26 August 2015

Wiltshire Regiment - Other Rank PoWs 1914


This is a list of Wiltshire Regiment Other ranks who were taken prisoner of war on or before the 25th December 1914.  My transcription is taken from a single Imperial War Museum source:
  • B.O.2 1/313 which is a handwritten letter and accompanying 20-page hand-written list of Wiltshire Regiment men submitted by No 1 Infantry Record Office, Exeter; letter dated 1st May 1919. 
The full transcription, not reproduced here, gives some or all of the following additional information:
  • battalion
  • date of capture
  • home address
  • next of kin name
  • next of kin address
There are nearly 700 names in this database and any transcription errors are my own. I will be pleased to supply additional information about these men as applicable and will be delighted to publish photos of any of the men mentioned below.

3/9107 Lance-Corporal P Abel
3/8345 Private F Adams
3/9503 Lance-Corporal H F Adams
3/5484 Private J Adams
7224 Private Arthur E Alder
3/9556 Private T Allaway
6260 Private T Allchurch
8257 Lance-Corporal W C Ambrose
3/9627 Private P Amor
3/9017 Private W Anger
5091 Private F Arford
8121 Private F J Arnold
7579 Private A E Ashton
6974 Private A R Ashton
8338 Private T W Ayliffe
5417 Private L J Bailey
3/8886 Private W Bailey
8133 Private W F Bailey
7650 Private E A Bainton
7438 Private W A Bainton
5242 Private F Baker
8756 Private H Baker
8258 Private T Baker
8871 Private W R Baker
5379 Private E Ball
8350 Private S Ball
8706 Private F Barber
8140 Private J J Barnes
8531 Corporal C H Barnett
6513 Private A Bartholomew
4856 Private J Bartlett
8098 Private A G Basson
8506 Private Frederick G Batchelor
7439 Sergeant E J Bathe
7905 Private S C Bathe
5849 Private J Baughan
7726 Sergeant W G Baverstock
8039 Private S Baxter
6777 Acting Corporal R W Beacham
8086 Lance-Corporal S Beak
8323 Private E A Beaumont
8323 Private E A Beaumont
8557 Corporal F Beck
4727 Private H Beck
7536 Private G Bell
8162 Private H R Besford
8162 Private H R Besford
3/8723 Lance-Corporal H Bewley
8370 Private Walter S Birch
8052 Private A T Bishop
8200 Private E M Bishop
5945 Private F J Blackford
5738 Corporal W Blagden
7892 Private A Blake
3/9537 Private H Blanchard
8609 Private R Blunsdon
8265 Private B Bolter
8456 Private T Bolwell
4229 Sergeant Richard G J Borer
3/9201 Private W J Boscombe
8269 Corporal R Bottriell
7198 Private J Boulter
9106 Private W E Boulter
7716 Private William S Bower
5817 Lance-Corporal J Bowman
8691 Private H J Box
8691 Private H J Box
8471 Private F Bradshaw
6785 Sergeant Joe Brain
8676 Private John Bridewell
7050 Lance-Corporal T Bromham
6743 Private T Brooker
8979 Private A Brooks
8239 Private C A A Brooks
8448 Private W E Brooks
3/8814 Lance-Corporal C Brown
8410 Corporal Frederick J K Brown
6846 Private T Brown
7035 Sergeant William Buckland
7971 Private A E Budd
8667 Private A J Bull
5826 Sergeant W G Bull
7542 Private G Bunce
5391 Lance-Corporal R F Bunce
8592 Private F Bungay
8430 Private C E Bunsell
8684 Private Frederick Burden
6438 Private W Burgess
8586 Private Arthur J Burt
8775 Private J Burt
5433 Private W Burt
8563 Corporal B Busbridge
5448 Private T Butcher
8464 Drummer F F Bye
8348 Private E P Cade
3821 CSM William H Cady
6766 Private G Cannings
7523 Private T Cannings
8689 Private Ernest E Carter
4049 W H Carter
8015 Private W R Castle
6763 Private J Chandler
5614 Sergeant L Chasley
5697 Sergeant Clifford Chilcott
8152 Private E Chivers
3/9657 Private W F Chivers
8810 Lance-Corporal Francis Clargo
7915 Lance-Corporal Charles H M Clark
3/8776 Private James Clark
8662 Private R G Clark
8645 Private J Clarke
8271 Private R Clarke
9235 Private E J Clayson
7513 Private Alfred Clements
8982 Private A Clifford
8638 Lance-Sergeant L D Colbourne
3/6622 Private H Cole
7736 Private W J Cole
8863 Private W Coleing
8340 Private P Coleman
8732 Private Reuben Coleman
8625 Private C T Coles
8066 Private G Coles
9519 Alfred Job Collett
3/9519 Private G E Collett
8677 Lance-Corporal F Collins
8641 Corporal Frederick Collis
7931 Private G Compton
8787 Private A Cook
8336 Private A E Cook
8478 Private Arthur N Cook
7906 Pte E A Cook
8553 Private Ernest J Cook
3/9598 Private F W Cook
3/9598 Private F W Cook
4844 Private H Cook
8770 Drummer S E Cook
8630 Private S J Cook
8093 Private W G Cook
8194 Private W H Cook
8904 Private P Coombes
8168 L/Sgt A J Coombs
7539 Private G Coombs
9929 Private G Coombs
3/9884 Private A Cornish
3/9788 Private Hubert Coudrace
8717 Private A Couldrake
7968 Corporal Charles Cove
3/538 Lance-Corporal H Cowdry
8228 Private Ernest Cowles
8606 Private A Cox
6452 Private Eli Cox
8181 Private George H Cox
8664 Private W C Cox
3749 Private P W Crewe
3/8682 Private F Crockett
6894 Sergeant J Crockett
5140 Private H Croft
8112 Private A E Crosby
8435 Private H Crowther
8001 Private W J Crowther
8618 Private R J Cuff
8172 Corporal A J Curtis
3/8819 Private Charles Thomas Curtis
8315 Private Fred Curtis
3/9579 Private C Cutts
8736 Private A Dash
8941 Private C E Dash
7993 Private James E Davies
6040 Private A G Davis
7031 Private Edwin J Davis
6885 Private Herbert J Davis
4283 Sergeant T M Davis
6157 Private Thomas H Davis
8668 Lance-Corporal George Dawes
8173 Private William F Diffell
7658 Private Thomas Dix
3/9152 Private R P B Dixon
5017 Private A Dobson
8485 Private Edwin W Dodson
6328 Private John H Dolman
3/9683 Private Edmond George Doughty
8432 Private Ernest Dowdell
8454 Private George S Draper
3/9289 Private Thomas Drew
8176 Private W J Drew
7470 Private Edward Drewett
8985 Private Frederick Drewett
8436 Lance-Corporal H Drewett
7226 Private J Driscoll
7991 Private H Duck
6732 Private George Duffin
9558 Private Sydney Durrant
5113 Private G Eatwell
6193 Private J Edmonds
6041 Private W Edmonds
3/9393 Private A Edwards
8226 Lance-Sergeant A A Edwards
8628 Private R S Ellis
3/9683 Private T F Ellis
8377 Private W J Ellis
8202 Private E Ellison
8577 Private S Elms
3/9255 Lance-Corporal G W Evans
8195 Private E G Everley
8362 Lance-Corporal J Farley
