MACAULAY, Frederick. Charles. 729. Serjeant (posthumously promoted to Lieutenant) KEH. '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 was 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 KEH. Discharged 13/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MacBEAN, Ian Bryce. 121. Serjeant KEH. 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.
MacDONALD, Charles Edward Victor. 617. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Corporal (London Gazette 1/1/1918). Discharged 19/03/1919. Attended third re-union in South America in 1945. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MacDONALD, Hugh. 1286. Private KEH. Discharged 1/09/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MacDONALD, John Norman. Major KEH. 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 and 1914/15 Star trio. 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 as sole entitlement.
MacDOUGALL, Thomas M. 990. Private. From New Zealand. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 18th Battalion, London Regiment 5/03/1916. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Rhodesia.
MACEFIELD, Walter. D/8469. Private KEH. Transferred to Corps of Dragoons as Private D/8469. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
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 KEH. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant, 3rd/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment then 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 KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as a Serjeant, Tank Corps 111997 then Serjeant, Machine Gun Corps 147831. Discharged 8/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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 (LSGC) 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 KEH. Discharged 22/06/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MACKEY, Robert. 793. Private KEH. Enlisted 3/12/1914 and discharged 26/07/1915 due to sickness and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 19189 as sole entitlement.
MacKINNON, Donald. Captain. Served pre-war KEH from 1911. '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. Discharged 25/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. 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. At All Saints Church, Grangegorman, Dublin, on 12/06/1917 he married Minella Beatrice Seymour. 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. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Groom to a KEH Officer. Discharged 5/04/1919. Likely to have been born in Jul 1874 in St John's Wood, Middlesex, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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 KEH. Student of University of London on absentee voters list.
MacQUINN, Oliver. 1677. Private. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 515080. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MacVEAN, John. 1173. Private. WIA at Savy in March 1917. Discharged 19/03/1919. Address noted as the Argyle County Sanatorium, Oban post-war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MANDERS, George Benjamin. 472. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (20/01/1915) later Lieutenant, 66th Battery, 4th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. DOW 24/04/1916. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MANN, Charles. 570. Saddler. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 9/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MANN, Hugh H. 1890. Private. Discharged 4/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medal.
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 as sole entitlement.
MARKS, L. H. Master of the King's Colonials Lodge. Stepped down as Master in Dec 1939. (Old Comrades Bulletin No. 8, 1940). No record of service with KEH in the Great War and could have been pre-war and/or a member of the King's Colonials.
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. Enlisted 10/08/1914 and entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 26/03/1919. Promoted to Lance Corporal 21/10/1915. Born in 1875 in Brackley, Northampton. Prior service with 5th Lancers as Private 4618 having enlisted 7/02/1895 and served until discharged 6/02/1907. Served in India and South Africa where he was slightly wounded at the Defense of Ladysmith. Entitled to Queen's South Africa Medal with Elandslaagte and Defense of Ladysmith clasps. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio which is held in a private collection.
MARSH, Joseph George. 1374. Private. Enlisted 7/01/1915 and discharged 28/03/1915 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 98006 and as did not serve overseas not entitled to WW1 service medals.
MARSHALL, John C. D/16406. Private KEH. Transferred as Private, Corps of Dragoons then Private, Army Service Corps ES/50319 then Private, Scottish Horse 395418. Discharged 7/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MARSHALL, Julis Thomas. 1704. Serjeant KEH, Transferred as a Serjeant, Machine Gun Corps 105385. Discharged 24/03/1919. Entitled to British War 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, O. N. 48. Staff Serjeant
MARTIN, William Henry Ernest. 1462. Private. Commissioned as a Lieutenant, East Surrey Regiment 7/06/1916. Served with South African Burger Forces in 1915. Returned to England to enlist from Transvaal, South Africa. Applied for British War Medal as sole entitlement.
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.
MARTINGELL, G. Private.
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. Entered France 2/10/1915. Transferred as Private Army Service Corps M/28056. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and Medal Index Card notes medals to be destroyed as unclaimed.
MASON, Charles E. D/17027. Private KEH. Transferred to Corps of Dragoons as Private D/17027. Discharged 29/11/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals
MASON, Ernest George. 739. Private. Entered France 15/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (30/04/1918) later Captain, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Awarded Military Cross. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from North Finchley, London.
