LACEY, Lewis Lawrence. Lieutenant KEH. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 12/04/1917 and returned to England 26/06/1918. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 17/02/1887. Lived in Argentina and was a champion polo player. Attended third South American KEH re-union 1945. Died Nov 1966 in Hurlington, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The main field at the Hurlington Polo Club in Buenos Aires is named after him and his name is recorded in the US Polo Hall of Fame. His younger brother William George Lacey was KIA with the Royal Flying Corps in Nov 1918. Lewis was awarded the British War and Victory Medals and his Medal Index Card notes that they were issued 23/08/1961. Photograph shown of him as a polo player.
LADE, Allan Wettenhall. 710. Corporal KEH. 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. 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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Portrait photograph shown on the accompanying page.
LADE, John Harvey (Sam). 711. Private KEH. 'C' Squadron. 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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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. Discharged 2/07/1919. Resided in South Africa after the Great War. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals
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 C. 2141. Corporal. Born in Salisbury, Rhodesia and died there in Feb 1953. Home service with no Great War Medal entitlement.
LAMBOURNE, Thomas. 1132. Private. Discharged 12/04/1919. Born 29/11/1896 in Poplar, Middlesex and died 7/04/1923 in Islington, Middlesex. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
LAMPINEN, Constantine Richard. 1669. Private KEH. Enlisted 12/10/1916. Discharged 29/06/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 418,298 and discharged due to sickness. Born in 1892. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
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.
LANE, Marshall. 2160. Private KEH. Enlisted 1/06/1918. Discharged 31/03/1920. Re-enlisted 17/11/19121 and discharged 16/11/1923. Prior service with 2nd Dragoon Guards in India. Fitter, Tank Corps 35280 included in service history. Born in 1887 in Grantham, Lincolnshire and died in 1958 in Watford, England. No WW1 service medal entitlement.
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.
LANGRISH, Ernest. 464. Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 26/07/1916 at end of term of engagement as Warrant Officer Class 2. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LANGSHAW, Frank. 1390. Private KEH. Enlisted 6/01/1915. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps, 230752. Discharged 16/08/1917 due to sickness. Born in 1892. Awarded Silver War Badge 260009. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LATREILLE, Leonard. 268. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned 16th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 1/01/1916. Transferred to 14th Reserve Cavalry Regiment in early 1916 and then to the 15th Hussars until Apr 1917. He was then posted with the Labour Corps as Captain to S2 Prisoner of War Company and finished the war as Adjutant at the POW Base at Havre. Named in a photograph at KEH Colchester Camp 1911 see Figure 61. Born 25/09/1892 in Limehouse, London, England and died 29/11/1982 on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from London with Star named to KEH and British War and Victory Medals named to Labour Corps.
LAURENSON, Daniel George. Warrant Officer Class 1 KEH. Serjeant, 7/77. Canterbury Mounted Rifles named to this unit on 1914/15 Star now in a private collection (sold in 2017). 1914/15 Star to 7/77 WO1 D. G. LAURENSON, N.Z.E.F. sold in New Zealand by Military Memorabilia together with a 9ct gold fob with ferns & crossed rifles on the obverse, the reverse engraved ‘IN RECOGNITION OF LIEUT. D.G. LAURENSEN’S SERVICE TO THE EMPIRE IN WAR WITH CENTRAL POWERS, 1914-18 FROM PT. PT. PATRIOTIC SOCIETY ‘, an 8th Southland MR cap badge (missing lugs), a KEH hat badge, NZMR brass shoulder title & brass number ‘8’. Daniel George Laurenson, enlisted Canterbury Mounted Rifles on 14/08/1914, embarked Wellington 16/10/1914 with the Main Body, served in Egypt, posted to England 18/08/1916, posted to No.2 Cavalry Cadet Squadron, Kildare, Ireland on 1/09/1916, Commissioned Lieutenant in the KEH in the U.K and was discharged from the NZEF 13/01/1917, saw service at