DAINES, Lionel. R. Colonel. Private in the King's Colonials having enlisted on 17/03/1905 and discharged from service 17/03/1914. Served in the Indian Army in WW1. Saw extensive service in WW2 at Dunkirk, North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, Normandy and the Rhine. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the South African army and was living in Rhodesia in 1951. Awarded Military Cross. Named in a photograph at Colchester camp in 1911 see Figure 67.
DALE, Thomas W. 975. Corporal MIC
DALGARNO, William A. 840. Acting Corporal. 3rd Troop 'B' Squadron. Enlisted in the KEH having sailed to London on board SS Suwa Mara 16/10/1914 from Shanghai. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 13/04/1919 and returned to Shanghai. Served as a Private in the 6th Battalion Suffolk Regiment in WW2.
DALTON, Harry. 721. Private, Serjeant MIC
DALTON, Henry (Dickie) Joseph. 948. Private. 1st Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Born in 1880 and died April 1949 in London. Master of Regimental Masonic Lodge. Discharged 5/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory medals. Discharge certificate of identity available on Imperial War Museum website.
DANIEL, C. P. C. 19. Serjeant King's Colonials MIC
DARE, Arthur Charles Carter. 1533. Private. Lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry MIC
DARE, Geoffrey. 992. Private, Serjeant MIC
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.
DATE, Hugh A. 1671. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 59629 MIC
DAVENPORT, Anthony. 726. Private MIC
DAVEY, Albert. Private, Private 1st King Dragoon Guards D/17020 MIC
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. Photograph shown in 'War Services of Old Melbournians' compiled and edited by J. Beacham Kiddle OBE. Remembered on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.
DAVIDSON, William. 5195. Private, Labour Corps 416811 ex 2nd KEH? MIC
DAVIE, Algernon M. 994. Private. Argentinian who enlisted from Argentinian Railway staff.
DAVIES, Frederick R. 69. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 28/02/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
DAVIES, Harold J. 1602. Private, Private Royal Welsh Fusiliers 57148 MIC
DAVIS, Harold B. Private 1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry, Private King Edward's Horse, Second Lieutenant then Captain Royal Field Artillery MIC
DAVIS, Harold N. 265. Corporal, Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2. Discharged 1/07/1919. Photograph on kingedwardshorse.net
DAVIS, Henry G. 1214. Private MIC
DAVIS, William. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged medically unfit.
DAVISON, Edward Summer. 1031. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
DAVISON, William. 1459. Private MIC
DAWS, Reginald J. 595. Private MIC
DAWSON, Guy Harnett. 675. Corporal. 'B' and 'C' Squadrons. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 23/1/1916. Entered France 22/04/1915. Later Captain Labour Corp. Lived in South America and attended 3rd Regimental reunion in South America. Died in 1961.
DAWSON, James. 1452. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/354262 MIC
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 Robert Dyer Dawson 1526 also in KEH. Born in Bombala, New South Wales, Australia on 1/01/1887 the son of Robert Weston Dawson and Eleanor Mary Bowler. Married Kathleen Elsie Fedden in Suva, 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.
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.
DAWSON Thomas 1226 Private MIC
DAY, F. P. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910 who joined as Rhodes scholar at Oxford university. Became a Professor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, USA in the early 1920s.
DEADMAN, Ernest H. 1730. Sapper, Private Army Pay Corps 24936 MIC
DEAN, George H. 2014. Private, Corporal Liverpool Regiment 85702 MIC
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.
DE BALLARDIE, J. 5. Private. King's Colonials. Awarded Imperial Yeomanry Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Nov 1907.
DE COSTA, Errold. 2059. Private MIC
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 KLERK, David D. 1869. Private, Private Yorkshire Regiment 63005 MIC
DEMPSEY, Earl F. 1768. Private, Private Tank Corps 112095 MIC
DEMPSTER, Chas Henry. 1483. Private. Enlisted 6/04/1915 and discharged 23/08/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 228676 and did not serve overseas.
DENBIGH, Arthur E. 320. Warrant Officer Class 2. Discharged 6/11/1919.
DENING, Douglas Montgomery. Private. Entered France Feb 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery Dec 1915 later served as a Captain No 1 Balloon Section, Royal Flying Corps from Aug 1917. Wounded twice. Awarded Military Cross 26/07/1918. Discharged 10/08/1919. Born in 1877 and married Mary Elizabeth Glenton-Kerr on 7/09/1904, in Brixton, Surrey, England. They had one child during their marriage. He died as a result of accidental drowning on 7/11/1922 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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 of the 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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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 ROUX, Louis 1691. Acting Corporal, Second Lieutenant (General List) MIC
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.
DETTLEFF, William 1408. Private MIC
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.
DEVINE, Edward Feron. 1128. Private. 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, sweetheart badge (see Figure 351) and biographical information courtesy of Giles F. Russell, descendant.
DEVINE, William. 1854. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61239 MIC
DEVLIN, Paul. 1290. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85707 MIC
DEVOS, Arthur Edward Graham.1318. Private, Private Rifle Brigade E200730, Second Lieutenant Chinese Labour Corps MIC
DE WHALLEY, John Joseph Arthur. 76. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 14/02/1916 at term of engagement and eligible for an army pension. Student of University of London. Born March 1891 in Greenwich, London, England and died April 1973 in Maidstone, Kent. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio but forfeited due to desertion.
