HACKWELL, William Henry. 1287 KEH. Private 12th London Regiment 1271, Acting Corporal KEH 1287, Lance Serjeant 12th London Regiment 6642236. Entered France 24/12/1914 and served until 10/05/1915 with 12th London Regiment before transferring to KEH (Term of Engagement). Discharged 16/02/1919. Awarded 1914 Star trio with British War and Victory Medals named to KEH. Awarded Territorial Efficiency Medal in 1928.

HACKWORTH, Raymond. 676. Shoeing Smith. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 14/04/1919. Born in June 1887 in Haswell, County Durham, England and died in Roodepoort, Transvaal, South Africa (where after being employed as a miner, he owned a hotel) in July 1948. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio with British War and Victory Medals sold on eBay UK.

HADDIN, John (Jack) Stanley. 1224. Serjeant KEH. Born in Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia on 10/07/1894 the son of James Fleming Haddin and Sophie Mary King. Discharged 4/11/1919. Married Stella Hilditch Mayne on 28/02/1921 at Tamworth, New South Wales. Died in St. Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales in 1967. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Shown in photograph of Australians in the 4th Troop of the Reserve Squadron at the Curragh in 1915 (Figure 28).

HADLEY, Richard K. 843. Private KEH. Enlisted in the KEH 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. Entered France 17/06/1915. Discharged 31/05/1919. Born 12/09/1897 in Amoy, China and lived in Scotland in 1901 and in Argentina and Uruguay post-war. Died 30/05/1936 in Purley, Surrey, England. Portrait photograph in uniform available.

HAGGER, Robert Lawrence. Private. King's Colonials for a year and 68 days prior to 1910. Enlisted in Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) 27/02/1917 as Private 18111 in the Army Medical Corps and was discharged 21/10/1919. Next of kin on AIF enlistment papers given as his wife Leonora G. Matilda Young who lived in Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia having emigrated in 1910. Born in March 1885 in Royston, Cambridgeshire, England and died in Sydney in 1978.

HAKEWELL, Charles Ernest. 1553. Private. Entered France 30/07/1915. Transferred as a Private, Royal Army Medical Corps 136683. Discharged 8/08/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HALE, William. 1294. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 15/03/1918 then Lieutenant, Labour Corps. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Awarded Member of the British Empire Medal.

HALFORD, James E. 938. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Served with Trench Mortar team with T. E. (Tiny) Carr. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HALL, Arthur James. 881. Private. 'B' Squadron and transferred to 'A' Squadron on 13/08/1915. Enlisted 31/12/1914 and entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 11/04/1919. Resided in Bartlow, Cambridgeshire post-war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HALL, Basil Richard. 1274. Private. Entered 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 329911. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HALL, Edward B. D. 908. Private KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 15/03/1919. Re-enlisted as a Signaller, Royal Field Artillery 291069 on 13/05/1919. Was a veterinary Surgeon in Somerset post-war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HALL, James Hatton. 1476. Private KEH. Enlisted 28/02/1916. WIA at defense of Vieille Chappelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 12/01/1919 as a result of Gun Shot Wound. Born in 1891. Awarded Silver War Badge B117140. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HALL, William. 1730. Private. Discharged 11/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HALLIFAX, Eric Philip. 334. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 6/11/1913. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 5/08/1915. Re-enlisted on 5/08/1915 as Corporal, Royal Engineers 94093. KIA 24/09/1916 with Head Quarters 5th Special Company, Royal Engineers. Buried in Combles Communal Cemetery and Extension, Guards´ Cemetery, Combles, France. Born in 1895 in Penang, Straits Settlements the son of James Wilson and Florence Hallifax. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Name commemorated on the Singapore Cenotaph. Portrait photograph in Royal Engineers uniform shown courtesy of 'Lives of the First World War'.

HALLIGAN, John. 1471. Private KEH. Transferred as a Private to 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, 2477 then 280565. Entered Balkans 5/05/1915. Discharged 4/07/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HAM, Frank Livingstone. Commissioned 22/07/1915. Born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25/05/1878 the son of The Honourable Cornelius Job Ham and Hattie White Latham. Attended Geelong Grammar School and death reported in 'The Corian' School magazine May 1916. "Died suddenly in service 13/02/16 of acute laryngitis reported dead in his quarters by Lieutenant Alan W. Lade. Full military funeral". Buried in CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND. Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll.

HAM, Winston. 1178. Acting Corporal KEH. Mentioned in Despatches as a Lance-Corporal. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HAMEL-SMITH, Eugene Sidney. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 3/10/1917 with 10th Caribbean Merchants and Planters Contingent. Brothers Lionel Hamel-Smith, 14th Contingent served with King's Royal Rifles and Arnold Harcourt Hamel-Smith, 1st Contingent served as a Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment before transferring to the RAF. Eugene died in Trinidad.

HAMILTON, George. Honourable. Captain commanded 2nd Troop 'B' Squadron (British American) King's Colonials in 1903 and then as a Major from 22/01/1906 commanded 'C' Squadron (British American). Commanded KEH contingent on Coronation Day 1911 and awarded the 1911 Coronation Medal. Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton first conceived of the formation of the King’s Colonials and joined upon its formation in 1901 and although having retired in 1912, he served extra-regimentally during the Great War (Photograph shown in Figures 1 and 4 and portrait photograph Figure 71).

HAMMOND, Herbert G. 1469. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery 9/11/1917. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HAMMOND, Leslie. 1239. Private. Discharged 7/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HANCOCK, Albert Leslie. 1191. Private. Commissioned 21/10/1915 as a Second Lieutenant, 1/7th London Regiment. KIA 21/05/1916. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. Born in 1891 in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia. His father J. B. Hancock applied for his 1914/15 Star trio from Warracknabeal, Wimmera, Victoria.

HANDFORD, J. R. Second Lieutenant, 3rd Troop 'C' Squadron KEH in Aug 1914. Entered France 13/04/1915. Promoted to Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment later Captain. From New Zealand and studied at Queen's College, Cambridge University noted in The Dial No. 22, 1915. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HANNA, Thomas. 761. Private KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 8/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HANNAH, William. 2075. Private. Entered France 2/07/1915 as Private 1529 2KEH and transferred to KEH as Private 2075 on 17/10/1917. Wounded at the defense of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918 with gunshot wound to the chest, hospitalised and returned to England on the "Princess Elisabeth" 15/04/1918. Discharged 5/04/1919. Born 1892 in Annan, Dumfries, Scotland. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.

HANNAY, James. 578. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps 27/03/1917. Wounded and awarded Military Cross 18/03/1918. Prisoner of War 16/04/1918 and repatriated Dec 1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. From New Zealand and commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HARE, Percy Richard. Lieutenant in 1902 and commanded 2nd Troop (African) 'D' Squadron (British African) as Captain 3/07/1905. Photograph see Figure 4.

