BACON, Herbert. 785. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 6/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio

BACKUS, Alfred F. 1020. Private KEH. Entered France 28/07/1915 and discharged 6/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BAGNALL, George William. 2042. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 20/05/1916 as Private 1933 2KEH then transferred to KEH 15/06/1916. Entered France 6/07/1917. Taken Prisoner of War at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 and interned at Leuze, Germany. Discharged 21/05/1919. Born 11/09/1892 in Westwell Manor, Burford, Oxfordshire, England and died 20/9/1953 in Suipacha, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BAILEY, Alexander F. Private KEH. Transferred from 6th Dragoon Guards as Private 8209. Entered France 6/08/1914. Awarded 1914 Star trio with 1914 Star named to 6th Dragoon Guards.

BAILEY, Edward. 1712. Private KEH. Entered France 18/08/1915. Transferred as Private Lincolnshire Regiment 50111. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BAILLIE, Robert Alexander. Captain Sir Bart. 'C' Squadron. 4th Baron of Polkemmet. An original Officer in the King's Colonials joined 1/02/1903. Major Baillie commanded 'C' Squadron (Australasian) King's Colonials in 1903 having joined 1/02/1903.  Born 24 August 1859 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland and died 16/10/1907 in Colchester, Essex, England aged 48 years old. Group photograph of Officers in 1902 see Figure 4.

BAILLON, Cyril Bernard. 768. Private  KEH. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 13/05/1919. Born 2/04/1887 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and died 21/11/1977 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph of headstone shown noting his KEH service.

BAIN, Bertram. 1978. Private, Commissary Liverpool Regiment 85788 MIC

BAIRD, Charles Alfred. 15239. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Dublin Fusiliers MIC

BAKER, Arthur W. 26. Private, MR/343298 Royal Army Service Corps MIC

BAKER, Augustine. Enlisted August 1914 KEH, Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant December 1914 Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant April 1915, Captain September 1915, A/Maj May 1917, A/Lt Col September 1918, retired 1919. Awarded Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette 3 June 1918) & Bar (LG 16 September 1918). Military Cross (LG 19 November 1917). Mentioned in Despatches (x3) (LG's 15 June 1915, 21 May 1918, 23 December 1918). Died 1937 in Shanghai.

BAKER, Charles F. 1631. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps MIC

BAKER, Frederick. 115. Private. Discharged 11/01/1919. British War Medal issued by the Admiralty with later service in the Royal Navy and 1914/15 Star and Victory Medal sold at auction in the UK March 2020 by Dix Noonan Webb and photograph shown on the accompanying page. 

BAKER, George Norman. 1073. Corporal KEH. Entered France 4/10/1915. Discharged 27/04/1919. Born in 1894 in East Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and died 6/11/1977 in Cheltenham, Charles Sturt City, South Australia, Australia. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BAKER, James H. 800. Private KEH. Transferred as Sapper, Labour Corps 340258

BAKER, Ralph Cleighton. 1711. Private. Transferred from Private Hertfordshire Yeomanry 2205 on 22/06/1915. Arrived Egypt 12/11/1914. Awarded Silver War Badge 25542 with Herts Yeomanry due to sickness. Lived in Sedwitch, Hertfordshire.

BAKER, Richard Henry. Private KEH. From New Zealand. 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.

BAKER, William H. 1969. Private KEH. Discharged 10/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BAKER, William J. 743. Acting Corporal KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 24/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BALE, F. J. Private KEH. From New Zealand, worked in Peru, South America and returned to England to enlist. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

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.

BALL, B. Corporal. Served in the King's Colonials and was proprietor of the Fox and Hounds Inn, Bourne End. The Fox and Hounds is depicted in a King's Colonials postcard with members of a Troop having their lunch in the garden of the Inn.

BALL, Samuel A. D/14418. Corps of Dragoons MIC

BALLARD, Arnold. 482. Private. Entered France 1/06/1915. Noted as part of the Machine Gun Section in 1916. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Shropshire Light Infantry 10/07/1918 then transferred as a Second Lieutenant South Wales Borderers. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Southbourne, Hants.

BALSHAW, Newton Kesleven. Private, Second Lieutenant then Captain King's Royal Rifle Corps MIC

BANCROFT, Douglas. 1002. Private, Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment MIC

BANKES, Robert W. L. 744. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 24/02/1919. Servedin WW2. Awarded Special Constabulary Medal and 1914/15 Star trio. With WW2 Defence Medal. Medals held in a private collection. .

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 reland 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.

BANNOCK, William H. 1363. Serjeant MIC

BARBER, Basil Hastings. Lieutenant, Captain, Major. Australian. 'C' Squadron. Awarded the Military Cross and the French Croix de Guerre (London Gazette 10 October 1918) as a Captain. Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

BARBER, Joseph A. 1527. Private MIC

BARKER, Augustine Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel Royal Field Artillery MIC

BARKER, William Private, former 3rd Dragoon Guards GS/14786, Corps of Dragoons D/15087 MIC

BARLOW, Geoffrey Petrie. 287. Private KEH, Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion, Notts and Derby Regiment. Born at Southport 16/05/1895 the son of John James and Emily Barlow. Educated at Holmwood School, Freshfield, Formby, Liverpool and at Haileybury College, Hertfordshire. Employed at the Head Office of the Royal Insurance Company in Liverpool. Joined the Liverpool Squadron of the KEH in 1913 and was at camp in Canterbury when the war broke out. Served in France from June 1915 and returned to England for training in March 1916 at Lichfield and gazetted Second Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters on 5/09/1916. Joined Battalion in France Nov 1916 and wounded at Gommecourt 9/03/1917. Awarded Military Cross for trench raid with 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters 25/06/1917 (London Gazette 18/10/1917). KIA by machine gun fire whilst supervising a wiring party near Hulluch, France 2/09/1917. Buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Photograph of pre-war student at Haileybury College and as a Second Lieutenant, Sherwood Foresters.

BARLOW, George T. 67. Private, Private Essex Regiment 32746 MIC

BARNARD, William H. Private KEH.  Private, Corps of Dragoons D/13185. Discharged 11/10/1919. Awarded British War medal and Victory Medal. Victory Medal in the authors collection (courtesy of Ed Parsons, Gradia Militaria) and shown with box of issue.

