KEH 'COP-CU'


COPE, John R. 1203. Private MIC
CORBETT, Frank G. 59. Serjeant MIC
CORDER, Harold C. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39947, GWF no MIC.

CORLETTE, Hubert Christian. The Honourable. Second Lieutenant 1902. Commanded 3rd Troop (Australian) 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials as Lieutenant 1/02/1903. Major in command of the Reserve Squadron KEH 11/06/1914. Placed on half pay 5/06/1915 and transferred as Temporary Major Royal Field Artillery, East Anglia Brigade 14/11/1915. He served as a Staff Officer in the RFA until the end of the war. He was born on 26/06/1869 in Concord, New South Wales, Australia the son of Reverend James Christian Corlette and Frances Edith (nee Manning) Corlette and educated at Sydney Grammar School, Sydney University, London University and the Slade School. He married Florence Gwynnedd Davies Berrington on 7/10/1903 in Llanfair Kilgeddin, Monmouthshire and worked as an architect and was awarded an Order of the British Empire. They had three children during their marriage. He died on 23/04/1956 in Hendon, Middlesex, at the age of 86. Brother was Brigadier General James Montagu Christian Corlette AIF awarded CMG DSO. Photograph of Major H. C. Corlette see Figure 4 and portrait photograph as a Major in 1917 and wearing his KEH headdress badge courtesy of the Norfolk Museums Collection.

CORNER, Leonard. 1907. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61283, Private Tank Corps 302824 MIC
CORNISH, Charles H. 971. Private MIC
COSTELLO, Patrick. 1131. Private MIC

COSTER,  Thomas Edmund.   1083.   Private. Died in service in an asylum in Cork, Ireland. 27/10/18. Buried in CORK MILITARY CEMETERY PARK, IRELAND.

COTMAN, Robert A. 1364. Private, Private Essex Regiment, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps MIC
COTTON, Frederick C. 1676. Private MIC
COUNLEY, Harry. 1045. Private MIC
COUPAR Charles. 954. Private MIC
COUVE, Noel. 264. Private, Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 24/01/1917

COWAN, Eric Hamilton. 393. Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant ex-Royal Garrison Artillery Territorial Force MIC. Liverpool (Rugby) Football Club member – full-back in the legendary 1913-14 XV. Joined King Edward’s Horse in February 1914 and was a Lance-Corporal by the outbreak of war. London Gazette: 6/4/15: to be 2/Lieut, 1st Lancs RGA, dd. 1/4/15. A younger brother, D.W. Cowan, Lieut., Royal Field Artillery is commemorated on the same grave and an elder, G.K., served in the Liverpool Scottish (10th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment. EH and DW Cowan are commemorated on the Liverpool College chapel memorial. GK was also at the College. Post & Mercury 2/3/16: Eric Cowan was with the Liverpool firm of Balfour, Williamson, merchants. Eric Cowan named on the memorial at Liverpool CC, Aigburth. Like his brothers, Eric was educated at Liverpool College. On his KEH service record the place of birth - Melbourne, Australia. This may have been necessary to join an outfit which had so many Empire connections, but his birth was registered in the Toxteth Park district of Liverpool in 1894, and the 1901 and 1911 censuses show him, and his brothers, as born in Liverpool. Died at Canterbury after an operation and buried with full military honours 28/02/1916 in LIVERPOOL (TOXTETH PARK) CEMETERY. Son of George R. Cowan of 28 Sydenham Avenue, Sefton Park, Liverpool.

COWELL, Stanley Thomas. 1625. Private ex-Sapper Royal Engineers 229156 MIC
COWEN, Joseph M. J. 177. Acting Serjeant, Acting Serjeant 38th Royal Fusiliers J/136 MIC

COWIE, Graham Robertson. 503. Corporal. Served in pre-war KEH whilst at Oxford University studying medicine and promoted to Corporal 1570 'C' Squadron in Mar 1913. Re-enlisted 8/08/1914 at Alexandra Palace and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery 26/12/1914. Entered France May 1915. Mentioned in dispatches Battle of Loos. Returned to England in June 1916 to complete his studies and graduated 1917 as a medical doctor. Captain South African Medical Corps. DoW 3/12/1918 whilst serving as a Medical Officer to South African Royal Garrison Artillery.  Born in Natal, South Africa to Dr John Cowie (Senior) and Elizabeth Cowie of Upper Norwood, South Africa. 

