KEH 'SL-SY'


SLAPE, R. H. D/12957. Private Dragoon Guards GS/6709, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons

SLEATH, Joseph H. 1173. Serjeant, Serjeant Labour Corps 409714
SLOMAN, William. 243. Private, Private Labour Corps 674063
SLY, Harry. 546. Private
SMITH, Alan Kincaird. 1264. Private, Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry
SMITH, Arthur Cyril Godwin. Second Lieutenant, Captain Royal Field Artillery, Captain Royal Air Force

SMITH, Charles. 802. Private, Acting Serjeant Royal Fusiliers G/95609
SMITH, Charles B. 278. Private, Private Royal Engineers 246469
SMITH, Edward Stratton. 701. Serjeant
SMITH, Ernest. 1117. Private
SMITH, E. S. 166. Corporal
SMITH, F. H. 15. Corporal

SMITH, Frederick Walter 2048 Private KIA 9/04/18. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. 690 on MIC as well

SMITH, George Ernest Turner. 1327. Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22989
SMITH, George M. O. 1781. Acting Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 45504
SMITH, Harold Broadfield. 262. Private
SMITH, Harry. 1526. Private, Private Royal Army Medical Corps 137450
SMITH, H. 1184. Private
SMITH, Humphrey. 611. Private
SMITH, Ignatius. 1697. Private

SMITH, John. 784. Private. Arrived in France 21 April 1915 and discharged 12 March 1919. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal sold at auction in the UK in 2017 and re-sold 2019.

SMITH, John. 1397. Private. Enlisted 11/01/1916 and entered France 7/09/1916. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9/04/1918 with gun shot wound shoulder and face. Commissioned as a Reverend in the Australian Imperial Force 6/02/1919. Born in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1875. Applied for medals from Kattaning, Western Australia where he was a Minister pre and post-war. British War Medal and Victory medal held by the Western Australian museum. Brother Private David Smith, 1427 with the 7th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force was KIA at Gallipoli on 8/08/1915 and buried in Johnston's Jolly Cemetery.

SMITH, John Robert. 638. Private, Warrant Officer Class 2, Lieutenant and Quartermaster
SMITH, Joseph. 1861. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61241
SMITH, L. G. D 14. Private
SMITH, Malcolm L. 1911. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 40114

SMITH, Martin Dayton. 1479. Private, Private Tanks Corps 112080, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45505, and also served Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps but not recorded on MIC. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on 13/08/1892 and enlisted in KEH in Ireland around 08/04/1915 and deserted from British Army 14/09/1917 and enlisted in the US Army as a Private and deployed to France 22/04/1918. Died 09/07/1980 (Information provided by Keith on the Great War Forum).

SMITH, Norman Frankling. 435. Private 'B' Squadron. Discharged 2/03/1919. Was living in Surrey in 1951.
SMITH, Percy N. 12445. Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 78354
SMITH, Radnor H. 1701. Acting Serjeant

SMITH, Reginald J. 16. Private. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 18/05/1919. Born in Barbados in 1893 and died in England in 1963.

SMITH, R. E. T. Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
SMITH, Richard B. 1679. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/34019
SMITH, Roy. Captain Royal Field Artillery
SMITH, Sidney Albert. 248. Private. Discharged 3/02/1919.

SMITH, Walter. 349. Lance Corporal. Killed in a railway accident 12/03/1918 aged 38. 'B' Squadron. Son of Alfred and Jane Smith. Buried in ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE.

SMITH, William. 2147. Private Army Service Corps T4/241940, Private KEH
SMITHERS, Charles F. 1209. Private, Private Royal Engineers WR163, Private Machine Gun Corps 112270, Private Liverpool Regiment 85732

SMITHSON, Arthur L. 1320. Private
SMYE, William T. 1646. Private, Acting Serjeant Tank Corps 302781, Acting Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61226

SNAPE, Herbert. 760. Private

SODEN, Henry Lewis Balfour. 82. Serjeant, Lieutenant Army Service Corps, Lieutenant Supply and Transport Corps Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Named in a photograph at Colchester camp in 1911 see Figure 61.

SOLMAN, Ernest. 1083. Private, Private Labour Corps 414408 also spelt Soloman on MIC
SORZANO, Fernando. 1412. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85685
SOUTHWELL, Harry. D/9047. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/9047
SOWLEY, Sidney. 1099. Private

SPENCER, Hugh. Private. Left Trinidad for UK 20/03/1918 with 15th Caribbean Merchant & Planters Contingent.