BARNES, William C. D/17098. Private KEH. Transferred from 3rd Dragoon Guards then Corps of Dragoons, retained service number throughout transfers. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BARRATT, Gaston E. S. 1420. Private, Private Royal Engineers 313096 MIC

BARRETT, Archibald. 1431. Private MIC

BARRETT, Reginald T. 1729. Corporal, Labour Corp Warrant Officer Class 2 679732 MIC

BARRY, Arthur V. 335. Serjeant KEH. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Royal Army Service Corps M/41355 (Auckland Online Cenotaph). Entered France 22/04/1915. Serjeant Barry 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.

BARTLETT, Ashmead. Lieutenant attached from 1st Regiment of Cavalry, former British South African Police MIC

BARTON, William L. 1151. Private. 3rd Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron in 1918. Discharged 2/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.  Named in photograph shown as Figure 23. 

BASSILL, James F. 1657. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/32103 MIC

BATES, George E. 2040. Private, Private Corps of Hussars 56048 MIC

BATES, Joseph (Joe) C. 720. Acting Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 22/02/1919. Mentioned in Despatches as a Serjeant. Lived in Margate, Kent and died in 1965. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BATTERBURY, William Charles. 19. Lance Corporal. Second Lieutenant 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 26/06/1917. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 1/01/1919. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Westcliff-on-sea, Essex, England. Biography available on

BATTERSBY, Eric William. 885. Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 29/12/1914, entered France 1/06/1915 and discharged 28/01/1919.

BAUER, L. N. 1666. Private MIC

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 Baxter 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 2/071893 - died 29/04/1915 served as Private 10/275 West Coast 'A' Company, Wellington Infantry Battalion, Emigrated to New Zealand in 1909 with the 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 (on the same day as his brother Bernard) unable to find further details. Gordon and Bernard are commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

BAYLEY, Lewis S. 513. Private. Entered France 23/08/1915. Discharged 8/08/1919. Born 8/04/1886 in Birmingham, Warwickshire and died Sep 1962 in Birmingham South, Warwickshire, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.  British War Medal - 513 PTE. L. S. BAYLEY. K. EDW. H. and Victory Medal - 513 PTE. L. S. BAYLEY. K. EDW. H. shown with a copy of the Medal Index Card. The 1915 Star was noted as missing. Image from an electronic auction site, UK, 2014.  

BAYLIS, Gerald William. Quarter Master & Lieutenant. Gerald William Baylis was 20 years old when he attested in May 1889 into the 19th Hussars. He was discharged September 1909 after 18 years of service. He had served in the East Indies for 8 years and South Africa for 5 and a half years. His place of discharge was Norwich with intended residence of the Maidenhead Advertiser Officer, Maidenhead, Berkshire. His award of the clasps Orange Free State, Laing’s Nek, Belfast and Cape Colony is confirmed on the medal roll of the 19th Hussars. Hart’s Army List 1915 states - ‎retired military personnel entry – Gerald William Baylis to be Qc.-Mr. with honourary rank of Lt. ( London Gazette 5 Feb 1915). Baylis re-enlisted for Great War service as Lieutenant Quartermaster King Edward’s Horse. His address is given on the Medal Index Card at Mayoville, Furze Platt, Maidenhead. Entered France 2/06/1915. Evacuated to England in Feb 1918 and awarded Silver War Badge 84054 on 1/07/1918. Group of 7 named medals comprises – Queen’s South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Laing’s Nek, Belfast and Cape Colony clasps ( 3437 Serjt. G.W. BAYLIS. 19 / Hrs. ), King’s South Africa Medal with SA 1901, SA 1902 clasps ( 3437. QR. MR. SERJT. G. W. BAYLIS. 19TH HUSSARS. ). 1914/15 Star ( Q.M. & LIEUT. G. W. BAYLIS. K. EDW. H. ), British War Medal and Victory Medal pair ( Q.M. & LIEUT. G. W. BAYLIS. ), Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR) ( 3437 Q. M. SJT. G. W. BAYLIS. 19 / HRS. ), Meritorious Service Medal ( GVIR) ( Q.M. SJT. G.W. BAYLIS. 19 – HRS.) Born on 20 Mar 1866 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, married in 1905 in Naas, Kildare, Ireland and died on 1st Mar 1942 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. Accompanying photograph as a Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 (also shown as Figure 19), his medal group and in civilian clothes courtesy Ancestry. Medals listed for sale on Medals and Memorabilia and some biographical information and medal image courtesy of this site.

BAYLISS, Louis. 1099. Serjeant, Serjeant Yorkshire Dragoons 3681, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps Cavalry 100103

BEALE, Cecil George. 635. Serjeant KEH. 4th Troop, 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915, wounded at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918 with gun shot wound to his leg and discharged 13/04/1919. Born 23/09/1887 in Chatham, Kent, England and died 15/05/1967 in Rustington, Sussex, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Contributed a photograph taken at the Colchester camp in 1911 of Serjeant Freeman and a number of named Corporals to the Old Comrades Association bulletin suggesting that he himself was serving from at least 1911.

BEALL, Leonard  Grierson. 2045. Private KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred to KEH from 2KEH as Private 87. Discharged 24/02/1919. Born in 1876 in Billericay, Essex, England, Father William Grierson Beall 1842-1915 and mother Mary Annie Lucas 1846 - .  A brother Lawrence L. Beall 1878 –  and a sister Janet Mary Beall (1884–1931). Prior service with Cape Mounted Rifles and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with Cape Colony clasp. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio. Photographs of medals courtesy of Rory Reynolds.

BECKETT, Arthur Henry Frederick. 1682. Private. From Argentina.

BECKMAN, George E. 996. Private MIC

BEDFORD, Alfred. 298. Corporal KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Transferred as Corporal, Royal Engineers 91590. Discharged 19/07/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Prior service with pre-war KEH as Staff Serjeant. Additional prior service with Prince of Wales Light Horse in the Boer War as Private 33733 and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 clasp. Prior to this he served as Private 547 with the Kaffrarian Rifles. Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as an Australian having served with KEH. Alfred's prior service with the Prince Of Wales Light Horse is consistent with him being an Australian either by birth or by upbringing.