7532 Lance-Corporal J Farnham
6381 Lance-Corporal Frederick G Fidgett
8191 Private H F Field
7380 Private S Fielding
8910 Private H Fisher
8978 Private T Fisher
7308 Private P Fishlock
8539 Private A L Fitchett
8565 Private A Flippance
7072 Lance-Corporal George Flippance
3/4222 Private J Forrest
8175 Private F Fortune
5330 Private J Fortune
7275 Private Thomas Fowler
6422 Private Alfred E Fowles
3/8784 Private C Fox
6398 Private H Francis
8678 Private G Franklin
8225 Private T H Frost
4752 Private A Fulford
8608 Private E Fuller
3/8639 Private Samuel Nelson John Gale
8388 Private P J Gallichan
7839 Private H G Gallop
8400 Private F R Gander
3/9269 Private W E Gane
8657 Private C C Gee
7103 Lance-Corporal E F George
8802 Private Arthur R Gibbs
6828 Private W Giddings
6160 Sergeant A F Gillett
8183 Private F Gills
5301 Lance-Corporal E W Gleed
6023 Private T Goddard
8667 Private W Godwin
4793 Sergeant A Gough
10104 Private H J Grainger
7949 Private F Grant
8779 Lance-Corporal D H W Green
5167 Acting Corporal H Green
8760 Private P Green
3/9691 Private A L Griffen
8822 Lance-Corporal A A Grubb
8697 Private R Gunning
8380 Private C E Haggard
8079 Private A E Haines
8598 Private T Haines
8023 Lance-Sergeant C J Hale
5295 CSM C E Hall
5445 Private W F Hall
8062 Private W H Hall
7100 Drummer J D Hardiman
8706 Private A Harding
8482 Private George E Harris
7476 Private W T Harris
7781 Private Robert J Hart
8624 Private J T Harvey
8298 Private W Harvey
8409 Private Frederick Hatherall
7060 Private A Hathrell
8703 Private W Hawkins
8833 Private C Hayward
8070 Private W T Hayward
8614 Private B Hedges
8151 Corporal W H Hedgett
7853 Private T Hemmins
8376 Private R P Herbert
8099 Private J Hibbard
3/9815 Private James E Hicks
8107 Private A C Higgins
8412 Private E T Higgins
8883 Private J H Higgins
8591 Private R F Hillier
7392 Private S D Hillier
6918 Private T H Hinder
6514 Private H Hobden
8861 Private H E Holder
8590 Private A S Holmes
8329 Lance-Corporal G Hooper
8731 Lance-Corporal F G Hopkins
5171 Private H Horden
6345 Private W J House
5418 Private A Howlett
5168 Private G Hudd
8976 Private J Hughes
6682 Private James Hughes
8502 Private C J Hulbert
3/9650 Lance-Corporal H D Hull
9729 Private P Hunt
5264 Private G Huntley
8074 Private H M Huntley
3/9883 Private J W Huntley
5089 Private H Hurle
8720 Private C J Hutt
3/9368 Private E L Iles
7674 Private Herbert C Iles
8433 Private W J Iles
7533 Private A Ilott
8289 Private F Ingram
5145 Private T Ings
7954 Private A Jackson
7954 Private A H Jackson
5610 Private T Jacques
6934 Sergeant Albert E Jefferies
3/8829 Private D J Jefferies
3/8813 Private A J Johnson
8828 Private W J Johnson
3/9494 Private A J Jones
7559 Private E H Jones
8026 Private F C Judd
5452 Private G Jukes
7569 Private F Kent
8984 Private R F Kent
7459 Private S Kent
8095 Private A Kimber
7789 Private E A Kinchington
3/9666 Private L King
7680 Private F King
8353 Private J King
8272 Private P King
5186 Private A J Kingsey
8696 Private L Kirby
5770 Private H W Kitcher
3/9386 Private W H Kittlety
8914 Lance-Corporal J Knapp
7499 Lance-Corporal W C Knight
6474 Private George Knill
7872 Private F G Kyte
7426 Private J Kyte
8951 Private R Lafford
5762 Corporal P Laing
5762 Corporal P J Laing
8252 Private S Lait
8277 Private George Lane
8795 Private R J Large
6164 Private B Law
8526 Private E W Lawrence
8349 Private A E Lay
8008 Private Lewis J Lay
3/9188 Private E Ledbury
8991 Private P H Legg
7192 Lance-Corporal W Lester
8250 Corporal C Lewis
8250 Lance-Corporal C Lewis
8516 Private R Lewis
8516 Private R F Lewis
7637 Private A Liddiard
6778 Lance-Corporal J Lindsey
8305 Private J Linsell
8288 L/Cpl F Little
8605 Private L Lock
3/62 Private Thomas H Looker
5342 Private J Looney
8147 Private T Love
8142 Private W G Lovegrove
8868 Private A W Luker
8678 Private F Luker
8440 Lance-Corporal A Lussenden
6366 Private Robert Lyne
8820 Private A J Mabbett
7185 Private A E Mace
7601 Private W G Mace
5551 Private H Maggs
3/9902 Private W Maisey
3/9607 Private Charles Malin
8371 Private A A Marshall
7118 Corporal W Marshall
8125 Private C Maskelyne
7596 Private E Matthews
8233 Sergeant P Matthews
8658 Private D A May
7160 Private T H May
5962 Sergeant C J McLeod
7883 Acting Corporal W McLoughlin
8687 Private C Mead
8339 Private J W Mead
6239 Private W H Mead
8151 Private W H Medgett
8867 Private W J Merchant
6225 Private J Merritt
5375 Private W W Merritt
6113 Private W Middleton
8143 Private W Midwinter
8544 Private F Miles
8513 Private J H Miles
8301 Private W Miles
6855 Private B A Mills
6303 Lance-Sergeant G Mills
7361 Private E Minton
8344 Private C Mitchell
8801 Private C Mizen
8698 Private T R Mobey
7268 Private F C Moody
9137 Private C F Moore
6907 Private H G Moore
8603 Private W G Morgan
5377 Private A Morris
8424 Private A A Morris
6390 Private W Morse
6518 Private J Moulden
8236 Private W J Mullis
8803 Private C Munday
8923 Private S F Munday
7595 Private F T Mundy
8075 Private J Musgrove
7944 Private L Mutton
3/9320 Lance-Corporal A Nash
5443 Private J C Nash
8088 Private T Nash
7882 Private D Newman
6215 Private H G Niblett
7987 Private J E Nicholls
6477 Private C Noakes
6961 Private W G Noakes
9112 Private H J Nobes
6851 Private F Norris
8690 Private G Norris
3/8780 Private J H Norris
7421 Lance-Corporal H Noyes
5792 CSM W S Nurdin
8284 Private G Oram
6102 Private E Organ
7332 Private W Osgood
7615 Private John P Ovens
6167 Private T E Owens
8906 Private A J Page
7950 Private H S Page
7114 Private C Painter
7833 Private E Painter
8316 Private E G Painter
5368 Private F Painter
5821 Company Quartermaster Sergeant G Parker
8866 Private F C Parratt
8672 Private E Parsons
8666 Private Charles F Pauling
8139 Private T R Payton
8948 Private H Pearce
9145 Private Lewis J Pearce
8806 Private A Peck
8648 Private Ernest Pendle
7733 Private J Penn
5162 Private S Penney
6869 Corporal C Pennock
6145 Corporal T Penny
5103 Private H Perrett
8660 Lance-Corporal H Perrett
8572 Corporal J Perry
8722 Private Vincent Perry
6982 Private G Peters
