KEH 'RO-RY'


ROBARTS, Geoffrey Ward. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Royal Air Force

ROBBIE, Alexander Benjiman. 1053 Private. From New Zealand. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 4/01/1918.

ROBERTO, J. H. 1213. Private

ROBERTON, James Basil Wilkie. Private KEH. Born 29/01/1896 at Wright St-Clair, Auckland, New Zealand. Studied at King's College, Auckland and then started in medicine at Cambridge University 1913. Likely to have served with the University Troop of KEH. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Wounded twice and served as a Signal Officer in France and Italy. Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1918. After returning to Cambridge after the war he became a doctor in civilian life in New Zealand. He then served as a Major in World War 2 attached to the Headquarters of the New Zealand Medical Corps, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Service Number 462018. Was an authority on Maori history and culture. Died aged 99 January 1996 at Te Awamutu, Waikato. (Reference - Auckland Online Cenotaph).

ROBERTS, Arthur Mathias. 1038. Lance Corporal. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Enlisted 12/04/1915 and entered France 28/07/1915. Discharged on account of wounds 24/01/1917 aged 26. Awarded Silver War Badge No. B24036 (Photograph shown in Figure 20).

ROBERTS, Charles Ewart. 1240. Private KIA 09/04/1918 aged 30. Son of Henry Roberts, of Pool Crescent. Newtown. Mont. VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE.

ROBERTS, Donald Trevor. 83. Serjeant, Acting Squadron Serjeant Major. Awarded the Roumanian Medaille-Barbartie St. Credinta 2nd Class and Meritorious Service Medal as a Serjeant KEH.

ROBERTS, John Henry. 1213. Corporal. Awarded Military Medal for defense at Vieille Chapelle Nov 1918 as a Private (Possible photograph Figure 23).

ROBERTS, Joseph E. 1086. Private, Corporal Tank Corps 302813, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 39969, Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 40595

ROBERTSON, John. 446. Acting Corporal, Captain Cameron Highlanders
ROBERTSON, Thomas Struan. Second Lieutenant
ROBINSON, Frank. D/9137. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
ROBINSON, Harry 1076 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39914
ROBINSON, Nichol. 1710. Private
ROBINSON, Peter. 1322. Private
ROBINSON, Philip. 1951. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85719
ROBINSON, Robert. 1555. Private, Private Royal Engineers WR/282206, Private Rifle Brigade B/200727

ROBINSON, William Cowper. Named in 1902 camp photograph. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 1905, Lieutenant 1/05/1907.

ROBOTTI, William L. 649. Private, Lieutenant Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division
RODEN, Tom Corbitt. 809. Private
RODNEY-RICKETTS, Stewart Arthur. 91. Serjeant, Captain Royal Field Artillery

RODRIGUEZ, George Harold. 1304. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Discharged 8/07/1919.

ROGERS Frederick C. 1543. Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corps 112005

ROGERS, Harry William. 1440. Lance Corporal. Killed in action 9/04/1918 at Defence of Vieille Chapelle. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE. Lance Corporal Harry William Rogers KEH was born in Feilding, New Zealand and grew up in South Africa and is commemorated on a grave in Braamfontein Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa (photograph available). Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

ROLLS, John. 283. Serjeant, Serjeant Lancashire Fusiliers 45519
ROMANES, Francis John. Lieutenant in photograph at Longford 1915 see Figure 19. Captain
ROSE, William. 1920. Serjeant Royal Engineers 208131, Serjeant KEH, Serjeant Royal Engineers WR/503876

ROSS, Carl Frederick William. 679. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Awarded Military Medal for gallantry at Cambrai 12/12/1917. Discharged 4/03/1919. Born 6/08/1893 in Capetown, South Africa. Arrived in England in 1904 and studied at Christ's College, University of London. Died 17/11/1943 in Ealing, Middlesex, England. Portrait photograph circa 1915-16 courtesy of J. Smith on Ancestry. 

ROSS, Outram (Rossie). 703. Private. 2nd Troop 'B' Squadron in 1915. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 27/05/1917 later Temporary Lieutenant Tank Corps. Born in the Cedars near Mackay, Queensland, Australia 27/05/1886 the son of Henry Ross. Was in America when war was declared and went to England to enlist. Married Sylvia May Burbidge in Brisbane 11/08/1919. Settled in New Zealand where he died in KatiKati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand in 1961.

RUECROFT, John W. 1196. Private
RUFFHEAD, Arthur W. 427. Private. Discharged physically unfit 12/12/1917.
RUSSELL, Ernest Gordon. Lieutenant, Captain Royal West Kent Regiment, Major Royal Army Service Corps

RUSSELL, George Gray. Lieutenant Colonel. Born in New Zealand and attended Wanganui Collegiate School and then University of Cambridge from 1902. He served in the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps prior to joining the Oxford University Troop of the King's Colonials. He appears on the 1910 Officers Nominal Roll as a Second Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain on the 5/11/1912.  As Major Russell he commanded 'A' Squadron of King Edward's Horse in France before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in command of the combined KEH.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order 4/02/1918 and Mentioned in Dispatches three times. Lieutenant Colonel Russell died on the 7 August 1965. Photograph taken as a Captain circa 1912-August 1914. Captain in 1915 see Figures 19 and 135. A solicitor in civilian life.  

RUTHERFORD, John. 1689. Private. Enlisted 9/11/1916 and discharged 30/09/1918 due to being medically unfit. From Wallsend-on-Tyne. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal and Silver War Badge.


RUTTER, William. 1243. Private

RYAN, John H. 1486. Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 112109
RYAN, Martin. Second Lieutenant, Acting Major Royal Fusiliers
RYAN, Patrick Joseph. 1230. Corporal, Second Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers