KALE, Percy. Corporal. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry not located.

KARKARIA, Nawrian Marwanji. 1859. Interpreter KEH. Private, 1st Battalion then 2/10th Battalion then 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 3213 then Private, Border Regiment 52076. Born in Bombay in 1892. Prior service with Indian army before returning to live in London. Served from 13/12/1915 until 20/12/1915 as Interpreter. Awarded British War and Victory Medals named to Border Regiment.

KEAY, William Murray. Second Lieutenant KEH. Entered France 13/07/1918. Born 6/04/1896 in Concepción, Chile and died 18/03/1959 whilst at sea near Bau-Bau, Indonesia. Brother George Herbert Keay, 177086 served with Royal Flying Corps in 1918. William was awarded British War and Victory Medals.

KEBBELL, George Kuth. 249. Lance Corporal. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 28/05/1918. Transferred as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from North West London.

KELLY, Arthur F. 177. Farrier Serjeant. Entered France 3/06/1915. Discharged 13/12/1918. A talented rugby union and rugby league player from Wellington, New Zealand who toured England as a player-coach pre-war. Joined KEH at the outbreak of war. Passed away in 1965 in Oldham. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star trio. Commemorated on the Auckland On-line Cenotaph.

KELLY, Fred Norman Chevers. 1970. Private KEH. Prior service in the Boer War as Private, 9565 with 54th (Belfast) Company, 13th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry then as Private, 33584 with the 61st (Dublin) Company, 17th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Awarded Queen's South Africa and King's South Africa medals with South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps. No Great War medal entitlement but service in KEH confirmed on pension record card.

KELLY, Francis. 17297. Private. Transferred as Private, 25776, Company of Dragoons then transferred to KEH as Private, 17297 then Labour Corps as Private, 607293 then Private, 90753, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to Royal Welch Fusiliers.

KENDALL, Edward Hext. Private KEH. Entered France 6/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI) in 1914. Transferred as a Temporary Sub Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). Born Sep 1895 in Chester, Cheshire and died in 1923 in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England. 1914/15 Star trio applied for by his father Captain Edward Chambers Kendall from Devon then London addresses. 1914/15 Star named to DCLI and British War and Victory Medals named to RNAS.

KENDALL, Harry Wilson Hume. 1374. Private KEH. 3rd Troop, 'C' Squadron. Enlisted 13/12/1915 and discharged 5/02/1918 physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 325,147. Born on 24/01/1872 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and emigrated to England prior to marriage there in 1897. Served in the Boer War with 51st (Paget's Horse) Company, 12th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp. Harry died 27/07/1936 in New York, USA. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

KENION, Hugh Cyril. 31. Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 commissioned Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 5/03/1916. KIA 1/07/1916 at Beaumont Hamel on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 1 Hebaterne, France. CWGC notes that his body was identified by the initials H.C.K engraved on his watch. Born in 1884 in Rock Ferry, Cheshire, England the son of John Hamer and Rhoda Kenion with four brothers and six sisters. He was living in Lancashire, England in 1914. 1914/15 Star trio applied for by his father with the address of his brother John G. Kenion of Cook Street, Liverpool.

KENNEDY, Kenneth Leslie. 487. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps 25/01/1917. Married Jessie Marguerite Crerar in Finchley, London in 1923. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio.

KENNEDY, William Havildar. Major. DOW 29/05/1915 (aged 61). Husband of Jessie Catherine Kennedy, of 10/118, Long Acre, London. Served in the Zulu War (1879) and the Boer War with 17th Lancers. Quarter Master Captain King's Colonials 1905, Quarter Master and Honorary Major KEH 1911. Awarded 1911 Coronation Medal. Buried in STREATHAM CEMETERY, UK.

KENNEDY-BOUCH, W. 11. Serjeant. Served in the King's Colonials as a Private and pre-war KEH. Awarded the Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal 1/04/1912. Named in a photograph taken at the Sidcup camp in 1902 (Old Comrades Association Bulletin, No. 8, 1940).

