died 01/02/1959 in Sydney. Lived in Concord, Sydney in 1924. His son Graeme Kenneth KIA with the Royal Australian Air Force in 1944. Named in 'Our Forgotten Volunteers: Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War One' by Bojan Pajic.PEEL
, A. R. (John). Private. Australian. No records identified.PHILP, Richard William Manning Haigh. 495. Private. Commissioned 9/11/1914 as a Captain 91st Brigade Royal Field Artillery and entered France 21/07/1915. KIA 5/10/1916. Buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, Piacardie, the Somme, France. Born 9/11/1888 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the son of Richard Philp and Gertrude Manning from Geelong, Victoria. Married Kathleen Philp in Sussex, England in Jan 1915. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals and Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette) 4/01/1917. Medals claimed by his widow from an address in Toorak, Melbourne. Commemorated on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.
PORTUS, Garnet Vere (Jerry). Private King's Colonials. Served 1909 from comments made about serving under the same Serjeant-Major as Watson Douglas Shennen in his obituary in 1937. Born 7/06/1883 in Morpeth, New South Wales and died 15/06/1954 in Adelaide, South Australia. An academic historian, author and theologian who studied at Sydney University and Oxford University 1909-1911 where no doubt he enlisted in the King's Colonials. A Rhodes scholar and played rugby for England.
PRIESTLEY, Charles. 1095. Private. Entered France 15/09/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Australian. Shown in photograph in Figure 22 of Hotchkiss Machine Gun team at Valhuon in 1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.RANDERS
, Harold K. 1722. Private. 'B' and 'C' Squadron. Posted as missing at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 15/03/1919. Born in Denmark but grew up pre-war in Australia. Settled in Argentina after the war. Died 13/02/1943 after being attacked by a co-worker on a ranch. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.
ROSS, Outram (Rossie). 703. Acting Corporal. 2nd Troop 'B' Squadron in 1915. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 27/05/1917 later Temporary Lieutenant Tank Corps. Born in the Cedars near Mackay, Queensland, Australia 27/05/1886 the son of Henry Ross. Was in America when war was declared and went to England to enlist. Married Sylvia May Burbidge in Brisbane 11/08/1919. Settled in New Zealand where he died in KatiKati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand in 1961.SADLIER, John Raymond. 1102. Private. Entered France 18/11/1915. Commissioned 26/03/1918 as a Second Lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry. Born in Grange, South Australia in 1893 the son of Nicholas Clarke and Johanna Georgina (nee' Sturgess) Sadlier and he was raised in the McLaren Vale, Onkaparinga, South Australia. Educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia and employed as a Bank Clerk. He left for England to enlist in February 1915. He was later invalided to England suffering from trench fever and when it was determined he was not likely to recover sufficiently to return to the firing line, was posted to the Palace Barracks in Belfast, Ireland as an instructor. He died of a war related illness in England on 26/11/1918. He was buried in Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire. Commemorated on the Adelaide National War Memorial, Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board and the Australian Virtual War Memorial (with portrait photograph). Note that his name is incorrectly recorded as Sadleir on many documents. Brothers DeVere and Charles both enlisted from the Argentine and served in the British Army and their sister Angela served in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve.
SAILL, Edward C. 935. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 5/04/1918. Born 25/05/1891 in Croydon, Surrey, England, married Lillian Rose Rice and lived post-war Peakhurst, Sydney, Australia until his death on 4/07/1976. Portrait photograph as a Lieutenant in the KEH shown under Nominal Roll entry.SAYER, William Thomas. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 160th Field Company, Royal Engineers 20/09/1915. KIA 5/06/1916 while preparing to set mines close to German workings at Vermilles. Born in 1888 and raised in Geelong, Victoria, Australia educated at Geelong Grammar School and Ballarat School of Mines. He was a mine manager in Queensland before travelling to the United States of America in 1912 to further his mining experience. Second son of the late J. W. Sayer and Mrs. Sayer, Newtown, Geelong. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France and the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. Photograph shown under Nominal Roll entry.SIMPSON, Brian George Cannon. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant, 20th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, B.E.F., France. Enlisting in England, where he was studying sculpture, 4th August, 1914, joined KEH and later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, volunteering for Trench Mortar Section. Early education at Sydney Church of England Grammar School. Later at St. Paul's College, University of Sydney 1910-1912 Bachelor of Arts. He gave his life through an act of initial bravery, climbing a tree in full view of the German Lines to shoot a sniper and was hit coming down. Died of Peritonitis 29/07/1915 ensuing from wounds received on 22nd July aged 22. Son of the late George Hamilton Cassan Simpson and Lilian Thompson of Sydney New South Wales. Born 1 Nov 1892 in New South Wales, Australia and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium. Photograph in RHA uniform.SIMPSON, George Barre Goldie. Private. King's Colonials 1906-09. Born in Woolahra, New South Wales in 1887. Served with 'A' Company 4th Battalion AIF as Lance Corporal 866. Embarked Australia 20/10/1914. KIA at Gallipoli 6/09/1915. Son of Archibald Henry and Alice Marion Simpson. Buried in Johnston's Jolly Cemetery.
SLY, Alec Foushew. 873. Private 2KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment 8/03/1916, later a Lieutenant in the Nigeria Regiment. Australian but unable to identify any additional records.
SMITH, John. 1397. Private. Enlisted 11/01/1916 and entered France 7/09/1916. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918 with gun shot wound shoulder and face. Commissioned as a Reverend in the Australian Imperial Force 6/02/1919. Born in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1875. Applied for medals from Kattaning, Western Australia where he was a Minister pre and post-war. British War Medal and Victory medal held by the Western Australian museum. Brother Private David Smith, 1427 with the 7th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force was KIA at Gallipoli on 8/08/1915 and buried in Johnston's Jolly Cemetery.STEWART, William Malcolm. 918. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 6/04/1915. Entered France 5/01/1916. Later Captain attached to the 23rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. He attended St Peter’s College, Adelaide 1894 -1899 and sometime after leaving went to South Africa, where at 19 years of age he joined the Natal Light Horse. He subsequently joined the Third Australian Contingent. After being present in several engagements he returned to the Commonwealth with them. Captain Stewart obtained a commission in the Rhodesian Military Police, and thence went to England to enlist. Died of Wounds 27/10/1916 at the Battle of Flers-Courceletteon on the Somme. Mentioned in Despatches. Born in Port Pirie, South Australia in Apr 1881 the son of Robert Walter and Gertrude Theodora Fydell Stewart (nee Lindsay). Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France. Commemorated on the Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board.
STRETCH, Samuel Alexander Cliffe. 1218. Private. Enlisted 6/08/1915. Discharged 12/07/1919. Served in WW2 as Corporal V236291 with 7th Volunteer Defence Corps 1942-45. Born 23/06/1894 in Rokewood, Victoria, Australia and educated at Geelong College. Married Agatha Mary Crawford in 1924 in Victoria and they had two children during their marriage. He died 5/07/1957 in Ballarat, Victoria.
SULLIVAN, Kevin Irving. 1216. Acting Corporal. Enlisted 13/08/1915. Promoted to Acting Corporal 17/03/1916 and reverted to Lance Corporal on being charged with gambling in Corporals Room 19/03/1916 at Curragh with 4th Troop, Reserve Squadron. Served in France from 17/07/1916, promoted to Lance Corporal 17/04/1917 as a Machine Gunner. Served in Italy 20/12/1917 until 10/03/1918. Taken Prisoner of War 5/11/1918 having been and posted as Missing in Action 9/04/1918 and interred in a camp at Gardelegen, Germany. Treated for Exposure incurred whilst a Prisoner of War at Lille Hospital. Repatriated to Dover 19/11/1918. Discharged 22/06/1919. Born in Glebe, New South Wales in 1894 and was employed as a farmer at a a cattle station at Coonamba, New South Wales and family home was at Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Post war worked in Queensland and died in 1955 in Newtown, New South Wales. Details from Service papers and Red Cross Missing In Action and Wounded record, Australian War Memorial. Appears in photograph of 4th Troop Reserve Squadron, Curragh, 1915 as shown in Figure 28.SYME, David Allan. Private. 'C' Squadron. Born in Kew, Victoria, Australia in 1893 the son of Mr and Mrs Francis Syme. Educated at Brighton Grammar School and Clare College, Cambridge. Went to England in 1913. Enlisted KEH and likely to have seen service with University Troop pre-War whilst at Cambridge. Commissioned in KEH and went to France and then transferred to Tank Corps where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and then promoted to Captain. Trained in England before returning to France and wounded in 1917. Served post war in the Berkshire Regiment then joined Royal Tank Regiment as a Major. KIA 8/08/1944 in Normandy as a Lieutenant Colonel and buried in BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Awarded Military Cross. Obituary in the 'Melbourne Age' newspaper 31/08/1944. Brother Sergeant Noel Herbert Syme born in January 1892 in Palmerston North, New Zealand and KIA 10/05/1917 with 1st Australian Divisional Supply Column. Noel is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery, Grevillers, France.TEARE
, John Stewart. 437. Private KEH. Entered France Dec 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the attached to 108th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Awarded the Military Cross in 1916. KIA 31/07/1917. Born in Blawyn, Victoria, Australia in 1893 the son of John Corlett and Marion Melville Teare of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was working for Bennie, Teare and Co. and he enlisted in England in 1914, when he was at Birmingham University studying electrical engineering. His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Belgium and the Australian War Memorial. His elder brother, Athol M. Teare, served in the Australian Imperial Force, New South Wales Division and gained an Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was wounded in this action and hospitalised in England before returning to the front. He returned to Australia after the war. His younger brother Philip Teare joined the Australian Imperial Force becoming a Captain in the artillery. Photograph of John Teare in the uniform of the RFA available.
