20 October 2014

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1881-1914 - 1st and 2nd Battalions



The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) were formed on 1st July 1881; the 1st Battalion from the 26th (The Cameronian) Regiment of Foot, and the 2nd Battalion from the 90th Regiment of Foot (Perthshire Volunteers) (Light Infantry).  

Along with The Highland Light Infantry, the Scottish Rifles was established as the county regiment for Lanarkshire and started numbering from 1 in 1881.
195 joined on 13th December 1881
363 joined on 8th June 1882
494 joined on 18th April 1883
1121 joined on 29th July 1884
1481 joined on 9th April 1885
1957 joined on 19th April 1886
2498 joined on 18th April 1887
2753 joined on 2nd June 1888
2921 joined on 11th January 1889
3179 joined on 25th March 1890
3819 joined on 4th February 1891
4307 joined on 1st January 1892
4777 joined on 15th September 1893
4942 joined on 3rd February 1894
5262 joined on 7th May 1895
5546 joined on 4th August 1896

5890 joined on 18th June 1897
6062 joined on 21st January 1898
6369 joined on 9th January 1899
6804 joined on 20th February 1900
 

The Scottish Rifles fielded two volunteer service companies during the South African War and also sent a further draft of 38 men to join the 2nd VSC.
Men joining the 1st VSC were issued numbers within the range 7820 to 7981.  Some 2nd VSC men were also issued with numbers in this range, from 7939 onwards.  The bulk of the 2nd VSC men were issued numbers within the range 7984 to 8082. The thirty-eight men who joined the 3rd VSC were given numbers 8093 to 8131.  All Scottish Rifles VSC numbers were issued in early 1900.
On 17th February 1900, the 1st VSC comprising three officers – Captain J W Young, Lieutenant A A Kennedy and Lieutenant Clarke - and 113 men, embarked aboard SS Gascon for South Africa.
7294 joined on 8th May 1901
7435 joined on 2nd January 1902

7780 joined on 11th February 1903
8511 joined on 19th July 1904
9102 joined on 14th December 1905
9188 joined on 28th March 1906
9551 joined on 7th May 1907
10113 joined on 21st September 1908
10312 joined on 26th January 1909
10444 joined on 12th March 1910
10520 joined on 3rd February 1911
10783 joined on 6th July 1912
10941 joined on 11th January 1913
11150 joined on 2nd March 1914
 

The First World War
When Britain went to war in August 1914, men joining the new service battalions were issued with numbers from the same series in use by the two regular battalions.
Recruitment rates 1881-1911
Between 1st July 1881 and 10th January 1891, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) recruited 3,753 men, an average of 392 soldiers a year and the eleventh best recruitment rate of all the British infantry regiments that decade.  This however, was to be the regiment’s best showing and recruitment into the regiment would show marked dips over the next two decades.
Between the 10th January 1891 and the 8th May 1901, The Scottish Rifles recruited 3,541 men, an average of 343 men per annum, and in the period 8th May 1901 to the 3rd February 1911, recruitment dropped again to an average of 331 men per year. From having been the 11th most successful recruiting regiment by January 1891, twenty years later the regiment had fallen to 37th position.
Overall, between 1st July 1881 and 3rd February 1911, The Scottish Rifles recruited 10,520 men, bang on the national average of 355 men a year.
1st Battalion stations 1881-1914

1881     Shornecliffe
1884     Glasgow
1886     Cork
1892     Aldershot
1894     Plymouth
1894     India
1897     Rhaniket
1899     Lucknow
1904     Nowshera
1909     Cawnpore
1909     South Africa
1912     Glasgow
1914     France & Flanders (from August)

2nd Battalion stations 1881-1914

1881     Bengal
1885     Cawnpore
1889     Ranikhet
1892     Jubbulpore
1895     England
1897     Parkhurst
1899     Gibraltar
1899     South Africa
1907     Aldershot
1910     Malta
1914     France & Flanders (from November)

14 October 2014

Highland Light Infantry 1881-1914 - 1st & 2nd Battalions


 
The Highland Light Infantry was formed on the 1st July 1881; the 1st Battalion from the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry), and the 2nd Battalion from the 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot.  
Along with The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) the newly formed Highland Light Infantry was established as the county regiment for Lanarkshire and started numbering from 1 in 1881.
370 joined on 7th October 1881
673 joined on 6th April 1882
1032 joined on 8th February 1883
1701 joined on 12th January 1884
2127 joined on 8th October 1885
2235 joined on 17th February 1886
2652 joined on 27th January 1887
2920 joined on 29th February 1888
3225 joined on 25th February 1889
3506 joined on 24th February1890
4023 joined on 15th April 1891
4698 joined on 11th October 1892
4790 joined on 31st January 1893
5170 joined on 17th January 1894
5867 joined on 17th August 1895
6157 joined on 18th November 1896
6447 joined on 17th April 1897
6629 joined on 28th April 1898
6823 joined on 23rd February 1899
7254 joined on 20th June 1900
The Highland Light Infantry raised three volunteer service companies during the South African War.  The Queen’s South Africa Medal roll at the National Archives lists 1st VSC men separately and also notes all officers and the VSCs to which each was attached.  Further pages then list all volunteers (including the 1st VSC men again), who joined the three HLI VSCs during the South African War.  What follows, is my best estimate of who belonged where.
Numbers 8150 through to 8279 are all 1st VSC men. There is then a gap in VSC numbering until 8292. Some numbers within the range 8292 to 8361 were issued to 1st VSC men, the remainder to 2nd VSC men. Numbers within the range 8362 to 8424 all appear to be 2nd VSC men.  All 1st VSC numbers, and probably the 2nd VSC numbers as well, date to early 1900.
After 8424 there is a break until 8800.  Consecutive numbers 8800 to 8860 were all 3rd VSC men and would appear to date to January 1902.
On 17th February 1900, the 1st VSC set sail for South Africa aboard SS Gascon.  It comprised Captain D S Morton, Lieutenant J R Leisk, Lieutenant J Shearer and 113 men.
7562 joined on 3rd April 1901
7811 joined on 24th January 1902
8480 joined on 6th February 1903
9203 joined on 9th February 1904
10027 joined on 27th December 1905
10167 joined on 22nd May 1906
10357 joined on 12th January 1907
11115 joined on 10th November 1908
11390 joined on 19th August 1909
11527 joined on 13th April 1910
11695 joined on 9th May 1911
11900 joined on 27th February 1912
12057 joined on 13th January 1913
12369 joined on 10th August 1914
The First World War

When Britain went to war in August 1914, men joining the new service battalions were issued with numbers from the same series that been used by the regiment’s two regular battalions. The majority of men joining the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th Battalions however, were issued with numbers from separate number series which had begun at 1 in October 1914.  Those men though, who had joined these battalions prior to October 1914 had been issued with numbers from the regular series.

30 September 2014

3rd (MIlitia Battalion) Devonshire Regiment

It's been a little while since I posted regimental numbers here - too many 1914 Prisoners of War to be looking at - but as I'm giving a talk on regimental numbers in Devon this weekend, it's perhaps apt that this post should look at numbering in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment.

What follows is a snapshot of enlistments between 1892 and 1900.  I will follow this with a separate post on the 4th (Militia) Battalion and in due course, as time permits, I will expand the series to take in other years. Both the 3rd and 4th Battalions maintained separate number series although as we shall see, looking at the series side by side, it is virtually impossible for some years, to tell one battalion apart from the other.

