ULYATE, Alfred. 1068. Private. Enlisted 4/05/1915 and discharged 26/01/1917 medically unfit. Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1885. Awarded Silver War Badge Number 270266. No service medal entitlement as did not serve overseas.
UNIACKE, Evelyn William Pierripont. Captain KEH. Mentioned in Despatches 4/01/1917 (London Gazette) promoted to Major, Royal Irish Fusiliers then Lieutenant Colonel KEH attached Lancashire Fusiliers. Awarded Distinguished Service Order. Prior service with 4th Battalion (Militia) Devonshire Regiment then from 26/01/1900 as Private, 13079, 51st Company, Imperial Yeomanry served in South Africa 16/03/1900 until 21/11/1900 and discharged 24/07/1901. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1899-02 clasps. Born in 1873 in Torbay, Devonshire. 1914/15 Star trio named to KEH.
UNSTEAD, George. 1121. Private. “Mr. and Mrs. Unstead, of Grove Hill road, have received news that their son, Trooper G. Unstead, of King Edward’s Horse, has been wounded in France, and was admitted to the Military Hospital at Rouen on March 23rd (1917). He joined in June, 1915, and went to France in September (15/09/1915) of the same year.” The Kent & Sussex Courier of Friday 6 April 1917, page 3 (BNA), reports. He was wounded in fighting at Savy Wood. He is listed in the "Activities of the British Community in Argentina During the Great War 1914-1919”, published in 1920, with lists of the British volunteers from Argentina who served in WW1. Discharged 11/04/1919. Possible born in 1884 in West Firle, Sussex, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.UREN, Thomas Albert. 927. Serjeant. DOW 02/03/1917 at home aged 40. Son of H. Uren of Penzance; husband of Margaret Uren of Regent's Park, London. Buried in WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY, UK. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
VACHELL, Frank Tanfield. Private. Entered France 31/07/1915. Studied at Cambridge University and may have served in University Troop. Major, 134th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Awarded Military Cross. Came from Evesham, Worcestershire, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
VAILE, R. S. Captain, King's Colonials in 1902 and commanded 3rd Troop (New Zealand) 'D' Squadron (British African) in 1903.
VALLANCE, Robert. 1548. Private. Volunteered from Argentina. Discharged 10/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
VALLENTINE, Philip. 1089. Serjeant. Serjeant Royal West Kent Regiment G/20164. Surname spelt Vallending on another list. Address given as Johannesburg, South Africa.
VAN COLLER, Louis. 1745. Private. Lance Corporal KEH 61212, Second Lieutenant London Regiment
VARDON, Evelyn Francis Claude. Private. Entered France 9/08/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers 16/09/1915. KIA 10/05/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
VELHO, Saturinio Francisco. 1665. Private. Transferred as a Private, Army Pay Corps 22981. Born 06/06/1896 in Hampstead, London and died 4/04/1975 in Stump Cross, Halifax, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to KEH. British War Medal in a private collection.
VENTER, Gert Henry. 2094. Private KEH. Enlisted 11/01/1918 and discharged 5/04/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 242373 and did not serve overseas. Born in 1896. No service medal entitlement.
VEREKER, John Medlicott. Major in the King's Colonials 1902 with commission date published in Hart's List of 26/03/1902. Commanded 'D' Squadron (British African) in 1903 (Photograph see Figure 4). Resigned June 1906.
VICK, Frank. 521. Private KEH. Discharged 1/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
VICKERS, Rupert A. 1350. Acting Serjeant KEH. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted 2/02/1915 and entered France 6/07/1915. Promoted to Lance Corporal 1/08/1917, Corporal 25/12/1917 and Acting Serjeant 27/05/1918. Awarded Military Medal for gallantry at Passchendaele as Lance Corporal. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 15/02/1919. Discharged 14/03/1919. Born in Uralla, New South Wales, Australia on 16/10/1894 and died 18/05/1976 in Tamworth, New South Wales. Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as having served with KEH. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
VINCENT, Edward. 1623. Private KEH. Discharged 4/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
VINCENT, Tom. 64. Serjeant KEH. 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron later Warrant Officer Class 2. Served with KEH pre-war in Signals section of 'B' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 28/02/1919. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Squadron Serjeant-Major for distinguished service in Italy (London Gazette 3/06/1918). Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Portrait photograph available on www.kingedwardshorse.netVINCENT, William Henry Hillman. 1495. Private KEH. Took his own life 29/08/16 due to temporary insanity while stationed at the Military Barracks, Longford. William was born in Great Yarmouth, England in 1874. In 1901 he was living in Co. Cork with his family, including his father James who worked for the Ordinance Survey. William later enlisted in London. He left behind a widow, Christina who was not entitled to an Army pension as William had served for less than six months. Son of James Henry Vincent and Catherine Sluman, Bishopstown, Co. Cork. Buried in LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY, IRELAND and photograph of gravestone shown. No medal entitlement. VINER, Frederick Gordon. From South Africa and served in the King's Colonials Imperial Yeomanry from 6/01/02 as the first named recruit. Re-enlisted in the KEH in November 1914. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Feb 1915 later Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 21/01/1918. Born Jun 1885 in Stroud Green, England and died 23/11/1939 in Sheffield, England. Applied for British War and Victory Medals from Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. Photograph shown courtesy of Ancestry of Frederick Gordon Viner with his two brothers. Conrad Charles Viner seated with George Noel (Rex) Viner on the arm of the chair and Frederick Gordon standing behind them. Conrad is wearing the uniform of a Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery with pre-war medal ribbons. George Viner was KIA as a Captain in the 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment on 12/10/1918 and has a wound stripe to his lower left sleeve. Frederick Gordon is also wearing pre-war medal ribbons and the uniform of the Royal Field Artillery.