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. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 20/08/1914 and entered France 16/06/1915. Discharged 9/02/1919. Born 1867 in St Thomas, Dudley, Worcestershire, England. Prior service as Lance Corporal, 2987 1st King Dragoon Guards from 27/08/1886 to 17/08/1898 serving in India and Egypt. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MASTERS, Norman E. J. 591. Trumpeter. Entered France 24/05/1915. Discharged 13/02/1919. Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 66537 in WW2 and awarded RNVR Long Service Medal on 16/08/1948. Address in 1948 of Watford, Hertfordshire. Noted as attended the last KEH reunion 20/05/1972. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MATHERS, Henry Samuel. 998. Corporal. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Suffolk Regiment 5/11/1918. Born 10/07/1887 in London. His widow applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Kent, England.
MATHEW, Augustus Earle. 1750. Lance Corporal. Enlisted 24/02/1917. Entered France 6/02/1918. Discharged 19/03/1919. Born in 1887 in South Africa. Prior service in the Natal rebellion with Royston's Horse and in the Natal Carabineers in the German West Africa Campaign. British War and Victory Medals sold at Noonans Auction UK in Oct 2023.
MATHEW, David Hinchlif. 920. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd/4th East Anglian Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 27/12/1915 later Lieutenant. Applied for 1914/15 Star from Essex, England.
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.
MAWDSLEY, Robert. 1283. Private. Discharged 6/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
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. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 10/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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. No WW1 service medal entitlement.
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 KEH. Commissioned KEH 24/11/1916 as Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Photograph as Lieutenant shown in Figure 31.
McCALMAN, Frank. 970. Corporal KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Reported Missing in Action at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 17/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
McCARTER, Frank O. A. 1564. Acting Corporal KEH. Discharged 22/06/1919. Prior service with South African Mounted Rifles. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
McCARTHY, Justin Ernest. 1101. Private KEH. Entered France 19/10/1915. Transferred as 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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
McCLENNAN, Alexander. 957. Private. Discharged 30/09/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
McCLOSKEY, James. 1347. Private KEH. 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. Acting Serjeant. 1st Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1918. Entered France 28/07/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, KEH 13/12/1917. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Argentina.
McCORMICK, J. V. 289. Private
McCRACKEN, Edward. 1105. Sergeant. Entered France 8/09/1915. Discharged 3/04/1919. Australian. Awarded Military Medal and bar with his bar awarded for gallantry at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. 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 shown on 28/04/1917 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. Discharged 26/02/1919. Born 1882 in Valperaiso, Chile, South America. Awarded British War and Victory Medals named to East Surrey Regiment.
McCULLOCH, Archibald Hood. 2248. Private. British War Medal is sole entitlement.
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 KEH. Transferred as a Private then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 2/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 28/05/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
McDONALD, George. 1771. Private KEH transferred from 2/2nd Scottish Horse as Private 4961 then transferred to Royal Engineers as Private WR/285723. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
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 KEH. Transferred to 6th Dragoons as Private, UD/303 then Private, Corps of Dragoons D/21287. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
McGINITY, Francis G. 830. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron 1916. Entered the France 22/04/1915. Reported Missing in Action at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 9/04/1919. Born in 1896 in Stonyhurst and died in Paigton, Devon in 1948. Awarded 1914-15 Star trio (830 Pte. McGinity, K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (830 Pte. McGinity, K. Edw. H.). His medals are held in a private collection and photographs of them are shown on the accompanying page courtesy of the owner.
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 KEH. Enlisted 12/08/1915 and discharged 30/04/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 337899 and served overseas. Born in 1886. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
McGREGOR, Alan W. 1130. Private KEH. Entered France 20/10/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. From Australia. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
McINROY, William. 1330. Lance Corporal KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent and discharged 14/04/1919. Died in Scotland prior to 1946. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
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. Discharged 5/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
McKAY, William (Willie) Kellock. 1509. Private. Enlisted March 1916. Discharged 14/12/1918. He had emigrated from England to Canada in July 1914 and enlisted in the North West Mounted Police. Unable to obtain a discharge he deserted in Alaska in Feb 1916, returned to England and enlisted in KEH. Pardoned by the Canadian Government in Feb 1920 for his desertion. Studied medicine post-war and worked as a doctor and died of influenza in Persia. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
McKEAN, Archibald (Archie). 384. Sergeant KEH. 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.
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. Became Colonel in Command of the 1st Royal Natal Carabiniers after service as a Captain in the 6th Dragoon Guards in France 1917-19.