2480 joined on 10th February 1892
2657 joined on 13th February 1893
2888 joined on 26th November 1896
3030 joined on 16th March 1897
3250 joined on 12th March 1898
3546 joined on 5th June 1899
3640 joined on 25th April 1900

My source for this information was mostly surviving papers in WO 96, now easily available online through Findmypast. Whilst quite a few Devonshire militia records survive, frustratingly many do not distinguish between the 3rd and 4th Battalion (and the fact that in many cases, the recruiting sergeant was a sergeant belonging to the 4th Battalion is no guarantee that the man went into the 4th Battalion).



20 September 2014

Royal Munster Fusiliers - PoW Other Ranks 1914


Here's an edited list of 670 Royal Munster Fusiliers whose names were included on lists of men who became prisoners of war on or before 25th December 1914. In fact whilst the vast majority of these men would have been 2nd Battalion men captured on 27th August 1914, there are also men included here who must have been captured in 1915 or later (see B.O.2 1/28 below). Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

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

1. B.O.2 1/22 is 13-page handwritten (and badly faded) list of Royal Munster Fusiliers men who were PoWs on or before 25th December 1914.  Sent by Infantry Record Office Cork, date stamped 1919.
2. B.O.2 1/25 is 5-page typed list of Royal Munster Fusiliers men who were PoWs on or before 25th December 1914.  Sent by Royal Munster Fusiliers Old Comrades Association in 1919
3. B.O.2 1/27 is a 3-page typed continuation of B.O.2 1/25
4. B.O.2 1/28 is a single page typed document  giving names of Royal Munsters Men, many of whom did not arrive overseas until 1915.  No clue as to document source or date.
5. B.O.2 1/29 is a six-page typed document  giving names of Royal Munster Fusiliers and their locations / PoW camps.  Addresses also written by hand but too faint to read and not transcribed unless over-written. No document source or date.

My full transcription of this Royal Munster Fusiliers PoW collection (not reproduced here) also contains the following information against some or all of the names:

Battalion
Home address
Next of kin
Next of kin's address
Prison camp
Notes

Tom Burnell's new book, Irishmen in the Great War, contains some interesting reports which are relevant to this list; in particular the Cork Examiner's article of October 1914 which reports what "we believe to be the first communication received from British soldiers who are prisoners of war in Germany. It is dated 14th inst and comes from Sergeant Murphy, Royal Munster Fusiliers..."

There are three Sergeant Murphys in the list below, but aside from reporting on the action of 27th August and noting where he is now being held prisoner, Sergeant Murphy also lists the regimental numbers of 87 C Company men, 2nd Battalion RMF who were also captured with him on the 27th. I've checked the numbers against the list below and they tally. I'm not reproducing that information here - go and buy Tom's book.