KENT, William Arthur. 374. Acting Serjeant. Enlisted in Liverpool and entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded Military Medal (London Gazette 23/07/1919) for action at the bridges at Maffle and Attre on 10/11/1918. Discharged 10/12/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

KERNAHAN, Cyril C. 1435. Private KEH. Enlisted 29/01/1916 and discharged 30/12/1917. Re-enlisted Canadian Light Horse 1/12/1917 as Private 229464. Born in 1887 in Canada. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

KERR, Horatio Nelson. Lieutenant KEH. Trooper Life Guards 3635. Enlisted 7/12/1914. Entered France 13/08/1915. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant, KEH. Born in Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland in 1896 and died 17/03/1968 in Saanich, British Columbia. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from London, England.

KERR, James (Jim). 379. Corporal. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 13/01/1920. Entitled to 1914/5 Star trio. Portrait photograph circa 1914 as a Private (courtesy of Peter Nemaric).  

KERR, Louis William Howard. Born on 25 November 1894, the son of Captain W. R. Kerr and educated at Lower Canada College, Montreal and later Trinity College, Cambridge. While still in Canada he was awarded with the Royal Canadian Humane Association Medal, with Bravery suspension, for rescuing Effie Dunlop from drowning at Caribou Lake in July 1909. Enlisting with King Edward's Horse in 1913, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant with the Cheshire Yeomanry in 1914 and transferred to the 11th Hussars in 1915. Kerr joined the Regiment in France in February 1916 and was with them when they were transferred to Egypt in 1919. He was appointed A.D.C. to Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent - the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland - from 1921-22. Appointed Equerry to H.R.H. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester in 1924, he remained with him for some time, notably joining the Garter Mission to Japan in 1929 and the visit to Australasia in 1934-35. On the outbreak of the Second World War, Kerr joined the Duke as his Personal Assistant during the Battle of France. At this time the Duke was serving as the Chief Liaison Officer to Lord Gort, the G.O.C. of the British Expeditionary Force. This appointment was not without its dangers as the Duke himself was almost killed during bombing raids more than once. Returning to Britain as the Blitz began he is reported to have said: 'Wherever I went or had been, I was bombed.' Kerr was appointed Chief of Staff for the Duke as he began a programme of tours and visits to various locations, notably the Middle East, India and Ceylon. Later they were attached to American Forces in France, Belgium and Holland. After long and faithful service Kerr retired in 1950. He died on 11 July 1977. The superb mounted group of sixteen miniature dress medals worn by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir H. Kerr, K.C.V.O., C.M.G., O.B.E., 11th Hussars. Royal Victorian Order, Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Civil Division, Badge, silver-gilt; British War and Victory Medals; Territorial Force War Medal 1914-19; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Coronation 1953; Belgium, Kingdom, Order of Leopold, with Swords, silver and enamel, mounted as worn, in a Spink & Son case, sold together with his Royal Canadian Humane Association Medal engraved 'Awarded to Howard Kerr, for Courage in the rescue of Effie Dunlop from drowning at Caribou Lake, July 1909', besides another unnamed example of similar type. K.C.V.O. London Gazette 10 June 1948. C.M.G. London Gazette 2 April 1935. O.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1923. Accompanying photograph of his medals courtesy of Spink, London.

KERSLEY, John T. 434. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 14/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

KESTEVEN-BALSHAW, Newton. Private. Entered 31/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (Dec 1914) then Captain, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. KIA 13/04/1918. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Born in 1893 in Crawley, Hampshire, England. His Mother Mrs. Kesteven-Balshaw applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Toronto, Canada.                   

KEYS, John Hunt. 1602. Private. 2nd Troop, 'C' Squadron. Transferred to Rifle Brigade S/29116 Dec 1916. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment 3/08/1917. Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1881, claimed British War and Victory Medals in 1920 from Bengalla, New South Wales in 1920.

