GABBUTT, James Frederick. 890. Serjeant. Part of Shanghai Contingent on board the SS Suwa Maru 16/10/1914 and was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police 1912-23. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 5/04/1919. Died in Apr 1938 in Shanghai.
GABBUTT, L. 1705. Private, Private Military Foot Police P13611.
GABRIELSEN, Maurice (Morris). 376. Corporal. 'A' Squadron. Enlisted pre-war KEH 17/12/1912. Entered France 1/06/1915. Died 10/12/1918 aged 25 after being discharged with tuberculosis 7/09/1918. Son of David and Rose Gabrielsen of 3 Windermere Terrace, Prince's Park, Liverpool. Buried in LIVERPOOL (BROAD GREEN) JEWISH CEMETERY, UK. Name commemorated on a plaque - PRINCES ROAD SYNAGOGUE - ROLL OF HONOUR; OLD HEBREW SYNAGOGUE and commemorated on Liverpool Town Hall Roll of Honour. Toxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK; and Liverpool College, Sefton Park, Merseyside. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Awarded Silver War Badge 30526.
GAIR, Samuel. 1387. Private. Discharged 15/07/1919.
GALLAGHER, Charles. 1624. Private, Labour Corps 570488.
GALLOWAY, James. 1292. Private. Born in South Africa in 1882. Prior service of 12 years with Diamonds Field Artillery. Enlisted KEH 10/11/1915. Discharged 10/04/1916 charged with misconduct.
GALLOP, Betram Powell. 594. Private. Entered France 10/11/1915 and commissioned Second Lieutenant 10th Reserve Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 4/08/1916 later Captain Cheshire Yeomanry.
GALLWEY, Maurice Hylton Frankland Pyne. 923. Private, Lieutenant then Lieutenant Grenadier Guards.
GALT Horace Vernon 937 Private. Born Southsea, Hants in 1876. Enlisted 11/02/1915. Discharged on medical grounds 17/07/1918. Prior service of 12 years in the Natal Mounted Rifles as Private 1442.
GALT, Kenneth Victor. 1309. Private. 'A' Squadron. From Trinidad having sailed 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Wounded at Savy Wood 22/3/17 near Arras, France. Transferred to the Reserve 15/07/1919. Born on 4/10/1894 in Chaguanas, Trinidad, British West Indies and died Aug 1979 in Monticello, Piatt, Illinois, USA.
GAMMEN, Harry. 2186. Private.
GANN, Felix. 1432. Private. Enlisted 22/01/1916. Transferred to 6th Battalion Royal Fusiliers then 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Entered France 12/10/1917 and discharged 26/12/1917.
GARDINER, Frederick C. 1313. Private, Lance Corporal Machine Gun Corps 154614
GARDINER, George H. 1758. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85786
GARDINER, Jack D. ('Puss', John). 1323. Private. Australian transferred to reserve 17/06/19. Likely to have been born in 1885 (David Jack Gardiner) and married on 16/11/1929 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to Jessie Hedwig Eustazia de Kierski. Died in Sydney 1/06/1951. Photograph see Figure 31.
GARDNER, S. F. Private. 'B' Squadron. Died 24/11/56 at Sanderstead, London.
GARRETT, Alfred John. 66. Serjeant. Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1884. Served in KEH 8/01/13 - 28/02/13 then re-enlisted 1/03/13. Embodied 5/08/14. Corporal 27/12/14, Serjeant 25/11/15, OR, Serjeant 11/03/17. Arrived in France 21/04/15, wounded during service and discharged 31/03/19. Awarded Silver War Badge 514149.
GARRETT, Roland 1380. Private, Private Royal Engineers 244333, Private Liverpool Regiment 112117, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
GARRIOCH, Ernest A. 333. Private. Acting Corporal Royal Fusiliers G/595608
GARRISON, Robert Harold. 236. Private. Born in 1892 in Montreal, Canada. Enlisted KEH 28/11/1911 and served to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 23/06/1913. Discharged 31/08/1914 as a student.
GARRONE, E. G. Noted in Old Comrades Association bulletin. Prior service in the 21st Lancers.
