KEH 'AI-AY'



AIREY, George R. Private, former Private 3rd Dragoon Guards, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17046 MIC

AITCHISON, Hugh James. Lieutenant KEH. Joined as a Scottish Volunteer as Lieutenant 6th Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Scots from 1895 to 1900. He then joined the Imperial Yeomanry as Sergeant, 12559 being promoted in the field to Lieutenant. He served with the 70th (Sharpshooters) Company, 18th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry and awarded a QSA with four clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Rhodesia. He was also awarded a KSA with two clasps. His address for his medals was recorded as Elsmwood, Loanhead, Midlothian, Scotland. He stayed in South Africa after the Boer war in the Thaba Nuchu Commando through to the 1914 Rebellion and then in German East Africa from May 1916 with the 9th South African Horse as Serjeant, 2991 then Lieutenant. He then served as a Lieutenant in France with the KEH and was Mentioned in Despatches in October 1918. In the Second World War he was a Captain in the Reserve Brigade from 1940 to 1943. Awarded Efficiency Decoration in 1940. Born 1/07/1877 in Loanhead, Scotland and died on 22/11/1944 in Likatlong, Orange Free State, South Africa.  

AITCHISON, Philip Arnold. 107. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Enlisted King's Colonials 7/12/1905. Commissioned into the Staffordshire Yeomanry 17/01/1916. Awarded Indian General Service Medal (Afghanistan, North West Frontier 1919 clasps) whilst attached to 2nd/4th Border Regiment as Lieutenant Staffordshire Yeomanry. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal named to P. A. Aitchison 107 SQMS KEH (King's Colonials/KEH) May 1921 and Special Constable Long Service and Good Conduct medal as a Sub. Commander. He was not entitled to the British War Medal. Medals held in a private collection in Australia. Image courtesy British Medal Forum. 

AITKEN, D. B. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps MIC
ALAZIA, Charles. Private in 1916.
ALBERTSON, Armand Harold. 1003. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 107480, Second Lieutenant Tank Corp MIC
ALBRECHT, Frederick. Private. Corps of Dragoons D/10936 MIC
ALDERSON, E. C. 1276. Private, Military Mounted Police 12405 MIC
ALDERTON, Charles. 490. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant MIC

ALEXANDER, Frederick Vionee. 4. Private.'A' Squadron. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers 29/10/1915. Entered France 1/06/1915. Born 13/06/1892 in Lancashire, UK.

ALEXANDER, Ralph Douglas. 958. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.  

ALEXANDRA Walter 862 Private, Private Army Service Corps R/41311 MIC

ALLEN Albert E. 1373. Private MIC
ALLEN, Ernest Rawson. 1032. Private, Private then Lieutenant Royal Engineers MIC
ALLEN, Hamilton J. 557. Private MIC
ALLIOTT, John A. 1086. Private MIC
ALLUM, Ephraim. 1926. Private MIC
ALMACK, Alfred. 1346. Private MIC

ALSOP, George. 282. Private. Enlisted 14/08/1913 and discharged 06/10/1914 due to sickness and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 19194.

ALSOP, John W. Private, former Private 1st Dragoons D/18482, Private Corps of Dragoons D/18482 MIC
AMBROSE, Gay. 1865. Private. Enlisted 21/02/1916 and discharged 16/09/1916 due to sickness.
AMBROSE, Herbert. 543. Private MIC
AMOTT, John. Private in 1918
ANDERSON, Andrew. 1875. Private MIC
ANDERSON, Claude W. 1693. Corporal MIC
ANDERSON, Donald Alex. 169. Serjeant. Discharged 19/12/1916.

ANDERSON, George Reid. 1245. Serjeant. Awarded Military Medal.

ANDERSON, John M. 14316. Private, Private Royal Air Force MIC

ANDERSON,  Peter. Bandmaster. King's Colonials and King Edward's Horse 1902-1914. Died in 1940. Photograph shown in Figures 118 - 121.

ANDERSON, William L. 215. Serjeant, Commissioned as a Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service 9/05/1916, Captain Royal Field Artillery

ANDREWS, Leonard H. D/1645. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC

ANGEL, . Private. King's Colonials. Portrait photograph in Full Dress uniform circa 1902 see Figure 77.

