MACAULAY, Frederick. Charles. 729. Serjeant (posthumously promoted to Lieutenant). 'C' Squadron. Enlisted 30/11/1914 and entered France 22/04/1915. NCO in charge of the Divisional snipers. Killed in action 14/01/1916 from a shrapnel wound at Vaudricourt near Loos and was buried in North Maroc Cemetery, France. The first ‘C’ Squadron man to be killed in action. Went to South Africa in Jan 1896 and joined the Matabele Mounted Police and served during the Matabele Rebellion (Awarded the British South African Company Medal and Clasp for Rhodesia 1896. Served as a District Commissioner in North Rhodesia for 12 years. Name recorded on a commemorative tablet upon the War Memorial, Victoria Falls (Photograph in The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947). Born in Dera Ismail Khan, India on 18/10/1874 and resided at Skelmore, Ayrshire, Scotland. Father Colonel Charles Edward Macaulay late Probyn's Horse. A brother Lieutenant Percy John Frederick Macaulay, Royal Engineers KIA 3/11/1894 in Wana, North West Frontier, India and another Lieutenant Kenneth Zachary Pollock Macaulay, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment DoW 30/01/1900 at Middlebury, Transvaal during the Boer War. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio with Medal Index Card noting medals to be destroyed of deceased men as unclaimed in 1921. Gravestone photograph courtesy Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Civilian portrait photograph courtesy of 'The Sphere' newspaper 26/02/1916.

MACAULIFFE, William. 1932. Private

MacBEAN, Ian Bryce. 121. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned 24/11/1915 as a Second Lieutenant KEH upon return to the Curragh, Ireland. Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Address on Medal Index Card when he applied for 1914/15 Star trio is from the Mercantile Club, Durban, South Africa. Born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England in 1888 the son of John MacBean and Marion Watt (Hendrie) MacBean and emigrated to Australia. Returned to England to enlist from Claremont, Western Australia ('The Daily News' newspaper, Perth, WA 3/02/1916). A brother Second Lieutenant Colin Hendrie MacBean, 10th Australian Light Horse, Mentioned in Despatches was born in 1892 in Fairfield, Victoria but grew up in Claremont was KIA 29/08/1915 at Gallipoli. Photograph of Ian B. MacBean as a Lieutenant shown in Figure 31.

MacCONNAL, Connell. 662. Private, Private Royal Army Service Corps M/40308

MacDONALD, Charles Edward Victor. 617. Private. 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Corporal. Attended third re-union in South America in 1945.

MacDONALD, Hugh. 1286. Private

MacDONALD, John Norman. Major. Sergeant of the Cambridge troop in 1907. Second Lieutenant 'C' Squadron KEH 1910. Major in command of 'B' Squadron during WW1. KEH 1910. Captain in 1915 see Figure 19. Wounded at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Awarded Mentioned in Despatches. Studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Caius College, Cambridge. Born in Australia 8/04/1888 at Woollhara, New South Wales, Australia; married Iris Hughes in Bombay, India on 28/01/1926 and died 2/04/1972 at Eastbourne, England.

MacDONALD, Oscar. 1946. Private. Enlisted 25/05/1916 and discharged 10/10/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 39910.

MacDOUGALL, Thomas M. 990 Private. From New Zealand. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 18th Battalion London Regiment 5/03/1916.

MacEFIELD, Walter. D/8469. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons

MacGILLIVRAY, Henry Alexander. 1948. Private. Enlisted 29/05/1917 and discharged 14/12/1918 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 117129. Born 1893 and served overseas.

MacINTOSH, E. Private. No records identified.

MacINTOSH, Herbert. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the 4th City of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry. Born in Nelson, New Zealand on 2/12/1870 and served with the King’s Colonials from 1902 until 1906 and died in Christchurch on 10/12/1956. He married Alice Maude Barker in 1897 in England and they had two sons. An engineer by profession, he returned to England for a holiday in 1939. SQMS MacIntosh wrote proudly in the King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin in 1946 that he still prized owning his tunic and was disappointed not to be able to wear it and ride in the Procession as part of the Christchurch Centennial Celebrations in 1950 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin. 18: 18, 1951). The Full Dress tunic he wore is shown in Figures 60-66.

MACKAY, Charles Stuart. 289. Private, Lieutenant 3rd/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, Lieutenant, 15th Battalion London Regiment. 1914-15 Star (289 Pte., K. Edw. H.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Lieut.) sold by Dix Noonan Webb, UK at auction in April 2006.

MacKAY, Donald P. 334. Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 111997, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 147831

MACKAY, William David. 369. Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery 24/03/1917. Awarded Special Constabulary Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and 1937 Jubilee Medal. Died Oct 1955. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Catford, London. 1914/15 Star trio, WW2 pair, Jubilee 1937 and LSGC sold on eBay 2013.

MacKENZIE, Ernest. 1232. Private

MACKEY, Robert. 793. Private. Enlisted 3/12/1914 and discharged 26/07/1915 due to sickness and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 19189.

McKEAN, Archibald. 384. Sergeant. From New Zealand and born in 1892. Entered France 22/04/1915. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Rank of Acting Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant on 1914/15 Star trio. Discharged 19/04/19 on an army disability pension. Resided in Queen's Park, Glasgow, Scotland post-war. Name commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

MacKEY, William Graham. 277. Lance Corporal

MacKINNON, Donald. Captain. Served pre-war KEH. 'A, B and C' Squadrons. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant March 1914. Entered France 04/1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 5/06/1915. Attached to 21st London Regiment and sustained shrapnel wound 29/03/1916 and was invalided to England. In 1916-17 he commanded reserve units in Ireland. He returned to France as a captain in 1918 and, following the Armistice, again embarked for Ireland. At All Saints Church, Grangegorman, Dublin, on 12 June 1917 he had married Minella Beatrice Seymour. Discharged 25/03/1919. He was born on 30/04/1892 at Prahran, Melbourne, eldest of six children of Victorian-born parents Donald Mackinnon, barrister, and his wife Hilda Eleanor Marie, née Bunny. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria and New College, Oxford, England 1911-13 and served with the KEH University Troop from 1911. Post-war he lived in England then South America and attended the third KEH re-union there in 1945. Awarded a Companion of the British Empire in 1958 and served as the Australian Ambassador to Brazil in 1957. He died on 2/05/1975 in Terang, Victoria. Photograph as a Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

MacKINTOSH, A. J. Lieutenant. Portrait photograph see Figure 320 Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 117631.

MacKRELL, Henry R. 944. Private

MacLAGAN, William C. 979. Private, Lieutenant London Regiment

MacLEAN, Archibald (Archie). 470. Private. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers on 27/03/1917. KIA 18/08/1918 during the British attempt to capture Hoegenacker. Buried in Borre British Cemetery, France. Born in Portee, Skye in 1894 and worked for Lloyd's Register in London. His mother applied for 1914/15 Star from Broomhill, Glasgow.

MACPHERSON, John. Corporal. Student of University of London.

MacQUEEN, John Norman Reeve. 1891. Serjeant

MacQUINN, Oliver. 1677. Private, Private Labour Corps 515080

MACVEAN, John. 1173. Private

MAISONVILLE, Oliver Francis. 1057. Serjeant, Lieutenant Canadian Expeditionary Force

MALEHAM, Frederick. 1640. Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 304891

MANDERS, George Benjamin. 472. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

MANN, Charles. 570. Saddler. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 9/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

MANN, Hugh H. 1890. Private

MANNING, Norman. 1722. Private, Private Tanks Corps 302798, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61193

MANSFIELD, Wilfred Stephen. Second Lieutenant KEH. Major 8th Hussars. Embarked for France 27/06/1915. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Medals applied for from an address in Cambridge, England in 1921. Born Apr 1894 in Cambridge where he died in Dec 1968.

MARGUTTI, Chartrey Louis Henry. 1076. Private. Enlisted 6/05/1915 and discharged 22/09/1915 due to sickness and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 19192.

MARR, James (Jimmy) Edward. 1511. Corporal. 2nd Section 1st Troop 'C' Squadron. Wounded in the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 23/05/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Born in Cuba and attended re-union in South America in 1946. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

MARRIOT, Charles. 526. Acting Corporal

MARSH, Joseph George. 1374. Private. Enlisted 7/01/1915 and discharged 28/03/1915 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 98006 and did not serve overseas.

MARSHALL, John C. D/16406. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons, Private Army Service Corps ES/50319, Private Scottish Horse 395418

MARSHALL, Julis Thomas. 1704. Serjeant KEH, Transferred as a Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 105385. Discharged 24/03/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medals named to MGC.

MARTIN, Archibald Roland. 1699. Acting Serjeant KEH. Transferred as Acting Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 105386. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medals named to MGC.

MARTIN, Cecil Charles. 1725 Private 2KEH. Transferred as Private 389719 to the 655th Company, Labour Corps in Jul 1917. Enlisted 2KEH 12/07/1915 at Hampton, London. Invalided from France 20/02/1916 with rheumatism. Prior service with New South Wales Imperial Bushmen as Private 818 in the Boer War. Born in Madely, Staffordshire, England 27/12/1874. Travelled to England to enlist from Mudgee, New South Wales on SS 'Mooltan' 27/06/1915. Medals received by his brother 25/08/1921 as Cecil died 24/02/1921.

MARTIN, O. N. 48. Staff Serjeant

MARTIN, William Henry Ernest. 1462. Private, Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment

MARTINGELL, Frederick John. 1610. Wounded at defence of Vieille Chapelle. Discharged 14/02/1919. Born in Kenley Surrey, England and living in Wandsworth, London on 1919 census.


