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Kings Royal Rifle Corps

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Abbott Geoffrey Robinson. Rfm. 18th Btn. (d.31st Jul 1917)
  • Allcock Henry. Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.10th Mar, 1915)
  • Allsop Arthur E.. Rfln. 12th Btn. (d.15th Jun 1917)
  • Almond Albert. Pte. 16th Btn. (d.20th Jul 1916)
  • Anderson Thomas Edward. Rfm. 18th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Anderton Alfred Reuben. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.6th December 1917)
  • Aspden Albert. Rflmn. 16th Btn. (d.15th July 1916)
  • Bailey Reginald. Sgt. 17th Btn. (d.15th Oct 1916)
  • Bailey W.. L/Cpl. 4th Btn.
  • Bardrick John Oram. Rflmn. 11th Btn. (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Barker Albert Aspden. Rflmn. 3rd Btn. (d.28th Oct 1917)
  • Barratt Frederick Martin. Rflmn. 7th Btn. (d.10th Jul 1917)
  • Barrell Reginald Percy. Rflmn. 21st Btn. att. 41st Machine Gun Corps. (d.26th March 1918)
  • Baverstock John. Rfmn. 13th Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Baxter Robert Samuel. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.27th Oct 1914)
  • Bedson Albert Clarence. Rifleman 16th Btn. (d.20th May 1917)
  • Bellamy W.. Rflmn. 1st Btn. (d.16th Jul 1915)
  • Bennett Frederick. Pte. (d.22nd March 1918)
  • Benson William. L.Cpl 16th Btn.
  • Bicknell Harold. Rflmn. 13th Btn. (d.19th November 1916)
  • Bixby Charles. Rflmn. 17th Btn (d.19th Dec 1916)
  • Bland William Arthur. Rflmn. 2nd Battalion (d.7th Aug 1916)
  • Booth John Partington. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.6th Nov 1915)
  • Boswell David. Rfm. 10th Bat, B Coy (d.29th Feb 1916)
  • Boswell David. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.29th Feb 1916)
  • Bowman Henry Frederick. Rifleman 16th Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Brading Henry Thomas. Rifleman 21st Btn. (d.20th September 1917)
  • Brinn Felix John. Rfm. 16th Btn. (d.17th Apr 1918)
  • Broughton Thomas Robert. Pte. 12th Battalion (d.5th Aug 1916)
  • Brown Arthur Benjamin. Rfmn. 12th Btn.
  • Brown Arthur Benjamin. Rfmn. 12th Battalion
  • Brown Reuben Joseph. Rifleman 2nd Battalion (d.23rd October 1914)
  • Bullock Walter Charles. Rflmn. 11th Btn (d.17th June 1916)
  • Burns Spensley. Pte.
  • Bury Edmond William. Captain 11th Btn. (d.5th Dec 1915)
  • Butler James. Rifleman 8th Btn
  • Butler John Fitzhardinge Paul. Capt. 2nd Btn. (d.5th Sep 1916)
  • Buttery Edward. Rflmn. 4th Btn. (d.18th Oct 1918)
  • Callard Alfred J.. Cpl. 13th Btn. (d.22nd November 1916)
  • Cantell George Ernest. Pte. (d.28th Oct 1914)
  • Card E. A.. Rflmn. 20th Btn. (d.22nd Sep 1916)
  • Carter William. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.30th Mar 1917)
  • Caulfield Thomas. Rfmn. 1st Btn (d.14th Nov 1916)
  • Chalmers Thomas. Cpl. 4th Btn (d.25th May 1915)
  • Chappell William. Cpl. 16th Btn. (d.31st Jan 1916)
  • Chappell William. Pte. 16th Btn. (d.31st Jan 1916)
  • Chatterton Henry. Pte. 18th Btn. (d.21st Sept 1917)
  • Cheeseman F. W.. Rflm. 18th Btn. (d.20th Oct 1917)
  • Clarke Charles. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Clarke William. Rfmn. 1st Btn. (d.15 May 1915)
  • Clayton Matthew. Rflmn. 9th Btn. (d.22nd November 1915)
  • Clinton Walter L.. Capt. 1st Btn. attchd. 2nd Btn.
  • Cobb John. L/Sgt. 9th Btn. (d.24th August 1916)
  • Cobden William James. Sgt 16th (Church Lads Brigade) Btn (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Corrie Ernest. Rfmn. 11th Battalion (d.24th March 1918)
  • Cotton Walter. Pte. 12th Battalion (d.27th Oct 1918)
  • Cove John. Rflmn. 9th Battalion (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Covill Edward Emmanuel. Pte. 52nd Btn. (d.29 November 1918)