9867 Private D Ahern 7756 Private Walter Alcock 8085 Private John Allen 7534 Private John Anderson 8134 Private Patrick Anderson 10093 Private Richard Anglin 9775 Bandsman Albert E Arnold 7992 Private Albert H Atkins Private J Bailey Lance-Corporal E Barker 8011 Private R Barlow 8523 Private Cornelius Barrett 6740 Private Francis Barrett 10235 Private Michael Barry 9506 Private T Behan 7275 Private Humphrey Benson Corporal G Bevan 2061 Private Bevan 8781 Corporal M Birmingham 8140 Private E Bolsta 7454 Private F Bolton 6360 Private F L Bourke 10094 Private Patrick Bourke 9613 Corporal John Bowen 6365 Private Maurice Bowen 9246 Lance-Corporal Frederick Boyce 7882 Private J Boyle 7882 Private M Boyle 8002 Private Michael Braddish 6848 Private William Braddish 7799 Private J Bradley 8097 Private William E Bradley 4621 Sergeant James Bradshaw 9752 Private J Breen 10096 Private T Brennan 7201 Private John Bresnan 9960 Private David Bridgeman 8443 Private D Broderick 9766 Private J Broderick 9138 Private R S Brooker 5736 Sergeant John Browne 8773 Private Humphrey Buckley 8492 Bandsman Maurice Joseph Bunce 4341 Private Patrick Burke 6360 Private S Burke 7712 Private F Burnes 8183 Private J Butler 7977 Private James W Butler 7142 Private Richard Butler 8545 Private G Byrne 9989 Lance-Corporal P Byrne 8543 Private T Byrne 5381 Private John Cahill 7790 Private H Campbell 6287 Private Henry Carty 6333 Private D Casey 6684 Private E Casey 7234 Private J Cashman 7118 Private J Cavanagh 7013 Private J Cherry 9834 Lance-Corporal J Cleary 9824 Private M Coates 9259 Private C Coffey 7390 Private M Coffey 5853 Private W Coffey 9998 Private J Cogan 7468 Private P Colchan 9769 Private G Collins 10039 Private John Collins 5863 Private Joseph Collins 5024 Private P Collins 10028 Private P Collins 5024 Private Patrick Collins 7989 Private W Collson 5639 Sergeant D Commane 9925 Private W Condon 7525 Private D Connolly 7034 Corporal J Connolly 7501 Private P Connolly 7422 Private R Connolly 6412 Private J D Considine 8328 Private James Considine 9363 Private W Considine 6342 Private J Conway 9719 Private T Conway 10122 Private M Cooke 10231 Private W Cooper 9805 Private Matthew Corcoran 7539 Sergeant S Cosgrove 5968 Private Thomas Costelloe 6525 Private L Cotter 8099 Private F Couldry 8460 Private J Cowan 8178 Private E Crawley 6560 Private J Creamer 9958 Lance-Corporal M Creamer 6405 Private J Creed 8992 Private M Cremins 7855 Lance-Corporal R Creswell 10085 Private J Cronin 9929 Private Patrick Cronin 10044 Private T Cronin 3699 Private Thomas Cronin 7202 Private P Crowe 6479 Private P Cullen 7817 Private P Cullen 4366 Sgt-Major P Cullinan 4366 Sgt-Major P Cullinan 10042 Private P Cullinane 9250 Lance-Corporal C Culverwell 6510 Private M Cummins 7283 Private T Curtin 9940 Private T Cushen 9763 Private C Daly 7414 Private J Daly 7771 Private M Daly 10073 Private P Daly 20308 Private Thomas Dandy 6990 Private F C Danigher 8542 Private W Davidson 2260 Private J Davies 6897 Lance-Corporal L C P Davis 20237 Private J Dean 7267 Private M Deasey 7423 Private P Desmond 8088 Private P Devereaux 9860 Private J Dineen 7950 Private W Dobson 5304 Private H Doherty 6465 Private J Donnelly 7205 Private P Donnelly 7883 Private B Donoghue 7141 Private D Donoghue 8929 Private J Donoghue 9994 Private D Donovan 6778 Private J Donovan 9937 Private J Donovan 10064 Private J Donovan 8578 Private John Donovan 9448 Private John Donovan 8764 Private P Dorgan 9221 Lance-Corporal Dorrell 6270 Private Cornelius Downey 7088 Private J Downey 4328 Private R Downey 6127 Private A Doyle 7779 Private J Draddy 7066 Private J Driscoll 8064 Private T Driscoll 6053 Private J Drury 8654 Lance-Corporal Edward Duffield 6889 Private J Duffy 9329 Private J Duffy 5434 Private D Duggan 7224 Private John Duggan 8428 Lance-Corporal M Duggan 9400 Private R Duggan 10050 Private Martin Duhig 9614 Private R Duncliffe 6314 Private M Dundon 9345 Private H Dunne 8309 Sergeant W Dwyer 9219 Private F C Dyke 7456 Private M Dynan 7665 Private J Earley 10574 Private J Earley 5488 Private J Earls 9946 Sergeant F Eccles 7532 Sergeant E Egan 20477 Private R A Ellis 8970 Private Walter S Emmette 8296 Private J Enright 6309 Private W Enright 7509 Private P Ensko 10126 Private T Evans 8186 Private Evans 7296 Private J Falshee 828 Lance-Corporal J Farrar 760 Private T Farrell 4402 Private M Ferriter 6503 Private Field 5477 Private D Finn 7547 Private D Finn 6970 Private T Finn 9587 Private J Fitzgerald 10079 Private J Fitzgerald 4577 Private John Fitzgerald 2733 Private M Fitzgerald 9930 Private M Fitzgerald 7027 Lance-Corporal T Fitzgerald 7003 Private J Fitzgibbon 9784 Private P Fitzgibbon 7011 Sergeant J Fitzmaurice 7130 Private M Fitzpatrick 5305 Private E J Flanagan 9350 Private J Fleming 7933 Sergeant C W Flischer 8231 Private P Flynn 9783 Corporal W H Flynn 10090 Private C Foley 4503 Private J Foley 9349 Private J Foley 5911 Sergeant T Foley 6570 Sergeant W Foley 5859 Private Forde 9059 Lance-Corporal E Forward 9651 Sergeant D Fountaine 7905 Private W Foy 9289 Private D Fuller 8819 Private J Furey 5344 Private H Gallagher 9829 Private M Gallagher 9964 Private J Galvin 10052 Private J Galvin 4771 Private D W Garvey 9810 Private H Garvey 7195 Sergeant C S Gibbons 9155 Lance-Corporal L C Gibbons 9926 Private M Gleeson 7724 Private T Goadby 8535 Private Richard Goodchild 8418 Private P Goorey 9982 Private H Gorman 9615 Private Michael Gorman 7587 Private J Gould 6920 Private D Goulding 6303 Private R Goulding 7772 Private M Graham 7910 Private J Gratton 8262 Private M Griffin 8670 Private Thomas Grogan 5955 Private J Hackett 9240 Lance-Corporal F Hales 20347 Private P Hall 5421 Private P Halloran 6113 Private J Halvey 7416 Private J Hanley 8743 Corporal J Hanley 9811 Private Henry Harrington 7697 Private T Harris 7830 Private Christopher Hartnett 7527 Private W Hartnett 7706 Private J Harvey 1481 Private William Hawley 7961 Private Edward Hayes 9799 Lance-Corporal H Hayes 6151 Private M Hayes 6457 Private T Hayes 7666 Private J Haywood 8528 Private A Healey 6227 Private P Healey 10089 Private Healey 9751 Private T Healy 6511 Private J Hegarty 10201 Private W Hensey 7816 Private M Herrity 10104 Private F Hesketh 9323 Private D Hickey 9832 Private E Hickey 9655 Private M Hickey 7748 Private J Higgins 9957 Private W Higgins 9851 Private M Hinch 9422 Corporal C Hogan 8075 Private D Hogan 7167 Private J Hogan 6054 Private P Hogan 5813 Private T Hogan 7640 Private G Holmes 7791 Private J Holmes 7086 Private P Holohan 7392 Private D Horgan 7231 Private M Horgan 9903 Private Horgan 9871 Private J Horn 7446 Private J Hornibrooke 4426 Private J Horrigan 7647 Private E Horton 7384 Private A Hudson 9670 Private M Humphreys 10072 Private T Humphries 2593 Private R A Hunter 8301 Private J Hurley 8866 Lance-Corporal J Hurley 9643 Private P Hurley 8194 Private M Hyland 9831 Private J Hynes 9292 Private John Hynes 1727 Private J M Igne 7774 Private F Jackson 7644 Private J Jeavons 7934 Private T Jenkins 7986 Private A Johnstone 9118 Sergeant Johnstone 9426 Corporal Johnstone 9990 Private H Jordan 9794 Private H Keatin 7304 Private M Keatin 7528 Private D Kelleher 8181 Sergeant G Kelleher 6955 Private J Kelleher 9813 Private J Kelleher 6468 Private P Kelleher 7404 Private J Kelly 7632 Private J M Kelly 8411 Private M P Kelly 8669 Corporal T Kelly 4280 Private P Kelpie 10161 Private M Kenefick 9822 Private T Kennedy 10160 Private B Kenny 6567 Private M Kenny 10112 Private M Kenny 9006 Corporal C H Keyworth 7239 Private C Kiely 10063 Private D Kiely 9061 Corporal J Kilburn 7370 Sergeant A King 7766 Private P King 5647 Private M Lacey 9949 Private T Lane 4656 Sergeant J Leahy 9097 Private C Leary 8039 Private W Lemage 9830 Private J Leonard 7769 Private P Levins 8133 Sergeant J Lightfoot 7734 Sergeant C Lister 7374 Private J Lombard 8092 Private M Lonergan 9921 Private J Loughlin 7812 Private J Loughry 5921 Private J Lowe 2212 Corporal R A Lowe 5025 Private R Lube 8677 Private C Lufkin 7154 Drummer J Lyddy 7228 Private D Lynch 9607 Private D Lynch 7569 Private P Lynch 4519 Private T Lynch 6785 Private D Lyne 6816 Private A B Lyons 6870 Corporal J Lyons 8115 Private P Lyons 5220 Private S Lyttle 8048 Sergeant J Mahoney 4495 Private T Mahoney 6520 Private T Mahoney 5264 Private T Mallon 7801 Private P Malone 7288 Private W Malone 9698 Private E Maloney 8836 Private F Maloney 10000 Private M Maloney 7324 Private P Manifold 9839 Private W Manley 9978 Private J Manning 6819 Private M Manning 7877 Private W Marigold 8049 Private J Marley 7682 Private H T Marsden 7944 Private D Marshall 9109 Corporal J Mason 7789 Private A Mayhew 6014 Private A McAllister 6577 Private P McAteer 6947 Private J McAuliffe 7713 Private J McCann 6389 Private C McCarthy 6323 Private D McCarthy 7555 Lance-Corporal D McCarthy 7074 Private E McCarthy 6929 Private H T McCarthy 7215 Private J McCarthy 9133 Corporal J McCarthy 10006 Drummer J McCarthy 4432 Private M McCarthy 10015 Private M McCarthy 9979 Private W McCowan 5845 Private J McDonagh 7481 Private T McDonagh 6707 Lance-Corporal C McDonald 8451 Private T McElligott 6219 Private J McEnally 5829 CSM P McEvoy 7102 Lance-Sergeant T McEvoy 7116 Private J McFadgen 5815 Private M McGillicuddy 2197 Corporal J McGuire 6020 Private C McInerney 10128 Private M McInerney 6875 Lance-Corporal R F McKechnie 8165 Private P McKenna 7602 Private R McKenna 8017 Corporal G McKenzie 7829 Private J McMahon 7083 Private M McMahon 8143 Private P McMahon 3782 Private P J McMahon 10055 Private J McManus 9106 Corporal T McManus 7056 Private J McNamara 6872 Private B McSparron 6583 Private J McSweeney 10030 Private D Meaney 6305 Private M Meaney 6371 Sergeant F Meara 7006 Private J Meehan 5715 Private P Meehan 6445 Lance-Corporal E Mehigan 7761 Private A Metcalf 7588 Private J Milcoy 7956 Drummer A Miller 9263 Corporal J Milton 7917 Private W Moffatt 6374 Private T Molloy 7786 Private J Moloney 6000 Private P Moloney 6016 Private P Moloney 8728 Private C Monginie 7098 Private H Moore 8323 Lance-Corporal J Moore 5959 Lance-Corporal M Moore 8232 Private P Moore 6001 Private T Moore 7495 Private P Moran 7702 Private A Moreland 5765 Private A E Morgan 7424 Private B Moriarty 8874  Private M Moroney 10076 Private M Morrison 10026 Lance-Corporal P Morrison 4521 Private E Morrissey 8003 Private W Morrissey 7922 Private C Moynihan 7146 Private J Moynihan 8709 Private M Mulcahy 9794 Private W Mulcahy 8448 Private W Mullane 7843 Private E Mullen 7859 Private H Murfitt 9434 Private B Murphy 6888 Private C Murphy 9954 Private C Murphy 6304 Private J Murphy 7041 Private J Murphy 7173 Private J Murphy 6845 Sergeant M Murphy 7453 Sergeant M Murphy 7648 Private M Murphy 9595 Private P Murphy 10082 Private P Murphy 7171 Private S Murphy 6659 Private T Murphy 8254 Sergeant W Murphy 7716 Private J Murray 15147 Private N Murray 9971 Private P Murray 9835 Private T Nash 7289 Private T Naughton 5079 Lance-Corporal W Nayler 7443 Private J Nolan 7565 Private M Noonan 9002 Private D Norton 8131 Private J Nunan 7991 Private C O'Brien 5580 Private J O'Brien 6686 Private J O'Brien 8274 Private J O'Brien 8483 Private J O'Brien 8884 Sergeant J O'Brien 7489 Private M O'Brien 6679 Private M O'Brien 7542 Private P O'Brien 6190 Private P O'Brien 7294 Private R O'Brien 9739 Lance-Corporal T O'Brien 7193 Private D O'Callaghan 7392 Sergeant D O'Callaghan 10005 Private M O'Callaghan 7119 Private D O'Connell 8259 Private D O'Connell 9457 Private J O'Connell 9797 Private J O'Connell 7573 Private W O'Connell 7182 Private A O'Connor 7750 Private C O'Connor 7374 Private D O'Connor 7388 Private J O'Connor 9357 Private J O'Connor 9914 Private J O'Connor 6516 Private M O'Connor 7093 Private P O'Connor 6564 Private R O'Connor 9757 Lance-Corporal W O'Connor 9096 Private M O'Donnell 7651 Private F O'Donoghue 9972 Private M O'Donoghue 7652 Private S O'Donoghue 9963 Private T O'Donoghue 1398 Corporal D O'Donovan 10106 Private E O'Donovan 7585 Private A O'Driscoll 9656 Private D O'Driscoll 10011 Lance-Corporal J O'Driscoll 10049 Private W O'Driscoll 10101 Private J Ogden 4628 Lance-Corporal J O'Gorman 5504 Private T O'Halloran 8458 Private M O'Hara 7558 Private C O'Leary 7904 Private D O'Leary 7960 Private E O'Leary 7568 Private J O'Leary 7061 Private C O'Mahoney 9840 Private J O'Mahoney 7473 Private P O'Mahoney 7033 Private R O'Mahoney 5922 Private B O'Neill 7478 Private J O'Neill 6977 Private O'Reilly 6812 Private C O'Riordan 9281 Private J Oscard 6355 Private T O'Shaugnessey 10059 Private D O'Shea 4497 Private H O'Shea 6963 Private H O'Shea 6864 Private J O'Shea 9973 Private J O'Shea 9951 Private D O'Sullivan 6033 Private J O'Sullivan 6807 Private M O'Sullivan 9636 Private W O'Sullivan 6737 Private J O'Toole 7085 Private G Page 9276 Corporal E Pallet 3/4343 Private J Parker 8031 Private A Parsons 1713 Private T Patterson 7687 Lance-Corporal C Paulson 5961 Private J Phelan 7924 Private V H Phillips 10558 Private E J Pierce 9696 Private M Power 7997 Private P Power 6541 Private J Pratchett 6225 Private R Pratchett 8077 Private J Purcell 4661 Corporal John Quigley 9962 Private P Quilter 10127 Private M Quinlan 7680 Private P Quinlan 10062 Private H Quinlivan 6318 Private D Quinn 7255 Private D Quinn 10138 Private M Quinn 5130 Private R Quinn 10143 Private S Quinn 5295 Lance-Corporal W Quinn 6357 Private C Quirke 9952 Private M Quirke 7103 Private J Rafter 4819 Private W Randall 8700 Private E Reardon 9252 Lance-Corporal A Reeves 7831 Private F W Reeves 7667 Private J Regan 1531 Private P Reidy 6661 Private H Reynolds 9870 Lance-Corporal W C Richardson 7187 Private D Riordan 10010 Private J Riordan 9848 Private W Riordan 6854 Private C Robinson 6654 Private P Robinson 797 Private A Roblin 5522 Private C Roche 7631 Private J Roche 8023 Lance-Sergeant J T Rogers 7325 Bandsman V H Rook 9833 Private H Rooney 10152 Private J S Rose 5200 Sergeant J Ross 2421 Sergeant W Rowley 8808 Private C W Ryan 6905 Lance-Corporal J Ryan 10095 Private J Ryan 6399 Private P Ryan 8227 Lance-Sergeant P Ryan 2002 Private W Ryan 7985 Private G Salathiel 6706 Private D Santry 6602 Private J Sayers 8335 Private E Scanlon 7244 Private J Scanlon 9584 Private J Scanlon 8336 Private M Scanlon 9057 Private W Seamark 7684 Private W Sells 6570 Private P Sharkey 6949 Private W Sheedy 6522 Private C Sheehan 9774 Private T Sheehan 6751 Private D Sheridan 7529 Bandsman J Sims 7785 Private M Singleton 9033 Sergeant W Slattery 9102 Private A Smith 7673 Private E Smith 8027 Private W R Smith 9113 Corporal G Springfield 9961 Private E St Ledger 1649 Private F G Stacey 9843 Private J Stack 7104 Private J Stafford 7545 Private F Stevens 9692 Lance-Corporal L Stewart 700 Private H Storrie 7762 Private M Stout 6346 Private D Sullivan 5820 Private E Sullivan 5964 Private J Sullivan 4895 Private J Sullivan 5430 Private J Sullivan 6737 Private J Sullivan 9274 Private J Sullivan 7503 Private P Sullivan 5200 Private F Sunderland 3810 Private M Sweeney 7858 Private T Talbot 7946 Private W Taylor 8385 Corporal H Thomas 9121 Corporal A Tidey 1551 Private T Tierman 10120 Private T Timmons 5671 Private J Tobin 7811 Private T Tolan 10070 Private J Torpey 10561 Private T Tracey 7242 Private W Turner 10032 Private A Twomey 10177 Private B Twomey 9945 Private C Twomey 7901 Private R Tyers 7598 Private S Vigar 7979 Private W Wain 9645 Private E Walsh 6029 Private J Walsh 9907 Private P Walsh 6093 Private H E Walton 5999 Private J Ward 10108 Private T Ward 2030 Private W Watson 6803 Sergeant J Weldrick 7369 Private J C Western 7599 Lance-Corporal E Wetheritt 7726 Sergeant J W Wheeldon 8136 Private J Wheeler 6109 Private M Whelan 7097 Private J Whelton 8270 Private H White 6809 Private J White 7709 Private J Wild 9258 Corporal T W Wiley 6074 Sergeant A Wilkins 9134 Private P Withers 10451 Private F Woodger 5634 Private T Woods 5889 Corporal A Wooton 7091 Private P Woulfe 7863 Lance-Corporal H Yeoman

