CADIC, Joseph Edward. 1097. Private KEH. Enlisted 17/05/1915, entered France 20/10/1915 and discharged 16/07/1918 as physically unfit. Born in 1878 and died 2/06/1964. Awarded Silver War Badge 427986 and 1914/15 Star Trio. Victory Medal listed for sale on and corresponding photograph with their courtesy.

CAILES, Stephen Lyall. 893. Acting Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Marine Light Infantry 29/05/1917 later Lieutenant. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CALNAN, George. 330. Private. Enlisted 9/09/1914 and discharged 23/08/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 117844. Did not serve overseas. From St Peters, Buckinghamshire. No Great War Medal entitlement.

CALVERT, Harry Campbell. 279. Squadron Serjeant Major, 'A' (British Asian) Squadron, King's Colonials. He served for ten years with the King's Colonials and King Edward's Horse with his last day of service being 24/04/1914. Eighteen years and 201 days prior service with the Royal Garrison Artillery and then with 'J' Battery, Royal Horse Artillery in the Boer War as Serjeant 42817 having enlisted as a boy when he was 14 ½ years in 1884. Discharged at his own request 10/12/1902 and joined the King's Colonials. On 30/08/1914 he transferred back to the Royal Horse Artillery as Serjeant 88002 with 15th Brigade. He entered France 6/10/1914 and fought in Flanders from Oct 1914 to Feb 1915 an then on the Somme until Dec 1915. He was promoted to Regimental Serjeant Major, 114th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 3/03/1915. Harry served in Salonika from Jan 1916 to 19/07/1916 where he was wounded. Discharged to commission 7/11/1916. Commissioned as a Lieutenant and Quartermaster 13/11/1916. Transferred to Royal Air Force (RAF) on 1/07/1918 as Lieutenant. Promoted to Staff Officer, 3rd Class, RAF on 2/02/1919. Demobilised as a Lieutenant 11/06/1919. Total service 33 years and 84 days. Harry was awarded the Queen's South Africa and King's South Africa Medals with seven clasps (Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902), a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Special Reserve) in July 1914, 1914 Mons Star trio and a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Regular Army). His medals were lost from the family upon the death of his second wife in 1968 and the family property in Wimbledon was sold. He published a book entitled "Yeomanry Vade Mecum" in 1913. Harry was born 7/11/1869 in Galle, Ceylon. Harry married Agnes Louisa Morrison and they had five children: Hector Morrison Calvert 1893 died in infancy, Dorothy May Calvert 1894-1979, Cyril Hugh Trevor Calvert 1897-1917, Victor Campbell Calvert 1898-1904 and Marjorie Winifred Calvert 1899-1992. His son Cyril Hugh Trevor Calvert was KIA on 7/10/1917 while serving with the Royal Field Artillery in France as Corporal (Gunner) 940310. Harry Campbell Calvert is the son of Henry Buchanan Calvert b.1847 Southampton, England (Royal Artillery) and is the son of Duncan Campbell Calvert b. 1822 Canterbury, England (Royal Artillery) and is the son of Duncan Campbell Calvert b.1792 Quebec, Canada (Royal Artillery) and is the son of William Calvert b.1776 Tollerton, England (Royal Artillery) and is the son of Joseph Calvert b.1748 (Royal Scots Regiment). Hence five generations of Harry's family had prior service in the British Army and two further generations have also served which is a remarkable family service record. Harry died in 11/03/1941 in Wimbledon, London and was interred at St Mary's Churchyard, Merton. Accompanying photographs of Harry as a Lieutenant in the RHA, his King's Colonials Certificate of Service (the only one that I have seen), details of his book entitled "Yeomanry Vade Mecum" and biography courtesy of James Morgan (grandson) and Rob Bull (2x grandson). Rob identified a photograph of Harry on this website as an un-named Squadron Serjeant Major.

CALVIN, . Private. KEH. From South America. Named in the accompanying postcard of Private Broadhead along with fellow members of 2nd Troop, C Squadron taken at Watford in 1914.

CAMERON, Arthur Garfield. Lieutenant KEH 1910 who joined as Rhodes scholar at Oxford university. Second Lieutenant in 1907 in command of the Oxford university detachment attached to 'D' Squadron. Rejoined the KEH at the outbreak of WW1 as a Lieutenant in command of a Troop of 'A' Squadron and become Acting Major in command of 'C' Squadron KEH. Transferred as a Major in the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1918. Born 6/03/1882 on Prince Edward Island and died 1/04/1965 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. Accompanying photograph shown of him as a Lieutenant in KEH in 1914 at Hunton Bridge. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. 

CAMERON, Donald Keith. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant KEH 4/09/1914. Attached to Machine Gun Service 7-29/05/1915. Temporary Captain 26/07/1915. Entered France 15/01/1917. Transport Officer and Quarter Master 17/03/1917 - 17/11/1917. Attached to the Honourable Artillery Company 9/04/1918. Transferred to the Cameron Highlanders (Special Reserve) 23/04/1918 then 1st Battalion 17/06/1918 as Acting Captain. Staff Captain 4/01/1919 - 12/01/1920 as General Staff Officer at Army Headquarters in Germany. Promoted to Captain 11/05/1920. Mentioned in Despatches 28/05/1918 for service in Italy. Born 1/05/1888 in Chudleigh, Tasmania the son of Donald Norman Cameron and Anne Lillias Scott and returned in 1931. In 1934 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Nationalist member for Wilmot, holding his seat until his defeat in 1937. He died In Nunawading, Victoria on 6/06/1967. Photograph on and as a Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

CAMERON, Herbert J. 984. Private/ Promoted to Lance Corporal and attached to Trench Mortar Battery. Entered France 2/06/1915. Awarded Military Medal as Lance Corporal, KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers on 9/09/1916 and transferred as a Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from London address of his father, Richard.

CAMLIN, Edward. Private. D/17238. Transferred as a Private, Royal Dragoons D/17238 to KEH, then as a Private, Corps of Dragoons. Discharged 18/10/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CAMPBELL, James Alphonse. 1311. Private KEH. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Discharged 5/07/1919. Living in Trinidad in 1946. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CAMPBELL, Nigel Harry. Second Lieutenant. From Officer Cadet Unit to Second Lieutenant 10/05/1918 (London Gazette). Served in Russia May - Sep 1919. Born in 1899 in Natal, South Africa and died 6/09/1981 in Barberton, Transvaal, South Africa. Applied for British War and Victory Medals. Named in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.

CAMPBELL, Richard. Acting Captain. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Medal Index Card or Medal Roll entry not located but likely to be entitled to 1914/15 Star trio unless incorrectly recorded Christian name on the Kilkenny War Memorial see Nigel Harry Campbell above.

CAMPION, Austin Bernard Lodge. Private KEH and served pre-war. Re-enlisted 1914. Entered France 24/10/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Welsh Regiment later Lieutenant. He served with his four brothers, Captain Rowland B. Campion, RAMC; Captain Gifford Campion, RFA; Lieutenant Oliver St. Leger Campion, RAMC; Lieutenant Jasper T. Campion, RGA all of whom survived the war. Austin served in WW2 with the Australian Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as Corporal 76937. Born 15/06/1893 in Bulimba, Queensland, Australia and died 28/05/1942 in service at Concord West, New South Wales. His father C. A. B. Campion, London Manager, Commonwealth Bank of Australia applied for his 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph in uniform of the Welsh Regiment and with his brothers courtesy of the Great War Forum.

CANNON, William (Tom). 1168. Private. WIA and posted Missing in Action at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 3/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CAPPER, Isidore Alfred. 433. Private. Transferred as Acting Corporal, Northumberland Fusiliers, 61202. Alfred Capper was born Alfred Friedlander and changed his name by deed poll Nov 1914 because of his surnames Germanic tone. He served in the 2nd King Edward's Horse as a Private later transferring to the King Edward's Horse as a Private 433 with him appearing in Figure 22 in a Hotchkiss machine gun section of King Edward's Horse in 1916. He finally transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers as an Acting Corporal 61202. He was rumoured to have worked in South Africa and this could have been sufficient connection for the appeal of the 2nd KEH as it was made up of Colonial volunteers. The family recall that although he didn't speak about his wartime experiences at one stage he was shot off his horse and buried by the earth thrown up by the shell but escaped unscathed, and that eventually they had to fight dismounted.  Alfred died in 1945 and was awarded the 1914/15 Star trio. The family retain his 2nd King Edward's Horse cap badge (With thanks for the portrait (shown in the 2nd King Edward's Horse Nominal Roll section) and other photograph and correspondence from his maternal grandson Robert Cruickshank).

CARLTON, Edward. Private KEH. D/15338. Former Private, 1st Dragoons D/15338 then following KEH transferred as Private, Corps of Dragoons D/15338. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CARR, George. 1049. Serjeant. Born at St. Anne's, Nottingham in 1877 the son of George Edmund and Eliza Carr in 1894. KIA 21/11/1917. Served in Boer War and enlisted 20/12/1899 with the 12th Company (South Nottingham), 3rd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, 3362 and discharged 15/06/1907 having transferred from South Notts Yeomanry Cavalry. Awarded Queen's South Africa medal with South Africa 1899-02, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal clasps. Buried in Anneux British Cemetery, France. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CARR, Isaac. Private KEH. D/352. Entered France 31/10/1914. Former Private, 3rd Dragoon Guards D/352. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CARR, Talbot (Tiny) Effingham. 921. Private. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 27/01/1915, entered France 1/06/1915 and served in the Trench Mortar section. Discharged 29/05/1917 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge. Born in 1883, lived in South America and died there in 1968. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from the Argentine.

CARRIG, Edward. 1260. Private. Enlisted 26/09/1915 and discharged 9/02/1917 as medically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 273709 and did not serve overseas. Born 1868 in Secunderabad, India. Prior service as Private 4379, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment from 16/12/1879 until discharged in 1901 and awarded Egypt Medal and Nile clasp 1884-85, Khedives Star, India General Service Medal with Naga 1889-90 Clasp and South Africa Medal 1899-1900. Died of natural causes on 27/05/1919 at Clondra, Longford, Ireland. No WW1 medal entitlement.

CARSON, Robert Edward. 152204. Private 2/1st Scottish Horse 4057. Entered the Balkans 1/09/1915. Transferred as Private, KEH 152204 then Private, 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 59098 and then Private, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment 260587. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CARSON,  William (Harry) Henry Lambert. Serjeant KEH in Sep 1914. Estranged from his father, Sir Edward Carson. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment in the Boer War having initially joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers from Rhodesia where he had been working on a farm since leaving school in Dublin. He resigned his commission in 1903 and then served with the Cape Mounted Police. He served in the Great War initially as a Serjeant with King Edward's Horse then the Rifle Brigade. He refused a commission and preferred to serve in the ranks. Severely wounded by a sniper's explosive bullet to the right shoulder in June 1917 at Ypres he then returned to England. After the war he joined the Royal Army Ordnance Corps as a clerk. Born 2/10/1880 in Dublin, Ireland the son of Sir Edward Carson (Baron Carson, an Irish Unionist leader and barrister) and died penniless on 5/05/1930 in Northamptonshire, England. William's brother was Hon. Walter Seymour Carson who was a Commander in the Royal Navy in WW1. Harry was named in group photograph of Nationalists and Ulstermen in Sep 1914 from the front page of The Daily Citizen (Manchester) - Monday 14 September 1914 shown on the accompanying page.

CARTER, Bertrand Stanley. 544. Serjeant KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps later Lieutenant, Tank Corps. Bertrand Stanley Carter was born on 28/01/1878 and educated at a Public School in England and was employed by an English company which had an interest in coffee plantations in Malaya well before World War 1. Soon after the commencement of hostilities he, like many of his colonial Malayan compatriots, travelled back to the ‘old country’ as he felt the country was in great danger and joined the KEH. He first entered the Theatre of War in France on 2/06/1915. He was subsequently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps on 25/01/1917, and later as Captain, Tank Corps. He was appointed Temp. Lieutenant on 26/07/1918 and advanced to the rank of Acting Captain when he was appointed as Reconnaissance Officer finally relinquishing this rank when he ceased to be Reconnaissance Officer (28/03/1919). After the end of the War he acted as Demobilization Officer. His Military Cross was presented by H.M. King George V to Captain B.S. Carter, Tank Corps for Distinguished Service in France”, May 8th 1919); 1914/15 Star 544 Cpl. B.S. Carter, K. Edw. H.; BWM; AVM (Brit) Capt. B.S. Carter. He was recommended for the the immediate award of a Military Cross for gallantry at the Battle of Meteren on 16 April 1918. It would seem that confirmation of this was gazetted on 3/06/1918 in which the award is referred to as a Bar to a Military Cross. The award of a Military Cross was later published in the Supplement to London Gazette dated 16/09/1918 - it would seem probable that this further act of gallantry preceded his immediate award during the Battle of Meteren in April 1918. (For the action during the Battle of Cambrai 23/11/1917). Information courtesy of the British Medal Forum.

CARTER, Edwin Righton. 1409. Trumpeter. Died at Sea with the sinking of the 'SS Connemara' after colliding with another vessel when sailing between Glenoore and Anglesey 03/11/16. Son of R. A. Carter of 13 Somali Road, Cricklewood, London. Buried in CARLINGFORD (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, IRELAND and name commemorated on the Grangegorman Military Cemetery Memorial Wall, Dublin.

CARTER, Herbert Thompson. 92. Private. Enlisted 25/08/1914. Discharged 16/05/1915. due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 238687. No medal entitlement as he did not serve overseas.

CARTER, . Private. Served in the King's Colonials. Named in a photograph taken at the Sidcup camp in 1902 (Old Comrades Association Bulletin, No. 8, 1940).

CARTY, John Benedict. 1150. Private Discharged 5/03/1919. Born 15/10/1895 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. His brother Lance Corporal Augustus Leo Carty, 10811 (born 1/06/1897) was KIA 10/10/1915 with the 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. John was awarded the British War and Victory Medals. His Victory Medal is held in a private collection having been sold on an electronic auction site in the UK in 2013.

CASEY, Reginald. 540. Private. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 10/08/1914 and entered France 21/04/1915. Discharged 24/05/1919. Likely to have been born 2/04/1891 and died in 1948 in Littlemore, Oxfordshire, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CASTLE, Archibald Crisp. Private KEH. Entered France Jun 1916. Transferred from 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade as Private S/29094. After service with KEH transferred to 10th Cadet Battalion before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 1/4th Leicestershire Regiment on 3/08/1917. Applied for British War and Victory Medals named to Leicestershire Regiment from London, England.

CASTLE, Gordon. 2069. Private KEH. Transferred from 2KEH as Private 2010. Discharged 8/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CASTLE, William Stephen. 704. Private KEH. Enlisted 18/11/1914, entered France 1/06/1915, returned to England 12/08/1917 and discharged 13/02/1918 as physically unfit. Born on 20/10/1890 in Ramsgate, Kent, England and died at Thanet, Kent in Mar 1958. Awarded Silver War Badge 364421 and 1914/15 Star trio. Newspaper photograph of him as a driver for Prince of Wales on his visit to Ramsgate in 24/11/1926.

CAVANAGH, Albert John. 1018. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 26/03/1915. Entered France 16/06/1915. Posted as Missing in Action at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 and then noted as Prisoner of War repatriated 25/03/1919. Discharged 29/08/1919. Born on 8/06/1894 in Waterloo, Sydney and died 6/06/1934 in Randwick, Sydney, Australia. Awarded 1914/5 Star trio which is held in a private collection.

CHADWICK, Clifford Norman. 623. Serjeant. 4th Troop, 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Wounded at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. Discharged 2/03/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Born in Southern Rhodesia and died there in 1946. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio

CHAFEN, Harold S. D-13012. Private KEH. Prior service as Private 'B' Squadron 5th Dragoon Guards 10681. Born in 1899. British War Medal and Victory Medals named to KEH and sold by C&T Auctioneers, UK in June 2020 together with his Dragoon Guards identity disc and his wife's VAD Nursing medals and badges.

CHALKLEY, Albert William. 553. Private. Enlisted Aug 1914 and entered France 2/06/1915. Died of heart disease in hospital in Rouen 12/06/1918 and had been attached to the Northumberland Hussars. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, FRANCE. Born APR 1892 in St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire. The son of William George and Agnes Chalkley. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Commemorated on the St Ippolyts Village Memorial, Roll of Honour, St Ippolyts Church. Portrait photograph shown courtesy of Herts at War. 

CHAMBERLAIN, Arthur Henry. 859. Acting Corporal. 'B' Squadron. Born in Warwickshire on 23/12/1891, a Private in 1914 at Watford having enlisted 15/12/1914 and entered France 21/04/1915. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the 'SS Suwa Maru' 16/10/1914 and was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police since 1911. Discharged 21/11/1918 as physically unfit with Silver War Badge 74387 after being wounded in the arm at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Interred by the Japanese in Shanghai in WW2 as Police Superintendent. Living in Birmingham, UK in 1946 and died in 1958. Awarded 1914-15 Star (859 Pte. A. H. Chamberlain, K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (859 A. Cpl. A. H. Chamberlain. K. Edw. H.); Shanghai Municipal Council Emergency Medal 1937, bronze, unnamed as issued, mounted for wear, with riband bar. His medals were sold with photograph of recipient in uniform on horse, damaged letter of reference from the Colonel Commanding King Edward’s Horse, dated 15/02/1922, and a typed resume of recipient’s service career by Dix Noonan Webb auctioneers, UK in Nov 2020.

CHAMBERS, Alexander E. 725. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Transferred as Private, King's Shropshire Light Infantry 8192 then Private, Military Mounted Police, P12039. Discharged 27/06/1919. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Montreal, Canada. Named in a postcard which belonged to Private Broadhead of named members of 2nd Troop, C Squadron taken at Watford in 1914, courtesy of Stuart Shaw, his relative. Private Chambers returned from the Gold Coast, South Africa to enlist.

CHAPPELL, Cyril Thomas. 1946. Corporal. Born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire and died of wounds on the Western Front 11 March 1918. Buried in St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Image of memorial plaque (death penny) shown from when it was sold at auction February 2019. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. 

CHARLES, B. Staff Serjeant Major KEH since 1910 and retired in 1912 but returned to the Regiment and probably an original member of the King's Colonials since 1902.

CHARLES, John. 1905. Private KEH served pre-war. Entered France 24/02/1916. Transferred as Private, Expeditionary Force Canteens, Army Service Corps. Discharged 16/06/1917. Awarded the Territorial Forces War Medal which was issued in 1942. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CHARTER, Walter G. 1567. Private. 4th Troop, 'C' Squadron in 1918. Discharged 27/04/1919. Died in June 1946 in the Transvaal, South Africa (Figure 23). Awarded British War and Victory Medals now in a private collection.

CHASE, Percival. 1894. Private. KIA 09/04/18 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle. Name recorded on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Born in 1885 in Bungay, Suffolk, England. Commemorated on the Bungay Roll of Honour. Awarded British War and Victory Medals with his Victory Medal being sold on an electronic auction site in the UK in 2013.

CHEESEMAN, James Alfred. 894. Private. 'A' Squadron. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the 'SS Suwa Maru' 16/10/1914 and was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police since 1908. Entered France 20/10/1915 and wounded by rifle grenade at La Bourse 24/03/1918. Discharged 7/03/1919. Returned to Shanghai after the war and worked as a draper for Weeks & Co. Awarded British War and Victory Medals.

CHEETHAM, Arthur R. 712. Private. Arrived France 21/04/1915. Deserted 20/07/1916. Forfeited his WW1 service medals.

CHENNELLS, Cyril Alfred. Private KEH. Transferred to the British section of the NZEF. 8/01/1916-8/02/1916 to Suez, Egypt on HMNZT 37 'Maunganui' as a Private 11/2057, Reinforcements, Wellington Mounted Rifles, 'B' Squadron, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Born in 1892 in Masterton, New Zealand with stated occupation of shepherd and next-of-kin on embarkation roll his uncle William Boyce Chennells a Land Agent in Masterton. Cyril died in 1965. Name recorded on Wanganui Collegiate and Auckland Online Cenotaph.

CHEYNE, James D. 901. Private. . 3rd Troop 'B' Squadron then 'A' Squadron in 1917. Entered France 22/04/1915. Wounded at Savy on 21/03/1917. Discharged 15/03/1919. Served in West Surrey Regimental Home Guard in WW2 as a Serjeant. Born in 1880. From the Transvaal, South Africa and died in Surrey, UK in October 1946. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CHILD, Arthur J. 1498. Private. Discharged 11/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CHING, William Thorne Wilmot. Private KEH. Born in Remeura, New Zealand in 1888 and attended King’s College, Auckland and embarked on a promising architectural career in the offices of A.B. Wilson before setting sail for the UK, where he is first recorded as an Architects Association (AA) member in 1909. From 1911-13 he attended the AA’s Evening School, followed by a final year at the Day School in 1913/14. On the outbreak of war, Ching volunteered for the King Edward’s Horse, received a Lieutenant’s commission in the 351st Brigade, 5th Division Royal Field Artillery and was sent to the front in March 1915. He saw action at the infamous battle of ‘Hill 60’, near Ypres, where he gained the Military Cross for heroism, rescuing two injured colleagues trapped with burning ammunition in a gun pit under severe enemy shelling. He himself was the victim of a poison gas attack and, remarkably enough, was seriously injured three times within the space of two years. After recuperation, Ching returned to the AA and in 1919 he was appointed ‘House Master’, his duties including overseeing the administrative and logistical arrangements for the AA studios and atelier within the newly acquired Bedford Square premises. Ching’s stint as House Master stretched only for four years and in 1923 he resigned in order to set up a firm of heating engineers with F. Broadhurst Craig. He married later that year but in the summer of 1924 went into hospital for an operation to mitigate the side-effects of the war-time poison gassing, only to die on the 21/07/1924 after a second, unsuccessful operation. Photograph of William Ching (centre), G.M. Niccol (left) and unknown Private all in KEH uniform from Auckland Weekly News 14/01/1915.

CHIRNSIDE, R. M. Second Lieutenant, King's Colonials in 1905

CHITTY, John. 571. Private KEH. Entered France 28/04/1915. Discharged 14/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CHRISTERSON, Cecil C. 2143. Private KEH. From South Africa. Entitled to British War Medal only.

CHRISTIE, James Vigne. 1331. Private KEH. 'B' Squadron. KIA 09/04/18 aged 38 at defence of Vieille-Chapelle. Born 22/03/1881 the son of James John and Teresa Christie (nee Vigne) in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Photograph of headstone shown. Portrait photograph courtesy of Alison Christie on Ancestry. 

CHUBB, W. S. R. Saddler. 1881. Casualty. British War and Victory Medals sold at auction. Details not confirmed on MIC.

CHURCHOUSE, Reginald Rufus. 995. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 22/02/1918. Born in Aston, Warwickshire, England in Oct 1892, emigrated to Australia 1911 and worked in Queensland and returned post-war to Sydney. He married Laura Ballard in 1920 in Queensland and was married again this time to Josephine Isaacson in 1941 in Sydney and died there on 8/01/1957. Shown in a group photograph taken at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio.

CHURCHWARD, Hubert Alan. Serjeant KEH. Lieutenant H. A. Churchward, Royal Flying Corps, late 2nd County of London (Westminster Dragoons) Yeomanry, an R.E.8. pilot who was KIA during a photo-reconnaissance operation near Boesinhge, 16/08/1917. Hubert Alan Churchward was born in Aldershot, 25/11/1891, and was educated privately and at Corpus Christi, Cambridge. He joined the 2nd County of London Yeomanry in September 1914, having formerly served with the West Kent Yeomanry and King Edward’s Horse. Attaining the rank of Sergeant with the County of London Yeomanry in October 1914, he was discharged to a commission in the regiment on 20/05/1915. He entered the Gallipoli theatre of war on 16/10/1915, and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps for training as a pilot in May 1917. Churchward was posted as a pilot for operational service with 9 Squadron (R.E.8’s) at Quevenvillers in July 1917. He was driven down by an enemy aircraft whilst carrying out a photo-reconnaissance operation with Lieutenant W. Nuttall as his Observer near Boesinghe, 12/08/1917. Just four days later, Churchward was killed in action over France, aged 25 years. 1914/15 Star (2. Lieut. H. A. Churchward. 2/Co. Of Lond. Y.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. H. A. Churchward.); Memorial Plaque (Hubert Alan Churchward) sold at auction in the UK by Dix Noonan Webb, December 2010. Name is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.

CHURCHYARD, Archibald. 1510. Enlisted 24/03/1916. Transferred from Sapper, Royal Engineers 229154 (Territorial Army) then KEH then Royal Engineers Railway Transport Department WR/287661. Discharged 5/08/1919 with Silver War Badge. Repatriated to Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia in 1919 with army disability pension with wife and infant son. Born in 1887 in East Ham, London, England and died on 23/03/1953 in DeeWhy, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals and Territorial Decoration.

CHURMS, William H. 351. Lance Corporal. Entered France 22/04/1915. Played side drum in the KEH band. Discharged 10/11/1919. Civil Servant in the Colonial Office and died of TB 3/05/1938 in East Dulwich, London. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CLANCY, William (John) M. Joseph. 1297. Private KEH. Private 1/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 91433 in 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Army Service Corps in 1917. Entered France 5/05/1015. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Died in hospital of meningitis 16/10/1918 aged 38. Son of John and Winifred Clancy of Moore Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland. Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, United Kingdom. Civilian portrait photograph courtesy of the Activities-of-the-british-community-in-argentina-during-the-great-war-1914-1919. 

CLARK, Reginald. 1622. Acting Corporal. Discharged 25/01/1919. Resided in London. Died in 1965. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CLARK, William D. 804. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry 28/02/1917 and later promoted to Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Jamaica, British West Indies.

CLARKE, Albert Edmond (Nobby). 1405. Corporal KEH.  'A' Squadron. DOW 15/03/19 received at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. A policeman who returned from Shanghai to enlist. Buried in GOOLE CEMETERY, UK. His father applied for his British War and Victory Medals. 

CLARKE, Eric Ossulston. 952. Private. Entered France 21/04/1915. WIA at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 8/06/1919. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Dublin, Ireland.

CLARKE, Horace Vernon. 1120. Private. Entered France 19/11/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps 28/01/1918 later Captain. Mentioned in Despatches. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Ilfracombe, Devon, England.

CLEGG, Reginald A. D/11696. Private. Transferred as Private, Company of Dragoons. Discharged 8/11/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CLYNE, Joseph Vincent. 2050. Private KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Transferred to KEH as Private 2050, 'B' Squadron. Posted as Missing in Action at the defence of Vieille Chapelle but was taken prisoner of war and interred in Lindburg Camp. Discharged 5/04/1919. Born in 12/10/1886 in Longford Ireland, lived in Argentina, South America pre- and post-war and died in 1960. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. 1914/15 Star earned with 2nd KEH and British War and Victory Medals to KEH.

COATES, Charles. 406. Private. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 31/03/19. Born 23/10/1894, educated at Emanuel School, London from 1904-11 (possibly with an elder brother Walter John Coates) and died 1963-64. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

COATES, James Henry Smith. 751 and 151187. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Resided in Cheltenham, Gloucester and enlisted in Dunkeld, Scotland on 9/09/1914 in 3rd Reserve Regiment of Scottish Horse as Private, 491. Transferred to 2KEH on 30/01/1917 as Serjeant, 2088. Transferred back to Scottish Horse on 14/06/17 as Serjeant, 491. Transferred to KEH 14/01/1918 as Serjeant, 751 with 'B' Squadron. Missing at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918 and reported as a Prisoner of War. Returned to KEH 6/12/1918 and discharged 13/03/1919 as Serjeant, 151187. Awarded Silver War Badge 209311. 9 years prior service as a Serjeant, 3681 with the 1st King's Dragoon Guards having enlisted 10/10/1893 in Dublin and served in South Africa during the Boer War from 31/01/1899 to 30/08/1902. Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony and South Africa 1901 clasp and King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1902 clasp. Born in Bloxham, Oxford, England on 7/02/1873 and died in Nottingham on 8/02/1944. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio which are held in a private collection.

COCKER, William Edward. 875. Private. Enlisted 21/12/1914 and discharged 28/04/1915 due to sickness and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 19191. No service medal entitlement.

COETZEE, Hendrick S. 1321. Private KEH. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron in Jun 1917. Wounded in Action at Passchendaele 31/07/1917. Discharged 22/06/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

COGHLAN, Alfred John Patrick. 858. Warrant Officer Class 2 KEH. 'C' Squadron. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914 and was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police since 1908 with prior service in the South African Constabulary 1902-07. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 23/08/1919. Returned to Shanghai Municipal Police service until 1933. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio. Born in England 25/02/1878 and died in Bournemouth, England on 29/11/1940.

COGHLAN, Gerald Nicholas Patrick. 981. Private KEH. Enlisted in Liverpool, England. KIA 19/08/17 aged 22 at Passchendaele. Son of Matthew Patrick and Mary Ellen Coghlan, of New Rath Lodge, Waterford, Ireland born 9/12/1984 in Cavan, Ireland. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Name commemorated on the Kilkenny War Memorial, MacDonagh Station, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

COLE, A. Squadron Serjeant Major KEH. Transferred from the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards appointed as Staff Serjeant Major KEH in 1911.

COLE, Arthur Diggs. 900. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Discharged 25/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

COLEMAN, John James. 1118. Lance Corporal KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 27/08/1915. Awarded Military Medal for action with a Lewis gun at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 (London Gazette 16/07/1918). Discharged 12/10/1919. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio. Born 11/05/1893 at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands and died 6/04/1965 in Buenos Aries, South America. His Military Medal is held in a private collection.

COLLEY, Frank W. 1080. Private KEH. Reported missing at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 18/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

COLLINS, . Private. Served in the King's Colonials. Named in a photograph taken at the Sidcup camp in 1902 (Old Comrades Association Bulletin, No. 8, 1940).

COLLINS, Vernon N. 2040. Private. Left Trinidad for England to enlist on 5/06/1917. Discharged 4/04/1920. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

COLLINS, Victor Leon Monier. 1308. Lance Corporal. Killed in Action in France at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 09/04/1918. Son of F. A. Collins, Deputy Registrar of the Courts, Trinidad. Born 25/09/1896 at Port of Spain. Educated Queens Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Sailed with the 1st Caribbean Merchants and Planters Contingent on 18/10/1915. Buried in the CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, France. Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio. Image from Old Comrades Association Bulletin.

COLLINS, William L. (Lottie). 695. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 4/04/1919. Resided in South Africa post-war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

COLLYMORE, Robert. Private KEH. Robert Collymore initially served in the ranks of King Edward’s Horse and the 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, before being commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, London Regiment on 2 January 1915. He was promoted Lieutenant on 1 July 1915, and temporary Captain on 22 September 1915, and served during the Great War on the Western Front from January 1917. Group of four medals: Captain R. Collymore, 2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. British War and Victory Medals (Capt. R. Collymore.); Territorial Force War Medal 1914-19 (Lieut. R. Collymore. 2-Lond. R.); Defence Medal, the first three mounted for wear, the last loose; together with the related four miniature awards sold at Noonans Auctions in the UK in Oct 2023 and accompanying photograph with their courtesy.

COLVIN, Jonathan MacDonald. 689 Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Special Reserve, East Lancashire Regiment on 29/05/1917 later Lieutenant. Awarded Military Cross. Born 10/09/1887 in Alves, Moray, Scotland and died 8/03/1976 in Bexhill, Sussex, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Bromley, Kent, England.

CONDER, Albert Edward. Private from Argentina. Employee Hume Hnos. Buenos Aires. Died of Wounds received in Nov 1918 (age 33). Taken from The Roll of Honour in the "Activities of the British Community in Argentina During the Great War 1914 - 1919".

CONNELLY, John. 810. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned as a Lieutenant, RNVR on 29/05/1917. Awarded Silver War Badge 15/08/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Leicester, England.

CONTANT, Lionel E. 2197. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with 15th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Living in USA in 1946. British War Medal is sole entitlement.

COOK, Frederick James. 466. Corporal.  Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Captain, Border Regiment. Entered Gallipoli 7/10/1915 and DOW 30/11/1915 while attached to 1/4th Battalion (Queen Edinburgh Rifles), Royal Scots. Born 31/01/1870 in Java, Dutch East Indies and was a South African cricketer who played one test against England in 1896. He was buried in Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles. The son of John Groom Cook and Emily Cook and his widow Mrs Mary Ames Cook of Hilbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa applied for his 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph in his cricket whites courtesy of the Imperial War Museum's "Lives of the First World War".

COOK, William Stanley. 854. Private. Enlisted in the KEH 15/12/1914 having sailed to London from Shanghai on board the "SS Suwa Maru" on the 16/10/1914. Born 10/08/1873 in London and educated St. John's College, Hurstpierpoint and King's College, London. Served in Cape Mounted Rifles 1894-97 then KEH 1914-16 for 1 year and 8 months and did not serve in France. Discharged 15/08/1916 due to sickness and awarded Silver War Badge 19193. Died 7/03/1956 in Hamstead, England.

COOKE, C. H. Squadron Serjeant Major. 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials. Portrait photograph circa 1905-09.

COOKE, Ewin Edgar. 1580 Private. On 12 April 1918 Ewing sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and elbow at the defence of Vieille Chapelle. He was admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, France. Discharged from KEH 13/02/1919. Born on 22/01/1892 in Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia the son of Samuel Robert Cooke and Isabella King. Married Dorothy Francis Hunter 31/03/1925 and they had one daughter Lorna Jean Cooke. Ran a champion dairy cattle stud at Bexhill, Lismore, New South Wales and died there on 4/01/1972. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

COOKE, James Edward. 1444. Private. Enlisted 23/03/1915, entered France 5/05/1915 and discharged 4/07/1916 as physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 265844. Born in 1886 in Derby, England and married in Hong Kong in 1915. Prior service in a South African Colonial regiment. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

COOKE, John Edwin (Ed). 1254. Private. KIA 09/04/18. Born 29/09/1888 in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE and the Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.  

COOMBES, Valentine Henry. 493. Serjeant, Warrant Officer Class 2.  'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. KIA 22/03/1917 aged 28 at Savy as Squadron Serjeant Major. Son of Frank Crouchman Coombes and Priscilla Margaret Coombes, of "Cronulla", Dufferin Terrace, Church Path, Deal, Kent; husband of Elsie Coombes of Tooting, London. Born at Notting Hill, London and employed as a Junior Assistant, Kensington Public Libraries. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on the British Librarian's Roll of Honour. The Kensington News and West London Times of 13/04/1917, page 6 (BNA), reports: “PUBLIC LIBRARIES OFFICIAL KILLED IN ACTION". Councilor Bruce-Johnston moved the reception of the Finance Committee’s reports in which they stated that the War Office have notified that Mr V.H. Coombes, a junior assistant in the Public Libraries since 1904, who has been serving with the Army in France for over two years, must be regarded as having been killed on or about March 22nd. Mr Coombes, who was the son of Mr F. C. Coombes, one of the Relieving Officers in the service of the Kensington Guardians, was in the 1st King Edward’s Horse, and had attained the of Sergeant-Major in his Squadron being described by his superior officers as one of the best Non-Commissioned Officers in the Regiment. The blow to the parents is intensified by the fact that another son, who at the outbreak of the war joined HM Navy, went down in HMS “Indefatigable”. The committee recommended “That the Council do pass a vote of condolence with the relatives of the deceased in their bereavement” This was unanimously agreed to.” Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Portrait photograph shown. 

COOPER, Christopher Laird. 78. Private. Joined King's Colonials as Private, 196 on 7/10/1908 for four years service. Attended 1909, 1910 and 1911 annual camps. Discharged 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 15/05/1913 and entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 5/10/1915 at term of engagement. Born in Jan 1886 in South Hornsey, Middlesex, England and died Apr 1921 in Military Hospital in Hackney, London, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

COOPER, E. 207. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in April 1915 which was sold by Dixon's Medals.

COOPER, Henry Mark Hugh. Lieutenant. 'B' Squadron. Embarkation date 21/05/1915. Died of Wounds 29/07/1915 age 29 and buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London, United Kingdom. Son of Emma Elizabeth Freeman (formerly Cooper), of Reefton, Westland, South Island, New Zealand, and the late Rev. H. S. Cooper, of St. George's, Canterbury, England. Date of birth: 10th March 1886. He was born at Lancing College on the 10th of March 1886, the eldest son of the Reverend Henry Samuel Cooper, house master of Seconds House at Lancing, and Emma Elizabeth (nee Green later Foreman) later of 26 St George's Place, Canterbury. He was christened at Lancing on the 11/04/1886. He was educated at the Junior King's School from September 1898 and at the King's School Canterbury from September 1899 to June 1901. He worked in the Canadian Pacific Railway offices before joining the Cranbrook Branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce as a junior on the 6/02/1905. In 1907 he transferred to Vancouver in Canada where he worked as a clerk but he left their employment on the 31/12/1909 and returned to the UK on board the SS "Campania", landing at Liverpool on the 4/05/1910. On his return he worked as a clerk for the stockbrokers W. H. Trott. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the KEH on the 5/041913 and was promoted to Lieutenant on the 28/11/1914. He embarked for France at Southampton with his Squadron on board the Transport “Palm Branch" on the 21/04/1915 and arrived at Le Havre at 2.30am the following morning. Disembarkation was complete by 8.15am and the Troopers made their way up the hill to No. 6 Base Camp. On the 23rd of April they entrained for Steenwerek in Belgium; they then marched to Nieppe where their Division was headquartered. On the evening of the 29/04/1915 the Squadron was ordered to employ all available men for the construction of a strong point behind the front line at Wulverghem about 200 yards northwest of La Plus Douvre Farm. They paraded at 6.30pm and marched up to within half a mile of the position where their horses were picketed. As soon as it was dark they moved up and began work that night. Henry Cooper was in command of fifty men who were detailed to construct a redoubt. They were engaged in this construction for about nearly four weeks during which time they suffered six casualties. Henry Cooper was wounded on the 13/05/1915 with a gunshot wound near his spine which paralysed him. He was the first Officer casualty of the Squadron and was evacuated back to England where he died two months later at the 1st London General Hospital in Camberwell. He is commemorated on the war memorial at the King's School Wimbledon, the memorial at the Royal Military College Sandhurst and on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19 and weathered gravestone show on accompanying page. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

COOPER, Herbert J. 735. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded Military Service Medal 3/06/1918. Discharged 22/02/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

COOPER, Thomas Wilson. 2328. Corporal. Enlisted in Aug 1914 and entered France 20/09/1914 as Private, 9724, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment and discharged on 17/02/1916 with Silver War Badge noted on Medal Index Card but unable to identify record for it being awarded. Wounded twice noted on Roll of the Great War. Re-enlisted in KEH. British War and Victory Medals forfeited recorded on Medal Index Card. Entitled to 1914 Star. Roll of the Great War has him awarded 1914/15 Star trio and invalided in 1917. Further research required.

COOTE, Andrew L. 1953. Private. Discharged 1/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

COOTE, Ralph Algernon. Sir (13th Bart). Adjutant and Captain in KEH 1910-12. Prior service with the North West Mounted Police from 1894 and then 17th Lancers from 1898 -1913 retiring as Captain and Adjutant. Re-enlisted in Aug 1914 in 17th Lancers and seconded to Royal Flying Corps as Temp. Captain. Transferred to Royal Naval Air Service. Promoted to Captain in the Technical Branch, Royal Air Force in Apr 1918. Born in London in 1874 and died in Carmel, California, USA on 2/07/1941. Awarded 1914 Star trio.

COPE, John Raymond. 1203. Private. WIA Mar 1917 with injury to abdomen sustained during shelling. Discharged due to injuries 1/09/1917. Born in 1868 with prior service with Imperial Guides during Zulu Rebellion, Transvaal Rebellion and German West Africa Campaign. Resided in the Transvaal, South Africa post-war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CORBETT, Frank G. 59. Serjeant KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 4/04/1919. Born 18/09/1887 and served in the KEH pre-war. Served in the Surrey Home Guard in WW2. Died in London 3/04/1955. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CORLETTE, Hubert Christian. The Honourable. Second Lieutenant 1902. Commanded 3rd Troop (Australian) 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials as Lieutenant 1/02/1903. Major in command of the Reserve Squadron KEH 11/06/1914. Placed on half pay 5/06/1915 and transferred as Temporary Major Royal Field Artillery, East Anglia Brigade 14/11/1915. He served as a Staff Officer in the RFA until the end of the war. He was born on 26/06/1869 in Concord, New South Wales, Australia the son of Reverend James Christian Corlette and Frances Edith (nee Manning) Corlette and educated at Sydney Grammar School, Sydney University, London University and the Slade School. He married Florence Gwynnedd Davies Berrington on 7/10/1903 in Llanfair Kilgeddin, Monmouthshire and worked as an architect and was awarded an Order of the British Empire. They had three children during their marriage. He died on 23/04/1956 in Hendon, Middlesex, at the age of 86. Brother was Brigadier General James Montagu Christian Corlette AIF awarded CMG DSO. Portrait photograph of Major H. C. Corlette as a Major in 1917 wearing his KEH headdress badge shown (courtesy of the Norfolk Museums Collection) and additional photograph of him see Figure 4.

CORNISH, Charles Herbert. 971. Private KEH. Enlisted 24/02/1915 and entered France 1/06/1915. Discharged 30/08/1918 as physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge B5582. Born in 1877. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

COSTELLO, Patrick. 1131. Private. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 20/10/1915. Discharged 19/04/1919. Lived in South America and attended third re-union there in 1945. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

COSTER, Thomas Edmund. 1083. Private KEH. Died in service in an asylum in Cork, Ireland on 27/10/18 aged 33. Buried in CORK MILITARY CEMETERY PARK, IRELAND. Name commemorated in the Ilford War Memorial Gazette and on the Ilford War Memorial Hall, London. No medal records identified. 

COTMAN, Robert A. 1364. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Essex Regiment 30/04/1916 then Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. KIA 23/06/1918. His 1914/15 Star trio was claimed by his Mother, Mrs Victoria A. Cotman from Buenos Aires.

COTTON, Frederick C. 1676. Private. Discharged 8/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

COUNLEY, Harry. 1045. Private. Discharged 10/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

COUPAR Charles. 954. Corporal. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 22/02/1919. Born 4/11/1890 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and died 12/12/1958 in Middlesex, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

COUVE, Noel. 264. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps 24/01/1917 later Lieutenant. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Paris. Rejoined the RAF in World War 2 as a Lieutenant (Flying Officer) 28/08/1939.

COWAN, Eric Hamilton. 393. Lance Corporal KEH, Second Lieutenant ex-Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) Territorial Force. Liverpool (Rugby) Football Club member – full-back in the legendary 1913-14 XV. Joined King Edward’s Horse in February 1914 and was a Lance-Corporal by the outbreak of war. London Gazette: 6/4/15: to be 2/Lieut, 1st Lancs RGA, dd. 1/4/15. A younger brother, D.W. Cowan, Lieut., Royal Field Artillery is commemorated on the same grave and an elder brother, G.K. Cowan, served in the Liverpool Scottish (10th Battalion), King’s Liverpool Regiment. E.H. and D.W. Cowan are commemorated on the Liverpool College chapel memorial. G.K. Cowan was also at Liverpool College. Post & Mercury 2/3/16: Eric Cowan was with the Liverpool firm of Balfour, Williamson, merchants. Eric Cowan named on the memorial at Liverpool CC, Aigburth. Like his brothers, Eric was educated at Liverpool College. On his KEH service record the place of birth - Melbourne, Australia. This may have been necessary to join an outfit which had so many Empire connections, but his birth was registered in the Toxteth Park district of Liverpool in 1894, and the 1901 and 1911 censuses show him, and his brothers, as born in Liverpool. Died at Canterbury after an operation and buried with full military honours 28/02/1916 in LIVERPOOL (TOXTETH PARK) CEMETERY. Son of George R. Cowan of 28 Sydenham Avenue, Sefton Park, Liverpool.

COWELL, Stanley Thomas. 1625. Private. Enlisted 26/08/1916. Ex-Sapper, Royal Engineers 229156 and then transferred to Railway Transport Depot as Sapper W.R.263359. Discharged 16/07/1919. Born in 1890. Awarded Silver War Badge 260,907. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

COWIE, Graham Robertson. 503. Corporal. Served in pre-war KEH whilst at Oxford University studying medicine and promoted to Corporal, 1570, 'C' Squadron in Mar 1913. Re-enlisted 8/08/1914 at Alexandra Palace and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery on 26/12/1914. Entered France May 1915. Mentioned in Dispatches at the Battle of Loos. Returned to England in June 1916 to complete his studies and graduated 1917 as a medical doctor. Captain, South African Medical Corps. DoW 3/12/1918 whilst serving as a Medical Officer to South African Royal Garrison Artillery. Born in Natal, South Africa to Dr John Cowie (Senior) and Elizabeth Cowie of Upper Norwood, South Africa. 

COX, Frederick Leslie. 610. Private. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron. Entered France 21/ 04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in KEH 22/02/1918. Born in Liverpool in 1895. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Silverton Station, Manitoba, Canada. In WW2 was a Staff Serjeant Rand Light Infantry and wounded at Battle of El-Alemein 23/10/1942 and served throughout the war. Awarded Africa Star 39-45 Star, British War Medal, African Service Medal and Victory Medal for WW2. Medals in a private collection. Brother in-law of Serjeant R. Ewbank, KEH, 775, DCM and bar. Shown in group photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Commemorated on the Liverpool College, Sefton Park Memorial Service Roll.

COX, Hampden Trevor Ashby. 2090. Private. Left Trinidad with 10th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent 3/10/1917. Prior service with the Naparima Light Horse. Born in Barbados, West Indies on 9/03/1895. Died of pneumonia whilst serving in in Ireland 09/05/1918. Buried in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Ireland. No service medal entitlement.

CRAM, Jonathan. 1007. Private KEH. Saw service with the British Columbia Horse then enlisted in KEH as a Private on 20/03/1915 with occupation stated as rancher and arrived in France 20/10/1915. Wounded with gun shot wound to the leg before injuring both arms when his horse reared and fell on him. Born 1886 in Newport, Fifeshire, Wales and lived in Canada. Died circa 1965-66. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CRAMHALL, H. C. Corporal. King's Colonials. Winner of the Freeman Challenge Cup from the King's Colonials Rifle Club in 1906. Photograph of his commemorative medallion is shown which was sold at Noonan's auction in London in May 2023.

CRAMPTON, Vivian Moore. 1896. Private KEH. Born in Rhodesia and served as a Private 82 in the Rhodesia Regiment then KEH then commissioned Second Lieutenant, 2/4th Dorsetshire Regiment attached to 496th Field Company, Royal Engineers.

CRANSTON, Herbert David. 856. Lance Corporal KEH. Enlisted as a Private in the KEH having sailed to London on board "SS Suwa Mara" 16/10/1914. Entered France 1/06/1915 and deployed as a Regimental sniper. Wounded in action at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 as a Lance Corporal and discharged 4/04/1919. Born in Manchester, England in 1885 and worked as an Apprentice Maritime Engineer in Shanghai. Returned to Shanghai post war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CRAWFORD, Charles A. 795. Private KEH discharged 23/02/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CRAWFORD-GREENE, W. P. Born in England and served KEH. Died in 1959.