8631 Private Charles J Phillips
8475 Private F A Pick
7837 Private H W Pickett
8509 Private W G Pickett
9136 Private Walter C Pickett
7526 Private C Pike
8602 Private E A Pike
7893 Private Frank Pike
8476 Lance-Corporal R F Pike
8584 Private W G Pike
4384 Private G H Pinchin
8090 Private Harry Pinchin
7480 Private William Pinchin
9150 Private W C Pink
8593 Private Percy Pinnegar
8189 Private Edward Pinney
5880 Private Percy E Piper
9181 Private Charles Thomas Pippiatt
8697 Lance-Corporal C Plank
8785 Private C J Plank
8314 Lance-Corporal C Pollard
5476 Private E S Pope
8679 Private Alexander Porter
8965 Private W F Potter
8571 Private W Poulton
9050 Lance-Corporal E G Pounds
6440 Private A Pratt
8307 Private Thomas M Proctor
8041 Private Ernest J Purdue
8462 Private F C Quelch
8493 Private F Randall
6928 Private W G Ransom
8122 Private Albert Rattue
7977 Private Herbert W Rattue
8322 Private William G Rattue
7323 Private William J Ray
8423 Private George E Razey
7139 Private Albert H Read
6849 Sergeant S Reason
8444 Bandsman G A Record
7791 Private M W Reeves
8379 Private H L Richards
7503 Private Percy W Richards
8725 Private E J Richens
7144 Private Edward Richens
8082 Private E Ricketts
5027 Private Alfred Robbins
5981 Private J Roberts
7581 Private Henry I F Robins
7478 Private H Rochester
7995 Private H C Rodout
8283 Private S Rogers
8612 Private Nelson Romain
6343 Corporal C Rouse
8170 Private Fred Rudman
7784 Private Frederick J Rumming
8865 Lance-Corporal T Rumming
3/9699 Private G E Russ
6516 Sergeant A G Russell
8270 Lance-Sergeant Frederick Rust
8356 Private Ernest Frederick Sanger
8472 Lance-Corporal R D Satchell
7694 Private C Saunders
5777 Private W Saunders
6106 Private Thomas W Sayle
3/9643 Private H Scott
9416 Private J W Scott
7681 Private C E Scrine
7820 Lance-Corporal Ernest F Seager
8425 Private A J Sealey
8734 Private C E Sears
8597 Private C H Sears
8734 Private Charles E Sears
7709 Private N R Sears
8237 Lance-Sergeant A Selwood
8042 Private H C Selwood
8777 Lance-Corporal T C Shears
8106 Lance-Corporal J Sheppard
7456 Private C Shering
8182 Private A Shore
8814 Private Arthur Shutler
3/9667 Private S W Silvester
6523 Lance-Corporal M W Simmonds
8909 Private Albert H Simpkins
8057 Private R Simpkins
8405 Private W Simpkins
7766 Private G A Sinclair
7034 Private John Singer
7043 Private A G Sloper
6787 Private Frank Sly
7900 Private H Smart
8661 Drummer J Smart
8129 Private Thomas C Smart
3/9054 Private Walter Smart
7297 Private C Smith
8652 Private C C Smith
8642 Private C S Smith
9435 Private F Smith
6783 Private Frederick Smith
6232 Private George F Smith
8018 Private H Smith
8942 Private H W Smith
7300 Sergeant J Smith
8874 Private J J Smith
7289 Private R F Smith
7515 Private T F Smith
9524 Private T G Smith
7515 Private Thomas F Smith
3/9662 Private W Smith
8551 Private W E Smith
6508 Private W G Smith
8061 Private F Snelgrove
5720 Corporal A Snooks
7570 Private J R Sowman
8739 Private A Spackman
7886 Private J H Spackman
8604 Private W Spackman
6000 Private E J Speck
8463 Private E Spencer
4029 Private W Squires
8878 Private Percy A St George
8564 Private Wilfred J Staples
7753 Private Frederick W Stay
3709 Private A E Stevens
3/9599 Private A G Stevens
3/65 Lance-Corporal C Stevens
8578 Private W H Stevens
8372 Private S W Stewart
8387 Private Ernest A Stitson
6724 Private Bertram Stokes
7964 Corporal W J Stoneham
8203 Private Ernest Stratton
8325 Private Albert J Stroud
8546 Private W J Stroud
3/9054 Private Ernest F Stuart
7750 Private R Styles
8824 Private A Summers
8737 Private G Sutton
8109 Private J F Sutton
9002 Private W Sylvester
8562 Lance-Corporal E Talbot
7115 Private A E Tarrant
8854 Private E Tarrant
7075 Private W Tatchell
7465 Private E J Tattersall
5643 Private Henry J Tattersall
8266 Private A E Taylor
8243 Private G Taylor
3/9349 Private William G Taylor
8519 Private E G Thomas
7961 Private W Titcomb
6935 Private Walter Edmond Titcombe
8399 Private E J Townsend
5231 Lance-Corporal A Trimby
7666 Private F G Trivett
6211 Private Arthur F Truckle
8874 Private J Tullett
6093 Private W C Turner
7000 Private Frank Turtle
8167 Private Frederick Charles Turton
3/60 Private Walter Underwood
7923 Private Ernest Uphill
7619 Private R Uphill
7327 Private Robert Urquhart
8862 Lance-Corporal Reginald John Vardy
8164 Lance-Sergeant Albert George Veck
8279 Private George F C Vick
8337 Private Arthur Thomas Viner
5688 Private Frederick Vizor
3/9092 Private A Waite
8576 Private G J Waite
7187 Private W Waite
3/8919 Private Ernest Henry Walker
8406 Private Eddie Walklate
6123 Private G Walters
3/8794 Private C Wareham
6375 Private J Wareham
8470 Private C E Warner
7859 Private H Waters
8884 Private F J Watts
3/9358 Private S Watts
8455 Private W G Watts
4994 Sergeant Alfred Howard Weatherall
8359 Lance-Corporal H Weaver
8491 Private H G Weaving
7966 Private F Webb
6888 Sergeant G P Webb
3/8824 Private S A Webb
6817 Private F Weeks
4257 Sergeant T Welsh
6799 Sergeant G Weston
3/9102 Private W B Weston
6133 Sergeant F Whalley
8477 Private R Whatley
8927 Private W Whatley
3/7016 Private W C Whatley
3/9293 Private Albert Wheeler
7770 Private C J Wheeler
7397 Private F Wheeler
7561 Private H Wheeler
5716 Company Quartermaster Sergeant John R Wheeler
5398 Lance-Corporal W Whitbread
8056 Private A White
8207 Corporal Alfred G White
8975 Private W H White
7984 Private T W Whitfield
9785 Private D J Whiting
8364 Private B Wilks
7782 Private C Williams
8511 Private F J Williams
6171 Lance-Corporal James Wilson
6285 Private T Wilson
5117 Private T Wiltshire
7038 Private W Wiltshire
8842 Private W G Wiltshire
8905 Lance-Corporal R F C Winslow
3/8690 Private T Wise
7547 Private James J Witherow
8299 Private E R Withers
7366 Sergeant F J Witt
8179 Corporal F Woodford
8893 Private Edward Woodley
8819 Private A E Woodward
7432 Lance-Corporal Frank Woof
7038 Private W T Woolford
7508 Private J Wootten
8968 Private C Wootton
6739 Private E T Wright
7712 Private W C Wright
8761 Private F C Yeo
8707 Private J T Young

5 August 2015

The Poachers poached - Lincolnshire Regiment PoWs 1914


Eagle-eyed readers will note duplicate names in the list of Lincolnshire Regiment other ranks, below.

The information regarding NCOs and men serving with the Lincolnshire Regiment who became prisoners of war before 25th December 1914 is taken from two Imperial War Museum sources:
  • B.O.2 1/233 which is a ten-page typed document sent by the Lincolnshire Regiment Prisoners of war Care Committee and dated 21st December 1918.
  • B.O.2 1/234 which is a six-page typed document date-stamped 17th January 1919
There are discrepancies in some forename initials (which could just as well be my typos as they could be errors made at the time) and in some ranks. A check of medal index cards would no doubt get to the truth quickly enough.

These original entries may also include other information which I have not included here such as battalion, home address, next of kin and next of kin address.

8292 Private J Ainger
6011 Sergeant C Atkinson
6011 Sergeant C Atkinson
7226 Private C H Bailey
7226 Private C Bailey
5476 Private J Baines
7610 Private J W Baker
7352 Private Arthur W Barber
7552 Private B Barefoot
7552 Corporal B Barefoot
9319 Lance-Corporal J Barlow
9319 Private J Barlow
6865 Corporal C Barnes
6865 Corporal C P Barnes
6888 Private W Barrell
6888 Private W A Barrell
6718 Private C G Barton
8145 Private C A Beare
7180 Private G Bell
7636 Private W H Beverley
7915 Private F Blackburn
7915 Private F P Blackburn
8835 Private J F Blagden
9242 Private J Boon
7102 Private E Boyall
7565 Private W Bradley
9478 Private J Brightman
9022 Private A Bristow
9022 Private A Bristowe
7550 Private Frederick William Brooks
6956 Private G Brown
7855 Private J Brown
7855 Lance-Corporal J W C Brown
7850 Private B Buzzard
7850 Private B Buzzard
6490 Private J Campbell
7389 Private W Cannon
7389 Private W Canon
8042 Private W Carden
8042 Private W R Carden
7331 Sergeant F Cargill
7331 Sergeant F Cargill
9579 Private S Challis
9579 Private S F Challis
7119 Private W Chatterton
9503 Private F Clare
7452 Private F W Clarke
7425 Private R Clarke
6337 Private R F Clarke
6337 Private Richard Clarke
6430 Private R Coldron
6430 Private R Coldron
7443 Drummer J Colebrook
9670 Private H Collins
9351 Private F Conner
8012 Private F Cooper
6512 Private G W Cooper
9467 Private T Crilley
8745 Private P Crimper
7193 Private F J Cuzner
9294 Private P Davidson
7040 Private M Dennison
7569 Private Albert William Didwell
7569 Drummer W Didwell
4986 Private W Dobbs
6986 Private William Dobbs
6933 Private J Downward
7945 Private W G Ducker
7495 Private William Ducker
7777 Sergeant W Duffey
9624 Private A Evans
8724 Private E Fawcett
8724 Private E W Fawcett
5962 Lance-Corporal R Ferguson
5962 Private R Ferguson
6392 Private J Foss
7571 Private J W Fowler
14054 Sergeant H Gent
9238 Lance-Corporal J W Gibbs
9238 Private J W Gibbs
7178 Private T Gresham
6161 Private A Grooby
6161 Private A Groony
6815 Private F C Hall
8748 Lance-Corporal H Hare
8748 Private H A W Hare
9610 Private C T Harris
6184 Private F C Harston
8027 Lance-Corporal A Harvey
8027 Private A Harvey
7887 Private A Henley
9486 Private T Herbert
8031 Private A Hill
7673 Drummer A Hobbs
7673 Private A Hobbs
5365 Private J N Hollingsworth
5365 Lance-Corporal Hollingworth
6866 Private E Hootch
6866 Lance-Corporal E Hooton
6444 Private H Horry
8545 Drummer A Hughes
8545 Private A W Hughes
6495 Private W Humphreys
6495 Lance-Corporal J Humphries
7005 Private H Hunt
7005 Private H Hunt
7163 Private W Idle
9119 Private B Jackson
5294 Sergeant C T Jackson
5294 Private C T Jackson
7190 Private J Jackson
7787 Private J Jackson
9119 Private J Jackson
3795 Private W Jeans
9645 Lance-Corporal F Jessop
9635 Lance-Corporal Frank Forman Jessop
9252 Private G W Johnson
9654 Private H Johnson
9654 Private H Johnson
4685 CSM A E Jones
7282 Private J Kendall
7270 Private J Key
7108 Sergeant H C Kingdom
7108 Sergeant H Kingdon
5421 Private L Kirby
7533 Private Carl Lenz
6999 Private J W Lewis
6300 Private W Lewis
9480 Private R Lindsay
9480 Private R R Lindsay
8671 Private S Lovelock
6186 Corporal G Lowe
6186 Private G Lowe
7535 Lance-Corporal F Lowery
7535 Private T W Lowery
9427 Private R Lynn
6925 Private John Maguire
7827 Private M Maltby
7827 Private M S Maltby
7822 Sergeant C Mann
7822 Corporal C D Mann
6860 Private P Marshall
7802 Private C Mawer
7802 Private G H Mawer
6925 Private J McGuire
8817 Corporal J Mealing
8817 Sergeant T Mealing
7599 Lance-Corporal J Merryweather
7599 Private J Merryweather
6400 Private F J Metcalf
6400 Private T Metcalfe
7612 Corporal F C Millington
7816 Private J Mitchell
7904 Private F C Monk
7137 Lance-Corporal H Morgan
7137 Private H Morgan
7223 Private J Morley
7223 Private J Morly
9465 Private H Morris
9465 Private Henry Pritchard Morris
7763 Private P Morris
7763 Private Percy John Morris
5287 Private W H Morris
5287 Private William Henry Morris
9159 Private D Morse
9159 Lance-Corporal D B Morse
5417 Private D Muir
5417 Private P Muir
6922 Private P Mulholland
9513 Private H Newell
9513 Private H L Newell
8188 Private J Newell
4991 Private G Osborne
7527 Private J Parkinson
6474 Drummer J Parsons
6474 Private J Parsons
7363 Lance-Corporal C L Peart
8019 Private B Pellett
9097 Private J W Perkins
8019 Lance-Corporal B Pettett
3947 CSM C F Phillips
7709 Private H G Phillips
6901 Private J Popple
7416 Private H Potter
8654 Private G Rampling
5479 Private H Raynor
6208 Private A Redford
6807 Private A Reed
6807 Private W Reed
6035 Lance-Corporal A Reid
6035 Private A Reid
7093 Private E Robinson
7069 Corporal J B Robinson
7093 Private L Robinson
9606 Private J R Rudkin
6941 Private J W Rusling
6941 Private W Rusling
6219 Private T Ryan
7704 Private T W Scott
7704 Private T W Scott
4291 Lance-Corporal W Seale
4291 Private W Seale
7907 Private F Shaw
9645 Private G Simmons
7231 Private H Simpson
7449 Private W Simpson
7875 Lance-Corporal W Simpson
7449 Private W J Simpson
7110 Private W Slater
7110 Private William Slater
8037 Bandsman H Smalley
8037 Private H Smalley
7466 Sergeant C Smith
7648 Bandsman F Smith
7466 Sergeant F Smith
7648 Private F Smith
8376 Private H Southwick
8593 Private J E Stephenson
8176 Private A J Stiff
5787 Private J W Stow
5041 Private Joseph Stringer
8962 Private C Stubbs
8962 Private C W Stubbs
6471 Private E Summersgill
6826 Private F Tacey
6367 Private H Thompson
7851 Private C T Tindall
5399 Lance-Corporal H Tomison
5399 Corporal H Tomison
8536 Private W H Tow
9470 Private E Towl
7280 Lance-Corporal E Townsend
4673 Private C Tuckwood
7111 Private H Uttley
8673 Private William Wallace
7540 Private W Waller
7540 Private William Waller
7293 Corporal G Waring
9457 Private W Watts
9457 Private William Watts
9468 Private W Westall
9468 Private William Westall
7397 Private H Wilkinson
7397 Private H J Wilkinson
6806 Private F Williams
6794 Private F Williams
6806 Private F T Williams
7436 Private W Woodhouse
7436 Private W C Woodhouse
4923 Private J Woolley
4923 CSM J Woolley
7578 Private C J Wormall
7578 Sergeant Charles James Wormall
5585 Private W Wormall
5585 Sergeant William M Wormall
7543 Private T Wright

