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 KEH. 3rd Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Entered France 8/09/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

DALGARNO, William A. 840. Acting Corporal KEH. 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. Serjeant KEH. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted 23/11/1914 and entered France 21/04/1915.Promoted to Lance Corporal 8/02/1916, Corporal 25/05/1917 and Serjeant 13/12/1917. WIA at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 with Gun Shot Wound right hand and returned to England 13/04/1918. Discharged 1/03/1919. Born 1891 in Uxbridge, Middlesex. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

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 KEH. 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 KEH transferred to Private Northumberland Fusiliers 59629 MIC

DAVENPORT, Anthony. 726. Private. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. WIA and interred as a POW at Bois d'Holnon, Savy on 23/03/1917. Discharged 16/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

DAVEY, Albert. Private KEH. Transferred from 1st King Dragoon Guards as Private D/17020 to KEH then to Corps of Dragoons as Private D/17020. Discharged 1/12/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

DAVIDSON, Douglas. 640. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. 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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and Medal Index Card notes 1914/15 Star issued 22/10/1982. 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 John. 595. Private. Enlisted in KEH in 1910. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 10/03/1919. Born 17/11/1890 in Beckenham, Bromley, Kent, England and died 31/12/1973 in Salisbury, Rhodesia. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

DAWSON, Guy 'Pop' Harnett. 675. Corporal. 'B' and 'C' Squadrons. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 23/1/1916. Later Captain Labour Corp. Prior service with Border Horse as Lance Corporal and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Wepener, Wittebergen, Cape Colony and Transvaal clasps. Born 13/11/1888 in Bombala, New South Wales, Australia and died 24/01/1962 in San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen, Argentina. Attended 3rd reunion in South America. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.

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. Victory Medal held in a private collection.

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

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, 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 KEH. Transferred as Private Liverpool Regiment 85707

DE WHALLEY, John Joseph Arthur. 76. Private KEH. '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.

DICK, Martin Forster. 46. Lieutenant Colonel KEH. 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 KEH

DIDSBURY, Albert B. 1402. Private KEH and also 2070 MIC

DIMMOCK, Thomas. 693. Private KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 7/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

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 KEH. Entered France 17/06/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

DOWN, Albert H. 715. Private KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Deserted 12/10/1915. Forfeited his 1914/15 Trio Star medal entitlement.

DOWNES, Leonard A. D/13356. Private KEH. Transferred to Corps of Dragoons, Private D/13356. Discharged 1/12/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to Corps of Dragoons.

DOWNIE, Harry. 749. Acting Corporal KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915 and rank changed to Sapper. Discharged 23/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

DOWNING, Edward James. 1578. Private KEH. Discharged 10/07/1919. Resided in Holloway, London. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

DOWNS, Alfred. 1713. Private KEH. Discharged 18/06/1919. Shanghai Municipal Police 1909-10. Applied for British War and Victory Medals from Missouri, USA.

DRAPER, William E. 518. Private KEH. 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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. 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 KEH. Entered France 16/06/1915 and discharged 22/03/1919. Was a Temporary Major in the Royal Field Artillery in WW2. Issued 1914/15 Star trio and British War Medal sold on eBay Sep 2021.

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 Davey Hoskins. 1144. Private KEH. Enlisted 14/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Notts and Derby Regiment 29/01/1918. KIA 3/10/1918. Born 12/12/1889 in Camborne, Cornwall and buried in BELLICOURT British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

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.