SADLER, Frank. 915. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Service Corps 20/01/1918.
SADLIER, John Raymond. 1102. Private. Entered France 18/11/1915. Commissioned 26/03/1918 as a Second Lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry. Born in Grange, South Australia in 1893 the son of Nicholas Clarke and Johanna Georgina (nee' Sturgess) Sadleir (he changed the spelling of his surname on enlistment) and he was raised in the McLaren Vale, Onkaparinga, South Australia. Educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia and employed as a Bank Clerk. He left for England to enlist in February 1915. He was later invalided to England suffering from trench fever and when it was determined he was not likely to recover sufficiently to return to the firing line, he was posted to the Palace Barracks in Belfast, Ireland as an instructor. He tragically died of a war related illness in England on 26/11/1918. He was buried in Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire. Commemorated on the Adelaide National War Memorial, Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board and the Australian Virtual War Memorial (with portrait photograph shown). Brothers DeVere and Charles both enlisted from the Argentine and served in the British Army and their sister Angela served in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve.
SAGE, Arthur William. 737. Private KIA 22/3/17 aged 22. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted in Watford and entered France on 22/04/1915. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Sage, of I, High Elms Cottages, Leavesden, Watford, Herts. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Arthur was born 1893 in Bedmond, Herts, and baptised 5/11/1893 at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley, Herts. He resided in Leavesden.
SAILL, Edward Charles. 935. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 5/04/1918. Born 25/05/1891 in Croydon, Surrey, England, married Lillian Rose Rice and lived post-war Peakhurst, Sydney, Australia until his death on 4/07/1976. Portrait photograph as a Lieutenant in the KEH.
SANDERMAN, Victor Staunton. Born on Jersey in 1866. Major in King's Colonials in 1906. Served as a Major in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons then 17th Lancers and fought in Boer War. Became Lieutenant Colonel in command of the KEH in 1912 and mobilised them for war 4/08/1914. Commanded KEH until invalided in 1916. Died 26/08/1943. Photograph shown in Figure 13.
SANDERSON, Frank E. 764. Private
SANDERSON, William Andrew. 104. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 1904 in King's Colonials. Entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded Silver War Badge 2/11/1917. Awarded Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in April 1918 and 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Died 1964/65.
SARUM, William. Lieutenant. Batman was Serjeant Pocock. No Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry identified.
SAUNDERS, Ernest Valdrent. 1265. Lance Corporal. 4th Troop 'B' Squadron. KIA 9/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle from direct hit from minewerfer shell on Hotchkiss gun team he was in charge of. Buried in the CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE. Awarded Queens South Africa Medal (Orange Fee State, Cape Colony and Transvaal clasps) and King's South Africa Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Croix de Guerre (Belgium) as a Lance Corporal KEH. Prior service as Trooper 1435 New South Wales Imperial Bushmen Mounted Rifles and Quarter Master Serjeant 3080 Canadian Scouts. Born in 1875 the son of Alfred Godfrey Saunders and Anna Connell in Hereford, England and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
SAVAGE, Albert Henry. 855. Private
SAVILLE, W. Captain and Surgeon in KEH 1910.
SAYER, William Thomas. 692. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 160th Field Company, Royal Engineers 20/09/1915. KIA 5/06/1916 while preparing to set mines close to German workings at Vermilles. Born in 1888 and raised in Geelong, Victoria, Australia educated at Geelong Grammar School and Ballarat School of Mines. He was a mine manager in Queensland before travelling to the United States of America in 1912 to further his mining experience. Second son of the late J. W. Sayer and Mrs. Sayer, Newtown, Geelong. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France and the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. Photograph on horseback courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.
SCARF, Benjamin. 251. Private. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 28/10/1914.
SCHOFIELD, Harry. D/15928. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
SCHOFIELD, William. D/15844. Private Dragoons GS/19277, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons
SCHONKEN, William P. 1004. Private
SCOTLOCK, Benjamin C. 1109. Private
SCRIVEN, Joseph B. 1430. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 112762
SCULLY, Thomas. 1227. Private
SEARIES, Charles Horace. 572. Private. 3rd Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Enlisted 13/08/1914 and entered France 21/04/1915. Wounded in both legs at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. Discharged 7/04/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 190522. Born in 1892 in Addlestone, Surrey and died in 1953 in Sussex, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
SEHEULT, Andre. 1310. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent and discharged 3/11/1919. Died in Trinidad. Brother of Robert Seheult.
SEHEULT, Robert. 1303. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant Contingent and discharged 30/07/1919. Died in Trinidad in 1946. Brother of Andre Seheult.
SELLAR, William. Private. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Received a superficial head wound and exhaustion. Cousin of Captain Francis John MacCunn KIA 26/09/1916 at the Battle of Loos. Noted in 'Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916): A Musical Life' by Jennifer L. Oates.
SELLIER, Ferdinand. Private. 15th Carribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent. Not related to Private Numa Joseph Sellier 1839, 2KEH.
SEXTON, Edward. 1883. Private
SEYMOUR, Edward O. D/17033 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
SHARMAN, Robert Palmer. 1919. Private KEH. Enlisted 8/12/1915 and discharged 9/04/1919. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal and British War Badge 228404. Born Apr 1884 in Twickenham, London, England and died in Apr 1949 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.