BEENKEN, Frederick Carl. 850. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 19/12/1914 and entered France 1/06/1915. Discharged 29/05/1917 as physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 217,928. Resided in Stretford post service. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BEGBIE, Alfred Vincent 960. Private. 'C' Company. Entered France 21/04/1915. Sniper spotted for Lieutenant Murray 966 KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders 27/09/1916. Became a Bombing Officer after attending Cadet School at Blenderques in 1916. Born on 7/04/1894 the son of Rev. Alfred John Begbie. Educated at Haileybury College 1897-99. Lived at Simla, Bloomfield Park, Bath before he emigrated to Kelowa, British Columbia, Canada in 1902 and returned to England in 1914 to enlist in KEH. KIA 11/04/1917 leading his men at Monchy-le-Preux and was buried at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras (listed on Arras Memorial). Commemorated on the Haileybury College Cloister Wall Memorial, Hertford Heath, England. Photograph in uniform of Cameron Highlanders from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour.

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 KIA.

BELL, Harold Cecil Alexander. 389. Private, Second Lieutenant 3rd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attached 2/14th Lancashire Regiment MIC

BELL, Percy. 753. Private. Enlisted 1/12/1914 and entered France 1/06/1915. Discharged 26/03/1919. Born in 1887. Awarded Silver War Badge B183292. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BELL, Thomas Davie. 741. Private. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, KEH on 22/02/1918 from London Gazette not 1915 as shown on British War and Victory Medal Roll. Born Deanland, Haddington, Lincolnshire on 15/02/1892 and died in Dublin in Mar 1956. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio c/o Kingston, County Dublin, Ireland.

BELL, William (Hal) Henry Dillon. Serjeant commissioned as a Lieutenant pre-war KEH. Served as a Staff Officer (Captain) 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 Passchendaele 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 married Gladys on 8/03/1907. 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. Mentioned in Despatches. Name commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, BELGIUM. Photograph of him mounted on his charger from Miss Enid Bell. 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.

BELLMAN, Henry E. 1324. Private KEH. Attached to Stockwell's Force Oct-Nov 1918. Gassed 9-11/11/1918.. Discharged 25/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BELSON, Frederick. 1487. Acting Corporal MIC

BENN, William W. 1253. Private MIC

BENNETT, Arthur W. 1357. Private KEH

BENNETT, C. 239. Private KEH. No Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry identified and so is likely to have been pre-war KEH. Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as having been an Australian who served with KEH.

BENNETT, H. C. S. 2063. Private KEH. No Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry identified and so is likely to have been pre-war KEH. Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as having been an Australian who served with KEH.

BENNETT, James Henry. 947. Private KEH. Entered France 19/10/1915. Transferred as Private Labour Corps 423041. Discharged 17/06/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BENNETT, John Frederick. 55. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 21/03/1919. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant. Lived in Eltham Park, London post-war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

BENSTEAD, Geoffrey. 668. Serjeant KEH. 2nd Troop, 'C' Squadron. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment. Born 15/10/1886 at Hermannsburg Mission Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia. His full name was Julian Geoffrey Barrow Benstead but he was generally known as Geoffrey Benstead. Married Gladys Mary Isabel Fleming in London in 1930. In 1939 he was a Film Distribution Agent living in Fulham, London. He died in Westminster, London, England in 1951. A talented snooker player and played regularly in British Amateur Snooker Championships. In fact, he made quite a name for himself by developing a one-handed technique, which was the subject of the Pathé news film Awarded 1914/15 Star trio held in a private collection. 

BERCOVITZ, Soloman. 1104. Private KEH. Entered France 15/09/1915. Taken Prisoner of War at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Interred Dulmen Camp, Westphalia, Germany. Repatriated 29/11/1918. Discharged 22/06/1919. From Perth, West Australia. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BERKELEY, John E. L. 982. Corporal. Awarded Belgian Decoration Militaire as a Private KEH (London Gazette 15 April 1918).

BERRY A. G. Lieutenant. King's Colonials 1902. Commanded 3rd Troop (Victoria) 'C' Squadron (Australasian) in 1903 (Photograph see Figure 4).

BERRY, Alfred Richard. 792. Lance Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 3/12/1914, entered France 1/06/1915 and was wounded at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 and discharged 24/07/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 494533. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Lived in Argentina and born in 1886. Also noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as having been an Australian who served with KEH and likely to have ben born in Australia and emigrated to Argentina post-war.

BERTRAM, Cyril Robertson. Second Lieutenant, Flying Officer Royal Flying Corps MIC

BERTRAND, Walter R. 1398. Private KEH transferred as Private Tank Corps 112244

BESTOW, Frederick W. 1001. Private MIC

BESWICK, Rodney Knight. 664. Private KEH. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant (19/12/1915), later Lieutenant then Captain 21st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, transferred as Captain 52nd Manchester Regiment. Born 1890 in London, Middlesex, England and died Jun 1953 in Liverpool South, Lancashire, England. Awarded Military Cross and Bar, 1914/15 Star trio.

BETHELL, Frank. 422. Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 104491 MIC

BETTINGTON, John H. G. 646. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1st Reserve (Garrison) Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment 12/05/1917, Lieutenant 11/1917. Born in Canada and died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1950.

BETTS, Walter Bowden. Private. Enlisted after arriving from Shanghai in Dec 1914. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery 9/06/1915. Entered France 2/09/1916. Wounded as applied for Silver War Badge. Died in 12/05/1921 and medals applied for by his brother G. Betts.

BETTS, Reginald John. 1044. Corporal. Born in England in 1880, one of seven siblings. Enlisted 15/04/1915 having traveled to England as part of the SS Suwa Maru contingent from Shanghai on 16/10/1914 where he was working in the Shanghai Municipal Council, Electricity Dept. Wounded by shell blast at Maissemy Ridge. Discharged 29/10/1917, awarded Silver War Badge and died 12/05/1921 in Rochester, England. Photo taken in 1916 at home courtesy of Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War.  

BEVAN, Percy. 659. Serjeant. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted Nov 1914 in Maidstone, Kent and entered France 22/04/1915. "Sergt. P. Bevan, King Edward's Horse, of the Central Hotel, Ramsgate, is home on leave from France, and is receiving the congratulations of his friends on having been awarded the Military Medal. The honour was conferred for gallantry in carrying despatches to his troop leader under heavy fire" from the Thanet Advertiser Saturday 15 June 1919. Discharged 4/02/1919. Born in 1880 and died in Sep 1960. Award of Military Medal for gallantry at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 published in London Gazette 16/07/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio with 1914/15 Star named as Private and British War Medal and Victory Medal as Serjeant. Group of four medals held in a private collection in the UK.

BEYNON, R. T. 1816. Private. Private KEH. Private Royal Air Force 319759 and discharged 26/03/1919.