20 July 2015

The worst possible year to join the British Army


I have a huge admiration for the British Army in general and for the late Victorian and early twentieth century British Army in particular. However, I wonder just how many men, when they were signing up as regulars in the 1890s and 1900s, bothered to read the small print of their attestation papers, and in particular, the following clause which could add an extra year to their terms of service and make it an unlucky thirteen:

 
Typical terms of enlistment were 12 years, served as a combination of colour service and reserve service. How much colour service and reserve service a man served was dependent on the corps with which he served and the year when he enlisted. Typical terms of service for the infantry from the mid 1900s was 7&5: seven years with the colours and five on the reserve. For most men, this actually meant eight years with the colours and four on the reserve because the period of colour service was extended by a year if the man happened to be serving overseas - and most regulars would have been serving overseas.
 
But to get to my point, I have often thought that of all the years that a man could have chosen to enlist, the year 1903 must have ranked among the worst. For a start, the terms of enlistment for the infantry had been reduced to 3&9: three years with the colours and nine years on the reserve. That would have meant that under normal, peacetime, circumstances, a man's obligation to the Crown would have ended in 1915.  However, Britain's declaration of war on Germany in 1914 changed all that.
 
Let's take a hypothetical example of a man enlisting in a county regiment in April 1903. He signs up for 3&9 and after 18 months training in the UK, is shipped out to India, returning to the UK in April 1907 prior to transfer to the Army Reserve. He obtains civil employment and, by August 1914, he's remembering his service in India seven years earlier and at the same time looking forward to the termination of his first period of engagement in April 1915 when 'the balloon goes up'. He is immediately recalled to the colours.
 
For a start, despite his annual training obligations, he's a little rusty in matters of the army. Furthermore, if he thought that his recall would only be until his 12-year commitment had been fulfilled, he'd forgotten (or maybe not been made fully aware of) the clause above which automatically extended his service for a further 12 months. This 'bounty year', which a number of veterans explained to me when I met them in the 1980s and 1990s, must have been a most unwelcome surprise for many.  Furthermore, by the time the bounty year had expired there would have been another surprise in store.
 
 
The Military Services Act had been introduced in January 1916 and conscription had been in force since 2nd March that year. Our April 1903 recruit, having completed his 12 + 1 years' service would now be liable for further service under the Military Services Act, and I have come across many records which show this unfortunate path. If he was lucky and managed to survive, our 1903 recruit may not have finally been discharged from the army until 1919 or 1920, some five or six years later than he may originally have computed. I wonder, having been along that path, how many men of those 1903 men chose to extend their service to complete 21 years and therefore obtain a pension for their efforts.
 
Captain Bruce Bairnsfather's Old Bill courtesy of The Old Bill Newsletter and Wikipedia.

11 July 2015

Unpicking the 1911 census


If there's one thing I've learned over the years of studying the British Army, and regimental numbers in particular, it's that there is usually method in the madness. It just requires de-coding.

The 1911 census is a wonderful resource for anyone with an interest in the British regular army which would, to a large degree, form part of the regular element of the BEF of 1914 and to a lesser degree, part of the regular element of the MEF of 1915. Here we have not only those units that happened to be in England and Wales when the census was taken on Sunday 2nd April, but also those that were stationed overseas as well. I personally find it easier to search these overseas' records on Findmypast, and here's how I do it.

1. Go to the A-Z search and type 1911 in the search box. The 1911 Census is the first result that appears:

 
2. Click on the 1911 Census and in the screen that follows, start typing Overseas Military in the County field. As you type, the words Overseas Military will appear.
 
 

3. Click on the blue Overseas Military text and see it transform into a lozenge beneath the county box. This means that you have now successfully selected this criterion:
 
 
4. Now click on the search button to reveal just how many British soldiers, serving overseas with the British Army, are at your fingertips:
 
So to recap, this figure is for men serving outside England, Wales, the Channel Islands, Scotland and Ireland. To find men stationed at garrisons in England, Wales and the Channel Islands you'll need to run separate searches on the England and Wales Census. To find men in Scotland and Ireland you'll need to search the census returns for those two countries.
 
In any event, enough of the preamble. There was no uniformity of form-filling when it came to enumerating the British Army overseas. Some returns were completed alphabetically by surname; others by longevity of service; others in company order. Officers may be enumerated with their companies or enumerated separately. Pre-war trades and professions are recorded, in error, against some names and many men may be recorded more than once: on their regimental return and also when they appear as part of a detachment on a training course in another of His Majesty's far-flung outposts.
 
Remember too, that on many of these returns there is useful information to be found on the address page that may not have been indexed.  Going back to our results' page of 135,853 results, I clicked on the second name that appeared: Andrews. In actual fact, "Andrews" has been indexed as the forename but as the image reveals, this is of course the man's last name.
 
We see that this is 7955 Rifleman Andrews and - unusually - that his regimental number and all the regimental numbers for men of the Royal Irish Rifles have also been recorded.  Now click on the "Related Images" option at the bottom of the screen and on the menu that appears, click on the Address option.
 
 
The resulting image gives us another piece of additional information: the company he was serving with:
 
Note that companies are not always recorded so clearly, and many companies are not actually identified at all, but it is worthwhile going over this address page with a fine toothcomb as there may be small pen or pencil annotations which can provide vital clues.
 
For this post though, I want to focus on the 2nd Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment which, at first sight, appears to have recorded its soldiers in a random fashion. That is, until you start to look a little more closely at the ages of the men and start cross referencing the names against other surviving military records. Again, I use Findmypast to check records in WO 363, WO 364 and the pre-war WO 97 series and also the medal index cards index on The National Archives' site. I could run the same search on Findmypast's version of the MICs but I just find it easier and quicker to use the National Archives' option.
 
 
Here we can see already that a pattern is emerging. The lowest regimental number that I found was 2308 for 40-year-old Frank Hebb who had joined the regiment in May 1888. Next on the list is 2703 Alfred Higgs who joined the regiment in November 1889, and so on. All these annotated men on the screenshot above have surviving service records in WO 97.
 
