RABIN, Benjamin. 1458. Private KEH. Transferred as Private Royal Engineers 251857 then Private Royal Fusiliers GS/128840. Entitled to British War ad Victory medals named to Royal Fusiliers.

RAEBURN, Douglas Alfred. 415. Private KEH. Born in Singapore in 1894. Attested 1/04/1914 in London. Discharged 8/12/1914 as unfit for medical service. Lived in Surbiton, London. No medal entitlement.

RAINER, Christopher. 2125. Private KEH. Transferred from 2KEH 912. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 23/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

RAMPLEN, Thomas. 1419. Private KEH. Prior service in Botha's Natal Horse in German West Africa in 1915. Saw service with KEH 12/01/1916 to 26/11/1916 in France. Awarded Sliver War Badge 312,539. Later Lance Corporal in the South African Engineer Corps and died aged 72 on 22/01/1945. Son of George A Ramplen and Matilda Ramplen. Buried at PORT ELIZABETH (SOUTH END) CEMETERY, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

RAMSDEN, Ludlan. D/15347. Corporal Dragoon Guards, Corporal KEH, Corporal Corps of Dragoons

RAMSEY, C. Lieutenant KEH. Captain in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Portrait photograph wearing second pattern Officer's KEH headdress badge (Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 124675). 

RANDALL,  . Private. Trooper Randall named in 1904 King's Colonials St Albans camp photograph and Trooper Stevens also named (photograph shown under STEVENS in Nominal Roll 'S' photographs).

RANDERS, Harold K. 1722. Private KEH. 'B' and 'C' Squadron. Posted as missing at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 15/03/1919. Born in Denmark but grew up pre-war in Australia. Settled in Argentina after the war. Died 13/02/1943 after being attacked by a co-worker on a ranch. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

RAPSEY, Horace E. 1203. Private, Sapper Royal Engineers 246398, Private Machine Gun Corps 22985

RATCLIFFE, Thomas Massey. 666. Private KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 24/09/1919. Born in 1884 in Colne, Lancashire, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

RATCLIFFE, W. J. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902 and commanded 2nd Troop 'A' Squadron (British Asian) in 1903 (Photograph Figure 4).

RATHBONE, Victor. 106. Squadron Serjeant Major. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 14/08/1915 later Lieutenant when at Longford in 1915. Entered France 2/06/1915. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant (as shown in accompanying photograph at Longford in 1915). Applied for Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal but was ineligible. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from parents address in Liverpool, England. Born in Leeds, England 4/04/1886 and lived in Uruguay, South America, died in Montevideo in 16/08/1947. He wrote a tribute to a German Jewish soldier killed whilst attacking the KEH trench  https://www.thejc.com/news/features/first-world-war-max-seller-1.446088?highlight=Stephen+Daisley. Brother of Captain Philip St. John Basil Rathbone MC (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967), Military Cross who served with the Liverpool Scottish. Another brother, John was KIA with the Dorset Regiment on 4/06/1918. He is wearing Round Pattern KEH Officer's Service Dress collar badges in the accompanying photograph and his cap badge isn't visible but would be of the same pattern.  

RAW, Frederick C. 740. Private. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Transferred as a Private, Royal Flying Corps (RFC) 14090 on 29/11/1915. Resided in Durban, South Africa post-war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio with British War and Victory Medals named to RFC.

RAW, Richard Trotter. 2060. Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61196, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

RAY, Edward P. 1723. Corporal, Corporal Liverpool Regiment 85787, Corporal Army Service Corps A/454648

RAY, Kenneth. 20. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Royal Engineers 24/02/1917. From South Africa. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph and biography available www.kingedwardhorse.net

RAYMOND, William G. 1723. Private same regimental number on MIC as Edward P. Ray

RAYNER, Harris S. D/13631. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons

READ, Albert Henry. 209. Private

REARDON, Jos D. 1251. Lance Corporal, Lance Corporal Labour Corps Irish Command 329908

REDFORD, Daniel Benjamin. 259. Private. Enlisted 28/11/1911 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 1/03/1913 and discharged 5/07/1915 due to sickness and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 19186. Born Aufield, Liverpool, England in 1891.

