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SHEED, O. J. 1728. Private, Serjeant Tank Corps 78798

SHENNON, Watson Douglas. 508. Lance Corporal KEH. Captain Royal Engineers . Born 30 June 1887 in Dunedin, New Zealand where his father Watson Shennan was a prominent pastoralist in Otago. Student at Cambridge University 1908 and joined the University Troop of the King's Colonials. Obituary notes he was serving with them in 1909. He became a Barrister in London. Re-enlisted KEH aged 27 on 8/08/1914 at Alexandra Palace. 17/11/1914 appointed Lance Corporal. 4/02/1915 commissioned Second Lieutenant Signalling Section of the Royal Engineers, 47th (London) Division. Entered France Jun 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 8/04/1916 and Captain 8/06/1918 Royal Engineers. Awarded Military Cross at Loos 26/09/1915 and Mentioned in Despatches 30/11/1915. After the Armistice saw service in Egypt. Came to South Australia in 1921 via New Zealand and took over a vineyard at Modbury.  Married Miss Florence Ellison, of Melbourne and had two children, Richard and Mary. He died in Melbourne on 25/10/1937. Auckland Online Cenotaph. Portrait photograph whilst serving with the Royal Engineers available at www.kinedawardshorse.net.  

SHEPPARD, Albert E. 719. Private
SHILTON, Alfred. 758. Private
SHINNER, Edgar. 1071. Private, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 61249
SHIRCORE, David. 951. Private
SHORT, Wallter M. B. 1549. Private
SHUTTLE, David 1678. Private, Private Tank Corps 302837, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 61266
SIDDALL, Horace Victor. 1397. Private, Flight Cadet Royal Flying Corps 318091
SIM, William R. 847. Private
SIMONS, William Utten. 818. Private, Lieutenant Labour Corps
SIMPSON, A. E. Signaler.

SIMPSON, Brian George Cannon. Private KEH. Second Lieutenant, 20th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (RHA), B.E.F., France. Enlisting in England, where he was studying sculpture, 4th August, 1914, joined KEH and later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the RHA, 1st Cavalry Division, volunteering for Trench Mortar Section. Early education at Sydney Church of England Grammar School. Later at St. Paul's College, University of Sydney 1910-1912 Bachelor of Arts. He gave his life through an act of initial bravery, climbing a tree in full view of the German Lines to shoot a sniper and was hit coming down. Died of Peritonitis 29/07/1915 ensuing from wounds received on 22nd July aged 22. Son of the late George Hamilton Cassan Simpson and Lilian Thompson of Sydney New South Wales. Born 1 Nov 1892 in New South Wales, Australia and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium. Photograph in RHA uniform circa 1915.

SIMPSON, George Barre Goldie. Private. King's Colonials 1906-09. Born in Woolahra, New South Wales in 1887. Served with 'A' Company 4th Battalion AIF as Lance Corporal 866. Embarked Australia 20/10/1914. KIA at Gallipoli 6/09/1915. Son of Archibald Henry and Alice Marion Simpson. Buried in Johnston's Jolly Cemetery.

SIMPSON, Walter Scott. 1236. Private. KIA 9/04/18 aged 27. 'C' Squadron. Son of William Francis and Eliza Simpson. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

SINCLAIR John H. 1758 Private, Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders S/16657
SINGLETON Richard 803 Corporal, Corporal Labour Corps 413788
SINNOTT Edwin 1263 Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40600

SIZER, Percy K. 844. Private. KIA 24/03/1917. Buried in the NESLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRANCE.

SKEPELHORN Frederick Willet. 338. Quarter Master Serjeant Major, KEH.  Born 30/10/1873 to William and Sarah nee Lock at 14 West Square London Road, Saint Saviour, Southwark, Surrey.  In 1881 he is recorded as living at 118 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster. Attended St. Michael’s National School, Westminster. 4/02/1890 rejected from Military Service due to a varicocele, a vein abnormality in the scrotum. 10th January, 1891 attested for Military Service as Private, 3773, 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, occupation as musician. Admitted to hospital 21/01/1891 and discharged from hospital with “debility" 20/02/1891 after surgery on his varicocele. 21/02/1891 discharged from Service as “not being likely to become an efficient soldier" as he was unable to ride as a consequence of pain in his groin. 9/05/1894 marriage to Annie Emily Church in the Register office Chelsea with his home address being 158 Oakley Street, Chelsea and occupation as salesman. 16/05/1894 daughter Ethel Maud Willet is born at 116 Uxbridge road, Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith. 03/1896 Louisa Frances second daughter is born in Chelsea. In 1896 involved in the Mashonaland uprising just before he attested to the British South Africa (BSA) Police force in the Matabeleland Mounted Police , 629. Awarded British South African Co. Medal reverse Omashonaland (Trumpeter F. W. Skepelhorn, 18970 BSA Police). 24/02/1897- 28/01/1899 he served with the South African Police Force and lived in Zimbabwe, Africa leaving his wife and family at home. Reference to Matabeleland also implies he may have been part of the Matabeleland Division of the BSA Coy Police, possibly prior to attestation. The medal appears to be a War Medal for operations in Mashonaland during the 1896 uprising, which is shortly before the attestation above.  24/03/1899 leaves Cape Town, South Africa to return home via Southampton having been a diamond miner. 20/05/1899-31/10/1900 served with the East Surrey Regiment. 1/11/1900–25/05/1908 served with the Middlesex Regiment. 28/02/1900 third daughter Irene Gladys is born at 4B Prince of Wales Road, Battersea. 21/08/1901 son Richard Walter born 29 Prince of Wales road, Battersea. 2/07/1903 fourth daughter Jessie Sarah born 29 Prince of Wales road, Battersea. In 1904 family were living at 12 Kelmscott road, Clapham, Wandsworth. 26/01/1905 fifth daughter Dorothy Evelyn born 4 Belleville road, Battersea. 1905 – 1908 family lived at 4 Belleville Road, Wandsworth, Clapham. 1906 sixth daughter Phyllis Maisie was born. 1/08/1908- 9/11/1913 served in the City of London Regiment Territorial Force. 1909 family living 46 Broomwood Road, Wandsworth. 1911 - 1922 family living at 26 Spencer Road, New Wandsworth, Battersea. Worked as fruit salesman in partnership with Henry Cherry at Covent Garden from 1911-1926. 11/11/1913–4/08/1914 served as Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 338 with King Edward’s Horse Special Reserve where he was Regimental Band Master. 9/05/1914 Greenwich Park, London – “The Prince of Wales Military band conducted by F. W. Skepelhorn (Source - London Standard). 2/06/1915–25/09/1915 BEF France and Flanders with KEH. 29/09/1917 Warrant Officer R.A.S.C - BEF France and Flanders. 30/09/1917-9/01/1919. Appointed Temporary Second Lieutenant, R.A.S.C. 9/01/1919 relinquished his commission and retained the rank of Second Lieutenant.  Entitled to the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. 1919 - Musical Director to the City of London Police. In 1922 living at Ravenhurst, Westbury Road, New Malden, Surrey. 1925-30 living at Wighill, Old Malden, Worcester Park, Surrey. He was musical director to the City of London Police in 1919. “Lieutenant Frederick Skepelhorn, late of the Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, is the popular conductor of the band of the Royal Artillery 92nd London Brigade (Territorial), the City of London Police band and the organisation known as Lt. Skepelhorn’s military band. All these bands enjoy a tremendous popularity particularly with the audiences of the National Sunday League Concerts both in the London Parks on Sundays, in the summer and at various places of amusement in and around London during the winter months. The members of these bands are almost exclusively recruited from ex-army bands, many of them being ex-guardsmen and they form some of the finest military combinations in London, being all expert musicians. In addition to their Sunday League engagements, Lt. Skepelhorn’s bands are constantly retained by the London County Council and the best known sports clubs around the metropolis, they are also frequently engaged during the year at the Crystal Palace and Alexandra Palace, as well as many other public and private functions. 31/10/1928 discharged from T.A. Para 193(1) T.A. Regs. 14/11/1929 applied to be a Freeman of the City of London. Killed in a hit and run accident on the Kingston bypass, Kingston Hill on 22/06/1930 and buried 26/06/1930 in Battersea cemetery, Morden, Surrey (Thanks to Jenny Willis, great grand daughter for his biography).