SHARP, Frederick John Milton. 627. Serjeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Coldstream Guards.
SHAW, Charles Athelstan. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, promoted to Captain 11/1914 and commanded Machine Gun Section. KIA 09/01/16 as result of head wounds from a shell burst behind the front line. Member of King's Colonials Masonic Lodge. Son of the late Charles and Marianne Shaw. Born in Victoria, Australia on 19/06/1878 and emigrated with his family to England in 1888. Educated at Dean Close School in Cheltenham. Served in the South African Campaign for 19 months with the Yorkshire Dragoons. Worked for National Provincial Bank of England. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on National Provincial And Union Bank Of England Memorial, London.
SHAW, Henry Cecil. 52. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Saw service in France and Italy. Commissioned as a Temporary Lieutenant Army Ordnance Corps 18/06/1916. Member of Regimental Masonic Lodge. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Herbert Road, Woolwich, London.
SHAW, Herbert Harris. Corporal, ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry. Corporal Shaw was born in 1893 in Teignmouth, Devon, England and served in ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry from 1902 to 1907. Prior to this service, he served in the Bechuanaland Border Police 1894-95 and the Matabele Mounted Police in 1896. Having emigrated to Sydney, Australia he enlisted as a Private in the 35th Battalion (Newcastle’s Own), 9th Brigade of the 1st Australian Imperial Force on the 12th April 1916. He embarked for England on board the HMAT Anchises A68 on the 24th August 1916. Attaining the rank of Extra Regimental Sergeant, he was wounded in action on the 12th October 1917. He was a photographer by profession and assisted the noted Australian World War One photographer Frank Hurley after the war. His British War and Victory medals are held in the Dave Harrower Collection in New South Wales, Australia and Corporal Shaw's portrait photograph is shown courtesy of Peter Nemaric, Victoria, Australia as Figure 83.
SHAW, Jack William. Private, Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
SHAW, Neville Lancaster. Private commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 18/04/1915. Promoted to Lieutenant on 1/07/1917 and transferred to Tank Corps on 7/08/1917. Discharged on4/10/10918. Born in Ross, Herefordshire in 1890 and educated at Sherborne School. Emigrated to Jamaica and arrived back in England 31/08/1914. Served in WW2 from July to December 1940 as a Lieutenant with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Director of Hammonds United Brewery post-war and died in Pershore 5/11/1953. British War Medal and Victory Medal sold at auction in the UK Apr 2020 by Dix Noonan Webb and photograph of them follows. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland.
SHAW, Robert. 1780. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/354265.
SHEED, O. J. 1728. Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 78798
SHENNON, Watson Douglas. 508. Lance Corporal KEH. Captain Royal Engineers. Born 30/06/1887 in Dunedin, New Zealand where his father Watson Shennon was a prominent pastoralist in Otago. Student at Auckland Grammer School then Cambridge University in 1908 and joined the University Troop of the King's Colonials. Obituary notes he was serving with them in 1909. He became a Barrister in London. Re-enlisted KEH aged 27 on 8/08/1914 at Alexandra Palace. 17/11/1914 appointed Lance Corporal. 4/02/1915 commissioned Second Lieutenant Signalling Section of the Royal Engineers, 47th (London) Division. Entered France Jun 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 8/04/1916 and Captain 8/06/1918 Royal Engineers. Awarded Military Cross at Loos 26/09/1915 and Mentioned in Despatches 30/11/1915. After the Armistice saw service in Egypt. Came to South Australia in 1921 via New Zealand and took over a vineyard at Modbury. Married Miss Florence Ellison, of Melbourne and had two children, Richard and Mary. He died in Melbourne on 25/10/1937. Auckland Online Cenotaph. Portrait photograph whilst serving with the Royal Engineers available at www.kingedwardshorse.net.
SHEPPARD, Albert E. 719. Private
SHILTON, Alfred. 758. Private
SHIRCORE, David. 951. Private. Enlisted 10/02/1915 and entered France 27/07/1915. Discharged due to sickness 14/12/1916 with Silver War Badge 100910. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
SHORT, Walter Mayhow Burgoyne. 1549. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 9/05/1918. Later Lieutenant KEH. Left Trinidad for UK before 18/10/1915. Prior service with Royal North West Mounted Police. Born in Trinidad in 1893, living their in 1946 and died 1951 in England.
SIDDALL, Horace Victor. 1397. Private, Flight Cadet Royal Flying Corps 318091
SIM, William Roland. 847. Lance Corporal. Enlisted in the KEH having sailed to London from Shanghai where he was employed with the Shanghai Tug & Lighter Co on board the SS Suwa Maru on 16/10/1914. Entered France 1/06/1915 and was captured, escaped and rejoined his Regiment at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 27/05/1919 and returned to Shanghai post war.
SIMONS, William Utten. 818. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915 with Machine Gun Section and severely wounded by German rifle grenade 7/08/1915 at Rabot. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Labour Corps 15/09/1917. Born 1882 in Sydenham, Kent, England and died in Havana, Cuba 1/12/1973. Had 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Brother Private Henry Lovell Simons 754473 KIA 3/11/1915 at Ypres, Belgium with 29th Bn. Canadian Infantry and buried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Belgium
SIMPSON, A. E. Signaler.
