KC/KEH 'L'


LACEY, Lewis L. Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant. 'C' Squadron. Lived in Argentina and a champion polo player. Attended third re-union 1945.

LADE, Allan Wettenhall. 710. Corporal. 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 11/08/1915 later Lieutenant. Brother of Sam Wade 711. Born 27/03/1890 in Ringarooma, Tasmania, Australia the son of John Harvey Lade Snr. and Mrs Edith Maria Warde Wettenhall (nee Wilks) and died 12/07/1974 at Balnarring Beach, Victoria.

LADE, John Harvey (Sam). 711. Private. 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry 14/08/1916 attached to 1/5th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment. Brother of Allan Wade 710. Died of Wounds 5/10/1917. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

LAHEE, Herbert M. 669. Private, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps 111992

LAING, George MacDonald. 824. Private. Enlisted 14/12/1914. Discharged as physically unfit 16/04/1917. Awarded Silver War Badge 174,440 and served in France. 1914-15 Star (824 PTE. G.M. LAING. K. EDW. H.) and Victory Medal (824 PTE. G.M. LAING. K. EDW. H.) sold in the US by eMedals Inc.

LAMB, George E. 2089. Private

LAMB, Harold Benjamin. 22. Squadron (Staff) Serjeant Major. Served pre-war KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant 22/10/1915 and Temporary Captain 24/10/1917 with the Army Service Corps Entered France Jan 1917. Awarded Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal 1/07/1913. Born Turnham Green, Middlesex, England on 3/06/1883 and died in Manly, New South Wales, Australia on 6/07/1939. Awarded British War and Victory medals as a Captain in the Army Service Corps. Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal held in a private collection in Australia.

LAMB, James Eclysse. 2141. Corporal

LAMBOURNE, Thomas. 1132. Private

LAMPINEN, Constantine Richard. 1669. Private

LANCE, Edwin Christopher. A Great War Distinguished Service Order (DSO) group of seven awarded to Captain E. C. Lance, Somerset Light Infantry, late King Edward’s Horse and West Yorkshire Regiment, who was twice honoured by Franco for his part in rescuing a hundred nationalists in the Spanish Civil War: high on the republicans’ wanted list as “The Man in the Tartan Jacket”, Lance was eventually captured by them and sentenced to death, but ultimately lived to tell the tale after 15 months of hellish imprisonment - an extraordinary story vividly retold by C. E. Lucas Phillips in The Spanish Pimpernel. DSO, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel; 1914-15 Star (17929 L. Cpl. E. C. Lance, W. York. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt. E. C. Lance); Russia, Order of St. Anne, Third Class breast badge, with swords, bronze-gilt and enamel, unmarked; Spain, Order of the Yoke and Arrows, fascist regime issue, breast badge, gilt and enamel, with clasp, ‘Christopher Lance’, in its case of issue; Spain, City of Madrid, Presentation Gold Medal, in its fitted Juan Feu, Madrid case of issue, together with related miniature dress medals including Russian Order of St. Anne, with swords, in silver-gilt and enamel,the fascist piece extremely rare, so, too, the D.S.O. to such a junior officer. D.S.O. London Gazette 26 September 1917: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was the only officer left of his battalion when the final objective was reached. Both flanks of his battalion were exposed and they were almost surrounded by the enemy. Thereupon he skillfully withdrew his men from a difficult position to a strong one 200 yards in the rear, checked the advance of the enemy, and held on under intense artillery fire until relieved two days later. The sound tactics, cool judgement and the daring example which he set his men undoubtedly secured a very important position.’ Edwin Christopher Lance was born in Taunton, Somerset in June 1893, and was educated at Lancing College prior to enlisting in King Edward’s Horse in December 1912. Advanced to Corporal in January 1915, he deserted shortly afterwards, his father later stating in a letter to the authorities that he did not wish to disclose the reasons for his son’s sudden departure - instead he confirmed that Lance had enlisted in the West Yorkshire Regiment at York a few days later, which, after further investigation, proved entirely true. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in May 2011.

LA NAUZE, Brazil W. 491. Private. 'B' Squadron. Private Royal Engineers 198926. Discharged 16/02/1919. Served pre-war KEH. Died in 1968. Portrait photograph in Figure 136. 

LANDON, John Robert. Sapper, Captain Royal Warwickshire Regiment

LANE, Marshall. 2160. Ex-2nd Dragoon Guards and saw service in India. Private KEH then Fitter Tank Corps 35280.

LANGDON, John Stafford. 911. Private KEH.  'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers. KIA 24/10/1918. Buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France. Born 1887 the son of John Harris Langdon and Elizabeth Louisa Langdon of Hill View, Barnstaple, Devon, England.  1914/15 Star named to K. Edw. H. and British War Medal and Victory Medal named to Royal Engineers. 1914/15 Star and Victory Medals sold on eBay UK in 2011 with photograph available.   

LANGE, John Arthur. 1352. Trumpeter. John Arthur Lange was born in Lambeth, Surrey 21st February 1899, the 1911 census records he is a scholar residing with his father Arthur a Restaurant Carver, mother Alice and three sisters at 10 Pawsons Road, West Croydon, Surrey. Attesting for the 1st King Edward’s Horse in London 29th November 1915 he stated his occupation as Accountant and age as 16 years 10 months. Serving in France after January 1916, he was admitted to the Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington 19th October 1917 suffering from debility and pyrexia of unknown origin, the result of service in France. In December 1917 he is recorded as serving Dublin and does not appear to have returned to active service. Discharged at the end of hostilities, the 1939 Register records he is a Commercial Traveller residing with his wife Winifred at 243 Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middlesex, he died in Poole, Dorset in 1985 aged 86 years. British War and Victory Medals sold by J. Collins Medals, UK in February 2020.

LANGE, Marc. 1094. Private KEH. Royal Fusiliers G/59466, Private 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment G/26244, Sapper Royal Engineers 361856 with Field Survey Corps. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad 29/07/1887 and left Trinidad for UK before 18/10/1915. Living in Trinidad in 1946.

LANGLOIS, Wilfred S. 1371. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40578

LANGRISH, Ernest. 464. Serjeant

LANGSHAW, Frank. 23075. Private, Private Labour Corps

LATREILLE, Leonard. 268. Private in a photograph at KEH Colchester Camp 1911 see Figure 61. Commissioned 16th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 1/01/1916. Captain Labour Corps

LAURENSON, D. G. Warrant Officer Class 1, Serjeant. 7/77. Canterbury Mounted Rifles named to this unit on 1914/15 Star. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in KEH. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 and repatriated 13/12/1918. 1914/15 Star in a private collection in 2017.

LAVERS, H. H. 6. Lance Corporal. Awarded Coronation medal 1911 as a Private (Trooper). Became an Infantry Officer and served in France. Possibly with Royal West Kent Regiment as a Lieutenant.

LAW, Archibald Abram. 1736. Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers, Captain Cheshire Regiment

LAW, Ernest. 1431. Private, Serjeant 11th Battalion Tank Corps 300520. KIA 27/09/1918.

LAWRANCE, Frederick E. 1924. Private, Private Army Pay Corps 17080

LAWRENCE, Dennis H. 1422. Private, Private Tank Corps 112024

LAWRENCE, Douglas. 883. Private KIA 9/04/18. Born in UK. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

LAWRENCE, Frederick John. Major F. J. Lawrence, King Edward’s Horse and Machine Gun Corps, late Rhodesian Field Force. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia (Lieut., Rhod. F.F.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Capt., Rhodesian F.F.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.). He served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Monmouthshire Militia, 1891-95. In the Boer War he was served a Lieutenant with the Rhodesian Field Force from 7 March 1900 to 29 June 1901, at which date he was promoted to Captain (Acting Press Censor) and served with the Press Censors Department in Capetown and East London until 20 September 1902. In the Great War he was appointed a Lieutenant in King Edward’s Horse on 10 August 1914, being promoted to Captain and entering the France/Flanders theatre of war on 4 May 1915. In his papers he states he received an eye injury from a shell explosion when in the trenches on 23 May 1915. Promoted to Major on 17 April 1917; he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 4 August 1917. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in December 2006

LAWRENCE, Honourable Herbert Alexander. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel/Temporary Brigadier General. Colonel Lawrence had seen prior service in the 17th Lancers and was the son of Lord Lawrence, Viceroy of India and was the second Commanding Officer of the King's Colonials from 19th April 1904 until April 1909 (Portrait photograph Figure 12).