DIAS, Stephen. 1454. Private, Private Tank Corps 112182 MIC
DICK, Martin Forster. 46. Lieutenant Colonel. As Corporal Dick he originally served in the King's Colonial and served throughout Great War in KEH. Only Corporal Dick and Lionel James achieved this. Corporal Dick had seen service in the Boer War with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Canadian Horse) before joining the King’s Colonials in 1902. He was commissioned in 1906 as a Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant KEH 1910 and Major in 1913. Commanded 'B' Squadron, KEH in France 1915-16. Rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the Reserve Regiment 1917-18 and then commanded the KEH for the last three months of the Great War. Born 3/01/1877 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England and died 17/12/1932 in London. Awarded Queen's South Africa medal and 1915 Star trio and Mentioned in Despatches twice. Medals held in a private collection. Portrait photograph shown as Figure 48.
DICKINSON, Michael W. 988. Private MIC
DIDSBURY, Albert B. 1402. Private 2070 MIC
DIGBY, Basil Robert. 1587. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45465, Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service MIC
DIMMOCK, Thomas. 693. Private MIC
DINES, Ernest. 1051. Trumpeter. Enlisted 21/09/1914 and discharged 16/08/1915 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 157035. Died in London 8/07/1955.
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.
DIXON, John Brownlow. xx03. Private, Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps MIC
DODDS, Walter Melbourne. 1005. Captain Northumberland Fusiliers, Private KEH MIC
DOHERTY, Joseph. 1273. Private. Royal Engineers 193768, WR/126881. Did not serve in France. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
DOLPHIN, John. 1514. Private, Private Labour Corps 650271 MIC
DONALD, James William. 924. Private. Enlisted 2/02/1915 and discharged 10/04/1915. Awarded Silver War Badge 22965 and did not serve overseas.
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.
DONALD, William. 1840. Private. Enlisted 5/08/1914 in Kintore, Aberdeenshire with 1st/2nd Scottish Horse as Private, 4300 then 152167 at Gallipoli landing 1/09/1915 until evacuated to Egypt serving there until 1/10/1916. Hospitalised 12/10/1916 to 11/12/1916 with shortness of breath. Transferred to KEH as Private 1840 but on some records as Private 152167 on 30/03/1917 until discharged 6/05/1919. Born 1890 in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal as Acting Corporal 1/2nd Scottish Horse 152167.
DONNELLY, John Lawler. Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers, Lieutenant Royal Sussex Regiment MIC
DORE, James F. 1462. Corporal, Corporal Royal Dublin Fusiliers 30894 MIC
DORMAN, James. 2113. Serjeant KEH. Transferred as a Private 1558 from 2KEH. Entered France 14/07/1915 and discharged 21/07/1919. Sergeant 1558 on British War Medal and Victory Medal. Pictured are British War Medal and Victory Medal with a KEH gilding metal headdress badge in an oak frame. Entitled to 1914/15 Star to complete Trio (Photograph courtesy of Margaret Gledhill).
DOUGLAS-HILL, Arthur Percy. 762. Private. Enlisted 1/12/1914 and discharged 12/07/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65160 and did not serve overseas. Born in 1882 in Urmston, Cheshire, England.
DOWLE, Maurice. 2051. Private 2070 KEH. Transferred to KEH as Private, 2070 with 2KEH. Discharged 31/01/1919. Born 29/05/1891 in Southgate, London, England and died Jan 1975 in Worthing, West Sussex. Awarded British War Medal and Victory medal sold by the Medal Centre in Jan 2022 as per accompanying photograph.
DOWLING, Geoffrey B. 412. Private. Entered France 17/06/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
DOWN, Albert H. 715. Private MIC
DOWNES, Leonard A. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/13356 MIC
DOWNIE, Harry. 749. Acting Corporal MIC
DOWNING, Edward J. 1578. Private MIC
DOWNS, Alfred. 1713. Private MIC
DOWSETT, James. 1102. Private, Private then Second Lieutenant Tank Corps 69606 MIC
DRAPER, William E. 518. Private. Enlisted 10/08/1914 and entered France 1/06/1915. Awarded Silver War Badge 242,692 . Discharged as physically unfit 6/06/1917. Born in 1890 and lived in New Brighton, Cheshire where he died in 1947. Name commemorated on Liverpool College Roll of Honour. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
DRENNAN, J. E. 24. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant MIC
DREW, Thomas Kenneth. 1248. Private MIC
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.
DRUMMOND, Oswald. 1416. Acting Serjeant MIC
DRURY, Charles James. 2015. Private Dragoon Guards 5561, Private Dorsetshire Regiment 14049, Lieutenant KEH
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.
DUDLEY, Thomas. Private. Corps of Dragoons D/168517, Private MIC
DUFF, Peter. Private. Dragoon Guards D/18470, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC
DUFOY . Private. New Zealander who served with King's Colonials (see Figure 52, 1904).
DUIRS, Mearns William. 379. South African. Private KEH, Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. KIA 25/09/1915 Loos.
DUKES, Sydney O. 999. Private MIC
DUNCAN, Alec. 763. Private. Entered France 16/06/1915 and discharged 22/03/1919. Was a Temporary Major in the Royal Field Artillery in WW2.
DUNCAN, Thomas Mitchell. Second Lieutenant KEH. Served pre-war KEH. Entered France Aug 1915. Major Royal Field Artillery. Discharged 5/06/1919. From Blundellsands, Liverpool, England and died in Stroud, England 15/07/1956.
DUNCKLEY, Percy St. John. 834. Private. Served in the King's Colonials from 1902. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914 from Shanghai and was employed in the Shanghai Municipal Council. Went to France 22/04/1915 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 3/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters then Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, Ghurka Rifles.
DUNKIN, Alfred D. H. 1144. Private MIC
DUNSTAN, John Llewellyn. Private. Served pre-WW1 KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery and served in WW2 as a Private J. L. Dunstan, 31 with the Australian Garrison Battalion 1941-1944.