KEH 'U-Z'


ULYATE, Alfred.1068. Private. Enlisted 4/05/1915 and discharged 26/01/1917 medically unfit. Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1885.  Awarded Silver War Badge Number 270266.

UNIACKE, Evelyn William P. Captain KEH, Major Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Lieutenant Colonel Lancashire Fusiliers

UNSTEAD, George. 1121. Private
UPTON, William. 1465. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45510

UREN, Thomas Albert. 927. Serjeant. DOW 02/03/1917 aged 40. Son of H. Uren of Penzance; husband of Margaret Uren of 6 Gloucester Road, Regent's Park, London. Buried in WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY, UK."

VACHELL, Frank Tanfield. Private. Studied at Cambridge University and may have served in University Troop. Major 134th Battery Royal Field Artillery. Awarded Military Cross. Came from Evesham, Worcestershire, England.

VAILE, R. S. Captain, King's Colonials in 1902 and commanded 3rd Troop (New Zealand) 'D' Squadron (British African) in 1903.

VALLANCE, Robert. 1548. Private

VALLENTINE, Philip. 1089. Serjeant, Serjeant Royal West Kent Regiment G/20164. Surname spelt Vallending on another list. Address given as Johannesburg, South Africa.

VAN COLLER, Louis. 1745. Private, Lance Corporal KEH 61212, Second Lieutenant London Regiment
VARDON, Evelyn Francis Claude. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Dublin Fusiliers
VELHO, Saturis F. 1665. Private, Private Army Pay Corps 22981

VENTER, Gert Henry. 2094. Private. Enlisted 11/01/1918 and discharged 5/04/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 242373 and did not serve overseas. Born in 1896.

VEREKER, J. M. Major in the King's Colonials 1902 with commission date published in Hart's List of 26/03/1902. Commanded 'D' Squadron (British African) in 1903 (Photograph see Figure 4).

VICK, Frank. 521. Private
VICKERS, Rupert A. 1350. Lance Corporal, Acting Serjeant
VINCENT, Edward. 1623. Private

VINCENT, Tom. 64. Serjeant. Squadron Serjeant Major KEH. Born in England and demobilised 01/1919. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal as Squadron Serjeant-Major.

VINCENT, William Henry Hillman. 1495. Private KIA 29/08/16. LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY, IRELAND.

VINER, Frederick Gordon. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. From South Africa and served in the King's Colonials from 6/01/02 (first recruit shown on the Regimental List) and then re-enlisted in the KEH November 1914. Commissioned February 1915.

VINER, Reginald George. Second Lieutenant Reserve Regiment of Cavalry attached KEH. Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Awarded Silver War Badge 243376. Deceased on MIC.

WADDY, Richard Granville. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910, Lieutenant KEH. Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps, Captain Special Reserve. Entered France 25/05/1915. Born in 1885, attended St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1905-09. Rhodes Scholar. Worked as an ophthalmologist in Egypt pre-war. Lived in Sydney after the war and died in 1974.

WADE, Brian (Frederick). Corporal who saw service in WW1.
WADE, Charles E. 1942. Private
WAKEFIELD, Thomas B. 447. Corporal, Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment
WALKER, Andrew J. 2034. Private 2080 on MIC as well
WALKER, H. P. W. 773. Private, Second Lieutenant Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
WALKER, John K. 1014. Private
WALKER, John Scott. Private, Lieutenant Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, Captain Machine Gun Corps
WALKER, John Stuart. 368. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery Special Reserve 21/01/1918.
WALKER, Joseph. 1657. Private

WALKER, Samuel R. 367. Private, Corporal. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, 4th (B) Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Made a Companion of the British Empire.

WALL, R. F. Lieutenant and Veterinary Officer in KEH 1910

WALLACE, Nesbit Willoughby. Lieutenant Colonel, King's Colonials first Commanding Officer (1901-04) saw service in the Red River campaign in 1870 with King's Royal Rifle Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Wallace (20 April 1839 – 31 July 1931) was born in Canada, was a first class cricketer but is perhaps best remembered for his co-design of the Slade Wallace leather 1888 Pattern valise equipment. He was 75 at the outbreak of the Great War but remained active in recruiting for the King Edward's Horse. His name is listed against the rank of Honourary Lieutenant Colonel in the July 1915 Army List (Portrait photograph Figure 2 and Figure 4).

