KEH 'MA-McV'


MACAULAY, Frederick. C. 729. Serjeant, Lieutenant. 'D' Squadron. Killed in action in 1915. Served as a District Commissioner in North Rhodesia for 12 years. Name recorded on a commemorative tablet upon the War Memorial, Victoria Falls (Photograph in The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947). Gravestone photograph courtesy CWGC.  

MACAULIFFE, William. 1932. Private
MacCONNAL, Connell. 662. Private, Private Royal Army Service Corps M/40308

MacDONALD, Charles Edward Victor. 617. Private. 'A' Squadron. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Corporal. Attended third re-union in South America in 1945.

MacDONALD, Hugh. 1286. Private

MacDONALD, John Norman. Sergeant of the Cambridge troop in 1907. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Major in command of 'B' Squadron during WW1. Australian. Mentioned in Despatches. Captain in 1915 see Figure 19.

MacDONALD, Oscar. 1946. Private

MacDOUGALL, Thomas M. 990 Private. From New Zealand. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 18th Battalion London Regiment 5/03/1916.

MacEFIELD, Walter. D/8469. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
MacGILLIVRAY, Henry Alexander. 1948. Private

MacINTOSH, Herbert. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant (SQMS). 3rd (New Zealand) Troop of ‘D’ Squadron (British African) of the 4th City of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry. Born in Nelson, New Zealand on 2/12/1870 and served with the King’s Colonials from 1902 until 1906 and died in Christchurch on 10/12/1956.  He married Alice Maude Barker in 1897 in England and they had two sons. An engineer by profession, he returned to England for a holiday in 1939. SQMS MacIntosh wrote proudly in the King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin in 1946 that he still prized owning his tunic and was disappointed not to be able to wear it and ride in the Procession as part of the Christchurch Centennial Celebrations in 1950 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades Association Bulletin. 18: 18, 1951). The Full Dress tunic he wore is shown in Figures 60-66.

MACKAY, Charles Stuart. 289. Private, Lieutenant 3rd/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, Lieutenant, 15th Battalion London Regiment. 1914-15 Star (289 Pte., K. Edw. H.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Lieut.) sold by Dix Noonan Webb, UK at auction in April 2006.

MacKAY, Donald P. 334. Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 111997, Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 147831
MACKAY, William David. 369. Corporal, Serjeant. Commissioned as a Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 24/03/1917.
MacKENZIE, Ernest. 1232. Private
MacKEY, Robert. 793. Private
MacKEY, William Graham. 277. Lance Corporal

MacKINNON, Donald. Captain 'A, B and C' Squadrons. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia. Lived in South America and attended third re-union in 1945. Settled in Australia in 1965. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

MacKINTOSH, A. J. Lieutenant. Portrait photograph see Figure 320 Copyright Imperial War Museum HU 117631.

MacKRELL, Henry R. 944. Private
MacLAGAN, William C. 979. Private, Lieutenant London Regiment
MacLEAN, Archibald. 470. Private, Second Lieutenant King's Own Scottish Borderers

MCLEAN, Frank S. Private KEH. From Wanganui, New Zealand. Student at Cambridge University. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 117th Brigade Royal Field Artillery (RFA). Disembarked for France 20/09/1915. Lieutenant RFA on British War Medal and Victory Medal roll.(Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

MACPHERSON, John. Corporal. Student of University of London.
MacQUEEN, John Norman Reeve. 1891. Serjeant
MacQUINN, Oliver. 1677. Private, Private Labour Corps 515080
MACVEAN, John. 1173. Private
MAISONVILLE, Oliver Francis. 1057. Serjeant, Lieutenant Canadian Expeditionary Force
MALEHAM, Frederick. 1640. Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 304891
MANDERS, George Benjamin. 472. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
MANN, Charles. 570. Saddler, Private
MANN, Hugh H. 1890. Private
MANNING, Norman. 1722. Private, Private Tanks Corps 302798, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61193
MANSFIELD, Wilifred Stephen. Second Lieutenant, Major Hussars
MARGUTTI, Chartres Louis Henry. 1076. Private

MARR, James (Jimmy) Edward. 1511. Corporal. 2nd Section 1st Troop 'C' Squadron. Wounded in the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 23/05/1919. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Born in Cuba and attended re-union in South America in 1946. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

MARRION, James. 1914. Sapper Royal Engineers 221581, Sapper KEH
MARRIOT, Charles. 526. Acting Corporal
MARSH, Joseph George. 1374. Private
MARSHALL, John C. D/16406. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons, Private Army Service Corps ES/50319, Private Scottish Horse 395418