MARTINSON, William Farrell. 860. Private. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted upon return from Shanghai in Dec 1914 on the SS Sawu Maru where he had been employed with the Shanghai Maritime Customs. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 23/01/1916 in the 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in WW2. Born China 1892. Aug 1920 joins Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC) as Company commander and later Adjutant. Married in Sep 1922 in Sussex. His residence at the time was Downpatrick, Co. Down, and his occupation is given as DI Ulster Constabulary. Had four children all born in Northern Ireland. Rejoined the army in 1940 as a Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Lt-Col Martinson died in Mirpur Khas, Sind, Pakistan of chronic malaria on 28/11/1948. Portrait photographs in ADRIC uniform and Essex Regiment in 1945 available online.

MARTYN, Ronald Flower. Private KEH. Born 20/04/1893 in Norfolk, England. Studied at Cambridge University and possible served in pre-war KEH 1912 with University Troop. Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps, Captain Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve). Awarded Italian Medal for Military Valour.

MARQUES, Noble. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with 15th Caribbean Merchants and Planters Contingent. Living in Trinidad in 1946.

MASKELL, Ernest. 1092. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/28056 incomplete

MASON, Charles E. D/17207. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17027

MASON, Ernest George. 739. Private, Captain Royal Berkshire Regiment

MASON, Henry Walter. 1999. Private. Enlisted 16/11/1915 and discharged on medical grounds 10/10/1916. Awarded Silver War Badge 32968.

MASSEY, Walter. 608. Private

MASTERS, Norman E. J. 591. Trumpeter. Entered France 24/05/1915. Discharged 13/02/1919. Noted as attended the last KEH reunion 20/05/1972 by Peter Nemaric

MATHERS, Henry Samuel. 998. Private, Second Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment

MATHEW, Augustus E. 1750. Private

MATHEW, David Hinchey. 920. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

MATTERSON, George Hardwick. 1359. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 7/07/1917 later Lieutenant. Born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on 28/09/1887 and died Sep 1973 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

MATTHEWS, A. E. KEH. Prior service in the Natal rebellion with Royston's Horse and also in German South West Africa, unit unknown. British War and Victory medals held in a private collection in Ireland, 2018. Information courtesy British Medal Forum.

MATTHEWS, Donald M. 1238. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service

MAWDSLEY, Robert. 1283. Private

MAXWELL, A. 2057. Private. Australian. No records identified.

MAXWELL, Lionel George. 1298. Private, Corporal East Lancashire Regiment 30746, Corporal then Second Lieutenant Cheshire Regiment

MAY, Charles Campbell. Captain. Born in Otago, New Zealand in 1889. Served in King's Colonials/KEH 1908-1914. Freemason and member of King's Colonials Lodge, No. 3386. KIA 1/07/1916 with 22nd Battalion (7th City Pals), Manchester Regiment at Mametz at the Battle of the Somme. Mentioned in Dispatches. Only son of Major Charles Edward May, New Zealand Forces and was married to Bessie Maude Earles in 1912 with a baby daughter Maude Pauline May. At the outbreak of war he founded and commanded the Legion of Volunteers in Manchester. Buried at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France. Diary in the Imperial War Museum collection and now published as 'To Fight Alongside Friends'.

MAY, Fred. 549. Private

McALIER, Patrick. 1297. Private 2nd Dragoon Guards 2DG/5812, Acting Corporal Dragoon Guards D/19537, Acting Serjeant KEH.

McARDLE, Hugh Francis. 33. Serjeant. KIA 18/09/1917. Entered France 2/06/1915 commissioned as a Lieutenant KEH 14/09/1915. Transferred to 41st Squadron Royal Flying Corps. KIA18/09/1917. Hugh was educated at St. Francis Xaviers College and he entered the Bank of British West Africa in Liverpool where he was a clerk. Sturdily patriotic in outlook he had identified himself with the Territorial movement before the war began, and on the outbreak of hostilities he was actually in camp with the KEH. On 2/06/1915 he went with the KEH to France, and in due course was recognised by the offer of a commission which he was given in his regiment. Later when the cavalry had not furnished him all the excitement he craved for he was attracted to aviation as a new and adventurous sphere of military usefulness, and to this end he came back to England to train for his wings.   Unhappily his career on active service with the Royal Flying Corps was brief, for within three weeks he was reported missing. Going up on patrol duty in September, 1917, he and his squadron were attacked by four enemy aeroplanes, and the challenge was inevitably accepted. What happened in his own case if still rather vague. During the day a very strong wind was blowing, and at the time of the fight they were above the clouds at 15,000 feet over Recourt, which is south-East of Arras. Seemingly the British airmen, still desperately combating their opponents, drifted Eastwards with the wind to a point above Ecourt St. Quentin. That, of course, was well within the German lines, and the last McArdles Flight Commander saw of him was that he was planing down quite under control and making for the British side. By this time the enemy had been driven away.   It was possible, of course, that he was either slightly wounded or experienced trouble with his engine, and was thus forced to land on hostile territory by reason of the very strong wind prevailing. Below the scene of the combat there was much marsh land and water, but it was a fair distance behind the enemy's lines, and it seemed improbable that a descending machine should not be seen by anyone. The Commanding Officer of McArdle's squadron at first entertained optimistic views with regard to the fate of the young officer and he was posted as Missing in Action on 18 September 1917. Nevertheless no news was ever received to point more precisely to the circumstances surrounding his fate, and intimation that his death was officially presumed was sent to his parents in the following April. Hugh Francis McArdle was born at Wavertree on the 17th November 1889. He was the son of Henry McArdle and Mary (nee Bullen). His father was born at Liverpool and his mother at Bootle. They were married at St.Francis Xavier's R.C. Church, Everton in 1877. Ten children were born to the marriage; Joseph Henry (born 1880), Henry Angelo (born 1881), Mary Catherine (born 1883), Robert (born 1884), Etheldreda Mary (born 1886), Harold (born 1887), Laura Angela (1888-1889), Hugh Francis (born 1889), Winifred Mary (1892-1912) and Peter Paul (born 1893). Peter's father was a merchant dealing in paper, canvas and jute. In 1911 his business address was 24 Irwell Chambers, Fazakerley Street, Liverpool. The family were living at Haydon Villa, Marlborough Road, West Derby in 1881. They lived at Ashleigh, Sandown Park, Wavertree, in 1891, 1901 and 1911. His mother applied for his 1914/15 Star trio from an address in Liverpool. He is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial. An extensive biography appeared in Liverpool's Scroll of Fame. His photo appeared in the biography and is reproduced here with the kind permission of Liverpool Record Office. 