HARE, Ralph R. W. 60. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 28/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Portrait photograph available on www.kingedwardshorse.netDied May 1940.

HARES, Richard. 663. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 11/09/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HARLE, Edwin. 822. Private KEH. Entered France 17/06/1915. Discharged to re-enlist in Royal Flying Corps (RFC) as Private 14092 on 29/11/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to RFC.

HARLEY, Tom A. 1521. Acting Serjeant KEH. Enlisted in 1916. 3rd Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron in June 1917. Awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre as a Lance Corporal KEH for saving his Captain on 31/07/1917. The Captain later died of his wounds. Promoted to Acting Serjeant for this action in which he was also wounded. Wrote to his wife from Leeds 2nd Northern General Hospital in 1914 and required a leave pass to do so inferring he had enlisted in the KEH in 1914. Discharged 18/02/1919 as physically unfit. Had worked as a foreman for Col WF Cody on his ranch in Wyoming and had walked from there to Calgary. Enlisted in the Canadian Mounted Rifles in the Boer War. Resigned after 9 months service and joined the Cape Colony Mounted Police. Served in the Rhodesian Air Force Service Police for 2 years when he was aged 60. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. No medal records identified for Boer War service.

HARRAWAY, Douglas. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant, Lincolnshire Regiment. Awarded Silver War Badge 291168. Address for Silver War Badge given as Streatham Hill, South West London in Feb 1918. No medal entitlement recorded on Medal Index Card.

HARRIGIN, Sidney G. 1674. Private. Discharged 4/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HARRINGTON, L. 280. Serjeant Trumpeter. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal April 1917.

HARRIS, Ernest. 1411. Acting Corporal. Discharged 24/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HARRIS, Hubert Lacell. 133. Private KEH. Acting Company Serjeant Major Royal Engineers. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers 29/05/1917. Royal Field Artillery. Lieutenant. He was born at Leichardt, Sydney in 1866 and educated at James-street School and Perth Technical. He was married to Marjorie Arrow, daughter of Lena and the late James Arrow, on the 27/03/1915. He was mobilised with the KEH in England in August 1914, and proceeded to France as a Private on the 21/04/1915. In December, 1916, he returned to England and went through a Cadet School, and was later posted to No. 17 Officer Cadet Battalion, and three months later was gazetted to the Northumberland Fusiliers as a Second Lieutenant. From the 4/10/1917 until the 6/12/1917 he passed through the Army Signal School at Dunstable, obtaining Officer Instructor' s Certificate. He was then drafted to France, and posted to the 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, but on the 6/07/1918, returned to England to go through six months signal course at Hayne Park, Signal Depot, Bedford. Later he was transferred to the Royal Engineers Signal Section. He was gazetted Lieutenant on the 30/11/1918, and discharged on the 15/02/1919. He left Newcastle-on-Tyne for Australia in May 1919. Settled in Claremont, Western Australia and died in 1967. His brother Lieutenant Ernest William Harris, born in 1889 in New South Wales, was KIA on 5/5/1917 at Bullecourt, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France with the 3rd Australian Machine Gun Corps. Hubert applied for 1914/15 Star trio (awarded) and Territorial Efficiency Medal but was ineligible.

HARRIS, Robert C. 619. Private. Entered France on 21/04/1915 and was demobilised on 11/02/1919. Address from Absent Voters List 1918 given as Amblecote Road, Lewisham, London. England in 1918. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio (now in the authors collection). His medals, Hotchkiss Machine Gun arm badge and shoulder titles were a kind gift of Malcolm Johnston (ex-3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers). They were with his Father's (ex-Royal Signals, captured at the fall of Singapore and interned in Japan) possessions. I would be happy to hear from a descendent of Private Harris to pass the medals on to them.

HARRIS, Sydney Herbert Bywater. Serjeant. ‘B’ Squadron (British American). Born in London on 15/06/1881 and in 1898, at the age of 17, he left home in Ilford for the Klondike gold rush. Arriving too late to make his fortune he decided to join the US Army. Two and a half years later, after seeing action in the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippines Insurrection, Sydney returned to England where he met and married Elsa de Verde Verder, a lady from an affluent Vermont family. A year later Sydney joined the Kings Colonials Imperial Yeomanry, later renamed the King Edward's Horse. In August 1914 he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 9/03/1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 29/06/1915 and in 1916 went to France with 23 Squadron to fly the FE2b. He was badly wounded while gun-spotting over enemy lines. After several months recovering he was posted to Turnberry as Chief Instructor and on the 13/08/1917, he was posted to Marske (by-the-Sea), with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, to form and command No.2 Fighting School. In 1919 he was awarded the Air Force Cross. But war was not quite finished with Sydney. In 1936, fleeing imminent bankruptcy, he became involved with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. Returning back to England he joined the RAFVR (Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) and when the Second World War broke out he was posted to Turnhouse as Section Controller. This really didn't suit him and, determined to see more action, at the age of 58, he arranged a transfer to France as Adjutant with No 1 Squadron where his duties included liaising with the French Air Force. He later transferred to 1 ATS near Perpignan and was one of the last to leave France with the German Blitzkrieg only a few hours away. Despite his ill health he continued to serve throughout the war and in 1947 became Commander at Marchwood Park where the members of the 'Guinea Pig' club went to recover. Sydney died in Bath in September 1960. Biography and photograph of Serjeant Harris, King Edward's Horse wearing Service Dress uniform circa 1914 courtesy of Carole McEntee-Taylor. "From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyer: The Five Wars of Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris". London: Pen and Sword, 2015). Additional photograph of Sydney and his brother, Percy Bywater Harris in Royal Flying Corps uniforms, courtesy of RootsChat.

HARRISON, Charles Fancourt. Sergeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH 2/07/1915 on Probation. Commissioned as a Lieutenant 10/06/1916 and by 1918 Captain and Adjutant 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Awarded Military Cross. Captain Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry then Major in WW2. Son of Charles Fletcher Harrison and grandson of Archdeacon Fancourt, Wellington, New Zealand. Born in Wanganui, New Zealand and studied at Cambridge University and likely to have served with the University Troop of KEH pre-war. Married Gertrude Alice Pryor on 5/12/1918. Died in 1964 in Cheshire, England. Commemorated on the Wanganui Collegiate School Roll of Honour and Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HARRISON, Charles G. 414. Serjeant KEH. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry on 26/03/1918. An identity bracelet named to him in the Somerset Light Infantry sold at auction in 2020. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HARRISON, James A. 770. Private KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 2/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HARRISON, Michael. D/16695. Private KEH. Transferred to KEH as Private, 7th Dragoon Guards GS/21389 then following KEH as Private, Corps of Dragoons. Discharged 10/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HARRISON, William Henry. 1016. Private KEH. Entered France 2/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment 31/12/1915 later Lieutenant attached to the Nigeria Regiment, West African Field Force.  KIA 24/01/1917 in Tanzania and commemorated on the Nairobi British and Indian Memorial, Kenya. His wife Mrs. L. Harrison from Clapton, London applied for his 1914/15 Star trio.