The photograph on this post is reproduced courtesy of the Imperial War Museum. Q 113844 shows the 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers cheering the arrival of Lieutenant General Lomax to present the Connaught Shield to the battalion's team, Aldershot 1914. Many of these men would become casualties on 27th August 1914.

13 September 2014

Dorsetshire Regiment - PoW Other Ranks 1914


Here's another depressingly long roll - 390 names - of regular soldiers of the BEF taken out of action on or before Christmas Day 1914. This is an edited roll of NCOs and men who were serving with the Dorsetshire Regiment at their time of capture. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

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

1. B.O.2 1/32 is a typed list of names of men which was sent to Sir Ernest Goodhart by General Secretary G M Willis of the Dorset Guild of Workers on 06/01/1919
2. B.O.2 1/34 is a typed list of names date stamped 03/03/1919 by officer i/c No 2 Record Office, Lennards Buildings, Exeter
3. B.O.2 1/38 is a typed list of WOs, NCOs and men. Although this list (12 pages long) is date-stamped 10 Feb 1919 by the officer in charge No 2 Records, the ranks given appear to pre-date those contained in B.O.2 1/34. Addresses also appear to be less accurate and more prone to typographical error than those in B.O.2 1/34.

Note that names of some men who obviously arrived overseas later than 1914 have been known to appear in these PoW lists.

My full transcription of this Dorsetshire Regiment PoW collection (not reproduced here) also contains the following information against some or all of the names:

Home address
Next of kin
Next of kin's address
Notes

The longest serving man here is 4312 Private Walter Gawler whose number indicates that he enlisted in March 1894, over twenty years before his capture. Twenty-eight of these men were noit regular soldiers at all, but serving with the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion. The majority of these men had been with the battalion for a number of years, some of them for nearly six years, but 7210 Private Henry Chapman had only joined in August 1914 and by rights shouldn't have been overseas at all. His medal index card indicates that he didn't arrive in France until 18th December 1914 and so he must have been captured almost immediately. 

The Roll

7330 Lance-Corporal John Abbott
6675 Private Thomas Adams
7049 Private George Akins
7354 Private Arabi A Aldrich
6782 Private J W Allen
7999 Corporal George A Armstrong
5996 Private Frederick G Arnold
9529 Private William C Arnold
7901 Private S S Ashford
5860 Private Ernest John Astridge
7960 Private R Baggs
6825 Private Joseph J Bailey
5826 Private I B Baker
5967 Corporal E R H Banbury
5881 Private H H Barnard
5898 Corporal J W Barnes
7716 Private G W Barrett
3/5744 Private T W Barrett
7084 Private G Bates
6782 Private J W Bayliss
8002 Private C Beale
8630 Sergeant F Bear
8843 Corporal W Beer
6339 Private J W Belcher
7680 Private G Bevis
3/6520 Private J W Bishop
8139 Corporal J L Blunden
7891 Private A A Bodman
5913 Private W Bond
9544 Corporal H E Bowen
9525 Private A J Bown
9370 Corporal W S Brackstone
7455 Corporal W J Bray
9475 Private E Brison
5140 Corporal A W Brown
6452 Private W J Burden
6360 Private C Burns
7021 Private F Butcher
7021 Private F Butcher
9453 Private C Cailes
8273 Private G M Cailes
7698 Bandsman F Calley
7625 Private E Carne
3/5643 Private A Carpenter
9289 Private A S Carpenter
9541 Corporal P Carr
7211 Corporal A E Carter
3/6048 Private F Cave
7504 Private L Chalk
6579 Corporal H Chambers
3/5612 Corporal A R Chandler
3/7210 Private H J Chapman
7735 Private T Chapman
7870 Private J C Cheney
5676 Private A Chilvers
7059 Private J Chrystal
6633 Private H Clare
7086 Private E J Clark
8523 Bandsman E Clarke
7062 Corporal L H Clarke
7743 Drummer W E Clarke
7292 Sergeant E A Clifford
7306 Private F Cobb
9300 Lance-Corporal G Cole
6985 Private A J Collieson
7801 Private E Collins
9050 Private J Collinson
7701 Lance-Corporal A Constable
9392 Private W Cooper
7178 Corporal W Copley
7517 Private P J Couch
6687 Private J H Coulston
7630 Private J Cox
8041 Private J R Cox
7515 Corporal A F Creasey
8020 Private W Cripps
9312 Corporal A Crutch
7060 Private J Curtis
3/5747 Corporal L Dalton
6911 Private G Darby
6607 Private G Davis
3/5556 Private D Delaney
9560 Private H G Derrick
3/5533 Private A Dethridge
5837 Private S Dicker
9191 Private F Dicks
7287 Private J J Dine
6666 Private G W Dodd
6991 Lance-Corporal A S Douglas
9526 Drummer C E Downham
7384 Corporal B Drake
6765 Private W H Dubbin
9461 Private F A Dunaway
7744 Lance-Corporal E Dunn
7198 Private C Early
7568 Private E Early
8026 Corporal G A Eaton
6908 Private T Edwards
6937 Private J Eldridge
7799 Private W V Elford
6821 Private A J Ely
6922 Sergeant C Evans
3/6355 Private W Fee
9568 Private E F Fendley
8334 Sergeant W Ferguson
7388 Private E C Finch
6627 Private W Fisher
9707 Private A H Fletcher
6252 Lance-Corporal F L Flower
5873 Private G Follett
9491 Private A E Foot
8022 Private A Ford
9501 Private W G Forse
5929 Private W Fox
7998 Private A Frampton
7348 Corporal C Franklin
6571 Private A French
3/5542 Private F E Fryatt
9235 Corporal B W Fuller
6626 Private M R Gale
6995 Private H Game
3/5523 Corporal G E Garratt
7288 Private G Garrod
5000 Private E Gatehouse
6151 Private E C Gatehouse
8997 Corporal H Gates
8094 Private G A Gattrell
4312 Private W Gawler
7034 Private J Gay
7179 Corporal J Gibbons
8014 Private J F Godwin
8474 Lance-Corporal J W Gough
7275 Private H J Grace
6388 Private W Grainger
9380 Private A Gray
6112 Private B W Gray
6547 Private F Gray
8330 Private A Green
6867 Private C T Greenslade
3/5529 Corporal W Grew
7196 Corporal H M Griggs
9485 Lance-Corporal A V C Grosse
8204 Private E A Groves
9440 Private R A Gundry
7143 Lance-Corporal J H Gurnett
6847 Private H Gustar
7197 Private W H Guy
5943 Lance-Corporal N C Guyatt
8055 Private S Harder
6399 Private J Harding
7929 Private A H Harris
6820 Private H Harris
7602 Private A F Hart
3/5494 Corporal E Hart
8021 Private H Harvey
8342 Private R Harvey
8017 Private H Hasder
7666 Private H Haskell
7484 Private R Haskett
7056 Corporal J Hatch
5374 Corporal H Hatt
8382 Sergeant H J Hatton
6944 Private E J Hawes
9608 Private F W Hawker
7618 Private A Hawkins
8005 Private H Hawkins
6846 Private A G Hawthorne
6836 Private A Hayles
7952 Private E G Hayter
7495 Private F Hayward
7446 Private A Hemmings
7314 Lance-Corporal M Hemmings
7747 Private A Hewitt
6984 Sergeant R Hill
8106 Corporal A J Hinks
8068 Corporal G Hobbs
4411 Private F Hockey
6980 Private I T Hodge
7636 Private H Hodges
3/6653 Private J Holly
6276 Private F Hooper
6809 Bandsman A J Horton
6341 Private J Houghton
7988 Private H E House
7231 Private R S Hunt
8028 Private W A Hunt
6954 Private L M Hunter
5246 Private G H Hutton
8076 Private W G Hyson
6889 Private H Irving
6471 Private J Irving
6632 Private F Jackman
3/5641 Private L James
9477 Lance-Corporal E W Jarvis
7413 Private W R Jessop
9507 Private A F C Jewell
7214 Corporal C Jewell
7470 Private W H Johns
6807 Private E L Johnson
8042 Private B Keel
8307 Private E Keeping
6891 Sergeant W Kell
3/6054 Private R W Kelley
8643 Private W H Kellow
6934 Sergeant J Kelly
6635 Private E Kendall
7140 Sergeant D Kenny
7458 Private A J King
9603 Private G King
7669 Private G Kinge
7339 Private A B Kingswell
6569 Private C W Knight
5804 Corporal J G Knight
6850 Private B Lacy
6456 Private E Lambert
7813 Private F Lamboll
9539 Private W Lane
8183 Private E G Langdown
3/5563 Private F T Lawer
7690 Private A Lawrence
9446 Private A F Le Huquet
6897 Private J Lee
7505 Private E Lewis
6199 Private B Linham
7335 Lance-Corporal J R Little
6479 Corporal A E Loader
9558 Corporal J L E Lock
7667 Private F J Lockyer
6538 Private W Longman
8065 Private F Loveys
8416 Corporal T Low
5472 Corporal H Lowe
8995 Bandsman T Lyons
8606 Corporal H Main
9575 Private W T Maney
7101 Private J H Mann
6295 Private T J Mantell
8013 Private J T Maple
9172 Private F Markham
6458 Private F Martin
7542 Private S Martin
7512 Corporal C Masey
6285 Sergeant T Massey
7507 Sergeant W J Matcham
7983 Lance-Corporal A S H Maunder
7431 Corporal J McDonald
8144 Private A Meaden
6559 Private F G Meech
5551 Sergeant W Mees
7102 Private W Merchant
7186 Private F Miller
7027 Private W C Mitchell
7271 Corporal S G Mockridge
6826 Private H H Moore
6375 Private T Morey
7863 Private W Morgan
5346 Private W Murphy
7189 Private F R Mustchin
7409 Private A Myerson
7104 Lance-Corporal H Needle
6938 Corporal G Newman
7808 Private G Newman
8178 Private G Newman
9517 Private J O Newton
7702 Private F Nicholls
7302 Lance-Corporal T Nichols
6874 Private H Norman
8009 Private T Norman
6851 Private F Norris
7502 Private A Northover
7181 Private B Northover
9622 Private F Northover
7181 Corporal J B Northover
8219 Private A J Offer
7307 Private W Osborne
6916 Corporal F Pallett
7155 Private G A Parker
7205 Private T Parker
3/5696 Private W G Parratt
9452 Private J Paton
5905 Lance-Corporal William J Paull
6831 Private J Paul
8529 Private C G Payne
6800 Private F Payne
6881 Private H Pearce
6621 Private W Pearce
7948 Corporal J E Pearcey
7993 Sergeant E Pendleton
6549 Private F G Perry
8455 Lance-Sergeant W Perry
8863 Private C G Peskett
8994 Bandsman A J Pickett
6234 Private J Pike
6167 Private H Poole
7659 Private G Prosser
7663 Private R Quinton
6854 Corporal A Rabbitt
7128 Private S Reed
6443 Private C P Riggs
7687 Corporal H J Riggs
7564 Corporal W J Riggs
7581 Private H Ripley
7293 Private W S Robins
7437 Private T Roe
6662 Private G H Rowe
5316 Private J Russell
9538 Private G Ryan
9340 Private J Sansome
3/6000 Private W Sargent
7651 Private R Saunders
6878 Private H Scott
7759 Sergeant J Scott
9566 Private R E Sewell
8532 Private F Sharp
8908 Private T Sharrock
3/5538 Private J L Shepherd
3/6475 Sergeant A J Sheppard
8373 Private A Shiner
5821 Private B Shorto
7225 Private R J Sibley
3/6006 Private J Skinner
9229 Lance-Corporal R A Smith
3/6345 Private W A Smith
7754 Corporal G Snook
9174 Corporal A E Soane
9361 Private A Soder
6340 Private W G Spear
7711 Lance-Corporal S Spencer
6306 Private J Sperinck
9170 Lance-Corporal F Squibb
6586 Private F Stacey
7788 Private P Stanley
8853 Private C J Steele
9021 Private L J Stewart
5802 Corporal V W Stickley
9595 Private H Stokes
7276 Corporal G Sullivan
7738 Private R Swatridge
9422 Sergeant V A Taylor
7353 Private H Thompson
7093 Private A Thurlow
9327 Private G W Till
6615 Private J Till
7319 Corporal F Tilley
6676 Private H J Tilley
6994 Private H Tompkins
7283 Private G Tong
4719 Private A E Toohey
8438 Bandsman P F Toop
7606 Private Samuel Townshend
8012 Private W T Trowbridge
7692 Private C Tuck
7273 Private W Tunbridge
9478 Lance-Corporal I Turner
9666 Private W G Vickery
7615 Private T L Walker
7228 Lance-Corporal E F Ward
7567 Private A Watton
8097 Private A F Weeks
7397 Sergeant H W Weightman
6860 Private A L Welch
9178 Corporal F G West
6964 Corporal A G Westoby
9032 Private W J Wetherall
7749 Corporal B H Whensley
7090 Private C White
7662 Corporal C White
7677 Private C White
9499 Private C J White
7721 Private H White
7695 Private T White
3/6050 Corporal W White
3/6769 Private W G White
8366 Private S Wilkins
8493 Corporal G O Williams
3/5826 Private E Wills
6938 Private J Wills
6707 Lance-Corporal R T Wills
7448 Sergeant G Wilson
6361 Corporal A Winand
7435 Private G M Wood
7098 Corporal J Wood
9417 Lance-Corporal J W E Wood
8398 Private G Woodnutt
7857 Private G Woodrow
8006 Private J Wright
9534 Private W A E Wright
6383 Private W J Yeoman
7723 Private W Zebedee