LAWS, Arnold Alfred. 853. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). Enlisted in the KEH having sailed to London from Shanghai on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914. Served in the Shanghai Municipal Police 1912-14. Entered France 22/04/1915. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant KEH. Transferred to the Corps of Dragoons as SQMS D/24573. Born 19/12/1888 in Litcham, Norfolk, England and died on 11/05/1946 in Dereham, Norfolk, England.

LAWSON, Ernest J. 1472. Private

LAYLAND, Thomas Dawson. 1232. Captain. British War and Victory Medals (Capt.). Born on 14/02/1874. As a Private in King Edward’s Horse he entered France on 4/04/1915. Commissioned into the Dorset Yeomanry on 2/02/1916. Later served as a Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) with the South Lancashire Regiment. Post war he lived in British Columbia. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK, November 2015).

LEACH, James L. D/17066. Private. Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons

LEAKE, Edward (Ned) J. 1220. Serjeant 'A' Squadron. Born in Warnambool, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Leslie. Enlisted 11/08/1915 and awarded the Military Medal, French Croix de Guerre and the French Medaile Militaire as a Lance Serjeant. Posted to the Reserve 5/04/1919. Photograph of Serjeant Leake mounted 5/11/15 (Courtesy Great War Forum).

LEAKE, Leslie 1221. Serjeant. Born in 1894, brother of Edward. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Posted to the Reserve 5/4/19.

LEARED, Frank Harvey.1443. Private. Died of Wounds (KIA on MIC and Medal Rolls) 09/04/1918 aged 42 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle near Hazebrouck, Lys. Born 2/11/1876. Polo player from Argentina with Lewis Lacey. Son of Mr. R. H. Leared and Mrs. S. M. Leared of Glenville, Wexford, Ireland. Buried in HAVERSKERQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on Watford Borough Roll of Honour. Entitled to British War and Victory medals.

LEAP, George F. 685. Private

LEEVES, Henry. 361. Lance Corporal. Enlisted 11/11/1913, promoted to Lance Corporal 23/01/1915 and discharged 5/07/1915, did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 84141 due to illness. Born in 1886 in England.

LEGGETT, Cecil 195. Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps, WO Class 2 Labour Corps 414290

LETHBRIDGE, Patrick Lionel. South African. Private KEH, Captain 7th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. KIA 25/09/1915 Loos.

LEVETT, Emet Frank. 1749. Private. Enlisted 24/07/1915 and discharged 29/06/1917 as medically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 228677 and did not serve overseas.

LEWIS, Harry. 2102. Private. Enlisted 25/02/1918 and discharged 14/11/1918.

LEWIS, L. C. 117. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal July 1917.

LEWIS, Reginald Cameron. 307. Private, Captain Royal Berkshire Regiment

LEWIS, Wilfred. 1134. Private. Died of wounds after an operation in Manchester 18 September 1915. Buried in Liverpool Kirkdale cemetery (Headstone photograph courtesy of Tony Brown). Commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. 

LEWIS, William T. 1894. Acting Serjeant Royal Engineers 238524, Acting Serjeant KEH, Acting Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/553458

LIDDIARD Arthur. 1328. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40577, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
LIDDLE, . Private. King's Colonials 1904. Photograph see Figure 53.

LIGHTBOUND, Austin. 9. Serjeant 'A' Squadron. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment 12/03/1916 later Captain. Entered France 1/06/1915. Mentioned in Despatches 4/01/1917. Invalided out of service. Born in New Zealand. Commemorated on the Merseyside Roll of Honour and Auckland Online Cenotaph.