WALLIKER, T. G. 1544. Private

WALLIS, Reginald G. 573. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France and Flanders theatre 2/6/15 and discharged 15/2/19.

WALROND,  George Basil Stewart. Private KEH. Commissioned in the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry later Captain. Prior service in the Boer War. Entered France 20/05/1915. KIA 19/03/1916 and buried in Agny Military Cemetery, France. Born in 1876. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Son of the late Colonel Walrond of Dulford House, Cullomton, Devon; husband of Mabel Walrond (nee Bloxsome) of Poley Street, London.  Mentioned in Despatches and entitled to 1914-15 Star medal trio. 

WALSH, Henry James. 292. Corporal. Commissioned South Staffordshire Regiment 31/01/1916. Captain and Adjutant Leicestershire Regiment, Captain South Staffordshire Regiment

WALTERS, George. 1294. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61216
WANGFORD, Walter Henry John. 53. Staff Quartermaster Serjeant, Lieutenant Royal Engineers
WARD, G. F. 756. Private, Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment
WARD, Robert. 378. Warrant Officer Class 2, Warrant Officer Class 2 Northumberland Fusiliers 61230
WARING, Samuel. 1478. Private, Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

WARNER, Stanley (Bill) Edward. 797. Private. 'C' Squadron. Mentioned in Despatches. Anglo-Argentine Railway staff. Returned to South America and attended third South American re-union in 1945.

WARNES, William G. 370. Private KEH. Private Tank Corps 112043
WARREN, James. 12. Private
WARREN, Thomas 1801. Private KEH. Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39839, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40605, Private Tank Corps 302816

WARRINGTON, Harold G. 449. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
WARWICK, Frederick. 341. Private, Private Labour Corps 407924

WATERS, David John. 1671. Private. KIA 25/10/1917. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM.

WATSON, Albert E. 1388. Private, Private Tank Corps 302930
WATSON, Desmond. 1549. Private, Acting Corporal Machine Gun Corps 22990, Captain Tank Corps

WATSON, Harry. 665. Serjeant. 'B' Squadron. KIA 9/04/18 aged 33 at the defence of Vieille Chapelle. Entered France 22/04/1915. Son of the late Matthew and Harriot Watson of Ighten Grove, Padiham Road, Burnley; husband of the late Florence Martha Watson (nee Peck). Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal sold by Lockdales auctioneers, UK in  2012.  

WATSON, Oswald. 825. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 27/03/1919.

WATSON, W. E. Serjeant. Noted as being from New Zealand. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.

WATT, Norman Lndley. 644. South African. Corporal, Second Lieutenant KEH; Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force and awarded Air Force Cross. Brother of William Edward Watt.

WATT, William Edward. 569. South African. Corporal, Second Lieutenant KEH; Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force and awarded Air Force Cross. Brother of Norman Lindley Watt.

WATTS, Laurie. 72. Private
WATTS, Robert W. 922. Private
WATTS, Samuel F. 1988. Private 2081 on MIC as well

WAYNE, Claud Anthony. 1358. Lance Corporal. Enlisted 22/11/1915 and discharged 2/05/1918 physically unfit aged 30. Awarded Silver War Badge 35321, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

WEATHERBY, Norman Thomas. 910. Private. Enlisted 8/01/1915 and discharged 9/03/1915 as medically unfit. Awarded Silver War Badge 117130 on 28/04/1917. Born in 1899 in Faversham, Kent, England and did not serve overseas.

WEAVER, Hubert E. 1608. Private
WEBB, John Montague. Captain

WEBB, Louis M. 555. Saddler. Portrait photograph 1914 from (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Comrades Association Annual Bulletin No 14, 1947).

WEBSTER, Ernest. 1692. Private London Regiment Field Ambulance 3311, Private KEH
WEEDON, Sydney. 1625. Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 302782, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61197

WEITZEL, Reginald Harben. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Deccan Horse. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WELBOURN, Herbert. 674. Private

WELCH, Herbert Llewellyn. 44. Squadron Serjeant Major 'B' Squadron. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant. Lieutenant Army Ordnance Depot died in 1952. Secretary of the King's Colonials lodge since 1934.

