KC/KEH 'R'


RABIN, Benjamin.1458. Private, Private Royal Engineers 251857, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/128840

RAEBURN, Douglas Alfred. 415. Private. Served pre-war KEH.

RAINBOW, Arthur G. 1667. Private, Private Tank Corps 302835, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61274

RAINER, Christopher. 2125 Private. Transferred from 2KEH 912. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 23/02/1919.

RAMPLEN, Thomas. 1419. Private. Prior service in Botha's Natal Horse in German West Africa in 1915. Saw service with KEH 7/1916 to 11/1916 in France. Later served as a Lance Corporal in the South African Engineer Corps and died aged 72 in service on 22/01/1945. Son of George A. Ramplen and Matilda Ramplen. Buried at PORT ELIZABETH (SOUTH END) CEMETERY, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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).

RANDERS, Harold K. 1722. Private. '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.

RANSSON, Sidney L. 1627. Private, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/42276, Private Machine Gun Corps 300510, Private Liverpool Regiment 85734

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

RATCLIFFE, Thomas Massey. 666. Private

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. Born in Leeds, England 4/04/1886 and lived in Uruguay, South America, died in Montevideo in 16/08/1947. 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 with Liverpool Scottish and commissioned after enlisting in the  London Scottish. Another brother John KIA with the Dorset Regiment on 4/06/1918 where his accompanying portrait photograph was sourced from. He is wearing Round Pattern KEH Officer's Service Dress collar badges in the photograph and his cap badge isn't visible but would be of the same pattern.  

RAW, Frederick C. 740. Private, Private Royal Air Force 14090

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 and 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, Alfred Henry. Captain KEH.

REEVES, Allan S. 747. Private. From Southern Rhodesia.

REEVES, William G. 1798. Corporal, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61195, Corporal Tank Corps 302794

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, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45521

REID, Oswald Douglas. 1418. Private. Accidentally drowned at Baldoyle near Dublin, Ireland 18/08/16. Son of Thomas and Catherine Reid. Buried in ANNAN CEMETERY, UK.

REISSLAND, Charles F. 1143. Private

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

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

RENDALL, Richard W. 1605. Private

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 Marleybone, London.

REYNOLDS, Alfred N. 1361. Corporal

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, William on MIC as well with same number

RICHMOND, Frank George. 1121. Corporal, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 22986

RICKARD, Joseph Charles. 1969. Private. 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 10/10/1917. 'A' Squadron. 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.

RING, John. 1534. Private, Private Tank Corps 302811, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39915, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40592

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

ROBARTS, Geoffrey Ward. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Royal Air Force

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

ROBERTO, J. H. 1213. Private

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. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Wounded twice and served as a Signal Officer in France and Italy. 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 09/04/1918 aged 30. Son of Henry Roberts, of Pool Crescent. Newtown, Montgomeryshire. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE. Remembered on the Newtown War Memorial.

ROBERTS, Donald Trevor. 83. Serjeant, Acting Squadron Serjeant Major. Awarded the Roumanian Medaille-Barbartie St. Credinta 2nd Class and Meritorious Service Medal as a Serjeant KEH.

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

ROBERTS, Joseph E. 1086. Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302813, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 39969, Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 40595

ROBERTSON, John. 446. Acting Corporal, Captain Cameron Highlanders

ROBERTSON, Thomas Struan. Second Lieutenant

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

ROBINSON, Harry 1076 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39914

ROBINSON, Nichol. 1710. Private

ROBINSON, Peter. 1322. Private

ROBINSON, Philip. 1951. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85719

ROBINSON, Robert. 1555. Private, 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, Lieutenant Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division

RODEN, Tom Corbitt. 809. Private

RODNEY-RICKETTS, Stewart Arthur. 91. Serjeant. 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 Frederick C. 1543. Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corps 112005

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

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. 

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. Private. Discharged physically unfit 12/12/1917.

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, John H. 1486. Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 112109

RYAN, Martin. Second Lieutenant, Acting Major Royal Fusiliers

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