  • Cowles Walter Edward. Sgt. 9th Btn. (d.25th Sept 1915)
  • Cranidge John Johnson. Rflmn. 12th Btn. (d.29th March 1918)
  • Curd Esli Jonathan . Sgt. 18th Btn.
  • Davidson John. Rfmn. 16th Btn (d.29th Sep 1918)
  • Davies Harry Grenville. Pte.
  • Davis Melville Allen Duff. 2nd Lt. (d.28th May 1918)
  • Davis William J.. Capt. 8th Btn. (d.31st July 1915)
  • Denison Thomas William. L/Cpl. 21st Btn. "B" Coy. (d.5th to 10th Oct. 1916)
  • Dibsdale Reginald Morden. Pte.
  • Didcock Reuben. CSM. 9th Battalion (d.August 1916)
  • Didcock Reuben. CSM. 9th Btn. (d.24th Aug 1916)
  • Dimmer John Henry Stephen. Lt.Col. att. 2nd/4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.21st March 1918)
  • Donald William Alexander. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Donkin Harry Semmons. Private (d.17 May 1918 )
  • Donovan Thomas. Rflm. 16th Btn. (d.31st Oct 1917)
  • Dry James Robert. Rflmn. 7th Battalion (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Dunsmore Henry Ephraim. Capt. 16th Btn
  • East Albert James. Pte. 20th Battalion (d.July 1916)
  • East Albert James. Rflmn. 20th Btn. (d.26th July 1916)
  • Edwards Harold Brinley. Rflmn. 1st Btn. (d.7th Sept 1915)
  • Edwards Joseph. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.15th Sept 1916)
  • Edwards Walter Stannard. Sgt. 16th Btn. (d.12th Jan 1918)
  • Ellett William. Rflmn. 1st Btn. (d.9th Oct 1916)
  • Elliott Thomas. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.19th September 1916)
  • Evans William. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.22nd Oct 1917)
  • Evans William. Rfm. 9th Btn. (d.22nd Oct 1917)
  • Everritt Albert Victor. Rflmn. 16th Btn. (d.21st Dec 1916)
  • Fenn Charles Fredrick. Rflmn. 9th Btn. (d.24th March 1918)
  • Ferguson George. Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.15th Aug 1916)
  • Firth Benjamin. Rflmn. 9th Btn (d.17th March 1918)
  • Flymm Maurice. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Foljambe Hubert Francis Fitzwilliam Brabazon. Major. 3rd Btn. (d.14th Sep 1914)
  • Foster Arthur. 12th Btn. att RE 131st Tunneling Coy.
  • Fowler George Glyn. 2nd Lt. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Fowler George Glyn. Lt. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Fowler Robert Wilfrid. 11th Btn. (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Franklin Arthur Charles. Rfm. 1st Battalion (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Fry J.. Rfm. (d.12th Nov 1918)
  • Gains Tom. Pte. 21st Battalion (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Gardiner James Arthur. Rfm. 18th Btn. (d.14th Jun 1917)
  • Gaydon Edward Alfred. 8th Battalion
  • Gaydon Edward.
  • Gilbert Charles Thomas. Rfmn. 2nd Batt (d.31st Oct 1914)
  • Giles Charles Elvin. Rfm. 7th Battalion, B Coy, No.6 section
  • Gill Albert. Sgt. 1st Btn (d.27th Jul 1916)
  • Gillespie George Andrew. Rfmn. 11th Btn. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Gledhill Herbert. Pte. 12th Battalion
  • Glover Humphrey William. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.4th December 1917)
  • Grattan-Bellew Charles Christopher. Lt.Col. 3rd Btn.
  • Graves John. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.24th Aug 1917)
  • Green Charles Robert. Rfmn. 12th(Service) Division
  • Green Edward Francis. Rflm. 3rd Btn. (d.21st Nov 1916)
  • Green Henry Alfred. Attchd 5th Btn. Machine Gun Corps
  • Green William. L/Cpl. 11th Btn. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Grimley Leonard. Rflmn. 13th Btn. (d.28th April 1917)
  • Hadfield William. Rflmn. 11th Btn. (d.4th April 1917)
  • Haffenden Henry George. Pte. 21st Btn.
  • Halford James William. Rflmn. 10th Battalion (d.21st Feb 1916)