McARTHUR, Basil. 2164. Private Middlesex Regiment G/50687, Private KEH alias Arthur B. Bradney. Deserted 23/05/1918 and re-enlisted KEH 6/06/1918. Discharged 5/04/1919.

McARTHY, Justin Ernest. 1101. Private. Private. Entered France 19/10/1915. Private Labour Corps 424157. Discharged 8/06/1919. Born in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia on 24/12/1878 and died 10/05/1929 in Moss Vale, New South Wales.

McBEAN, Ian Bryce. 121. Serjeant, Commissioned KEH 24/11/1916 as Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Photograph as Lieutenant shown in Figure 31.

McCALMAN, Frank. 970. Corporal

McCARTER, Frank O. A. 1564. Private

McCARTHY, Justin Ernest. 1101. Private, Private Labour Corps 424157

McCLOSKEY, James. 1347. Private. KIA 26/08/1917 aged 39. Son of Patrick and Mary McClosky of Donegal; husband of Catherine McCloskey of New Row, Donegal. Buried in DUHALLOW Advanced Dressing Station CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

McCOMB, William (Will) Collingwood. 806. Private. Born in 1881 in England, enlisted Legion of Frontiersman in 1909 in Liverpool. Discharged KEH 8/04/1919. Owned a printery in Auckland in 1950. Died 17/02/1961 in Auckland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McCORMACK, Albert. 1731. Private

McCORMACK, Percy James. 1278. Serjeant. (Possibly photograph Figure 23). Awarded Military Medal 20/08/1919 as a Corporal. Discharged 17/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Also known as Percy James McCallum. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McCORMICK, Andrew. 1107. Private, Second Lieutenant

McCORMICK, J. V. 289. Private

McCRACKEN, Edward. 1105. Sergeant. Entered France 8/09/1915. Discharged 3/04/1919. Australian. Awarded Military Medal and bar. Bar to Military Medal awarded for gallantry at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. No additional records identified - several E. McCracken arrivals in Australia from England circa 1890.

McCRIMMON, John Thomas. 1889. Private. The Anglos South American Depot, London on 28/04/1917 on enlistment papers. Transferred as a Private 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers then as a Private 3rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 26249 later 1st Battalion. Granted 90 days leave to return to Chile 25/03/1918. and British War Medal and Victory Medal issued to him in that Regiment. Discharged 26/02/1919. Born 1882 in Valperaiso, Chile, South America.

McCULLOCH, Archibald Hood. 2248. Private

McCULLOCH, William Bennett. 1047. Lieutenant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 21/12/1915. Commanded 1st Troop 'C' Squadron in 1918. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant for gallantry 9/11/918 at Maulde. Born 17/03/1889 in Warbreccan, Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia, educated at Geelong College, married Mary Viola Molly Atherton on 5/01/1926 and died in 1/11/1969 at Balranaid, New South Wales. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio.

McDONALD, Frank. 357801. Private

McDONALD, George. 1771. Private, Private Scottish Horse 4961, Private Royal Engineers WR/285723

McDONALD, J. A. Lieutenant KEH 1910.

McDOWALL, Thomas. 564. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, KEH on 17/01/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

McDOWELL, T. Second Lieutenant (question same record as above noting different spelling)

McEVOY, Patrick E. 170. Serjeant then Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. 2nd Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron with Hotchkiss Gun Team. Served pre-war KEH from 1911. Entered France 28/07/1915. Admitted to Gloucester City Hospital 4/05/1918 as a result of wounds. Discharged 28/02/1919. Born 18/04/1881 in Seaforth, Lancashire, England and died 8/12/1952 in Settle, Yorkshire, England. A number of his uniform items within the National Army Museum collection. Entitled to 1914/15 trio. Named in photograph shown as Figure 22.