REES, David J. 1129 Private KIA 19/08/17 aged 40. Son of Evan and Anne Rees of 26 Chancellor's Road, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

REEVES, Allan S. 747. Corporal. 'A' and 'B' Squadrons. Entered France 1/06/1915. Discharged 18/04/1919. Died in Southern Rhodesia on 14/06/1958. Spent time before WW1 in Patagonia, South America. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

REID, Andrew. 152188. Private. DoW 21/11/1918 aged 32. Son of Andrew and Margaret Reid of Collickreich, Ballater; husband of Isabella Reid of Craiggowan Golf Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, FRANCE.

REID, Harry. 1491. Sapper Royal Engineers 229155, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/263358

REID, Jeremiah. 1597. Private KEH. Enlisted 6/05/1915. Transferred as Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45521. Discharged 1/05/1918. Born in 1893 and resided in Cork, Ireland. Awarded Silver War Badge B31 and 1914/15 Star trio.

REID, Oswald Douglas. 1418. Private. Enlisted Feb 1915. Accidentally drowned Baldoyle, near Dublin, Ireland 18/08/16. Born on 1/10/1891 the son of Thomas and Catherine Reid. Buried in ANNAN CEMETERY, Dumfriesshire, Ireland. No medal entitlement with short home service. 

REISSLAND, Charles F. 1143. Private KEH. Enlisted 12/06/1915. Discharged 17/03/1919. WIA and awarded the Military Medal for defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Born on 28/03/1897 in Depot, Kempston, Bedfordshire, England and died Oct 1976 in Claro, North Yorkshire, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

RELIHAN, Matthew. 1492. Private, Private Labour Corps 23075

REMMETT, Charles William. 873. Lance Corporal KEH. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal as a Lance Corporal.

RENDALL, Richard W. 1605. Private. Discharged 28/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

REYNOLDS, Allan Boyd. Captain in KEH 1915 photograph Figure 19. Major (1915-18) and then Lieutenant Colonel 12th Royal Lancers until 1930. Commanded the 1/1st Northumberland Hussars Mar 1917-Mar 1919. Pre-war service as a Lieutenant 12th Royal Lancers Army List 1902 having enlisted 23/05/1900. Entered France 2/06/1915. Born in Hornsey, Middlesex, London, England 12/03/1879 and was a first class cricketer and attended Oxford University. Mentioned in Despatches 2nd Boer War. Awarded Distinguished Service Order, QSA, KSA, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Died 2/06/1940 in Marylebone, London.

REYNOLDS, Alfred N. 1361. Corporal KEH.

RICH, Geoffrey Gordon. Serjeant Canterbury Mounted Rifles 7/424, Lieutenant 1st Troop 'A' Squadron KEH Vieille Chappelle 1918. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant.

RICHARDS, John. D/17226. Private Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons

RICHARDS, Richard. 1627. Private KEH. Private Royal Engineers WR/285721. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Did not serve in France and awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

RICHARDSON, Arthur. 1326. Private KEH. 2nd Troop, 'C' Squadron. Enlisted 116/11/9195. Entered France 13/07/1916. Injured at Matigny, France on 13/04/1917 by his horse kicking him and sustained multiple leg fractures. Discharged1 4/08/1919. Prior service with 1st Rhodesian Regiment in German West Africa and discharged Jul 1915. Born in Yorkshire in 1879. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

RICHARDSON, William Roland. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers later Captain. From Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as having served with KEH. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.

RICKARD, Joseph Charles. 1969. Private KEH. Enlisted 1/04/1917 and discharged 21/02/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 216877. Born 1896. British War Medal and Victory Medal sold on eBay UK Sep 2020.

RIDGEWAY, William Kemp. 1593. Private KEH. From New Zealand. Enlisted 28/07/1916 in Longford with Reserve Squadron after service with New Zealand forces having resigned to serve overseas 14/03/1916. Discharged 19/03/1917 through illness and awarded Silver War Badge 39056. Born in 1889 the son of Thomas Gamage Ridgeway who was living in Surrey, England post-war. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

RIDGWAY, George. D/16746. Private Dragoon Guards GS/21465, Private KEH D/16746, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17646

RIGG, Robert G. 1494. Private

RINDER, Robert Toynbee. 1446. Lance Corporal KEH. 'A' Squadron. Promoted to that rank 10/10/1917. Enlisted 9/02/1916, entered France 16/11/1916 and discharged 20/05/1919. Wounded with gun shot wound right wrist at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 and awarded Silver War Badge 294195, served overseas and born 1890 in Canada.