Moving further along through the returns, it becomes easier and easier to find men and start building a picture of how long they had been serving with the regiment. There are thirty lines per page and by the time I reached men who had enlisted in 1908 I was finding the majority of these men on medal index cards:
 
 
Furthermore, because the Leicestershire Regiment was so fastidious in recording men in order of seniority of service, it becomes possible to fill in regimental numbers for some men even if they have no surviving service record or MIC. In the example above, if William Derry was number 8322 and Albert Black was number 8324, the man in the middle - Frederick Thomas Wheeler - can only have been 8323. Using this logic, I have been able to fill in numbers for men who have no surviving paperwork at all.
 
As for ascertaining the year that these men joined, you have three options:
 
1. Use the resources on this blog to gauge an approximate year of enlistment
3. Do the donkey work yourself.
 
As far as the Leicesters are concerned, these men stationed at Fort St George, Madras had a huge range of experience - from the old hand like Frank Hebb with nearly 23 years of service under his belt, to 8965 Edwin Day who had only joined the regiment in 1910.
 
Following Edwin Day's entry comes a mixed bag of 15 men, who were possibly languishing in the infirmary, and then the schoolmaster and armourer sergeant. Last but not least come the 27 officers, beginning with 49-year-old Lt-Colonel Lionel Copley Shearer and ending up with a somewhat seasoned second lieutenant and widower, 46-year-old Walter Frederick Hammond. 
 
Screenshots on this page courtesy of Findmypast and The National Archives. The man at the top of this post is 9732 Stan Brown who was a youngster with the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment in Ireland when Britain went to war in August 1914. Had he joined a little earlier, and had Britain gone to war in 1915 rather than 1914, Stan would have joined these men of the 2nd Leicestershire Regiment in India. As it was he, along with other young and inexperienced troops, augmented by reservists, were first out to the continent in September 1914 whilst the 2nd Battalion did not arrive back from overseas (via Suez) until October 1914. Such was the scenario repeated throughout the British Army. You can read more about Stan's war on my WW1 Veterans Blog.
 
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28 June 2015

The Household Battalion


The Household Battalion was an infantry battalion formed from reserve units of the Household Cavalry: 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards. It was formed on 1st September 1916 and filled rapidly. Numbers 1 to 1234, for instance, all date to 1st September, and a reserve battalion was already recruiting by October 1916. I pick the story up below in October 1916, the small sample on this blog post running until September 1917:

1469 joined on 18th October 1916
1574 joined on 4th November 1916
1885 joined on 10th November 1916
2088 joined on 2nd December 1916
2484 joined on 4th January 1917
2671 joined on 17th February 1917
2689 joined on 28th March 1917
2704 joined on 5th April 1917
3163 joined on 20th May 1917
3285 joined on 12th July 1917
3485 joined on 6th August 1917
3604 joined on 3rd September 1917


The photos on this post show (top) men of the Household Battalion prior to departure for France in 1916 and (above) officers of the Household Battalion at Richmond Camp in 1916. Both photos were originally published by The Daily Mail.

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14 June 2015

Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment - PoW Other Ranks 1914


The roll-call below is of men who were serving with Royal West Kent Regiment when they became prisoners of war of the Germans on or before Christmas Day 1914. There are 158 names in this list; significantly fewer losses sustained by some other regiments but still representing a serious loss of trained soldiers. They were all men that that British Army could ill-afford to lose. You can read more about this Prisoner of War data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

This data has been transcribed from a single source held at the Imperial War Museum:

B.O.2 1/132 is 4-page, typed list sent by No 2 Infantry Record Office, Staines Road, Hounslow, dated 14th January 1919  


My full transcription of this Royal West Kent Regiment Prisoners of War roll call of other ranks (not reproduced here) also contains the men's home addresses.

I have transcribed the records as they were written at the time. Note that the majority of the numbers should correctly have been prefixed with the letter L/ indicating regular enlistment. The one obvious exception is John Bailey whose three-digit number, 522, stood out like a sore thumb. On checking, I realised that his correct number was S/522, indicating that he was a member of the Special Reserve.

As far as the other men are concerned, the longest serving man here is L/4493 William Cridland whose number dates to November 1895. The newest recruit is 10243 Private F C Thomas whose regimental number indicates that he joined eighteen years later than William Cridland, in November 1913. I shall be pleased to receive for publication on this post, any other additional information or photographs of any of these men.

7953 Private J Allen
10079 Private J Allen
9748 Private J T Arnold
10002 Private J Ashton
5819 Private A J Bailey
10031 Private E Baker
6132 Private H Baldwin
S/522 Private John Baldwin
7780 Private A R Bashford
8779 Lance-Corporal D Beeshahan
8064 Lance-Corporal H C Bellfield
7752 Private T Bishop
8050 Private P Bramble
10021 Private W Bridger
5733 Private G Bristow
9305 Private T Brockwell
10066 Lance-Corporal E W Brown
9654 Private F H Bull
5918 Private H Bullard
8030 Private W Carden
6098 Corporal H Chapman
9815 Private W Christie
8069 Private H Clark
9144 Private A P Clarke
8760 Bandsman H J Claxton
5540 Private W A Cole
10012 Private A A E Collins
6651 Private B Cook
9899 Private H Cooksay
8076 Private E Cousins
8282 Private H Coveney
6801 Private J Cox
6309 Private H Coxhead
4493 Private W Cridland
10056 Private J J Curtis
6571 Private J H Dinsdale
7350 Private J W Dodd
9770 Private C Donald
7661 Corporal H Donaldson
6806 Private J Donovan
7688 Private T L Dow
9752 Private W C Dyke
7855 Private G J Ely
7287 Private A Etherington
7712 Lance-Corporal H Farbridge
6724 Sergeant W T Fermer
10090 Lance-Corporal A E Field
9379 Private H Fife
10150 Private R Fitzgerald
8006 Private H Fletcher
5879 Private J T Foster
8254 Private A Friend
8173 Private J Goldsmith
6729 Private J Grady
7873 Private A W Graham
6799 Private F Haigh
8371 Private W H Hall
8986 Private J Handyside
5824 Private C Harden
7945 Private W Harris
8116 Private J W Harrison
9811 Lance-Corporal W F C Harrison
7639 Private J Hart
7899 Private W G Hay
9888 Private J F Hemmings
7962 Private A Higgins
9546 Private H Hilton
7353 Private G Homewood
7275 Private M Hopkins
7383 Private T E Hunt
8024 Colour-Sergeant A H Hutchings
10017 Private T Jackson
10016 Private J Jobson
6686 Private G Johnson
9859 Private G Johnson
9723 Private J Jupp
9674 Private T Kensett
8931 Private H Kent
8965 Private H Woods
9755 Private F A King
8742 Lance-Corporal W Kitchen
7542 Private W Langridge
6499 Private W Little
9956 Private W G Long
9065 Private W Longhurst
7139 Private C G Lovell
8150 Private W Ludlow
7784 Private R D Mantell
10019 Private W Marchant
7272 Private F J Marshal
9122 Private J McCarthy
9483 Private F W Mercer
6684 Private W J Miles
8367 Private A F Moody
4690 Private F Morris
6757 Private T Murphy
8434 Private W Needham
9563 Private J W Newland
5548 Private J W Organ
7285 Private J Packham
7136 Private H Pass
6186 Private P E Pay
8003 Private J T Pearson
10054 Corporal E J Peill
5562 Private A Perkins
7268 Private F Pike
5698 Private H F Pope
6074 Lance-Corporal A J Price
7490 Private A R Price
7189 Private F Pryer
10059 Private J V Pryer
7964 Private T Pryer
8730 Private H F Quinn
8468 Private W H Rigby
6658 Private W Riley
7486 Private T Ritfield
7697 Private J V Rowe
9932 Private E Russell
6388 Private G T Samuels
7887 Private A Savage
9767 Private E G Scott
9724 Driver R W Seager
8312 Sergeant R Sewell
8107 Lance-Corporal A Sheppard
6688 Private W Sipthorpe
5397 Private A Smith
10205 Private E Smith
9695 Lance-Corporal H G Smith
7384 Private J J Spicer
9920 Private C Spreadborough
10215 Private T E Standen
8638 Private W Standen
8848 Sergeant J H Sterry
7907 Private G W Stewart
8664 Corporal F J Strong
7295 Private J Sullivan
9649 Private R Sweet
10243 Private F C Thomas
9734 Private G T Thomas
10046 Private A Thompson
10224 Private C A Tong
10055 Private A W Towns
10013 Private W Trice
7460 Private A Tucker
6489 Sergeant E W Turmer
7481 Private J Tyler
7352 Private A Waghorne
7795 Private H Wallace
9999 Private F J Wallis
5680 Private C Warner
10113 Private G J Webb
9463 Private H Wells
5830 Private J Westlake
8238 Private J S Whitehead
8773 Private J T Wilkins
5092 Private H G Williams
9739 Private J Woolhead
8160 Private J J Worsell