McGAFFIN, George. D/21284. Private, Private Dragoons UD/303, Private Corps of Dragoons D/21287

McGINITY, Francis G. 830. Private F. G. McGinity. 1914-15 Star (830 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (830 Pte., K. Edw. H.). Private McGinity entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 22 April 1915. Trio sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in March 2012.

McGOWAN, John. Medals worn by Squadron Sergeant-Major McGowan (Regimental number 2139) 4th Dragoon Guards, King's Colonials and later Yeoman of the Guard. India General Service medal 1895-1902 with two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (S.Q.M.S. J. McGowan, 4th Dragoon Gds); Army Long Service and Good Conduct medal (L.S & G.C. VR., small letter reverse VR crown; Meritorious Service Medal GVR; Khedive's Star 1882. John McGowan was born at Liverpool and enlisted there into the 4th Dragoon Guards on 21/09 September 1877, aged 18, a cabinet maker by trade. He was promoted to Corporal in March 1880; Lance-Sergeant, May 1882; Sergeant, July 1882; Troop Sergeant-Major, November 1891; Squadron Sergeant-Major, May 1898. He served in Egypt from 9/08/1882 to 22/10/1882 (Medal and Bronze Star), and in India from September 1894 to November 1901, and took part in the Tirah campaign of 1897-98 (Medal with 2 clasps). He was awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal with gratuity £5 in Army Order 10 of January 1896. He was posted to the Permanent Staff Yeomanry Cavalry as Regimental Sergeant-Major on 20/12/1901, sanctioned to raise the ‘King’s Colonials’ whose name was changed in 1911 to King Edward’s Horse. McGowan was discharged from the Permanent Staff of the King’s Colonials Yeomanry on 12/05/1909, and almost immediately appointed to H.M. Bodyguard on 18/06/1909. His M.S.M. without annuity was announced in Army Order 163 of 1932 and issued to him as a Yeoman of the King’s Bodyguard. He attended and also received medals for the Coronation in 1911, the Silver Jubilee in 1935 and the Coronation in 1937.  He died on 11/01/1942. 

McGRATH John Thomas. 1931. Lance Corporal. Enlisted 12/08/1915 and discharged 30/04/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 337899 and served overseas. Born 1886.

McGREGOR Alan W. 1130. Private. Entered France 20/10/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From Australia.

McINROY William. 1330. Private.

McINTOSH, Alexander James. 1046. Acting Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 16/02/1917 later Lieutenant. Born 10/12/1891 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia. Traveled to England on RMS 'Medina' Aug 1914 to enlist in KEH. Married Islay Stewart McArthur (from South Yarra, Victoria) in Dublin, Ireland on 28/05/1917. Applied for medals from England in 1921. Noted in Old Comrades Association as active in Australia in 1965. Died in 25/05/1973 in Armadale, Victoria. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from London. Accompanying photograph shown as a Lieutenant courtesy of Imperial War Museum.

McINTOSH, Ernest. 1659. Private.

McISAAC, Donald. 2282. Private Lovat's Scouts 2835, Private KEH, Private Royal Regiment of Dragoons 125189

McKAY, William K. 1509. Private

McKEAN, Archibald (Archie). 384. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Rank of Acting Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant on British War and Victory medals. Discharged 19/04/19. From New Zealand. Name commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. Photograph on

McKENZIE, A. G. Second Lieutenant in command of the Cambridge university detachment attached to 'C' Squadron. Son of Colonel McKenzie of the Natal Forces and who had seen distinguished service in the Boer War. May be same individual noted below.

McKENZIE, Alexander J. 1177. Private KEH. Became Colonel in command of the 1st Royal Natal Carabiniers after service as a Captain in the 6th Dragoon Guards in France 1917-19. May be same individual noted above.

McKENZIE, Fred. 203. Private, Corporal Army Pay Corps 17580

McKENZIE, Frederick William. Private, Labour Corps 416802

McLARTY, Lachlan. 2052. Private

McLAY, James. 1499. Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Born in Marong, Victoria, Australia on 23/10/1883 the son of Mrs. and the late J. McLay of Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia. Worked in Argentina and left there in Aug 1916 to enlist in England. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal. Remembered on the Honour Roll of the Marong Presbyterian Church and the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

McLEAN, Frank S. Private KEH. From Wanganui, New Zealand. Student at Cambridge University. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 117th Brigade Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Disembarked for France 20/09/1915. Lieutenant RFA on British War Medal and Victory Medal roll. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McLEAN, John Archibald. 780. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps 26/07/1918. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McLENNAN, Alexander. 957. Private

McPHERSON, Herbert 1210. Private. KIA 22/3/17 at Savy. Born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1878. Name commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

McPHERSON, Ian W. 1751. Private

McSWINEY, Walter M. 1263. Private, Private Royal Army Service Corps S/391313, Private Royal Engineers 604696

McVEAGH, James. 542. Private also spelt McVedgh on MIC

MEAD, John H. 1123. Private

MEADS, Robert A. 2042. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45487, Private Army Service Corps R/384020

MEAKIN, Reginald A. 1383. Corporal, Corporal Royal Engineers 311019

MEARS, George. 605. Private

MEARS, John L. 1749. Private

MEE, F. 871. Private, Private Military Mounted Police P/12000

MEEK, Maurice 836 Private, Private Labour Corps 443834

MEIKLE, George Mather. 789. Acting Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant on 13/12/1917. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Enlisted in the 3rd Regiment of Tullibardine's Horse (Scottish Horse) on 14/09/1914 and discharged 1/12/1914 to join KEH. Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire in 1890 and died 11/05/1929 in Ardmore, Newtownards, County Down, Ireland. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Ireland.

