KEH 'BU-BY'


BUCHANAN, George Frederick. 1242. Corporal, KIA 13/03/18 aged 42 as a Private. Son of George and Caroline Buchanan. Buried in the ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE.

BUCKLAND, Godfrey John. 583. Private. Born in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia on the 30/01/1893 and enlisted on 26/08/1914 in England. He was killed in action by a German rifle grenade on 7/08/1915 after seeing action at Ploegsteert Wood in July 1915. Buried in the RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Portrait photograph circa 1914 (courtesy of Peter Nemaric). 

BUCKLEY, Herbert Morris. 473. Private. Enlisted 8/08/1914 and discharged 6/09/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 129565. Address for medals is stated as the 'Bull Dog' Soldiers Club and lived in Chiswick, London, England.

BUCKLEY, M. Francis Sapper, Major Royal Field Artillery

BUCKNELL, William Wentworth. Private. Enlisted when at Cambridge University. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery Jan 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant. KIA 10/08/1917 'A' Battery 103rd Brigade from shellfire. Mentioned in Despatches. Born in Lewisham, Sydney, Australia in 1891. The son of Mr and Mrs William Wentworth Bucknell, Quambone Station, Coonamble, New South Wales. Portrait photograph of him pre-war. 

BULL, George. 1603. Private. Discharged 9/05/1919. Served in same Troop as Lieutenant Francis 529. Australian. Married in 1936. Friend of Private Reginald (Bill) Wilson 456 and corresponded in 1957 whilst living on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal.

BULTEAU, Victor H. 1879. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39988

BURBIDGE, Arthur Henry. 40. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40543, Second Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

BURDETT, John Burdett. 80. Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
BURGE, Frank. 707. Private, Corporal

BURGESS, Charles F. 1002. Private 'A' Squadron KEH from the UK. Severely wounded in several places 24/06/1915 when defending trench from German attack.

BURGESS, John. 1616. Private
BURKE, William J. 742. Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 61170
BURNETT, Sidney C. 1212. Private

BURNIE, Charles. 848. Private. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914 and was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police since 1908. Discharged 6/04/1919. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

BURNSIDE, Joseph Augustus. 667. Private KEH, Corporal Royal Engineers 57422. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant then Acting Captain 1/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Entered 9/11/1915.

BURTON, Charles William Gordon. 1395. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
BURTON, Richard N. R. 1445. Private, Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 Royal Engineers 213817, WR/354913
BUSH, Robert W. 1817. Corporal, Corporal Royal Defence Corps 71971

BUTLER, Geoffrey Travers. Private. Entered France 8/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 48th Field Artillery Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Later Captain. Served in Volunteer Defence Corps WW2 as a Captain in 2nd Tasmanian Battalion. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 15/03/1890 the son of Charles William Butler and Beatrice (nee Travers). He married firstly Constance Lee and secondly Beatrice Gore Jones (nee Jones). He had one daughter Janet to his first marriage. When he returned to Tasmania he became a farmer at several places including Bagdad and Rowella. Claimed his 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal from an address in Sandy, Bay, Hobart, Tasmania. He died 6/03/1962. Extensive series of his letters in the Tasmanian Library Archives.

BUTLER, Adrian Illingworth. 936. Corporal KEH. Active as a sniper at La Bourse 18/03/1916. Royal Engineers 198254. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery 6/03/1917.

BUTLER, Robert W. 1367. Private.

BUTLER, William Mahoney. Major KEH. Photographic negative available of KEH portrait 30/12/1916. Later Lieutenant Colonel 9th Tank Battalion. Served with Imperial Yeomanry 1900-02 in Second Boer War and awarded Queen's South Africa medal with three clasps Cape Colony, Orange River Colony and Transvaal. King's South Africa medal with two clasps. Awarded Distinguished Service Order 18/12/1918.

BUTTERFIELD, Ernest 699. Private, Private Royal Engineers 311020
BUTTERWORTH, Christian name possibly C. from name on manufacturers label in bandsman's tunic, 1913.

BUXTON, Gordon Ottford. 500. Private. Born in England and served in 'C' Squadron during WW1. Photograph shown on kingedwardshorse.net Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

BUXTON, Hugh Forster. Second Lieutenant KEH on probation 1/09/1914. Transferred to 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade and deployed to France 8/12/1915. Transferred to the 5th Battalion and promoted to Lieutenant 30/03/1916. DoW 3/11/1916 at 34 Casualty Clearing Station at the Battle of the Somme. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France. Born 6/04/1882 at St George Hanover Square, London, England.

BYNOE, John Eayre Kellman. 1. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). 'B' Squadron. Born in Barbados in 1867 and died on 19/05/1935 in Depford, London. Awarded 1911 Coronation Medal and Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal 1/04/1912. He did not serve with the KEH in France during the Great War. He was a member of the King's Colonial Masonic Lodge from 1924 until his death in 1935 and his family have his regalia. He worked as a school master until 1918 when he began to work as a dentist, unqualified, from his home in Loampit Hill, Lewisham, London. He was buried in Greenwich Cemetery. There were two Bynoe brothers who served with the King's Colonials from 1902. The junior of which had a son who served in France 1915-19 presumably Private Ronald L. Bynoe. The accompanying photograph courtesy of a family relative Michael Chalk, is of J.E.K. Bynoe's wedding to Annie Kathleen Gore which took place at Lewisham High Road Congregational Church on 5/04/1913. Note the members of the KEH who formed a guard of honour for the occasion including Regimental Serjeant Major Daniel Fegan, 274 on the right with his medal group. SQMS Bynoe is also shown in Figure 209.

BYNOE, Ronald L. 532. Private. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal held by NAM.
BYSOUTH, Sydney. Private, 653rd Company Labour Corps 416807