VINER, Reginald George. Second Lieutenant Reserve Regiment of Cavalry attached KEH. Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Awarded Silver War Badge 243376. Deceased on MIC.
WADDY, Richard Granville. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps, Captain Special Reserve. Entered France 25/05/1915. Born in 1885, attended St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1905-09. Rhodes Scholar. Worked as an ophthalmologist in Egypt pre-war. Lived in Sydney after the war and died in 1974.
WADE, Brian (Frederick). Corporal who saw service in WW1.
WADE, Charles Ernest. 1942. Private. 'C' Squadron. Discharged 8/07/1919. Born in 1899 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa and died in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on 18/07/1955. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.WAKEFIELD, Thomas Butler. 447. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 2nd/6th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment on 29/05/1917. KIA 8/09/1917. Buried in Favreuil British Cemetery in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Born in 1889 in Leeds, West Yorkshire to Reverend Thomas Wakefield and Esther Susannah Sommers and attended Ashville College, Harrogate 1902-04. His brother Second Lieutenant Leonard John Wakefield who was born in 1890 was KIA 16/06/1917 with the 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Thomas's mother applied for his 1914/15 Star trio from Waterloo, Liverpool, England.
WALKER, Andrew J. 2080. Private. Transferred from 2KEH as Private 2034. Discharged 9/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.WALKER, Hugh Percy Wonham. 773. Private KEH. Prior service as a a member of the with Legion of Frontiersmen enlisting with them in Sep 1914 and then transferring to KEH in Oct 1914. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 4/08/1916. KIA 23/04/1917 during the Arras Offensive. Buried in Fourbourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. Born 3/03/1885 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland the son of John Willim and Jeanie (nee Neall) Walker. A noted oarsman with wins in multiple Irish and Scottish regattas. Commemorated on Finnart St Paul's church. 1914/15 Star trio applied for my his mother Mrs Jeanie Walker. Photograph of his gravestone shown on accompanying page courtesy of Inverclyde's Great War 1914/18.
WALKER, John K. 1014. Private. Entered France 15/09/1915. Discharged 8/05/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WALKER, John Stuart. 368. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery Special Reserve 21/01/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Bayswater, West London, England.
WALKER, Joseph. 1657. Private KEH. Discharged 6/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WALKER, Samuel Richard. 367. Corporal. 3rd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916. Enlisted 8/12/1913 in KEH. Master of Farriers Company. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 4th (B) Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 19/05/1917. Prior service with Queen Victoria's Rifles Feb 1909 to Feb 1913. Born in 1892. Member of the Common Council of the City of London since 1937, made a CBE in 1953 and Chief Commoner in 1954. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio and Territorial Efficiency medal (deemed ineligible) from Sussex.
WALL, R. F. Lieutenant and Veterinary Officer in KEH 1910. A Major in WW2. Noted as being a Lieutenant in Army List of 1914 in Army Veterinary Corps and Captain on British War and Victory Medal Roll as serving in Canada. Died in 1960.
WALL, Percy Douglas. 1428. Private KEH. Enlisted 20/01/1916 and entered France 22/04/1915. Transferred as Sapper, 19th Survey Company, Royal Engineers 311022. Discharged 1/10/1918 due to sickness and awarded Silver War Badge B19722. Born JULY 1884 in Wandsworth, London, England and died 24/01/1933 in Kensington, London. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to RE.
WALLACE, Nesbit Willoughby. Lieutenant Colonel, King's Colonials first Commanding Officer (1901-04) saw service in the Red River campaign in 1870 with King's Royal Rifle Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Wallace (20 April 1839 – 31 July 1931) was born in Canada, was a first class cricketer but is perhaps best remembered for his co-design of the Slade Wallace leather 1888 Pattern valise equipment. He was 75 at the outbreak of the Great War but remained active in recruiting for the King Edward's Horse. His name is listed against the rank of Honourary Lieutenant Colonel in the July 1915 Army List (Portrait photograph Figure 2 and Figure 4).
WALLIKER, T. G. 1544. Private. Transferred to the 2nd Dragoon Guards. Home service with no medal entitlement shown on Medal Index Card.WALLIS, Reginald G. 573. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/6/1915 and discharged 15/2/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Postcard photograph of Private Wallis mounted with 'Patient' written on the back presumably whilst stationed at the Curragh in Ireland in 1914/15 courtesy of the Great War Forum.WALROND, George Basil Stewart. Private KEH. Commissioned in the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry later Captain. Prior service in the Boer War. Entered France 20/05/1915. KIA 19/03/1916 and buried in Agny Military Cemetery, France. Born in 1876. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Son of the late Colonel Walrond of Dulford House, Cullomton, Devon; husband of Mabel Walrond (nee Bloxsome) of Poley Street, London. Mentioned in Despatches and entitled to 1914-15 Star medal trio.