SIMPSON, Brian George Cannon. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant, 20th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (RHA), B.E.F., France. Enlisting in England, where he was studying sculpture, 4th August, 1914, joined KEH and later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the RHA, 1st Cavalry Division, volunteering for Trench Mortar Section. Early education at Sydney Church of England Grammar School. Later at St. Paul's College, University of Sydney 1910-1912 Bachelor of Arts. He gave his life through an act of initial bravery, climbing a tree in full view of the German Lines to shoot a sniper and was hit coming down. Died of Peritonitis 29/07/1915 ensuing from wounds received on 22nd July aged 22. Son of the late George Hamilton Cassan Simpson and Lilian Thompson of Sydney New South Wales. Born 1 Nov 1892 in New South Wales, Australia and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium. Photograph in RHA uniform circa 1915.
SIMPSON, George Barre Goldie. Private. King's Colonials 1906-09. Born in Woolahra, New South Wales in 1887. Served with 'A' Company 4th Battalion AIF as Lance Corporal 866. Embarked Australia 20/10/1914. KIA at Gallipoli 6/09/1915. Son of Archibald Henry and Alice Marion Simpson. Buried in Johnston's Jolly Cemetery.
SIMPSON, Walter Scott. 1236. Private. KIA 9/04/18 aged 27 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. 'C' Squadron. Son of William Francis and Eliza Simpson born Islington, London, England. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.
SINCLAIR, John H. 1758. Private, Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders S/16657
SINGLETON, Richard. 803. Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 413788
SIZER, Percy K. 844. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Died of Wounds 24/03/1917 in action at Villeveque. Buried in NESLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRANCE and photograph of headstone shown. Born Jul 1879 in Great Bentley, Essex, England and traveled to England to enlist from Japan. Prior service as Shoeing Smith 6415, 35th Middlesex Company, 11th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps Wittebergen, Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1901. Commemorated on the Great Bentley war memorial. Brother Trooper Edward Chisnall Sizer, 527, East African Mounted Rifles KIA 2/03/1916 at Kajiado, Rift Valley, Kenya.
SKEPELHORN Frederick Willet. 338. Quarter Master Serjeant Major, KEH. Born 30/10/1873 to William and Sarah nee Lock at 14 West Square London Road, Saint Saviour, Southwark, Surrey. In 1881 he is recorded as living at 118 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster. Attended St. Michael’s National School, Westminster. 4/02/1890 rejected from Military Service due to a varicocele, a vein abnormality in the scrotum. 10th January, 1891 attested for Military Service as Private, 3773, 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, occupation as musician. Admitted to hospital 21/01/1891 and discharged from hospital with “debility" 20/02/1891 after surgery on his varicocele. 21/02/1891 discharged from Service as “not being likely to become an efficient soldier" as he was unable to ride as a consequence of pain in his groin. 9/05/1894 marriage to Annie Emily Church in the Register office Chelsea with his home address being 158 Oakley Street, Chelsea and occupation as salesman. 16/05/1894 daughter Ethel Maud Willet is born at 116 Uxbridge road, Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith. 03/1896 Louisa Frances second daughter is born in Chelsea. In 1896 involved in the Mashonaland uprising just before he attested to the British South Africa (BSA) Police force in the Matabeleland Mounted Police , 629. Awarded British South African Co. Medal reverse Omashonaland (Trumpeter F. W. Skepelhorn, 18970 BSA Police). 24/02/1897- 28/01/1899 he served with the South African Police Force and lived in Zimbabwe, Africa leaving his wife and family at home. Reference to Matabeleland also implies he may have been part of the Matabeleland Division of the BSA Coy Police, possibly prior to attestation. The medal appears to be a War Medal for operations in Mashonaland during the 1896 uprising, which is shortly before the attestation above. 24/03/1899 leaves Cape Town, South Africa to return home via Southampton having been a diamond miner. 20/05/1899-31/10/1900 served with the East Surrey Regiment. 1/11/1900–25/05/1908 served with the Middlesex Regiment. 28/02/1900 third daughter Irene Gladys is born at 4B Prince of Wales Road, Battersea. 21/08/1901 son Richard Walter born 29 Prince of Wales road, Battersea. 2/07/1903 fourth daughter Jessie Sarah born 29 Prince of Wales road, Battersea. In 1904 family were living at 12 Kelmscott road, Clapham, Wandsworth. 26/01/1905 fifth daughter Dorothy Evelyn born 4 Belleville road, Battersea. 1905 – 1908 family lived at 4 Belleville Road, Wandsworth, Clapham. 1906 sixth daughter Phyllis Maisie was born. 1/08/1908- 9/11/1913 served in the City of London Regiment Territorial Force. 1909 family living 46 Broomwood Road, Wandsworth. 1911 - 1922 family living at 26 Spencer Road, New Wandsworth, Battersea. Worked as fruit salesman in partnership with Henry Cherry at Covent Garden from 1911-1926. 11/11/1913–4/08/1914 served as Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 338 with King Edward’s Horse Special Reserve where he was Regimental Band Master. 