KIBBLE, Sydney George. 1228. Serjeant then Acting Warrant Officer Class 2. Born in Redfern, New South Wales on 19/05/1876, educated at Hawkesbury Agricultural College and was a grazier at Mt Tambourine in Queensland. He served as Private 122 in the 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry and saw service in the 2nd Boer War having enlisted on 1/01/1900 in Brisbane. He sailed to South Africa on the 13/01/1900 aboard the S.S. Maori King. He transferred to the Transvaal Mounted Police on the 19/06/1900 and returned to Australia on 3/05/1901 and was discharged 17/05/1901. He enlisted in the KEH on the 11/08/1915 and was in 1st Section of the 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron in June 1917.  He was shot and wounded in the knee by a sniper at Pilkem Ridge, Passchendaele on 31/07/1917 and discharged physically unfit on 6/10/1917. Awarded Silver War Badge 304,165. He died of natural causes in Battersea, London in March 1944. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Photograph in the uniform of the King Edward's Horse from "The Australasian Traveller" dated 4/03/1916.  Courtesy of the State Library of Queensland and biographical information from the Virtual War Memorial, Sydney https://vwma.org.au/explore/people/786363.  

KIFF, Charles. D/19860. Acting Corporal, 3rd Dragoon Guards D/19860 then transferred as Acting Corporal, KEH D/19860 then Acting Corporal, Company of Dragoons D/19860. Discharged 13/03/1919. Born 27/08/1897 in Lambeth, Surrey, England and died 28/06/1995 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. At age 97 in 1995 Charles would have been last surviving member of the KEH. Portrait photograph as a policeman wearing his British War and Victory Medal ribbons courtesy of Ancestry.

KILBY, Haniel Haddon. 1187. Private. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 15/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment 19/02/1916. later Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire in Oct 1889 and died 18/05/1955 in Concord, New South Wales, Australia. Wing Commander Kilby, who came to Melbourne shortly after World War I to establish the first school of aeronautics at Point Cook for the Australian Flying Corps. Shortly before the armistice he joined the Royal Flying Corps. Wing Commander Kilby was on the personal staff of the Prince of Wales during his Australian tour and later became ADC to the Governor General. At the outbreak of World War II he was put in charge of the RAAF Training School at Victor Harbor in South Australia, and later held commands in various States. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Melbourne, Australia.

KILLICK, Henry T. D/17151. Private KEH. Transferred from 1st Dragoons as Private D/17151 then Private, D17151, Company of Dragoons. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

KIMBER, Cyril H. C. D/18315. Private KEH. Transferred from Light Dragoons as Private, D/18315, then transferred as Private, D/18315 Company of Dragoons. KIA 25/03/1918. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

KINDER, Thomas Harry. Captain. Son of Harry Allen Kinder and Emily Kinder, of Remuera, Auckland. Educated at Wanganui Collegiate. ""Now officially reported killed in action, was Head Prefect for the first term of 1912. He came in September, 1904, and gained a considerable reputation for his athletic ability before leaving. He was Captain of the Fifteen in 1911, a year to be remembered in the annals of School football. In company with a number of boys who left at the same time, he went to Caius College, Cambridge, where on the outbreak of war he enlisted in King Edward’s Horse. Learning that they were ordered to Egypt, and being anxious to go over to France, he was transferred to the 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]). Born in 1892. Thiepval Memorial, Authuile, Somme, France. Memorial plaque, St Mark's Anglican Church, 95 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM. This biography was transcribed, researched and written by Margaret Nash of Panmure Branch of NZSG. Following portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919 in the uniform of the Suffolk Regiment.

KING, Alfred Nelson. 230. Private. Entered France May 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant "C" Battery, 52nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. KIA 10/05/1916. Buried in RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, Belgium. A Rhodes scholar at Oxford in 1912 from McGill University, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and saw service in the KEH pre-war with University Troop.