THOMAS, David Lewis. 1280. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 253rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers Sep 1916. KIA 30/03/1918. Born in 1881 the son of William and Ann Thomas of Happy Valley, Victoria, Australia and was educated at the Dana Street School, Buley's Grenville College and then the Ballarat School of Mines. He went to South Africa in 1906 and managed a gold mine in Rhodesia where he enlisted as a Private in the KEH. Buried in the ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, France. Biography and civilian portrait photograph can be found at https://bih.federation.edu.au/index.php/David_L._Thomas. His brother William Thomas noted as in service in West Africa.
THOMSON, Ninian Alan. 1065 Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 20/07/1915 KEH. Lieutenant KEH 08/1916 and became Signaling Officer HQ staff 04/1917 to 10/1918. Lived in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. Director of Mauri Brothers and Thomson. Died 2/04/1952 in Sydney.
TOOGOOD, Percy William. 653. Private. KIA 25/08/1915 aged 27. Percy was born at Rosehill, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales on 15th June, 1888 to parents Laurence William and Eliza Toogood (nee Jones). From newspaper reports Percy was practising dental surgery in the town of Condobolin, in the central west region of New South Wales, between 1911 & 1912. From newspaper reports Percy went to New Zealand then on to England & had arrived in England a fortnight before war broke out. In early January, 1915, Percy wrote to Mr Stenmark, for whom he had worked for in his dental practice at Parramatta, advising that he joined the KEH in London & expected to be on active service soon. Percy enlisted at Watford with the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line. Percy died on 25/08/1915 at Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. Information from UK Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects records that Percy committed suicide, however, Australian newspaper reports state that he died from wounds received in action. The death of Percy was registered in the September quarter, 1915 in the district of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. Private Percy William Toogood was buried in St. Andrew’s Churchyard, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England. He has a private headstone – marble cross & curb but his death is still acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Percy is remembered on the Pitt Row Public School Roll of Honour which is located in what is now Parramatta at the West Public School, Parramatta, NSW. He is also remembered on the Parramatta and District Great War Roll of Honour located at Parramatta Town Hall, Church Street, Parramatta, NSW and on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. Photograph shown in Nominal Roll entry.
TWOPENY, Richard Ernest Noel. Major. 'C' Squadron. Awarded Military Cross (London Gazette 11/05/1917) and bar (Reported in the 'Observer' newspaper 18/08/1917) as a Lieutenant. Major Twopeny was born on 25/11/1893 in Hammond, South Australia and schooled at St Peter's College, Adelaide. He was commissioned into the KEH on 25/05/1915 as a Second Lieutenant and returned to Australia on 13/04/1920 .He married Edna Nancie Deeley in 1927 in Sydney, New South Wales. He died on 8/04/1946 in Adelaide having worked as a journalist in Melbourne. Served in the Citizen Military Forces in WW2. Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, Quorn Remembrance of Those Who Served in the Great War Honour Board. His brother Private Thomas Nowell Twopeny was born in 1891 in South Australia and Died of Wounds on 23/10/1917 with the 13th Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF in France. He was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Major Twopeny's portrait photograph courtesy of Peter Nemaric is also shown as Figure 331.WADDY
, Richard Granville. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps, Captain Special Reserve. Entered France 25/05/1915. Born in 1885, attended St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1905-09. Rhodes Scholar. Worked as an ophthalmologist in Egypt pre-war. Lived in Sydney after the war and died in 1974.
WHITEMAN, A. K. From New South Wales, Australia on Old Comrades Association members list No. 1 in 1933.
WILSON, Reginald. 456. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Born 22/07/1889 at West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia and married Victoria Olga Williams on 20/04/1922 in Sydney. They had three children during their marriage. Reginald died 17/02/1971 in Balmain, Sydney. Two photographs on kingedwardshorse.net
WITTHERS, Ivan. 678. Private. Enlisted 12/11/1914 at Watford and discharged 18/12/1916 due to sickness (epilepsy). Awarded Silver War Badge 115731. Born in Perth, Western Australia in 1887. Married Ellen Brown 7/09/1914 in Newcastle, England.New Zealanders who served in the King's Colonials and/or King Edward's Horse or 2nd King Edward's Horse
Unless indicated with 2KEH the individual served in KC/KEH.ABRAHAM
, Lionel Martyn. Serjeant KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery on 4/12/1914 (London Gazette). Entered France 24/08/1915. Wounded once. Born in July 1893 in Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand the son of Lionel Augustus Abraham and Constance Palgrave Martyn OBE and attended Wanganui College 1907-12. He saw service in the King Edward's Horse joining the University Squadron in 1912 when at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Was living in Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1914 and returned post war. 1914/15 Star trio medal entitlements confirmed on MIC. Served as a Second Lieutenant with the 12th Company, National Reserve in New Zealand in 1940. Died in New Zealand 31/12/1986. Portrait photograph of Second Lieutenant Abraham in the Royal Field Artillery courtesy of the Imperial War Museum. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
ADAMS, Noel Percy. Captain. Transferred to New Zealand Field Artillery. Awarded Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) on 4 June 1917. Barrister in civilian life. Promoted to Colonel and became Commandant of the Military Training Camp at Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand during the First World War. See image on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
ARMSTRONG J. Private. New Zealander who enlisted in 1902 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the King's Colonials in 1903 and shown with that rank on 1905 Officer's List.
ARTHUR, Beckham Paikawa. 111. Serjeant KEH. 2nd Troop, 'A' Squadron at Hutton Bridge, Hertfordshire noted in the 'Auckland Star' newspaper 9/03/1915. Saw service in the Boer War with the NZ Mounted Rifles (Rough Riders) as Serjeant 1383 and embarked with the 4th Contingent on the SS 'Gymeric' 31 March 1900 and also served as Captain with the 9th Contingent leaving on the SS 'Devon' 19 March 1902. Gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant in March 1915, and posted to Motor Machine Gun Service (of the Royal Artillery) at Bisley. Promoted Captain June 1915, entered France 8/07/1915, Major March 1916 and Lieut-Colonel November 1918 to command the 1st Motor Brigade Machine Gun Corps. Wounded at Loos September, 1915. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 26 July 1918 and Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Three Times. Born in 1876 in Tokomaru Bay the son of Alexander Creighton Arthur & Mere Inoi nee' Ward of Tokomaru Bay & Gisborne hence of Maori descent. He married Pheroze Sorabji in 1902 in London. He died in Devon, England on the 11/03/1922. Entitled to Queen's South Africa and King's South African medals and 1914/15 Star WW1 trio. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph with family records and photographs added and the South African War Memorial, Gisbourne, New Zealand. Photograph shown under Nominal Roll entry.BAKER
, Richard Henry. Private KEH. May have transferred to Royal Field Artillery then served as a Gunner 79439, 43rd Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2/10/1918-5/12/1918 sailed on HMNZT 111 'Matatua'. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
BALE, F. J. Private. From New Zealand, worked in Peru, South America and returned to England to enlist. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
BANKS, Donald William. 2134. Private. Born at Kimbolton, Wellington, New Zealand 24/11/1898 the son of William Banks. Enlisted 2/04/1918, served in Ireland and discharged 3/02/1919. Joined Royal Army Ordnance Corps 24/04/1919 as a Private 5/9361 and served in Russia 12/05/1919 and discharged 12/02/1920. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
BARRY, A. V. 335. Serjeant KEH. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Royal Army Service Corps M/41355 (Auckland Online Cenotaph). Entered France 22/04/1915. Likely to be Serjeant Barry who was severely wounded whilst patrolling at Anneux near Cambrai on 20/11/1917 when Major Tutt was also severely wounded. Wounded at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918.
BAXTER, Gordon Eyre. 929. Private. Enlisted 5/02/1915 and entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment 26/06/1917. Prior service Royal East Kent Yeomanry 1908-11. Born Hinton, Ashton Steeple, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. Son of Stanley Eyre Bagter and Emma Louisa Baxter, of Waranga, Omapere, Hokianga, New Zealand. Educated at South Eastern Agricultural College Wye, Ashford, Kent, England. KIA 8/10/1918 near Arras aged 28 and buried in St. Nicholas British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Two brothers also KIA. Bernard Eyre Baxter born 2 July 1893 - died 29 April 1915 served as Private 10/275 West Coast 'A' Company, Wellington Infantry Battalion, Emigrated to New Zealand 1909 with family. Cadet at Weraroa Agricultural Farm. Fought at Turkish attack on Suez Canal Feb 1915 before serving at Gallipoli where he was killed. Commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial. Cedric Eyre Baxter 22/08/1895 - died 29/04/1915 (same day as his brother Bernard) unable to find further details. Gordon and Bernard are commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
BELL, Cheviot Wellington Dillon. 2104 Private. Served pre-WW1 KEH. Promoted to Corporal in 1913. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 15/08/1914 in KEH. Transferred to 10th Royal Hussars and then Royal Flying Corps and crashed aircraft nine times and promoted to Captain. Became a Squadron Leader in WW2 with RNZAF 1944 OTC Blenheim. Born 18/08/1892 the son of the Hon. Sir Francis Bell, G.C.M.G. (NZ Prime Minister 1925), and Lady Bell. Married Dorothy Mary Newton 21/04/1920 and died in Masterton, NZ in 26/09/1960. Brother of William Bell who also served with KEH and was KIA.