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6 June 2015

Middlesex Regiment - PoW Other Ranks 1914


The men listed below were all serving with The Middlesex Regiment, when they became prisoners of war of the Germans on or before Christmas Day 1914. There are 397 names in this list - the equivalent of nearly four companies, or half a battalion under the old eight-company system. Remember that these were trained men, regular soldiers who the British Army could ill-afford to lose. You can read more about this Prisoner of War data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

This data has been transcribed from the following sources held at the Imperial War Museum:

B.O.2 1/224: a 12-page typed and undated document. No clues as to sender or recipient.
B.O.2 1/226: a 6-page hand-written document on official Army Form B.104-115, used to report PoWs.  This form introduced as a result of Army Council Instruction 277 of February 1916.

Some of the men appear on both of these lists and those that do usually have slight variations in their regimental numbers (224 tends to omit the L/ prefix whilst 226 is more fastidious). Most of the men here would have been regular soldiers rather than special reserve but I have not attempted to correct these hundred-year old lists.

My full transcription of this Middlesex Regiment Prisoners of War roll call of other ranks (not reproduced here) also contains some or all of the following: battalion, home address, next of kin address, date of capture, additional notes and remarks. 

Any errors in transcription are my own.

14604 Private H Abbott
8135 Private J Adcock
6616 Private O R Addison
L/9064 Private Alfred Aglington
10811 Private P W Ainsworth
14479 Private R Aldridge
14182 Private J W Alexander
14184 Private H Allgrove
4640 Private A Alvin
9351 Private A C Amis
13801 Lance-Corporal W Amor
L/8473 Private Walter R Amor
L/11930 Private Archibald Annison
9674 Private A Argent
12654 Private E A Arnold
L/10325 Private William Arthurs
10788 Private A Ashley
10136 Lance-Corporal W F Austin
11492 Corporal A Baker
14534 Private A J Baker
14614 Bandsman J H Barnes
11454 Private A Bateman
6676 Private A Baxley
7549 Sergeant Robert J Bayley
10587 Private C Beal
6571 Private A Bennett
10946 Lance-Corporal A S Bennett
L/9248 Private Edward Bennett
9666 Private T H Bennett
9889 Private G Benton
14201 Private J H Berning
L/10539 Lance-Corporal T W Berry
12462 Private J H Bevan
10502 Lance-Corporal C H Bish
10470 Private H Bloomberg
9216 Private John T Bond
9256 Private Thomas H Bond
6495 Private H Boorer
13996 Private W J Bosworth
9840 Private R Bourlett
11717 Lance-Corporal H C Bourne
L/9829 Private G Boyce
9939 Lance-Corporal W A Braine
9789 Private W Braxear
L/8843 Private George L Brazier
14518 Private T H Breach
14574 Private H L Brine
9778 Private J Britton
14419 Private H Broadbridge
12666 Private C Brockington
6208 Private F A Brooker
10063 Private F Broom
8108 Private A Brown
9334 Private A E Brown
L/11059 Bandsman Herbert Bryant
8170 Private W R Bryant
9210 Private H Buckles
12703 Corporal S D Bullen
14397 Private W T Burgin
L/11707 Private Stephen J Burkinshaw
L/8315 Private W Byers
9175 Bandsman F Byford
14097 Lance-Corporal C S Carey
13201 Corporal J Carter
10418 Corporal W N Carter
13125 Corporal S C Carvell
9743 Private J Cassie
13113 Corporal J B Caughlin
13406 Private J Challis
13427 Private W Champ
10221 Lance-Corporal A G Chapman
14692 Private J A Checkley
11621 Private E A Chenery
14340 Private F A Clark
7746 Private G Clark
14165 Private H G Clark
14601 Private E P Clinton
6914 Private T S Colisson
L/9416 Private G F Collett
L/8601 Private W Collins
9344 Private H Collyer
11920 Private C Connelly
L/7366 Private W Connor
11280 Private H Constable
8474 Private A Cook
L/10637 Private R Corker
14554 Private J Cornwall
13039 Corporal W Couper
9835 Private W Coussins
9922 Private C R Cox
14504 Private J Craven
8663 Private A Crawdy
10340 Private R C Creedon
9696 Private E J Crowe
L/6793 Private G H Crown
10698 Private C W Curling
7748 Private H R Curling
L/11319 Private G Daley
10445 Private H W Dande
9569 Private E H Daniels
11422 Private W A Darling
13753 Private P Darville
6910 Private A E Davis
14593 Lance-Corporal H H Dawson
9138 Corporal L L Day
13324 Private J E Daynes
14629 Private W E Deal
10586 Private G Dean
10318 Private J A Dean
14352 Private E Denmark
13537 Private F W Denty
13275 Lance-Corporal J F Dicks
L/9761 Private Albert E Dickson
11199 Private F Diver
8990 Private H E Dixon
8144 Private E Dodd
11142 Private J P Dorgan
L/11142 Private James P Dorgan
6002 CSM G Downes
10157 Private A E Eade
8896 Private N Eckstein
13825 Lance-Corporal J Eldrett
7415 Private J Eley
7483 Private W Ellis
7351 Private J Emery
8714 Private J M Exley
14345 Private W A Fairhurst
11572 Private H T Field
L/11572 Private H T Field
14499 Private E M Fleming
8862 Private W J Fleming
8535 Private H Floyd
10834 Private W A Ford
L/10834 Private W G Ford
13434 Private E Foster
8494 Private E Fowler
14750 Private G Fowler
9016 Private H Francis
13959 Private J Frew
14611 Private W Frost
13013 Private B J Furman
12816 Private E Gante
L/12129 Private John T Garland
13766 Private F C Garrett
9904 Corporal G Garrett
L/9999 Private William Geyer
L/10431 Private H J Gibbs
9771 Private H Gilbert
14524 Private V Gilbert
L/5989 Private T Girdlestone
7994 Private A Glinwood
8266 Private H Gold
14625 Private S P Golding
11184 Private A Gookey
L/8296 Private H Gould
L/11287 Private H Gould
14234 Private H A Grace
9650 Private G W Graham
9094 Private S Grant
14130 CSM H J Gray
14357 Private C Green
14065 Private E L Green
9135 Corporal F E Green
8944 Private W Green
9788 Private W Green
L/10732 Private William Grimmer
L/7433 Private Walter Groening
14056 Private W S Gurney
9533 Private A Gurr
8233 Private J Hammerton
L/12500 Private A Harding