9/05/1914 Greenwich Park, London – “The Prince of Wales Military band conducted by F. W. Skepelhorn (Source - London Standard). 2/06/1915–25/09/1915 BEF France and Flanders with KEH. 29/09/1917 Warrant Officer R.A.S.C - BEF France and Flanders. 30/09/1917-9/01/1919. Appointed Temporary Second Lieutenant, R.A.S.C. 9/01/1919 relinquished his commission and retained the rank of Second Lieutenant. Entitled to the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. 1919 - Musical Director to the City of London Police. In 1922 living at Ravenhurst, Westbury Road, New Malden, Surrey. 1925-30 living at Wighill, Old Malden, Worcester Park, Surrey. He was musical director to the City of London Police in 1919. “Lieutenant Frederick Skepelhorn, late of the Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, is the popular conductor of the band of the Royal Artillery 92nd London Brigade (Territorial), the City of London Police band and the organisation known as Lt. Skepelhorn’s military band. All these bands enjoy a tremendous popularity particularly with the audiences of the National Sunday League Concerts both in the London Parks on Sundays, in the summer and at various places of amusement in and around London during the winter months. The members of these bands are almost exclusively recruited from ex-army bands, many of them being ex-guardsmen and they form some of the finest military combinations in London, being all expert musicians. In addition to their Sunday League engagements, Lt. Skepelhorn’s bands are constantly retained by the London County Council and the best known sports clubs around the metropolis, they are also frequently engaged during the year at the Crystal Palace and Alexandra Palace, as well as many other public and private functions. 31/10/1928 discharged from T.A. Para 193(1) T.A. Regs. 14/11/1929 applied to be a Freeman of the City of London. Killed in a hit and run accident on the Kingston bypass, Kingston Hill on 22/06/1930 and buried 26/06/1930 in Battersea cemetery, Morden, Surrey (Thanks to Jenny Willis, great grand daughter for his biography).
SLAPE, R. H. D/12957. Private Dragoon Guards GS/6709, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons
SLEATH, Joseph H. 1173. Serjeant, Serjeant Labour Corps 409714
SLOMAN, William. 243. Private, Private Labour Corps 674063
SLY, Harry. 546. Private. Enlisted 11/09/1914, injured whilst training in Ireland 11/12/1914 and discharged 22/07/1915 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 52329 and did not serve overseas.
SMEETON, Warwick James. Private KEH. 3rd Troop 'C' Squadron in Aug 1914. After 4 months transferred to 13th Battery, 123rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Entered France 28/07/1915. Promoted to Captain then Major. Awarded Military Cross. Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 11/12/1917). Born in Auckland, New Zealand on 29/09/1895 and died 1/11/1970 in Waikato, New Zealand. Attended St. Peter's College, Cambridge, Waikato and was in the School Cadets for 7 years. Arrived in England 9/05/1914 on a family holiday. Noted in article in the New Zealand Herald 14/12/1914 as serving in the KEH and then in the Auckland Star 10/02/1915 as commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the RFA. Lieutenant Colonel in New Zealand Staff Corps in WW2. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.
SMITH, Alan Kincaird. 1264. Private, Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry
SMITH, Arthur Cyril Godwin. Second Lieutenant KEH. Entered France in 1915, Promoted to Captain, Royal Field Artillery and later transferred as a Captain Royal Air Force. Born in Hereford on 12/01/1888 and died in Hereford in June 1973. One of four brothers to Arthur Hiles Smith and Fanny (nee Godwin) Smith. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.
SMITH, Charles. 802. Private, Acting Serjeant Royal Fusiliers G/95609
SMITH, Charles B. 278. Private, Private Royal Engineers 246469
SMITH, Edward Stratton. 701. Serjeant. Enlisted 9/09/1914 and discharged 16/06/1916 due to sickness. Did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 81,400. Born in 1882 in Norfolk, England. Saw service with Imperial Yeomanry as Private 21271, 69th Company (Sussex), 7th Battalion enlisted 22/01/1901 and discharged time expired 11/08/1902. Awarded Queen's South Africa medal with Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 clasps and King's South Africa with South Africa 1902 clasp. Brother Sapper Harry Barnard Smith KIA 9/08/1916 with 208th Field Company, Royal Engineers 85189, born in Norwich in 1886. Family portrait with Edward in KEH uniform on the right and Harry on the left.
SMITH, Ernest. 1117. Private. Acting Serjeant. Entered France 19/11/1915 and discharged 24/02/1919.
SMITH, E. S. 166. Corporal
SMITH, F. H. 15. Corporal
SMITH, Frederick Walter. 2048. Private KEH. Transferred from 2KEH as Private 690. Enlisted at White City, London in 2KEH and entered France 4/05/1915. KIA 9/04/18 at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Son of Catherine and Hilton Smith and had five brothers and six sisters. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Born in Faversham, Kent and lived in Croydon, London.
SMITH, George M. O. 1781. Acting Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 45504
SMITH, Harold Broadfield. 262. Private
SMITH, Harry. 1526. Private, Private Royal Army Medical Corps 137450
SMITH, H. 1184. Private
SMITH, Humphrey. 611. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 19/03/1919.
