EARLE, George Hughes. Captain and Adjutant King's Colonials 1905 and retired in 1910 London Gazette 1/04/1908. Former 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, rejoined them in WW1 and served as a Captain. Born 30/11/1877 in Hampstead, Middlesex, England and died 20/12/1930 in Monaco. A brother Frances William Earle, DSO MID was Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment in WW1.
EARLE, Lionel. 700. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
EARLE, Robert (Bob) Charles. 1319. Private KEH. Born 14/12/1871 in Wanganui, New Zealand the son of the late Dr Robert Charles and Mrs. Eliza Ellen (Mason) Earle and died 17/05/1964. 'Wanganui Herald' newspaper 21/076/1918 reported he was wounded and presumed to have been killed in action at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. He was taken prisoner having been shot in the stomach and right elbow. He had served in Ireland in 1916 then France and Italy. Discharged 5/03/1919. Commemorated on the WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR 1914 - 1918 which he attended from1882-84. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
EAST, Reginald Walter. 620. Private KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 14/07/1919. Born Jul 1894 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England and died there on 3/04/1965. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
EASTICK, Arthur George. 49. Serjeant KEH. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 8/03/1911 from Melbourne, Australia aged 22 having been a British citizen. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 7/03/1916. Chemist by trade. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. Brother of Private Arthur George Eastick, 379 and Serjeant John Clare Newland Eastick, 51.
EASTICK, Arthur George. 379. Private KEH. Enlisted 8/03/1911 aged 19. Chemist by trade with his Father's John Joseph Eastick & Sons business. Born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia and service with the Armadale School Cadet Corps. British citizen and resided in Clapham Common, London at enlistment. Died 24/04/1922 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Brother of Private Arthur Gerald Eastick, 49 and Serjeant John Clare Newland Eastick, 51.
EASTICK, John Clare Newland. 51. Serjeant KEH. Went to France with 1st Troop, 'B' Squadron as a Serjeant 22/4/15 and was commissioned on 14/09/ 1915 as a Lieutenant KEH after Officer training and instructed on Anti-Gas and Poisonous Gas being a chemist by trade. His promotion to Captain 14/5/19 published in the London Gazette. He was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England on 4/03/1889 and emigrated with his family to Australia in 1890 returning to England in 1906. He died in London in 1971. Medal address 137 Upper Clapton Road, London on MIC. Brother of Private Arthur Gerald Eastick, 49 and Private Arthur George Eastick, 379. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Serjeant on British War Medal which was sold with his sweetheart badge on an electronic auction site in 2019. He sent the postcard shown in Figures 17 and 18. Lieutenant in a caption of a photograph of him taken at Longford in 1915 as shown on accompanying page.
EASY, Alfred J. C. 1589. Private KEH. Private Labour Corps 555644
EATON, Roland Wynne. 441. Private KEH. Roland Wynne Eaton served in France from 1/06/1915. He started his service as a Private in KEH and was commissioned from the rank of Acting Corporal into the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Second Lieutenant on 6/07/1916. Address given as 41 North John Street, Liverpool. Military Cross engraved to Lieutenant R. W. Eaton announced in the London Gazette 01/01/1919. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and 1937 Coronation medal. Died 29/12/1957. Medals sold at auction by Dixons Medals, dixonmedals.co.uk, 2018.
EDDOWES, Cecil Stanton. 2242. Private KEH
EDKINS, Raymond J. 1176. Private KEH. Enlisted 14/07/1915. Discharged 24/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
EDWARDS, Albert. Lieutenant. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry not located.
EDWARDS, Francis W. 286. Serjeant. Discharged 8/09/1919.
EDWARDS, Frederick. 1266. Serjeant. 3rd Troop, 'A' Squadron. From Bolivia. Private 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Not entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Discharged 31/05/1919. Lived in South America post-war and attended third KEH re-union in South American in 1945.