GARSTIN, Crosbie 612. Crosbie was born in Mount Vernon, Newlyn, Cornwall to Norman Garstin and Louisa ‘Dochie’ née Jones. He was the eldest of three children; Denys (later Denis) (1890 – 1918) and Alethea (1894 – 1978). He was educated at Brandon House, Cheltenham, Elstow School, Bedford and in Germany. He was head-boy of his school due to sporting prowess in rugby union and swimming. As a young man he traveled and worked as a bronco buster in Montana, United States and as a lumberjack in Canada. He also traveled to China, Hawaii, Japan and Morocco. On returning home his father, fed-up with Crosbie's inability to get suitable qualifications and hold down a job, sent him to South Africa. From 1912, he ran a cattle ranch in Bechuanaland, and acted as a bush ranger to the Tati Concessions. With the outbreak of World War I he came back to Britain and in October 1914 joined 'B' Squadron of the KEH as a private. The regiment left for France on 21 April 1915 and Garstin was promoted to lance corporal shortly before leaving. He was commissioned on the battlefield as a Second Lieutenant on 14 September 1915, and joined 'C Squadron, which was attached to the 47th (London) Division at Nœux-les-Mines and was involved in the Battle of Loos and on the Italian Front. In 1916, he was posted to Dublin as an Intelligence Officer during the rebellion there. As well as writing poetry he made contributions to Punch magazine which were well received. Garstin disappeared when returning from a party to a friend's yacht Osprey in the Salcombe estuary on 19 April 1930. The rowing boat capsized and his body was never found despite Garstin being a strong swimmer and other two occupants of the boat surviving. His widow, Lillian (née Barkworth) was Mayor of Penzance in 1962–63. Items of his uniform and equipment from his service in the KEH in the collection of the National Army Museum. Photograph of Lieutenant Crosbie Garstin in 1914 from Old Comrades Association Bulletin 19: 23, 1952.
GATTEY, F. W. 8. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. King's Colonials. Presumably brother or Father/Son of W. V. Gattey.
GATTEY, W. V. 3. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. King's Colonials. Presumably brother or Father/Son of F. V. Gattey.
GAUSDEN, Nelson. 1634. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 22978
GEARY, Valentine. 1533. Private, Private Tank Corps 302605, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 39907, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40564
GEDDES, James Gordon. 1027. Private. From Southern Rhodesia. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 9/07/1916 then Lieutenant 176th Company Royal Engineers. Died 1946 in Scotland.
GEOGHEGAN, Robert G. 690. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915 and discharged 30/07/1919.
GERRETT, Leopold E. 668. Private, Acting Corporal Tank Corps 112115
GIBBES, Francis Guilding Vincent. 1368 Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85730
GIBLIN, James. 752. 'A' Squadron. Arrived in France 2/06/1915 and discharged 3/03/1919.
GIBSON, Alfred John. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910 commanded the 1st Troop 'A' Squadron. Promoted to Lieutenant 11/06/1913. Died in Brentwood, London in Sep 1949.
GIBSON, Fenton M (Manifold?). 1281. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Marine Light Infantry 22/06/1917. British War Medal sold on eBay UK and image available.
GIDDINGS, Joseph. 1475. Private. Born in 1893 in England. Enlisted 4/04/1916 and transferred as Private 29077 to 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade 12/12/1916. Entered France 23/05/1917, wounded 5/05/1918 and discharged 22/03/1919.
GILBERT, William Eric. 980. Private. C Squadron. Returned from prospecting in Rhodesia to enlist. Entered France as 980 Private with KEH on 22/05/1915 two Squadrons were sent to France on 21/22 April 1915, as Divisional Cavalry. ‘C’ Squadron joined the 47th Division.. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant , within KEH, from Sergeant, 16/04/1917. "The History of KEH" (Lt Col Lionel James), page 249 (The Italian Front) “The changes in the Officers’ personnel in Italy included besides Captain Creswick the arrival of the following Second Lieutenants from the Reserve Unit in Dublin: A.J. McIntosh, R O’H Giles, J.W. Patell, E.H. Fisher, W.E. Gilbert and R.A.B. Hunter”. Page 379 (Nominal Roll of Officers in 1919), Lieutenant W.E. Gilbert M.C. Awarded the Military Cross as a Lieutenant for his actions at Leuze on 9/11/1918. There is a very good Post Operational Report on the ‘doings’ of ‘Stockwell’s Force’ and the part played by Gilbert. Returned to Rhodesia after the Great War as a District Commissioner. He was appointed a Lieutenant in the ‘National Defence Companies’ with effect 2/08/1939. Photograph of Lieutenant Gilbert and his wife after receiving his Military Cross from the King at Buckingham Palace in 1919 courtesy of Robin Martin and Lieutenant Gilbert's great grandson Sean Wright. He is wearing the Officer's round pattern headdress badge (KK 1509). Robin and Sean also generously provided a copy of a photograph of Lieutenant Gilbert's Commission parchment which is shown on the Introduction & Acknowledgements page of this website. This is the only known example of a Commission parchment to an Officer of the KEH.
GILES, Samuel C. 1096. Private. Private Labour Corps 460121
GILLIANT, L. A. Lieutenant.
GIPSON, George 2032. Private. Born in Hong Kong. Entered France 19/07/1918. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Chinese Labour Corps.
GIRVAN, Robert L. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 26/06/1915.
GLADSTONE, Stuart L. 163. Lance Corporal. 'A' Squadron. From North Wales. Then noted as in 2nd Section, 1st Troop 'C' Squadron June 1917. Transferred as a Lance Corporal to the Royal Flying Corps 318002 on 16/04/1918.
GLADWISH, Edward Lovell. 841. Serjeant. Born in Ore, Sussex, England 23/07/1879. Prior service in the South African Constabulary 1902-07 and as Private 1721, 1st Service Company, 1st Royal Sussex Regiment and awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal Clasps. Enlisted in the KEH having sailed to London from Shanghai where he was serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police on board the SS Suwa Maru on 16/10/1914. Entered France 22/04/1915. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 (London Gazette 3/09/1918). Discharged 5/04/1919. Served with the Shanghai Municipal Police 1908-24. Photo from newspaper cutting when he was awarded the DCM.
GLASSPOOL, George. 116. Farrier Quarter Master Serjeant. Enlisted 1/03/1913 and discharged 2/02/1919. Served with Reserve Regiment and did not see service in France. Awarded Silver War Badge 216878. Possibly brother of James and son of Walter Glasspool.
GLASSPOOL, James A. 438. Private. Discharged 5/04/1919 (Shown in photograph Figure 23 as named Glasspool and a Private in the photograph). Possibly brother of George and son of Walter Glasspool.
GLASSPOOL, Walter. T. 269. Farrier Serjeant (Warrant Officer Class 2). 4th Troop, 'C' Squadron. Discharged 5/04/1919 and died in 1940. Possibly the father of George and/or James Glasspool by age at date of death.
GLEABELL, W. J. Private
GLEADELL, William. 1119. Private. Private. Enlisted 31/05/1915 and discharged 12/11/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 210640. Served overseas. Born 1896.
GLEN, John Arthur. 1077. Private. Born in Islington and enlisted at Bishops Stortford. KIA 09/04/1918 aged 31 defending Vieille Chapelle. Son of John and Charlotte Glen and lived at 73 Cavendish Avenue, Eastbourne. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. Information courtesy of the Eastbourne War Memorial Copyright www.rollofhonour.com
GLENIE, Julian William. Born in Ceylon. Private KEH. Commissioned as a Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, 70th Burma Rifles, Indian Army. Accidentally killed 26/09/1920 aged 23. Son of Reginald and Elizabeth Glenie of Ceylon. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, IRAQ.
GLENIE, Walter Bernard. 1598. Private. Born in Ceylon and previous 2 years service Ceylon Planters Rifle Corp. Enlisted KEH 1/08/1914 and transferred to Rifle Brigade as Private S/29113. Entered France 13/06/1917 and discharged 3/08/1919.
GLOVER, Arthur Harding. 455. Private, Second Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment. Awarded the Military Cross on 12/04/1918 for gallantry between Steenwerk Station and De Seule during the Battle of Lys whilst commanding 'A' Company of the 20th (Shoreditch) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (London Gazette 16/09/1918). Second Lieutenant Glover was married in India in 1920 and commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Army Pay Corps in 1940 (Military Cross, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal sold at auction 11/2019 by Dix Noonan Webb, UK).
GLOVER, Frank. 1960. Private Royal Fusiliers 59121, Private KEH, Private Royal Engineers 360838 328834
GLYNN, C. B. 145 Corporal. Born in Liverpool in 1893. Served in KEH 21/10/1910 to 28/02/1913. Re-enlisted 3/06/1913 and discharged 7/08/1914. Re-enlisted as a Corporal 30/05/1914.
GODWIN, Charles Cayley. 679. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps
GOLDEN, Albert. 1437. Private. Discharged 9/04/1919.
GONZALES, Andres. 1307. Private KEH. Private Labour Corps 414475. Left Trinidad for UK 18/10/1915 with 1st Caribbean Merchant and Planters Contingent. Died in Trinidad in 1945.
