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 Wettenhall. 710. Corporal. 1st Troop, 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 11/08/1915 later Lieutenant. Brother of Sam Wade 711. Born 27/03/1890 in Ringarooma, Tasmania, Australia the son of the son of John Harvey Lade Snr. and Mrs Edith Maria Warde Wettenhall (nee Wilks) and died 12/07/1974 at Balnarring Beach, Victoria.

LADE, John Harvey (Sam). 711. Private. 'C' Squadron KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry 14/08/1916 attached to 1/5th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment. Brother of Allan Wade 710. Died of Wounds 5/10/1917. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

LADE, Allan W. 710. Corporal, Second Lieutenant
LADE J. H. 711. Private, Second Lieutenant Warwickshire Yeomanry
LAHEE, Herbert M. 669. Private, Warrant Officer Class 2 Tank Corps 111992
LAING, George M. 824. Private
LAMB, George E. 2089. Private

LAMB, Harold Benjamin. 22. Squadron (Staff) Serjeant Major. Served pre-war KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Leutenant 22/10/1915 and Temporary Captain 24/10/1917 with the Army Service Corps Entered France Jan 1917. Awarded Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal 1/07/1913. Born Turnham Green, Middlesex, England on 3/06/1883 and died in Manly, New South Wales, Australia on 6/07/1939. Awarded British War and Victory medals as a Captain in the Army Service Corps. Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal held in a private collection in Australia.

LAMB, James Eclysse. 2141. Corporal
LAMBOURNE, Thomas. 1132. Private
LAMPINEN, Constantine Richard. 1669. Private

LANCE, Edwin Christopher. A 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
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 Arthur. 1352. Trumpeter. John Arthur Lange was born in Lambeth, Surrey 21st February 1899, the 1911 census records he is a scholar residing with his father Arthur a Restaurant Carver, mother Alice and three sisters at 10 Pawsons Road, West Croydon, Surrey. Attesting for the 1st King Edward’s Horse in London 29th November 1915 he stated his occupation as Accountant and age as 16 years 10 months. Serving in France after January 1916, he was admitted to the Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington 19th October 1917 suffering from debility and pyrexia of unknown origin, the result of service in France. In December 1917 he is recorded as serving Dublin and does not appear to have returned to active service. Demobilised at the end of hostilities, the 1939 Register records he is a Commercial Traveller residing with his wife Winifred at 243 Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middlesex, he died in Poole, Dorset in 1985 aged 86 years. British War and Victory Medals sold by J. Collins Medals, UK in February 2020.

LANGE, Marc. 1094. Private KEH. Royal Fusiliers G/59466, Private 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment G/26244, Sapper Royal Engineers 361856 with Field Survey Corps. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad 29/07/1887 and left Trinidad for UK before 18/10/1915. Living in Trinidad in 1946.

LANGE, Pierre Marie A. 1358. Private. Born in 1885 in Trinidad and Tobago, attended St Mary's College, Trinidad 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 Second Lieutenant Indian Army Reserve of Officers 25/09/1917. Transferred as a Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion Brahmans.  Shown on BWM and Victory medal Roll for 2KEH. Listed on British West Indies list in KEH Old Comrades Association article and photograph in Yearbook of St. Mary's College, Trinidad .

LANGLOIS, Wilfred S. 1371. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40578
LANGRISH, Ernest. 464. Serjeant
LANGSHAW, Frank. 23075. Private, Private Labour Corps

LATREILLE, Leonard. 268. Private in a photograph at KEH Colchester Camp 1911 see Figure 61. Commissioned 16th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 1/01/1916. Captain Labour Corps

LAURENSON, D. G. Warrant Officer Class 1, Serjeant. 7/77. Canterbury Mounted Rifles named to this unit on 1914/15 Star. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in KEH. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 and repatriated 13/12/1918. 1914/15 Star in a private collection in 2017.

LAVERS, H. H. 6. Lance Corporal. Awarded Coronation medal 1911 as a Private (Trooper). Became an Infantry Officer and served in France. Possibly with Royal West Kent Regiment as a Lieutenant.

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. Commemorated on the 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 had seen prior service in the 17th Lancers and 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 Alfred. 853. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). Enlisted in the KEH having sailed to London from Shanghai on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914. Served in the Shanghai Municipal Police 1912-14. Entered France 22/04/1915. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant KEH. Transferred to the Corps of Dragoons as SQMS D/24573. Born 19/12/1888 in Litcham, Norfolk, England and died on 11/05/1946 in Dereham, Norfolk, England.

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).