McKENZIE, Alexander J. 1177. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. WIA at Savy in March 1917. Discharged 21/03/1919. Died in Sep 1935 in England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
McKENZIE, Fred. 203. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Corporal, Army Pay Corps 17580. Resided in Newcastle-upon-Tyne post-war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
McKENZIE, Frederick William. Private. 1902. Enlisted 9/12/1915 and entered France 10/12/1915. Transferred to Labour Corps as Private 416802 on 1/05/1917 and discharged 8/10/1918 due to sickness. Born in 1882. Awarded Silver War Badge B177020. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
McLARTY, Lachlan. 2052. Private. Discharged 6/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
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. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio c/o American Express Co, London.
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. Discharged 9/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
McSWINEY, Walter M. 1263. Private. Transferred as Private, Royal Army Service Corps S/391313 then Private, Royal Engineers 604696. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
McVEAGH, James. 542. 'A' Squadron. Surname miss-spelt McVeogh on 1914/15 Star and MIC. Entered France 1/06/1915. Discharged 9/07/1919. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and sold by London Medals in November 2015.
MEAD, John H. 1123. Private. Discharged 24/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MEADS, Robert A. 2042. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45487, Private Army Service Corps R/384020
MEAKIN, Reginald A. 1383. Corporal KEH. Transferred as Sapper, Royal Engineers (RE) 311019 and finished the war as a Major and returned to Canada in 1919. Born 23/09/1890 in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England and died 20/06/1934 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Served with North West Mounted Police in Canada from 1905-1912. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to RE.
MEARS, George. 605. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 3/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MEARS, John Loxton. 1749. Private (Signaller, Second Class). 'B' Squadron. Enlisted in KEH on 6/03/1917 and general service enlistment recorded for Singapore Royal Engineers (Volunteers) from 9/08/1915 until 9/01/1917. Served in France 9/03/1918 26/09/1918. Discharged 22/03/1919. Born in 1898 and enlisted having returned to England from Shanghai, China. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MEE, F. 871. Private. Served from 17/01/1917 until 11/11/1918 then transferred as Private, Military Mounted Police P/12000. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MEEK, David Joseph Maurice 836 Private. Enlisted 19/12/1914. Entered France 1/06/1915. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 443834 on 28/11/1917. Sustained a Gun Shot Wound to the head 20/05/1918. Discharged 29/10/1918. Prior service with Queensland Bushmen for one year in the Boer War. Born io 23/07/1879 in Larne, Antrim, Ireland and died 5/09/1941 in Gwelo, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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 Brand. 350. Private KEH. Enlisted 11/11/1913. Entered France 21/04/1915. Transferred as Private, 542 H.S.E. Company, Labour Corps 585705. Discharged 31/10/1918 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge B72280. Born in 1877. Awarded Imperial Service Medal and Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal as Bandsman, 15th Civil Service Rifles. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MEIKLEJON, Robert Wright. 1239. Private, Second Lieutenant Hussars. Portrait photograph as a civilian.
MEIKLEM, John. 1037. Private. Entered France 28/07/1915 and discharged 11/04/1919. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and Victory Medal sold at auction in the UK in 2018.
MEKERLE, Alexander. 757. Private KEH. Enlisted 18/12/1914. Transferred as Private, Machine Gun Corps (MGC) 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 and Victory Medals named to MGC. Photograph of medals when they were offered for sale in the UK in 2019 (Courtesy Bill Friar Medals).
MERCER, Alex W. 2172. Private. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Transferred from the Army Service Corps as Private T/1775 then T/4240941. Discharged 14/02/1919. Lived in South America. Died Dec 1955 in Florida, USA. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
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 KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, London Regiment. Deceased 7/10/1916. His mother Mrs. W. B. Merchant applied for his British War and Victory Medals from Wallasey, Cheshire.
MERKIN, Raphael. 1341. Private KEH. Re-enlisted Royal Fusiliers as Private J/1669. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated in the Jewry Roll of Honour 1914-1918. Student of the University of London.
MERRICK, Arthur L. 202. Corporal KEH. Transferred as Serjeant Labour Corps 672693
METCALFE, J. C. 7. Serjeant
MILES, John 1257. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 230745. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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 and Victory Medals.