MARSHALL, Julis T. 1704. Serjeant, Serjeant Tank Corps 105385
MARTIN, Archibald R. 1699. Acting Serjeant, Acting Serjeant Machine Gun Corps 105386
MARTIN, Cecil C. 1725. Private, Private Labour Corps 389719
MARTIN, O. N. 48. Staff Serjeant
MARTIN, William Henry Ernest. 1462. Private, Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment
MARTINGELL, Frederick John. 1610. Wounded at defence of Vieille Chapelle. Discharged 14/02/1919. Born in Kenley Surrey, England and living in Wandsworth, London on 1919 census.
MARTINGELL, G. Private.

MARTINSON William Farrell. 860. Private. 'C' Squadron. Enlisted in the KEH upon return from Shanghai in Dec 1914. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 23/01/1916 in the 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in WW2. Born China 1892. Aug 1920 joins Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC) as Company commander and later Adjutant. Married in Sep 1922 in Sussex. His residence at the time was Downpatrick, Co. Down, and his occupation is given as DI Ulster Constabulary. Had four children all born in Northern Ireland. Rejoined the army in 1940 as a Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Lt-Col Martinson died in Mirpur Khas, Sind, Pakistan of chronic malaria on 28/11/1948. Portrait photographs in ADRIC uniform and Essex Regiment in 1945 available online.

MARTYN, Ronald Flower. Private KEH. Born 20/04/1893 in Norfolk, England. Studied at Cambridge University and possible served in pre-war KEH 1912 with University Troop. Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps, Captain Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve). Awarded Italian Medal for Military Valour.

MASKELL, Ernest. 1092. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/28056 incomplete
MASON, Charles E. D/17207. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/17027
MASON, Ernest George. 739. Private, Captain Royal Berkshire Regiment
MASON, Henry Walter. 1999. Private
MASSEY, Walter. 608. Private

MASTERS, Norman E. J. 591. Trumpeter. Entered France 24/05/1915. Discharged 13/02/1919. Noted as attended the last KEH reunion 20/05/1972 by Peter Nemaric ww.kingedwadshorse.net

MATHERS, Henry Samuel. 998. Private, Second Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment
MATHEW, Augustus E. 1750. Private
MATHEW, David Hinchey. 920. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
MATHIESON, John D. 1557. Private, Private Tank Corps 302800, Acting Quartermaster Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 29887

MATTERSON, George Hardwick. 1359. Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant

MATTHEWS, A. E. KEH. Prior service in the Natal rebellion with Royston's Horse and also in German South West Africa, unit unknown. British War and Victory medals held in a private collection in Ireland, 2018. Information courtesy British Medal Forum.

MATTHEWS, Donald M. 1238. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service
MAWDSLEY, Robert. 1283. Private
MAXWELL, Lionel George. 1298. Private, Corporal East Lancashire Regiment 30746, Corporal then Second Lieutenant Cheshire Regiment

MAY, Charles Campbell. Captain. Born in Otago, New Zealand in 1889. Served in King's Colonials/KEH 1908-1914. Freemason and member of King's Colonials Lodge. KIA 1/07/1916 with 22nd Battalion (7th City Pals), Manchester Regiment at Mametz at the Battle of the Somme. Mentioned in Dispatches. Only son of Major Charles Edward May, New Zealand Forces and was married to Bessie Maude Earles in 1912 with a baby daughter Maude Pauline May. At the outbreak of war he founded and commanded the Legion of Volunteers in Manchester. Buried at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France. Diary in the Imperial War Museum collection and now published as 'To Fight Alongside Friends'.

MAY, Fred. 549. Private

McALIER, Patrick. 1297. Private 2nd Dragoon Guards 2DG/5812, Acting Corporal Dragoon Guards D/19537, Acting Serjeant KEH.

McALPINE, George R. 747. Private, Lance Corporal Tank Corps 302810, Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 3982 incomplete, Lance Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers.

McARDLE, Hugh Francis. 33. Serjeant. KIA 18/09/1917. Entered France 2/06/1915 commissioned as a Lieutenant KEH 14/09/1915. Transferred to 41st Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.  Hugh was educated at St.Francis Xaviers College and he entered the Bank of British West Africa in Liverpool where he was a clerk. Sturdily patriotic in outlook he had identified himself with the Territorial movement before the war began, and on the outbreak of hostilities he was actually in camp with the KEH. On 2/06/1915 he went with the KEH to France, and in due course was recognised by the offer of a commission which he was given in his regiment. Later when the cavalry had not furnished him all the excitement he craved for he was attracted to aviation as a new and adventurous sphere of military usefulness, and to this end he came back to England to train for his wings.   Unhappily his career on active service with the Royal Flying Corps was brief, for within three weeks he was reported missing. Going up on patrol duty in September, 1917, he and his squadron were attacked by four enemy aeroplanes, and the challenge was inevitably accepted. What happened in his own case if still rather vague. During the day a very strong wind was blowing, and at the time of the fight they were above the clouds at 15,000 feet over Recourt, which is south-East of Arras. Seemingly the British airmen, still desperately combating their opponents, drifted Eastwards with the wind to a point above Ecourt St. Quentin. That, of course, was well within the German lines, and the last McArdles Flight Commander saw of him was that he was planing down quite under control and making for the British side. By this time the enemy had been driven away.   It was possible, of course, that he was either slightly wounded or experienced trouble with his engine, and was thus forced to land on hostile territory by reason of the very strong wind prevailing. Below the scene of the combat there was much marsh land and water, but it was a fair distance behind the enemy's lines, and it seemed improbable that a descending machine should not be seen by anyone. The Commanding Officer of McArdles squadron at first entertained optimistic views with regard to the fate of the young officer. Nevertheless no news was ever received to point more precisely to the circumstances surrounding his fate, and intimation that his death was officially presumed was sent to his parents in the following April.  Hugh Francis McArdle was born at Wavertree on the 17th November 1889. He was the son of Henry McArdle and Mary (nee Bullen). His father was born at Liverpool and his mother at Bootle. They were married at St.Francis Xavier's R.C. Church, Everton in 1877. Ten children were born to the marriage; Joseph Henry (born 1880), Henry Angelo (born 1881), Mary Catherine (born 1883), Robert (born 1884), Etheldreda Mary (born 1886), Harold (born 1887), Laura Angela (1888-1889), Hugh Francis (born 1889), Winifred Mary (1892-1912) and Peter Paul (born 1893). Peter's father was a merchant dealing in paper, canvas and jute. In 1911 his business address was 24 Irwell Chambers, Fazakerley Street, Liverpool. The family were living at Haydon Villa, Marlborough Road, West Derby in 1881. They lived at Ashleigh, Sandown Park, Wavertree, in 1891, 1901 and 1911.  An extensive biography appeared in Liverpool's Scroll of Fame. His photo appeared in the biography and is reproduced here with the kind permission of Liverpool Record Office.

McARTHUR, Basil. 2164. Private Middlesex Regiment G/50687, Private KEH alias Bradney, Arthur B.

McBEAN, Ian Bryce. 121. Serjeant, Commissioned KEH 24/11/1916 as Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Photograph as Lieutenant shown in Figure 31.

McCALMAN, Frank. 970. Corporal
McCARTER, Frank O. A. 1564. Private
McCARTHY, Justin Ernest. 1101. Private, Private Labour Corps 424157

McCLOSKEY, James. 1347. Private. KIA 26/08/1917 aged 39. Son of Patrick and Mary McClosky of Donegal; husband of Catherine McCloskey of New Row, Donegal. Buried in DUHALLOW Advanced Dressing Station CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

McCOMB, William (Will) Collingwood. 806. Private. Born in 1881 in England, enlisted Legion of Frontiersman in 1909 in Liverpool. Discharged KEH 8/04/1919. Owned a printery in Auckland in 1950. Died 17/02/1961 in Auckland. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McCORMACK, Albert. 1731. Private

McCORMACK, Percy James. 1278. Serjeant. (Possibly photograph Figure 23). Awarded Military Medal 20/08/1919 as a Corporal. Discharged 17/06/1919. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Also known as Percy James McCallum. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McCORMICK, Andrew. 1107. Private, Second Lieutenant
McCORMICK, J. V. 289. Private

McCRACKEN, Edward. 1105. Lance Corporal, Serjeant. Awarded Military Medal and bar.

McCULLOCH, Archibald Hood. 2248. Private
McCULLOCH, William Bennett. 1047. Private, Second Lieutenant. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Australian and lived until at least 1965.

McDONALD, Frank. 357801. Private
McDONALD, George. 1771. Private, Private Scottish Horse 4961, Private Royal Engineers WR/285723
McDONALD, J. A. Lieutenant KEH 1910.
McDOUALL, Philip Hastings. 959. Private, Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant Royal Engineers
McDOWALL, Thomas. 564. Private, Second Lieutenant
McDOWELL, T. Second Lieutenant (question same record as above noting different spelling)

McEVOY, Patrick E. 170. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant, Staff Quarter Master Serjeant. A number of his uniform items are held within the National Army Museum collection. He served 1911-18 in the KEH. Discharged 28/02/1919.