HARRISON, Thomas. Private KEH. Transferred to Scottish Horse as Private 151540. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Prior service as Trooper, 25856 with 1st Scottish Horse in the Boer War and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Transvaal, Orange Free State and South Africa 1901 clasp, discharged 24/7/1901. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Name with KEH and Scottish Horse service recorded on the Record of Enlistments 1914-18 St. Cuthbert, Bedlington.

HARTLE, Albert Daniel. 2008. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Transferred as Private, 13412 from 2nd Dragoon Guards on KEH British War and Victory Medal roll. Entered France 11/12/1914 as Private 5235 with 6th Dragoon Guards. Discharged 6th Dragoon Guards as Private 5235 on 14/09/1915 on 6th Dragoon Guards roll with service in 3rd Dragoon Guards noted. Born in 1887 in New Bradwell, Buckinghamshire, England and died Sep 1952 in Chelsea, London, England. Awarded Military Medal (London Gazette 16/07/1918) for action with a Lewis Gun at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 10/04/1918. Discharged 19/03/1919. Awarded 1914/15 Star named to 6th Dragoon Guards and British War Medal and Victory Medal named to KEH applied for from Earlsfield, London. Military Medal and 1914/15 Star trio in a private collection.

HARTNOLL, Eric Stewart. Private KEH. The eldest son of Sir Henry Sullivan Hartnoll, the Puisne Chief Judge of Lower Burma, was born in Bassein, Burma, on 5 January 1892. Educated at Rugby School and St. John’s College, Oxford, he attested as a Trooper into King Edward’s Horse on 16 June 1913. Commissioned into the 1/70th Burma Rifles, he served during the Great War with his regiment in Egypt and Palestine. Post-War, he returned to his work with the Indian Forest Service as an Assistant Conservation Officer. During the Second World War, at the time of the Japanese invasion in 1942, he was Conservator of Forests, and was evacuated to the United Kingdom, where he was commissioned into the Royal Air Force, serving at home. He died, aged 77, in the New Forest, Hampshire, on 18 December 1970. Group of three medals named to Captain E. S. Hartnoll, 1/70th Burma Rifles British War and Victory Medals (Capt. E. S. Hartnoll.); Coronation 1937, unnamed as issued, mounted for wear, suspension on British War Medal bent. Sold at auction in Sep 2023 by Noonans Auctioneers, UK and accompanying photograph of his medals with their courtesy.

HARVEY, Douglas. 1694. Private. Enlisted 15/11/1916 and discharged 23/11/1918. Reported missing at the defence of Vieille Chapelle and likely to have been wounded there and awarded Silver War Badge 65211. Born 1896. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HARVEY, William Charles Phillips. Lieutenant KEH. Served pre-war. Promoted from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant on 11/06/1913 (London Gazette 7/10/1913). Seconded to the Colonial Office 24/08/1914 (London Gazette 3/03/1915). An article regarding the King Edward's Horse published in the Australian newspaper 'The Ballarat Courier' of 5/02/1915 names Lieutenant Harvey as serving in the KEH at that rank in December 1914. He was born in Newtown, New South Wales, Australia in 1881, lived in Sydney post-war and died in 1961 in Victoria.

HASWELL, James Oliver. 702. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 6/03/1919. Born 24/01/1897 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England and died there in Jun 1983. His brother Private Ernest Haswell, 23499 (1896–1916) was KIA 12/05/1916 with the 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers in France. James was entitled to the 1914/15 Star trio.

HATHORN, Walter Blaickie. Lance Corporal KEH, Second Lieutenant 6th Dragoon Guards then Lieutenant 3rd Dragoon Guards. Entered France 18/05/1915. Mentioned in Despatches 20/12/1918. Applied for medals from an address in Natal, South Africa in 1923. Born 10/02/1893 in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and died 24/10/1941 whilst on leave in WW2 as a Captain in the Royal Natal Carabineers. Brother Charles Nicholls Hathorn was KIA at Gallipoli 9/08/1914 as a Second Lieutenant, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

HATT, Ernest Leslie. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with the 15th Caribbean Merchants and Planters Contingent. Served in Dublin.

HATTON, Edgar W. 2226. Sapper Royal Engineers 342290. Transferred to KEH as a Sapper. Awarded British War and Victory Medals. Victory medal auctioned on eBay in 2019 named to Sapper E. W. Hatton, Royal Engineers.

HATTON, Ernest Robert. L-13242. Regimental Serjeant Major KEH. Born in the St. Martin in the Fields district of London on 18 December 1879, Ernest was the son of William Hatton and his wife Hannah. The couple had seven other children – William Jnr, Herbert, Katherine, Percy, Alfred, Theresa and Leonard. In 1891 the family was living in the Malvern Hotel, Kensington, where William Snr was a licensed Victualler. Ernest and his siblings attended the Oxford Gardens School in Kensington. In 1897 at the age of 18, he joined the army at Ballincollig, Ireland and became a private with the 17th Lancers. This was a cavalry brigade, noted for its participation in the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. Ernest’s military papers describe him as a Clerk, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 126 lbs, with a 34 inch chest, blue eyes and brown hair. Ernest enlisted for a period of seven years, followed by 15 years as a reserve. Ernest rose through the ranks fairly quickly, with a promotion to Lance Corporal in 1899, Corporal in 1900, Sergeant in 1901 and Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant in 1904. He served with the Lancers for 18 years and fought in the Second Boer War in South Africa (February 1900 to October 1902). During this period the 17th fought at the Battle of Elands River in September 1901, where they suffered heavy losses before surrendering to the Boers. The regiment returned to Britain in 1902 and spent nearly three years on home service. Ernest married Edinburgh-born Jemima Riddle on 3 July 1905. She accompanied him when the 17th Lancers were posted to India between 1905 and March 1913. The couple had two children during this period – Doris born in Meerut in 1906 and Ronald, born in Lahore in 1911. Ernest joined King Edward’s Horse Regiment in 1913, achieving the rank of temporary Regimental Sergeant Major. The regiment was mobilised for war in London during August 1914 and remained there until April 1915. Ernest entered France 1/06/1915. The men were then sent to the Western Front and dispersed amongst separate divisions. In April 1918, Ernest was awarded a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment and posted to Flanders. The following month the 2nd battalion was involved in fighting near Vierstraat. The regimental War Diary entry written on 9 May describes events at the time as follows: (Front Line near Vierstraat, Belgium). “Quiet day. The party attached to 2nd BEDFORDSHIRE Regt rejoined in the evening. This party consisted of 2/Lieuts, RS GALLIERS and AC DAVIE and 71 Other Ranks. It was ascertained that this party had been in action on the 8th inst & sustained the following casualties:- 2/Lieut EW PLUMMER and ER HATTON wounded. 7 O Ranks killed, 18 wounded and 37 missing.” Ernest died of his wounds on 8 May 1918 and his courage was recognised with a mention in dispatches from General Humer. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium and his name also appears on the Mitcham War Memorial. Following Ernest’s death, his widow Jemima lived at ‘Rondos’, Dorset Road, Merton Park. Their son Ronald died in 2001 at the age of 89 in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio. 