BIDDLES, Graham A. 1013. Private. 3rd Troop, 'A' Squadron. Entered France 28/07/1915. Discharged 24/03/1919. Resided in South America and attended third re-union there in 1945. Died 6/09/1966. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BILL, Kenneth. 1450. Private, Private Tank Corps 302704, Northumberland Fusiliers 61204 MIC

BILLMAN, Walter Melville. Private KEH. Private 16th Middlesex Regiment then Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion attached 1st Battalion 9/05/1915. Died of Wounds 5/11/1916 and buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, the Somme, France. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1892 the son of James and Grace Billman. Attended Dalhousie University and then was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in 1913. Brother Ralph S. Billamnn MC was a Lieutenant Colonel with the Canadian Artillery.

BINGHAM, William. Private, Corps of Dragoons D/10855 MIC.  British War Medal and Victory Medal sold at auction.

BINKS, Harris Jonathan. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC

BIRD, Henry. 1006. Corporal. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted late Feb 1915 at Great Scotland Yard and entered France 1/06/1915. Born in 1890 and resided in South African pre-war and in Bristol post-war. Discharged 1/12/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BISHOP, Hugh Seddons. 461. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Tank Corps on 23/11/1916 later Captain. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Bedford Park, London.

BISHOP, Wilfred. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Temporary Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion Border Regiment then transferred to the 11th Battalion after training with Inns of Court Officer's Training Corps 25/10/1916. DoW 06/07/1917 from indirect machine gun fire whilst on a working party midnight 5/07/1917 in the Nieuport sector. Eldest son of the late Clement Bishop and Emily Maud Garcia born 24/04/1884 in Oxford Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Buried in RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Belgium. Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph. Educated at the College of the Immaculate Conception (now called St Mary's College) in Trinidad. Portrait photograph shown of Second Lieutenant Bishop in the uniform of the Border Regiment circa 1916 courtesy of Angela Owens, Ancestry.  

BISPHAM, Frederick.1214. Serjeant, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 39884, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 40532, Serjeant Tank Corps 302909 MIC

BIZLEY, Walter C. 1485. Trumpeter, Private 14th London Regiment MIC

BLACK, Hugh K. 1965. Private, Private Royal Army Medical Corps 135536 MIC

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. Photograph of Ralf Black in KEH uniform courtesy of J. Kang.

BLACKBURN, Edward H. 723. Serjeant. 3rd Troop, 'A' Squadron KEH at defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 14/02/1919. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (named to Serjeant) published in the London Gazette 3/09/1919 and Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). 1914/15 Star Medal Trio named as Private on 1914/15 Star and Serjeant on British War and Victory Medals. MBE unnamed as issued. Group of five medals held in a private collection in the UK. Awarded civilian OBE in 1953. Born in British Columbia, Canada and died in 1968.

BLACKWELL, Arthur E. Private former Private 7th Dragoon Guards D/12610, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC

BLAKER, Geoffrey Beckett. 651. Private. Entered France 21/04/1915. Promoted to Acting Corporal. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 22/02/1918. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Served RAF in South Africa in WW2. Born 15/03/1893 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England and died 2/05/1963 at Chase Cottage, West Bergholt, Essex, England. His brother Lieutenant Arthur Wilfred Blaker, Royal Navy was born 27/03/1889 in Lewes, Sussex, England and DoW 19/03/1915 received after HMS "Inflexible" was involved in the attack on the Dardanelles, Turkey. Geoffrey applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Colchester, Essex, England.

BLAMEY, Marshall. 1916. Private. 'A' Squadron. Discharged 9/06/1919. Died Apr 1947 in Natal, South Africa. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BLANCHARD, James F. J. 222. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 20/09/1915. Transferred to Canadian Field Artillery later as a Captain. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Winnipeg, Canada.

BLAYLOCK, Johnathan A. 1270. Private MIC

BLETSOE, William Bruce. Serjeant, Second Lieutenant 18th Hussars MIC

BLISS, William Stanley. 787. Corporal. Trumpeter. Enlisted Nov 1914 and served in France and Italy. Awarded Military Medal London Gazette 1918 for action at the defence of Vieille Chapelle. Discharged 23/02/1919. From Watford, England.

BLOUNT, Maurice Bertie. 1542. Private. Enlisted 11/05/1916 and discharged due to sickness 25/01/1917 with chronic dysentry. Awarded Silver War Badge 45745. Born in Clapham, London in 1887, lived in Winbourne, Dorset and had served with the Ceylon Planters Rifles for 5 years whilst working as a tea planter.

BOILEAU, Gilbert Elliot. 1075. Corporal. Entered France 14/09/1915. Severely injured leg 13/11/1918 and discharged 25/06/1919. 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. His 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.

BOLLARD, John C. 1255. Acting Serjeant, Acting Serjeant Labour Corps 443401

BOLTON, George W. 872. Serjeant

BOLUS, Walter 1481. Private. Arrived in France June 1916. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Special Reserve of Officers on 23/02/18 after attending an Officers Cadet Unit, see Figure 33 for photograph as a Second Lieutenant in 1918. Promoted to Lieutenant 23/8/19 and resigned his commission 1/4/19. Photographs and family history from his grandson Walter Stevens regarding his grandfather's service and noting his riding trophies. Lieutenant Bolus won many Irish Show Jumping Championships as shown in the accompanying photograph taken of him competing at the Irish War Counties Hospital in September 1918. He was devastated not to be able to have his mount, Japie released to him from the Army. The family retain Lieutenant Bolus's stirrups and riding trophies.  

BOND, Ernest E. 381. Corporal. Temporary Regimental Serjeant Major (T. R. S. MJR). Entered France 2/06/1915. 'A' Squadron, Transport Warrant Officer Class 1. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Regimental Serjeant-Major for gallantry in the advances at St Quentin, Cambrai and Fosse in 1917-18. Discharged 16/01/1920. Died in Southport, England on 3/03/1957. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Distinguished Conduct Medal held in a private collection in the UK and named to T. R. S. MJR. E.E.BOND 1/K.ED.H.

BONESS, George. Private KEH. Transferred from 1st Dragoon Guards as Private D/18387 then KEH to Corps of Dragoons as Private D/18387. Discharged 16/02/1919. Born 10/04/1886 in Bulwell, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and died there on 12/09/1961. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BONNER, Thomas. Private KEH. Transferred from 7th Dragoon Guards as Private D/17034 then after KEH to Corps of Dragoons as Private D/17034. Discharged 3/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BOOR, Alexander R. 1043. Private

BORLEY, Geo D. Private, Labour Corps 585703

BORNS, Frank 1336. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40533

BOTHWELL, Edwin I. 1891. Private KEH. Discharged 19/05/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medal.