BELL, William (Hal) Henry Dillon. Serjeant commissioned as a Lieutenant pre-war KEH. Served as a Staff Officer (Captain) 1/10 with the New Zealand (NZ) expedition to Samoa in 1914. Rejoined KEH, entered France 21/04/1915 promoted to Captain and KIA 31/07/17 aged 33 shot by a German sniper at Ferdinand Farm whilst in temporary command of 'C' Squadron during the great attack on Passchendael Ridge. Mentioned in Despatches. Born 1/03/1884 in Wellington, NZ, the son of Hon. Sir Francis Bell, G.C.M.G. (NZ Prime Minister 1925), and Lady Bell. Brother of Cheviot Bell who also served with KEH. Hal went to school at Wellington College. On completion of his schooling he went to England and studied at Cambridge University. From Cambridge he read for the bar at the Inner Temple and was admitted as a barrister in 1908. While in England he got married, to Gladys on 8 March 1907. He also held a temporary commission in the KEH. Bell and his wife returned to New Zealand in late March 1908. He became a member of NZ Parliament for Wellington and the first Member of Parliament to go on active service in WWI rejoining the KEH in December 1914 as a Lieutenant. Name commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, BELGIUM. Photograph of him mounted on his charger from Miss Enid Bell shown in Nominal Roll entry. Commemorated on a plaque at Trinity College Cambridge, the Auckland Online Cenotaph and is included among the names on the memorial bronze tablet to lawyers and law clerks in the Wellington Library of the New Zealand Law Society. Photograph of him as Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.
BLACK, Ralph (Ralf) Wemyss. 1070. Private KEH. Born in New Zealand in 1874 the son of James Black and Mary Harcourt and died 1/10/1962 in Auckland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Brother Trooper Colin Black, Auckland Mounted Rifles, 22nd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died of Wounds 17/11/1917 in Palestine. Colin was the fifth son of Mr. James Black, "Telpal," Prospect Terrace, Mt. Eden. He was an old Grammar School boy, and for many years has been on the clerical staff in the firm of Buckland and Co. Colin Black is buried in Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, Israel. Brother Hugh Black served with Australian Light Horse in Palestine. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
BRENNAN, John. 1069. Serjeant KEH. 3rd Section, 1st Troop 'C' Squadron. Wounded Passchendaele Jul 1917. Transferred to Tank Corps 305381. From New Zealand.
BRIDGEMAN, Robert J. J. 1335. Private. Discharged 13/04/1919. From New Zealand. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph
BRISTED, Geoffrey Thornborrow. 329. Lance Corporal. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted KEH 22/08/1913 with University Troop whilst at Cambridge University, promoted to Lance Corporal 20/08/1914 and Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 13/11/1914 10th Regiment Cavalry Reserve which was affiliated with the 4th and 8th Hussars. Transferred to Royal Engineers (RE) on 8/08/1915 and went to Aldershot to attend a 3-week course, probably in field engineering. Upon completion of the course he was posted to the 3rd Field Squadron, RE, a mounted unit of the R.E. assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Division. He entered France 25/11/1915. Mentioned in Despatches 4/01/1917. Promoted to Captain 18/05/1918 and discharged 21/10/1919. Served in Iraq 1920-22. Awarded General Service Medal with IRAQ clasp. Born 16/01/1891 in Wellington, New Zealand the son of Richard Bower and Constance Bristed. Geoffrey was living with his mother and his siblings in Buxton, Derbyshire in 1901 and studied at Clifton College, Bristol 1906-08 where he served with the Engineering Cadet Corps as a Cadet Sapper then worked in South America before entering King's College Cambridge 1913. His father also served in WW1 as Major R.B. Bristed, RE. His occupation post war was as a banker in London and he died on 7/11/1969. Geoffrey is commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. See a full biography of Captain GEOFFREY THORNBORROW BRISTED, Royal Engineers, (formerly Trooper, King Edward's Horse) by Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis http://www.reubique.com/GTBristed.htm
with an image of his medals held in that authors collection.BROMFIELD, Sydney Lewis (Sid). 62. Private in pre-war KEH. Serjeant entered France 22/04/1915 and commissioned 26/06/17 Acting Captain Lincolnshire Regiment. Lived/born in New Zealand then lived with parents at 636 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol. Attended annual camp 1913. Went to France 22/04/15. Captain in the Middlesex Regiment Home Guard in WW2. He was living at Iver Heath in 1946. Serjeant Bromfield (far right) sent this postcard of his section to his mother to 636 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol after having 'a very good time' attending annual camp in Bulford in July 1913. He is wearing 'B' Squadron (British American) collar badges of the King's Colonials. He is also shown with his section in Figures 146 and 149 attending signal training. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.CHENNELLS
, Cyril Alfred. Private KEH. Transferred to the British section of the NZEF. 8/01/1916-8/02/1916 to Suez, Egypt on HMNZT 37 'Maunganui' as a Private 11/2057, Reinforcements, Wellington Mounted Rifles, 'B' Squadron, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Born in 1892 in Masterton, New Zealand with stated occupation of shepherd and next-of-kin on embarkation roll his uncle William Boyce Chennells a Land Agent in Masterton. Cyril died in 1965. Name recorded on Wanganui Collegiate and Auckland Online Cenotaph.CHING, William Thorne Wilmot. Sergeant KEH. Private KEH. Born in Remeura, New Zealand in 1888 and attended King’s College, Auckland and embarked on a promising architectural career in the offices of A.B. Wilson before setting sail for the UK, where he is first recorded as an Architects Association (AA) member in 1909. From 1911-13 he attended the AA’s Evening School, followed by a final year at the Day School in 1913/14. On the outbreak of war, Ching volunteered for the King Edward’s Horse, received a Lieutenant’s commission in the 351st Brigade, 5th Division Royal Field Artillery and was sent to the front in March 1915. He saw action at the infamous battle of ‘Hill 60’, near Ypres, where he gained the Military Cross for heroism, rescuing two injured colleagues trapped with burning ammunition in a gun pit under severe enemy shelling. He himself was the victim of a poison gas attack and, remarkably enough, was seriously injured three times within the space of two years. After recuperation, Ching returned to the AA and in 1919 he was appointed ‘House Master’, his duties including overseeing the administrative and logistical arrangements for the AA studios and atelier within the newly acquired Bedford Square premises. Ching’s stint as House Master stretched only for four years and in 1923 he resigned in order to set up a firm of heating engineers with F. Broadhurst Craig. He married later that year but in the summer of 1924 went into hospital for an operation to mitigate the side-effects of the war-time poison gassing, only to die on the 21st July, 1924 after a second, unsuccessful operation. See Nominal Roll entry for a photograph of William Ching under his name and also in a group of four Aucklanders in the KEH under John Hellaby. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. COOPER, Henry Mark Hugh. Lieutenant. 'B' Squadron. Embarkation date 21/05/1915. Died of Wounds 29/07/1915 age 29 and buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London, United Kingdom. Son of Emma Elizabeth Freeman (formerly Cooper), of Reefton, Westland, South Island, New Zealand, and the late Rev. H. S. Cooper, of St. George's, Canterbury, England. Date of birth: 10th March 1886. He was born at Lancing College on the 10th of March 1886, the eldest son of the Reverend Henry Samuel Cooper, house master of Seconds House at Lancing, and Emma Elizabeth (nee Green later Foreman) later of 26 St George's Place, Canterbury. He was christened at Lancing on the 11/04/1886. He was educated at the Junior King's School from September 1898 and at the King's School Canterbury from September 1899 to June 1901. He worked in the Canadian Pacific Railway offices before joining the Cranbrook Branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce as a junior on the 6th of February 1905. In 1907 he transferred to Vancouver in Canada where he worked as a clerk but he left their employ on the 31st of December 1909 and returned to the UK on board the SS "Campania", landing at Liverpool on the 4th of May 1910. On his return he worked as a clerk for the stockbrokers W. H. Trott. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the KEH on the 5/041913 and was promoted to Lieutenant on the 28/11/1914. He embarked for France at Southampton with his Squadron on board the Transport “Palm Branch" on the 21/04/1915 and arrived at Le Havre at 2.30am the following morning. Disembarkation was complete by 8.15am and the troopers made their way up the hill to No. 6 Base Camp. On the 23rd of April they entrained for Steenwerek in Belgium; they then marched to Nieppe where their Division was headquartered. On the evening of the 29/04/1915 the Squadron was ordered to employ all available men for the construction of a strong point behind the front line at Wulverghem about 200 yards northwest of La Plus Douvre Farm. They paraded at 6.30pm and marched up to within half a mile of the position where their horses were picketed. As soon as it was dark they moved up and began work that night. Henry Cooper was in command of fifty men who were detailed to construct a redoubt. They were engaged in this construction for about nearly four weeks during which time they suffered six casualties. Henry Cooper was wounded on the 13/05/1915, becoming the first officer casualty of the Squadron, and was evacuated back to England where he died two months later at the 1st London General Hospital in Camberwell. He is commemorated on the war memorial at the King's School Wimbledon, the memorial at the Royal Military College Sandhurst and on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
COX, Alfred Graeme. 64. 2KEH. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Commissioned Royal Army Service Corps 5/03/1917. From New Zealand.DARREL
, Richard (Dick) Frederick William. 1051. Serjeant. Entered France 20/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Tank Corps 3/02/1918. Died 26/02/1919. Son of William Darrel, of New Zealand; husband of Annie Darrel, of Bangkok, Siam. Medals claimed by widow living in Siam. Buried in Manor Green Cemetery, England. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
DENNISTON, John Geoffrey. 221. Lieutenant. 3rd Troop, 'C' Squadron. Served in re-War KEH with University Squadron. Mobilised 4/08/1914, promoted to Corporal 11/10/1914, Serjeant 5/01/1915, entered France 22/04/1915 and commissioned 9/09/1915 as a Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant 1/7/1917. Served in Italy after France and Ireland. Discharged 3/12/1918. Born in 1890 to His Honour John Edward Denniston, Supreme Court in Canterbury, New Zealand. Studied at Christ's College Cambridge University. Returned to teach in Australia and New Zealand in Christchurch. Died in 1965. Noted in 'Southland Times' newspaper article 17/09/1915 as having been offered a commission and had served pre-War with the Regiment.