ANSTEY, Herbert L. 96. Private MIC
ARCHDALL, Montgomery. Private, Private Dragoons D/21216 MIC

ARCHIBALD, William R. 1064. Private. 4th Section, 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron. Discharged 18/06/1919. Born in 1887 in Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the son of Barbara Rae and John Archibald. He married Nellie Elizabeth (Nell) Barrington in 1938 in Victoria. He took up a Soldier's Settlement of 370 acres of land at Pomonal, Victoria which was sold on in 1940. He died in 1958. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

ARGENT, Edward Albert. 1061. Private. Enlisted 22/09/1914 and discharged 18/11/1914 due to sickness. Born in Toppers Field, Halstead, Essex in 1876 and had served in the 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers as Private 4746 from 1895 to 1907 with last 5 years in the Reserves. Saw active service in the Sudan Expedition 1898, Occupation of Crete 1898, South Africa 1898-1900, 1900-02. Wounded whilst fighting in the Transvaal 25/02/1902. Awarded Sudan Medal 1898 with clasp Khartoum,  Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps Belmont, Modder River, Transvaal, Orange Free State and King's South Africa with clasps 1901 and 1902.  Died 26/12/1957 in Kensington, London.

ARGENT, W. K. Serjeant Major KEH in 1911
ARIZA, Louis Francis 1110. Private MIC
ARKELL, William J. 1345. Private MIC
ARMOUR, Donald J. Lieutenant and Surgeon KEH 1910
ARMSTRONG, Frederick. 1209. Private MIC

ARMSTRONG, J. Private. New Zealander who enlisted in 1902 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the King's Colonials in 1903 in command of 1st Troop (New South Wales) 'C' Squadron (Australasian) and shown with that rank on 1905 Officer's List.

ARMSTRONG, John W. Private, Private 1st Dragoons, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17279 MIC

ARNOLD, Jack. 991. Private 'B' Squadron. 1914-15 Star (991 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (991 Pte., K. Edw. H.). Born in South Africa and entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 15 September 1915 and was discharged 9th July 1919. Medals sold with a copy of the Medal Index Card at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK, March 2014). 

ARNOTT, John. 1482. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 8/03/1916 and discharged due to sickness 31/08/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 28212 and born 1898.

ARTHUR, Beckham Paikawa. 111. Serjeant KEH. 2nd Troop, 'A' Squadron at Hutton Bridge, Hertfordshire noted in the 'Auckland Star' newspaper 9/03/1915. Saw service in the Boer War with the NZ Mounted Rifles (Rough Riders) as Serjeant 1383 and embarked with the 4th Contingent on the SS 'Gymeric' 31 March 1900 and also served as Captain with the 9th Contingent leaving on the SS 'Devon' 19 March 1902. Gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant in March 1915, and posted to Motor Machine Gun Service (of the Royal Artillery) at Bisley. Promoted Captain June 1915, entered France 8/07/1915, Major March 1916 and Lieut-Colonel November 1918 to command the 1st Motor Brigade Machine Gun Corps. Wounded at Loos September, 1915. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 26 July 1918 and Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Three Times. Born in 1876 in Tokomaru Bay the son of Alexander Creighton Arthur & Mere Inoi nee' Ward of Tokomaru Bay & Gisborne hence of Maori descent. He married Pheroze Sorabji in 1902 in London. He died in Devon, England on the 11/03/1922. Entitled to Queen's South Africa and King's South African medals and 1914/15 Star WW1 trio. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph with family records and photographs added and the South African War Memorial, Gisborne, New Zealand. Photograph from Auckland Online Cenotaph of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur, DSO, Motor Machine Gun Corps. 

ASH, Arthur H. 1893. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45520 MIC
ASHDOWN, James R. 1618. Acting Corporal MIC
ASTLEY, William P. 807. Acting Corporal MIC
ATKINS, John. 567. Private, Private Royal Fusiliers GS/142659 MIC
ATKINS, Leslie J. 1327. Private MIC

AUDY, P. J. 271. Serjeant. King's Colonials. Awarded Imperial Yeomanry Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Aug 1908.

AUSTEN, Cesil Alexander. 987. Private, Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers MIC
AYLWARD, Gordon. 1371. Private MIC