McGAFFIN, George. D/21284. Private, Private Dragoons UD/303, Private Corps of Dragoons D/21287

McGINITY, Francis G. 830. Private F. G. McGinity. 1914-15 Star (830 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (830 Pte., K. Edw. H.). Private McGinity entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 22 April 1915. With copied m.i.c. Sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in March 2012.

McGLASHIN Colin L. 1446 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61208

McGOWAN, John. Medals worn by Squadron Sergeant-Major McGowan (Regimental number 2139) 4th Dragoon Guards, King's Colonials and later Yeoman of the Guard. India General Service medal 1895-1902 with two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (S.Q.M.S. J. McGowan, 4th Dragoon Gds); Army Long Service and Good Conduct medal (L.S & G.C. VR., small letter reverse VR crown; Meritorious Service Medal GVR; Khedive's Star 1882. John McGowan was born at Liverpool and enlisted there into the 4th Dragoon Guards on 21 September 1877, aged 18, a cabinet maker by trade. He was promoted to Corporal in March 1880; Lance-Sergeant, May 1882; Sergeant, July 1882; Troop Sergeant-Major, November 1891; Squadron Sergeant-Major, May 1898. He served in Egypt from 9 August to 22 October, 1882 (Medal and Bronze Star), and in India from September 1894 to November 1901, and took part in the Tirah campaign of 1897-98 (Medal with 2 clasps). He was awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal with gratuity £5 in Army Order 10 of January 1896. He was posted to the Permanent Staff Yeomanry Cavalry as Regimental Sergeant-Major on 20 December 1901, sanctioned to raise the ‘King’s Colonials’ whose name was changed in 1911 to King Edward’s Horse. McGowan was discharged from the Permanent Staff of the King’s Colonials Yeomanry on 12 May 1909, and almost immediately appointed to H.M. Bodyguard on 18 June 1909. His M.S.M. without annuity was announced in Army Order 163 of 1932 and issued to him as a Yeoman of the King’s Bodyguard. He attended, and also received medals for, the Coronation in 1911, the Silver Jubilee in 1935, and the Coronation in 1937, and died on 11 January 1942. 

McGRATH John Thomas. 1931. Private
McGREGOR Alan W. 1130. Private.
McINROY William. 1330. Private.

McINTOSH, Alexander James. 1046. Private, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant. Attended Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia. Noted in Old Comrades Association bulletin as active in Australia in 1965.

McINTOSH, Ernest. 1659. Private.
McISAAC, Donald. 2282. Private Lovat's Scouts 2835, Private KEH, Private Royal Regiment of Dragoons 125189
McKAY, William K. 1509. Private

McKEAN, Archie. 384. Serjeant. From New Zealand. Entered France 22/04/1915. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Rank of Acting Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant on medals. Discharged 19/04/19. Photograph on www.kingedwardshorse.net

McKENZIE, A. G. Second Lieutenant in command of the Cambridge university detachment attached to 'C' Squadron. Son of Colonel McKenzie of the Natal Forces and who had seen distinguished service in the Boer War. May be same individual noted below.

McKENZIE, Alexander J. 1177. Private KEH. Became Colonel in command of the 1st Royal Natal Carabiniers after service as a Captain in the 6th Dragoon Guards in France 1917-19. May be same individual noted above.

McKENZIE, Fred. 203. Private, Corporal Army Pay Corps 17580
McKENZIE, Frederick William. Private, Labour Corps 416802
McLARTY, Lachlan. 2052. Private

McLAY, James. 1499. Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/18 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Born in Marong, Victoria, Australia on 23/10/1883 the son of Mrs. and the late J. McLay of Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia. Worked in Argentina and left there in Aug 1916 to enlist in England. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal. Remembered on the Honour Roll of the Marong Presbyterian Church and the Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial.  

McLEAN, John Archibald. 780. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 1/06/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps 26/07/1918. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

McLENNAN, Alexander. 957. Private

McPHERSON, Herbert 1210. Private KIA 22/3/17. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

McPHERSON, Ian W. 1751. Private
McROBB, David C. 1769. Private, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61263
McSWINEY, Walter M. 1263. Private, Private Royal Army Service Corps S/391313, Private Royal Engineers 604696
McVEAGH, James. 542. Private also spelt McVedgh on MIC