CRAWSHAY, Lionel R. 1066. Private KEH. Entered France 28/07/1915. Transferred to Royal Engineers as Private 312892 and served as an Instructor with Computations, Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers. Born Honiton, UK on 9/07/1868 and educated at Harrow and then Oxford university 1903-05. Served as Colonial Officer in the Bahamas, retired 1934 and died 9/07/1968. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CRAYFORD, William. 1116. Serjeant. Discharged 5/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CRESSWELL, Charles Edward. 2046. Private. Reported missing at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 22/05/1919. Resided in Leyland, Lancashire, England post-war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CRESWICK Henry Forbes. Captain. 'A' & 'B' Squadrons. Born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia on 24/01/1886. Arrived in England Aug 1906 and was a Second Lieutenant in the KEH in 1907 then Lieutenant in 1910. Commissioned in the KEH as Lieutenant 11/06/1914 (London Gazette 7/09/1914) later Captain. Entered France 1/06/1915. Married Alice Reid in 1910. Served as a Major attached to Australian Light Horse in 1935. Tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident 17/08/1935 in Melbourne, Australia where he lived in Toorak. Captain in 1915 see Figure 19. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio.

CROFTS, Gordon. Born in England and served KEH.

CROMPTON, Robert (Bobbie) Allen. 399. Corporal. Entered France 21/04/1915, Serjeant 3rd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 22/02/1918. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. His Father, Robert Crompton was a Queen's Counsel and was made a Companion of the British Empire for his services to civil administration in Fiji. Robert A. Crompton was born in Fiji, became Chief Commissioner of the Fiji Islands Group and died there in 1965. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CRONE, Percy Alexander. Private. Entered France 6/09/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Posted as MIA then confirmed KIA 8/09/1916 in Salonika, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece. Born in 894 in Waterford, Ireland. 1914/15 Star trio applied for by his Father Reverend Alexander Crone from County Cork, Ireland.

CRONJE, S. W. Private King's Colonials. Attended the 1908 annual camp as part of the Oxford University detachment. Born in South Africa and was a nephew of the Boer General Cronje.

CROSBY, Harold Parker. 44. Private KEH. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 29/07/1915 on medical grounds and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 147563.

CROSS, Reginald George Whitfield. 530. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted 10/08/1914 and arrived in France 1/06/1915. Discharged 29/11/1915 due to sickness and awarded Silver War Badge 5195. Born Jul 1887 in New Cross, Surrey, England and died 4/04/1935 at the Government Hospital, Durban, South Africa. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio and his Victory Medal is held in a private collection.

CROSSLAND, Frank James. 1096 Private KEH. Entered France 1/10/1915. Transferred as a Private, 4th Battalion then 24th Battalion then 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers GS/59100 on 12/10/1917 until discharge 10/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CROWE, Walter William. 577. Lance Corporal KEH. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915 and then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, East Yorkshire 21/01/1916. Promoted to Lieutenant 22/07/1917. Placed on retired Officer's list 21/08/1919 due to wounds. Eligible for Silver War Badge 15/08/1919 published in London Gazette 20/08/1919. Born 14/04/1887 and educated Brentwood School, Brentwood, Essex from Sep 1897 to Aug 1903. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Auckland, New Zealand. 1914/15 Star (K.Edw.H), British War and Victory Medals sold by Sotherby's auctioneers, UK on 23/11/2004.

CROWLEY, John Nicholas. 1425. Corporal KEH. Born 6/05/1894 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Enlisted KEH 17/01/1916 and arrived in France 12/09/1916. Posted to the Reserve 21/02/1919. WW2 Corporal DROEC 15/01/1941-30/07/1941. Died April 1950 in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Five family members served in WW1 of whom three (father, his brother and one of the three sons were KIA/DOW). Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Portrait photograph from a montage entitled 'Fighting for the Flag, circa 1916'  courtesy of the Australia War Memorial.

CROWTHER, Owen 1945. Private. Born Cape Town, South Africa in 1898. Ex-5th South African Infantry 3857, served in German East Africa and discharged 9/04/1917. Enlisted KEH 9/06/1917 and did not go to France as he was vision impaired as a result of malaria which he contracted whilst serving in German East Africa in 1916.

CUBITT, Henry S. 32. First enlisted recruit of the King's Colonials on 4/01/1902. No MIC record for the Great War.

CULLEN, Fred. 1999. Private. Born in Hong Kong and served with the Hong Kong Royal Garrison Artillery until at least 1927 after service in KEH. Applied for British War Medal as sole entitlement.

CULVERHOUSE, Edward. 1011. Private KEH. Entered France 2/06/1915. Transferred as Private, Corps of Lancers L/18297. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Corps of Lancers with Star named to 5th Lancers despite having deserted twice on 28/09/1918 and 17/03/1919 and discharged 13/11/1919.


CUMINGS, Frank G. 633. Corporal. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 13/02/1919. Born in Southern Rhodesia and died there 03/1946. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CUNINGHAME, Charles Lennox. Second Lieutenant 9th Cavalry Reserve, KEH promoted to Lieutenant, 3rd Hussars, Captain Reserve Regiment of Cavalry. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from East Africa. Born in 1877 in Australia and died 8/04/1931 in Bayonne, France.

CUNNINGHAM, Cecil Robert. 54. Lance Corporal/Trumpeter. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted in the King's Colonials on 19/03/1909 in Colchester as Trooper, 309. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 18/03/1916 and died 29/10/17 aged 30. Born in Crondall, India in 1886, the son of John Cunningham of Tufnell Park, London. HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON, UK. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

CUNNINGHAM, Hugh P. L. Born in England and was a Corporal in the 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron King's Colonials/KEH 1909-12. Served as Medical Officer in the Royal Naval Division in WW1. Died in 1960.

CURLING, Aubrey Frank John. 1400. Private. Transferred as Private, Ordnance Corps 040723. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

CURTIS, Stanley William. 2099. Private born in Madras, India in 1898 and enlisted in the KEH 21/02/1918. Transferred to the Rifle Brigade RB/82203 and discharged 29/01/1919. No service medal entitlement.

CUTHILL, George H. 1998. Born in Hong Kong and saw service in the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps after service with the KEH until at least 1927. Applied for British War Medal as sole entitlement.

CUTLACK, Frederick Morley. Private in the pre-war KEH. Born in England in 1886. Commissioned in the Royal Field Artillery and became a war correspondent and visited Australia in 1913. Supported Australian war historian C. E. W. Bean and worked in the Australian Prime Minister's office in the 1920s. Died in the UK in 1967.

CUTLER, Thomas. Private, 1672, 'B' Squadron. Killed in Action 9/04/1918 in the defense of Vieille Chapelle, Huits Maisons and Fosse Bridgeheads. Born in Weybridge in 1895. Youngest son of Mrs Annie Cutler, 2 Yew Cottages, Military Road, Dover. Name recorded on the Dover War Memorial. (Reference - Lionel James: The History of King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). Sifton, Praed, 1921. (Gravestone photograph courtesy of Pierre Vandervelden). Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.