MEIKLE, Thomas B. 350. Private, Private Labour Corps 585705

MEIKLEJON, Robert Wright. 1239. Private, Second Lieutenant Hussars. Portrait photograph as a civilian.

MEIKLEM, John. 1037. Private

MEKERLE, Alexander. 757. Private KEH. Enlisted 18/12/1914. Transferred as Private, Machine Gun Corps 105382. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged due to wounds 31/05/1918 and awarded Silver War Badge 412816. Born in 1881 and resided in Birmingham. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio with Star named to KEH and British War Medal and Victory Medal named to MGC. Photograph of medals when they were offered for sale in the UK in 2019 (Courtesy Bill Friar Medals).

MENKENS, William E. 1568. Private, Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/275822, 306757

MERCER, Alex W. 2172. Private Army Service Corps T/1775, Private KEH, Private Army Service Corps T/4240941

MERCER, Frederick E. 1618. Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302783, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61192

MERCER, Thomas Melbourn 382. Lance Corporal. C' Squadron. Enlisted on 19/01/14. Entered France on 22/04/15 & was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Tank Corps) on 04/12/16.  On 04/01/17 he was accepted for training with the No 5 Officer Cadet Battalion at Trinity College, Cambridge & he was promoted to Second Lieutenant on 30/01/17.  He died at the Battle of Cambrai on 23/11/17 while commanding Tank B30 Bally Hackle 11.  The tanks were attacked by German lorry-mounted anti-aircraft guns.  Six commanders & many of the crew members died alongside Thomas. Born in Croxteth, Lancashire in 1893. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial at Louverval, Northern France. Father applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Liverpool, England. Portrait photograph and group photograph shown courtesy of Ancestry.

MERCHANT, William John. 1160. Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant London Regiment

MERKIN, Raphael. Private. Student of the University of London.

MERRICK, Arthur L. 202. Corporal, Serjeant Labour Corps 672693

METCALFE, J. C. 7. Serjeant

MILES, John 1257. Private, Private Labour Corps 230745

MILLER, George Alfred (Albert) 1039 Private KIA 19/08/17 aged 30. Son of Dr. George Foy, F.R.C.S., and Annie Miller, his wife. Born at Clontarf, Dublin. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory medal.

MILLER, Timothy. 2121. Private KEH. Transferred from Private 1641 2KEH to KEH. Arrived in France 15/07/1915 and discharged 14/05/1919. Entitled to 1914/5 Star trio.

MILLETT, Frederick G. 554. Private

MILLS, Thomas. 1909. Private

MILNE, William F. 1108. Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 565814

MILNES, Harold Harvey. 2021. Private 30/10/1918. Died in service. Buried in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND.

MILROY, Joseph. 1152. Private

MILROY, Robert. 1164. Private KEH, Private Machine Gun Corps 105387. Entered France 22/12/1915. Discharged 19/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio with Star named to KEH and British War Medal and Victory Medal named to MGC. (Possible photograph Figure 23).

MILTON, Alex C. 1690. Serjeant, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61299

MINTER, Frank. 1024. Private, Private then Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 104511

MITCHALL, John F. 1338. Private, Private Labour Corps 447031

MITCHELL, Archibald McKerrow. 791. Private KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 1/23rd Battalion London Regiment 3/07/1916. Prior service in the Boer war with the Scottish Rifles. Medals awarded - QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (7893 Pte., Scottish Rifles); KING'S SOUTH AFRICA, 2 clasps (1695 Pte., Cape Town Hdrs.); 1914-15 STAR (791 Pte., K. Edw. H.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (2.Lieut.). Military Cross. KIA 7/07/1917. Brother of James Mitchell of "Strathallan," 15 Greenock Avenue, Old Cathcart, Glasgow. Buried at OAK DUMP CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Boer War and WW1 Medal trio sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in December 1992.

MITCHELL, George D. 781. Private

MITCHELL, J. J. 814. Private, Private Royal Engineers 348828, WR/204568

MITCHELL, John F. 1338. Private

MOFFAT, Leslie Palmer. 'C' Squadron. Commissioned as a Temporary Second Lieutenant KEH on 9/12/1915. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant for gallantry at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Transferred as a Lieutenant to the 31st Lancers, Indian Army. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal and Indian General Service Medal with clasps for Afghanistan and North West Frontier 1919. May have married Elizabeth Aloysius Doyle in March 1920 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland and had a son in Australia. Lieutenant Palmer is known to have lived in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Photograph shown as Figure 31. .