DONALD, Walter Alan. Sergeant KEH. Student at University College, Oxford University. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 2nd Reserve of Cavalry, transferred to the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. Entered France 17/10/1915. Noted in the 'Otago Witness' newspaper 21/04/1915. From Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
DRUBE, Frederick Peter. 524. Lance Corporal. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.EARLE
, Lionel. 700. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
EARLE, Robert (Bob) Charles. 1319. Private. Born 14/12/1871 in Wanganui, New Zealand the son of the late Dr Robert Charles and Mrs. Eliza Ellen (Mason) Earle and died 17/05/1964. 'Wanganui Herald' newspaper 21/076/1918 reported he was wounded and presumed to have been killed in action at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. He was taken prisoner having been shot in the stomach and right elbow. He had served in Ireland in 1916 then France and Italy. Discharged 5/03/1919 after receiving medical treatment in Cologne. Commemorated on the WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR 1914 - 1918, attended 1882-84. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
ELY, Percy Alfred. 4. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant, King's Colonials. Corporal Ely was born in 1884 and went on to serve as a Lieutenant in KEH. Freemason in King's Colonials Masonic Lodge. He was attached to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as Assistant Paymaster to the New Zealand Forces and died of pneumonia on the 17/11/1918 aged 34. Son of George and Louisa Ely (nee Valentine); husband of Lillian Ely (nee Hunt). Buried in KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS) CEMETERY, UK. Photograph from 1904 camp shown in Nominal Roll entry.FEARNLEY
, Ernest Walter. 1504. Private. Killed in Action. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
FEARNLEY, William George. 1503, Trooper. Killed in Action. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.GRACIE
, T. S. Private. Transferred to East Lancashire Regiment. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
GRAY, Roland. Sergeant. From Wellington, New Zealand. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery later Captain. Engineering student in South Kensington, London. Noted as serving in the KEH in the Taranaki Herald 1/10/1914. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.HANDFORD
, J. R. Second Lieutenant, 3rd Troop 'C' Squadron KEH in Aug 1914. Entered France 13/04/1915. Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment later Captain. Studied at Queen's College, Cambridge University noted in 'The Dial' No. 22, 1915. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
HANNAY, James. 578. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps 27/03/1917. Wounded. Awarded Military Cross 18/03/1918. Prisoner of War 16/04/1918 and repatriated Dec 1918. From New Zealand and commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
HARRISON, Charles Fancourt. Sergeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH 2/07/1915 on Probation. Commissioned as a Lieutenant 10/06/1916 and by 1918 Captain and Adjutant 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Awarded Military Cross. Captain Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry then Major in WW2. Son of Charles Fletcher Harrison and grandson of Archedeacon Fancourt, Wellington, New Zealand. Born in Wanganui, New Zealand and studied at Cambridge University and likely to have served with the University Troop of KEH pre-war. Married Gertrude Alice Pryor on 5/12/1918. Died in 1964 in Cheshire, England. Commemorated on the Wanganui Collegiate School Roll of Honour and Auckland Online Cenotaph.
HAYTER, Frank Goodenough. 607. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant 5/07/1916 then Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment . Entered France 22/04/1915. Article in the 'Temuka Leader' newspaper 17/05/1917 states that he was wounded fighting in the Balkans campaign in December 1916 and is in a London hospital and has had an operation to remove a bullet. Born in Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand on 4/04/1887. Son of Francis & Eugenie Elizabeth (nee HUDDLESTON) HAYTER, of Rollesby Station, Burkes Pass, Fairlie. Brother Cyril HAYTER born 4/02/1891 - KIA 28/08/1915 as a Lieutenant 7/63 in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, Mentioned in Despatches and is buried in the Hill 60 Cemetery at Gallipoli. Brother Chilton Goodenough HAYTER born 1/02/1889 - died 14/12/1967 also served in WWI as a Major 7/1167, awarded Military Cross and Mentioned in Despatches also in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Late father was Captain HAYTER, naval officer. 17/10/1918 he married Muriel MORTIMER-SCOTT, at St Mary Abbot's Church, Kensington, London, England. At this time he was Lieutenant. On active service from beginning of the war & considerable service practically throughout the war. His only child, Joyce, was born in 1919 in England. April 1920 returning to New Zealand. Discharged January 1920. Died in Devon, UK 12/12/1941. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
HELLABY, Frederick Allen. Private KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 1914 From Officers Training Battalion. Entered France 18/12/1914. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/1916. Lieutenant 3RD (AUCKLAND) REGIMENT (COUNTESS OF RANFURLY'S OWN) NZEF 1917. Also noted a Captain later Major Frederick Allan Hellaby awarded Military Cross with the Auckland Machine Gun Corps. From Auckland, New Zealand one of four brothers.
HELLABY, John. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Horse Artillery, 2nd Indian Cavalry Division 27/02/1915 later Lieutenant. Mentioned in Despatches. Noted in 'The Wellingtonian' 1919, Wellington College, New Zealand. See photograph under Nominal Roll entry.
HELLABY, Richard Sydney. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 129th Battery, Royal Field Artillery 27/02/1915. Entered France 14/11/1915. Promoted to Temporary Captain 15/04/1916 later Captain. Mentioned in Despatches 23/12/1918. Born in 1887. Son of Richard Hellaby (1849-1902) and Amy Maria (nee Briscoe) (1864-1955). Richard was the founder with his brother William, of R & W Hellaby’s, the great New Zealand meat processors. When war broke out in 1914 all the young Hellaby men joined the army. Amy Hellaby sold Bramcote and took her two younger unmarried daughters to London for three years, buying a house in Bayswater to provide a home for the men when they were on leave. Educated at Wellington College. Civilian occupation as an artist. Living in Auckland in 1951 and died in 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa. Noted in a 'Hail to the Hellabys' article in the 'Fielding Star' newspaper in Auckland 7/09/1915 as one of four brothers all serving as Commissioned Officers. Lieutenant J. Arthur B. Hellaby serving with the Royal Engineers. Richard first took up art seriously when he joined the Lambeth School of Art, London. Later he studied at the Julian Academy and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. After serving in the war he exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1923-24 he visited New Zealand and the South Sea Islands, exhibiting and studying, and on his return to England he held a one-man exhibition of the work he had done on his tour. He has exhibited extensively in England and France. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph. See photograph under Nominal Roll entry.
HELLABY, Frederick Allen. Private KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 1914 from Officers Training Battalion. Entered France 18/12/1914. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/1916. Lieutenant 3RD (AUCKLAND) REGIMENT (COUNTESS OF RANFURLY'S OWN) NZEF 1917. Also noted a Captain later Major Frederick Allan Hellaby awarded Military Cross with the Auckland Machine Gun Corps. From Auckland, New Zealand one of four brothers. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
HELLABY, Richard Sydney. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 129th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 14/11/1915. Promoted to Captain. Mentioned in Despatches 23/12/1918. Born in 1887. Son of Richard Hellaby (1849-1902) and Amy Maria (nee Briscoe) (1864-1955). Richard was the founder with his brother William, of R & W Hellaby’s, the great New Zealand meat processors. Educated at Wellington College. Civilian occupation as an artist. Living in Auckland in 1951 and died in 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa. Noted in a 'Hail to the Hellabys' article in the 'Fielding Star' newspaper in Auckland 7/09/1915 as one of four brothers all serving as Commissioned Officers. Lieutenant J. Arthur B. Hellaby serving with the Royal Engineers. Richard first took up art seriously when he joined the Lambeth School of Art, London. Later he studied at the Julian Academy and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. After serving in the war he exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1923-24 he visited New Zealand and the South Sea Islands, exhibiting and studying, and on his return to England he held a one-man exhibition of the work he had done on his tour. He has exhibited extensively in England and France. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
HELLABY, John. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
HERAPATH, Basil Arthur Conrad. 371. Serjeant. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH 24/09/1917, promoted to Lieutenant. Born 6/11/1886 in New Zealand. Second Lieutenant in photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Died in Sep 1937 in Wellington, New Zealand. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.
HERAPATH, Cyril Alexander. 94. Private. Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1891. Served in KEH 1/11/1910 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 1/03/1913 in Colchester, promoted to Corporal 31/01/1914, Sergeant 30/11/1914 and discharged 31/11/1915. Studied at Queen's College, Cambridge University (The Dial No. 22, 1915) likely to have been in University Troop. Died in Oxford in 1952. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath.
HERAPATH, H. L. Private. KEH. 'D' Squadron. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath. Immigration records show a H. C. C. Herapath aged 24 arrived in England in 1912 from New Zealand and likely to be same person.HINDLE, Harold Burn. 332, Trooper. "Educated here until 1912 and afterwards at Cambridge, was in camp with King Edward's Horse when war broke out. He was given a commission in the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) as early as December, 1914, and went over to France two months later. The following September he was wounded at Loos, but returned to France, after six months, with a howitzer brigade. He subsequently received two appointments as officer orderly, and in October went to England on short leave. His health giving way he was unable to get back, and during March of last year was appointed instructor in a cadet school at Bournemouth. In six months time the school closed and he re-joined the R.F.A., being appointed Staff-Captain on Christmas Day, 1917. Returning in February, he stayed in the firing line until he was killed on March 29th, 1918 (with G Battery Royal Horse Artillery). He was in the School XV. for three years in succession." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]). The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website gives Hindle's date of death as 27 March 1918. He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. HINDLESMITH, Arthur. 563. Private. Enlisted KEH 12/08/1914 and promoted to Serjeant 1/04/1916. Entered France 22/04/1915. Posted to No. 7 Officers Cadet Battalion 9/03/1917 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 29/05/1917 in the 3rd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Transferred as a Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment 28046, New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 6/05/1918. Born to Edmund and Florence Hindlesmith on 27/07/1889 in Dunedin, New Zealand where he spent 14 years prior to emigrating to London. Married Doris Beard in Hornsey, North London on 6 June 1918 and left for the front the next day. Wounded 29/09/1918 with gun shot wound to head and Died of Wounds on 1/10/1918. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph with detailed records of service available.