SMITH, Ignatius. 1697. Private. Reported missing at Defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 25/05/1919. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.
SMITH, John. 784. Private. Enlisted 1/12/1914 in Bristol, arrived in France 21/04/1915 and discharged 12/03/1919. Born in Sunderland, Durham, England in 1884. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal sold at auction 2017 and re-sold 2019. Prior service with Northumberland Imperial Yeomanry, time expired.
SMITH, John. 1397. Private. Enlisted 11/01/1916 and entered France 7/09/1916. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918 with gun shot wound shoulder and face. Commissioned as a Reverend in the Australian Imperial Force 6/02/1919. Born in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1875. Applied for medals from Kattaning, Western Australia where he was a Minister pre and post-war. British War Medal and Victory medal held by the Western Australian museum. Brother Private David Smith, 1427 with the 7th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force was KIA at Gallipoli on 8/08/1915 and buried in Johnston's Jolly Cemetery.
SMITH, John Robert. 638. Private. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916. Entered France 22/04/1915. Promoted to Warrant Officer Class 2. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant 21/10/1917 later Lieutenant and Quartermaster. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Aylesbury, Salisbury, England.
SMITH, Joseph. 1861. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61241
SMITH, L. G. D. 14. Private
SMITH, Malcolm L. 1911. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 40114
SMITH, Martin Dayton. 1479. Private, Private Tanks Corps 112080, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45505, and also served Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps but not recorded on MIC. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on 13/08/1892 and enlisted in KEH in Ireland around 08/04/1915 and deserted from British Army 14/09/1917 and enlisted in the US Army as a Private and deployed to France 22/04/1918. Died 09/07/1980 (Information provided by Keith on the Great War Forum).
SMITH, Norman Frankling. 435. Serjeant. 'B' Squadron. Promoted from Corporal Trumpeter. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 2/03/1919. Born in Leyton, Essex, England in 1897 and died in Surrey in 21/04/1958. Brother Private Arthur Wellesley Smith, 514539 in the 14th County of London Battalion, London Regiment was KIA 16/08/1917 in Belgium. Norman was entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
SMITH, Percy N. 12445. Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 78354
SMITH, Radnor H. 1701. Acting Serjeant. Discharged 12/06/1919.
SMITH, Reginald J. 16. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 18/05/1919. Born in Barbados in 1893 and died in England in 1963. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
SMITH, R. E. T. Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
SMITH, Richard B. 1679. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/34019
SMITH, Roy. Captain Royal Field Artillery
SMITH, Sidney Albert. 248. Lance Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 1/02/1913, entered France 1/06/1915 and discharged 3/02/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 209292. Born in 1885 and died Apr 1960. His 1914/15 Star Medal trio sold on electronic auction site in Jul 2018.
SMITH, Walter. 349. Lance Corporal. 'B' Squadron. Served in the pre-war KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Killed in a railway accident 12/03/1918 aged 38 at Modane, France. Played bass trombone in KEH band. Son of Alfred and Jane Smith. Buried in ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
SMITH, William. 2147. Private Army Service Corps T4/241940, Private KEH
SMITHERS, Charles F. 1209. Private, Private Royal Engineers WR163, Private Machine Gun Corps 112270, Private Liverpool Regiment 85732
SMITHSON, Arthur L. 1320. Private
SMYE, William T. 1646. Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corps 302781, Acting Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61226
SNAPE, Herbert. 760. Private
SODEN, Henry Lewis Balfour. 82. Corporal, 256 in KEH 1911 at Colchester Camp (see Figure 61) served 26/02/1909 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 1/03/1913 then Serjeant KEH, 'A' Squadron from 14/11/1914. Entered France 17/06/1915 and Squadron Serjeant Major from 12/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps 25/02/196 later Lieutenant then Captain Supply and Transport Corps Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Entered France 17/06/1915. Born in 1889 in Alford, Lincolnshire, England and died 3/12/1955 in Woking. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Oakham, Surrey (held in a private collection).
SOLMAN, Ernest. 1083. Private, Private Labour Corps 414408 also spelt Soloman on MIC
SORZANO, Fernando. 1412. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85685
SOUTHWELL, Harry. D/9047. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/9047
SOWLEY, Sidney Carlton. 1099. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 17/05/1915 at Bishops Stortford and entered France 14/09/1915. Posted as Missing in Action at Defense of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. Interred as a Prisoner of War in Germany from 11/04/1918 - 18/11/1918. Discharged 17/04/1919 with address of 52 Albany Rd, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Member of the St Andrew Company of the Jamaica Reserve Regiment prior to departing to England to enlist in May 1915. Born on 29/11/1893 in Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica and died 4/05/1984 in South Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
SPENCER, Hugh. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with 15th Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent.
SPRIGGS , G. Private. Noted in military trial dated 2/06/1917 in Dublin.