  • Hammer Edward Walter. Rflmn. 1st Battalion (d.14th September 1914)
  • Hammond Walter. A/Capt. 23rd Btn.
  • Hampshire William. Rflm 16th (d.28th January 1916)
  • Hampshire William. Rflmn. 16th Btn. (d.28th January 1916)
  • Harding F.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.29th June 1916)
  • Harris John. Pte. 19th Btn. (d.11th Jul 1917)
  • Harris John. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.11th Jul 1917)
  • Harris Walter. Rflmn. 2nd Battalion (d.23rd November 1916)
  • Harvey Edward Henry. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Harvey Thomas Frederick . Rfn. 10th Battalion (d.12th Aug 1917)
  • Hatcher George. Rfm. 1st Battalion (d.10th Mar 1915)
  • Hayden Thomas. Rflmn. 8th Battalion (d.1st Aug 1915)
  • Haynes John Joseph . Cpl. 18th Btn. (d.15th Sept 1916 )
  • Heath George Robert. Rfmn. 7th Batallion
  • Heaton John Henry. Rfmn. 8th Battalion (d.21st Sep 1915)
  • Heaver Harry Robert. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Hele Frederick. Private
  • Hey Joe. Pte. 12th Btn. C Coy. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Heywood Edwin. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.9th April 1917)
  • High Gordon Alexander. Rflmn. 21st Btn. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Hill John. L/Cpl. 13th Btn.
  • Hills Walter Edward. 2nd Lt. 16th Battalion (d.26th June 1917)
  • Hindley J.. Capt. 17th Btn.
  • Hiscox Frederick Herbert. Pte. 18th Btn. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Hodge Percy Henry. Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.24th August 1916)
  • Holdsworth Joe Willie. Rfm. 18th Btn. (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Hollis Arthur. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.30th July 1915)
  • Horne A. E.. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Hornsby John Arthur. L/Cpl. A coy, 1st Btn.
  • Hornsby John William. L/Cpl. 1st Btn.
  • Horsman Samuel Beecher. Sergeant 21st Btn. (d.7th Aug 1917)
  • Houchin Henry William. Rflmn. 13th Btn. (d.23rd April 1917)
  • Howe Edgar. Rflmn. 13th Battalion (d.10th Jan 1918)
  • Howitt Albert Edward. Cpl. 2nd Battalion
  • Hutchins Wilfred Arthur. L/Cpl. 8th Btn (d.5th Jul 1915)
  • Hyde J. J.. Pte. (d.5th Sep 1917)
  • Ingram Percival St.John. Rflmn. 13th Battalion (d.23rd April 1917)
  • Jeffrey H.. Rflmn.
  • Johnston James William. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.3rd Oct 1915)
  • Jonas Solomon. Rflmn. 9th Btn. (d.31st March 1918)
  • Jones Frederick George. Rifleman 12th Service Battalion (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Jones Joseph. Cpl.
  • Kay William Henry. Sgt. 10th Btn. (d.19th May 1918)
  • Keen James William. Rifleman 21st Btn. (d.14th Aug 1917)
  • King J.. Rflm. 7th Btn. (d.16th Mar 1917)
  • King Lucas Henry St. Aubyn. Lt. 4th Btn. (d.8th May 1915)
  • Lake Arthur William. Cpl. 17th Btn. (d.25th December 1916)
  • Lamb Joseph. Cpl. 22nd Btn. B Coy. 8Plt.
  • Lambert George Henry. Rifleman 1st Battalion (d.17th Feb 1917)
  • Langston William.
  • Law George. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.31st Oct 1915)
  • Lee Harry. Rfm. 7th Battalion (d.11th May 1917)
  • Lee Harry. Rifleman 7th Battalion (d.11th May 1917)
  • Lee Harry. Rflmn. 7th Battalion (d.11th May 1917)
  • Livesey Benson. Rflmn. 10th Battalion (d.10th August 1917)
  • Lockie Regnald. Pte. 3rd Btn.
  • London Frederick William. Rfm. 3rd Battalion (d.4th May 1915)
  • Longhurst Stephen George. Rifleman 8th Battalion (d.24th Mar 1918)
  • Lord James. Rfm.
  • Lord James. Rfm. 20th Btn.
  • Lyons Leo Daniel. L/Cpl. 6th Btn.
  • Mann Herbert Henry. Sgt 7th Battalion (d.1915)
  • Marchant Joseph John. Rfm 16th Bn (d.24th Aug 1916)
  • Mariner William. Rflmn. 2nd Btn. B Coy (d.1st July 1916)