MOIR, David G. 152389. Serjeant Scottish Horse 152389, Serjeant KEH, Serjeant Corps of Dragoons D/35278, Acting Warrant Officer Dragoon Guards D/35278

MOLLOY, Henry S. 1554. Private, Private Royal Engineers 12606

MONK, Albert Victor. Major

MONTGOMERY, John McLean. 1049. Private. Enlisted in 1915 and entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 12/07/1915. Temporary Lieutenant Mar 1917. Lost his commission and was Court Martialed in April 1918 as a result of chronic alcoholism after the death of his father in 1916. Born in Balaclava, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 12/01/1890 the son of Dr J. P. Montgomery who practiced in Camperdown, Victoria and he died 9/09/1922 in Terang, Victoria. AIF attestation papers for service abroad. Photograph at Curragh 1916. 

MOON, Frederick George. 1267. Private, Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers, Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps

MOORE, Albert William (Bertie). 1091. Serjeant. Entered France 15/09/1915. Served with 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916. Gunshot wound to right hand sustained in Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 17/01/1919. Born in 1881 in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA) and married Dora Margaret (Daisy) Ferguson on 5/02/1908 in Swan, WA and he died in the Williams District, WA on 9/03/1957.

MOORE, Basil O. 592. Private. 'A' Squadron. Arrived France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain Royal Field Artillery 13/07/1916.

MOORE, Frederick E. 2123. Private KEH. Transferred to KEH from 2KEH as Private 840. Entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 28/03/1919.

MOORE, Reginald Joseph. No rank KEH, Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Gold Coast Regiment

MOORHOUSE, Eric Godfrey. 144. Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 3rd/1st Lancashire Fusiliers 5/12/1916, Lieutenant Lancashire Hussars, Lieutenant Indian Army in 1922. Likely to have been born 16/06/1893 in Formby, Lancashire, England and died Mar 1976 in Camborne-Redruth, Cornwall, England. Applied for 1914/1 Star trio from Petersfield, Hants.

MORANT, Arthur F. H. 1088. Private

MORGAN, Charles. 273. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85735

MORGAN J. 1396. Private, Private Military Mounted Police P/12038

MORGAN, Oswald William. 717. Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

MORGAN, Victor. 889. Lance Corporal. Entered France 2/06/1915. 'A' Squadron and 'C' Squadron in 1918. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (the first to be awarded to the KEH) for work with Trench Mortars as a Corporal for action 13-15/10/1915 and Military Medal in the defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/11/1918 as Lance Corporal when he was wounded. Discharged 4/04/1919. Died 12/04/1956 in Weston Super-Mare, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio with 1914/15 Star named as Private and British War Medal and Victory medal as Acting Corporal. Group of five medals in a private collection in the UK.

MORLEY, Alfred C. 1436. Sapper Royal Engineers 208130, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/509534.

MORLEY, F. 177. Lance Corporal. King's Colonials. Awarded Imperial Yeomanry Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Aug 1907.

MORLEY, Harold J. 772. Private. KEH

MORRIS, James. 1710. Private, Private Tank Corps 302834, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61312

MORRIS, Joseph Henry. 892. Private. KIA 11/04/1918 (aged 29). Son of Mrs. Emily Morris of 150 Dudley Road, Northfield, Worcestershire; husband of the late Margaret Morris. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

MORRIS, Lawrence Henry. 1709. Private, Private Tank Corps 302833, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61310

MORRISON, Alexander. 1896. Private

MORRISON, Henry. 1592. Private, Drummer Liverpool Regiment

MORTON, Lewis. 1512. Private

MOSS, Thomas. 1686. Private, Private Royal Defence Corps 68940

MOSSMAN, Bertie A. 1023. Private

MOSSMAN, Ellis Leopold. 1022. Private KIA 09/04/1918 aged 29. Enlisted in Bristol. Arrived in France 2/05/1915. Son of Hubert Leopold Mossman and Emily Mossman of "Upton", Lodge, Jamaica, British West Indies. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE and on a MEMORIAL PLAQUE IN ST. DUNSTAN'S CHAPEL, JAMAICA COLLEGE CAMPUS, WEST INDIES.

MOSSMAN,  James 'Dilworth' Bradly. Private. Enlisted in KEH at the outbreak of the war and on 11/12/1914 transferred to the 3rd Auckland Mounted Rifles. New Zealand Expeditionary Force as Trooper 13/187B. KIA at Gallipoli 19/05/1915 aged 21. Born 27/03/1894 , the son of William John and Marion Mossman of Gisborne, New Zealand. Buried in Walker's Ridge Cemetery, Gallipoli. Served in College Rifles, Auckland as a cadet. Obituary in the Auckland Grammer School Chronicle 1915 and commemorated on the Auckland War Memorial. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and memorial plaque. Five brothers all served in WW1  and one brother, Thomas Henry Mossman died of diptheria in Cairo on 12/04/1915 as Trooper 9/728, 2nd Reinforcements, Otago Mounted Rifles and had seen pre-war service in the Gisborne Squadron of the Legion of Frontiersmen from 1912. Photograph courtesy of the Auckland Weekly News 1915.