WALSH, Henry James. 292. Corporal. Commissioned South Staffordshire Regiment 31/01/1916. Captain and Adjutant Leicestershire Regiment, Captain South Staffordshire Regiment
WANGFORD, Walter Henry John. 53. Staff Quartermaster Serjeant. Enlisted KEH 5/11/1908. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (9/11/1915) latter Lieutenant Royal Engineers. Born about 1884 in Holloway, Islington, London and died in Edmonton, London 16 Feb 1942. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Newquay, Cornwall.
WARD, George Frederick. 756. Acting Corporal. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted Dec 1914. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment on 31/07/1917 later Lieutenant. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Belsize Park, London.
WARD, Vincent Aubrey. Private. Served pre-war with the KEH University Squadron. Son of New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Joseph Ward. Born 4/01/1886 in The Bluff, New Zealand and died 9/02/1946. He was a New Zealand businessman, Member of Parliament and a Member of the Legislative Council. Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals and served with Motor Boat Patrol in which he was commissioned in 1915.
WARING, Samuel. 1478. Private, Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers
WARNER, Stanley (Bill) Edward. 797. Private. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Mentioned in Despatches. Anglo-Argentine Railway staff. Returned to South America and attended third South American re-union in 1945. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WARNES, William G. 370. Private KEH. Private Tank Corps 112043
WARREN, James. 12. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.WARRINGTON, Harold Gordon. 449. Private. Entered France 17/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery on 20/09/1915 later Lieutenant 63rd Anti-aircraft section, RFA. KIA 6/12/1917 in Italy. Buried in GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY, ARCADE, Italy. Born in 1884 the son of J. T. & Margaret E. Warrington of Liverpool. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.WATERS, David John. 1671. Private KEH. KIA 25/10/1917. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM. Born in Marylebone, London. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WATSON, Albert Edward. 1388. Private. KEH. Transferred to the Tank Corps as Private, 302930. British War Medal and Victory Medal named to Tank Corps.
WATSON, Arthur Donald. 2022. Private. KEH. Prior service in the Australian Imperial Force as Private, 1271 with 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment and as 25 year old grazier from Gerogery, New South Wales having enlisted 9/06/1915. Transferred to the 10th Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigade in France and promoted to Second Lieutenant with the Y2A Mounted Mortar Battery (MTMB), Dismissed while in the UK for drunkenness on 18/07/1918. Re-enlisted in the British Army as Private, 2022 in the KEH on 25/07/1918. Served with the Reserve Regiment in Marlborough Barracks, Dublin at the end of the war. Forfeited his 1914/15 Star trio from the AIF and not entitled to any from the British Army as he did not serve overseas.WATSON, Harry. 665. Serjeant. 'B' Squadron. KIA 9/04/18 aged 33 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle. Entered France 22/04/1915. Son of the late Matthew and Harriot Watson of Ighten Grove, Padiham Road, Burnley; husband of the late Florence Martha Watson (nee Peck). Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal sold by Lockdales auctioneers, UK in 2012.
WATSON, Oswald. 825. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 27/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WATSON, W. E. Serjeant. Noted as being from New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
WATT, Norman Lindley. 644. 'C' Squadron. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH 27/07/1915. Transferred as a Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps DoW 27/07/1917. Born in Belfast and a Rhodes scholar having gone to Natal University College before attending Oxford. Brother of Private William Edward Watt, KEH, 569 who was commissioned into the Royal Flying Corps and awarded the Air Force Cross.
WATT, William Edward. 569. Corporal. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH then transferred as a Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps (observer then pilot) and awarded Air Force Cross for brilliant night flying exploits. Born 11/05/1881 at Lindley, Orange Free State where his father was a medical practioner. Died in Sep 1971 and was one of South Africa's most distinguished foresters. Like his brother Private Norman Lindley Watt, KEH, 644 he was a Rhodes scholar.
WATTS, Laurie. 72. Acting Quartermaster Serjeant. Entered France 21/04/1915 and discharged 7/05/1919. Served pre-war KEH. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WATTS, Robert W. 922. Private. Enlisted at Watford in early 1915 after arriving from Chile. Entered France on 2/06/1915 with 'A' Squadron, fought with their first action at Messines. Invalided back with Reserve in Ireland. Discharged 7/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star
WATTS, Samuel F. 2081. Private. Transferred from 2KEH as Private 1988. Discharged 25/04/20. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals
WAYNE, Claud Anthony. 1358. Lance Corporal. Enlisted 22/11/1915 and discharged 2/05/1918 physically unfit aged 30. Awarded Silver War Badge 35321, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
WEATHERBY, Norman Thomas. 910. Private. Enlisted 8/01/1915 and discharged 9/03/1915 as medically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 117130 on 28/04/1917. Born in 1899 in Faversham, Kent, England and did not serve overseas.
WEAVER, Hubert Eric. 1608. Private. 'B' Squadron. Returned from Argentina to enlist 5/07/1916. Taken Prisoner of War at defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Repatriated 30/12/1918 and discharged 19/04/1919. Lived in Patagonia, South America. Attended third re-union in South America in 1945. Born in Herefordshire in 1884 and died in England in 1959. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.WEBB, Louis Montague. 555. Saddler. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted 12/08/1914 at Alexandra Palace, London. Entered France 4/10/1915. Discharged 4/05/1919. Born on 18/07/1878 in North Weald, Essex, England and died Mar 1951 in Surrey, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Awarded 1937 Coronation Medal. Medals held in a private collection. Portrait photograph 1914 from (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947).
WEBSTER, Ernest. 1692. Private. Transferred from 2nd London Regiment (Field Ambulance) as Private 3311. Entered Egypt 30/08/1915 and discharged 7/07/1916. British War and Victory medal roll for KEH states discharged 19/04/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge but unable to identify its number. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from South Belgravia, London, England.
WEITZEL, Reginald Harben. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Deccan Horse. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.WELBOURN, Herbert. 674. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Promoted to Serjeant 23/01/1919. Discharged 19/02/1919. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Promoted to Serjeant 23/01/1919. Discharged 19/02/1919. Born 6/04/1887 in Jamestown, South Australia. He was second son of William Welbourn, born in 1857 at Thirsk, Yorkshire, in 1856, and Amelie Sussbier, born 1859, from Tanunda, South Australia. Their children were William, Herbert, Myrtle, Beatrice and Harold. The family returned to England in August, 1899, aboard the “Gera”, which sailed from Sydney to Southampton via Melbourne, Adelaide and Colombo. In 1901, they had settled into a house at the northern end of Queen Street, opposite to Samuel Winn’s shop. Mr Welbourn was a watchmaker, William employed as a commercial clerk, and Herbert was a butcher’s apprentice. The Census of 1901 also records that Edward Welbourn, a 68 years old retired watchmaker born in Bottesford. He lived on Belvoir Road with his wife Anne, 54, from Mold in Flintshire, and their 18 year old grand-daughter, Annie Welbourn, who was born in Pontefract, Yorkshire. It seems probable that William and Edward Welbourn were related. Edward may have been William’s uncle. The 1911 Census records that at Albert Street lived Drusella Morgan, a 67 years old widow from Carmarthen, with her adopted daughter Jessie Welbourn, aged 23, from Cefn Coed, Breconshire, and son-in-law (Jessie’s husband) Herbert Welbourn, also aged 23, a book-keeper born in Jamestown, South Australia. Herbert and Annie Thomas had married on the 23/02/1911. Herbert’s older brother, Harold Welbourn was an apprentice baker living nearby with his widowed mother Emilie at Chapel Street. He joined the Royal Navy as ABS J15373 and served on HMS Blenheim for much of the war. Herbert Welbourn became the churchwarden at St Mary’s before he became a yeoman in WW1. On the 23/01/1919 the Grantham Journal reported: “Demobilized – Sgt. Herbert Welbourn, of King Edward’s Horse, has been demobilized, and has returned home this week. Herbert resumed his duties as the Rector’s Churchwarden, as reported by the Grantham Journal in 1920. Herbert and Jessie lived on Queen Street after his return, and remained there through the 1930s. In the 1939 register their entry records them on Queen Street: Herbert Welbourn, solicitor’s clerk born on the 6/04/1887, and Jessie Welbourn, born 21st November 1887. He served as Clerk to Bottesford Parish Council for many years. They did not have any children. Herbert and Jessie died in the same year, 1956, and were buried in St Mary’s churchyard. 1914/15 Star trio sold on eBay UK. Photograph of medals shown. 1914/15 Star trio (named to Pte. on 1914/15 Star and Sjt. on British War Medal and Victory Medal) sold on eBay UK and photograph of medals shown.
WELCH, Herbert Llewellyn. 44. Squadron Serjeant Major 'B' Squadron. Served in KEH pre-1914. Entered France 22/04/1915. Mentioned in Despatches as Squadron Serjeant Major (London Gazette 13/06/1916). Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant Army Ordnance Depot. Born on 13/10/1877 in Merton, Surrey and died in 1952. Secretary of the King's Colonials lodge since 1934. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Lancaster Road, West Norwood, London.
WELLS, Ernest S. Squadron Serjeant Major, King's Colonials circa 1903. Served as Regimental Serjeant Major in the 4th Hussars and promoted to Regimental Serjeant Major, King Edward's Horse in 1910 (see 1911 photograph, Figure 42).
WELLS, Lovell Samuel William. 1382. Private. Discharged 23/06/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WEST, Harold Richard Alfred. 799. Enlisted 4/12/1914 and discharged 5/07/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 81,398. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.
WEST, William Jack. 811. Private. 'A' Squadron KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Lieutenant, Surrey Yeomanry on 14/08/1916. Wounded 24/06/1915 when defending a trench from German attack. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Valencia, Spain.
WESTERHOUT, Eric Gomes. 266. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 17/06/1915. Injured as a result of falling from his horse in Jul 1915. Discharged 8/07/1919. Born 4/02/1894 in Singapore and died Apr 1964 in Hammersmith, London, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WHEATLEY, Edward. 898. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers on 24/02/1917. Was a Member of Parliament in Canada post-war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. WHEELER, Walter G. 2128. Private KEH. Transferred from 2KEH as Private 321. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 14/05/1919. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio with British War Medal named to 321. Pte. Wheeler. K.EDW.H. (his 2KEH number) sold on electronic auction site Feb 2013 and image shown.