LILLEY, George. 832. Private. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 22/05/1916 due to sickness.

LINDOP, Erskine Vernon Augustine. 891. Private, Lieutenant Indian Army of Reserve Officers

LINDSAY, William K. 1451. Private. Private Royal Engineers WR/215422, Sapper Royal Engineers 338724

LING, Graham Fergus. Lieutenant, Captain, Mentioned in Despatches. Died in service from pneumonia in Northampton, UK. 16/12/1918 aged 35. Son of Christopher and Sarah Ling. Born at Wetheral and attended Bradfield School, Berkshire, UK. Served in the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps). Buried in WETHERAL CEMETERY, UK. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

LINTON, E. Gordon Lieutenant, Captain. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

LITTLE, Edwin Charles. 1971. Private. Enlisted 4/06/1916 and discharged 13/03/1918 Awarded Silver War Badge 394496 and did not serve overseas.

LIVINGSTONE, Duncan T. 1332. Serjeant

LIVINGSTONE, Robert D. 1936. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61201

LLOYD, Henry. 1719. Private, Private Army Service Corps MR/47663, M/354264

LOADER, Ernest. 976. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Sniper at La Bourse 18/03/1916. Discharged 26/04/1919 from Trench Mortar Battery. From Australia.

LOCATELLI, Richard. 1569. Acting Corporal, Acting Corporal Royal Fusiliers G/95484, Acting Corporal Royal Munster Fusiliers G/40251

LOCK, Lambert E. 1670. Private

LOOKER, Ernest J. 1698. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61224

LOUDON, Geoffrey Marcus. 884. Private, Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment

LOUGH, Thomas J. 2015. Private Royal Fusiliers 59463, Private Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 35185, Private KEH, Private East Surrey Regiment 26295

LOUW, Marthias B. 655. Corporal

LOWE, John W. 199. Private, Private Labour Corps 580504

LOWE, Rupert 1943. Served as Lance Corporal, 552, 4th Victorian Mounted Rifles in Boer War before King Edward's Horse. Australian from Geelong. Saw service with Citizen's Military Forces in WW2. Died 22 July 1965 aged 86. Further details in an article by Peter Nemaric: 'Sabretache': XLI, 8-14, March 2000.

LOWE, William George. 972. Corporal. 1st Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron until June 1917. Wounded at Passchendaele July 1917. With 'A' Squadron when KIA 09/04/1918 aged 31 at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Born 2/11/1887 the son of George and Jane Lowe, of Lurgan House, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE and photograph of headstone available.

LOWRY, William J. 1885. Private, Private Hussars 80653, Private Royal Engineers 622873

LUCAS, Alymon. Second Lieutenant

LUCAS, Frederick J. 648. Lance Corporal KEH. Private Corps of Hussars 80211, Private 13th Hussars 535929. Entered France 21/04/1915. Noted as being an Australian and wounded at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 with head arm and leg shrapnel and gunshot wounds. Noted as serving as a Private in 13th Hussars in Jan 1920 in medal roll. Mentioned in Van Agnew's book 'Memoirs of a Veteran Volunteer'.

LUCAS, Herbert. 647. Private

LUCAS, Robert. 2159. Private

LUCK, Albert P. 1619. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61275

LUDLOW, Edgar. 1192. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61243, Lieutenant Royal Air Force

LUDLOW, Frank. 1849. Acting Corporal, Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment

LUKEY, G. E. 26. Staff Serjeant Major

LUSHER, Sidney P. 956. Private 1st Troop 'A' Squadron. Lived Ontario, Canada in 1965.

LUTTMAN, Henry C. 1278. Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps 111989.

LYNCH William 1532 Private, Private Tank Corps 302808, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39912, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40579.

LYON, Harry. 817. Private, Private Labour Corps 421711

LYONS, Harold Marsh Lyle. 402. Private 'A' Squadron KEH. Commissioned as a Lieutenant Cheshire Yeomanry 28/2/17 and rose to rank of Lieutenant Colonel.