SPROULL, Alexander Wallace. Private KEH. Commissioned Royal Engineers (Special Reserve) in 1914; served European War, 1914–18 (wounded). Major-General Alexander Wallace Sproull, CB 1947; CBE 1944; FCGI; BSc (Eng.); MIMechE, MIEE. Born 24/12/1892; son of A. M. Sproull, BE; married in 1918 to Adeline Frances Godby; and died 12/03/1961. Educated at St Lawrence College, Ramsgate; City and Guilds College. ); (Regular) 1921; Staff Captain, War Office, 1919–23; Assistant Inspector Engineer Stores, 1926–31; Dep. Assistant Director, WO, 1933–37; Inspector Engineer and Signal Stores, 1937; Dep. Chief Insp., 1937–40; special appt Air Ministry (Radar), 1940; Chief Inspector Engineer and Signal Stores, 1940–42; Chief Inspector Electrical and Mechanical Equipment, 1942–46; Dir-Gen. of Armament Production, Ministry of Supply, 1946–47. Pres. Institution of Engineering Inspection, 1943–44; Pres. Junior Institution of Engineers, 1946–47. Captain, RE, 1924; Brevet Major 1931; Major, RE, 1933; Brevet Lt-Col 1936; Lt-Col 1939; Acting Brigadier, 1942; Temp. Brigadier 1943; Acting Major-General 1944; Temp. Maj.-Gen. 1945; retired from Army, 1947. Special Appointment Ministry of Supply, 1947; relinquished appointment, 1948. Director British Photographic Industries, Ltd and associated companies, 1948–54; Deputy Chm. Ross Ltd, 1948–51, Chairman, 1952, Director 1953–54; Director: Phoenix Telephone and Electric Holdings Ltd, 1950–; Sewell & Hulton, Ltd, 1952–; John Oakey & Sons Ltd, 1954.
SPRUCE, Robert. 865. Private
STACEY, Reginald A. 1648. Private
STANLEY, Jack. 1264. Private
STANNING, Thomas G. 1520. Private, Acting Corporal Royal Defence Corps 68942
STANTON, C. J. 1675. Private, Private Military Foot Police P/14552
STAPLES, Osric Osmond. 1612. Serjeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers 7/12/1914. KIA 25/09/1915. Born 1/09/1892 in Eastern Cape, South Africa and educated at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar (1911). Name commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Medals claimed by his father Mr A. W. Staples of Clifton, Bristol, England.
STARK, Lawrence. 1937. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45507
STARLING, Arthur Henry. 1392. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 112264, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39903
STAUNTON, L. A. Lynch. 1027. Private
STEELE, Ivan G. 727. Private
STEIN, Ian Ramsey Bonthron. 413. Corporal. 'A' and 'B' Squadrons. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 2/09/1915. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 and repatriated 10/12/1918. Born in 1897 in Liverpool, Lancashire and died Mar 1972 in Midhurst, Sussex, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from West Kirby, Cheshire, England. Noted on British Jewry Roll of Honour 1914-18. Named in group photograph at Longford 1915 shown on accompanying page.
STEPHENS, Harry. 1127. Private, Private Labour Corps 416780
STESSIGER, H. P. Serjeant Major in 1908 and promoter of the King's Colonial Lodge.
STEVEN, Hugh. 1576. Private
STEVENS, George Percival. 48. Serjeant. Enlisted in the King's Colonials on 21/11/1907 and served until 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 10/05/1913 and embodied 5/08/1914 with 'A' Squadron KEH. Entered France 1/06/1915 and discharged 23/11/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 23/11/1915 in Royal Field Artillery KIA 21/05/1918 as a Lieutenant 232 Brigade RFA attached Royal Engineers. Born in 1890 in Peckham, London, UK and educated at Askes's School, Hatcham. Son of Frank & Gertrude Stevens, 6 Danecroft Road, Herne Hill, London. Mrs. Stevens applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Danecroft Road, Herne Hill, London. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL, France.
STEVENS, Rupert (Steve) M. 1463. Private. Born in Durban, South Africa and served with the KEH in Ireland, France and Italy. Secretary and President of KEH South African branch for many years. Named in photograph at 1904 camp in St Albans of the King's Colonials with Trooper Randall. Had several horses shot from beneath him. Died 9/05/1960. 1914 head and shoulders portrait photograph from (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947).
STEVENSON, Alexander. 1329. Private. Discharged 13/12/1918.
STEVENSON, Cecil B. 1740. Private. Reserve 4/12/1919.
STEVENSON, Phillip. D. Lieutenant, Acting Captain. Adjutant KEH. Mentioned in Despatches (twice). Born in England and discharged 01/1919. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.
STEVENSON, Ralph C. 909. Private
STEVENSON, Thomas. 520. Private
STEWART, John (Jock). 165. Staff Serjeant Major. Pre-war service in KEH and promoted from Lance Corporal to Corporal in Mar 1913 with Regimental number 1072. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned KEH 24/08/1915. Captain attached Tank Corps Mentioned in Despatches. Died Sep 1947 in Great Crosby, Liverpool. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Waterloo, Liverpool, England.