HAVELOCK-SUTTON, George Henry. Second Lieutenant KEH, Captain Royal Air Force. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

HAWKES, Ernest W. 1199. Staff Serjeant. Enlisted 22/07/1915. Discharged 25/07/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 440440. Born in 1888. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HAWKINS, Thomas. 1219. Lance Corporal. Enlisted 11/08/1915 and wounded at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 and discharged 11/09/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 16881. Born 31/03/1895 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Served in WW2 with the Australian Salvage Section 1941-44. Died in Brisbane on 19/06/1953. Shown in photograph of Australians in the 4th Troop of the Reserve Squadron at the Curragh in 1915 (Figure 28).


HAY, Andrew S. 1019. Private. Entered France 6/06/1915. Deserted 9/01/1916. 1914/15 Star trio still issued. Further research required.

HAY, Robert C. B. 1952. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery 27/07/1918. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HAYHOW, William (Bill). 914. Serjeant 1st Troop 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Entered France 17/06/1916 and discharged 4/04/1919. Awarded Military Medal. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HAYNES, Douglas. 1973. Private. Discharged 5/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HAYTER, Charles. 1231. Private. Entered France 15/09/1915. Transferred as Private, Gold Coast Regiment. Discharged 31/05/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HAYTER, Frank Goodenough. 607. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant 5/07/1916 then Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Entered France 22/04/1915. Article in the 'Temuka Leader' newspaper 17/05/1917 states that he was wounded fighting in the Balkans campaign in December 1916 and is in a London hospital and has had an operation to remove a bullet. Born in Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand on 4/04/1887. Son of Francis & Eugenie Elizabeth (nee HUDDLESTON) HAYTER, of Rollesby Station, Burkes Pass, Fairlie. Brother Cyril HAYTER born 4/02/1891 - KIA 28/08/1915 as a Lieutenant 7/63 in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, Mentioned in Despatches and is buried in the Hill 60 Cemetery at Gallipoli. His brother Chilton Goodenough HAYTER born 1/02/1889 - Died 14/12/1967 also served in WWI as a Major 7/1167, awarded Military Cross and Mentioned in Despatches also in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Late father was Captain HAYTER, a naval officer. On 17/10/1918 Frank married Muriel MORTIMER-SCOTT, at St Mary Abbot's Church, Kensington, London, England. At this time he was Lieutenant. On active service from beginning of the war & considerable service practically throughout the war. His only child, Joyce, was born in 1919 in England. April 1920 returning to New Zealand. Discharged January 1920. Died in Devon, UK 12/12/1941. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HEALY, Lawrence. 1512. Private, Acting Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61190

HEAMAN, William Herbert. 1368. Private. Discharged 8/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Applied for Imperial War Service Gratuity from Canada in 1920.

HEARSEY, George W. 496. Private. Entered France 21/04/1915. Transferred as Private, Army Service Corps (ASC) M/41071. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to ASC.

HEATH, Edward Hugh. Lieutenant

HEATH, Edgar W. 1514. Private. Discharged 15/03/1919. Born 28/11/1886 in Woodmancote, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England and died in Victoria, Australia after 1939. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Brother of Private Gordon Hooper Heath, 1515, KEH.

HEATH, Gordon Hooper. 1515. Corporal. WIA at the defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 17/06/1919. Born 15/08/1890 in Woodmancote, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England and died in 1976 in Bingara, Gwydir Shire, New South Wales, Australia. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Brother of Private Edgar Walter Heath, 1514, KEH.

HEATH, Lindsay Christopher. 880. Serjeant. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain, 24th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 23/11/1916. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from London, England.

HEATH, Samuel. 755. Private.  Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Born in Chester in 1881, resided at Cerencester, Gloucester post-war and died 22/02/1924 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Portrait photograph at time of discharge 6/12/1918 shown on accompanying page courtesy of Ancestry.

HEELEY, J. 916. Private. Enlisted 12/01/1915. Transferred as Private. Military Mounted Police P/5567 on 1/10/1916. Accidentally WIA in a detonator accident. Discharged 1919. Brother of Private Joseph Encelle Heeley, 968, KEH, KIA.

HEELEY, Joseph Encelle. 968. Private. 'A' Squadron.  KIA 24/06/15 when the KEH fought their first action at Messines in June 1915 defending their trench from a German attack. Private Heeley became the first casualty of the KEH. Son of Joseph and Emerald Heeley of Everton, Liverpool. Buried in MAPLE LEAF CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Died aged 27 and commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Brother of Private Jason Heeley, 916, KEH.

HEGARTY, Cecil J. 2085. Private. Enlisted 6/11/1917 and discharged 4/09/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 520608 and did not serve overseas. Born 1891.

HELLABY, Frederick Allen. Private KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 1914 From Officers Training Battalion. Entered France 18/12/1914. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/1916. Lieutenant 3RD (AUCKLAND) REGIMENT (COUNTESS OF RANFURLY'S OWN) NZEF 1917. Also noted a Captain later Major Frederick Allan Hellaby awarded Military Cross with the Auckland Machine Gun Corps. From Auckland, New Zealand and was one of four brothers.

HELLABY, John. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Horse Artillery, 2nd Indian Cavalry Division 27/02/1915 later Lieutenant. Mentioned in Despatches. Noted in 'The Wellingtonian' 1919, Wellington College, New Zealand. Photograph from the Auckland Weekly News 11/02/1915. From left to right: Richard Sydney Hellaby, G. M. Nicol, John Hellaby and Wilmot Ching, King Edward's Horse. 

HELLABY, Richard Sydney. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 129th Battery, Royal Field Artillery 27/02/1915. Entered France 14/11/1915. Promoted to Temporary Captain 15/04/1916 later Captain. Mentioned in Despatches 23/12/1918. Born in 1887. Son of Richard Hellaby (1849-1902) and Amy Maria (nee Briscoe) (1864-1955).  Richard was the founder with his brother William, of R. & W. Hellaby’s, the great New Zealand meat processors. When war broke out in 1914 all the young Hellaby men joined the army. Amy Hellaby sold Bramcote and took her two younger unmarried daughters to London for three years, buying a house in Bayswater to provide a home for the men when they were on leave. Educated at Wellington College. Civilian occupation as an artist. Living in Auckland in 1951 and died in 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa. Noted in a 'Hail to the Hellabys' article in the 'Fielding Star' newspaper in Auckland 7/09/1915 as one of four brothers all serving as Commissioned Officers. Lieutenant J. Arthur B. Hellaby serving with  the Royal Engineers. Richard first took up art seriously when he joined the Lambeth School of Art, London. Later he studied at the Julian Academy and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. After serving in the war he exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1923-24 he visited New Zealand and the South Sea Islands, exhibiting and studying, and on his return to England he held a one-man exhibition of the work he had done on his tour. He has exhibited extensively in England and France. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HELLMAN, Arthur L. 1936. Private. Served in the Australian Imperial Force as a Driver 62 in the 1st Divisional Signal Company from 17/08/1914 until discharged on medical grounds on 20/04/1916. Supported troop landings at Gallipoli and return of wounded to Mudros, did not go ashore but was shelled. Applied for Gallipoli medallion. Served with South African Expeditionary Force from 17/10/1916 until Oct/1917. Discharged in England he then joined KEH and served in France until discharged 9/05/1919. He then served with the Malay States Volunteer Regiment from 1920-32 being commissioned as a Captain in 1928. Further served in WW2 1940-43 as a Warrant Officer Class 2 NX14481 seeing action at Tobruk with 2/17th Battalion, Signal Section where he was wounded. He was born on 4/07/1892 in Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and married in 1945 in Katoomba, New South Wales. He died on 11/08/1976 in Sydney. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HELM, Cecil Von Puttkamer. 1255. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40569, Second Lieutenant London Regiment

HELME, John. Corporal/Gym Instructor

HEMMINGS, Joseph E. 1612. Private KEH. Discharged 14/04/1919. From Argentina. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HEMPHILL, Edmund. 1140. Private. Entered France 20/10/1915. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 416781. Discharged 28/06/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Labour Corps.

HENDERSON, Charles. 808. Serjeant. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. 1st place in 7th (London) Brigade open horse jumping competition in Aug 1915. Discharged 22/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HENDERSON, Thomas. 697. Private KEH. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915.Awarded Military Medal for defence at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918..Transferred as a Private Corps of Lancers L/18743 21/07/1919. Resided in Sowton, East Devon. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Military Medal sold by Spinks Noble in July 2015.

HENDERSON, W. Savile. Surgeon-Lieutenant (M.D.) in King's Colonials noted on 1/04/1908 in the London Gazette. Major in KEH see Figure 19. Died Nov 1940.

HENDY, Ronald Alexander. 606. Private. Enlisted KEH 8/10/1914 and entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 19/01/1916 with the 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Severely wounded in the right arm by a bomb 3/03/1917. Home service with 369th Employment Company at Reading. Promoted to Lieutenant 16/02/1918 and attached to 3rd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment and returned to France 1/11/1918 with 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Attached to 1st/6th Battalion, Staffordshire Regiment and posted to Ireland with General Head Quarters on Intelligence duties 17/12/1920. Together with two other British Army Officers and a Private they were 'arrested' by members of the IRA on 26/04/1922 and executed on 29/04/1922 at Macroom, County Cork and buried in Kilgoblet, Ireland. Their bodies were recovered and returned to Aldershot for full military burial. Ronald was born In Edinburgh on 29/10/1892. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from his father's, a Professor at Oxford, address.

HEPSWORTH, Douglas R. D/13415. Private KEH. Transferred as Private, Company of Dragoons D/13415. Discharged 30/01/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HEPWORTH, Percival Glover. 696. Private KEH, Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment on 21/01/1916 then transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and promoted to Lieutenant. Mentioned in Despatches. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Upper Tooting, London.

HERALD, Walter R. 1686. Private KEH. Discharged 10/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HERAPATH, Basil Arthur Conrad. 371. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, KEH 24/09/1917, promoted to Lieutenant. Born 6/11/1886 in New Zealand. Second Lieutenant in photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Died in Sep 1937 in Wellington, New Zealand. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio. Commemorated on Auckland Online Cenotaph.

HERAPATH, Cyril Alexander. 94. Private. Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1891. Served in KEH 1/11/1910 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 1/03/1913 in Colchester, promoted to Corporal 31/01/1914, Sergeant 30/11/1914 and discharged 31/11/1915. Studied at Queen's College, Cambridge University ("The Dial" No. 22, 1915) likely to have been in University Troop. Died in Oxford in 1952. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath.

HERAPATH, H. L. Private. KEH. 'D' Squadron. One of three Herapath brothers from Auckland, New Zealand who served in the KEH, all sons of Samuel March and Clara Herapath. Immigration records show a H. C. C. Herapath aged 24 arrived in England in 1912 from New Zealand and likely to be same person.

HERBERT, Reginald. 1508. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40567

HERMON, Edward William. Junior Major in the KEH in 1910 late 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars, commanded the Oxford and Cambridge Squadron, then 'C' Squadron and Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette Supplement 16/06/1916). He then transferred in June 1916 to become Lieutenant Colonel, 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was KIA 09/04/17 aged 38 leading an attack at Arras having been shot through the heart. In total, he was mentioned in despatches three times, and posthumously awarded the DSO. Born Preston, Lancashire 10/061878.  Went to Christ College Oxford in 1898. At the outbreak of the Boer War he joined the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Royal Sussex Regiment. On 9/05/1900 he was gazetted to be a Second Lieutenant in the 7th Hussars. In 1904, he married his first cousin, Ethel. Their fathers were brothers and were both in the cotton spinning and manufacturing business. Their eldest child, Betty, was born in the Transvaal in 1906. At the time of the birth of their eldest son Robert Arthur, the following year, they were living in Norwich. Mary was born in Farnborough in 1909. Olga in 1911, and Kenneth in 1915, were born at Brook Hill House, Cowfold, Horsham. Sussex. Throughout these years, it seems that Edward remained on the Army Retired list and had no formal occupation. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Hermon of The White House, Balcombe, Sussex; husband of Ethel Hermon, of Brook Hill House, Cowfold, Sussex. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE. Name commemorated on Balcombe Victory Hall And Frescoes, West Sussex; Christ Church College, Oxford and St Peters Church, Cowford, West Sussex, UK. Wrote 'For love and courage: the letters of Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Hermon from the Western Front 1914-1917'. Major in 1915.

HERRERA, Lionel Ralph Martin. 949. Private KEH. Entered France 1/06/1915 and served with them until 30/03/1917. Private 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 59126 from 12/10/1917 until 14/10/1917 then 24th Battalion 15/10/1917 until discharge on 21/03/1919. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on 30/01/1897 and left Trinidad for UK before 18/10/1915. Living in Trinidad in 1946. Died 28/06/1977 in Perth, Western Australia. Photograph available on www.kingedwardshorse.net

HERRIDGE, Lionel (Baby) Hugh James. 81. Lance Corporal. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 21/01/1916 later Lieutenant, Royal Engineers Inland Waterways and Docks. Entered France 22/04/1915. Captain in the King's African Rifles in WW2. Born in 1895 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England and died 8/03/1965 in Mwambani, Tanga, Tanzania. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Alexander Road, Watford, London.

HERRING, Ned. KEH. Living in Australia in 1965.

HESP, George. Private. Born 8/02/1865 in West Heslerton, Yorkshire, England and died 29/09/1953 in Gordonvale, Queensland, Australia.

HICKEY, Nicholas. 846. Serjeant. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 23/08/1916 as physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 346420. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Born in 1876 and died on 15/09/1921. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HICKS, Arthur. 1012. Private. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 22/03/1915 in Liverpool having arrived from Toronto, Canada where he resided. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 7/09/1915. Sentenced to three years imprisonment 31/07/1915 and discharged7/09/1915. His 1914/15 Star trio was forfeited.

HICKS, Charles Albert. 1078. Private. 'A' Squadron. Returned from Argentina to enlist. Entered France 28/07/1915. Active as a sniper at La Bourse 18/03/1916. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 12th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 29/05/1917 then 6th Battalion. KIA 3/10/1918 at St Quentin. Buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery, Picardie, France. Born in Manchester, England in 1890.

HIDES, E. C. Quarter Master, Lieutenant, King's Colonials in 1902

HIGGS, John A. W. D/17124. Private KEH. Transferred from 1st Dragoon Guards then Corps of Dragoons, retained service number throughout transfers. Discharged 29/11/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HILL, Archibald Douglas. 1908. Private. Applied for war medals from Southampton, England. No entitlement recorded.

HILL, Cecil Henry. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials in 1905. Joined King's Colonials 24/10/1903 as Second Lieutenant.

HILL, Claude. 1067. Private. Enlisted 26/04/1915. Entered France 13/09/1915. Discharged 2/04/1918. Replacement Silver War Badge 463270 issued 25/03/1920 replacing 375211. Born in 1878. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Tucuman, Argentina.

HILL, Douglas Arthur Percy. See DOUGLAS-HILL, Arthur Percy.762. Private.

HILL, John C. 1703. Private. Discharged 18/06/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HILL, Norman Gray. 147. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd/1st Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry 5/12/1916. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Stockbridge, Hants. Born July 1894 in West Derby, Lancashire and saw service in WW2 as Lieutenant Colonel Sir Norman Gray Hill, 31523, Military Cross, Territorial Decoration, 2nd Battalion, Royal Army Medical Corps, MB, MRCS, FRCP. He was KIA 24/02/1944 in Sicily, Italy.

HILLIER, Edward Thomas (Tom). Private KEH. A New Zealander and friend of Serjeant Herbert Mackintosh, King's Colonials and likely to have served in the King's Colonials/King Edward's Horse per-war before enlisted in the 2KEH during the war (see Private Hillier, 658, 2KEH Nominal Roll entry).

HILL-LOWE, Arthur Noel Vernon. Private KEH. Prior service with Malay States Volunteer Rifles. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain, North Irish Horse 18/04/1915. Born on 1/06/1892 in Stoke Damerel, Devon and died 30/06/1964 in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.

HINCKESMAN, Richard Boycott. (Percy). 497. Lance Corporal KEH. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Accidentally killed 20/10/1915 aged 28 whilst loading a wagon in a chalk pit at La Basse. Born on 11/11/1886 at Astley Botterell near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, the second of the three sons of Thomas Boycott Hinckesman and his wife, Georgiana of Tan-Y-Graig, Trinity Road, Aberystwyth in Wales. The Hinckesman's had connections with Shropshire since at least the seventeenth century. T.B. Hinckesman had been a corn merchant living at Charlcotte House Bridgnorth but died in Tati Matabeleland in November 1896. Richard was educated at Ashby-de-la-Zouch Grammar School and came up to Christ Church, Oxford University in the Lent Term of 1906. After Christ Church, he became a schoolmaster and was teaching at Northampton School in 1911, living in the Billing Road. He was in Canada in 1914, returned on the Tunisian arriving at Liverpool and enlisted at Alexandra Palace on 14/08/1914. He is buried in Louvencourt Military Cemetery, remembered on the Northampton Memorial Roll, Bridgnorth War Memorial and at the Aberystwyth Town Football Club. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Copy of death notice from the Northampton Mercury 5/11/1915 and portrait photograph shown courtesy of the Bridgnorth War Memorial. 

HINDLE, Harold Burr. Private KEH. From Auckland New Zealand. Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery then Lieutenant, Royal Horse Artillery then Staff Captain (photograph) later Captain, 'G' Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Educated in Auckland until 1912 and afterwards at Cambridge, was in camp with KEH when war broke out. He was given a commission in the Royal Field Artillery as early as December, 1914, and went over to France two months later. The following September he was wounded at Loos, but returned to France, after six months, with a howitzer brigade. He subsequently received two appointments as officer orderly, and in October went to England on short leave. His health giving way he was unable to get back, and during March of last year was appointed instructor in a cadet school at Bournemouth. In six months' time the school closed and he rejoined the Royal Horse Artillery. He was KIA on March 29th, 1918 with 'G' Battery. He was in the School XV for three years in succession (In Memoriam, 1914-1918). Name commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France and Auckland On Line Cenotaph.

HINDLESMITH, Arthur. 563. Serjeant. Enlisted KEH 12/08/1914 and promoted to Serjeant 1/04/1916. Entered France 22/04/1915. Posted to No. 7 Officers Cadet Battalion 9/03/1917 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 29/05/1917 in the 3rd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Transferred as a Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment 28046, New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 6/05/1918. Married Doris Beard in Hornsey, North London on 6/06/1918 and left for the front the next day. Wounded 29/09/1918 with gun shot wound to head and Died of Wounds on 1/10/1918. Born to Edmund and Florence Hindlesmith on 27/07/1889 in Dunedin, New Zealand where he spent 14 years prior to emigrating to London. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph with detailed records of service available. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HIRD, John Butler. 2079. Saddler/Lance Corporal. Enlisted 9/02/1915 and discharged 12/11/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge B107482 as medically unfit. Born on 30/03/1886 in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England and died 09/05/1942 in Woolton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. No medal entitlement as did not serve overseas.

