KEH 'CA-CN'


CADIC, Joseph E. 1097. Private MIC
CAILES, Stephen E. 893. Private, Acting Serjeant then Second Lieutenant Royal Marine Light Infantry MIC
CALLAGHAN, Charles. 1519. Private, Tanks Corps 302947, Northumberland Fusiliers 40118 MIC
CALNAN, George. 330. Private MIC

CALVERT, H. C. 279. Squadron Serjeant Major. Awarded the Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal July 1914.

CAMERON, Arthur Garfield. Lieutenant KEH 1910 who joined as Rhodes scholar at Oxford university and was a Second Lieutenant in 1907 in command of the Oxford university detachment attached to 'D' Squadron. Rejoined the KEH at the outbreak of WW1 to become Acting Major in command of 'C' Squadron KEH. Became a Major in the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1918. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

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. 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 kingedwardshorse.net and as a Lieutenant in 1915 see Figure 19.

CAMERON, Herbert J. 984. Private then Lance Corporal attached to Trench Mortar Battery, Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers, Lieutenant King's African Rifles MIC

CAMLIN Edward Former Private Royal Dragoons D/17238, Private, Private Corps of Dragoons MIC

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.

CAMPBELL James C. 1583. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85698 MIC

CAMPBELL, Nigel Harry. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.

CAMPBELL, Robert B. 1794. Private, Second Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant Labour Corps MIC
CAMPION, A. B. L. Second Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant Welsh Regiment MIC
CANNON, William (Tom). 1168. Private MIC

CAPPER, Isidore Alfred. 433. Private, 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 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal. 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. Former Private 1st Dragoons D/15338, Private, Corps of Dragoons MIC
CARR, George. 1149. Serjeant MIC
CARR, Isaac. Former Private 3rd Dragoon Guards D/352, Private MIC
CARR, Talbot (Tiny) E. 921. Private. From Argentina.
CARRIG, Edward. 1260. Private MIC
CARSON, Robert E. 152204. Private 2/1st Scottish Horse 4057, Private Border Regiment 260587, Private KEH, Private Royal Fusiliers 59098 MIC

CARTER, Bertrand S. 544. Corporal KEH, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps, Lieutenant Tank Corps. Bertrand Stanley Carter was born on 28 January 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 June 1915. He was subsequently commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps on 25 January 1917, and later as Captain, Tank Corps. He was appointed Temp. Lieutenant on 26 July 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 March 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 June 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 September 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 November 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.

CARTER, Herbert Thompson. 92. Private MIC
CARTEY, John B. 1150. Private MIC
CASEY, Reginald. 540. Private MIC
CASTLE, Archibald Crisp. Private Rifle Brigade S/29094, Private KEH, 10th Cadet Battalion, 1/4th Leicestershire Regiment MIC

CASTLE, Gordon. 2010. Private 2069 on MIC as well MIC
CASTLE, William S. 704. Private MIC
CAVANAGH, Albert J. 1018. Private MIC

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

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.

CHALKIN, Herbert. 732. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61254 MIC
CHALKLEY Albert 553 Private MIC
CHAMBERLAIN Arthur Henry 859 Acting Corporal MIC
CHAMBERS, Alexander E. 725. Private, Private Shropshire Light Infantry 8192, Private Military Mounted Police P12039 MIC

CHANDLER, James W. 1221. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40551 MIC
CHAPMAN, Charles T. 1187. Company Quarter Master Serjeant - Northumberland Fusiliers 61295, Tank Corps 30284 MIC

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. 1915 Star trio medal entitlements confirmed on MIC.

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. Expeditionary Force Canteens 1441, Gunner Royal Field Artillery 1355, Private KEH. Awarded the Territorial Forces War Medal.

CHARLES, Thomas. 77. Private, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61302 MIC
CHARTER, Walter G. 1567. Private MIC
CHASE, Percival. 1894. Private MIC
CHEESEMAN, James Alfred. 894. Private, Sapper MIC
CHEETHAM, Arthur R. 712. Private MIC

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 MIC
CHILD, Arthur J. 1498 Private MIC

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 gunpit 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 21st July, 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 1905
CHITTY, John. 571. Private MIC
CHRISTENSON, Cecil C. 2143. Private MIC

CHRISTIE, James Vigne. 1331. Private. Private. '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. Portrait photograph courtesy of Alison Christie on Ancestry. 

CHUBB, W. S. R. Saddler. 1881. Casualty. BWM 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.

CHURCHYARD, Archibald. 1510. Former Sapper Royal Engineers 229154, Private KEH, Royal Engineers Railway Transport Department WR/287661 MIC

CHURMS, William H. 351. Private, Lance Corporal. Played Side Drum in KEH band. Discharged 10/11/1919. Civil Servant in the Colonial Office and died of TB.
CLACY, Walter. 1273. Lance Corporal MIC

CLANCY, William M. Joseph. 1297. Private KEH. Private 1/10th Battalion 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.

CLARK, Reginald. 1622. Acting Corporal MIC
CLARK, Thomas. 2024. Private - Northumberland Fusiliers 61179, Tank Corps 302873 MIC
CLARK, William D. 804. Private, Private Durham Light Infantry, Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC

CLARKE, Albert Edmond (Nobby). 1405. Corporal, DOW 15/03/19 received at Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918. From Shanghai. Buried in GOOLE CEMETERY, UK.

CLARKE, Eric O. 952. Private MIC
CLARKE, H. V. 1120. Private, Captain Machine Gun Corps MIC
CLEARY, Arthur. 230754. Former Labour Corps 233754, Private KEH 230754 MIC
CLEGG, Reginald A. D/11696 Private, Private Company of Dragoons MIC
CLOUTT, Harry. 1899. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61251 MIC
CLYNE, Joseph. 1469. Private, 2050 as well on MIC MIC