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 (Fred) G. 554. Private. 3rd Troop, 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Served as batman to Captain Ralph Furse and retired from pre-war service with 6th Dragoon Guards and a Pal of Lance Corporal Robert Gurd (A History of the British Cavalry: Volume 7: 1816-1919) and described by Furse as "considerable, long, rather weepy sandy moustache, watery or was it beery eyes, I took him on as batman and never regretted it". Discharged 9/07/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MILLS, Thomas. 1909. Private. Discharged 17/06/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MILNE, William F. 1108. Corporal. Transferred as Corporal, Labour Corps 565814. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to Labour Corps.
MILNES, Harold Harvey. 2021. Private 30/10/1918. Died in service. Buried in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND.
MILROY, Joseph. 1152. Private. 2nd Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron in June 1917. Entered France 20/10/1915. Discharged 5/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Possibly named in photograph shown as Figure 23.
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).
MINTER, Frank. 1024. Private. Machine Gun Section,'C' Squadron in 1916. Entered France 28/07/1915. Transferred as Private 104511 then Commissioned as Second Lieutenant, 32nd Machine Gun Corps on 25/07/1917. KIA 28/10/1918. Born in London in 1894 with his Father W. Minter applying for his 1914/15 Star trio from St John's Wood, London.
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," Greenock Avenue, Old Cathcart, Glasgow. Buried at OAK DUMP CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Boer War and WW1 Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in December 1992.
MITCHELL, George D. 781. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 23/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MITCHELL, J. J. 814. Private. Entered France 19/10/1915. Transferred as Private, Royal Engineers 348828 then WR/204568. Awarded Silver War Badge but unable to identify record for badge number or discharge date. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Royal Engineers.
MITCHELL, John F. 1338. Private KEH. Enlisted 24/12/1914 and entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred as Private 447031. Discharged 28/09/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge B293485 and repatriated. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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 and Victory Medals, 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 Moffat lived in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Photograph shown as Figure 31.
MOIR, David G. 152389. Serjeant, Scottish Horse 152389 attached to KEH. Transferred as Serjeant KEH, 152389 then Serjeant, Corps of Dragoons D/35278 and then Acting Warrant Officer, 7th Dragoon Guards D/35278. Discharged 13/11/1921. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals, and General Service Medal with Iraq clasp.
MOLLOY, Henry Stephen. 1554. Private KEH. Entered France 15/07/1915. Member of Hotchkiss Gun Team in June 1916. Transferred as Private, Royal Engineers 12606. Born 12/02/1887 in Arran Quay, Dublin, Ireland and died Mar 1951 in Dublin North, Ireland. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MONTGOMERY, John McLean. 1049. Private KEH. 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. Lieutenant Montgomery died 9/09/1922 in Terang, Victoria. AIF attestation papers for service abroad. Entitled to 1914/15 star trio. Accompanying photograph shown while at Curragh in 1916.
MOORE, Albert William (Bertie). 1091. Serjeant KEH. 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. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MOORE, Basil Oates. 592. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Arrived France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain Royal Field Artillery 13/07/1916. Twice Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 11/12/1917). Born Jan 1890 in Bromley, Kent, England and died 27/06/1974 in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Lugari Station, Kenya Colony.
MOORE, Frederick E. 2123. Private KEH. Transferred to KEH from 2KEH as Private 840. Entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 28/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/5 Star trio.
MOORE, Reginald Joseph. Private KEH. Entered Cameroon 16/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery then Lieutenant also with Gold Coast Regiment. Died 19/02/1920. Awarded Silver War Badge. His widow applied for his 1914/15 Star trio from Stoke-on-Trent, England
MOORHOUSE, Eric Godfrey. 144. Serjeant KEH. '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 Francis Harford. 1088. Private. Enlisted 13/05/1915. Entered France 29/07/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Born in 1866 in Grahams Town, South Africa and died 10/10/1945 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England. Gave year of birth on enlistment as 1877. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio
MORGAN J. 1396. Private KEH. Served with KEH 7/07/1916 to 11/11/1918. Transferred as a Lance Corporal, Military Mounted Police P/12038. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to Military Mounted Police.
MORGAN, Oswald William. 717. Serjeant KEH. Enlisted at Watford on 21/11/1914 and entered France 21/04/1915. Promoted to Corporal 3/03/1915 and Serjeant 12/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 17/10/1915. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and promoted to Flying Officer on 14/07/1916. Captain attached to Royal Artillery from RFC. Killed in a flying accident 3/02/1918 when flying from Lopcombe Corner airfield when his Avro 504J stalled on take off. Buried in NETHER WALLOP (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Hampshire. Prior service with South Rhodesian Volunteers. Born 21/06/1888 in Pietermaritzburg, uMgungundlovu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Commemorated on the Wallop Memorial. His widow Mrs O. W. Morgan applied for his 1914/15 Star trio from London. Photograph of his gravestone shown on accompanying page.
MORGAN, Victor. 889. Lance Corporal KEH. 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 and Victory Medals as Acting Corporal. His group of five medals in a private collection in the UK.
MORLEY, Alfred C. 1436. Sapper KEH. Transferred as Sapper, Royal Engineers 208130 then Acting Corporal, Royal Engineers WR/509534. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
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. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 27/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
MORRIS, Joseph Henry. 892. Private KEH. Entered France 15/09/1915. KIA 11/04/1918 (aged 29) at the defense of Vieille Chapelle. Son of Mrs. Emily Morris of Dudley Road, Northfield, Worcs; husband of the late Margaret Morris. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and medals destroyed as unclaimed.
MORRISON, Alexander. 1896. Private. Enlisted in Dublin 30/04/1917. Served in Italy 9/02/1918 then France where he was taken Prisoner of War 11/04/1918 at Defense of Vieille Chapelle until 7/12/1918 in Prisoner of War Hospital in Lille. Discharged 21/03/1919. Born in 1888 and from Valparaiso, Chile. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MORRISON, Henry. 1592. Private KEH. Transferred as Drummer 4th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 5961. Discharged 9/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to KEH.
MORTON, Lewis. 1512. Corporal. Returned from Transvaal, South Africa to enlist. Enlisted 24/03/1916 and entered France 30/12/1916. Served in Italy 5/12/1917. Discharged 1/03/1919. Born in 1885 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MOSSMAN, Bertie Alan. 1023. Lance Corporal. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted 6/04/1915 at Bishops Stortford and entered France 16/06/1915. Hospitalised with trench fever 31/03/1918. Discharged 24/05/1919. Born in Jamaica in 1895. Brother of Private Ellis Leopold Mossman, 1022, KEH and Owen Vincent, 270905, Royal Flying Corps born 1899. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
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. Brother of Private Bertie Allan Mossman, 1023, KEH and Owen Vincent, 270905, Royal Flying Corps born 1899. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio
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.
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. Discharged 20/06/1919. Born in Liverpool in 1894. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
MULES, Phillip Austin. 871. Corporal. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, KEH 1/10/1915. Transferred to 23rd Battalion, Tank Corps as Captain. Prioe Service with Imperial Yeomanry from 8/03/1900 as Private, 9049. Joined Cape Mounted Police in South Africa 3/10/1900. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony and South Africa 1899-1902 clasps. Born Jan 1878 in Bowdon, Cheshire, England and died 16/04/1939 in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Wrexham, Wales.
MULLEY, Reginald. 1215. Corporal KEH. Entered France 3/01/1916 and served with KEH until 18/04/1917. Transferred as Corporal, 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers GS/59470 (12/10/1917 to 14/10/1917) later 24th Battalion 12/10/1917 to 15/04/1918). Photograph taken at the Curragh in Ireland in 1915 as Trooper Mulley together with Trooper Fitton. Died in 1963.
MUNN, . Private served in Dublin
MUNRO, Donald. 1600. Entered France 13/12/1916. Transferred as Private, Rifle Brigade 29115, Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 26/11/1917 later Acting Captain and Adjutant 26th Group, Labour Corps. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Punta Arenas, Chile.
MURDOCH, Wills. John Hughes. 1333. Acting Corporal KEH. Commissioned 22/02/1918 in KEH. Resided Brook Green, London post-war. Awarded British War and Victory Medals.
MURPHY, David. 2097. Private KEH. 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 KEH. Died in service 16/04/16. Husband of M. Murphy of 36 Little Strand Street, Dublin. Buried in CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND. No medal entitlement.
MURRAY, Eric Moray. 966. Lieutenant KEH. '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, Laugham D. 310. Lance Corporal KEH. 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 KEH. 'C' Squadron. KIA 16/01/16 aged 29 by shellfire. A sniper. Entered France 16/06/1915. Son of Mr. W. A. Murton of "Kerribree," 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 trio.