HIRST, William A. 1274. Private. 'D' Squadron. WIA at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 3/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HOBBS, Charles R. Private KEH. Driver then Gunner Royal Field Artillery (RFA) 47237 and entered France 19/09/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 84th Brigade RFA in 1915 later Captain. Born in Hastings the son of Reverend J. Hobbs and lived in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Died in 1966 in Bristol, UK. Student at Cambridge University. Noted as having served with KEH prior to RFA in wedding notice as best man at the wedding of Second Lieutenant Kenneth W. Pain 1915 also ex-KEH and RFA. Portrait photograph in RFA (IWM HU 115689) available.

HOBBS, Frederick Finnian Baden. 234. Private. Born in Mauritius in 1893. Served pre-WW1 KEH 4/12/1912 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 1/03/1913 and discharged 8//08/1914 on medical grounds. He was a medical student.

HODDINOTT, Richard James. 796. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 4/12/1914, entered France 21/04/1915 and discharged 12/10/1917 aged 34 after contracting trench fever. Awarded Silver War Badge 265843 and served overseas. Born in Frome, Somerset, England and enlisted from Argentina. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HODGKINSON, Sidney H. 1741. Private. Discharged 4/12/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HODSON, Donald A. P. D/17134. Private KEH. Transferred to Corps of Dragoons as Private D/17134. Discharged 1/12/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HODSON, Geoffrey Norman. 1328. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron KIA 07/10/17 aged 23. Son of Albin and Isabella Hodson of Gowerlands, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia born in Estcourt, Natal. Buried in MINTY FARM CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Photograph of gravestone shown on accompanying page. 

HOEY, John Randolph. 36. Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 4/08/1914 in Canterbury and entered France 1/06/1915. Hospitalised with trench fever and awarded part pension when discharged 5/03/1919. Born in 1887 in Lancashire. Lived at Grassendale, Liverpool. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HOFFE, John E. 1205. Corporal KEH. WIA at defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 18/12/1918. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HOLLAND, Harold A. 2227. Private KEH. Transferred to Royal Fusiliers 59053 then Private, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 26238 then Private, 23rd Battalion, London Regiment 718466 then Private, Royal Engineers 620813. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HOLLAND, John Dixon Cuyler. 550. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 21/05/1916. KIA 13/11/1916. Buried in MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Belgium. Born Feb 1890 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada the son of Cuyler Armstrong Holland and Beatrice Maud Holland (nee Galpin), of Strand, London. His brother was Major Walter Glen Cuyler Holland, born in 1889 of the Canadian Scottish Regiment. Second Lieutenant Holland was entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph courtesy of Imperial War Museum © IWM HU 115791.

HOLLAND, Michael James. Captain, Honorary Major East Africa Political Department. Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

HOLLAND, Thomas Ward. 1354. Reported as Missing in Action at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 4/12/1918. Died in South America in 1960. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HOLLINGDALE, E. T. Staff Lieutenant, Lieutenant Reserve Regiment of Cavalry

HOLMDEN, Edgar Clarence. (Ned). 1501. Private KEH. A' Squadron. Batman to Lieutenant Francis. Half section with Bill Wilson and Arthur C. Hull at the defence of Les Huits Maison 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 14/04/1919. Born in Kent, England in Dec 1882 and died in Johannesburg, South Africa on 14/09/1957. Prior service with the South African Mounted Police in the Boer War. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HOLMES, Ernest. Acting Serjeant KEH. Transferred from 7th Dragoon Guards as Acting Serjeant D/17005 then KEH to Corps of Dragoons, Acting Serjeant D/17005. Discharged 5/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HOLTUM, Robert Drayson. Private KEH. 978. Enlisted 26/02/1915. Transferred as Private, 416779, Labour Corps on 26/11/1915 then Private, 802737, 30th Battalion, London Regiment from 9/08/1918. Discharged 13/03/1919 and returned to employment in South America with the Anglo-Argentinian railway staff. Born in 1881 in Hackney, Middlesex, England and died Dec 1942 in Bideford, Devon, England. Resided in Holloway, London prior to emigrating in South America pre-war. No record of medal entitlement with home service.

HOMANN, Leslie R. 1402. Private KEH. Transferred as Acting Serjeant, Tank Corps 69846

HOMER, Frederick. 502. Private KEH. Enlisted 12/08/1914 and discharged 11/03/1915 due to being medically unfit.

HOOPER, S. Private in Reserve Regiment 1918, photograph on kingedwardshorse.net

HOPE, Duncan. 1217. Private. Discharged 25/01/1917. Resided in Scotland post-war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HOPE, Roland Wallace (Rowlie). 1048. Lieutenant. Enlisted 21/04/1915 and entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the KEH on 10/07/1915. On 5/10/1915 went back to Hare Park Camp, The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland for further training until late in 1916. Severely wounded neck and shoulder with gunshot wounds 9/04/1918 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle and admitted 14th General Hospital, Wimereux. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1919. Born 2/01/1896 the son of George Hope and Agnes Gray nee Wallace of ‘Gnotuk’, Camperdown and died 9/11/1970. Educated at Camperdown Grammar School and Geelong College. Lived in Geelong, Victoria, Australia post-war and served as a Lieutenant Colonel 6th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps in WW2. Captain in photograph taken at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin in 1918 see Figure 33. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HOPKINS, Frank Mitchell. 230. Private. King's Colonials. Born in Hanwell, Middlesex on 21/12/1879. Employed from 4/12/1894 as a Solicitor’s Clerk at Paddington Station in the service of the Great Western Railway Company, a note against his name in the Railway Employment Records states: ‘Volunteered for South Africa. Absent on leave from 1/01/1900 to 2/12/1900.’ Having earlier joined the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Middlesex Regiment in 1895, he served in South Africa with “A” Company, Infantry Battalion, City Imperial Volunteers during the Boer War, marching the full 1,218 miles covered by the regiment during the war. As the only representative from Hanwell to serve with the City of London Imperial Volunteers, extracts from three letters to his relatives were published in the Ealing Gazette and West Middlesex Observer on 19/05/1900. Hopkins later served with the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry and was awarded one of just four Imperial Yeomanry Long Service Good Conduct Medals issued to this unit (Army Order 1905) in Feb 1908. Enlisting in the Royal Flying Corps as an Air Mechanic 2nd Class on 9/03/1917, Hopkins served during the Great War on the Western Front with them and their successor, the Royal Air Force, from 4/04/1917 until 8/03/1919. Promoted Air Mechanic 1st Class on 1/01/1918, he was discharged on 20/04/1920, and died at Boscombe, Bournemouth in 1942. Medals - Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill (279 Pte. F. M. Hopkins, C.I.V.); Imperial Yeomanry L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (230 Pte. F. Hopkins. The King’s Colonials I.Y.); British War and Victory Medals (64875. 1.A.M. F. M. Hopkins. R.A.F.). sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in Aug 2020. A photograph of his medals is shown under the Introduction & Acknowledgements section of this website.

HOPPER, George H. 2009. Private 2118 on MIC as well.

HORN,, K. K. 970. Private, Second Lieutenant then Major Royal Flying Corps, Second Lieutenant Royal Marines.

HORNBLOWER, Austin. 150. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 8/12/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HORNE, William Frederick Warner. 394. Acting Serjeant. 3rd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916. Entered France 22/04/1915. Wounded Apr 1917 by shellfire at Maissemy Ridge, France. Commissioned 1/12/18 as Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Born Feb 1895 and died Dec 1969 in Surrey, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Tooting, London.

HOWARD, Edward Percy. Lieutenant.

HOWARD, Frank H. 1041. Serjeant. Entered France 15/09/1915. Discharged 6/05/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HOWARD, Henry W. 1484. Private. 'C' Squadron. Discharged 5/04/1919. From Argentina and died there in Jan 1960. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HOWARD, John. Major. Major Howard was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 17th June 1856 and died in March 1929 in London. He was an original Officer in the King’s Colonials having joined 1/02/1903 after service with the Canadian 66th Regiment. Commanded 'B' Squadron (British American) in 1903. Major Howard reverted to the rank of Captain in 1913 and did not see service in the Great War. He went on to become Agent General of Nova Scotia in 1892 (For photograph see Figure 4 and images of Major Howard's sword are shown in Figures 298-299).

HOWARD, Sydney. 2076. Private KEH. Transferred as Private, 1724 from 2KEH. WW1 medals forfeited as deserted 7/08/1918.

HOWARD, Walter A. 68. Corporal KEH. Private Royal Berkshire Regiment 39814, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61235, Private Labour Corps 478082

HOWE, Trevor Guy. 2247. Private KEH. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Enlisted 6/11/1918 aged 32. Wounded and discharged 6/01/1919. Claimed Silver War Badge 127054. Awarded British War Medal as sole entitlement.

HUGHES, Edward R. 1194. Private KEH. Private Liverpool Regiment 88714, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 70471. 10/02/1916 KEH trial hearing noted whilst stationed at the Curragh.

HUGHES, Robert G. 1009. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 22/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HULL, Arthur (Shooey) Charles. 1635. Staff Serjeant KEH, Shoeing Smith. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 26/05/1915, arrived in France in 1917 and discharged 4/09/1918. Wounded by machine gun fire at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 18776. Served in a half section with Bill Wilson and Private Edgar (Ned) Holmden, 1501 from South Africa. Prior service with Natal Mounted Rifles. Secretary of the KEH Old Comrades Association in South Africa. Born in South Africa in 1890 and died 16/03/1966 in Durban, South Africa. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HULL, Herbert. 1441. Private. DOW 10/05/18 aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hull; husband of Rosina Hull, of North Kensington, London. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE and photograph of headstone shown. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HULL, John A. 1735. Private. 'C' Squadron. Discharged 27/03/1919. Died in 1964. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HULLEY, Ambrose. Band Master King's Colonials 1903. Charged with being an absentee from Latimer Camp along with other band members (Article in the Orchestral Times, 1903).

HUMPHRYS, Basil Godfrey. 432. Lance Corporal KIA 20/11/1917. Born in Ottawa, Canada. Enlisted London and was living at West Norwood. Entered theatre of war 22/04/15. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, FRANCE and on Original Bank of Liverpool & Martins WW1 Memorial and Service Roll & Canadian Virtual War Memorial.   Brother of Second Lieutenant Stewart Francis Humphrys, KEH then Royal Fusiliers who was KIA and Second Lieutenant Leslie Palmer Humphrys, Honourable Artillery Company who DoW see below. 

HUMPHRYS, Stewart Francis. 70. Serjeant. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 7/01/1916.  KIA 26/08/1916. Buried in Thistle Dump Cemetery, Longueval, the Somme, France. Born in 1892 in Sydenham, Kent, England.  Mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 4/01/1917). Father William Barclay Humphrys applied for his sons 1914/15 Star trio from Croydon, Surrey. Brother of Private Basil Godfrey Humphrys ,432 (see above) also with the KEH and KIA 20/11/1917. Brother of Second Lieutenant Leslie Palmer Humphrys, 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company aged 28 and DoW received at Beaumont Hamel 13/12/1916 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, France. Mother was Emma Maria Humphrys and they lost three of six sons in the Great War, two with service in the KEH. Portrait photograph available on www.kingedwardshorse.net

HUNN, William Hannen. Private. Prior military Service in the Boer War as Trooper 4241, 2nd Brabant's Horse. Born 6/07/1875 in Topsham, Devon, England and died 25/02/1959 in London. Portrait photograph taken at Kilkenny, Ireland in 1916 with Boer War medal ribbon.

HUNNS, A. Reverend. Chaplain in the King's Colonials from 1902 through to 1910 with the KEH.

HUNT, F. W. J. 2052. Private. Transferred as Private, Sherwood Rangers 76046. Entered Egypt 8/04/1919. Ineligible for WW1 Service Medals.

HUNT, John A. P. 1519. Serjeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force 20/09/1918. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HUNT, William. D/10828. Private KEH. Transferred to Corps of Dragoons as Private, D/10828. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HUNTER, Ian B. 2062. Private. Discharged 10/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HUNTER, Robert Alan Bertram. 831. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, KEH 16/04/1917 (London Gazette 28/04/1917). Returned to England in Aug 1918 unfit for further service after being gassed. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Eligible for Silver War Badge 28/04/1919 (London Gazette 3/05/1919). Deceased after retirement from the army in Dec 1918 as a result of having been gassed.

HUTCHINGS, Robert. 1171. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 425735. Discharged 10/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

HUTCHINS, Alfred. 1401. Lance Corporal. Awarded Military Medal for patrol work October 1918. Discharged 9/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

HUTCHINSON, Cecil. 2177. Private. Enlisted 26/06/1918 aged 26 and discharged 10/12/1918 medically unfit. From Liverpool. No medal entitlement.

HUTCHINSON, Charles Francis. 1643. Private KEH. Transferred as a Private, Machine Gun Corps (MGC) 105383. Discharged 12/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to MGC.

HYAMS, Julius. Private. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry not located.

HYDE, Ernest Elmer. Second Lieutenant. Awarded British War and Victory Medals.