SPRIGGS , G. Private. Noted in military trial dated 2/06/1917 in Dublin.

SPRUCE, Robert. 865. Private
STACEY, Reginald A. 1648. Private
STANLEY, Jack. 1264. Private
STANNING, Thomas G. 1520. Private, Acting Corporal Royal Defence Corps 68942
STANTON, C. J. 1675. Private, Private Military Foot Police P/14552
STAPLES, Osric Osmond. 1612. Serjeant, Second Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers
STARK, Lawrence. 1937. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45507
STARLING, Arthur Henry. 1392. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 112264, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39903

STAUNTON, L. A. Lynch. 1027. Private
STEELE, Ivan G. 727. Private
STEEN, Ian. Lieutenant. Longford 1915

STEIN, Ian Ramsey Boorthron. 413. Corporal. Commissioned as a Lieutenant, KEH 2/09/1915. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant. Taken Prisoner of War 9/04/1918 and repatriated 10/12/1918.

STEPHENS, Harry. 1127. Private, Private Labour Corps 416780

STESSIGER, H. P. Serjeant Major in 1908 and promoter of the King's Colonial Lodge.

STEVEN, Hugh. 1576. Private

STEVENS, George Percival. 48. Private KEH. Born in 1890 in Peckham, London, UK and educated at Askes's School, Hatcham. Son of Frank & Gertrude Stevens, 6 Danecroft Road, Herane Hill, London. Enlisted in the King's Colonials on 21/11/1907 and served until 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 10/05/1913 and embodied 5/08/1914 with 'A' Squadron KEH. Entered France 1/06/1915 and discharged 23/11/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 23/11/1915 in Royal Field Artillery (RFA) KIA 21/05/1918 as a Lieutenant 232 Brigade RFA attached Royal Engineers.

STEVENS, Rupert (Steve) M. 1463. Private. Born in Durban, South Africa and served with the KEH in Ireland, France and Italy. Secretary and President of KEH South African branch for many years. Named in photograph at 1904 camp in St Albans of the King's Colonials with Trooper Randall. Had several horses shot from beneath him. Died 9/05/1960. 1914 head and shoulders portrait photograph from (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947). 

STEVENSON, Alexander. 1329. Private. Discharged 13/12/1918.

STEVENSON, Cecil B. 1740. Private. Reserve 4/12/1919.

STEVENSON, Phillip. D. Lieutenant, Acting Captain. Adjutant KEH. Mentioned in Despatches (twice). Born in England and discharged 01/1919. Lieutenant in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.

STEVENSON, Ralph C. 909. Private
STEVENSON, Thomas. 520. Private
STEWART, Christopher H. 1438. Private, Acting Lance Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61173
STEWART, John. 165. Staff Serjeant Major, Commissioned KEH 24/08/1915, Captain attached Tank Corps

STEWART, John (Jack) Francis. 1376. Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Wounded at the Defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Discharged 5/04/1919. Of Maori heritage, born in 1894 the son of David (Heta Reweti) Stewart and Emere (Emily) Apanui Mair from Thames, North Island of New Zealand. Died in Auckland, New Zealand 18/10/1968. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. A younger brother David (Pareiha) Apanui Stewart was born in 1895 and Died of Wounds received at Gallipoli with the 6th Hauraki Company, New Zealand Maori Contingent and was buried at sea 16/08/1915 while being evacuated to Lemnos Island. Standing portrait photograph of John Stewart courtesy of Derek Wignall shared on Ancestry. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

STEWART, Sidney Joseph. 713. Private, Lieutenant Royal Air Force

STEWART,  William Malcolm. 918. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 6/04/1915. Entered France 5/01/1916. Later Captain attached to the 23rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. He attended St Peter’s College, Adelaide 1894 -1899 and sometime after leaving went to South Africa, where at 19 years of age he joined the Natal Light Horse. He subsequently joined the Third Australian Contingent. After being present in several engagements he returned to the Commonwealth with them. Captain Stewart obtained a commission in the Rhodesian Military Police, and thence went to England to enlist. Died of Wounds  27/10/1916 at the Battle of Flers-Courceletteon on the Somme. Mentioned in Despatches. Born in Port Pirie, South Australia in Apr 1881 the son of Robert Walter and Gertrude Theodora Fydell Stewart (nee Lindsay).  Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France. Commemorated on the Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board.

STEYN, Stephanus Sebastian Lombard. 185. Lance Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
STILWELL, Egerton. 1500. Private
STIMPSON, Richard. 936. Private, Private Royal Flying Corps 319684

STOCKWELL. Colin Francis St Clair. Second Lieutenant commanded 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron (British Asian) King's Colonials in 1903. London Gazette 8/05/1903. Served with Scottish Horse 12/11/1914 and then transferred to Royal Horse and Field Artillery 4/05/1915 in France. Awarded Legion de Honneur Croix de Chevalier 5/06/1917. 5th March 1917 - Attached to Headquarters Units Asst. Prov. Marshalls. Temporary Captain C F Stockwell, Gen List. 9/02/1921 - Asst. Prov. Marshal (Cl. FF).Temp. Capt. C. F. Stockwell, 'Gen. Last, and, relinquishes the temp, rank of Maj. 31/01/1921. Major Colin Francis STOCKWELL. Auxillary Forces. Born 26/04/1882 in Hong Kong and died in Shantung, China on 11/04/1936.

STONARD, Jack W. 1845. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85729
STONE, James B. 216. Sapper, Sapper Labour Corps 230743
STONER, Henry B. 1250. Private, Private Tank Corps 112179

STOREY, John. 1158. Lance Corporal KIA 9/04/1918. VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, FRANCE.

STOW Sidney 1617 Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 59637
STRACHAN A. G. 732. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
STRALENDORFF, Richard. 622. Private
STRATFORD, Charles J. Captain King's African Rifles
STRATHDEE, William. 913. Private, Second Lieutenant Seaforth Highlanders 114724, Corporal Royal Garrison Artillery

STREET, James. 907. Private

STRETCH, Samuel Alexander Cliffe. 1218. Private. Enlisted 6/08/1915. Discharged 12/07/1919. Served in WW2 as Corporal V236291 with 7th Volunteer Defence Corps 1942-45. Born 23/06/1894 in Rokewood, Victoria, Australia and educated at Geelong College. Married Agatha Mary Crawford in 1924 in Victoria and they had two children during their marriage. He died 5/07/1957 in Ballarat, Victoria.

STRONG, John. 220. Private 720 on MIC as well, Corporal Labour Corps 385220
STUBBING, Harold R. 2001. Private
STUDDY, Robert Frank Barton. 835. Private, Second Lieutenant Northamptonshire Regiment

STUART, John (Jack) Roland Smeaton. 80. Corporal KEH served 1912-14. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in Jan 1915 later Lieutenant. Brass 1907 pattern identity disk shown in accompanying photograph inscribed with Regimental number 80, named to J. R. S. Stuart, religion as CoE (Church of England) and K.E.H. dating it to post-1910. Born in the Straits Settlement, Singapore circa 1894 and educated at Raffles School and later attended Eastbourne College, England in 1910-11. He wrote “Safari for Gold” which was published in Jan 1942 about his life and travels in Kenya where he settled post WW1. Member of the British Union of Fascists. His name also appears in the book on 'Fascism in Britain' from Oswald Mosley's "Blackshirts to the National Front”.  His son was Captain J. Smeaton-Stuart, Royal Ulster Rifles, awarded General Service Medal 1918-62, one bar, Cyprus (2/Lt.J.Smeaton-Stuart. R.U.R.) and Campaign Service Medal 1962, two bars, Borneo, Radfan (Capt.J.Smeaton-Stuart. R.U.R.). His Father's medals (Three to Lieutenant J.R.S.Stuart, Royal Artillery, 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut.J.R.S.Stuart. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medal (Lieut.J.R.S.Smith.). Mounted as worn. Official correction to Regiment on the second medal) and his medals, tunic, sword and badges were sold at auction in the UK in 2016.

SULLIVAN, Kevin Irving. 1216. Acting Corporal. Enlisted 13/08/1915. Promoted to Acting Corporal 17/03/1916 and reverted to Lance Corporal on being charged with gambling in Corporals Room 19/03/1916 at Curragh with 4th Troop, Reserve Squadron. Served in France from 17/07/1916, promoted to Lance Corporal 17/04/1917 as a Machine Gunner. Served in Italy 20/12/1917 until 10/03/1918. Taken Prisoner of War 5/11/1918 having been and posted as Missing in Action 9/04/1918 and interred in a camp in Gardelegen, Germany. Treated for Exposure incurred whilst a Prisoner of War at Lille Hospital. Repatriated to Dover 19/11/1918. Discharged 22/06/1919. Born in Glebe, New South Wales in 1894 and was employed as a farmer at a a cattle station at Coonamba, New South Wales and family home was at Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Post war worked in Queensland and died in 1955 in Newtown, New South Wales. Details from Service papers and Red Cross Missing In Action and Wounded record, Australian War Memorial. Appears in photograph of 4th Troop Reserve Squadron, Curragh, 1915 as shown in Figure 28.

SULLY, Frederick S. 1609. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61264, Private Tank Corps 302836, Corporal 302836 Christian name initial H. on MIC as well

SUNDERLAND, Geoffrey. 509. Sergeant. 'C' Squadron KEH. Served with pre-war KEH whilst attending Cambridge University as part of the University Troop. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment Feb 1916 later Captain. Wounded at the battle of High Wood in Aug 1916, and invalided to England returning to to France June 1917. KIA 24/09/1918 at Gricourt, St Quentin. Born 21 May 1889 in Swarthmoor, Poverty Bay, New Zealand. Enlisted 1914. Son of John William and Agnes Henrietta Sunderland; husband of Grace Lilian Sunderland of Ambletts Cottage, Chithurst, Petersfield, Hants (married 3/10/1916) Buried at BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, Aisne, France.

SUTTON, Herbert F. 1258 Private

SWAIN, Henry Thomas. 1547. Lance Corporal. Entered France Nov 1916. Commissioned 22/08/1918 as a Second Lieutenant later Lieutenant KEH. Born on 8/03/1884 in London, England. Applied for British War Medal and Victory Medal in 1921 from an address in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA where he died on 19/08/1940. Named in photograph shown in Figure 33 as Second Lieutenant Swaine.

SWAN, John O. 1707. Private

SWANN, Humphrey. Major. Born 18/04/1885 in Wimbledon, Surrey, UK and enlisted in the KEH after leaving King's College at Cambridge university and commissioned in 1910. Went to France at the outbreak of the war with 'B' Squadron. Promoted to Captain in 1915 and became second in command of 'A' Squadron. As a Major he commanded 'C' Squadron in 1917 and was shot by a sniper and had a leg broken. After nine months he rejoined 'A' and then 'C' Squadron serving out the war. Major Swann died in November 1960 in Truro, Cornwall, UK (See Figure 19 and portrait photograph Figure 328 Copyright IWM HU 118798).

SWANEPOEL, Christiaan Nicholas. 788. Private. KIA Arras, France 7/05/16. 2nd Troop. Born Rouxville, Orange River Colony, South Africa. CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE.

SWARBRICK, F. W. Staff Serjeant Major 21st Lancers appointed Acting Serjeant Major KEH in 1911.

SWINLEY, Gordon Noel Balfour. 1113. Private, Lieutenant King's Own Scottish Borderers

SYME, David Allan. Private. 'C' Squadron. Born in Kew, Victoria, Australia in 1893 the son of Mr and Mrs Francis Syme. Educated at Brighton Grammar School and Clare College, Cambridge. Went to England in 1913. Enlisted KEH and likely to have seen service with University Troop pre-War whilst at Cambridge. Commissioned in KEH and went to France and then transferred to Tank Corps where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and then promoted to Captain. Trained in England before returning to France and wounded in 1917. Served post war in the Berkshire Regiment then joined Royal Tank Regiment as a Major. KIA 8/08/1944 in Normandy as a Lieutenant Colonel and buried in BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Awarded Military Cross. Obituary in the 'Melbourne Age' newspaper. 31/08/1944. Brother Sergeant Noel Herbert Syme born in January 1892 in Palmerston North, New Zealand and KIA 10/05/1917 with 1st Australian Divisional Supply Column. Noel is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery, Grevillers, France.

SYMONDS, Charters J. Surgeon. Lieutenant King's Colonials 1902.
SYMONS, William H. 1072. Private, Private Army Service Corps M/40922