RITCHIE, Ernest. 1763. Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 112012

RITSON, Ralph Gerald. Captain. Commanded the Reserve Squadron from 22/05/1915. Attached from the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons whilst invalided from service in France. Entered France 18/11/1914 and was Staff Captain 8th Cavalry Brigade from 20/11/1914. Held the rank of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in 1919. Born on 17/01/1880 in Hexham, Northumberland, England and died on 22/10/1966 in South Africa. Champion polo champion. His brother Ward Cuthbert Ritson served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Rifle Brigade in WW1 and was awarded an OBE. Gerald was awarded the 1914 Star trio.

ROBARTS, Geoffrey Ward. Private KEH. Commissioned as as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery later Lieutenant Royal Air Force

ROBBIE, Alexander Benjiman. 1053. Private KEH. From New Zealand. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 4/01/1918.

ROBERTO, J. H. 1213. Private KEH

ROBERTON, James Basil Wilkie. Private KEH. Born 29/01/1896 at Wright St-Clair, Auckland, New Zealand. Studied at King's College, Auckland and then started in medicine at Cambridge University 1913. Likely to have served with the University Troop of KEH. Entered France 25/08/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Wounded twice and served as a Signal Officer in France and Italy. Mentioned in Despatches. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio named to Northumberland Fusiliers. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1918. After returning to Cambridge after the war he became a doctor in civilian life in New Zealand. He then served as a Major in World War 2 attached to the Headquarters of the New Zealand Medical Corps, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Service Number 462018. Was an authority on Maori history and culture. Died aged 99 January 1996 at Te Awamutu, Waikato. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

ROBERTS, Arthur Mathias. 1038. Lance Corporal. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Enlisted 12/04/1915 and entered France 28/07/1915. Discharged on account of wounds 24/01/1917 aged 26. Awarded Silver War Badge No. B24036.

ROBERTS, Charles Ewart. 1240. Private. KIA at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 09/04/1918. Born in 1889 the son of Henry Roberts, of Pool Crescent. Newtown. Montgomeryshire.KIA . Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Name commemorated on the Newtown War Memorial. (Possible photograph Figure 23). Civilian portrait shown courtesy of Imperial War Museum 'Lives of the First World War'.

ROBERTS, Donald Trevor. 83. Acting Squadron Serjeant Major. 'A' Squadron and 4th Troop, 'C' Squadron in 1918. Entered France 22/04/1915, wounded at Savy in March 1917 and discharged 3/03/1919. Awarded the Roumanian Medaille-Barbartie St. Credinta 2nd Class and Meritorious Service Medal with rank of Serjeant. Possibly born 10/05/1895 in Barry, Glamorgan, Wales and died 17/08/1955 in Warwickshire, Warwick, England. Possible photograph Figure 23. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

ROBERTS, John Henry. 1213. Corporal. Awarded Military Medal for defense at Vieille Chapelle Nov 1918 as a Private (Possible photograph Figure 23).

ROBERTSON, John. 446. Acting Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain,3rd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders 6/07/1916. Awarded Military Cross. Served with 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment as an Officer from 1934-39 and was a Lieutenant Colonel in WW2. He died 1/08/1944 in Oxton. His mother Grace applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Oxton, Cheshire, England.

ROBERTSON, Thomas Struan. Second Lieutenant

ROBINSON, Frank. D/9137. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons

ROBINSON, Harry 1076 Private KEH. Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39914

ROBINSON, Nichol. 1710. Private KEH.

ROBINSON, Peter. 1322. Private KEH. Discharged 31/03/1919. Resided in Kilburn, London post-war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

ROBINSON, Robert. 1555. Private KEH. Private Royal Engineers WR/282206, Private Rifle Brigade B/200727

ROBINSON, William Cowper. Named in 1902 camp photograph. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905, Lieutenant 1/05/1907.

ROBOTTI, William L. 649. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant, Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division. Awarded Military Cross and applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Highbury, London.

RODEN, Tom Corbitt. 809. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 7/12/1914. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 6/09/1918. Born in July 1881 in Whitby, Yorkshire, resided in Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne post-war and died 27/03/1961 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

RODNEY-RICKETTS, Stewart Arthur. 91. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 26/07/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 7/01/1915 later Captain 'D' Battery, Royal Field Artillery 82nd Brigade. KIA 31/10/1917 aged 23. Son of Arthur Rodney-Ricketts and Ellie Ricketts from Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Attended Exeter College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 1911. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Belgium. Awarded Military Cross 10/01/1917. Commemorated on the St. George's College War Memorial, Harare, Zimbabwe.