The image on this post shows British troops just prior to the Battle of Mons. I've borrowed it from Bob Osborn's Yeovil History website.
 

7 September 2014

Somerset Light Infantry - PoW Other Ranks 1914


This is an edited roll of men serving with the Somerset Light Infantry, who were captured by the enemy and became Prisoners of War on or before the 25th December 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

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

1. B.O.2 1/287. This is an eight-page handwritten letter and list of Somerset Light Infantry Prisoners of War submitted by the Somerset Prisoners of War Help Committee and dated 20th December 1918.
2. B.O.2 1/288. This is a 16-page handwritten letter and list of Somerset Light Infantry Prisoners of War submitted 6th January 1919. This list appears to pre-date B.O.2 1/287

My full transcription of this Somerset Light Infantry PoW collection (not reproduced here) also contains the following information against some or all of the names:

Date of capture
Home address
Next of kin
Next of kin's address
Notes

The longest serving man here was 4461 Sergeant Patrick Williams who joined the regiment in June 1896. The most recent recruit appears to have been the exquisitely named, Morley Archibald Hargett, whose number suggests he joined the regiment in May or June 1914.

5456 Private F Allen
6926 Private J Anderson
6609 Private J Appleton
6712 Private J Arthur
6774 Private C Bailey
7990 Private S Balbin
7061 Private W Baldwin
7741 Private Charles Barber
7990 Private S H Belbin
9220 Bugler A Bell
6029 Private T Biggs
8981 Lance-Corporal C Bird
7315 Private A Bowsher
7043 Private J Branchflower
9463 Private R Buller
6950 Private C Bullock
9694 Private H Burgess
6739 Private Arthur Burt
7279 Private H Burt
8263 Lance-Corporal J Butler
7167 Corporal W Care
7964 Private F Chapman
6637 Private W Chapman
9203 Private W Clifford
8609 Corporal F Cobb
6975 Private W Coleman
9109 Corporal R Collins
7615 Private H Compton
7667 Private W Coombs
9583 Private S Cossins
7581 Private W Cousins
9418 Private F Cox
7936 Lance-Corporal C Craven
6296 Private W J Crockson
9545 Lance-Corporal A Cross
7512 Corporal C H A Dally
9523 Private E W Davidge
7338 Corporal E Davies
8198 Lance-Corporal J Davis
8035 Private A Dawson
9677 Private H Day
7341 Private E Derrick
7498 Private J Derrick
7004 Private J Dredge
7940 Private A Drew
9636 Private S Driscoll
9191 Lance-Corporal W Dunster
6188 Private J Duxberry
6700 Private S Dyer
9637 Private A English
9426 Private L Everall
5878 Private W Fear
7045 Private A Ford
7464 Private J Ford
7778 Sergeant W Ford
7361 Private P Francis
7576 Private T French
8955 Private B Furzer
6453 Private P Garter
7732 Private A Garland
9727 Private G Garland
7129 Private H Gillard
6997 Corporal D Gillespie
7196 Private D Golden
8843 Lance-Corporal E Goodman
7613 Private L Grant
7108 Private A Gray
7103 Private A Gray
7344 Private C Greet
7092 Private H Gunningham
7307 Private C Hacker
8735 Private D Hall
7360 Private T Hampshire
9641 Private A E Hanks
7418 Private G Hann
7505 Private W Harding
9731 Private M Hargett
9531 Private P Harris
8409 Private L Hartridge
9519 Private J Havard
7795 Private H Hawkins
9373 Lance-Corporal J Hawkins
9641 Private A Hawks
5324 Private G Hawthorne
8604 Lance-Corporal E Hayward
8346 Corporal A Heath
7792 Private W Hill
9482 Private S Hines
7101 Private C Holder
9675 Private J Hollick
9547 Lance-Corporal E Hopkins
7413 Private J Houlding
8354 Private F Hucklesby
7360 Private T Humphries
9552 Private A James
7823 Private W Jones
7471 Private H Joyce
7289 Private R Kates
7727 Private E Kerby
9527 Private H King
5446 Lance-Corporal W Knight
7824 Private J Langdon
8059 Lance-Corporal J Lee
9626 Private Thomas J Legg
8429 Private F Lewis
9684 Private F Linham
7234 Private F Long
4789 Sergeant H Lugg
9254 Private W Margetts
9213 Private E J Masters
7978 Private Frederick McCready
7303 Private J Meadon
8942 Private C Medhurst
8343 Private F Mitchell
6590 Private G Morgan
9366 Lance-Corporal W E Morgan
6653 Private J Mounce
6689 Private T Murley
7563 Private H Nash
6999 Private W Oates
7918 Private C O'Hare
9150 Private J Olwer
7667 Private C Pafford
7690 Private F Parsons
9682 Private A Peppin
9513 Private F Phillips
6778 Private P Phillips
9166 Private P A Phillips
9327 Private W Phillips
8294 Corporal A Phipps
7489 Private Albert S Pitt
9074 Lance-Corporal F Pocock
9595 Private E Poole
7835 Private George Popham
9618 Private W Porter
5968 Sgt Bugler J Prince
8496 Private F Pugsley
9149 Private W Rainey
9329 Private W Randell
9726 Private T Reynolds
6359 Private R Roberts
8185 Sergeant E Rogers
9517 Lance-Corporal Harry Sarsfield
7933 Private W J Sawyer
9656 Private Samuel S Sims
7274 Lance-Corporal T Smale
8742 Private P Smart
9553 Private J Smith
7412 Private F Smith
6960 Private H Soper
9568 Lance-Corporal S Southwood
7903 Lance-Corporal W Spencer
8037 Private E Squires
8328 Private J Stoker
7478 Private C Stokes
7620 Private F Stokes
6956 Private Frank Stone
9057 Private W Sullivan
7369 Private S Summerhayes
9632 Private W Taylor
5806 Sergeant W Tooze
7843 Private V Tout
9515 Private H Trask
7227 Private J Tucker
5569 Private O Veale
7996 Private B Wallace
7545 Private A Wathen
9399 Private W H Webb
6596 Private C Webber
8498 Private C Weeks
8962 Bugler J West
7634 Private F Weston
7534 Private T Whalley
9481 Bugler A White
7987 Lance-Corporal James S White
8834 Private A Whitlock
6661 Private James S Wilkins
9125 Private C Williams
4661 Sergeant Patrick Williams
6681 Private G Willis
7028 Corporal J Willis
7421 Lance-Sergeant C Wills
6703 Private G Wills
9412 Private R Wiltshire
8574 Private J Withers
7570 Private F J Young

1 September 2014

16th Lancers - PoWs 1914


This is an edited roll of the handful of men serving with the 16th Lancers, who were captured by the enemy and became Prisoners of War on or before the 25th December 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

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

1. B.O.2 1/236. This is a three-page hand-written document  listing 16th Lancers who were captured on or before 25th December 1914.  Letter sent 23/12/1918 by 16th (The Queen's) Lancers Prisoners of War Fund

2. B.O.2 1/243. This is a single-page typed document listing four men of the 16th Lancers who were captured on or before 25th December 1914. No date or sender.

My full transcription of this 16th Lancers collection (not reproduced here) also contains the following information against some or all of the names:

Date of capture
Home address
Next of kin
Next of kin's address
Notes


4757 Private C Bell
4831 Private H Bradley
1359 Private F Caunt
6213 Private Edward J Fermidge
764 Private J Godman
3047 Private F h Hibbs
5148 Private E G Hopwood
6108 Private S M Jones
5432 Private F R Oliver
5592 Private W C Pitcher

29 August 2014

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27 August 2014

Scots Guards - PoWs 1914


This is an edited roll of 278 men serving with the Scots Guards, who were captured by the enemy and became Prisoners of War on or before the 25th December 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page. Unusually, this list also contains the names of officers who were captured.

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

1. B.O.2 1/69. This is a 6-page typed  list to Sir Enest Goodhart sent from the officer i/c records, Scots Guards, Buckingham Gate, London SW1 dated 10th January 1921

My full transcription of this Scots Guards collection (not reproduced here) also contains the following information against some or all of the names:

Date of capture
Home address
Next of kin
Next of kin's address
Notes


Lord G R Grosvenor
Major B G Van der Weyer
Lord Garlies
Colonel R I Bolton
Captain The Hon J S Coke
Major The Earl of Stair
Captain R Stewart-Menzies
Captain E B Trafford
Major C V Fox
Captain R H Fitzroy
Captain B G Jolliffe
Captain Sir F L F Fitzwygram
5380 Sergeant S F Abell
3183 Sergeant A Alexander
7393 Lance-Sergeant W Anderson
2215 Sergeant C Ashby
8370 Guardsman A Bailey
5386 Lance-Corporal J Baines
6675 Guardsman W Baird
6315 Lance-Corporal E Ball
5334 Guardsman H Barnes
4645 Guardsman P Barrow
6683 Guardsman A Beattie
8323 Guardsman E Beckett
6628 Guardsman G Bell
7878 Guardsman S Benson
6397 Guardsman M Binns
5086 Guardsman A Bishop
5881 Guardsman J Black
6487 Guardsman W Blackburn
8223 Lance-Corporal K Blain
8115 Guardsman O Blaze
8770 Guardsman W Bleasdale
8428 Guardsman A Borland
6889 Guardsman J Boyd
5228 Guardsman W Bradley
5426 Guardsman T Bradshaw
7657 Guardsman J Breeze
2882 Lance-Corporal H Breingan
2317 Guardsman J Brett
8749 Guardsman R Brown
6701 Guardsman A Brown
8316 Guardsman D Brown
2161 Guardsman W Bruce
5620 Guardsman H Butler
7413 Drummer W Calder
5429 Guardsman J Cameron
7702 Lance-Corporal W Campbell
6834 Guardsman A Carruthers
5833 Sergeant W Chapman
4389 Guardsman V Chapman
2696 Corporal J Christie
5355 Guardsman A Clayton
8218 Guardsman A Clisby
7638 Guardsman P Connelly
8228 Guardsman J Conway
8710 Lance-Corporal J Cooper
5563 Guardsman H Cornelius
5935 Guardsman D Crighton
8286 Guardsman R Cross
8532 Guardsman W Crowe
3468 Guardsman B Cumpstey
5680 Guardsman H Darby
6437 Lance-Corporal C Davey
6294 Sergeant C Davidson
7292 Guardsman P Deignan
6528 Guardsman J Devlin
4087 Guardsman A Dick
6116 Guardsman A Dickson
8832 Guardsman D Dickson
7827 Guardsman E Dobbs
8195 Guardsman R Dodd
6807 Lance-Corporal F Dodd
7099 Guardsman B Doherty
4633 Guardsman A Douglas
7177 Guardsman T Downing
8210 Guardsman A Drake
7121 Guardsman J Duffy
7499 Guardsman J Eakins
8269 Guardsman J Edgworth
8420 Guardsman R Edom
8066 Guardsman G Edson
6660 Sergeant S Edwards
3025 CSM W Edwards
2391 Guardsman W Ellis
9582 Lance-Corporal J Evans
5556 Guardsman J Fairley
7897 Guardsman G Fairney
4151 Guardsman J Farren
8347 Guardsman W Feldwicke
4802 Guardsman M Fellowes
8582 Guardsman W Ferguson
5733 Guardsman C Finlay
6244 Guardsman F Foster
8303 Guardsman T Fox
4562 Lance-Corporal J Fraser
5022 Lance-Corporal J Gall
7707 Guardsman R Garland
7405 Guardsman W George
6845 Guardsman F Gibb
8278 Guardsman H Gibb
6247 Guardsman J Gill
7505 Guardsman J Gillespie
8944 Guardsman H Glover
4560 Lance-Sergeant W Goddard
6743 Guardsman R Graham
7347 Guardsman G Gray
5193 Guardsman P Gray
9691 Guardsman R Gray
5016 Lance-Corporal B Green
7721 Lance-Corporal T Green
7366 Guardsman E Griffiths
6258 Guardsman E Hall
5523 Guardsman John Hammill
4991 Guardsman A Handley
7125 Drummer S Hannan
8948 Guardsman R Harrison
8575 Corporal A Hawkins
5817 Guardsman J Heckles
9364 Guardsman A Hedge
8381 Guardsman H Helstrip
6922 Guardsman H Henderson
7068 Guardsman J Heron
7390 Guardsman F Hill
7184 Guardsman J Holmes
7586 Guardsman A Holmes
4965 Guardsman G Holroyd
6806 Guardsman S Honeybourne
8579 Guardsman S Hook
7358 Guardsman V Howard
3353 Guardsman J Huggins
7932 Guardsman J Hughes
6301 Guardsman A Hughes
7398 Guardsman J Hunter
5406 Sergeant J Huston
8459 Guardsman R Hutton
3463 Drill Sgt D Ingham
7742 Guardsman P Irvine
9363 Guardsman J Irvine
4762 Guardsman C Jacobs
7739 Guardsman A Jardine
8019 Guardsman G Jay
6360 Guardsman J Johnson
3932 Guardsman J Johnson
7302 Lance-Corporal J Johnston
4482 Guardsman H Jones
7174 Guardsman D Joseph
7848 Guardsman C Keay
4664 Guardsman R Keith
8816 Guardsman G Kemp
8351 Guardsman E King
8243 Guardsman A Lees
7134 Guardsman J Little
7964 Guardsman A Livingstone
7694 Guardsman J Loader
7312 Guardsman J Lomas
8580 Guardsman J Lord
3377 Guardsman W Lothian
7093 Guardsman J Lowe
2702 Guardsman A Lucas
5530 Guardsman T Lyons
7219 Guardsman E Manton
9043 Guardsman S Marner
7203 Guardsman H Mathers
7314 Corporal A May
8030 Lance-Corporal W McCarthy
8658 Guardsman J McCartney
5703 Guardsman A McDonald
7446 Guardsman J McDonald
3492 Guardsman J McDonald
7650 Guardsman J McDonald
8934 Guardsman C McEwan
7268 Guardsman J McEwan
8934 Guardsman G McEwan
5027 Guardsman J McGovern
6466 Guardsman W McGregor
3356 Guardsman W McHugh
6337 Guardsman J McIntosh
7411 Guardsman H McKay
5398 Guardsman W McKenzie
5997 Guardsman A McKenzie
6192 Guardsman R McLeod
7559 Corporal J McNab
5825 Guardsman D McRae
4667 Guardsman J Melvin
7212 Lance-Sergeant W Middleton
8802 Corporal G Middleton
8416 Lance-Corporal Mil
6865 Guardsman A Miller
6098 Guardsman G Miller
8416 Lance-Corporal J Milligan
5044 Guardsman J Mitchell
6505 Guardsman J Mitchell
4999 Guardsman R Moffatt
8449 Guardsman C Montgomery
8682 Guardsman G Moon
8050 Guardsman M Morant
8274 Guardsman J Morley
8663 Guardsman H Morris
4325 Guardsman A Morris
5149 Sergeant J Moss
8205 Guardsman J Moss
8632 Guardsman W Neat
6667 Guardsman H Nicholson
8692 Guardsman C Nicol
5860 Guardsman J Osborne
3541 Guardsman J Ovans
10230 Guardsman C Oxley
7579 Guardsman F Parkinson
8688 Guardsman T Patterson
8451 Guardsman W Paxton
5299 Guardsman C Pearson
8311 Corporal F Pickard
7917 Guardsman J Pierce
4672 Guardsman A Pocock
8430 Guardsman G Pollock
8017 Lance-Corporal G Porter
6847 Lance-Corporal E Portt
8058 Guardsman H Preston
5693 Guardsman B Price
6421 Guardsman J Price
8159 Guardsman A Purvis
6306 Lance-Corporal D Pyde
6619 Guardsman H Quinn
8354 Guardsman W Ratcliffe
6888 Guardsman D Reid
5229 Guardsman W Reid
8455 Corporal W Reilly
8829 Lance-Corporal H Richards
2717 Guardsman F Rider
7919 Guardsman D Robertson
9376 Guardsman A Robertson
6969 Lance-Corporal J Robinson
8668 Guardsman W Roff
7300 Guardsman H Rust
8259 Guardsman P Sallie
8149 Guardsman A Scott
6264 Guardsman W Shaw
6894 Sergeant W Shepherd
8165 Guardsman W Shepherd
6151 Guardsman J Short
6655 Guardsman W Silverton
3990 Sergeant G Simpson
4818 Guardsman T Simpson
7431 Guardsman W Smart
7412 Drummer A Smith
9483 Guardsman T Smith
8464 Guardsman J Spalding
2880 Guardsman A Spence
8588 Guardsman R Spencer
3344 Guardsman H Stainer
5970 Sergeant F Stedman
7417 Sergeant J Steere
8545 Guardsman G Strong
2070 Sergeant H Sweet
7191 Guardsman H Tait
4947 Guardsman J Tatterstall
8895 Guardsman S Taylor
8949 Guardsman A Templeton
4617 Guardsman E Thetcher
8510 Guardsman S Thomas
4807 Guardsman G Thomas
8469 Guardsman C Thompson
9272 Guardsman H Thomson
6908 Guardsman F Tonks
7927 Guardsman S Wason
7630 Guardsman D Webster
7725 Piper J Wellstead
5062 Guardsman T Whiteside
8048 Guardsman G Whitney
7290 Guardsman E Williams
8199 Guardsman W Wimpory
5463 Guardsman J Winton
7713 Guardsman H Wood
7170 Guardsman J Wood
7773 Guardsman J Woods
6038 Guardsman F Wycherley
8783 Guardsman A Young