KING, Bernard Lovelace Henham. 959. Private. Entered France 17/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain, Royal Engineers 29/10/1915. Born 4/02/1884 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales and died 28/09/1939 in Bethnal Green, London, England. Worked pre- and post-war on Federated Malay States Railway as an engineer. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph in Royal Engineers uniform available.

KING, F. M. 882. Private. Entered France 1/06/1915. Transferred as Private, Military Foot Police P16854. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

KING, Leonard Walter. 385. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Entered France 2/06/1915. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal as Acting Serjeant attached to IV Corps HQ (London Gazette 3/06/1919). Discharged 25/11/1920. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

KING, William. 1412. Private. Discharged 28/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

KINGS, Francis Charles. 1355. Private. Enlisted 18/11/1915 and discharged 30/08/1918 as physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 8290. Suffered gun shot wound to the head at the defense of Vieille Chapelle. Born 1891. Prior service with 3rd South African Mounted Rifles in German South Africa after service with Natal Police. Awarded British War and Victory Medals.

KINHEAD, Charley Laurence. 1126. Private. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 441750. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals with British War Medal being re-issued due to loss of the original in 1936.

KINSEY, Thomas F. 2120. Corporal. Transferred as Corporal, Labour Corps 515083. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

KIRBY, George N. 1628. Private. Reported MIA at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 13/03/1919. Resided in Liverpool post-war and died Dec 1960. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

KIRBY, Lewis. 1059. Private. Entered France 28/07/1915. Discharged 27/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

KIRBY, William Claude. Serjeant Major in 1908 and promoter of the King's Colonial Lodge. Served from 1915. Chairman of the Chelsea Football Club 1905-35. Born on 7/02/1868, resided in Fulham, London and died 24/10/1935.

KINSMORE, Samuel Lincoln. 1122. Corporal KEH. Discharged 5/04/1919. Born 10/10/1869 in Bright, Victoria, Australia and died 10/10/1948 in Thurrock, Essex, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. His brother Edwin Kinsmore born 1871 in Bright, Victoria, Australia and KIA 8/06/1917 as Private 1489, 35th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces in West Flanders and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

KIRKWOOD, John Michael. 2194. Private KEH. Enlisted 4/07/1918 and discharged 9/11/1918 as medically unfit. Born in 1896 and died on 22/03/1919. Buried in TOTTENHAM CEMETERY, UK. Awarded Silver War Badge 107,480. No Great War Medal entitlement as did not serve overseas.

KNAPP, Wynford W. 1940. Private. 'B' Squadron. Reported MIA at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 11/01/1919. From Natal, South Africa. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals

KOCK, Johannes Hendricus Lambertus. 706. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Transferred as a Private, 6th Dragoon Guards D/35226 then Private, Corps of Dragoons. Born 18/03/1876 in Potchefstroom, North West, South Africa and died 29/12/1930 in Harrismith, Free State, South Africa. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

KOEKKOEK, Patrick Robert. Pre-WW1 service KEH. Served with 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Photographs he took in WW1 are in the National Army Museum collection.

KOYD, John W. R. 1410. Serjeant KEH. Transferred to Royal Engineers 201663 then Serjeant, Royal Engineers WR2963. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

KRO(U)GH, Henry (Shorty) Charles. 1377. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Born in 1896 in Napier, New Zealand. Awarded Military Medal as a Lance Corporal for actions at Vieille Chapelle in Nov 1918. Discharged 19/10/1919. Died 3/06/1967 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Awarded British War and Victory Medals. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

KUYS, Andrew James Lambert. 1438. Private. Enlisted 24/01/1916. Entered France 7/06/1916. Promoted to Lance Corporal 2/05/1916 then Corporal 5/05/1916. Discharged 5/03/1918 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 426407. Born 24/07/1894 in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior service with South African Mounted Rifles from 1914-1916. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

KYLE, Thomas. 2086. Private. Discharged 16/01/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals which were not applied for and were returned to be destroyed.