WHELAN, Henry George. 718. Corporal. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (5/03/1916, London Gazette 4/04/1916), later Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Awarded Military Cross (London Gazette 25/08/1916). Posted as MIA 12/04/1918 and DoW as a POW on 11/04/1918. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial, Hessen, Germany. Born in 1890 in South Africa. His father applied for his 1914/15 Star trio from Durban, South Africa.
WHELAN, John. 1268. Private. Awarded British War and Victory Medals.
WHITE, Deyereaux Henry Corles. 1010. Private
WHITE, Henry George. 34. Shoeing Smith. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and applied for replacement medals from Bristol Gardens, Paddington, London.
WHITE, Henry George. 551. Private. 'A' Squadron. Served as Captain Creswick's servant. Corporal 2nd Dragoon Guards for 10 years. Private KEH. Enlisted Alexander Palace 12/8/14 (aged 46) born in Marylebone, London in 1869. Married in 1904. with four children. Entered France 1/06/1915 and returned to Ireland 15/04/1917 due to sickness. Returned to France 23/2/18. Discharged 6/03/1919. Died in 1942 in Cheshire. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph on kingedwardshorse.net. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.WHITE, Samuel. 1277. Private. DoW 09/04/1918 at Defence Of Vieille Chapelle. Born in Wragby, Yorkshire the son of Alice H. White, of 1, Ellison Terrace, Clifton Green, York, and the late Arthur White in 1892. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, FRANCE. Name commemorated on the Wragby War Memorial. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WHITE, Sidney C. D/16163. Private KEH. Transferred as Private, Corps of Dragoons. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WHITEFORD, B. E. H. Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
WHITEMAN, A. K. From New South Wales, Australia on Old Comrades Association members list No. 1 in 1933.
WHITMEE, Ernest Sidney. 576. Sergeant. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 5/04/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Likely to be the brother of Private Sidney Whitmee, 639.
WHITMEE, Sidney. 639. Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 9/11/1914. Entered France 1/06/1915 and promoted to Lance Corporal 27/04/1918. Posted as Missing in Action at Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 18/03/1919 and living in Putney, London. Born in 1885 in England and died in 1966. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Likely to be the brother of Private Ernest Sidney Whitmee, 576. Photograph shown on www.kingedwardshorse.net
WHITWORTH, Frank. LieutenantWICKENDEN, Percy. 869. Private 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. DoW 25/06/1915 aged 33 whilst defending trench from German attack at Steenwerk. Son of the late William Henry and Harriet Wickenden; husband of Mary Ann Wickenden of 30 John Street, Lincoln. Born Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent. HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKS) CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WICKHAM, C. G. Became KEH Adjutant in 1912 late of the Norfolk Regiment.
WICKS, Edward. 1060. Private. Returned to England from working in Chile and enlisted 1/05/1915 and discharged 21/09/1915 after contracting pneumonia. Returned to Chile and died there shortly after. Born in 1879. No medal entitlement. Brother of Private Louis Wicks,1135, KEH.
WICKS, Louis. 1135. Entered France 15/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment 27/08/1918. Returned from working in Chile to enlist at Bishop's Stortford 7/06/1915, moved to Bus Les Artois 13/09/1915 with 'B' Squadron. His brother Private Edward Hicks, 1135 also served with KEH but as stated above contracted pneumonia at Bishops's Stortford, discharged unfit and returned to Chile where he died soon after. Born in 1894. Served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in WW2. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Tonbridge, Kent, England.
WICKSTEED, A. F. 9. Staff Serjeant Major, King's Colonials
WIGGINS, Frank Valentine. 602. Private
WILCOX, Alfred. 356. Serjeant
WILDER, John C. 1200. Private. Discharged 8/05/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WILDEY, Alfred. J. D/14011. Private KEH. Transferred as Private, Corps of Dragoons D/14011. Discharged 8/11/919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WILDING, A. F. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 4/08/1905 recorded in 'Hart's Annual Army List' 1908. From New Zealand.
WILKIE, Hugh Graham. Second Lieutenant then Captain Royal Field Artillery
WILKINS, Harry. 580. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/01/1920. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WILKINSON, John Frederick Moore. Captain KEH. Served pre-war KEH and Captain in 1915 see Figure 19. Temporary Captain Royal Field Artillery 12/05/1915 later Major. Entered France 27/05/1915. Prior service with 1st Australian Commonwealth Horse in Boer War as Lieutenant promoted to Captain 1/01/1901. Served with Captain Robert Roland Thompson as Captain (Commanding), 1st Australian Horse and as Honourary Lieutenant Colonel, King's Colonials. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Dreifontein, Belfast, Cape Colony and South Africa 1901 clasps. Born in 1871 in Lochinvar, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia and died 27/01/1958 in Worthing, Sussex, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WILLIAMS, Ivor. 1242. Private KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Private Military Mounted Police P/14035. Discharged 11/11/1918. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
WILLIAMS, John. 1025. Private KEH. Entered France 7/09/1915. Transferred as Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment 43433. Deserted 15/07/1918. Joined the Royal Navy 8488TS. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and his 1914/15 Star was forfeited but re-issued in 1936 due to his re-enlistment in the Royal Navy.