  • Marson Richard. Pte. 8th Battalion
  • Mawer James Robinson. Rifleman 21st Btn. (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Mayhew Ernest Edwin. Rflmn. 8th Battalion (d.12th Oct 1917)
  • McCarthy Albert Cornelius. Cpl. 8th Battalion
  • McCullough Andrew. Rflmn. 2nd Btn. (d.19th Oct 1918)
  • McEvoy John Stanislaus. L/Cpl. 21st Btn. (d.22nd June 1917)
  • McIntosh Robert. Rfn. 7th Bn
  • McRoy John George. Pte. 21st Battalion (d.17th Jun 1917)
  • Medhurst Arthur William. Sgt. 7th Btn. (d.30th July 1915)
  • Miller Alfred Henry.
  • Miller Frederick Thomas. Rfmn. 21st Btn. (d.14th Aug 1917)
  • Miller Thomas. Rflmn. 21st Btn.
  • Mills Walter. Rfmn. 7th Btn. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Minch Charles Spencer. Cpl. 13th Btn. (d.13th July 1916)
  • Mirfield Alfred John. Pte 5th Battalion
  • Moore William Frederick. Rflmn. 20th Btn., C Coy.
  • Moran John Michael. Sgt. 13th Btn.
  • Moss Thomas James. Pte. 3rd Battalion (d.16th May 1915)
  • Needleman Maurice. Rfm
  • Nicholson Wilfred. Pte. 7th Btn (d.2nd Apr 1918)
  • Osborne Bertram. L/Cpl.
  • Pacey Arthur. Rifleman 2nd tBn. (d.12th Sept 1916)
  • Palmer Alfred Joseph. Rflmn. 10th Btn. (d.12th July 1917)
  • Palmer Rupert. Rfmn. 3rd Btn. (d.16th June 1918)
  • Parker Albert E.. Rfmn. 7th Btn. (d.15th May 1916)
  • Parsons John. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.24th Aug 1916)
  • Peachment George. Rflemn. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Pearce Edward. L/Cpl 4th Btn (d.17th May 1915)
  • Pearson Fred. Rfmn. 16th Btn
  • Petty Silvester. Rflmn. 7th Btn. (d.26th Aug 1916)
  • Phillimore Edward Charles. Rflmn. 16th (Church Lads Brigade) Battalion (d.21st Jul 1916)
  • Phillips William. Rflmn. 1st Btn. A Company (d.17th Feb 1917)
  • Pickles Thomas. Cpl. 16th Btn (CLB) (d.10th June 1918)
  • Plimmer John Charles. Pte. 9th Batallion (d.8th June 1915)
  • Plumb Arthur Samuel. Pte. 8th Service Battalion The Rifle Brigade (d.30th Oct 1915)
  • Podmore Samuel. L/Sgt. 8th Battalion
  • Podmore Samuel. L/Sgt. 8th Battalion
  • Pond Robert. Rflmn. 2nd Btn., B Coy. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Powell Charles Henry. Rfmn. 21st Btn (d.17th Jun 1917)
  • Powell Percy. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • PoŽ Charley Vernon Leslie. Capt. 4th Btn. (d.1st March 1915)
  • Preece Frederick Charles. Pte. 18th Btn. (d.15th June 1917)
  • Prestidge Arthur. Rfmn. 9th Btn. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Prince Maurice Victor Donald. Lt. 60th Btn. (d.27th Oct 1914)
  • Pritchard John David. Rflmn. 7th Btn.
  • Quarmby James Arthur. Rifleman 7th Battalion (d.15 Sep 1916)
  • Ramsay Keith Winton. Lt. 7th Btn. (d.3rf May 1916)
  • Rennie George. 7th Btn.
  • Rennie George Arthur. Brig.Gen. 7th Btn.
  • Robinson Robert. Rfmn. 2nd Battalion (d.6th Nov 1914)
  • Robson Joseph. L/Cpl. 4th Btn. (d.10th May 1915)
  • Rose Samuel. Rflmn. 12th Btn. (d.18th Sep 1916)
  • Rothwell A. J.. Rfmn. 10th Btn. D Coy. (d.12th Apr 1916)
  • Salusbury Richard Ernest. L/Sgt. 14th Btn. (d.20th March 1915)
  • Savill Stanley Rust. Rfmn. 16th Btn. (d.27th Sep 1917)
  • Scadding Sydney. L/Cpl. 16th Btn. (d.28th Sep 1917)
  • Scarlett Leonard Thomas. Pte 9th Btn (d.24th Aug 1916)
  • Scott Thomas. Cpl. 21st Btn.
  • Sedgwick Joseph. Rfm. 7th Battalion (d.6th Jul 1915)
  • Shearing Thomas William. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.10th March 1915)
  • Shewring Arthur. Rfmn. 1st Btn. A Company. (d.10th Mar 1915)
  • Sibley Albert Arthur. Rfm. 18th Btn. (d.7th June 1917)
  • Silver Mark. Cpl. (d.16th July 1916)
  • Simpson David Caldow. 2nd Lt.
  • Simpson Harry. Sgt. 16th Btn. (d.28th Jan 1916)
  • Smales Ben. Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.17th Sept 1914)