Passchendaele, and later in Italy with XIth Corps, returning to France in March 1918. During the German offensive on the Channel Ports in 1918, the Regiment was put in on 9 April, to stiffen the right of the Portuguese Division. When the regiment reached the position, it was found to be unoccupied and for 10 hours the KEH took the brunt of the German offensive. They fought a German Division at short range, unsupported by any British Artillery for eight hours, that enabled the British Division to fill the gap. When the Infantry withdrew across the La Bassee Canal, the Regiment were ordered to save three threatened bridges. The KEH drove the Germans from the bridge they were to hold and on 11th April they were instructed to blow up the bridge when they found themselves completely surrounded. In the four days of fighting the regiment, 450 strong, had 10 officers & 150 other ranks killed. To save further casualties, the regiment surrendered, and Lieutenant Laurenson found himself to be a Prisoner of War. He was held at a camp in Pforzheim in Germany and was repatriated to England on 3/12/1918. Laurenson was issued the 1914/15 Star on 16/05/1922 but does not appear to have ever been issued the 1914/18 War & Victory Medals which were supposed to be issued in the UK. Born 17/09/1891 at Pleasant Point, New Zealand and died 2/06/1961 at Wanganui, New Zealand. Accompanying image of medal and badges sold courtesy of Military Memorabilia.
LAVERS, H. H. 6. Lance Corporal KEH. 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 Abraham. 1736. Private KEH. Entered France 28/07/1915. Transferred as a Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61305 then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain, Cheshire Regiment. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio all named to Northumberland Fusiliers from Pretoria, South Africa
LAWRANCE, Frederick E. 1924. Private. Transferred as Private, Army Pay Corps 17080. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
LAWRENCE, Douglas John. 883. Private. Entered France 22/04/15. KIA 9/04/18 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle. Born 24/05/1874 in Islington, London, Middlesex the son of Frank Thomas Lawrence and Isabella Campbell. Name commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. A brother Corporal Frank David Lawrence, 202054, 2/4th Battalion, The Queen's Regiment was born 20/02/1879 and DoW received at Parcy Tigny, France on 30/07/1918. Douglas entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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. 1923. Private. Entered Balkans 7/08/1915 as Private, 1472, 1/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Discharged term of engagement 3/03/1916 and enlisted KEH. Discharged from KEH 5/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LAYLAND, Thomas Dawson. 1232. Private KEH. 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. Born on 14/02/1874. Post war he lived in British Columbia. British War and Victory Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK, November 2015).
LEACH, James L. D/17066. Private KEH. Transferred to KEH from 1st Dragoons as Private D/17066 then transferred to Corps of Dragoons as Private D/17066. Discharged 10/12/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
LEAKE, Edward (Ned) John. 1220. Acting Serjeant 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 11/08/1915. Awarded the Military Medal, French Croix de Guerre and the French Medaile Militaire as a Lance-Serjeant. Discharged 5/04/1919. Born in Ellerslie, near Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia and died in 1968 in Malvern, Victoria. Awarded British War and Victory Medals. Brother of Serjeant Leslie Thomas Joseph Leake, 1221, KEH. Photograph of Serjeant Leake mounted on his horse in France 5/11/15 (Courtesy of the Great War Forum) portrait photograph of Serjeant Leslie Leake also shown on accompanying page courtesy of Thomas McKernan, descendant.
LEAKE, Leslie Thomas Joseph. 1221. Serjeant. Enlisted 11/08/1915. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for actions during the advance on Lille in Oct 1918 up until the cessation of hostilities. Posted to the Reserve 5/4/19. Born in 1894 in Mailors Flat, Victoria, Australia and died in Boorowa, New South Wales on 1/04/1923. Awarded British War and Victory Medals. Brother of Acting Serjeant Edward (Ned) John Leake, 1220, KEH. Photograph of Serjeant Leslie Leake shown on accompanying page courtesy of Thomas McKernan, descendant.