RODRIGUEZ, George Harold. 1304. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Discharged 8/07/1919.

ROGERS, Harry William. 1440. Lance Corporal. Killed in action 9/04/1918 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE. Lance Corporal Harry William Rogers KEH was born in Feilding, New Zealand and grew up in South Africa and is commemorated on a grave in Braamfontein Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa (photograph available). Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

ROMANES, Francis John. Lieutenant in photograph at Longford 1915 see Figure 19. Captain

ROPER, George Elliot. Second Lieutenant. Served pre-war KEH. Granted 12 months leave of absence (commenced 15/01/1912) from 20th (Corangamite) Light Horse (Australia) to attend Sheffield University and was attached to KEH. Returned to Australia and served with 20th Light Horse and promoted to Lieutenant in 1916. Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as having served with KEH.

ROSE, William. 1920. Serjeant Royal Engineers 208131, Serjeant KEH, Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/503876

ROSS, Carl Frederick William. 679. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Awarded Military Medal for gallantry at Cambrai 12/12/1917. Discharged 4/03/1919. Born 6/08/1893 in Capetown, South Africa. Arrived in England in 1904 and studied at Christ's College, University of London. Died 17/11/1943 in Ealing, Middlesex, England. Portrait photograph circa 1915-16 courtesy of J. Smith on Ancestry.  Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

ROSS, Outram (Rossie). 703. Private. 2nd Troop 'B' Squadron in 1915. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 27/05/1917 later Temporary Lieutenant Tank Corps. Born in the Cedars near Mackay, Queensland, Australia 27/05/1886 the son of Henry Ross. Was in America when war was declared and went to England to enlist. Married Sylvia May Burbidge in Brisbane 11/08/1919. Settled in New Zealand where he died in KatiKati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand in 1961.

RUECROFT, John W. 1196. Private

RUFFHEAD, Arthur W. 427. Lance Corporal. Machine Gun Section, 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 25/05/1914. Entered France 1/06/1915. Wounded by shrapnel at Windy Corner, Le Caury 8/01/1916. Promoted to Lance Corporal 23/12/1916. GunShot Wound to upper left arm 23/03/1917 at Savy. Discharged physically unfit 12/12/1917. Prior service in the Royal Field Artillery (London) 1909-11. Born 9/10/1890 in Bedford, England and died Dec 1971 in Droxford, Hampshire, England. Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada prior to enlistment. Awarded Silver War Badge 304/166 and entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

RUSSELL, Ernest Gordon. Lieutenant KEH. Captain Royal West Kent Regiment then Major Royal Army Service Corps. Born 17/06/1870 in Grange, Banffshire, Scotland and died 23/10/1953 in Kampala, East Africa. Mentioned in Despatches. Awarded OBE (London Gazette 3/06/1919). Image of Victory Medal sold on eBay UK shown. 

RUSSELL, George Gray. Lieutenant Colonel. Born in New Zealand and attended Wanganui Collegiate School and then University of Cambridge from 1902. He served in the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps prior to joining the Oxford University Troop of the King's Colonials. He appears on the 1910 Officers Nominal Roll as a Second Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain on the 5/11/1912.  As Major Russell he commanded 'A' Squadron of King Edward's Horse in France before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in command of the combined KEH.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order 4/02/1918 and Mentioned in Dispatches three times (one of which was published in the London Gazette Supplement 16/06/1916). Lieutenant Colonel Russell died on the 7 August 1965. Photograph taken as a Captain circa 1912-August 1914. Captain in 1915 see Figures 19 and 135. A solicitor in civilian life.  

RUTHERFORD, John. 1689. Private. Enlisted 9/11/1916 and discharged 30/09/1918 due to being medically unfit. From Wallsend-on-Tyne. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal and Silver War Badge 356658.

RUTTER, William. 1243. Private

RYAN, Frank Dowland. Reverend. Acting Chaplain in 1914 and  Chaplain to  KEH from 1918. Entered France 30/05/1915. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from the Chaplaincy, Bangkok, Siam in 1921.  Photograph from "The Sketch", Wednesday 4/09/1918, page 4.  Noted to have been awarded the Military Cross with medal ribbon shown in photograph.

RYAN, Martin. Second Lieutenant, Acting Major Royal Fusiliers

RYAN, Patrick Joseph. 1230. Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers