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PAGE, Harry. D/18319. Private KEH. Transferred to Corps of Dragoons. Discharged 8/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PAGE, William Augustus. 458. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant KEH. 'A' Squadron. Regimental Police Serjeant. Enlisted 8/08/1914, promoted to Corporal 8/12/1914, Lance Serjeant 8/01/1915, Serjeant 12/02/1915 and Transport Serjeant 19/06/1915. Entered France 1/06/1915 and discharged 7/03/1919. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal as a Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant and Mentioned in Despatches 8/11/1918. Born in Quetta, India 17/04/1888, resided in Highgate London post war and died on 19/05/1946 in South Harrow, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Portrait photograph as a Serjeant, KEH courtesy of Ancestry.

PAIN, Kenneth Wellesley. 225. Private KEH. Article in Sydney Morning Herald in 1916 states that in August 1914 he re-joined the KEH indicating prior-service in pre-war 1914 possibly whilst attending Cambridge or Oxford University. From Australia. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery (RFA) 8/12/1914. Embarked for France 19/09/1915. Served in Salonika as Adjutant to 117th Brigade RFA from Feb 1916. Severely wounded 27/02/1916. Captain RFA on British War Medal and Victory Medal roll. Mentioned in Despatches. Born 18/01/1889 in Sydney New South Wales the son of the Bishop of Gippsland, Sale, Victoria, Australia and married Mabel Naish 19/08/1915 in Woking, England and died 01/02/1959 in Sydney. Lived in Concord, Sydney in 1924. Son Graeme Kenneth KIA RAAF in 1944. Named in 'Our Forgotten Volunteers: Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War One' by Bojan Pajic.

PAINE, James Spark. 1336. Lance Corporal KEH. KIA 18/10/1918 aged 30. Enlisted from Canada. Son of George and Elizabeth Susan Paine of Forest Gate, Essex. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, FRANCE with photograph of headstone shown. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

PALING, Ernest John. 928. Private KEH. Enlisted 8/02/1915, entered France 28/07/1915 and discharged 15/02/1918 due to being physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 515226. Born 1876 in Brightling, Sussex, England and died 8/10/1946 in British Columbia, Canada.

PALMER, J. H. Noted as T. H. in Regimental history. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant (ex-10th Hussars) Permanent Staff King's Colonials 1902. Squadron Serjeant Major in 1909 and promoter of King's Colonial Lodge. Retired in 1911. For photograph see Figure 5.

PAPWORTH, Edward. D/6035. Private KEH. Transferred from 6th Dragoons. Entered France 16/12/1914. Discharged 15/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PARISH, Edward Albert. 1225. Private. Transferred as Private, Royal Fusiliers GS/140947. Attached to A. P. M. 48 Division. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PARKER, Arthur B. 1103. Private. 2nd Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Discharged 11/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PARKER, Ernest Harry Thomas. Private. Entered France 10/07/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Awarded Silver War Badge 46344/4. Lived in Northwood Park, Winchester, Hampshire, England.

PARKER, Rudolph Ommaney. 1664. Private. Entered France 1/10/1917. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Applied for British War and Victory Medals from Paraguay, South America.

PARR, Charles D. 939. Private KEH. Entered France 21/04/1915. Transferred as Private, Royal Fusiliers GS/59500. Entitled to 1914/15 star trio.

PARRY, Harold. 157. Private. 'A' Squadron machine gun section. Enlisted KEH 10/10/1912. Entered France 1/06/1915. Severely wounded in his right arm by a German rifle grenade at Rabot 6/08/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Born in Southport, Lancashire, England in Jul 1894 and died 3/08/1932 in Kent, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PARSON, Ernest Edward. Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Temporary Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

PARSONS, Harold Leslie. 1663. Corporal KEH. Transferred as Corporal, Machine Gun Corps 105389. Discharged 28/11/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to MGC.

PARSONS, Harry. 502. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Groom to Lt Col Hermon pre-war and up until Lt Col Hermon's death in Apr 1918 with the 24th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Harry then returned to the KEH. Discharged 15/02/1919. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio which was sold in the UK in 2010.

PARSONS, Henry Arthur. 903. Private KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers 30/01/1918. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff pre-war. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio with an address of Barclays Bank, South Kensington, London.

PARSONS, Percy J. 1470. Private. Discharged 8/07/1919. Died in Hatfield, England in Apr 1954. Awarded British War and Victory Medals now in a private collection.

PATELL, Jack William. Second Lieutenant. Commissioned 21/12/1916. Entered France 22/12/1917. Wounded at Defense of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Born in 1885 in Notting Hill, London, England and died in Cape Province, South Africa on 1/02/1957. Named in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 as Second Lieutenant see Figure 33. Applied for British War Medal and Victory Medal from Portuguese East Africa.

PATERSON, James. 1379. Private. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916. Wounded at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 29/10/1918. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PATERSON, James. 1654. Acting Corporal KEH. Transferred as Acting Corporal, Machine Gun Corps (MGC) 105390. Discharged 15/03/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medals named to MGC.

PATTERSON, Frederick. 1716. Private. Enlisted 9/07/1915 and discharged 21/10/1916 as medically unfit.

PATTISON, Albert. 1403. Serjeant. Enlisted 30/12/1915.Promoted to Lance Corporal 29/03/1916.then Serjeant 11/09/1916. Entered France 13/09/1916. WIA 27/11/1917. Returned to England 15/01/1918. Discharged 6/01/1919. Born in 1886 and died 21/09/1954 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PAUL, Horatio Wilmot. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant Welsh Mounted Brigade, Transport & Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps on 9/10/1914. Entered France 1/04/1917. Promoted to Captain. Born in Birkenhead, England in 1889 and died in York in 1964. Applied for Territorial Forces War Medal but ruled ineligible. Photograph available on www.kingedwardshorse.net

PAUL, Randall 691. Acting Corporal KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 15/02/1919. Born in Stoke Newington, Middlesex and died in 1969. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio, with British War Medal in a private collection.

PAYNE, Alfred. 1966. Private. Enlisted 11/12/1915 and discharged 9/10/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge B107492. Born in 1888. No medal entitlement shown on Medal Index Card as did not serve overseas.

PAYNE, John R. (Joe) 548. Private. 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Listed as Prisoner of War 24/03/1917. Discharged 2/03/1919. Born 24/01/1893. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PAYNE, Robert McGeorge. 1922. Private. Enlisted 10/05/1917 and discharged 23/01/1919 aged 24. Awarded Silver War Badge 187863. Served overseas and awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

PAYNE, Stanley James. 130 & 1555. Lance Corporal. Entered France 21/04/1915. Born on 8/07/1893 in Forest Gate, Essex, England and died Sep 1976 at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. His father was Charles Arthur Payne a maritime Captain (1859–1916) who was born in Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia. Stanley served with the pre-war KEH from 6/02/1911 to 28/02/1913 then re-enlisted 1/03/1913. Promoted to Lance Corporal 19/10/1915. Discharged with end of his term of engagement 5/02/1916 and re-enlisted 6/06/1916 with new Regimental number of 1555. Awarded Military Medal at Cambrai Dec 1917. Discharged 11/02/1919. His brother Private Walter Damyon Payne, 474 also served with KEH as detailed below. Another brother Second Lieutenant Charles Arthur Frank Payne, Army Service Corps (born in 1885) was KIA 15/10/1918). Stanley was entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

PAYNE, Walter Damyon. 474. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 8/08/1014 and entered France 21/04/1915. Served in France and Italy. Captured at Defense of Vieille Chapelle and prisoner of war in Germany 11/04/1918 to 29/11/1918. Discharged 24/03/1919. Born Jan 1891 at Forest Gate, Essex, England and died 29/01/1966 at Southend on Sea, Essex. His brother Lance Corporal Stanley James Payne, Military Medal, 130 & 1555 KEH detailed above. Another brother Second Lieutenant Charles Arthur Frank Payne, Army Service Corps (born in 1885) was KIA 15/10/1918. Walter was entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

PAYNE-GALLWEY, Frankland Maurice Hylton. 923. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Sep 1915 later Lieutenant, 4th (Reserve) Battalion, Grenadier Guards. KIA 25/09/1916. His mother applied for his 1914/15 Star trio from Ealing, London, England. Noted in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour.

PEACH, Walter H. 1391. Private. Discharged 21/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PEARCE, Edward Lithgow. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Temporary Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff. Limited information sourced from Medal Index Card.

PEARCE, Vivian. Private. South African and saw service in France in WW1.

PEARCH, Walter Bancroft. Captain King Edward's Horse 1910. Commanded the Liverpool Troop as a Lieutenant which was attached to the 'A' (British Asian) Squadron from 16/03/1906. Walter Bancroft Pearch was born on the Wirral in 1877 and was first commissioned into the 1st Lancashire Volunteer Artillery Corps in November 1899. He was then with the Imperial Yeomanry in the Boer War, serving with 29th Squadron, IX I.Y as a Lieutenant. In WW1 he seems to have served only within UK, probably on staff duties, and earned no Boer War medals. After WW1 he lived in London and then in Folkestone. He retained his military rank in all entries in directories and electoral registers until his death in 1952; his civilian occupation in 1912 was stockbroker. In 1939 he was listed as ‘Lieutenant Colonel retired', evidently unmarried but with a resident chef/valet.

PEARSON, Cyprian Thomas. 774. Private. Entered France 17/06/1915.  Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 'A' Battery, 91st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born in 1892 in Warminster, Wiltshire the son of William George and Mary Pearson of Birkenhead. A teacher on enlistment and attended the Birkenhead Institute probably with poet Wilfred Owen and the KEH Regimental Serjeant Major Ernest Bond. DoW 6/10/1917. Buried in  Bard Cottage Cemetery, West Flanders, Belgium. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Photograph of his gravestone shown on accompanying page. His brother Private Richard Alexander Person, 201919 was KIA 24/03/1918 with 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France. 

PEARSON, Henry (Herbert) E. 1273. Private. Discharged 2/07/1919. Died in 1966. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PEATTIE, Henry R. 1417. Private. Discharged 5/03/1919. Born in Dundee, Scotland in 3/11/1887 and died on 11/03/1964 in Durban, South Africa. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PEDLAR, Vyvian Vercoe. 39. Private. Enlisted 27/05/1913 as Private 1111. RE-enlisted and discharged same day 7/08/1914. Served in the Royal Naval Air Service and was a Petty Officer in 1918. Transferred to the Royal Air Force in Apr 1918. Discharged 30/04/19120. Born on 6/04/1892 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. His Service Dress cap is shown as Figure 143a. The cap is fitted with a King Edward's Horse Officer's Service Dress cap badge inferring that he was an Officer prior to the outbreak of war, however, given he served in the RNAS as an Other Rank it is likely that the badge on the cap is not original as he would have worn a gilding metal King Edward's Horse cap badge as a Private.

PEDLEY, John Edward. Pre-war KEH. Born in Rangoon, Burma in December 4, 1891, the son of Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel T. F. Pedley of the Rangoon Port Defence Volunteers. He was educated at Repton Officer Training College and Trinity College, Oxford, England. Upon finishing his education, he was commissioned into the Kings Royal Rifle Corps in December 1914, from the ranks of King Edward's Horse which he had joined in November 1911. He first went to France on July 25, 1915, where he served in the 12th Battalion, attached to the 6th Battalion, and won his Military Cross in 1916. He was subsequently wounded in the right leg on April 25, 1917, documented in his service records as "several small fragments of shell in the right calf and below the knee joint" at Bilhem and was transferred to the Indian Army Reserve of Officers at the end of the year. Five months later, he was declared fit to return to service. He was subsequently employed in the Third Afghan War as a Captain in the 57th (Wilde's) Rifles, I.A. In 1920 Pedley joined the Indian Civil Service and a long and distinguished career ensued, one of his final appointments being as a Member of the Board of Revenue in the United Provinces shortly after the 1939-45 War. Among other appointments in the interim, Pedley was placed in charge of the Gorakhpur district in the late 1930s, an unenvious position that resulted in the award of his C.I.E. in 1939. In 1946, he was awarded his C.S.I. and then retired to the Isle of Man. He died in April 1972 at the age of 80 years. Medals as follows were sold in the US by eMedals Inc: A fine C.S.I., C.I.E., Great War M.C. group of eight awarded to Captain J. E. Pedley, Indian Army, late Kings Royal Rifle Corps, who was latterly a senior member of the Indian Civil Service. The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, C.S.I., Companion's neck badge, gold and enamel, with central onyx cameo bust of Queen Victoria and rose diamond set legend, a few stones lacking, with full neck ribbon, in case of issue, maker marked GARRARD & Co. LONDON, extremely fine condition; The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion's neck badge, gold and enamels, with full neck ribbon, contact marks on reverse, extremely fine condition; Military Cross, George V; 1914-15 Star (2. LIEUT: J.E. PEDLEY, K.R. RIF: C.); British War and Victory Medals (CAPT. J. E. PEDLEY.); India General Service Medal 1908-35, 1 clasp - AFGHANISTAN N.W.F. 1919 (CAPT. J. E. PEDLEY, 57 RFLS. F.F.); Jubilee Medal 1935, Four medals are officially impressed in capitals. mounted as worn, some contact wear, very fine condition. Also included is copies from the London Gazette documenting his C.S.I. (June 13, 1946, John Edward Pedley, Esq., C.I.E., M.C., Indian Civil Service, lately Adviser to His Excellency the Governor of the United Provinces.), his C.I.E. (June 8, 1939, John Edward Pedley, Esq., M.C., Indian Civil Service, Collector, Gorakhpur, United Provinces.) and his M.C.(January 1, 1917, Temp. Lt. John Edward Pedley, K. R. Rif. C.); original warrants for the C.S.I. (dated June 13, 1946) and C.I.E. (dated June 8, 1939) (edges slightly cut and damaged); a letter from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St. James's Palace, Warrant under King's Sign Manual granting the Dignity of a Companion of the Order of the Star of India (undated); two Investiture Programs, Government House, Lucknow by Governor, United Provinces, dated Wednesday, January 3, 1940 and Thursday, December 19, 1946; eleven pages of copies of his Service Records from The National Archives; a copy listing his qualification for 1914-15 Star for service in the Theatre of War: France, Belgium July 25, 1915, qualifying date July 22, 1915; War Diary of Intelligence Summary document stating "wounded, Capt. J.R. Pedley" at Bilhem (April 25, 1917); his Release from Military Service issued by India Office (November 4, 1919); Indian Army Reserve of Officers Appointment document (February 21, 1919); Covenant of J.E. Pedley, Member of the Civil Service of India, at the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal (August 23, 1920); six pages of copies, Indian Army Reserve of Officers Appointment of Probationers; Indian Civil Service, Civil Service Commissioners recommendation for Selected Candidates for the I.C.S.; three officially issued lists in regards to wearing of orders and medals; three newspaper clippings (tribute from Pandit Pant; announcement of "Companionship of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire"; Selection Board's Decisions for Civil Service Appointments); congratulatory letters for the C.I.E. from the Governor of the United Provinces, June 7, 1939 and the Governor's wife, June 8, 1939.

PEEL, A. R. (John). Private. Australian. No records identified.

PEMBERTON, . Private King's Colonials 1904. Photograph see Figure 53.

PENNEFATHER, John William Seward. 1000. Private. Enlisted 13/03/1915, entered France 19/05/1915 and discharged 13/12/1917 medically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 337154. Born on 29/09/1882 in Ingham, Queensland, Australia. Returned to Australia and re-enlisted in Australian Imperial Forces as Private 58387 in the 7th Reinforcements on 9/08/1918. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Portrait photograph shown from AIF service.

PENNEFATHER, Ronald H. 1753. Sapper Royal Engineers 342459. Transferred to KEH as Sapper 1753. Entitled to British War Medal as sole entitlement.

PERKINS, Charles B. 618. Acting Serjeant. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre as a Corporal KEH. Discharged 21/07/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

PERRETT, Albert H. D/11603. Private. Transferred as Private, Corps of Dragoons. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PERRY, . Serjeant. King's Colonials. Noted in Regimental History

PERRY, John Anthony. 2051. Private KIA 9/04/18 defending Vieille Chapelle. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Name commemorated on SOUTH FULHAM CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB, Hammersmith and Fulham, London, UK.

PERRY, C. M. Private. From Masterton, New Zealand. Army Lists note he served as Lieutenant 9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles 1912-1918. Service with KEH noted in list of New Zealander's serving with Imperial Forces.

PERRYMAN, Alfred Humphrey. 1165. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 10/07/1915 at Bishop Stortford aged 21. Disembarked for Rouen, France from Southampton 3/01/1916. Wounded at Savy 21/03/1917 with gun shot wound to the back. Invalided to England on H. S. Warilda and treated at the Southern General Hospital in Birmingham. Served in Dublin 1917-19. Promoted to Lance Corporal 5/02/1918. Reverted to Private from Lance Corporal for letting a soldier arrested in his charge to escape 14/08/1918. Promoted to Acting Corporal 25/02/1919. Transferred to the Reserve 8/06/1919. Born in Meerut, India and worked as a clerk in Nottingham prior to enlisting. Lived in Clapham Common, London post war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PETCH, Albert D/15352. Corporal, 1st Dragoons then transferred as Corporal, KEH then Corporal, Corps of Dragoons. Discharged 7/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PETT, Frederick John. 1201. Private. Enlisted 23/07/1915 and discharged 27/01/1917 due to being medically unfit.

PETTITT, John Charles Mason. 112176. Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 14/12/1915. Transferred as Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers then dismissed from service. Re-enlisted as Lance Corporal, KEH 112176 on 9/04/1917 then transferred to Tank Corps. Born in 1898 in Pimlico, London, England and died 10/03/1953 in Dublin, Ireland. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio named to Royal Field Artillery from Chelsea, London.

PHILLIPS, Charles G. 833. Private. 'A' Squadron. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914 from Shanghai and was employed in the Shanghai Municipal Police 1914-39. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 8/07/1919. Returned to Shanghai after the war. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PHILLIPS, Ernest Ivor. 238. Private. Born in 1890 in Christchurch, New Zealand as recorded on Attestation papers. Enlisted pre-war KEH 11/06/1913 and attended annual training camp. Discharged as medically unfit 13/08/1914. Re-enlisted South Irish Horse and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 30/07/1915 and later promoted to Temporary Lieutenant. Died 20/03/1937 in Bath, Somerset, England. Brother of Horace Vivian Phillips 237 KEH who was born in London. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio named to South Irish Horse.

PHILLIPS, Horace Vivian. 237. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 17/06/1919. Born in Marylebone, London 13/12/1893 and died 8/05/1941 in Paddington, London, England. Brother of Ernest Ivor Phillips 238 KEH born in New Zealand. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio named to KEH.

PHILLIPS, Leonard Wilkin. 357. Private. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 6/03/1915 on medical grounds. Awarded Silver War Badge 32967.

PHILP, Richard William Manning Haigh. 495. Private. Commissioned 9/11/1914 as a Captain 91st Brigade Royal Field Artillery and entered France 21/07/1915. KIA 5/10/1916. Buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, Piacardie, the Somme, France. Born 9/11/1888 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the son of Richard Philp and Gertrude Manning from Geelong, Victoria.  Married Kathleen Philp in Sussex, England in Jan 1915. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals and Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette) 4/01/1917. Medals claimed by his widow from an address in Toorak, Melbourne. Commemorated on the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.

PHIPPS, Alfred George. 657. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 1st Reserve Battalion, Suffolk Regiment later Lieutenant, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born 22/06/1894 in Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, England and died Oct 1966 in Surrey, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex.

PIKE, Francis J. 2112. See PYKE, Francis J.

PILBEAM, Edward Ernest. 857. Acting Serjeant KEH. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914 and was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police 1910-24. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 13/04/1919. Returned to Shanghai after the war until 1924. Born in Sussex, England and served in South African Constabulary 1901-07. Brothers: William J. Pilbeam & Arthur Edward Pilbeam, Royal Navy. Son or Nephew: William J Pilbeam, Royal Engineers. Civilian portrait photo on Ancestry. Civilian portrait photo on Hastings & Rotherham Family History. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PILCH, George Henry. 105. Serjeant KEH. Awarded Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal April 1915. Entered France 7/08/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Army Service Corps rising to rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Army Service Corps by 1940. Died In Oxford on 25/03/1944. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PILE, Arthur Douglas. 1084. Private KEH. 1914-15 Star, War and Victory Medals (1084 Pte. A. D. Pile, K. Edw. H). Arthur Douglas Pile died on the 21st August, 1917 and is buried in the Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension at Leper, West-Vlaanderen, in Belgium. KIA by shellfire near Ypres 21/08/1917 aged 21. Born 10th April 1896. Son of Richard and Beatrice Pile of Netton, Salisbury. Commemorated on plaque in St Andrew's Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire (Image of medals courtesy of Woolley and Wallis Auctioneers, UK, 2006).

PINCKNEY John (Jack) William. 505. Lieutenant KEH. 'B' Squadron. KIA 11/04/1918 aged 23 in defence of Vieille Chapelle. Entered France 21/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 14/09/1915. Born in 1895 in Orari Bridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Educated at Moreland's School House, Christ College Grammar School, New Zealand, 1908-13. Son of George and Edith Howard Pinckney, of Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, FRANCE and photograph of headstone shown. His father claimed his 1914/15 Star trio. Name commemorated on plaque in St Peters Church, Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK. Portrait photograph as a Lance Corporal in 1914 courtesy of the Auckland Online Cenotaph. On 16th April 1918 Lieut-Colonel L. James wrote from France to Herbert Pinckney in England, Jack's uncle: "Dear Sir, My gallant little officer Lieut Pinckney, gives you as next of kin. I think that you are his uncle. I have to regret that he is reported missing. I hope, and shall continue to hope for a long time, that he is a prisoner. The circumstances are these, and it is difficult for one to speak temperately about them. My B Squadron was ordered to hold a particular bridgehead and it received a sustained and fierce attack by the enemy. So important was this bridgehead that I had to order the squadron to die to the last man rather than give ground to the enemy. How gallantly this little band performed their duty may be seen from the fact that they held their part for thirty-six hours and the enemy had eventually to bring up trench mortars to dislodge them. Apart from the grief which comes to a commanding officer in these distressing circumstances I had a real attachment for young Pinckney, who had been a recruit officer under me in Ireland. I can ill spare such a gallant boy, but though it is a small consolation to his relatives his sacrifice was not in vain, for his gallantry and that of those with him saved the local situation at a most grave and critical moment. I shall still continue to hope that we shall hear of him as a prisoner and living, but as the whole line was pressed back the enemy are in possession of the pass we helped to hold gallantly. I remain, Yours faithfully, L. James, Lt-Colonel, King Edward's Horse". The Christ's College register of August 1919 carried this letter and record of Jack Pinckney: A LETTER FROM THE FRONT. The following is a copy of a letter sent to Mrs Empson, December 18, 1918: "Madame, Mr Pinckney having been my troop officer for over twelve months in France and Italy, and having been chosen by him for especial work on several occasions, I feel it is my bounden duty, seeing that I was one of the last men to see him, to write and let you know the little I do know. Of all the brave men that held the bridge at Vieille Chapelle, Mr Pinckney was the bravest. I am not alone in saying this; write yourself to any of the boys that are now returning from Prison Camp, and you will find them all as proud of Mr Pinckney as I am. Mr Pinckney's coolness and courage held us together, and kept our spirits up. He walked about from one outpost to the other, rifle in hand "potting Jerries", and giving us encouraging words, and after two days' hard fighting he said he would never be taken prisoner, and when all our ammunition was spent Mr Pinckney still had a few rounds left, and there he stood, even after we were all captured, "potting Jerries". I intend, on rejoining my regiment, to speak to Corporal Murray, DCM, and others, and see if we can't get Mr Pinckney's bravery acknowledged. But your name was given to me as being a relation, and I thought you would like to know. Yours sincerely, Dyekon E. Brazier, L/c, 1st K.E.H." on 18 Dec 1918.

PITT, John. 767. Private KEH. 'C' Squadron. Entered France 20/10/1915. Transferred as Private, Labour Corps 575684. Discharged 4/12/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio named to Labour Corps.

PITTMAN, William R. D/17002. Acting Serjeant KEH. Transferred from 7th Dragoon Guards as Acting Serjeant D/17002 then KEH to Corps of Dragoons as Acting Serjeant D/17002. Discharged 5/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PIZER, Ernest Justius. 1179. Private KEH. Enlisted 15/07/1915. Discharged 8/06/1918 physically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 380551. Born in 1884 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, and resided in Edgbaston, Birmingham post-war and died 15/04/1925 in Chelsea, London. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PLANT, Albert Edwin 866. Private KEH. Enlisted 21/12/1914 and discharged 10/04/1915 due to being medically unfit.

PLAYLL, Charles Edwin. 63. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 5/04/1919. Born in 1888 in Louth, Lincolnshire, England and died in 1986 in Taunton, Somerset, England aged 98. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

POCOCK, Arthur J. 946. Serjeant KEH. 4th Troop, 'C' Squadron. Enlisted in the pre-war KEH and entered France 22/04/1915. Discharged 5/04/1919. Batman to Lieutenant William Sarum. Served with the Home Guard in WW2. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

POLCHET, Gaston. 1174. Private KEH. Entered France 19/11/1915. Discharged 14/04/1919. Prior service with 'L' Squadron, Cape Colony Defence Force as Private, 27 and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1902 clasp. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

POLDING, Hubert. 876. Acting Corporal KEH. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Discharged 23/02/1919. Resided post war at Fallowfield, Manchester, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PONTON, Alfred G. 919. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 24/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

POOLE, Bernard J. 61 (112). Private KEH. Entered France 16/06/1915. Transferred as Private, Army Service Corps S/343580 when war was declared. Pre-war service in the KEH was as Private 112. Discharged 12/02/1919. Corporal Poole is shown in an 1911 KEH Colchester Camp photograph see Figure 61. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Awarded Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal May 1921

POOLE, Bertie S. 2044. Private KEH. Discharged 5/07/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

POPHAM, John Francis Watson. Private. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant later Captain and Adjutant, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment 7/01/1915. KIA 3/10/1916. Born 1889 the son of John Francis and Florence Eveline Popham of Ealing, London, England. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PORTER, Hubert W. 601. Private KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Transferred as Sapper, Royal Engineers, 311021. Awarded 1914/15 Star trio named to Royal Engineers 1914/15 Star sold on eBay in 2016.

PORTER, John (Jack) Charlton. 846. Private KEH. Enlisted in the KEH having sailed to London from Shanghai where he was employed with the British Cigarette Company on board the SS Suwa Mara on 16/10/1914. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps 30/01/1917, F Battalion. KIA 24/07/1917 with 6th Battalion, Tank Corps when a shell hit his dugout. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Belgium. Born 1888 and had 3 years prior service with Shanghai Volunteers. Medals claimed by eldest brother Thomas Henry Porter from Shanghai.

