KEH 'CHE-CL'


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 Medal and Victory Medal.

CHEETHAM, Arthur R. 712. Private. Arrived France 21/04/1915. Deserted 20/07/1916. Entitled to no 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 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 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 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 and photograph of headstone shown. 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.

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 killed in action 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, Chuchward 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. 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