HINDLESMITH, H. B. 332. Sergeant.
HOBBS, Charles R. Private KEH. Driver then Gunner Royal Field Artillery 47237 and entered France 19/09/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 84th Brigade RFA in 1915 later Captain. Born in Hastings the son of Reverend J. Hobbs and lived in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Died in 1966 in Bristol, UK. Student at Cambridge University. Noted as having served with KEH prior to RFA in wedding notice as best man at the wedding of Second Lieutenant Kenneth W. Pain 1915 also ex-KEH and RFA. Portrait photograph in RFA (IWM HU 115689) available. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.IZARD
, Theodore Arthur (Pongo). Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 6/12/1914 in the KEH and promoted to Lieutenant in 1915 later Captain before transferring at that rank to the Machine Gun Corps. Entered France 21/04/1915 as a Second Lieutenant. Born 20/10/1882 in the Bay of Islands, New Zealander. Prior service as a Lieutenant in 'B' Squadron the Amuri Mounted Rifles (North Canterbury Mounted Rifles) 1909-11. Named in KEH photograph taken at Longford in 1915 as a Lieutenant from the Old Comrades Association Bulletin. Became an Assistant District Officer in Nigeria, West Africa. British War Medal sold at auction in the UK in 2010. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.JACOB
, Arthur Cecil. Private. From Fielding, New Zealand. Student at Cambridge University and likely to have been in University Troop. Entered France 29/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 65th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born in 1890 the son of William Frederick and Henrietta Marie Jacob of Te Marama, Kiwitea, Fielding, educated at Whanganui Collegiate College. Address for receipt of 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal provided as 14 O'Connell Street, Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
JEFFERY, Sidney William. 1831. Private. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
JOHNSTON, Guy Featherston. 2KEH Farrier Serjeant may have served KEH prior. Served in the Boer War as a Lieutenant 1363 with 8th Company, 4th New Zealand Contingent Left Wing 19/06/1901 after four years in 'D' Battery, New Zealand Artillery. Sailed on the 'Gymeric' 31/03/1900. Captain in the New Zealand Militia in 1902. After serving in France with 2KEH returned to New Zealand as a Lieutenant 12701 in the 13th Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery, New Zealand Expeditionary Force from 15/12/1915 with an embarkation Date 27 May 1916 on HMNZT 54 'Willochra'. From Wellington, New Zealand in Boer War and Auckland in WW1. Born 2/9/1872 the son of Hon. C. J. Johnston, MP, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand and died 2/01/1941.Brother of Brigadier-General Francis Earl Johnston, CB KIA 7/08/1917. Born in Wellington, he was educated in England. Joining the British Army, he served with the Prince of Wales’s North Staffordshire Regiment in the Sudan and later in the Second Boer War in South Africa. In New Zealand on secondment to the New Zealand Military Forces when the First World War began, he was posted to the NZEF as commander of the New Zealand Infantry Brigade. He led the brigade through most of the Gallipoli Campaign. Later, on the Western Front, he commanded the 1st Infantry Brigade and, for a brief period, the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He died as a result of sniper fire on 7 August 1917, one of three New Zealand brigadier generals killed during the war. Lieutenant Johnston noted as serving in the 2KEH in the Taranaki Herald 1/10/1914. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.JONES, Fred. 445. Lance Corporal. From New Zealand. KIA 13/03/1918. Accidentally killed in a railway accident. Buried in ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.KELLY
, . Private. Footballer from Wellington. One of three possible Kelly's in Nominal Roll.KINDER, Thomas Harry. Private. A son of Mr Harry Kinder who lived in Arney Road in Remuera, Thomas had his secondary education at Wanganui Collegiate where he served as head prefect in his last year. He then went to study at Caius College in Cambridge. When war was declared, he signed up with KEH and transferred to the 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment and went to France. He was killed in action at the Somme on the 3 July 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Authuile, Somme, France and by a memorial plaque, St Mark’s Anglican Church, 95 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
KINGSFORD, Arthur. 979. Serjeant. From New Zealand. Entered France 5/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 176th Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers 10/09/1915. Later Acting Captain. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
KRO(U)GH, Henry (Shorty) Charles. 1377. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Born in 1896 in Napier, New Zealand. Awarded Military Medal as a Lance Corporal for actions at Vieille Chapelle Nov 1918. Discharged 19/10/1919. Died 3/06/1967 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.LIGHTBOUND
, Austin. 9. Serjeant 'A' Squadron. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment 12/03/1916 later Captain. Entered France 1/06/1915. Mentioned in Despatches 4/01/1917. Invalided out of service. Born in New Zealand. Commemorated on the Merseyside Roll of Honour and Auckland Online Cenotaph.MACONNELL
, Connal. Trooper. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
MACDONALD, Ritchie. 2019. Private 2KEH. Injured in fall from horse in training in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1916. From Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Born 8/09/1895 in Scotland and died 14/03/1987 in Auckland, New Zealand. Was a politician of the Labour Party. Would have been one of the last 2KEH to have passed away. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph as incorrectly having served KEH.
MACDOUGALL, Thomas M. 990 Private. From New Zealand. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 18th Battalion London Regiment 5/03/1916.
MACINTOSH, Herbert. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the 4th City of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry. Born in Nelson, New Zealand on 2/12/1870 and served with the King’s Colonials from 1902 until 1906 and died in Christchurch on 10/12/1956. He married Alice Maude Barker in 1897 in England and they had two sons. An engineer by profession, he returned to England for a holiday in 1939. SQMS MacIntosh wrote proudly in the Old Comrades Association Bulletin in 1946 that he still prized owning his tunic and was disappointed not to be able to wear it and ride in the Procession as part of the Christchurch Centennial Celebrations in 1950 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin. 18: 18, 1951). The Full Dress tunic he wore is shown in Figures 60-66. See photograph under Nominal Roll entry.
McCOMB, William (Will) Collingwood. 806. Private. Born in 1881 in England, enlisted Legion of Frontiersman in 1909 in Liverpool. Discharged KEH 8/04/1919. Owned a printery in Auckland in 1950. Died 17/02/1961 in Auckland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
McCONNOL, . Private 2KEH.
McCORMACK, Percy James. 1278. Serjeant. (Possibly photograph Figure 23). Awarded Military Medal 20/08/1919 as a Corporal. Discharged 17/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Also known as Percy James McCallum. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
McKEAN, Archie. 384. Serjeant. From New Zealand. Entered France 22/04/1915. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Rank of Acting Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant on medals. Discharged 19/04/19. Photograph on www.kingedwardshorse.net. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
McLEAN, Frank S. Private KEH. From Wanganui, New Zealand. Student at Cambridge University. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 117th Brigade Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Disembarked for France 20/09/1915. Lieutenant RFA on British War Medal and Victory Medal roll. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
McLEAN, John A. 780. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps 26/07/1918. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
MOUTRAY-READ, Hugh Arthur. Private 2KEH. Noted as being at camp with 2KEH at Melton Hutments near Woodbridge, Suffolk. Born 15/03/1876 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England one of six children (three boys and three girls) born to Colonel John Moutray Read and Edith Isabelle Read. Lived in Auckland, New Zealand and worked as reporter. Married Florence Jane Islip in 1904 in Lambeth, London. Served in Boer War arriving in South Africa 20/01/1900 on SS 'Waiwera' as a Private, 529, 1st Company, New Zealand Mounted Rifles (NZMR), 2nd Contingent. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps Johannesberg, Cape Colony and Orange Free State (with correspondence on entitlement to Diamond Hill clasp) and King's South Africa medal with class South Africa 1901-02. Discharged from NZMR 20/06/1900 and then served as a Private with the with South African (Transvaal) Constabulary after discharge from 2nd Contingent. Living in Folkestone, England in 1906 and died in 1939. His brother Capatin Anketell Moutray-Read VC (1884–1915) was born on 27/10/ 1884 and was commissioned in the Gloucestershire Regiment in November 1903 and served in India until 1911. While in India he was the Army’s heavyweight boxing champion eight times and middleweight twice. On the outbreak of WWI, he was transferred to France with the 9th Lancers. Wounded in September 1914 during an engagement on the Aisne, he recovered and returned to France with the 1st Northhamtonshire Regiment in May 1915. Captain Read’s citation read: "On 25th September 1915 near Hulluch, France, Captain Read, although partially gassed, went out several times in order to rally parties of different units which were disorganized and retiring. He led them back into the firing line and regardless of danger to himself, moved about under withering fire, encouraging them, but he was mortally wounded while carrying out this gallant work." He was buried in the Dud Corner Cemetery at Loos. As he had never married, his Victoria Cross was presented to his mother at Buckingham Palace by King George V on November 29, 1916. His VC is held in the Northamptonshire Regimental Museum, Abington Park, Northamptonshire. Hugh is commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.MUIR, James McLean. 287. Lance Corporal. Enlisted at White City, London. KIA 10/08/1915. Born in Kinross, Scotland and emigrated to South Dunedin, New Zealand. Entered France 4/05/1915. Buried at LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Gratuity claimed by Miss Maud McLean Muir. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.NATHAN
, Harold Lawrence. Private KEH. From Auckland, New Zealand. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 9/04/1916. Later Captain. May have been Mentioned in Despatches but no record found as noted on Medal Index Card.
Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
NICCOL, George (Tally) McLaughlin. 499. Private KEH. Entered France 22/07/1915, Acting Captain Royal Field Artillery 91st Brigade, 20th Division. Mentioned in Despatches 18/05/1917 and awarded Military Cross. Died in England 30/10/1918 of Spanish flu exacerbated due to the effects of being gassed twice and is buried in Putney Vale Cemetery, London. Son of Ada Beatrice and George Turnbull Niccol of Auckland, New Zealand and husband of Enid Norma Reed, whom he married in New Zealand, 1918. He attended King's College from 1898 to 1900 and is commemorated in their Roll of Honour. George Niccol appears on the list of New Zealanders in other forces. Born in Auckland in 1888 he entered Auckland Grammar School in 1900. Commemorated Devenport School, Auckland. Auckland Online Cenotaph has good detail and photographs from his family. He is also in a group photograph of Aucklanders in the KEH under John Hellaby in the Nominal Roll.
NORTHCOTE, Thomas (Tom) Francis. 324. Private. Enlisted KEH 4/08/1914 aged 18. Corporal 13/11/1914. Sergeant KEH 27/12/1914. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 25/05/1915. Went to France Jan 1916. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps Sep 1916 as an Observer/Air Gunner. Wounded by machine gun bullet to the leg in aerial combat Jan 1917. Returned to flying Nov 1917. Mentioned in Despatches. Discharged 20/08/1919. Lieutenant on British War Medal and Victory Medal. Attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge and likely to been in University Troop KEH. Born 10/04/1894 in Wellington, New Zealand and died 15/06/1977 in Christchurch. Photograph as Second Lieutenant KEH available on www.kingedwardshorse.net
PERRY, C. M. Private. From Masterton, New Zealand. Army Lists note he served as Lieutenant 9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles 1912-1918. Service with KEH noted in list of New Zealander's serving with Imperial Forces.
PHILLIPS, Ernest Ivor. 238. Private. Born in 1890 in Christchurch, New Zealand as recorded on Attestation papers. Enlisted pre-war KEH 11/06/1913 and attended annual training camp. Discharged as medically unfit 13/08/1914. Re-enlisted South Irish Horse and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 30/07/1915 and later promoted to Temporary Lieutenant. Died 20/03/1937 in Bath, Somerset, England. Brother of Horace Vivian Phillips 237 KEH who was born in London. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.PINCKNEY John (Jack) William. 505. Corporal, Lieutenant KIA 11/04/1918 aged 23 in defence of Vieille Chapelle. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 14/09/1915. Born in 1895 in Orari Bridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Son of George and Edith Howard Pinckney, of Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, FRANCE. Name commemorated on plaque in St Peters Church, Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK.
PRYCE, E. O. Private. From Halcombe, New Zealand. Studied at Cambridge University and likely to have been in the University Troop. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 6/08/1915. Temporary Lieutenant 2/11/1917 later Major on British War Medal and Victory Medal Rolls. Awarded Military Cross 3/05/1919 as Temporary Lieutenant.
PYE, Allan. 1154. Private. From New Zealand. Wounded at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 27/03/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.RIDGEWAY
, William Kemp. 1593. Private KEH. From New Zealand. Enlisted 28/07/1916 in Longford with Reserve Squadron after service with New Zealand forces having resigned to serve overseas 14/03/1916. Discharged 19/03/1917 through illness and awarded Silver War Badge #39056. Born in 1889 the son of Thomas Gamage Ridgeway who was living in Surrey, England post-war. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
ROBBIE, Alexander Benjiman. 1053. Private 2KEH. From New Zealand. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 4/01/1918.
ROBERTON, James Basil Wilkie. Private KEH. Born 29/01/1896 at Wright St-Clair, Auckland, New Zealand. Studied at King's College, Auckland and then started in medicine at Cambridge University 1913. Likely to have served with the University Troop of KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Wounded twice and served as a Signal Officer in France and Italy. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1918. After returning to Cambridge after the war he became a doctor in civilian life in New Zealand. He then served as a Major in World War 2 attached to the Headquarters of the New Zealand Medical Corps, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Service Number 462018. Was an authority on Maori history and culture. Died aged 99 January 1996 at Te Awamutu, Waikato. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.ROGERS, Harry William. 1440. Lance Corporal. Killed in action 9/04/1918 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE. Lance Corporal Harry William Rogers KEH was born in Feilding, New Zealand and grew up in South Africa and is commemorated on a grave in Braamfontein Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
RUSSELL, George Gray. Lieutenant Colonel. Born in New Zealand and attended Wanganui Collegiate School and then University of Cambridge from 1902. He served in the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps prior to joining the Oxford University Troop of the King's Colonials. He appears on the
1910 Officers Nominal Roll as a Second Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain
on the 5/11/1912. As Major Russell he commanded 'A' Squadron of King Edward's Horse in France before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in command of the combined KEH. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order 4/02/1918 and Mentioned in Dispatches three times. Lieutenant Colonel Russell died on the 7 August 1965. See Nominal Roll entry for photograph taken as a Captain circa 1912-August 1914. Captain in 1915 see Figures 19 and 135. A solicitor in civilian life. SAUNDERS, Ernest Valdrent. 1265. Lance Corporal. 4th Troop 'B' Squadron. KIA 9/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle from direct hit from minewerfer shell on Hotchkiss gun team he was in charge of. Buried in the CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE. Awarded Queens South Africa Medal (Orange Fee State, Cape Colony and Transvaal clasps) and King's South Africa Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Croix de Guerre (Belgium) as a Lance Corporal KEH. Prior service as Trooper 1435 New South Wales Imperial Bushmen Mounted Rifles and Quarter Master Serjeant 3080 Canadian Scouts. Born in 1875 the son of Alfred Godfrey Saunders and Anna Connell in Hereford, England and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
SHENNAN, Watson Douglas. 508. Lance Corporal KEH. Captain Royal Engineers. Born 30 June 1887 in Dunedin, New Zealand where his father Watson Shennan was a prominent pastoralist in Otago. Student at Cambridge University 1908 and joined the University Troop of the King's Colonials. Obituary notes he was serving with them in 1909. He became a Barrister in London. Re-enlisted KEH aged 27 on 8/08/1914 at Alexandra Palace. 17/11/1914 appointed Lance Corporal. 4/02/1915 commissioned Second Lieutenant Signalling Section of the Royal Engineers, 47th (London) Division. Entered France Jun 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 8/04/1916 and Captain 8/06/1918 Royal Engineers. Awarded Military Cross at Loos 26/09/1915 and Mentioned in Despatches 30/11/1915. After the Armistice saw service in Egypt. Came to South Australia in 1921 via New Zealand and took over a vineyard at Modbury. Married Miss Florence Ellison, of Melbourne and had two children, Richard and Mary. He died in Melbourne on 25/10/1937. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. See Nominal Roll for portrait photograph whilst serving with the Royal Engineers.
SHERMAN, W. D. Private. no records found. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
SMEETON, Warwick J. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
STEWART, John (Jack) Francis. 1376. Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 5/04/1919. Of Maori heritage, born in 1894 the son of David (Heta Reweti) Stewart and Emere (Emily) Apanui Mair from Thames, North Island of New Zealand. Died in Auckland, New Zealand 18/10/1968. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. A younger brother David (Pareiha) Apanui Stewart was born in 1895 and Died of Wounds received at Gallipoli with the 6th Hauraki Company, New Zealand Maori Contingent and was buried at sea 16/08/1915 while being evacuated to Lemnos Island. Photograph of John Stewart shown under Nominal Roll entry (courtesy of Derek Wignall shared on Ancestry). Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.SUNDERLAND, Geoffrey. 509. Sergeant. 'C' Squadron KEH. Served with pre-war KEH whilst attending Cambridge University as part of the University Troop. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment Feb 1916 later Captain. Wounded at the battle of High Wood in Aug 1916, and invalided to England returning to to France June 1917. KIA 24/09/1918 at Gricourt, St Quentin. Born 21 May 1889 in Swarthmoor, Poverty Bay, New Zealand. Enlisted 1914. Son of John William and Agnes Henrietta Sunderland; husband of Grace Lilian Sunderland of Ambletts Cottage, Chithurst, Petersfield, Hants (married 3/10/1916) Buried at BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, Aisne, France.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 22/05/1916. He was 37 years of age, and his progress in the army had been rapid and striking. He joined as a Private in the 2KEH, 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. Biography courtesy of the Northern Mines Research Society.WATSON
, W. E. Sergeant. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
WHITCOMBE, E. A. H. Private. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force.
WILDING, A. F. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 4/08/1905 recorded in 'Hart's Annual Army List' 1908. From New Zealand.