WELLS, Ernest S. Squadron Serjeant Major King's Colonials circa 1903. Served as Regimental Serjeant Major in the 4th Hussars and promoted to Regimental Serjeant Major, King Edward's Horse in 1910 (see 1911 photograph, Figure 42).

WELLS, Lovell S. W. 1382. Private
WEST, Harold. 799. Private
WEST, William G. 1629. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61198

WEST, William Jack. 811. Private 'A' Squadron KEH. Lieutenant Surrey Yeomanry. Wounded 24/06/1915 when defending trench from German attack.

WESTALL, John H. 1844. Private, King's Rifle Regiment, Reserve Regiment Horse Guards, Machine Gun Corps Second Lieutenant

WESTERHOUT, Eric G. 266. Private. Discharged 8/07/1919.
WHEATLEY, Charles. 1633. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45517
WHEATLEY, E. 898. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers

WHEELER, Walter G. 2128. Private KEH. Transferred from 2KEH as Private 321. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 14/05/1919. British War Medal sold on electronic auction site Feb 2013.

WHELAN, Henry George. 718. Corporal, Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers
WHELAN, John. 1268. Private
WHITE, Deyereaux Henry Corles. 1010. Private
WHITE, Henry G. 34. Shoeing Smith

WHITE, Henry G. 551. Ex-2nd Dragoon Guards. Private KEH. Enlisted Alexander Palace 12/8/14 (aged 53). Went to France 1/6/15. Returned to France 14/4/17 (wounded, sick?) and returned again to England 23/2/18.

WHITE, Samuel. 1277. KIA 09/04/1918 aged 26. Son of Alice H. White of 1 Ellison Terrace, Clifton Green, York, and the late Arthur White. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, FRANCE.

WHITE, Sidney C. D/16163. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
WHITEFORD, B. E. H. Lieutenant, Lieutenant Royal Air Force
WHITMEE, Ernest S. 576. Private
WHITMEE, Sidney. 639. Private
WHITWORTH, Frank. Lieutenant

WICKENDEN, Percy. 869. Private 'A' Squadron, KIA 25/06/1915 aged 33 whilst defending trench from German attack. Son of the late William Henry and Harriet Wickenden; husband of Mary Ann Wickenden of 30 John Street, Lincoln. Born Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent. HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKS) CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

WICKS, Louis. 1135. Corporal, Second Lieutenant York and Lancaster Regiment
WICKHAM, C. G. Became KEH Adjutant in 1912 late of the Norfolk Regiment.
WICKSTEED, A. F. 9. Staff Serjeant Major, King's Colonials
WIGGINS, Frank Valentine. 602. Private
WILCOX, Alfred. 356. Serjeant
WILD, George. 1067. Private
WILDER, John C. 1200. Private
WILDEY, A. J. D/14011. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons

WILDING, A. F. Second Lieutenant King's Colonials 4/08/1905 recorded in 'Hart's Annual Army List' 1908. From New Zealand.

WILKIE, Hugh Graham. Second Lieutenant then Captain Royal Field Artillery
WILKINS, Harry. 580. Private
WILKINSON, J. N. Captain in KEH in 1915 see Figure 19.
WILLIAMS, Horace N. S. 1342. Private KEH. Serjeant Tank Corps 302823. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WILLIAMS, Ivor. 1242. Private KEH. Entered France 5/05/1915. Private Military Mounted Police P/14035. Discharged 11/11/1918. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.

WILLIAMS, John. 25. Private KEH. Private Royal Berkshire Regiment 43433, Private Royal Navy 8488TS

WILLIAMS, Kenneth S. 124. Serjeant KEH. Commissioned Captain Lancashire Hussars 7/01/1916. Captain Kenneth S. Williams, 1st King Edwards Horse / 1/1st Lancashire Hussars / Tank Corps. Awarded 1914/1915 Star Sgt 124 (1st KEH), Pair Captain (1/1 Lanc Hussars / HQ Tank Corps) Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct (LSGC) medal (Sgt 1st KEH), Defense Medal and Special Constable (Superintendent). Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal awarded April 1915. Medals in a private collection in Australia.

WILLIAMS, Michael John. 805. Private

WILLIAMS, Samuel. Private KEH, Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Private Labour Corps. Ineligible for War Medals noted on MIC.