WILLIAMS, Kenneth S. 124. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned 7/01/1916 as Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Lancashire Hussars. Born in 1889 in Liverpool. Mentioned in Despatches with Lancashire Hussars. 1914/15 Star trio medals named to Captain Kenneth S Williams 1st King Edwards Horse / 1/1st Lancashire Hussars / Tank Corps. 1914/15 Star Sgt 124 (1st KEH), British War Medal and Victory Medal Captain (1/1 Lanc Hussars / HQ Tank Corps), Special Reserve LSGC (Sgt 1st KEH) awarded Apr 1915, Defence Medal and Special Constable (Superintendent) for WW2 service. Medals in a private collection in Australia.
WILLIAMS, Michael John. 805. Private. Enlisted 7/12/1914. Discharged 5/07/1915 on medical grounds. Previous service with Royal Garrison Artillery including in South Africa during the Boer War 1899-1902. Born in 1876 in Galway, Ireland. No Great War medal entitlement
WILLIAMS, Samuel. Private KEH, Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Private Labour Corps. Ineligible for War Medals noted on MIC.
WILLIAMS, Samuel (Sam) Roy. 184. Corporal. From New Zealand. Served pre-war KEH. 3rd Troop, 'C' Squadron Aug 1914. Entered France 28/07/1915. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron 1916. Discharged 28/02/1919. Born at Te Aute, New Zealand on 7/02/1893 the son of William Temple and Annie Matilda Sophia (nee Puckey) Williams and died 27/12/1968 in Hastings, New Zealand. Educated at Huntley School, Wanganui Collegiate School and Caius College, Cambridge, England. At Cambridge when war broke out and served in France, Ireland and Italy with the KEH 'C' Squadron entirely made up of Oxford & Cambridge men. Came back to New Zealand in Oct 1919 farmed at Hawkesbury College then settled on Mangakuri Station at Hawkes Bay on the Mangakuri river originally purchased by his grandfather Rev Samuel Williams. Married: Joyce daughter of Patrick Burr farmer of Pakowhai NZ 4/07/1924 and had two sons John Samuel, Patrick and one daughter Jennifer Mary. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.WILLIAMS, Selwyn Coldham. 98. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr George Williams of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Brother Noel Williams Died Of Wounds received at Gallipoli. At School here from the beginning of 1906, left with a number of others in May, 1912, to go to Cambridge where he was a student at Gonville & Caius College. University of Cambridge, 1912 While there he joined King Edward's Horse, and being liable for service abroad, expected to be called upon immediately the war broke out. With others, however, he was given a commission in the R.F.A., and for a time did special work at Home before going to France. He saw active service near Armentieres, in September, 1915, but was invalided home again in the following January. Returning in April to the Somme front, he was associated with the New Zealanders in the attack on Fleurs, where, on his senior officer being wounded, he took command of his battery, and was recommenced [sic] for a decoration, which was never granted. His unit was later moved to some other part of the front, where he was killed on January 18th, 1917." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]). Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
WILLIAMS, Walcond. 1682. Private
WILLIAMSON, Leonard H. 1133. Private. Discharged 31/05/1919. Resided in Ealing, London post-war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WILLIS, Ernest. 786. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 26/06/1917. Later Major, Kite Balloon Section Royal Air Force. Died 1/07/1918. Photograph shown as member of Hotchkiss Gun team at Valhuon in June 1916 in Figure 22. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WILLIS, Frederick W. 746. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 5/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WILLIS, Percy Ayscough. 1136. Private
WILLIS, Vivian V. 711. Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps
WILMOT, John F. 1351. Private. Discharged 2/11/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WILSON, David. 1742. Private. Discharged 8/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WILSON, Frederick William. 2129. Corporal KEH. Enlisted 7/04/1916 in 2KEH as Private, 1883. Entered France 11/09/1916. Transferred to KEH as Corporal, 2129 on 13/04/1918 then as Corporal, 653644 to 328 Company, Labour Corps 17/10/1918. Discharged 19/01/1919. Born in 1879 probably in Felixstowe, England and resided in Morpeth, England post-war. Prior service for 5 1/2 years with the Royal Horse Artillery. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.WILSON, Harold John Fossick. 1381. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 22991, Second Lieutenant Labour Corps, DOW 17/02/1919 aged 27. Son of Henry Fossick Wilson and Jessie Dagmar Wilson, of Parkhurst Bridge Road, Weybridge. Buried in WEYBRIDGE CEMETERY, England. Name commemorated on War Memorial at Monument Hill, Weybridge.
WILSON, Ralph M. 819. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915 and discharged 30/04/1919. Resided in Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire, England post-war. Likely to be born 4/09/1880 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England and died 16/10/1957 in Magill, Norwood, South Australia, Australia. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WILSON, Reginald. 456. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Born 22/07/1889 at West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia; married Victoria Olga Williams on 20/04/1922 in Sydney, New South Wales. They had three children during their marriage. Reginald died 17/02/1971 in Balmain, Sydney. Two photographs on kingedwardshorse.net
. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WILSON, Robert A. 599. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 15/03/1919. Serjeant Major 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps in WW2. Served as a police constable pre-WW2. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WILSON, Thomas. D/18093. Private 1st Dragoons. Transferred to KEH as Private then Private Corps of Dragoons. Discharged 4/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WILSON, William. D/17166. Private 6th Dragoon Guards D/17166 then transferred as Private D/1766 KEH then Private, Corps of Hussars 75900. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.WILSON, William T. (Bill). 822. Private. Australian. Fought at the defence of Les Huits Maison 04/1918. Served in half section with Arthur C. Hull and Ned Holmden. Died of self inflicted wounds 1/03/1919 and gravestone is located in the Kilkenny (St. John) Church of Ireland Cemetery, Ireland. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.WILSON-JONES, Harold. 857. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Temporary Captain, Royal Artillery 25/06/1915 with British Slavic Legion. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Pullborough, Sussex, England.
WINCHESTER, Percival J. 1588. Private KEH then Private Labour Corps 407929WINTER, Henry F. 1453. Private KEH. KIA 10/04/18 aged 27. Son of William and Kate Winter, of Southall; husband of Florence Mabel Winter, of 22 Portland Road, Southall, Middlesex. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE.
WISE, Charles (Charlie) Furlong. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Captain and Adjutant from 26/05/1917 (London Gazette 10/08/1917). Mentioned in Despatches while serving with B/177TH Bde (London Gazette 23/12/1918). Father applied for 1914/15 Star trio as Charles emigrated to California, USA post-war. A letter to his sister in Africa from the trenches survives: www.thephraser.com/2014/04/08/just-nineteen-the-words-for-winter-and-war-are-not-easy/#more-2431
Brother of Private, 512 Lancelot Charles Wise who died of illness while serving with North Irish Horse.WISE, Lancelot Charles. 512. Private KEH. Entered France 1/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant North Irish Horse (NIH) 4/05/1915 with 'D' Squadron, NIH, 51st Division. Attached to 3rd Lancers (Skinner's Horse) in 1916 in India and died in service in 1917. Born 10/03/1894 in Toddington, Gloucestershire, England and died 2/05/1917 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. His brother Charles Furlong Wise served with Royal Field Artillery as a Captain but family notes suggest he may also enlisted with KEH (no record identified) and both brothers enlisted straight from Edinburgh University where they were students. Commemorated on the Edinburgh University Roll of Honour. Photograph in KEH uniform circa 1914 courtesy of Ancestry.
WISE, H. D. 1587. Corporal KEH. 'C' Squadron. Promoted to Corporal Mar 1913. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 18th Hussars in 1914. Entered France 19/05/1915. Awarded Military Cross 31/12/1918. Awarded Sudan Medal and Garjak Nuer clasp. Colonel and Commanding Officer 6th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment in WW2 where he served with former KEH Private William A. Dalgarno.
WITHERS, William R. D/8006. Private KEH. Entered France 8/10/1914. Transferred to KEH from 1st Royal Dragoons as Acting Corporal then Acting Corporal, Corps of Dragoons and retained same Regimental number. Discharged 5/04/1919. Awarded 1914 Star trio. Named on a letter that accompanied a 'token of esteem' gift of a silver cigarette case and two pipes presented to Serjeant Norman Clarke Adams, 670 from the Australian members of No. 4 Troop in May 1918.WITTHERS, Ivan. 678. Private KEH. Enlisted 12/11/1914 at Watford and discharged 18/12/1916 due to sickness (epilepsy). Awarded Silver War Badge 115731. Born in Perth, Western Australia in 1887. Married Ellen Brown 7/09/1914 in Newcastle, England. Appears in photograph of 4th Troop Reserve Squadron, Curragh, 1916. No medal entitlement recorded. WOGAN, Thomas. 1521. Private KEH then Private Machine Gun Corps 112158 the Private Liverpool Regiment 85704, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/290205. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and image of 1914/15 Star and British War Medals sold on eBay UK shown.
WOOD, Charles. 1680. Private. Enlisted 19/10/1916 and discharged 14/01/1919. From Chipping Norton, London, England. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.
WOOD, Lancelot. 765. Private KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915 and discharged 5/03/1919. Born 31/10/1882 in Sleekburn, Northumberland, England and died 19/11/1953 in Stannington, Northumberland. Joined a Hussars of the Line Regiment claiming to be 18 years old. His father Joseph reported to the regiment that Lancelot was underage at just 16 years old and he subsequently had to return home. Lancelot subsequently joined the 101st (Northumberland) Company, 5th Imperial Yeomanry (service number 28581) and served in the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902) awarded Queen's South Africa medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps . On the 24/08/1901 he was slightly wounded near Maritzani, west of Johannesburg. He is discharged on the 15/09/1902. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WOOD, Percival Edward. 1087. Private KEH. Enlisted 12/05/1915 and discharged 14/12/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 294196, served overseas and born 1879. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WOOD, William George. 1448. Private. Enlisted 1/02/1916 and discharged 30/08/1918 as physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 10,539 due to illness. From Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia as noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as an Australian who served with KEH. Entitled to British War and Victory medals.
WOODCOCK, George A. 244. Private. Discharged 4/03/1919.
WOODCOCK, John W. 1334. Corporal KEH. Discharged 6/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WOODERS, . Private served in Dublin
WOOLETT, W. Late Kings Hussars
WOOLGAR, Frederick. 1480. Private. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted 25/03/1916.. WIA 1917 at Bourlon Wood, Cambrai and at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 resulting in the loss of an arm. Discharged 7/03/19191. Born 16/10/1890 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and died 16/01/1962 in Farnborough, Kent. Awarded Silver War Badge 174,202.Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WORTHINGTON, James Edward. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
WRAY, Edgar. 1673. Private KEH. Discharged 17/06/1919. Edgar was born in Queensland, Australia and was noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as an Australian who had served with KEH. Awarded British War and Victory Medals which were sold on eBay in Jan 2013.
WRIGHT, A. Private, Private Labour Corps 230755
WRIGHT, Ellison. W. 616. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 17/12/1916 with 2nd/1st Suffolk Yeomanry. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WRIGHT, Henry Kenning. 528. Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later promoted to Captain 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 5/03/1916. Entered France 2/06/1915. Died 2/08/1953 in Hastings, Sussex. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Dulwich, London.
WRIGHT, John H. 716. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, King's Shropshire Light Infantry on 10/09/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
WRIGHT, Oswald Lawrence. 324. Staff Serjeant Major KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Acting Major, Tank Corps 11/06/1915. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Canterbury, Kent, England.WRIGHT, Thomas. Lance Corporal KEH. Enlisted Feb 1913. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Entered France 30/1041915. KIA 2/05/1915 having volunteered to have gone out on a reconnoitering patrol. 24/12/1914. Buried in Fauquissart Military Cemetery, France. Thomas’ younger brother, Trooper 1383 Stephen Charles Wright, served with the 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Yeomanry and survived the war. Portrait of Second Lieutenant Thomas Wright shown on accompanying page in Royal Berkshire uniform.
WRIGHT, William R. 1390. Private. Discharged 21806/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
WRIGHTSON, Cerdie W. 1372. Sapper Royal Engineers 229157, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/20284
WYLIE, Alfred. 1323. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39848
WYNN, Leslie A. D/12459. Private Dragoon Guards GS/5521, Private KEH D/12459, Private Corps of Dragoons D/12459YEAR(R)ON, William Henry. Lieutenant. Served with 21st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers then KEH before the Machine Gun Corps. Entitled to Silver War Badge 233482. Entered France 5/06/1916. Applied for British War and Victory Medals from Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex and worked post-war in South Africa. Photograph of his British War Medal sold on eBay UK in Mar 2023.
YENCKEN, Arthur Ferdinand. Private KEH. Yencken joined the British Army at the outbreak of the First World War, entered France 17/03/1915 and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant into the 6th London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery on 21/08/1914. He was raised to Temporary Lieutenant on 28/07/1915, which was made substantive on 1/06/1916 when he was also confirmed as a Temporary Captain. He was made a substantive Captain on 1/07/1917. He was further promoted to Acting Major on 22/05/1918. On 26/09/1917 he was awarded the Military Cross (London Gazette 10/01/1918). Relinquished his commission on 7/06/1919 as a Major. For his service as an Acting Major with 236 London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery he was Mentioned in Despatches by Sir Douglas Haig in the (London Gazette 7/07/1919). Made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG). Born in Melbourne, Australia on 1/04/1894 and was killed in an air crash in Spain on 18/05/1944)whilst serving with the British Diplomatic Service. The son of Edward Yencken and his English-born wife Florence (née Orr), he was educated at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (B.A., 1919). Noted in 'Under Friendly Flags' by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith AM as having served with KEH. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.
YEWER, Frederick James. 1090. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 4/05/1915 and discharged 15/03/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 182759. Born 1893. and died on 30/04/1969. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
YOUNG, Alfred. 1949. Private. Discharged 4/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medal.
YOUNG, Desmond. Private. Attended Oxford university but did not serve in the OTC. Commissioned in the 9th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Brigadier Desmond Young served with distinction in two world wars. He was wounded in the first liquid-fire attack at Ypres in 1915, winning a Military Cross. He was a battalion commander before he was twenty-five. In World War II, he served in Abyssinia, Syria and the western desert. He was twice capture and twice escaped. Between the wars he ran a salvage company and then became a journalist in South Africa and India. Biographer of Field Marshall Erwin Rommel.
YOUNG, George MacLellan. 1050. Private. WIA at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 4/04/1919. Born in 1883 in Durris, Kincardinshire, Scotland and died 11/03/1934 in Umtali Hospital, Rhodesia. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.
YOUNG, W. R. 1605. Promoted to Lance Corporal, KEH 03/1913. Likely to have served with Paget's Horse, 51st & 73rd Squadrons, Imperial Yeomanry in the Boer War. Unable to find details of Great War service and likely to have been transferred.
YOUNGHUSBAND, Leigh Norman. KEH commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 4/12/1914. Major Leigh Norman Younghusband was a student at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 1912 and likely to have served in the KEH University Troop. He received the Military Cross (London Gazette of 3 June 1918 and was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette of 18/05/1917. By September 1917 Younghusband was Adjutant of 91st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in the 20th Divisional Artillery. Born in Wanganui, New Zealand.
ZIEGEL, Frank. 1917. Private. Enlisted 11/12/1915 and served in Reserves before posting 9/05/1917 to KEH. Awarded Silver War Badge 166597 and did not serve overseas. Born 1888 in Islington, London, England. No service medal entitlement.