BOTTLE, Harry C. 340. Serjeant KEH later Warrant Officer Class 2. Entered France 15/05/1915. Prior service 1905-13 with the Civil Service Rifles. Played clarinet in the military band. Became Orderly Room SQMS. Staff Officer, Ministry of Health in civilian life. In group photograph of Warrant Officers and Sergeants at Bishop's Stortford. Discharged 10/11/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BOUCH, W. Kennedy. 11. Serjeant. Served in pre-war KEH.

BOUCHER, Henry. 74. Serjeant. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 7/11/1917 as medically unfit. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

BOWEN, Horace Courthorpe. 628 Corporal KEH. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 7/09/1914 at Watford. Entered France 21/04/1915. Promoted to Lance Corporal 1/03/1917. Served in Italy 10/12/1917 to 9/03/1918. Taken prisoner at Defense of Vieille Chapelle 19/04/1918. Interred as a Prisoner of War from 9/04/1918 to -2/12/1918. Discharged 2/05/1919 physically unfit to parents address of 14 Castletown Road, Kensington, United Kingdom. Born in Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana in 1884. and died in 1952 in the UK. Educated at Bloxham School, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Prior service with Royal North West Mounted Police and Penang Volunteers, Malaya where he worked as a rubber planter. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Biography courtesy of Robin Hyland. Full length portrait photograph of a postcard sent to Elsie in 1915 courtesy of Robin Hyland and another photograph of him on enlistment in 1914 shown on the accompanying page.

BOYCE, Percy. Private. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio but no Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry located.

BOYER, Charles J. 1082. Private, Private Royal Engineers 359692

BOX, Thomas. 552. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BOXALL, Herbert S. 2070. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61178, Private Corps of Dragoons D/21018.

BRADBURN, William Ernest Horatio. Colonel W. E. H. Bradburn, Inspector-General of Police, British Guiana, late 8th Hussars and King Edward’s Horse. The Order of St John of Jerusalem, Officer (Brother) silver breast badge; King’s Police Medal, G.V.R., 2nd issue (Col. William E. H. Bradburn, Insp-Gen. of Police, British Guiana); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (1556 Tpr., S.A.C.); 1914-15 Star (13319 Pte.-A-Cpl., 8th Hrs.); British War and Victory Medals (13319 A.Cpl., 8/Hrs.). K.P.M. London Gazette 1 January 1932. The recommendation states: ‘Has a specially distinguished record in administrative and detective services. Has successfully organised the Police Force of the Colony.’ William Ernest Horatio Bradburn was born in Derby on 26 May 1884, son of a pattern maker. As a young man of some 17 years of age, he served during the Boer War, with the Imperial Yeomanry in 1901, and later in the ranks of the South African Constabulary until October 1907. On the outbreak of the Great War, Bradburn joined the 8th Hussars and served overseas with this regiment until April 1917. Bradburn was granted a commission from an Officer Cadet Unit as a Second Lieutenant in King Edward’s Horse on 17 April 1917. He was appointed Adjutant of the Reserve Regiment of King Edward’s Horse in September 1917, with acting rank of Captain, but appears to have remained stationed in Ireland for the remainder of the war. He was promoted Lieutenant in the regiment in October 1918, and subsequently returned to their pre-war Head Quarters in Chelsea. In July 1919 he was selected for an appointment in the Cyprus Military Police, and in the following October was appointed a local Commandant. He served in Cyprus until 1927, and held a number of appointments there during this period, including those of Deputy Coroner, in the district of Larnaca, and later Nicosia, a Member of the Prison Board, and a Visitor of the Central Prison. He held acting and deputy appointments as Chief Commandant of the Cyprus Police at various times, as well as acting as A.D.C. to the High Commissioner on several occasions, becoming Honorary A.D.C. from October 1924. In August 1926 he was nominated an Official Member of the Legislative Council. In January 1927, Bradburn was appointed Inspector-General of Police and Commandant of the Local Forces in British Guiana, and from May to December 1927 he was in addition acting Inspector of Prisons. He was nominated Official Member of the Legislative Council from August 1928 to June 1930, and of the Executive Council from May to December 1929. During his tenure in British Guiana, Bradburn did much work with and for the St John’s Ambulance Association, and for his services was appointed an Officer (Brother) of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, as notified in the London Gazette of 25 June 1935. Bradburn held the rank of Colonel in the British Guiana Militia, and was President of the British Guiana Local Forces Rifle Club. His only son, William Stewart Bradburn, was later an officer in the Trinidad Police, and as a Sub-Inspector was killed in riots in Trinidad during 1937. He was shot in the chest and killed on 21 June of that year in rioting in South Trinidad in the course of a strike by 5000 oilfield workers over higher wages and shorter hours. Colonel Bradburn retired in 1937 and the following year approval was granted for him to retain his rank with permission to wear the prescribed uniform. In due course he returned to England and in 1968 was living in Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in April 2003 bu no image available. Captain and Adjutant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Extensively researched by Diane Moss as part of