PORTUS, Garnet Vere (Jerry). Private King's Colonials. Served 1909 from comments made about serving under the same Serjeant-Major as Watson Douglas Shennen in his obituary in 1937. Born 7/06/1883 in Morpeth, New South Wales and died 15/06/1954 in Adelaide, South Australia. An academic historian, author and theologian who studied at Sydney University and Oxford University 1909-1911 where no doubt he enlisted in the King's Colonials. A Rhodes scholar and played rugby for England.

POTTER, Frederick. 1641. Private KEH. Transferred as a Private Machine Gun Corps (MGC) 105391. Discharged 2/04/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to MGC.

POWELL, Edgar Ernest. 1796. Enlisted 16/08/1915. Transferred as Private Labour Corps 640838, discharged 27/06/1919. From Wealdstone, London and born 1895. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

POWELL, Edward L. 1392. Private. Discharged 12/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

POWELL, Frank E. D/11604. Private. Transferred as Private, Corps of Dragoons. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

POWELL, Henry. 1454. Private. Discharged 22/02/1919. Resided in Glasgow, post-war. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PRESTON, Charles J. 688. Serjeant KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Wounded at defense of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. Discharged 23/03/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PRETORIUS, Wessel Johannes. 126. Serjeant KEH. 4th Troop, 'B' Squadron. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant KEH 24/09/1917. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Zeerust, Transvaal, South Africa.

PRIESTLEY, Charles Turton. 1095. Private KEH. Entered France 15/09/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Shown in photograph in Figure 22 of Hotchkiss Machine Gun team at Valhuon in 1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

PRITCHARD, Harold Quayle. 1633. Private KEH. KIA 20/11/1917 aged 19 near Cambrai. Son of William Henry and Anne Jane Pritchard of 27 Woodhall Road, Liverpool, UK. Buried in the ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE. Commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PRITCHARD, William. Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 28/09/1915. Transferred to KEH then promoted to Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Stoneycroft, Liverpool, England.

PROCTER, Frederick G. S. 1042. Private. Entered France 20/10/1915. WIA at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 28/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio.

PROCTOR, Cecil Harry. D/13901. Private. Transferred as Private, Corps of Dragoons D/13901. Discharged physically unfit 14/03/1919. Born 15/04/1899 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England and died there in Jun 1972. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals named to Corps of Dragoons.

PRYCE, E. O. Private. From Halcombe, New Zealand. Studied at Cambridge University and likely to have been in the University Troop. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Entered France 6/08/1915. Temporary Lieutenant 2/11/1917 later Major on British War and Victory Medal Rolls. Awarded Military Cross 3/05/1919 as Temporary Lieutenant.

PURSER, James Hartnell. Private. Born in England and emigrated to Australia after 6 years service in the KEH. Served in the AIF 1916-19. Biography in www.kingedwardshorse.net

PYE, Alan. 1154. Private. From New Zealand. Wounded at the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 27/03/1919. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals.

PYE, Arthur. 85. Private. Had seen service in the King Edward's Horse pre-war and re-enlisted in 5/09/1914 but was discharged as medically unfit on 5/10/1914. Awarded Silver War Badge 152144.

PYKE, Francis John. 2112. Acting Serjeant KEH. Arrived in France 4/05/1915 as Private 241 in 2nd KEH and transferred to KEH 13/04/1918 as Acting Serjeant 2112 KEH. Discharged 7/05/1919. Prior service in the Boer War as Serjeant F. J Pyke, 31879, 112th Company (Middlesex), 11th Battalion, Middlesex Imperial Yeomanry and awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and King's South Africa 1901 and 1902. Invalided Imperial Yeomanry Hospital in Pretoria. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio and surname mis-spelt PIKE on KEH BWM and Victory Medal Roll.

QUICK, Ernest James. 950. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Taken a Prisoner of War at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 17/03/1919. Enlisted in the Tank Corps as private 541882 in 1921. Born in Monmouthshire in 1892 and grew up in an orphanage but stowed away to India in 1911. Died in Newport, Wales in 1943. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.