COX, Frederick Leslie. 610. Private, Second Lieutenant in photograph at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33.

COX, Hampden Trevor Ashby. 2090. Private. Left Trinidad with 10th Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent 3/10/1917. Prior service with the Naparima Light Horse. Born in Barbados, West Indies on 9/03/1895. Died of pneumonia whilst serving in in Ireland 09/05/18. Buried in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Ireland. 

CRADOCK, Sheldon William Keith Major MIC

CRAM, Jonathan. 1007. Private. Born 1886 in Newport, Fifeshire, Wales and lived in Canada. Saw service with the British Columbia Horse then enlisted in KEH as a Private on 20/03/1915 with occupation stated as rancher and arrived in France 20/10/1915. Wounded with gun shot wound to the leg before injuring both arms when his horse reared and fell on him. Died circa 1965-66.

CRAMPTON, Vivian Moore. 1896. Born in Rhodesia and served as a Private 82 in the Rhodesia Regiment then KEH then commissioned Second Lieutenant 2/4th Dorsetshire Regiment attached to 496th Field Company, Royal Engineers.

CRANE, Arthur A. 769. Private enlisted in KEH 1/12/1914 transferred to 653 Company, Labour Corps as a Corporal 416776 and discharged 28/05/1918.

CRANSTON, Herbert David. 856. Lance Corporal. Enlisted as a Private in the KEH having sailed to London on board SS Suwa Mara 16/10/1914. Entered France 1/06/1915 and deployed as a Regimental sniper. Wounded in action at Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 as a Lance Corporal and discharged 4/04/1919. Born in Manchester, England in 1885 and worked as an Apprentice Maritime Engineer in Shanghai. Returned to Shanghai post war.

CRAWFORD, Charles A. 795. Private KEH discharged 23/02/1919.

CRAWFORD-GREENE, W. P. Born in England and served KEH. Died in 1959.

CRAWSHAY, Lionel R. 1066. Born Honiton, UK on 9/07/1868 and educated at Harrow and then Oxford university 1903-05. Enlisted in KEH as a Private, transferred to Royal Engineers 312892 and served as an Instructor with Computations, Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers. Worked as Colonial Officer in the Bahamas, retired 1934 and died 9/07/1968. Private, Royal Engineers 312892.

CRAYFORD, William. 1116. Serjeant MIC

CRESSWELL, Charles E. 2046. Private. Reported missing Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 22/05/1919.

CRESWICK Henry Forbes. Captain. 'A & B' Squadrons. Born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia on 24/01/1886. Arrived in England Aug 1906 and was a Second Lieutenant in the KEH in 1907 then Lieutenant in 1910. Commissioned Lieutenant 11/06/1914 (London Gazette 7/09/1914) later Captain. Married Alice Reid in 1910. Major attached to Australian Light Horse in 1935. Killed in a motor vehicle accident 17/08/1935 in Melbourne, Australia where he lived in Toorak. Captain in 1915 see Figure 19.

CROFTS, Gordon. Born in England and served KEH.

CROMPTON, Robert (Bobbie) A. 399. Born in Fiji. Corporal arrived in France 21/04/1915, Serjeant 3rd Troop, 'B' Squadron in 1916 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 22/02/1918. Second Lieutenant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Became Chief Commissioner of the Fiji Islands Group and died in 1965.

CRONE, Percy. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers MIC

CRONJE, S. W. Private in the King's Colonials and attended the 1908 annual camp as part of the Oxford university detachment. Born in South Africa and was a nephew of the Boer General Cronje.

CROSBY, Harold Parker. 44. Private. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 29/07/1915 on medical grounds and did not serve overseas. Awarded Silver War Badge 147563.

CROSS, Harold C. 1886. Private KEH, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61253, Private Tank Corps 302826.

CROSS, Reginald George Whitfield. 530. Private enlisted 10/08/1914 and arrived in France 1/06/1915 with 'A' Squadron. Discharged 29/11/1915 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 5195. Victory medal in a private collection.

CROSSLAND, Frank J. 1096 Private, Royal Fusiliers GS/59100 MIC
CROUCH, Edwin C. 1552. Private KEH, Private Machine Gun Corps 22927, Private Tank Corps, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force MIC

CROWE, Walter William. 577. Lance Corporal KEH. Arrived in France 22/04/1915 and then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, East Yorkshire 21/01/1916. Promoted to Lieutenant 22/07/1917. Placed on retired Officer's list 21/08/1919 due to wounds. 1914/15 Star (K.Edw.H), British War Medal and Victory Medal sold by Sotherby's auctioneers, UK on 23/11/2004.

CROWLEY, John Nicholas. 1425. Corporal. Born 6/05/1894 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Enlisted KEH 17/01/1916 and arrived in France 12/09/1916. Posted to the Reserve 21/02/1919. WW2 Corporal DROEC 15/01/1941-30/07/1941. Died April 1950 in Darlinghurst, Sydney.  Five family members served in WW1 of whom three (father, his brother and one of the three sons were KIA/DOW).  Portrait photograph from a montage entitled 'Fighting for the Flag, circa 1916'  courtesy of the Australia War Memorial.

CROWTHER, Owen 1945. Private. Born Cape Town, South Africa in 1898. Ex-5th South African Infantry 3857, served in German East Africa and discharged 9/04/1917. Enlisted KEH 9/06/1917 and did not go to France as vision impaired by malaria contracted whilst serving in German East Africa in 1916.

CUBITT, Henry S. 32. First enlisted recruit of the King's Colonials on 4/01/1902. No MIC record for the Great War.

CULLEN, Fred. 1999. Private. Born in Hong Kong and served with the Hong Kong Royal Garrison Artillery

CULVERHOUSE, Edward. 1011. Private, Private Corps of Lancers L/18297 MIC
CUMMING, H. L. KEH

CUMMINGS, Frank G. 633. Corporal. Born in Southern Rhodesia. Discharged 13/02/1919 and died 03/1946.

CUNINGHAME, Charles Lennox. Second Lieutenant 9th Cavalry Reserve, KEH, Lieutenant 3rd Hussars, Captain Reserve Regiment of Cavalry. Applied for medals from an address in East Africa. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Born in 1877 in Australia and died 8/04/1931 in Bayonne, France.

CUNNINGHAM, Cecil Robert. 54. Lance Corporal Trumpeter. Discharged 16/03/1916 and died 29/10/17 aged 30. Born in India in 1887, son of John Cunningham, of 17, Compdale Road, Tufnell Park, London. HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON, UK. Served in King's Colonials 309. Service record available.

CUNNINGHAM, Hugh P. L. Born in England and was a Corporal in the 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron King's Colonials/KEH 1909-12. Served as Medical Officer in the Royal Naval Division in WW1. Died in 1960.

CURLING Aubrey F. J. 1400 Private, Private Ordnance Corps 040723 MIC

CURTIS, Stanley William. 2099. Private born in Madras, India in 1898 and enlisted in the KEH 21/02/1918. Transferred to the Rifle Brigade RB/82203 and discharged 29/01/1919.

CUSACK, Bernard L. 1393. Private, Lancashire Fusiliers 40550 MIC

CUTHILL, George H. 1998. Private from Hong Kong and saw prior service in the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps before joining the KEH.

CUTLACK, Frederick Morley. Private in the pre-war KEH. Born in England in 1886. Commissioned in the Royal Field Artillery and became a war correspondent and visited Australia in 1913. Supported Australian war historian C. E. W. Bean and worked in the Australian Prime Minister's office in the 1920s. Died in the UK in 1967.

CUTLER, Thomas. Private, 1672, 'B' Squadron. Killed in Action  9 April 1918 in defense of Vieille Chapelle, Huits Maisons and Fosse Bridgeheads. Aged 23. Born in Weybridge in 1895.  Youngest son of Mrs Annie Cutler, 2 Yew Cottages, Military Road, Dover. Name recorded on the Dover War Memorial. (Reference - Lionel James: The History of King Edward's Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regiment). Sifton, Praed, 1921. (Gravestone photograph courtesy of Pierre Vandervelden).1915 Star medal trio entitlement details confirmed on MIC.