GOOD, Frederick Leopold. 430. Private. Born in 1893 in India and saw service in the pre-war KEH. Re-enlisted 14/06/1914 and discharged 8/10/1914.
GOODE, Arthur Hedley. Private. Australian served in pre-war KEH. Service details available on www.kingedwardshorse.net
GOODING, Oscar. 933. Serjeant. Born in England, worked in India 1911-14 and was on the Indian Army Officers Reserve. Returned to England in 1914 and enlisted in KEH. Entered France 22/04/1915 and discharged 1/01/1918 with the rank of Acting Serjeant Major. Returned to India in 1919 and emigrated to Western Australia in 1948.
GOODWIN, Arthur E. 2073. Private. Entered France 14/10/1915 with 2KEH as Private 1775. Transferred to KEH as Private 2073.
GOODWIN, P. H. Private. Died in the UK in 1956.
GORDON, John. 1142. Lance Corporal. 'B' Squadron. KIA 15/08/17 at Passchendaele. Born 6/09/1887 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Son of James Gordon and Elizabeth Chalmers of Middlemuir, Methlick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Enlisted from Fiji and entered France 19/11/1915. Buried in the BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
GORDON, R. 153021. Private. Private Military Mounted Police P/17400.
GORDON, William. 1544. Private. Private Tank Corps 112196.
GOSS, Sydney. 1483. Private. Enlisted from the Falkland Islands. Reported missing in the defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918. Transferred to the Reserve 1/04/1919.
GOUGH, Frederick. 1169. Private, Private Machine Gun Corps 152602.
GOW, Lance Corporal. Noted in KEH History.
GRACIE, T. S. Private. From New Zealand. Transferred to the East Lancashire Regiment. Commemorated on the Auckland Online Cenotaph.
GRAHAM, B. S. L. Private. Reported missing at defence of Vieille Chapelle 9-11/04/1918 in KEH History. Not recorded as DoW or KIA.
GRAHAM, Gordon. 1467. Private, Private Army Service Corps R/384007.
GRANT, Fred. D/18075. Private 1st Dragoons, Private KEH, Private Corps of Dragoons with same regimental number for all - entitled to British War and Victory medals with no overseas service recorded on MIC. British War Medal offered for sale on electronic auction site March 2020.
GRANT, James. 1189. Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 111990.
GRANT, Lewis Alexander. 912. Private. Born 1890 in the West Indies. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 16/07/1915 later Captain 3rd/6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.
GRAPE, Owen Sidney. 931. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant KEH 24/09/1917 later Lieutenant.
GRATER, Montague 408. Private served pre-WW1 KEH with 'D' Squadron. Born in 1880 in Stoke Newington, England and prior service with 1st Volunteer Company, Royal Fusiliers in South Africa 11/05/1900-10/06/1901 attached to the 2nd Battalion. Promoted to Colour Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers by 1912. Arrived in France 21/04/1915 as a Private 'B' Squadron. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 17/11/1917. Died in 1951 in Islington, London. Awarded Queen's South Africa medal with bars Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 and the Territorial Forces Efficiency Medal. Noted in Old Comrades Association 1952. Photograph shown of him as Colour Serjeant, Royal Fusiliers in 1912.
GRAVES, Walter F. 1734. Private, Private Royal Engineers WR204579, Private Machine Gun Corps 112125, Private Liverpool Regiment 857713
GRAY, Archibald. Private. Transferred and commissioned Captain Motor Machine Gun Service (MMGS). Entered France 6/02/1916. Promoted to Major 14/07/1916 in command of 19th Battery MMGS. Owner of A. Gray and Co. Auto Engineers in Guilford per-war likely to be rationale for transfer to MMGS. Died in England Feb 1960. From Great War Forum and his passing noted in KEH Old Comrades Association bulletin.
GRAY, Roland. Sergeant. From Wellington, New Zealand. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery later Captain. Engineering student in South Kensington, London. Noted as serving in the KEH in the Taranaki Herald 1/10/1914. Auckland Online Cenotaph.
GREEN, Alfred. C. 1510. Private 1515 on MIC as well, Private 662nd Company Labour Corps 230750
GREEN, Arthur H. 1267. Private
GREEN, Ellis W. 1687. Private
GREEN, James William. 1995. Private
GREEN, Ralph. 771. Private
GREEN, Roland. Private. Australian. No records identified.
GREENACRE, Charles William. 1179. Private. Enlisted 16/11/1914 and discharged 6/03/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 52328 and served overseas.
GREENE, Richard Alexander Haddon. 1232. Corporal, Serjeant Northumberland Fusiliers 61298
GREENE, W. P. C. Second Lieutenant KEH 1910. Served in the cavalry in WW1.
GREENLAND, Henry John. 1665. Private. Entered France 30/07/1915. Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45474 then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force 28/11/1917, Second Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Applied for medals from an address in Piper Road, Kingston-upon Thames.
GREENLAND, John. 140. Lance Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Serjeant Labour Corps 471845. Transferred to Reserve 17/02/1919. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.
GREENWOOD, Thomas Hamar. 7 February 1870 – 10 September 1948. 1st Viscount Greenwood, Sir Hamar Greenwood. As an original member of the King's Colonials he as a Lieutenant commanded 2nd Troop 'B' (British American) Squadron King's Colonials. Captain 3/07/1905 and Member for York and then Sunderland, last Chief Secretary for Ireland 1920-22 (Photograph see Figures 4, 209 and 277).
GREGG, Theophilus G. 1393. Private KIA 05/05/1918 aged 27. Son of Edwin and Agnes Gregg, of East London in South Africa. Buried in the RONCHIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRANCE.
GREGORY, Lionel H. 1516. Private
GREGORY, Warwick E. C. Private. Living in Sydney in 1950. No records identified beyond note in Old Comrades Association bulletin.
GREGSON, Frank Lieutenant 19th King's Liverpool Regiment
GRICE, William H. 1222. Private
GRIERSON, Alexander S. 1277. Private, Private Tank Corps 300523
GRIFFIN, Arthur Owen. 977. Private. Entered France 2/06/1915. Discharged 5/04/1919. Anglo-Argentinian railway staff. Entitled to 1914-15 Star Medal trio.
GRIFFIN, Rowland Arthur. 867. Sapper, Air Mechanic Class 1 Royal Flying Corps 1491, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers
GRIFFITHS, J. N. Major attached Royal Engineers
GRIFFITHS, William T. 2116. Private KEH. Arrived in France 4/05/1915 as Private 2 in 2nd KEH and discharged 19/04/1919 as Private 2116 KEH. Previous service 10th Hussars as Private 3562 discharged 1907. Awarded Queens South Africa Medal with clasps Paardeberg, Driefontein, Relief of Kimberley.
GROOM, William. 257. Shoeing Smith, Serjeant. Discharged 24/05/1919.
GROOMBRIDGE, Noble. 516. Shoeing Smith, Corporal
GROSVENOR, Gilbert. Major the Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor, Rifle Brigade, King's Colonials, 2KEH and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry. Awarded Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, Cape Colony (Lieut: Hon. G. Grosvenor, Rifle Bde:); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Lt. Hon. G. Grosvenor. Rifle Bde.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut. Hon. G. Grosvenor. K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Major Hon. G. Grosvenor.) The Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor was born on 22 August 1881, the second son of the 1st Baron Stalbridge and his wife Eleanor, and the grandson of the 2nd Marquess of Westminster. He was educated at Eton, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade, serving with them in South Africa during the Boer War. He transferred to the King's Colonials in 1908. He then served with the 2KEH as a Second Lieutenant from Oct 1914 before transferring in 1916 to the Nottingham Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers) with the rank of Major. Grosvenor married Miss Effie Cree, the daughter of the Reverend Edward Cree, on 4 July 1913. He died without issue on 15 June 1939. Medals sold by Dix Noonan Webb, UK at auction in December 2016 and a photograph of them is shown against Grosvenor on the 2KEH Nominal Roll. Lieutenant in 'C' Squadron KEH photographed at Woodbridge in 1914.
GROULY, Henry 1617. Sapper Royal Engineers 208129, Sapper KEH, Sapper Royal Engineers WR503875
GUILLET, J. C. 12. Serjeant
GUILLINANE, M. 1632. Private, Private Tank Corps 302852
GUISE, Percy. 828. Private
GULLY, Frederick P. 916. Sapper, Sapper Labour Corps 630151
GUNTER, Charles H. 816. Private
GURD, Robert. 559. Private
GUTHRIE, Harry W. 821. Private, Private Army Service Corps R/39900
GWARORICK, F. Permanent Staff Instructor, Regimental Serjeant Major King's Colonials former 2nd Life Guards, 21st Lancers 2/9/98 fought at the Battle of Omdurman and awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Photograph in 21st Lancers in my collection.
GWYER, A. G. Captain in the 6th Dragoon Guards became Adjutant KEH 1912.