STEWART, John (Jack) Francis. 1376. Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 5/04/1919. Of Maori heritage, born in 1894 the son of David (Heta Reweti) Stewart and Emere (Emily) Apanui Mair from Thames, North Island of New Zealand. Died in Auckland, New Zealand 18/10/1968. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. A younger brother David (Pareiha) Apanui Stewart was born in 1895 and Died of Wounds received at Gallipoli with the 6th Hauraki Company, New Zealand Maori Contingent and was buried at sea 16/08/1915 while being evacuated to Lemnos Island. Standing portrait photograph of John Stewart courtesy of Derek Wignall shared on Ancestry. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
STEWART, Sidney Joseph. 713. Private, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
STEWART, William Malcolm. 918. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 6/04/1915. Entered France 5/01/1916. Later Captain attached to the 23rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. He attended St Peter’s College, Adelaide 1894 -1899 and sometime after leaving went to South Africa, where at 19 years of age he joined the Natal Light Horse. He subsequently joined the Third Australian Contingent. After being present in several engagements he returned to the Commonwealth with them. Captain Stewart obtained a commission in the Rhodesian Military Police, and thence went to England to enlist. Died of Wounds 27/10/1916 at the Battle of Flers-Courceletteon on the Somme. Mentioned in Despatches. Born in Port Pirie, South Australia in Apr 1881 the son of Robert Walter and Gertrude Theodora Fydell Stewart (nee Lindsay). Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France. Commemorated on the Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board.
STEYN, Stephanus Sebastian Lombard. 185. Lance Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
STILWELL, Egerton. 1500. Private
STIMPSON, Richard. 936. Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 319684
STOCKWELL. Colin Francis St Clair. Second Lieutenant commanded 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials in 1903. London Gazette 8/05/1903. Served with Scottish Horse 12/11/1914 and then transferred to Royal Horse and Field Artillery 4/05/1915 in France. Awarded Legion de Honneur Croix de Chevalier 5/06/1917. 5th March 1917 - Attached to Headquarters Units Asst. Prov. Marshalls. Temporary Captain C F Stockwell, Gen List. 9/02/1921 - Asst. Prov. Marshal (Cl. FF).Temp. Capt. C. F. Stockwell, 'Gen. Last, and, relinquishes the temp, rank of Maj. 31/01/1921. Major Colin Francis STOCKWELL. Auxillary Forces. Born 26/04/1882 in Hong Kong and died in Shantung, China on 11/04/1936.
STONARD, Jack W. 1845. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85729
STONE, James B. 216. Sapper, Sapper Labour Corps 230743
STONER, Henry B. 1250. Private, Private Tank Corps 112179
STOREY, John. 1158. Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/1918. VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE and photograph of headstone available.
STOW, Sidney. 1617. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 59637
STRACHAN, A. G. 732. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
STRALENDORFF, Richard. 622. Lance Corporal. Enlisted 8/11/1914, entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 26/07/1915 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 98007. Born 1883 in Manchester, England.
STRATFORD, Charles J. Captain King's African Rifles
STRATHDEE, William. 913. Private, Second Lieutenant Seaforth Highlanders 114724, Corporal Royal Garrison Artillery
STREET, James. 907. Private
STRETCH, Samuel Alexander Cliffe. 1218. Private. 4th Troop, Reserve Squadron. Enlisted 6/08/1915. Discharged 12/07/1919. Served in WW2 as Corporal V236291 with 7th Volunteer Defence Corps 1942-45. Born 23/06/1894 in Rokewood, Victoria, Australia and educated at Geelong College. Married Agatha Mary Crawford in 1924 in Victoria and they had two children during their marriage. He died 5/07/1957 in Ballarat, Victoria. Named in photograph of 4th Troop, Reserve Squadron, Curragh, 1915. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
STRONG, John. 220. Private 720 on MIC as well, Corporal Labour Corps 385220
STUBBING, Harold R. 2001. Private
STUDDY, Robert Frank Barton. 835. Private, Second Lieutenant Northamptonshire Regiment
STUART, John (Jack) Roland Smeaton. 80. Corporal KEH served 1912-14. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in Jan 1915 later Lieutenant. Brass 1907 pattern identity disk shown in accompanying photograph inscribed with Regimental number 80, named to J. R. S. Stuart, religion as CoE (Church of England) and K.E.H. dating it to post-1910. Born in the Straits Settlement, Singapore circa 1894 and educated at Raffles School and later attended Eastbourne College, England in 1910-11. He wrote “Safari for Gold” which was published in Jan 1942 about his life and travels in Kenya where he settled post WW1. Member of the British Union of Fascists. His name also appears in the book on 'Fascism in Britain' from Oswald Mosley's "Blackshirts to the National Front”. His son was Captain J. Smeaton-Stuart, Royal Ulster Rifles, awarded General Service Medal 1918-62, one bar, Cyprus (2/Lt.J.Smeaton-Stuart. R.U.R.) and Campaign Service Medal 1962, two bars, Borneo, Radfan (Capt.J.Smeaton-Stuart. R.U.R.). His Father's medals (Three to Lieutenant J.R.S.Stuart, Royal Artillery, 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut.J.R.S.Stuart. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medal (Lieut.J.R.S.Smith.). Mounted as worn. Official correction to Regiment on the second medal) and his medals, tunic, sword and badges were sold at auction in the UK in 2016.
SULLIVAN, Kevin Irving. 1216. Acting Corporal. Enlisted 13/08/1915. Promoted to Acting Corporal 17/03/1916 and reverted to Lance Corporal on being charged with gambling in Corporals Room 19/03/1916 at Curragh with 4th Troop, Reserve Squadron. Served in France from 17/07/1916, promoted to Lance Corporal 17/04/1917 as a Machine Gunner. Served in Italy 20/12/1917 until 10/03/1918. Taken Prisoner of War 5/11/1918 having been and posted as Missing in Action 9/04/1918 and interred in a camp in Gardelegen, Germany. Treated for Exposure incurred whilst a Prisoner of War at Lille Hospital. Repatriated to Dover 19/11/1918 and discharged 22/06/1919. Born in Glebe, New South Wales in 1894 and was employed as a farmer at a a cattle station at Coonamba, New South Wales and family home was at Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Post war worked in Queensland and died in 1955 in Newtown, New South Wales. Details from Service papers and Red Cross Missing In Action and Wounded record, Australian War Memorial. Appears in photograph of 4th Troop Reserve Squadron, Curragh, 1915 as shown in Figure 28.
SUNDERLAND, Geoffrey. 509. Sergeant. 'C' Squadron KEH. Served with pre-war KEH whilst attending Cambridge University as part of the University Troop. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment Feb 1916 later Captain. Wounded at the battle of High Wood in Aug 1916, and invalided to England returning to to France June 1917. KIA 24/09/1918 at Gricourt, St Quentin. Born 21 May 1889 in Swarthmoor, Poverty Bay, New Zealand. Enlisted 1914. Son of John William and Agnes Henrietta Sunderland; husband of Grace Lilian Sunderland of Ambletts Cottage, Chithurst, Petersfield, Hants (married 3/10/1916) Buried at BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, Aisne, France. Geoffrey is commemorated on an individual plaque in Graffham Parish Church, Graffham War Memorial, the Memorial Plaque in Graffham Parish Church and on the Board in Midhurst Rother College. He is also mentioned in the War List of the University of Cambridge 1914-1918, edited by G V Carey, as “Sergeant – King Edward’s Horse; Captain – Royal Sussex Regiment; Killed in action at Gricourt 24th September 1918.” Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
SUTTON, Herbert F. 1258 Private
SWAIN, Henry Thomas. 1547. Lance Corporal. Entered France Nov 1916. Commissioned 22/08/1918 as a Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant KEH. Born on 8/03/1884 in London, England. Applied for British War Medal and Victory Medal in 1921 from an address in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA where he died on 19/08/1940. Named in photograph shown in Figure 33 as Second Lieutenant Swaine.
SWAN, John O. 1707. Private
SWANN, Humphrey. Major. Born 18/04/1885 in Wimbledon, Surrey, UK and enlisted in the KEH after leaving King's College at Cambridge university and commissioned in 1910. Went to France at the outbreak of the war with 'B' Squadron. Promoted to Captain in 1915 and became second in command of 'A' Squadron. As a Major he commanded 'C' Squadron in 1917 and was shot by a sniper and had a leg broken. After nine months he rejoined 'A' and then 'C' Squadron serving out the war. Major Swann died in November 1960 in Truro, Cornwall, UK (See Figure 19 and portrait photograph Figure 328 Copyright IWM HU 118798).
SWANEPOEL, Christiaan Nicholas. 788. Private. KIA Arras, France 7/05/16. 2nd Troop. Born Rouxville, Orange River Colony, South Africa. CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE.
SWARBRICK, F. W. Staff Serjeant Major 21st Lancers appointed Acting Serjeant Major KEH in 1911.
SWEET, Arthur Charles. 221. Private. King's Colonials. Leather riding cuff marked with Trooper Arthur Charles Sweet, 221, 2nd Squadron, King's Colonials Imperial Yeomanry and dated 26/09/1902. Born on 8/8/1883 in Dulwich, London, and he lived until 1963. Arthur had two brothers and he and another worked in Colonial administration hence how Arthur would have been eligible for entry into the King's Colonials. No record of service found for WW1. Accompanying civilian photograph shown at age 10 with his two brothers and of his riding cuff courtesy of Dan Burrowes. Arthur was his grandmother's uncle.
SWINLEY, Gordon Noel Balfour. 1113. Private, Lieutenant King's Own Scottish Borderers
SYME, David Allan. Private. 'C' Squadron. Born in Kew, Victoria, Australia in 1893 the son of Mr and Mrs Francis Syme. Educated at Brighton Grammar School and Clare College, Cambridge. Went to England in 1913. Enlisted KEH and likely to have seen service with University Troop pre-War whilst at Cambridge. Commissioned in KEH and went to France and then transferred to Tank Corps where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and then promoted to Captain. Trained in England before returning to France and wounded in 1917. Served post war in the Berkshire Regiment then joined Royal Tank Regiment as a Major. KIA 8/08/1944 in Normandy as a Lieutenant Colonel and buried in BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Awarded Military Cross. Obituary in the 'Melbourne Age' newspaper. 31/08/1944. Brother Sergeant Noel Herbert Syme born in January 1892 in Palmerston North, New Zealand and KIA 10/05/1917 with 1st Australian Divisional Supply Column. Noel is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery, Grevillers, France. Appears in photograph at Curragh in 1916 4th Troop Reserve.
SYMONDS, Charters J. Surgeon. Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902.
SYMONS, William H. 1072. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Transferred as Private Army Service Corps M/40922.