ILLINGWORTH, Walter. Private 6th Dragoon Guards GS/14801 then Private 1/1st Essex Yeomanry GS/14801 then Private KEH D/15099 then Private Corps of Dragoons D/15099. Discharged 14/04/1919. Born in 1892 and resided West Midlands. Awarded British War and Victory Medals named to Corps of Dragoons.
INCE, Louis. 1299. Private KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with the 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted 6/11/1915, discharged 12/06/1916 and returned to Trinidad 07/1916 upon discharge as medically unfit with chronic lung disease. Born 1896 in Trinidad and was living in USA in 1946. Not entitled to service medals due to short home service.
INGLE, Terence. 1614. Private KEH. Enlisted 11/05/1915. Transferred as Private Royal Dublin Fusiliers 21089. Discharged 24/01/1919 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 108,545. Born in 1894 in Cork, Ireland. Awarded British War and Victory Medals named to Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
INSKIPP, Norman. 2098. Private 2nd Battalion Rhodesia Regiment 879 from 9/03/1915 until 14/04/1917 with South African Infantry Brigade. Awarded 1914/15 Star Trio.
IRVING, Arthur George. 750. Private. Enlisted 1/12/1915. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 26/03/1919. Born in 1896. Awarded Silver War Badge 464, 470 and 1914/15 Star trio.
IZARD, Theodore Arthur (Pongo). Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 6/12/1914 in the KEH and promoted to Lieutenant in 1915 (as shown in accompanying photograph taken at Longford) later Captain before transferring at that rank to the Machine Gun Corps. Entered France 21/04/1915 as a Second Lieutenant. Born 20/10/1882 in the Bay of Islands, New Zealander. Prior service as a Lieutenant in 'B' Squadron the Amuri Mounted Rifles (North Canterbury Mounted Rifles) 1909-11. Named in KEH photograph taken at Longford in 1915 as a Lieutenant from the Old Comrades Association Bulletin. Became an Assistant District Officer in Nigeria, West Africa. British War Medal sold at auction in the UK in 2010. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
JACK, Mathus McPherson. 1746. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, King's Royal Rifle Corps in June 1918.
JACKS, Oliver Lawrence. 708. Private KEH. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on 5/03/1916 then transferred and promoted to Captain, 18th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Newton Hyde, Cheshire. Captain in Cheshire Home Guard in WW2.
JACKSON John C. 698. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 14/07/1919. Died in 1972. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JACKSON, Percy Singleton. 13. Private KEH. 3rd Troop, 'B' Squadron. Died in service, took his own life 05/01/1917 aged 23. Served with Liverpool Troop of King Edward's Horse prior to the war. Entered France 22/04/1915. Born in 1885 in Liverpool the son of John Charles and Beatrice Irene Jackson of 6 Hertford Drive, Wallasey, Cheshire. Buried in HIGHGATE CEMETERY, UK. Commemorated on plaque at Liverpool College and Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JACOB, Arthur Cecil. Private. From Fielding, New Zealand. Student at Cambridge University and likely to have been in University Troop. Entered France 29/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 65th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born in 1890 the son of William Frederick and Henrietta Marie Jacob of Te Marama, Kiwitea, Fielding, educated at Whanganui Collegiate College. Address for receipt of 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal provided as 14 O'Connell Street, Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
JACOBS, David Henry (Henry). 30. Serjeant. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal April 1917 as Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JAMES, Edwin M. 815. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 15/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
JAMES, George. 2173. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Transferred to KEH from Army Service Corps as Private T/1810. After service with KEH transferred as Private, Army Service Corps T/4/240948. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JAMES, Henry A. D/16496. Private KEH then Private, Corps of Dragoons D/16496. Discharged 24/02/1919 to re-enlist as Acting Corporal 31383. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
JAMES, Lionel. Lieutenant Colonel, DSO CBE. Commanded 'A' Squadron (British Asian) in 1903, Major from 11/06/1906 and then became Commanding Officer, King Edward's Horse June 1916-1922. Colonel L. James, CBE, DSO., King Edward’s Horse, War Correspondent for Reuters and The Times, Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Military Division, silver-gilt and enamel; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., gold and enamel, complete with top bar; India General Service, 4 clasps, Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-8, Malakand 1897, Tirah 1897-8; Queen’s South Africa, 6 clasps, Cape Colony, Elandslaagte, Def. of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill; India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908; 1914 Star; British War and Victory Medals; Italy, Order of the Crown, Officer’s, silver-gilt and enamel, obverse centre missing; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum; Japan, Russo-Japanese War Medal. Colonel Lionel James was born in 1871 and educated at Cranleigh. Employed as a journalist, he was Reuter’s special correspondent in the Chitral, Mohmand, Malakand and Tirah Expeditions and for the Sudan in 1898. On the staff of The Times from 1899 until he retired in 1913. Among his many assignments he was special correspondent in South Africa 1899-1901, Manchuria 1904, with the Spanish Army in Morocco in 1909, with the Turkish Army in Albania in 1910, with the Turkish Army in Thrace in 1912 and with the Bulgarians again in Thrace in 1913. With the onset of the Great War he commanded King Edward’s Horse in the B.E.F., France and Italy, 1915-18. He was awarded the D.S.O. ( London Gazette 16.9.1918) and Mentioned in Despatches (twice). He was awarded the CBE. in 1924. Miniature medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in September 2002 (For additional photograph see Figure 4).
JAMESON, Andrew McClure. 1439. Private KEH. Enlisted 29/01/1916 and entered France 28/01/1917. Promoted to Lance Corporal 22/02/1916 and then Lance Serjeant 16/09/1916 but reverted to Private 3/01/1917. Discharged 27/05/1918 as was physically unfit to continue to serve and was awarded Silver War Badge 443729. Born in 1868 in Carrick On Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland and died 22/10/1946 in Manorhamilton, County Leitrim. Married in Dublin 25/01/1917. Prior service as Private 2522, 1st Royal Dragoons and then transferred as Private 3306, 18th Hussars from 13/10/1884 to 2/02/1897. Served in the Boer War as Private 11179 in the 61st (South Irish) Company, 17th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry from 15/01/1900 to 15/06/1901 and then as Private 11179 in the 119th Company, 26th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry from 9/10/1901 to 17/07/1902. Awarded Queen's South Africa and King's South Africa Medals. Served in 2nd Imperial Light Horse in German West Africa until 12/06/1915 when the unit was disbanded. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.
JELLMAN . Corporal. 'B' Squadron. Wounded and taken prisoner at Vieille Chapelle 10/04/1918.
JENKIN, Arthur T. 985. Private. Entered France 8/09/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JENKINS, Charles. 1208. Private. Discharged 2/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
JENKINS, John W. D/14603. Private South Wales Borderers 40232, Private Dragoon Guards GS/13449, Private KEH D/14603, Private Corps of Dragoons D/14603
JENKS, Charles E. 1920. Private. Discharged 9/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
JENKS, Ernest B. 826. Private, Acting Serjeant. Served with 27th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa as a Lance Corporal and then with King Edward's Horse Group entering France on 2 June 1915 as a Private and promoted to Acting Serjeant. Group of four medals: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902 with Cape Colony and South Africa 1902 clasps named to L.Cpl. E. B. Jenks. 27th Bn. Imp. Yeo. 1914-15 star (826 Pte. E. B. Jenks K. Edw. H.) and British War Medal and Victory Star (826 A. Sjt. E. B. Jenks. K. Edw. H.). Sold at Dix Noonan Webb auction, July 2019.
JENNINGS, Basil Spencer. Private, Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment
JERMANY, Robert. D/13680. Private KEH. Transferred as Private, Corps of Dragoons D/13680. Discharged 14/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
JESSOP, Edgar Carl. 600. Private. Christened Carl Edgar but reversed his name to Edgar Carl to avoid sounding Germanic. 1914/15 Star trio retained by the family. Enlisted in England, arrived in France 22/04/1915 and was discharged 10/03/1919. Born in 1878 and died November 1952 in Huntington, UK. (Source - personal correspondence with the family).
JESSOP, Francis Philip. 1449. Corporal KIA 09/04/1918 aged 25. Son of Katherine Mead (formerly Jessop), of Chiswick, London, and the late William Raymond Jessop. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE. His mother applied for his British War and Victory Medals from Edmonton near Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
JEWELL, Samuel (Jerry). 1342. Private KEH. Discharged 15/03/1919. From Southern Rhodesia. Born in 1888 and resided in Cornwall post-war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
JOHNSON, Frederick 629. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 19/11/1919. British War and Victory Medal Roll notes Penal Servitude and No Medals. Medals forfeited.
JOHNSON, John Alexander. 877. Lance Corporal KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and wounded Jul 1915. KIA 9/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE and Caithness Roll of Honour. Born in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, the son of Mrs Dolina Johnson.
JOHNSON, George Henry. 777. Private. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 1/12/1914, arrived in France 1/06/1915 and discharged 11/01/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 325228. Born 1875 and lived in Burton-on-Trent, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JOHNSON, Gordon R. 1033. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 177th Company, Royal Engineers 29/10/1915 later Captain. Entered France 1/06/1915. Awarded Military Cross published 1/01/1918 in the London Gazette and Mentioned in Despatches.
JOHNSON, Henry E. D/17063. Private KEH. Transferred to Corps of Dragoons as Private D/17603. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
JOHNSON, John A. 877. Lance Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and wounded Jul 1915. KIA 9/04/18 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE and Caithness Roll of Honour. Born in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, the son of Mrs Dolina Johnson. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JOHNSON, Leonard Robert. 1955. Private. Transferred as Private Royal Air Force 317719. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant RAF. Discharged 2/03/1919. Applied for British War and Victory medals from Cricklewood, London, England.
JOHNSON, Percy Adolph. 1136. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 29/01/1918.
JOHNSTONE, Robert Philip. 1312. Private KEH then 2KEH 1312. Enlisted 23/12/1914. Entered France 5/05/1915. Discharged 2/09/1916 due to wounds with Silver War Badge 177,131. Awarded OBE. Born in 1890 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago and died in 1967. Brother of Corporal Romer Frank Johnstone, 1316 KEH. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals. Information on both Johnstone brothers courtesy of Helen Pollock.
JOHNSTONE, Romer Frank. 1316. Corporal. 'B' Squadron. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Enlisted Nov 1915 and entered France 30/12/1916. Wounded Ypres 1917 and Battle of Lys 04/1918. Discharged 8/06/1919. Born in 1881 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. Died in 1963 in San Fernando General Hospital, Trinidad. Brother of Private Robert Philip Johnstone OBE, 1312 KEH and then 1312 2KEH. Information on both Johnstone brothers courtesy of Helen Pollock. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
JONES, Alick W. 288. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 8/09/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JONES, Arthur R. D/12211. Private, Private London Regiment 388291
JONES, Charles. 1161. Private. Discharged 2/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
JONES, Edward Henry. 1034. Serjeant DOW 28/12/18. Awarded Military Medal for patrol work at Leutze and Ath 10/11/1918. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Born in Chichester, Sussex and returned from working in the Argentine to enlist. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Photograph of headstone shown.
JONES, Fred. 445. Lance Corporal. Entered France 22/04/1915. KIA 13/03/1918. Accidentally killed in a railway accident. Buried in ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE. Born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JONES, Ivan R. 2063. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Scottish Horse. Served in the Balkans from Sep 1915. Also served with Royal Army Service Corps. Discharged 14/08/1917. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Scottish Horse.
JONES, Picton O. H. Lieutenant in KEH in 1910. Nephew of Sir Alfred Jones, shipping and West African magnate who managed a shipping company in the Great War vital to the war effort.
JONES, Reginald I. Vickers. 745. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (29/05/1917) later Acting Captain South Staffordshire Regiment. Mentioned in Despatches 18/01/1920. Born 14/04/1871 in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England and died 31/03/1949 in Romford, Essex, England. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.
JONES, Arthur Richard. D/12211. Private KEH. Transferred as Private, 8th Battalion, London Regiment 388291 on 20/04/1918 and served until 11/11/1918. Entitled to British War and Victory medals.
JONES, Robert William. 1888. Private. Discharged 14/04/1919. Did not serve in France. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Noted as being from Australia.
JONES, Wilfred. 1560. Private. Enlisted 15/06/1916. Wounded at the Battle of Paschendaele, France in 1917 with a gun shot wound to the hand, which damaged his nerves in the his hand and it became almost a claw. Discharged in Longford, Ireland on 28/08/1918 due to being classed as physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 16880. Born 1897 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England, married Catherine Stewart in Longford, Ireland in 1917 and he died in Putney, England. Appears to have emigrated to Australia.
JORDAN, Harold (Howard) D. 494. Private. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 9/01/1919. Died 22/07/1944. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
JOYCE, Joshua J. 1284. Private KEH. Transferred to be Private, 567807 in the Labour Corps. Discharged 12/03/1919. Awarded British War and Victory Medals. Photograph of British War medal sold at Dix Noonan Webb, UK auction in Jan 2022 shown.
JUDD, Reginald A. 2023. Private. Transferred from 2KEH as Private 2023. Discharged 4/12/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
JUDD, William Mouatt. 1261. Private KIA 09/04/1918 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. The son of W. H. Judd from Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia. Awarded British War and Victory Medals. Name commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.
JUST, Leonard Wolfgang. 1045. Second Lieutenant in the King's Colonials 21/04/1903. Private 2KEH then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 2nd/6th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment 10/10/1915 later Lieutenant.