BRADNEY, . Private served in Dublin

BRAGG, Robert (Bob) Charles. 227. Corporal KEH. Commissioned as a Temporary Second Lieutenant, 'A' Battery Royal Field Artillery (RFA), 58th Brigade. Disembarked at Gallipoli 14/07/1915. DoW sustained to both legs from a shell hitting his dugout 1/09/1915 at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli.  He was evacuated to a hospital ship but died the next day on the voyage to Malta. He had served in the pre-war KEH.  Born 25/11/1892 in North Adelaide, South Australia. Son of Sir William Bragg KBE and Lady Bragg, The Royal Institution, London. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio. Robert’s father, Professor William Henry Bragg came to Adelaide from Cambridge in 1885 and was professor of mathematics and physics at the university for more than twenty years. In 1899, Professor Bragg designed a two-storey home on East Terrace Adelaide where no doubt, Robert and his siblings enjoyed many happy days together exploring the open land nearby which is today the East Park land. Robert and his brother William later attended the School and while there William proved to be a highly gifted student and Robert distinguished himself as a sportsman. Following the example of his father, William Lawrence Bragg showed an early interest in science and mathematics while Robert, also a good student  made the most of his spare time playing football and rowing. Robert developed into an outstanding sportsman and this along with his happy disposition ensured he was always popular among his peers. Due to his brilliant scientific research into alpha, beta, and gamma rays, Robert’s father was offered a professorship at Leeds, England. In 1909, he accepted the post, Robert, and William continued their studies at Trinity College Cambridge. While there, Robert rowed in the Cambridge University Eight but by 1910, while at Oundle School in Northamptonshire he wrote back to his friends in Adelaide telling them how he was not enjoying his new school nearly as much as he had enjoyed his time at St Peter's. Upon completing his studies at Cambridge, William collaborated with his father and in 1915 jointly published a paper, X-Ray and Crystal Structure, for which they gained the highly prized Barnard medal. William served as a technical adviser with the British General Headquarters in France and Flanders and was overseas when it was announced that he and his father had been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize (Physics) for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays. Both were later knighted and remain at the time of writing, the first and only father and son team to be jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics; William was only 25 years of age.  Bob is commemorated on the Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board and the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. Biography and portrait photograph in RFA uniform courtesy Australian Virtual War Memorial.

BRAGG, William Lawrence. Private KEH. Served pre-war KEH 1909-13. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Leicestershire Royal Horse Artillery and worked in a Royal Engineers section using sound waves to locate German artillery. Awarded Order of the British Empire, Apr 1918 and Military Cross and Mentioned in Despatches. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio. Born in North Adelaide, South Australia on 31/03/1890. Educated at St. Peter's College, and University of Adelaide, South Australia then Trinity College, Cambridge, England. Son of William Henry BRAGG and Gwendoline nee TODD. Jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics with his father William in 1915. Professor W. L. Bragg, M.A., has been appointed to the Langworthy Chair of Physics, Manchester University. He is the son of Professor W. H. Bragg (who from 1885 to 1908 filled the Chair of Mathematics and Physics in the Adelaide University), and the grandson of the late Sir Charles Todd, F.R.S., - who was during many years Postmaster-General of South Australia. Professor W. L. Bragg was born in South Australia, and educated at St. Peter's College and the Adelaide University, where he graduated B.A. in 1908. In conjunction with his father, he was awarded, in 1915, the Nobel Prize, and also the Barnard Medal from Columbia University, for work on X-rays and crystals.  At Manchester he has succeeded Sir Ernest Rutherford, one of the most distinguished of living physicists, who is a native of New Zealand, and has recently taken the place of Sir J. J. Thomson, O.M., as Cavendish Professor at Cambridge. Brother of Corporal later Second Lieutenant Robert Charles Bragg KIA. Commemorated on the Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board. Civilian photograph courtesy of the Nobel Foundation. 

BRAKE, Francis Joseph Edwin. 56. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant 'C' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 24/03/1917 in the Royal Field Artillery later 18th Wing Royal Air Force. Entered France 22/04/1915. Born 10/12/1889 in Hong Kong and died 13/06/1960 in Westminster, London. Awarded 1953 Coronation medal and became a Knight of the Bath in 1946 for service as Controller of Construction and Regional Services and served on the Air Supply Board in WW2. Senior roles in the aviation and telecommunications industries. Life governor of Haileybury and ISC. An aluminium dog tag impressed to F. Brake, Service No. 56 noted as having been acquired by a member on the Great War Forum in 2005. His brother Frederick Carlton James Brake was born in 1894 and KIA 21/03/1918 as Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Sir Francis Brake applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Grove Park, London in 1921.

BRAKELL, James Forster. 410. Serjeant. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, KEH on 14/9/1915. Taken Prisoner of War 31/07/1917 and repatriated 23/12/1918. Served in the Mersey Division, Royal Navy and awarded a silver medal (sold on electronic auction site Feb 2020) for "Interpart of Ship Heavy Gun Competition 1908" to Able Boatman J. F. Brakell. Applied for 1914/15 Star from Liverpool.

BRAND, Jonathan. 1530. Private. Discharged 7/03/1919. Died in 1960. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BRANDON, Frederick. 574. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 15/2/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BRANT, Arthur. 626. Serjeant. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 10/03/1919. Born 7/09/1887 in East Dulwich, London, England and died 9/10/1972 in Lewisham, Greater London, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Civilian portrait shown on accompanying page.

BRANWOOD, Alfred J. 917. Private Entered France 2/06/1915. WIA at defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 24/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BRAVERY, Charles. 519. Private. 1st Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Entered France 27/07/1915. Hotchkiss gunner and fought at Defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 supporting 'A' Squadron. Discharged 9/08/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BRAY, Alexander F. 1829. Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 61175

BRAZIER, Dyckon C. (E. on letter to family and C. on MIC and Medal Roll). 1384. Lance Corporal. 'B' Squadron. Taken prisoner of war at defense of Vieille Chapelle. Lived in South America post-war and attended the third re-union 1945. Wrote to Lieutenant Pinckney's family regarding his death at Vieille Chapelle on 9/04/1918. Discharged 31/03/1919. Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as being an Australian having served with KEH but unable to substantiate this. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BREBNER, Norman G. 1681. Corporal

BREBNER, William Mason. 1640. Private, Labour Corps 416793

BRENCHLEY, Mark. 1071. Private KEH. Enlisted 6/05/1915. WIA at Passchendaele Jul 1917. Discharged 16/10/1917 due to wounds. Born in 1888 in Cliffe, Kent and died in 1962 in Chatham, Kent, England. Awarded Silver War Badge 323,101. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.

BRENNAN, John. 1069. Serjeant KEH. 3rd Section, 1st Troop 'C' Squadron. Wounded Passchendaele Jul 1917 Transferred to Tank Corps 305381. From New Zealand.

BRENT, Stewart. 558. Private. Entered France 21/04/1915. Reported as Missing in Action at Defense of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. Discharged 7/4/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BRETON, Albert. Private KEH. Transferred from 1st Dragoon Guards, as Private D/17023 then after KEH to the Corps of Dragoons. Discharged 18/12/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BRETT, Thomas. 1204. Private. Discharged 19/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BRETT, William. 1156. Private. Reported as Missing in Action at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1919. Discharged 1/05/1919. Entitled to British War ad Victory Medals.

BREWSTER, John A. 2111. Entered France 4/09/1915. Transferred from 2KEH as Private 25. Discharged 23/05/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BRICE, Cyril Sidney. 488. Private. Enlisted 8/08/1914 and discharged 22/10/1914 as medically unfit. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1893. No medal entitlement. Name commemorated on the Auckland online Cenotaph.