WILLIAMS, Samuel (Sam) Roy. 184. Corporal. From New Zealand. Served pre-war KEH. 3rd Troop, 'C' Squadron Aug 1914. Entered France 28/07/1915. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron 1916. Discharged 28/02/1919. Educated at Huntley School, Wanganui Collegiate School and Caius College, Cambridge. Born Pukehous 7/02/1893 the son of William Temple of "Te Aute" Station and Annie Matilda Sophia (nee Puckey) Williams. At Cambridge when war broke out and served in France, Ireland and Italy with the KEH 'C' Squadron entirely made up of Oxford & Cambridge men. Came back to NZ in Oct 1919 farmed at Hawkesbury College then settled on Mangakuri Station at Hawkes Bay on the Mangakuri river originally purchased by his grandfather Rev Samuel Williams. Married: Joyce daughter of Patrick Burr farmer of Pakowhai NZ 4/07/1924 and had two sons John Samuel, Patrick and one daughter Jennifer Mary. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
WILLIAMS, Selwyn Coldham. Private. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery, 189th Brigade, 'C' Battery and promoted to Lieutenant. "At School here from the beginning of 1906, left with a number of others in May 1912, to go to Cambridge. While there he joined King Edward's Horse, and being liable for service abroad, expected to be called upon immediately the war broke out. With others, however, he was given a commission in the R.F.A., and for a time did special work at Home before going to France. He saw active service near Armentieres, in September 1915, but was invalided home again in the following January. Returning in April to the Somme front, he was associated with the New Zealanders in the attack on Fleurs, where, on his senior officer being wounded, he took command of his battery, and was recommenced [sic] for a decoration, which was never granted. His unit was later moved to some other part of the front, where he was killed on January 18th, 1917." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]). He is buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.YOUNGHUSBAND
, Leigh Norman. Trooper. Transferred to Royal Field Artillery and promoted to Major. Mentioned in Despatches. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.British West Indies
Members of King Edward's Horse (not noted against rank) and 2nd King Edward's Horse (specifically noted as 2KEH against rank) known to have left Trinidad for England
in the Great War with whereabouts in 1946 if known (King Edward's Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association
Bulletin 14: 1947) and names from Caribbean Roll of Honour with contingent number.To England before 18/10/15
HERRERA, Lionel Ralph Martin. 949. Private KEH. Entered France 1/06/1915 and served with them until 30/03/1917. Private 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 59126 from 12/10/1917 until 14/10/1917 then 24th Battalion 15/10/1917 until discharge on 21/03/1919. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on 30/01/1897 and left Trinidad for UK before 18/10/1915. Living in Trinidad in 1946. Died 28/06/1977 in Perth, Western Australia. Photograph available on www.kingedwardshorse.net
LANGE, Marc. 1094. Private KEH. Royal Fusiliers G/59466, Private 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment G/26244, Sapper Royal Engineers 361856 with Field Survey Corps. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad 29/07/1887 and left Trinidad for UK before 18/10/1915. Living in Trinidad in 1946.
JOHNSTONE, Robert Philip. 1312. Private KEH then 2KEH. Enlisted 23/12/1914. Entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 2/09/1916 due to wounds with Silver War Badge 177,131. Awarded OBE for cultural activities in Trinidad. Born in 1890 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago and died in 1967. Brother of Corporal Romer Johnstone, 1316 KEH. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals. Information courtesy of Helen Pollock.
SHORT, Walter Mayhow Burgoyne. 1549. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 9/05/1918. Later Lieutenant KEH. Left Trinidad for UK before 18/10/1915. Prior service with Royal North West Mounted Police. Born in Trinidad in 1893, living their in 1946 and died in 1951 in England.
Left Trinidad for England 18/10/15: BALFOUR,
Cecil. 1298. Corporal KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Served with KEH 21/09/1916 until 11/11/1918. Military Mounted Police P/12933. Awarded Military Medal Nov 1917. Living in Canada 1946.
BYNOE, Clive Vickers. B/200735. Private 2KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted 8/12/1915 and claimed prior service Trinidad Light Horse. Entered France 29/11/1916, gassed and discharged medically unfit 31/05/1917. Repatriated 27/07/1917. Tried to re-enlist with 15th Contingent 20/03/1918 but rejected. Born in San Fernando, Trinidad in 1895.CAMPBELL
, James Alphonse. 1311. Private KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Discharged 5/07/1919. Living in Trinidad in 1946.
CLARKE, Stanley Radcliffe. 1855. Private 2KEH. From Trinidad with 1st Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent 18/10/1915. Transferred as a Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61215 then Private Tank Corps 302872.COLLINS, Victor Leon Monier. 1308. Lance Corporal. Killed in Action in France at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 09/04/1918. Son of F. A. Collins, Deputy Registrar of the Courts, Trinidad. Born 25/09/1896 at Port of Spain. Educated Queens Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Sailed with the 1st Caribbean Merchants and Planters Contingent on 18/10/1915. Buried in the CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, France. Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph. Awarded 1914/15 Star medal trio. Photograph from Jerome Lee's Caribbean Roll of Honour under Nominal Roll entry.DE GANNES
, Raphael. 1302. Private. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron Jun 1917. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Wounded Bourlon Wood 26/11/17. Discharged 8/10/1918.
DE NOBRIGA, Joseph Oliver. 1295. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted 6/111/1915. Served with machine gun section. Discharged medically unfit 14/08/1918 with Silver War Badge, B24035 awarded and returned to Trinidad 6/11/1918. Born in Trinidad in 1897 and died there prior to 1946.
DE SOUSA, Alexander Ramsay. 1306. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Discharged 3/11/1919. Brother of George De Souza, 1305.
DE SOUSA, George. 1305. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Taken prisoner of war 9/04/1918 and returned to England 20/11/1918. Discharged 5/07/1919. Brother of Alexander Ramsay De Souza, 1306.
DE VERTEUIL, Leo. 1828. Private KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted 5/11//1915. Transferred to Tank Corps as Lance Corporal 302933 7/08/1917. Transferred to 4th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 27/09/1917. Transferred Royal Army Medical Corps 17/01/1918. Discharged 29/03/1919. Born 1894 in Brasso, Trinidad.FAHEY
, Frederick O'Brien. 1315. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Served in France and Italy, gassed. Discharged physically unfit 13/06/1919. Born in Trinidad in Jul 1891 and noted as living there in 1946.
FERREIRA, Edwin Lionel. 1296. Private. From Trinidad having sailed 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Served in France and Italy. Discharged to Reserve 13/04/1919. Died Sep 1948 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Named in photograph of Hotchkiss Gun team at Valhuon 1916 see Figure 22. Brother potentially Private Albert Joseph Ferreira, 2nd/6th Battalion Devonshire Regiment, 2nd Contingent.GALT
, Kenneth Victor. 1309. Private. 'A' Squadron. From Trinidad having sailed 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Wounded at Savy Wood near Arras, France on 22/3/17. Transferred to the Reserve 15/07/1919. Born on 4/10/1894 in Chaguanas, Trinidad, British West Indies and died Aug 1979 in Monticello, Piatt, Illinois, USA.
GONZALES, Andres. 1307. Private KEH. Private Labour Corps 414475. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Died in Trinidad in 1945.HALE
, William. 1294. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 15/03/1918 then Lieutenant, Labour Corps. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Awarded Member of the British Empire medal.INCE,
Louis. 1299. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted 9/11/1915. Returned 07/1916 upon discharge as medically unfit with chronic lung disease. Born 1896 in Trinidad. Living in USA in 1946.
JOHNSTONE, Romer Frank. 1316. Corporal. 'B' Squadron. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted Nov 1915 and entered France 30/12/1916. Wounded Ypres 1917 and Battle of Lys 04/1918. Discharged 8/06/1919. Born in 1881 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. Died in 1963 in San Fernando General Hospital, Trinidad. Brother of Private Robert Philip Johnstone OBE, 1312 KEH and then 2KEH. Information courtesy of Helen Pollock.
KNOX, Wilfred Sidney. 1826. Private 2KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61244, Private Royal Army Ordnance Corps 043721. Discharged to the Reserve 21/02/1919. Did not serve in France and entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Born 29/05/1895 and died in Goodwood, Trinidad and Tobago. Brother of Harold (Harry) Dudley Knox, 1827.KNOX, Harold (Harry) Dudley. 1827. Private 2KEH. 'A' Squadron. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. DoW 3/06/1917 aged 22. Born in 1895 the son of William and Celeste Knox, of William's Ville, Trinidad, British West Indies and educated at St. Mary's College, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Brother of Wilfred Sidney Knox, 1826. Portrait photograph shown under Nominal Roll entry.
McINROY, William. 1330. Lance Corporal. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent and discharged 14/04/1919. Died in Scotland prior to 1946.
O'CONNOR, Brian. 1300. Lance Corporal. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent and discharged 3/11/1919. Wrote a vivid account as a machine gunner in the fighting at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle in 'Letters from the Front (From the War Memorial Number, CIC St. Mary's College Annual, 1919). Born 18/02/1895 in Caura, Trinidad, British West Indies and died 23/01/1984 in San Fernando, Trinidad. Brother of Roderick O'Connor, 1301.
O'CONNOR, Roderick. 1301. Private. 'A' Squadron. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent, wounded at Defence of Vieille Chapelle and discharged 5/07/1919. Born 12/09/1889 in Trinidad where he died in Feb 1970. Brother of Brian O'Connor, 1300.
RODRIGUEZ, George Harold. 1304. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Discharged 8/07/1919.
SEHEULT, Andre. 1310. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent and discharged 3/11/1919. Died in Trinidad. Brother of Robert Seheult.
SEHEULT, Robert.1303. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent and discharged 30/07/1919. Died in Trinidad in 1946. Brother of Andre Seheult.
SELLIER, Numa Joseph. 1839. Private 2KEH. Enlisted 18/11/1915. Transferred to RAF Private 139295. Discharged medically unfit. Repatriated. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent. Born 1887 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and died there in 1947.To England after 1917:
AGOSTINI, Edgar Barnard. Private. Oxford University OTC then KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 17/10/1917 with 11th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Home service 08/1917 to 11/11/1918. Did not serve overseas as was born in 1900 and too young. Living in USA in 1946.
AGOSTINI, J. Leon. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 5/06/1917 with 6th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent.