EDWARDS, Harry. 779. Corporal. Entered France 20/10/1915. Discharged 4/04/1919. Corporal H. Edwards, King Edward’s Horse, late Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (7618 Pte., L.N. Lanc. Regt.); 1914-15 Star (779 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (779 Cpl., K. Edw. H.). Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK, March 2015 and photograph shown with their courtesy.
EDWARDS, John G. Private KEH. Dragoon Guards GS/13226, Private KEH, Private then Lance Corporal Corps of Dragoons D/14515
ELLENBERG, Martin. 1848. Private KEH. Enlisted 22/11/915 and transferred as a Private Labour Corps 230737 on 7/07/1917. Discharged 7/06/1919. Born in 1883 in London, England. Brother of Private Edward Albert Ellenberg, 1737, 2KEH who was KIA 28/12/1917 with the 1/7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
ELLIOTT, G. M. Private KEH. Australian died 4/03/1957 noted in Old Comrades Bulletin.
ELLIOTT, Walter (Wally). 43. Private KEH. 'C' Squadron. Born 18/12/1886 at Weudy Side, Durham, England, married Maude Emily Newling on 24/12/1917 and he died 23/05/1976 in Bexhill, Surrey, England. One of several photographs taken in 1910/1911 as a Private in Undress uniform of the Australian 'C' Squadron with Squadron kangaroo headdress badge and collars worn pre-1910 as the King's Colonials. Marksman arm badge on lower left sleeve. 43/C Squadron written by Wally on the back of a postcard.
ELLIS, John H. 1955. Private. Enlisted 11/06/1917 and discharged 27/11/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 520607 and did not serve overseas. Born 1886.
ELLIS, Lyle Fullam. 154. Serjeant later Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant KEH. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 9/08/1917 later Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Awarded Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 16/09/1918. Mentioned in Despatches 23/12/1918. Born 5/09/1887 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England and died Sep 1951 in Crosby, Lancashire. Lived in Grassendale, Liverpool post-war. Educated at the Liverpool Institute and worked for the Bank of Liverpool. Award of his DSO reported in the 'Liverpool Echo' newspaper 10/07/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio.
ELLISON, Arthur David. Private. KEH. Born 2 June 1894 in Dunga Gali, India. Attended Cambridge and Enlisted in the King Edwards Horse 4.8.1914 and obtained a commission in December 1914 as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. Promoted Captain in 1917 he took part in the battles of Vimy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Sanctuary Wood and Menin Road, in October 1917 he was severely wounded and gassed, returned to France in October 1918 as Acting Major and demobilised in 1919. Awarded Military Cross. In August of 1919 he sailed to Siam as the Surveyor to the Siamese Government, in 1921 he transferred to the Borneo Company. He died from burns received during the destruction of the Borneo Companies Office by fire. Died (burns) in Siam 21/01/1924.
ELMORE, Leslie John. 1112. Private. Enlisted 31/05/1915, wounded at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 and discharged 8/10/1918. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.
ELY, Percy Alfred. 4. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant, King's Colonials. Corporal Ely was born in 1884 and went on to serve as a Lieutenant in King Edward’s Horse. Freemason in King's Colonials Masonic Lodge. He was attached to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as Assistant Paymaster to the New Zealand Forces and died of pneumonia on the 17/11/1918 aged 34. Son of George and Louisa Ely (nee Valentine); husband of Lillian Ely (nee Hunt). Buried in KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS) CEMETERY, UK. Photograph from 1904 camp.
EMERY, Harold. 2012. Private. Enlisted 1/03/1914, posted to Dublin 26/04/1917 and discharged 14/12/1918 due to sickness. From Congleton, Cheshire, England and born in 1891.
EMOND, George. 1030. Private. Entered France 13/09/1915. KIA 22/3/17. Born in Montreal, Canada on 2/01/1894. Did not use his Christian name (Joseph). Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE (photograph shown) and Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
EMTAGE, William Lashley. 97. Private KEH attached Dragoon Guards, Lieutenant then Captain, British West Indies Regiment.