BRIDGEMAN, Robert J. J. 1335. Private. Discharged 13/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

BRIDGER, David Edgar. 738. Private. Enlisted at Watford in late 1914 and died of cerebral meningitis at Bishop Stortford, England 19/04/1915. Born in 1892 in Uruguay the ninth son of the late Robert Bridger, of Greywell, Winchfield, Hants. On leaving school he went to the Argentine, where he was employed at Estancia " La Argentina," Cuenca, and on 30/11/1914 returned to England to enlist and refused a commission. Educated at St George's College, Quilmes, Argentina and the Manor House, Tonbridge, England 1905-09. Buried in BIGGLESWADE CEMETERY, UK. Civilian photograph on  Not eligible for medals with short service. Civilian photograph courtesy of Tonbridge School. Not eligible for service medals with short home service. His was the first death in the KEH during the war.

BRIDGES, Herbert Throsby. 1207. Private. Discharged 8/4/1919. Born in 1873 in Australia and died 20/01/1934 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BRIGGS, Bertram H. 1486. Private. Discharged 9/07/1919. Residing in Essex in 1970. Awarded British War and Victory Medals with Victory medal sold on an electronic auction site in 2020.

BRINN, John Frederick Thomas. 256. Serjeant. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 5/04/19. Born 7/04/1882 in St James, London, England and died 28/01/1951 in London. Enlisted with address of Pimlico, South West London. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Portrait photograph in uniform of KEH courtesy of Ancestry.

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 with the 10th Regiment Cavalry Reserve (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 in 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 at with an image of his medals held in that authors collection.

BRISTOL, Samuel S. 1324. Private, Durham Light Infantry 10165

BRISTOW, Charles. Private. 'C' Squadron. Served with Cambridge University Squadron, King's Colonials and in the pre-war KEH. Acting Governor of India and knighted.

BRISTOW, Wilfred Holditch. 2049. Originally Private 1135 2KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred to KEH as Private 2049. Died of Wounds 30/10/17 aged 33. Son of Henry Barnes Bristow (former British Consul in China) and Kathleen Sara Bristow (nee Holditch) of The Chantry House, Steyning, Sussex. Born in King's Lynn Norfolk, UK and lived in Canada as a farmer pre-war. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Photograph of Casualty letter to family shown and photograph of his gravestone available online. Name commemorated on the Canadian On-line War Memorial, Bedford School Memorial Panel and Steyning War Memorial, St. Andrew's Church, Surrey.

BRITTON, Thomas S. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/18316

BRITTS, Malcolm. H. G. 319. Private. Entered France 19/04/1915. Corporal, Royal Engineers 94042. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps (Supply Transport) 7/06/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio issued by Indian Army Office

BROADHEAD, William Smithson. 705. Private KEH. Entered France 24/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 14/02/1919 and discharged in 1920. Made sketches during service with KEH as per one shown of KEH drilling. Wounded in France and invalided home. Studied at the Sheffield School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Became a famous horse painter after working as an illustrator for 'Cosmopolitan' and other magazines in the USA and Canada. Born 24/11/1888 in Barrow-In-Furness, England and died 17/06/1960 in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Chelsea, London, England.   

BROCKWELL, Francis J. 1661. Private KEH. Entered France 30/09/1915. Transferred as Private, Corps of Hussars 56040. Discharged 12/06/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

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. Born in 1891 in New Zealand then lived with parents at Fishponds, Bristol until he married Elizabeth Emma Howard Collins on 26/07/1921. They had one child during their marriage. Attended annual camp 1913. Went to France 22/04/15. He served as a Captain in the Middlesex Regiment Home Guard in WW2. He was living at Iver Heath in 1946 and died in 1972. Serjeant Bromfield (far right in the accompanying postcard) sent the 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. 

BROOKER, Harry Hill. 1162. Private KEH. Entered France June 1916. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers 26/06/1917 later Lieutenant. From Wilkawatt, South Australia.

BROOKMAN, Charles J. 498. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant KEH. 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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BROOM, William. 1061. Private KEH. Transferred as Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps R/34551 then Sapper, Royal Engineers 311025. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BROOMAN, Ernest P. 1343. Private KEH. Transferred as Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45448

BROSTER, Harold Broughton. 363. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corp 27/03/1917. Acting Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. KIA 30/11/1917 with 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps at Cambrai.  Born in 1886 the son of Charles and Lois Broster of Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa. Educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown. Name recorded on the Cambrai Memorial. 1914/15 Star trio applied for by Mrs E. Broster in 1919 from Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa. Portrait photograph shown in the uniform of the King's Royal Rifle Corps courtesy of the Imperial War Museum. 

BROWN, George G. 964. Private KEH.

BROWN, George William Farrer. 1080. Private KEH. Transferred as Private Northumberland Fusiliers 63245 then Serjeant Royal East Kent Regiment 1080

BROWN, John. 1426. Private KEH. DOW 23/04/20 aged 42. Son of Margaret and the late Henry Brown of Cresswell House, Station Road, Cullercoats, Northumberland. Buried in WHITLEY BAY (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD, UK.

BROWN, Orlando Moray. 682. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers 22/08/1915 later Temporary Captain then Major. Born in 1880 in Perthshire, Scotland and died 10/08/1965 in Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Queen Camel, Somerset. His brother Captain Alan Moray Brown, Military Cross, 47th Sikhs who was born 6/09/1881 in Torquay, Devon, England and KIA 12/03/1915 having served with them from 1900 and is buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, France.

BROWNE, Austin Elmitt. 1386. Private, Second Lieutenant West Riding Regiment

BROWNE, William E. 904. Private. Awarded the French Croix de Guerre as a Serjeant KEH.

BROWNELL, Charles William. 1344. Private, Acting Serjeant, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant. A South African who served with the 5th South African Mounted Rifles / Imperial Light Horse in 1915. Previously 5517 Private, South Lancashire Regiment (entitled to 5 Clasp QSA - OFS, T’Vaal, Tug Hts, RofL & L’Nek + KSA, clasps 1901 & 1902). Landed in France 24/04/1916 with KEH. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant 22/02/1918 and named in a KEH photograph taken at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 as a Second Lieutenant see Figure 33. Applied for his medals in 1921 with an address in Swaziland, South Africa. WW1 medal trio correctly named to him as follows: 1914-15 Star (SJT C.W. BROWNELL 5TH M.R); British War and Victory Medals (1344 A.SJT. C.W. BROWNELL. K.EDW.H.). Photograph of WW1 trio and service details courtesy of Owen Dobson. 

BROWNING, Harry G. 2107. Private former 1st Royal Dragoon D/3709. Died in service 27/01/19. Gravestone located in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND.

BROWNLESS, Alfred R. 1251. Private.

BROXUP, John H. 906. Private.

BRUCE, Hugh M. 1714. Private.

BRYANT, Ernest William C. 1290. Acting Serjeant. Enlisted 1/11/1915 and discharged 9/02/1917 as medically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 22964. Prior service in the 16th Lancers for 12 years. Born in 1875 in Harlesden, London.

BUCHANAN, George Frederick. 1242. Corporal, KIA 13/03/18 aged 42 as a Private. Son of George and Caroline Buchanan. Buried in the ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE.

BUCKLAND, Godfrey John. 583. Private. Enlisted on 26/08/1914 in England and entered France 2/06/1915. He was killed in action whilst standing by his dugout by a German rifle grenade on 7th August 1915 after seeing action at Ploegsteert Wood in July 1915.  Buried in RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Born in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia on the 30/01/1893. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio which is held in a private collection. Portrait photograph circa 1914 wearing a King Edward's Horse headdress badge and Australian Squadron collar badges (courtesy of Peter Nemaric). 

BUCKLEY, Herbert Morris. 473. Private. Enlisted 8/08/1914 and discharged 6/09/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 129565. Address for medals is stated as the 'Bull Dog' Soldiers Club and lived in Chiswick, London, England.

BUCKLEY, M. Francis Sapper, Major Royal Field Artillery

BUCKNELL, William Wentworth. 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. 

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.

BULTEAU, Victor H. 1879. Private KEH. Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39988

BURBIDGE, Arthur Henry. 40. Private KEH. Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40543, Second Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

BURDETT, John Burdett. 80. Corporal KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers

BURGE, Frank. 707. Corporal KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 2/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BURGESS, Charles Frederick. 1002. Private. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 19/03/1915 and entered France 1/06/1915. Severely wounded in several places 24/06/1915 when defending trench from German attack at Steenwerck. Awarded Silver War Badge 81,406. Discharged 17/08/1916. Name commemorated on the Leighton Buzzard Roll of Honour. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BURGESS, John. 1616. Private. Discharged 6/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

BURNETT, Sidney C. 1212. Private Enlisted 8/08/1915 and discharged 22/10/1917 physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 279,245. Born in 1890. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medals.

BURNIE, Charles. 848. Private. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914 and was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police since 1908. Discharged 6/04/1919. Awarded British War and Victory Medals.

BURNSIDE, Joseph Augustus. 667. Private KEH, Corporal Royal Engineers 57422. Entered France 9/11/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant then Acting Captain 1/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

BURTON, Charles William Gordon. 1395. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers

BURTON, Richard N. R. 1445. Private, Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 Royal Engineers 213817, WR/354913

BUSH, Robert W. 1817. Corporal, Corporal Royal Defence Corps 71971

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.

BUTLER, Adrian Illingworth. 936. Corporal KEH. Active as a sniper at La Bourse 18/03/1916. Royal Engineers 198254. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery 6/03/1917.

BUTLER, Robert William (Bertie). 1367. Private. Discharged 22/02/1919. Born 24/09/1880 in Wiltshire, England, and educated at Cranleigh. Settled in British Columbia from 1900 and he died there in July, 1948. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

BUTLER, William Mahoney. Major KEH. Entered France 27/06/1915. Later Lieutenant Colonel 9th Tank Battalion. Served with Imperial Yeomanry 1900-02 and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with three clasps Cape Colony, Orange River Colony and Transvaal and King's South Africa medal with two clasps. Awarded Distinguished Service Order 18/12/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio with Mentioned in Despatches emblem from Callan in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Name commemorated on the Callan Great War Memorial and on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland.

BUTTERFIELD, Ernest. 699. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Transferred as Acting Corporal, Royal Engineers 311020. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to RE.

BUTTERWORTH, Christian name possibly C. from name on manufacturers label in bandsman's tunic, 1913.

BUXTON, Gordon Ottford (Buckin). 500. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Born in England. Man servant to Lt Col Hermon from 1908 and up until his death in Apr 1918 with the 24th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Gordon then returned to the KEH. Discharged 14/02/1919. Born 11/04/1884 at Wimbledon, Surrey, England and died 28/10/1951 in Brighton, East Sussex. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

BUXTON, Hugh Forster. Second Lieutenant KEH on probation 1/09/1914. Transferred to 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade and deployed to France 8/12/1915. Transferred to the 5th Battalion and promoted to Lieutenant 30/03/1916. DoW 3/11/1916 at 34 Casualty Clearing Station at the Battle of the Somme. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France. Born 6/04/1882 at St George Hanover Square, London, England.

BYNOE, John Eayre Kellman. 1. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). 'B' Squadron. Born in Barbados in 1867 and died on 19/05/1935 in Depford, London. Awarded 1911 Coronation Medal and Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal 1/04/1912. He did not serve with the KEH in France during the Great War. He was a member of the King's Colonial Masonic Lodge from 1924 until his death in 1935 and his family have his regalia. He worked as a school master until 1918 when he began to work as a dentist, unqualified, from his home in Loampit Hill, Lewisham, London. He was buried in Greenwich Cemetery. There were two Bynoe brothers who served with the King's Colonials from 1902. The junior of which had a son who served in France 1915-19 presumably Private Ronald L. Bynoe. The accompanying photograph courtesy of a family relative Michael Chalk, is of J.E.K. Bynoe's wedding to Annie Kathleen Gore which took place at Lewisham High Road Congregational Church on 5/04/1913. Note the members of the KEH who formed a guard of honour for the occasion including Regimental Serjeant Major Daniel Fegan, 274 on the right with his medal group. SQMS Bynoe is also shown in Figure 209.

BYNOE, Ronald Lashley. 532. Private. Entered France 27/07/1915. Discharged 13/04/1919. Born 4/07/1896 in Southsea, Hampshire, England and died Mar 1970 in Harrow, Greater London, England. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio now held by the National Army Museum.

BYSOUTH, Sydney. Private, 653rd Company Labour Corps 416807.