MOXHAM, Arthur William. 908. Private KEH. Enlisted in London. Entered France 5/5/1915. Transferred as Corporal 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 40580. KIA 9/10/1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). Born to Charles E. and Henrietta Moxham on 25/01/1873 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.  Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium and High Wycombe (Hospital) Cemetery. Served with the 38th (Buckinghamshire) Company, 10th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry from 3/01/1900 to 4/02/1901 as Private 4996 and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with Orange Free State, Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1900 clasps. Member of the Eton Masonic Lodge. Death plaque sold on an eBay UK and image shown. 

MUGFORD, Richard Henry. 855. Serjeant KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment 5/02/1919. Awarded Military Medal (MM) as Serjeant KEH for reconnaissance at Anneux 21/11/1917. Enlisted in the KEH having sailed to London from Shanghai on board SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914 where he had been employed in the Shanghai Maritime Customs. Entered France 2/06/1915. Group of four medals sold at Spink Noble auction in the UK Nov 2005. Military Medal (GVR type 1); 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. 855 Sjt: R.H. Mugford, 1/King Edw:H. on first medal, 855 Pte. R.H. Mugford, K. Edw. H. on second medal, 855 Sjt R.H. Mugford. K. Edw. H. on last two medals. All medals impressed. Swing mounted. Ex-Trevor Bushell Taylor Collection. MM award published in a supplement to London Gazette 13/3/1918. Lived in Chelmsford, Essex, England post war. A brother, Harold Sandford Mugford (31/08/1894 – 16/06/1958) served with the Essex Yeomanry from 1912 before transferring to the Machine Gun Corps in 1916 and was awarded the Victoria Cross. As a 22 years old Lance-Corporal in 8 Squadron, Machine Gun Corps on 11/04/1917 at Monchy-le-Preux, France, under intense fire, Lance-Corporal Mugford got his machine-gun into a forward, very exposed position from which he dealt very effectively with the enemy. Almost immediately his No. 2 was killed and he was severely wounded. He was ordered to go to a new position and then have his wounds dressed but this he refused to do, staying to inflict severe damage on the enemy with his gun. Soon afterwards a shell broke both his legs, but he still remained with his gun and when he was at last removed to the dressing station he was again wounded. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Imperial War Museum (London, England) and there is a memorial to him in Chelmsford Cathedral. A younger brother, Pte Percy Mugford, of the 4th Battalion Essex Regiment, who had been reported ‘wounded and missing' following the First Battle of Gaza on 26 March 1917, was KIA. He is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial.

MULCAHY, Francis P. 1474. Private

MULLEY, Reginald. 1215. Corporal, Corporal Royal Fusiliers GS/59470. Photograph taken at the Currragh in Ireland in 1915 as Trooper Mulley together with Trooper Fitton.

MULLORD, Eric. 2047. Private, Private Staffordshire Yeomanry 76096

MUNN, . Private served in Dublin

MUNRO, Donald. 1600. Private, Private Rifle Brigade 29115, Acting Captain and Adjutant Labour Corps

MURDOCH, Wills. John Hughes. 1333. Acting Corporal

MURPHY, David. 2097. Private. Entered France 30/07/1915 with 2KEH. Transferred from 2KEH as Private 1598. Discharged 16/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

MURPHY, Louis. 1244. Private. Died in service 16/04/16. Husband of M. Murphy of 36 Little Strand Street, Dublin. Buried in CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND.

MURPHY, Timothy. 1649. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/405027, Private Royal Fusiliers G/59064

MURRAY, Eric Moray. 966. Private. Lieutenant. Australian. 'C' Company. Arrived in France 22/04/1915 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the KEH 15/04/1917 later Lieutenant. A sniper who had a lucky escape when a shot by a German sniper passed down the barrel of his own rifle as he was about to take a shot. Born in North Adelaide, South Australia 13/05/1894 and died 23/07/1953. A series of his letters to his fiancée Miss Jean Marjorie Knox whilst in the KEH are (held by the Australian War Memorial) whom he married on 17/02/1918 in Manhattan, New York, USA. The letters contain little detail of his military service but provide an interesting insight into the hopes for peace and a return to 'normal' lives.  

MURRAY, Hon. Arthur Cecil. Major

MURRAY, Laugham D. 310. Lance Corporal. Entered France 20/10/1915. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette 28/03/1918) as a Lance Corporal. Reported Missing in Action at Defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 2/11/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

MURRAY, M. G. D. Second Lieutenant in KEH 1910.

MURTON, Herbert M. 1093. Private. 'C' Squadron KIA 16/01/16 aged 29 by shellfire. A sniper and entered France 16/06/1915. Son of Mr. W. A. Murton of "Kerribree," 661 Inkerman Road, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. Born in Rochester, Kent, England on 8/12/1886 and attended Hamilton College, Victoria. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, FRANCE.  Entitled to 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.