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. Richard H. Leared and Mrs. Sarah M. Leared of Glenville, Wexford, Ireland. Buried in HAVERSKERQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on Watford Borough Roll of Honour and the Wexford St. Iberius Church WW1 Memorial. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Brother Major Paul Lupus Leared, Croix de Guerre born 22/07/1880 in Glenville, Wexford of the 7th Battalion, Gurkha Rifles KIA 7/03/1918 in Iraq. Husband of Jessie Kathleen Leared of 6 Gillsland Road, Edinburgh. Mentioned in the London Gazette 1910. Served in the South African War.
LEAP, George Frank. 685. Private KEH. Enlisted 13/11/1914 and entered France 21/04/1915. Sustained gun shot wound to the left hand 28/07/1917 requiring hospitalisation. Discharged 23/02/1919. Prior service as Private 4797, 44th (Suffolk) Company, 12th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901. Born in 1879 in Darlington and died 2/08/1954 in Bulawayo, Rhodesia. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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. No Great War Service Medal entitlement.
LETHBRIDGE, Patrick Lionel. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. KIA 25/09/1915 Loos. Born in South Africa. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LEVETT, Emet Frank. 1749. Private. Enlisted 24/07/1915 and discharged 29/06/1917 as medically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 228677. No medal entitlement as did not serve overseas.
LEWIS, Harry. 2102. Private. Enlisted 25/02/1918 and discharged 14/11/1918. Born in 1893. Awarded Silver War Badge B107481. No medal entitlement as did not serve overseas.
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. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment 23/12/1914. Entered France 24/04/1915. KIA 1/07/1916 aged 27. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, France. His father Professor Charles Lewis applied for his 1914/15 Star trio from Cape Town, South Africa.
LEWIS, Wilfred. 1134. Private. Died of wounds after an operation in Manchester 18/09/1915. Buried in Liverpool Kirkdale cemetery (Headstone photograph courtesy of Tony Brown). Commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour.
LIDDIARD, Arthur. 1328. Private KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40577 the commissioned as Second Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps on 24/09/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio named to Lancashire Fusiliers from Streatham, London.
LIDDLE, . Private. King's Colonials in 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. Awarded Silver War Badge 240609. Invalided out of service. Born in New Zealand. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from "The Beeches", Maghull, near Liverpool, England. 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. Awarded Silver War Badge 92291 with no service medal entitlement. Possibly 2KEH as 2KEH noted on the index to his pension record.
LINDOP, Erskine Vernon Augustine. 891. Private KEH. Transferred to 5th Cavalry and then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Born Jan 1892 in Southsea, Hampshire, England, the son of Lieutenant Colonel Lindop and died in 1966 in Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe. His brother Captain Eugene L. Erskine Lindop, Military Cross, 41st Dogras, Indian Army (born 1884) was KIA on 30/01/1916 and buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Erskine applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Durban, South Africa.
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, Esme. Gordon. Captain. 'A' Squadron. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant (London Gazette 2/03/1915). Entered France 2/6/1915. Officer in Charge Hotchkiss gun detachment. Promoted to Lieutenant and then Captain. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant for forward scouting and reporting on any positions (London Gazette 6/07/1918). Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19. Served as a Major in WW2. Born 15/01/1881 in Willesden, Middlesex, England and died Jun 1952 in Wokingham, Berkshire, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Sale, Cheshire, England.
LITTLE, Edwin Charles. 1971. Private KEH. Enlisted 4/06/1916 and discharged 13/03/1918 Awarded Silver War Badge 394496 and did not serve overseas.