ENGLAND, Russell. 1353. Private
ENGLEY, Ernest Robert. 845. Private. Enlisted in the KEH 15/12/1914 having sailed to London from Shanghai where he was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police on board the SS Suwa Maru on 16/10/1914. Invalided due to sickness 24/02/1915 with Silver War Badge 71626 and did not serve overseas. Returned to Shanghai and in 1918 commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Supply and Transport Corps (Remount Office) and then Lieutenant. Awarded Indian General Service Medal with Iraq clasp. 25/07/1885 in Marylebone, London and died in Shanghai on 14/10/1944.
ERSKIEN, James. Private, Corps of Dragoons D/1724
ESCHINI, Eschilo (Edward). 661. Private KEH. Served pre-war KEH. Enlisted 10/11/1914 and entered France 21/04/1915. Transferred to Royal Engineers as Sapper, 24463. Discharged 3/04/1919. Born in Drayton, Somerset in 1888. Cartoonist for Vanity Fair. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Royal Engineers. British War Medal sold on eBay in 2015.
ESPINDULA, Felix. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 27/05/1918 with 16th Caribbean Planters and Merchants Contingent. Living in Trinidad in 1946.
ESSAYIE, Joseph H. 424. Private. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 15/05/1914 in re-war KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Shrapnel wound to the head. Discharged physically unfit 1/06/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 411,808. Born in Bombay on 5/12/1896, resided in south west London post war and died on 19/02/1989 in Palm Beach, Florida, USA having emigrated in 1931. Married three times. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and Victory medal sold on eBay in 2015. With his passing in 1989, Joseph would be one of the most long lived of those who served in the KEH in the Great War.
EVANS, Claude Victor. 1260. Serjeant. Enlisted 15/12/1914 and discharged 14/09/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 52326 and did not serve overseas.
EVANS, Eric. 849. Private, Private, Second Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps
EVANS, Ernest W. 1424. Private King's Royal Rifle Corps 34560, Private KEH 1424, Private Royal Engineers 247743 WR266781.
EVANS, Gerald. 1183. Private
EVANS, Harry Percival. 862. Private. Enlisted in the KEH 15/12/1914 having sailed to London from Shanghai where he was with the Shanghai Customs Service on board the SS Suwa Maru on 16/10/1914. Invalided due to sickness 28/04/1915. Awarded Silver War Badge 107483 and did not serve overseas. Re-enlisted with Royal Flying Corps. Born 1892.
EVANS, Herbert C. 2041. Private KEH
EVANS, Rupert. Private KEH. Australian not found on Medal Rolls but Rupert could have been a nickname for Private Gerard Evans 1183.
EVERILL, Jack V. 973. Private KEH. Discharged 5/12/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
EWBANK, Reginald R. 775. Serjeant KEH. Enlisted in Nov 1914 and entered France 2/06/1915. Recommended for the Victoria Cross he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) (London Gazette 3/09/1918 ) to which he was awarded a bar (London Gazette 12/03/1919). Discharged 10/02/1919. He was born in Liverpool in 1890 and worked in New Zealand, Australia and Canada before enlisting in the KEH. After the war he served in the North West Mounted Police, then farmed in Wales before settling to farm in South Africa where he died on 20/7/53. Serjeant Ewbank's DCM and 1914/15 Star Trio are held in a private collection in Australia. Obituary and photograph from Old Comrades Association Bulletin.
(ORR-)EWING, Arthur (Dick) George. 507. Private. Noted in the Regimental history as being one of the first to enlist at the outbreak of war. Entered France 22/04/1915. Promoted to Serjeant then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 5/04/1918 in KEH. Born in Jamalpur, India on 5/04/1893 and died Jan 1975 in Poole, Dorset, England. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio and General Service Medal with Iraq clasp. Applied for medals from Calcutta India where he was employed as an engineer having gone to study at Cambridge after the war and dropping Orr from his real surname of Orr-Ewing. Awarded Medal of the British Empire for his services in Iraq. Noted in Joseph Gray's "Camouflage: A Memoir of Art, Love and Deception".