BELGRAVE, Donald Carlisle. 76098. Private 2KEH. Left Trinidad for UK with 7th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted 2/08/1917 1st Hussars then transferred to Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry 32111 on 18/04/1919 then the Sherwood Rangers. Discharged 26/12/1919. Born on 7/07/1896 in Georgetown, British Guiana and died in New York, USA on 8/11/1947. Granted an Army pension as a result of contracting malaria during military service in Egypt. Awarded Silver War Badge 454,860.
COLLINS, V. N. Trinidad
CONTANT, Lionel E. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with 15th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Living in USA in 1946.COX, Hampden Trevor Ashby. 2090. Private. Left Trinidad with 10th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent 3/10/1917. Prior service with the Naparima Light Horse. Born in Barbados, West Indies on 9/03/1895. Died of pneumonia whilst serving in in Ireland 09/05/18. Buried in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Ireland.
ESPINDULA, Felix. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 27/05/1918 with 16th Caribbean Planters and Merchants Contingent. Living in Trinidad in 1946.
HAMEL-SMITH, Eugene Sidney. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 3/10/1917 with 10th Caribbean Merchants and Planters Contingent. Brothers Lionel Hamel-Smith, 14th Contingent served with King's Royal Rifles and Arnold Harcourt Hamel-Smith, 1st Contingent served as a Second Lieutenant 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment before transferring to the RAF. Eugene died in Trinidad.
HATT, Ernest Leslie. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with the 15th Caribbean Merchants and Planters Contingent. Served in Dublin.
MARQUES Noble. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with 15th Caribbean Merchants and Planters Contingent. Living in Trinidad in 1946.
SPENCER, Hugh. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with 15th Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent.
SELLIER, Ferdinand. Private. 15th Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent. Residing in the USA in 1946.
THREADKELL, Edwin. Private 2KEH. Born in Trinidad. 27/06/1917 traveled to England to enlist with 7th Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent. Served in Ireland.South Americans who served in the KEH/2KEH - (KEH unless individual is specifically denoted as 2KEH)
A list of Anglo-Argentine Railway men
who came to England to enlist has been used to extract the majority of the following names. These men were entitled to a special lapel badge as per Army Order no 1067, War Office dated 27 September 1918.
1. The King has been graciously pleased to approve of a special badge to be worn by those officers and soldiers who were residing in South America (inc. Central America and Mexico) at the outbreak of the war and who voluntarily came to this country to join the Army.
2. The badge consists of the letters B.V.L.A. (British Volunteer Latin America) in a diamond worked in yellow on a blue ground. It will be worn on the right breast, immediately above the breast pocket of the service dress jacket.
CARR, Talbot (Tiny) Effingham. 921. Private. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 27/01/1915, entered France 1/06/1915 and served in Trench Mortar section. Discharged 29/05/1917 due to sickness. Served overseas. Born 1883, lived in Argentina and died there in 1968.
CHADWICK, Clifford Norman. 623. Serjeant. 4th Troop, 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Wounded at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. Discharged 2/03/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Born in Southern Rhodesia and died there in 1946.CLANCY, William M. Joseph. 1297. Private KEH. Private 1/10th Battalion Liverpool Regiment 91433 in 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps in 1917. Entered France 5/05/1015. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Died in hospital of meningitis 16/10/1918 aged 38. Son of John and Winifred Clancy of Moore Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland. Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, United Kingdom.
COLE, Arthur Diggs. 900. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
COOPER, Herbert James. 735. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded Military Service Medal 3/06/1918. Discharged 22/02/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
DAVIE, Algernon M. 994. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
DAVIS, William. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged medically unfit.
DINWOODIE, Edwin Maxwell. 896. Private. 'C' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged 27/03/1919. Lived in South America and attended third re-union in 1945. Brother Allegne Maxwell Dinwoodie was also with the Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff and served with Army Service Corps.
DODDS, Reginald Charles. 1562. Private 2KEH. Private 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 39906, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40553, Private 11th Tank Corps 302777. Entered France 7/07/1915. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Living In Hounslow, London in 1919. 1914/15 Star medal Trio.
DOHERTY, Joseph. 1273. Private. Royal Engineers 193768, WR/126881. Did not serve in France. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
EDWARDS, Frederick (Fred). 1266. Serjeant. 3rd Troop 'A' Squadron. From Bolivia. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged 31/05/1919. Not entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Lived in South America and attended the third re-union there in 1945.
FELLGETT, Sidney James.1642. Serjeant. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
FINKLE, James. 1565. 2KEH. Corporal. Transferred as a Corporal Tanks Corps 302860 then Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61225. Argentinian who enlisted from Argentinian Railway staff.
GEPP, Charles William. 1322. 2KEH. Private. Enlisted at Hampton Court, London. KIA 9/07/1915. Born in Valparaiso, Chile. Buried in LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium.
GIBBS Richard Tysdall. 1456. 2KEH. Private. Enlisted 29/03/1915, entered France 5/05/1915 and discharged 16/06/1916 due to wounds. Awarded British War Badge B10540. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
GRIFFIN, Arthur Owen. 977. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 5/04/1919. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff. Entitled to 1914-15 Star Medal trio.
HAWTON, Robert Bond. Private. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff.
HAYHOW, William (Bill). 914. Serjeant 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Entered France 17/06/1916 and discharged 4/04/1919. Awarded Military Medal.HEARNE, Guillermo. Ramon. 1233. Lance Corporal. Accidentally killed 10/10/1915. Born in Buenos Ayres, Argentina. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, France.
HOLTUM, Robert W. Private. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff.
HOWE, Trevor Guy. 2247. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Enlisted 6/11/1918 aged 32. Wounded and discharged 6/01/1919. Claimed Silver War Badge No. B127054.
MACDONALD, Charles Edward Victor. 617. Private. 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Corporal. Attended third re-union in South America in 1945.
MARR, James (Jimmy) Edward. 1511. Corporal. 2nd Section 1st Troop 'C' Squadron. Wounded in the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 23/05/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Born in Cuba and attended re-union in South America in 1946. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.
McCRIMMON, John Thomas. 1889. Private. The Anglos South American Depot, London on 28/04/1917 on enlistment papers. Transferred as a Private 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers then as a Private 3rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 26249 later 1st Battalion. Granted 90 days leave to return to Chile 25/03/1918. and British War Medal and Victory Medal issued to him in that Regiment. Discharged 26/02/1919. Born 1882 in Valperaiso, Chile, South America.
MENKENS, William Edgar. 1568. Private KEH. Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/275822, 306757. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.O'DONNEL, Charles Francis. 1587. Lance Corporal. Charles was an Irishman who came over to enlist from Argentina in 1916. Arrived from La Plata, Argentina, into Falmouth, 20/07/1916, on the SS DRINA. His occupation was “Traffic Inspector” and he was aged 33 years. He enlisted in the King Edwards Horse as Private 1587 in Liverpool. He then transferred to the Rifle Brigade. His entitlement was BWM and Victory Medal. He is listed as S/29108 Private Charles F. O’Donnell on MIC and BWM and VM Roll. He served with the 13th and 2nd Rifle Brigades. He was born 25/2/1883. Unpaid L/Cpl. KIA 17-19 November 1917. Widow was Kathleen (Bray), Rathmullen, Ireland and they had two children Charles Joseph (DOB 10/10/13) and John Patrick (DOB 7/6/17). He emigrated to Argentina shortly after his marriage in 1911. His wife joined him a year later. Their first child seems to have been born in Argentina in 1913. His second child was born in June 1917. Name commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Belgium. Information courtesy of Gerry Rogers, Charles was his great uncle.
OLIVER, Harry James Gordon. 1269. Private. 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Tank Corps 8/10/1918. Wounded. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
PARSONS, Henry Arthur. 903. Private KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers 30/01/1918. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
PEARCE, Edward Lithgow. Lieutenant. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff.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.
RICHARDS, Richard. 1627. Private KEH. Private Royal Engineers WR/285721. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Did not serve in France and awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.
ROBERTS, Arthur Mathias. 1038. Lance Corporal. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Enlisted 12/04/1915 and entered France 28/07/1915. Discharged on account of wounds 24/01/1917 aged 26. Awarded Silver War Badge No. B24036 (Photograph shown in Figure 20).SHELDON, George. 1572. Private. Enlisted in Liverpool having traveled back to England from Valparaiso, Chile. KIA 25/09/1915. Name commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Belgium.
TUDOR, W. J. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
TURNER, Edward G. 1872 Private KEH. Enlisted 23/03/1916. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps Heavy Branch 7/08/1917. Private Northumberland Fusiliers (NF) 61210 27/08/1917. Transferred 7th Battalion NF 14/11/1917. Transferred as Private Tank Corps 302785 1/02/1918. Discharged 24/03/1919. Born in Nuninco, Chile in 1898.WALROND, George Basil Stewart. Private KEH. Commissioned in the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry later Captain. Prior service in the Boer War. Entered France 20/05/1915. KIA 19/03/1916 and buried in Agny Military Cemetery, France. Born in 1876. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Son of the late Colonel Walrond of Dulford House, Cullomton, Devon; husband of Mabel Walrond (nee Bloxsome) of Poley Street, London. Mentioned in Despatches and entitled to 1914-15 Star medal trio.
WARNER, Stanley (Bill) Edward. 797. Private. 'C' Squadron. Mentioned in Despatches. Anglo-Argentine Railway staff. Returned to South America and attended third South American re-union in 1945.
WEITZEL Reginald Harben Private KEH. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Deccan Horse. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
WILLIAMS, Horace N. S. 1342. Private KEH. Serjeant Tank Corps 302823. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
WILLIAMS, Ivor. 1242. Private KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Private Military Mounted Police P/14035. Discharged 11/11/1918. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
WORTHINGTON, James Edward. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.