LIVINGSTONE, Duncan T. 1332. Serjeant KEH. Discharged 14/12/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
LOADER, Ernest. 976. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Sniper at La Bourse 18/03/1916. Discharged 26/06/1919 from Trench Mortar Battery. From Australia. Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as having served with KEH. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LOCATELLI, Richard Giovanni Mattia Francesco. 1569. Acting Corporal. Attached Intelligence Corps, 5th Army. Transferred as Acting Corporal, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers G/95484 then Acting Corporal, Royal Munster Fusiliers G/40251. Served as a bodyguard to Lloyd George in 1917. Discharged 31/03/1920. Captured in Italy in 1940 as an agent of the British Special Operations Executive. Born in Fulham, London in 1889 and died in New York, USA in 1969. His brother Peter Cyril Francis Locatelli (1923–1941) was lost at sea when his ship "SMS Almeda" was sunk by a U-boat on 17/01/1941. His son Lieutenant Edward Pompeo, Duke of Wellington's Regiment attached to the 2/2nd Battalion, The King's African Rifles was KIA in Eritrea, 27/11/1941. Richard was awarded the British War and Victory Medals with the latter in a private collection. Civilian photograph shown courtesy of Ancestry.
LOCK, Lambert E. 1670. Private KEH. Discharged 22/04/1919. Likely to have been Private L. E. Lock, 571, Johannesburg Mounted Police in the Boer War. And awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
LONG, Thomas. Private. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry not located.
LONGFIELD, Lloyd. Private KEH. Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as having served with KEH. No Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry identified.
LOUDON, Geoffrey Marcus. 884. Private KEH. Entered France Jun 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment 3/10/1915. Born 25/10/1892 in Arundel, East Preston, Sussex, England and died 26/08/1956 in Dorset, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from West Norwood, London, England.
LOUGH, Thomas J. 2015. Private, 2nd Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 35185 then Private, KEH 2015 then 4th Battalion, Private Royal Fusiliers 59463 then Private, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 26295 and Driver, Royal Engineers 624555. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
LOUW, Marthinus Basson. 655. Corporal KEH. 1st Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron, in June 1917. Enlisted 10/11/1914, entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 29/11/1917 physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge B906. Likely to have been Private M. B. Louw, 23 who served with the Paul District Mounted Troops in the Boer War and was awarded the King's South Africa Medal with 1901 clasp. Born in 1886 in South Africa. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LOWE, Rupert 1943. Private KEH. Prior service as Lance Corporal, 552, 4th Victorian Mounted Rifles in Boer War. Australian from Geelong. Rejected due to a knee injury from joining the AIF. Went to England for knee surgery and joined the KEH in Dublin and saw service until the end of the war in France, discharged 17/06/1919. Saw service with Citizen's Military Forces in WW2. Born in Sydney, New South Wales in 1879 and died 22/07/1965 aged 86. Biography detailed in an article by Peter Nemaric: Sabretache: XLI, 8-14, March 2000. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Photo as a Boer War veteran courtesy of Ancestry.
LOWE, William George. 972. Corporal KEH. 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 KEH. Transferred as Private, 11th Hussars 80653 then Private, Royal Engineers 622873. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to Royal Engineers.
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. and wounded at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 with head arm and leg shrapnel and gunshot wounds. Noted as being an Australian from Preston, Victoria in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM. Noted as still serving in 13th Hussars in 1919. Mentioned in Van Agnew's book 'Memoirs of a Veteran Volunteer'. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LUCAS, Herbert. 647. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 5/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LUCAS, Robert. 2159. Private. Discharged 13/09/1918. Applied for British War Medal as sole entitlement from Morocco.
LUCK, Albert P. 1619. Private KEH. Transferred as Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61275
LUKEY, G. E. 26. Staff Serjeant Major KEH.
LUSCHER, (Otto) Sidney P. 956. Private KEH. 1st Troop 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. WIA at defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 22/02/1919. Born in Jul 1891 in Brixton, Derbyshire, England and died in Ontario, Canada in 1965. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
LYONS, Harold Marsh Lyle. 402. Private KEH. 'A' and 'B' Squadrons. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd/1st Cheshire Yeomanry 28/2/17 and rose to rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) in WW2 having attained the rank of Captain in the RASC in 1932. Awarded 1936 Coronation Medal. Africa Star, Defence 39-45 Star and War Medal with Mentioned in Despatches awarded for WW2 service Awarded Territorial Decoration. Born in 1893 in Liverpool, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Wallasey, Cheshire. Medals sold at auction in the UK in 2019.