KEH 'LA'


LACEY Lewis L. Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant. 'C' Squadron. Lived in Argentina and a champion polo player. Attended third re-union 1945.

LADE Allan W. 710 Corporal, Second Lieutenant
LADE J. H. 711 Private, Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry
LAHEE Edward Sansom. 1204 Corporal, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant
LAHEE Herbert M. 669 Private, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps 111992
LAING George M. 824 Private
LAMB George E. 2089 Private
LAMB H. B. 22 Staff Serjeant Major
LAMB James Eclysse 2141 Corporal
LAMBERT William 841 Private, Second Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry
LAMBOURNE Thomas 1132 Private
LAMPINEN Constantine Richard 1669 Private

LANCE Edwin Christopher. A remarkable Great War Distinguished Service Order (DSO) group of seven awarded to Captain E. C. Lance, Somerset Light Infantry, late King Edward’s Horse and West Yorkshire Regiment, who was twice honoured by Franco for his part in rescuing a hundred nationalists in the Spanish Civil War: high on the republicans’ wanted list as “The Man in the Tartan Jacket”, Lance was eventually captured by them and sentenced to death, but ultimately lived to tell the tale after 15 months of hellish imprisonment - an extraordinary story vividly retold by C. E. Lucas Phillips in The Spanish Pimpernel. DSO, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel; 1914-15 Star (17929 L. Cpl. E. C. Lance, W. York. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt. E. C. Lance); Russia, Order of St. Anne, Third Class breast badge, with swords, bronze-gilt and enamel, unmarked; Spain, Order of the Yoke and Arrows, fascist regime issue, breast badge, gilt and enamel, with clasp, ‘Christopher Lance’, in its case of issue; Spain, City of Madrid, Presentation Gold Medal, in its fitted Juan Feu, Madrid case of issue, together with related miniature dress medals including Russian Order of St. Anne, with swords, in silver-gilt and enamel,the fascist piece extremely rare, so, too, the D.S.O. to such a junior officer. D.S.O. London Gazette 26 September 1917: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was the only officer left of his battalion when the final objective was reached. Both flanks of his battalion were exposed and they were almost surrounded by the enemy. Thereupon he skillfully withdrew his men from a difficult position to a strong one 200 yards in the rear, checked the advance of the enemy, and held on under intense artillery fire until relieved two days later. The sound tactics, cool judgement and the daring example which he set his men undoubtedly secured a very important position.’ Edwin Christopher Lance was born in Taunton, Somerset in June 1893, and was educated at Lancing College prior to enlisting in King Edward’s Horse in December 1912. Advanced to Corporal in January 1915, he deserted shortly afterwards, his father later stating in a letter to the authorities that he did not wish to disclose the reasons for his son’s sudden departure - instead he confirmed that Lance had enlisted in the West Yorkshire Regiment at York a few days later, which, after further investigation, proved entirely true. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in May 2011.

LA NAUZE Brazil W. 491 Private, Private Royal Engineers 198926. A portrait photograph of Private La Nauze is shown in Figure 133.

LANDON John Robert Sapper, Captain Royal Warwickshire Regiment
LANDRY Romes 1536 Private
LANE Marshall. 2160. Ex-2nd Dragoon Guards and saw service in India. Private KEH then Fitter Tank Corps 35280.
LANGDON John Stafford 911 Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
LANGE John A. 1352 Private
LANGE Marc 1094 Private Royal Fusiliers G/59466, Private KEH, Private East Surrey Regiment G/26244, Private Royal Engineers 361856

LANGE Pierre Marie A. 1358. Private. Born in 1885 in Trinidad and Tobago and was employed as a Planter before the war. Enlisted in the KEH as a Private 21/12/1914 and arrived in France 4/05/1915. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the KEH in 1919, transferred as a Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion Brahmans and listed as a Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers in 1919.

LANGLOIS Wilfred S. 1371 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40578
LANGRISH Ernest 464 Serjeant
LANGSHAW Frank 230752 Private, Private Labour Corps
LAROQUE A. L. R. 1382 Private, Captain Royal Engineers

LATREILLE Leonard 268 Private, Captain Labour Corps. Private in a photograph at KEH Colchester Camp 1911 see Figure 61.

LAURENSON, D. G. Lieutenant. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 and repatriated 13/12/1918.

LAVERS H. H. 6 Lance Corporal. Awarded 1911 Coronation medal. Became an Infantry Officer and served in France.

LAW Archibald Abram 1736 Private, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers, Captain Cheshire Regiment

LAW Ernest 1431 Private, Serjeant 11th Battalion Tank Corps 300520. KIA 27/09/1918.

LAWRANCE Frederick E. 1924 Private, Private Army Pay Corps 17080
LAWRENCE Dennis H. 1422 Private, Private Tank Corps 112024
LAWRENCE Douglas 883 Private KIA 9/04/18. Born in UK. LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

LAWRENCE Frederick John. Major F. J. Lawrence, King Edward’s Horse and Machine Gun Corps, late Rhodesian Field Force. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia (Lieut., Rhod. F.F.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Capt., Rhodesian F.F.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.). He served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Monmouthshire Militia, 1891-95. In the Boer War he was served a Lieutenant with the Rhodesian Field Force from 7 March 1900 to 29 June 1901, at which date he was promoted to Captain (Acting Press Censor) and served with the Press Censors Department in Capetown and East London until 20 September 1902. In the Great War he was appointed a Lieutenant in King Edward’s Horse on 10 August 1914, being promoted to Captain and entering the France/Flanders theatre of war on 4 May 1915. In his papers he states he received an eye injury from a shell explosion when in the trenches on 23 May 1915. Promoted to Major on 17 April 1917; he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 4 August 1917. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in December 2006

LAWRENCE Honourable Herbert Alexander. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel/Temporary Brigadier General. Colonel Lawrence was the son of Lord Lawrence, Viceroy of India and was the second Commanding Officer of the King's Colonials from 19th April 1904 until April 1909 (Portrait photograph Figure 6).

LAWS Arnold A. 853 Lance Corporal, Staff Quarter Master Serjeant Corps of Dragoons D/24573
LAWSON Ernest J. 1472 Private

LAYLAND, Thomas Dawson. 1232. Captain. British War and Victory Medals (Capt.). Born on 14 February 1874. As a Private in King Edward’s Horse he entered France on 4 April 1915. Commissioned into the Dorset Yeomanry on 2 February 1916. Later served as a Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) with the South Lancashire Regiment. Post war he lived in British Columbia. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK, November 2015).

LAYTON Horace 1291 Private