L/9995 Private J Hardwick
10259 Private A A Harlow
9845 Private B N Harris
9450 Private C W Head
11451 Private H Hepworth
L/11451 Private H Hepworth
12500 Private A Herring
14034 Private W H Herzog
9038 Private W C Hewlett
10713 Private A Hill
14535 Private W H Hillier
14450 Private F C Hills
9613 Private A H Hinton
14181 Private W J Holland
10939 Sergeant J Horner
14760 Private A H Hort
9824 Private G E Howe
8270 Private A Hudson
6868 Private W T Hunter
6086 Private W Huntingford
9735 Private A Impey
11227 Private A Jackson
9255 Private W Jarvis
14078 Private A Jenn
14686 Private W I Johnson
12322 Private G T Jolly
14623 Private E Jones
L/14721 Private W A D Jones
14721 Private W R Jones
11172 Sergeant G H Kelly
10503 Lance-Corporal E G Kemp
14723 Private F Kemp
13397 Private T J Kemp
L/10549 Private C W Ketley
8760 Private A King
L/6285 Private F King
6385 Private J King
11256 Private C Kirby
5949 Private C Kirby
6913 Private J H Kitchen
L/6913 Private J H Kitchen
13422 Private S J Knight
11000 Private A Latham
L/11333 Private Henry J Lattimore
6318 Private E G Lawrence
6635 Lance-Sergeant P Lawson
10030 Private T Laxton
L/13682 Private W H Layton
14447 Private E J Lentz
6694 Private J H Leslie
L/11057 Private H Lodgman
L/14711 Private A J Ludlow
6493 Private F Maddocks
10158 Private M Malone
8257 Private H F Manning
8488 Private F E Mardling
11375 Private C Marley
5631 Private A Marshall
14557 Private A J Matthews
8650 Private F G Maxted
10929 Lance-Corporal E May
14446 Private F C May
10742 Private W McNeff
11498 Private A P B Meakin
9129 Private J G H Meredew
9396 Private G W Merriott
10878 Corporal H Miller
7599 Private J J Miller
8546 Private W L Moffat
10940 Private A W Money
6862 Private C Moore
L/10845 Private F Moore
L/11890 Private R B Moore
14477 Private W Moore
14087 Bandsman J Morgan
12793 Lance-Corporal T J Morgan
14714 Private W Morgan
L/14714 Private W Morgan
8553 Private H Mott
13718 Private W Mulroy
L/13718 Private W Mulroy
8057 Private W F Mulvihill
L/11687 Bandsman J Murphy
12310 Private T J Naylor
11757 Private E J Norman
13675 Private G North
8523 Private J Oakley
10246 Private T E Oakley
L/12858 Drummer J O'Neill
14571 Private S C Otley
8044 Private A Page
L/14409 Private A C Palmer
14409 Private A E Palmer
12553 Private E C Palmer
13970 Private F H Palmer
10316 Acting Corporal W Panton
L/10316 Lance-Corporal W Parton
9319 Private A Payne
10723 Private J H S Payne
L/9940 Private William H Payton
14144 Private J Pelley
5777 Lance-Corporal E C Pember
11833 Lance-Corporal E C Penney
L/14381 Private John J Percival
7845 Private J Perry
13660 Private J O Pettitt
8999 Lance-Corporal C A Pierce
10128 Private J Pimm
10287 Private T Piper
10798 Corporal A Playford
14343 Private G Poulter
10512 Private F Powell
13797 Lance-Corporal J H Pradby
12823 Corporal W H Pratt
14724 Private W H Prestridge
8676 Private J Ramsey
13798 Private A W G Ratty
14292 Private W G Rawlings
L/11570 Private W Ray
7456 Private H J Raybold
9539 Private L Razzell
L/14765 Private T R Reader
8855 Private W Redburn
14312 Private D G Regan
L/14312 Private Dennis G Regan
13184 Private F Remnant
9813 Private E A Rogers
12630 Private V F Rogers
L/11013 Private A J Rooney
11485 Private E Rudd
9486 Private T H Rudd
7970 Private R Rumbelow
L/1970 Private R Rumbelow
9675 Private J E Rumble
9382 Sergeant A H Russell
10109 Private H G Russell
12332 Private D G Ryan
11679 Private J P Ryan
14178 Private G B Ryder
13034 Lance-Corporal J L Sabbage
L/8322 Private E F Saunders
13759 Private H J Scholes
L/6224 Private H Schroder
14029 Lance-Corporal A G Scoppie
L/17742 Private P F Sculley
L/10049 Private George Sculpher
9912 Private W G Self
9080 Corporal H Sheridan
14553 Private C A Shipp
L/11433 Private W H Shropshire
13757 Private F E Sidwell
12708 Corporal T C Silverthorne
12581 Private F Simmonds
12807 Corporal J F Simmonds
L/10622 Private Ernest F Smith
11067 Private G H Smith
L/11927 Lance-Corporal George Henry Smith
L/13070 Lance-Corporal H H Smith
8095 Private R Smith
L/9680 Private S F Smith
10082 Private E Speller
6551 Private J A Spencer
L/8948 Private S Spink
14058 Lance-Corporal W Stagg
11176 Private T N Stammers
14549 Private J T Stanford
10989 Corporal J S Stanger
7673 Corporal A E Steer
10408 Private H Stevens
 Private E W Stevenson
8124 Private J Steward
6583 Private C W Stocker
14584 Private H G Strange
11155 Lance-Corporal A E Strapley
9119 Private J Sykes
9753 Private W J Tavener
8246 Private C Taylor
8558 Private F Taylor
10817 Corporal G Taylor
14177 Private G H Taylor
13978 Private J Thomas
Private T W Thomas
9935 Sergeant W C Thompson
11036 Private W Towler
8032 Private D Trail
9704 Private S Treverton
10155 Private D Tyler
14076 Private W J H Tyler
9864 Drummer H Underhill
8211 Private A Underwood
10495 Private R Vaughan
11238 Private J Veal
10602 Private E Wakeford
8720 Private A Wakeling
13061 Lance-Corporal F Wakeling
11694 Private A Wallace
10721 Lance-Corporal B O Wallace
9045 Private F J Wallace
L/8306 Private H Wallace
L/14344 Private A J Warner
6010 Private W Warr
8983 Private J H Warwick
9401 Private A E Webber
11991 Lance-Corporal S W Weight
10715 Lance-Corporal E A Welch
L/8851 Private C E Welsh
9561 Private F G West
14484 Private J West
13906 Private S A Westall
8593 Private W R Westlake
8822 Private C A Wheatley
8156 Private H E Wheatley
14655 Private C Wheeler
10822 Private F W Whiffen
10419 Private C H Whitbread
8562 Private A White
L/9934 Private Harry White
7649 Sergeant R C Whiting
L/14233 Private Frederick W W Whittington
6056 Sergeant H Wilmer
8895 Lance-Corporal F Wilson
12873 Lance-Sergeant J Wilson
11014 Private W Winn
7391 Private W Winterbourne
11509 Lance-Corporal F S Wise
10667 Private E C Wood
14687 Private A E Woods
L/9592 Private A Yardley
L/6908 Private W Young

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