KC/KEH 'E'


EARLE, George Hughes. Former 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, Captain and Adjutant King's Colonials 1905 and retired in 1910. London Gazette 1/04/1908 Adjutant.

EARLE, Lionel. 700. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

EARLE, Robert (Bob) Charles. 1319. Private. Born 14/12/1871 in Wanganui, New Zealand the son of the late Dr Robert Charles and Mrs. Eliza Ellen (Mason) Earle and died 17/05/1964. 'Wanganui Herald' newspaper 21/076/1918 reported he was wounded and presumed to have been killed in action at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. He was taken prisoner having been shot in the stomach and right elbow. He had served in Ireland in 1916 then France and Italy. Discharged 5/03/1919. Commemorated on the WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR 1914 - 1918 which he attended in 1882-84. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

EAST, Reginald W. 620. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915.

EASTICK, Arthur George. 49. Serjeant. Serjeant. '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.

EASTICK, Arthur George. 379. Private. 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.

EASTICK, John Clare Newland. 51. Serjeant. 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, Private Labour Corps 555644

EATON, Roland Wynne. 441, Private. 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 1937 Coronation medal.  Died 29/12/1957. Medals sold at auction by Dixons Medals, dixonmedals.co.uk, 2018). 

EDDOWES, Cecil Stanton. 2242. Private

EDKINS, Raymond J. 1176. Private

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 and attended third re-union in 1945.

EDWARDS, Harry. 779. Corporal. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (7618 Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment); 1914-15 Star (779 Private, King Edward's Horse); British War and Victory Medals (779 Cpl., King Edward's Horse). Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK, March 2015.

EDWARDS, John G. Private. Dragoon Guards GS/13226, Private KEH, Private then Lance Corporal Corps of Dragoons D/14515

EGAN, Thomas F. 573. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61279, Private Tank Corps 302874

ELEMENT, Alfred G. 97. Private, Private Labour Corps 230782

ELLARD, Michael J. 1524. Private, Private Labour Corps 404592

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. Australian died 4/03/1957 noted in Old Comrades Bulletin.

ELLIOTT, Walter (Wally). 43. Private. '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 KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 9/08/1917 later Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Awarded Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Born 5/09/1887
in Liverpool, Lancashire, England and lived in Grassendale, Liverpool. 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 where it states he was a Company Sergeant Major a rank which does not exist in a Yeomanry regiment. Died in Sep 1951.

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. KIA 22/03/1917. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE and Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

EMTAGE, William Lashley. 97. Private KEH attached Dragoon Guards, Lieutenant then Captain British West Indies Regiment

ENFIELD, William. 1909. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61183, Private Tank Corps 302801

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. 661. Private, Private Royal Engineers 24463

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. Discharged physically unfit 1/06/1918.

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

EVANS, Rupert. Private. Australian not found on Medal Rolls but Rupert could have been a nickname for Private Gerard Evans 1183.

EVERILL, Jack V. 973. Private

EWBANK, Reginald R. 775. Corporal, Acting Serjeant then Serjeant. He was born in Liverpool 1890, served North West Mounted Police, died 20/7/53. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Bar and the medals to Serjeant Ewbank are held in a private collection in Australia. Obituary and photograph from Old Comrades Association Bulletin.