WILLIAMS, Samuel (Sam) Roy. 184.WILLIAMS, Samuel (Sam) Roy. 184. Corporal. From New Zealand. Served pre-war KEH. 3rd Troop, 'C' Squadron Aug 1914. Entered France 28/07/1915. 2nd Troop, 'B' Squadron 1916. Discharged 28/02/1919. Educated at Huntley School, Wanganui Collegiate School and Caius College, Cambridge. Born Pukehous 7/02/1893 the son of William Temple of "Te Aute" Station and Annie Matilda Sophia (nee Puckey) Williams. At Cambridge when war broke out and served in France, Ireland and Italy with the KEH 'C' Squadron entirely made up of Oxford & Cambridge men. Came back to NZ in Oct 1919 farmed at Hawkesbury College then settled on Mangakuri Station at Hawkes Bay on the Mangakuri river originally purchased by his grandfather Rev Samuel Williams. Married: Joyce daughter of Patrick Burr farmer of Pakowhai NZ 4/07/1924 and had two sons John Samuel, Patrick and one daughter Jennifer Mary. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph. .

WILLIAMS, Selwyn Coldham. 98. Private, Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr George Williams of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Brother Noel Williams Died Of Wounds received at Gallipoli. At School here from the beginning of 1906, left with a number of others in May, 1912, to go to Cambridge where he was a student at Gonville & Caius College. University of Cambridge, 1912 While there he joined King Edward's Horse, and being liable for service abroad, expected to be called upon immediately the war broke out. With others, however, he was given a commission in the R.F.A., and for a time did special work at Home before going to France. He saw active service near Armentieres, in September, 1915, but was invalided home again in the following January. Returning in April to the Somme front, he was associated with the New Zealanders in the attack on Fleurs, where, on his senior officer being wounded, he took command of his battery, and was recommenced [sic] for a decoration, which was never granted. His unit was later moved to some other part of the front, where he was killed on January 18th, 1917." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]). Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

WILLIAMS, Walcond. 1682. Private
WILLIAMS, William. 917. Corporal
WILLIAMSON, Leonard H. 1133. Private.

WILLIS, Ernest. 786. Serjeant. Entered France 22/04/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 26/06/1917. Later Major, Kite Balloon Section Royal Air Force. Died 1/07/1918. Photograph shown as member of Hotchkiss Gun team at Valhuon in June 1916 in Figure 22.

WILLIS, Frederick W. 746. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 5/03/1919.
WILLIS, Percy Ayscough. 1136. Private
WILLIS, Vivian V. 711. Private, Second Lieutenant Tank Corps
WILLS, George. 319. Farrier Serjeant, Acting Quarter Master Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 6129 incomplete

WILSON, William T. (Bill). 822. Private. Australian. Fought at Defence of Les Huits Maison 04/1918.  Served in half section with Arthur C. Hull and Ned Holmden. Died of self inflicted wounds 1/03/1919 and gravestone is located in the Kilkenny (St. John) Church of Ireland Cemetery, Ireland.

WILMOT, John F. 1351. Private
WILSON, David. 174. Private
WILSON, Frederick W. 18885. Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 653644

WILSON, Harold John Fossick. 1381. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 22991, Second Lieutenant Labour Corps, DOW 17/02/1919 aged 27. Son of Henry Fossick Wilson and Jessie Dagmar Wilson, of Parkhurst Bridge Rd., Weybridge. WEYBRIDGE CEMETERY, UK. Name commemorated on War Memorial at Monument Hill, Weybridge.

WILSON, Ralph M. 819. Private

WILSON, Reginald. 456. Private. 'A' Squadron. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 4/04/1919. Born 22/07/1889 at West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia; married Victoria Olga Williams on 20/04/1922 in Sydney, New South Wales. They had three children during their marriage. Reginald died 17/02/1971 in Balmain, Sydney. Two photographs on kingedwardshorse.net

WILSON, Robert A. 599. Private
WILSON, Thomas. D/18093 Private, Private Corps of Dragoons
WILSON, William. D/17166 Private Dragoon Guards, Private KEH, Private Corps of Hussars 75900
WINCHESTER, Percival J. 1588. Private, Private Labour Corps 407929
WINCHESTER, Philip G. 1989. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45514

WINTER, Henry F. 1453. Private, KIA 10/04/18 aged 27. Son of William and Kate Winter, of Southall; husband of Florence Mabel Winter, of 22 Portland Road, Southall, Middlesex. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE.

WISE, Lancelot Charles. 572. Private KEH. Entered France 1/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant North Irish Horse (NIH) 4/05/1915 with 'D' Squadron, NIH, 51st Division. Attached to 3rd Lancers (Skinner's Horse) in 1916 in India and died in service in 1917. Born 10/03/1894 in Toddington, Gloucestershire, England and died 2/05/1917 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. Brother Charles Furlong Wise served with Royal Field Artillery as a Captain but family notes suggest he may also enlisted with KEH (no record identified) and both brothers enlisted straight from university. Photograph in KEH uniform circa 1914 courtesy of Ancestry.

WISE, H. D. 1587. Corporal KEH. 'C' Squadron. Promoted to Corporal Mar 1913. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 18th Hussars in 1914. Entered France 19/05/1915. Awarded Military Cross 31/12/1918. Awarded Sudan Medal and Garjak Nuer clasp. Colonel and Commanding Officer 6th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment in WW2 where he served with former KEH Private William A. Dalgarno.

WITHERS, William R. D/8006. Private Royal Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons

WITTHERS, Ivan. 678. Private. Enlisted 12/11/1914 at Watford and discharged 18/12/1916 due to sickness (epilepsy). Awarded Silver War Badge 115731. Born in Perth, Western Australia in 1887. Married Ellen Brown 7/09/1914 in Newcastle, England.

WOGAN, Thomas. 1521. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 112158, Private Liverpool Regiment 85704, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/290205

WOOD, Charles. 1680. Private
WOOD, Lancelot. 765. Private

WOOD, Percival Edward. 1087. Private. Enlisted 12/05/1915 and discharged 14/12/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 294196, served overseas and born 1879.

WOOD, Ralph. 85712. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment
WOOD, William G. 1448. Private
WOODCOCK, George A. 244. Private. Discharged 4/03/1919.
WOODCOCK, John W. Corporal
WOODERS, . Private served in Dublin
WOOLETT, W. Late Kings Hussars
WOOLGAR, Frederick. 1480. Private
WOOTEN, John G. 1694. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61280
WORTHINGTON, James Edward. Private. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff.
WRAY, Edgar. 1673. Private
WRIGHT, A. Private, Private Labour Corps 230755
WRIGHT, E. W. 616. Private
WRIGHT, Henry Kenning. 528. Serjeant, Captain Royal West Kent Regiment
WRIGHT, J. H. 716. Private
WRIGHT, John. 637. Corporal, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61231
WRIGHT, Robert A. 342. Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 230755
WRIGHT, Thomas. Second Lieutenant Royal Berkshire Regiment, Lance Corporal KEH
WRIGHT, William R. 1390. Private
WRIGHTSON, Cerdie W. 1372. Sapper Royal Engineers 229157, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR/20284
WYLIE, Alfred. 1323. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39848
WYNN, Leslie A. D/12459. Private Dragoon Guards GS/5521, Private KEH D/12459, Private Corps of Dragoons D/12459

YEARRON, W. H. Lieutenant, Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps

YEWER, Frederick James. 1090. Private. 'B' Squadron. Enlisted 4/05/1915 and discharged 15/03/1919. Awarded Silver War Badge 182759. Born 1893.

YOUNG, Alfred. 1949. Private
YOUNG, George M. 1050. Private
YOUNG, W. R. 1605. Promoted to Lance Corporal, KEH 03/1913.

YOUNGHUSBAND, Leigh Norman. KEH commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 4/12/1914. Major Leigh Norman Younghusband was a student at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 1912 and likely to have served in the KEH University Troop. He received the Military Cross (London Gazette of 3 June 1918 and was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette of 18 May 1917. By September 1917 Younghusband was Adjutant of 91st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in the 20th Divisional Artillery. Born in Wanganui, New Zealand.

ZIEGEL, Frank. 1917. Private. Enlisted 11/12/1915 and served in Reserves before posting 9/05/1917 to KEH. Awarded Silver War Badge 166597 and did not serve overseas. Born 1888 in Islington, London, England.