  • Smith A. C.. Pte. 13th Btn.
  • Smith Ernest. CSM 7th Btn. (d.11th Oct1917)
  • Smith Harold Stephen. Rifleman. 17th Btn. (d.29th Apr 1917)
  • Smith Thomas Nelson. Rflmn. 9th Battalion (d.29th Jun 1916)
  • Smith Thomas. Rflmn. 2nd Battalion (d.6th Nov 1914)
  • Smitheringale Joseph Henry. Rflmn. 12th Battalion (d.26th November 1918 )
  • Solomon Louis. R.S.M 10th Btn. (d.1917)
  • Speer Henry John. L/Sgt. 9th Btn. (d.22 Nov 1915)
  • Spencer Edwin. Rifleman 3rd Btn. (d.10th May 1915)
  • Stephens Albert. Private
  • Stevens Samuel Edward. Rflmn. 11th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1917)
  • Still William Henry. Rflmn. 1st Btn. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Stones William Oswald. Rflmn. (d.25th July 1916)
  • Strutton Charles. Rflmn. (d.22nd Oct 1915)
  • Suggitt Benjamin. Rflmn. 10th Btn. (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Sullivan Harry. Rifleman 16th Bn (d.26th Jun 1917)
  • Summers William James. Rifleman 17th Battalion (d.4th July 1916)
  • Sutton John Thomas. L/Cpl. 1st Btn.
  • Swallow Herbert William. Rflmn. 1st Btn. (d.27th July 1916)
  • Thomas Henry George. Rfn. 12th Btn. (d.14th Dec 1917)
  • Thomas Joshua. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.22nd March 1918)
  • Thomas Leslie. Cpl. 16th Btn.
  • Tindall Walter John. Sgt. 16th (Boys Brigade) Btn. (d.17th Apr 1918)
  • Titmas Bertie Edmund. L/Cpl. 12th Btn. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Tomlinson William. Rflmn. 7th Btn. (d.23rd April 1917)
  • Townsend John. Rflmn. 7th Btn. (d.2nd Sep 1915)
  • Tuckfield Henry Charles. A/Capt. 15th Btn.
  • Turk William. Rfm. 9th Btn. (d.24th Aug 1916)
  • Turner Edward Henry. Pte. 13th Battalion
  • Turner Ira William. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.10th Sep 1918)
  • Turner John Henry Edward. Rflmn. 13th Battalion
  • Turville Ralph Reginald. 15th Btn.
  • Underwood Walter Oliver. Pte 4th Btn (d.24th Apr 1915)
  • Underwood William. Rfm 10th Btn (d.19th Feb 1916)
  • Upton John William. Rfmn. 16th (Service) Battalion (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Vose Francis Albert. Rfm. 9th Btn.
  • Wagner Thomas Patrick. Rflmn. 16th (Church Lads Brigade) Btn. (d.6th Nov 1916)
  • Walker John Joseph. Sgt 8th Btn. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Walton William. L/Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Mar 1915)
  • Ward Benjamin. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.1st July 1916)
  • Watts James Albert. Rflmn. 16th Btn (d.22nd April 1917)
  • Welsted Charles. Rfm. 13th Btn.
  • Westcott Mark. Private
  • Whatley Henry A. Rfmn. 8th Battalion (d.15th Oct 1917)
  • Wheat James. Pte. 4th Battalion, D Company. (d.6th Nov 1918)
  • Wheat James. 9th Battalion (d.6th Nov 1918)
  • Wheat William. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • White James Heslop. Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Wicks Harry. L/Cpl 11th Btn (d.16th Dec 1915)
  • Wigley Joseph Charles. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.18th September 1916)
  • Wiles Cecil. Pte. 21st Battalion (d.8th Jul 1916)
  • Willson John Bertram.
  • Wilson Fred. Pte. 21st Btn., Platoon B Coy
  • Wilson John Bertram.
  • Wilson John Alpha. Cpl. 3rd Btn. (d.5th June 1917)
  • Wilson Thomas. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.27th July 1916)
  • Wollerson Charles Arthur. Rifleman 4th Battalion (d.10th May 1915)
  • Womersley Harry. Pte. 21st Btn.
  • Woodhouse John. Rflmn. 12th Btn. (d.4th Oct 1917)
  • Woolbard George Henry. Sgt. 8th Battalion, B Company (d.24th August 1917)
  • Wootton Leonard. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.30th October 1914)
  • Young Joseph. Sergeant B Company

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Lt.Col. John Henry Stephen Dimmer VC, MC att. 2nd/4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.21st March 1918)

John Dimmer was killed in action on 21st March 1918 aged 35 and is buried in the Vadencourt British Cemetery in France. he was the husband of Dora Garvagh (formerly Dimmer), of Ashby Hall, Lincoln.

An extract from The London Gazette dated 19th Nov., 1914. records the following:- "This Officer served his machine gun during the attack on the 12th November at Klein Zillebeke until he had been shot five times - three times by shrapnel and twice by bullets, and continued at his post until his gun was destroyed."

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Rflmn. William Mariner VC 2nd Btn. B Coy King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.1st July 1916)

William Mariner died on the 1st July 1916, aged 34 and is commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial in France. he was the son of Mrs. Alice Wignall, of 18, Fletcher St., Lower Broughton, Manchester.

An extract from The London Gazette dated 23rd June, 1915, records the following:-"During a violent thunderstorm on the night of 22nd May, 1915, he left his trench near Cambrin, and crept out through the German wire entanglements till he reached the emplacement of a German machine gun which had been damaging our parapets and hindering our working parties. After climbing on the top of the German parapet he threw a bomb in under the roof of the gun emplacement and heard some groaning and the enemy running away. After about a quarter of an hour he heard some of them coming back again, and climbed up on the other side of the emplacement and threw another bomb among them left-handed. He then lay still while the Germans opened a heavy fire on the wire entanglement behind him, and it was only after about an hour that he was able to crawl back to his own trench. Before starting out he had requested a serjeant to open fire on the enemy's trenches as soon as he had thrown his bombs. Rifleman Mariner was out alone for one and half hours carrying out this gallant work".

s flynn


Rflmn. Albert James East 20th Btn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. (d.26th July 1916)

Albert East died on the 26th of July 1916, aged 35 and is buried in the Ste. Marie Cemetery in France. He was the husband of Ada East, of 22 Kentish Town Rd., Camden Town, London.

s flynn


Rflmn. John Cove 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.25th Sep 1915)

John Cove served with the 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps and died on the 25th of September 1915.

Andrew Lane


Rflmn. William Hadfield 11th Btn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. (d.4th April 1917)

William Hadfield died on 4th of April 1917, he was the son of Mr. Thomas W. Hadfield, of 11 St. Stephens Rd., Blackburn, Lancs.

s flynn


Rflemn. George Peachment VC. 2nd Btn. King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.25th Sep 1915)

George Peachment was killed in action 25th of September 1915 age 18 and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial in France

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 18th Nov., 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery near Hulluch on 25th Sept., 1915. During very heavy fighting, when our front line was compelled to retire in order to re-organise, Pte. Peachment, seeing his Company Commander, Captain Dubs, lying wounded, crawled to assist him. The enemy's fire was intense, but, though there was a shell hole quite close, in which a few men had taken cover, Pte. Peachment never thought of saving himself. He knelt in the open by his Officer and tried to help him, but while doing this he was first wounded by a bomb and a minute later mortally wounded by a rifle bullet. He was one of the youngest men in his battalion and gave this splendid example of courage and self-sacrifice."

s flynn


Pte. John Partington Booth 8th Btn. King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.6th Nov 1915)

Pte. John P. Booth portrait

Jack Booth was my grandma's favourite younger brother. He was 20 when he enlisted in May 1915 with the 8th King's Royal Rifles and died of his wounds on 6th November at Ypres, later that same year.

I'm lucky in that I have a lot of information about him. My great grandmother and the eldest daughter traveled to Ypres to see his grave and brought back postcards and other souvenirs; a brass dogcart, an anvil formed from a shell casing. Probably the one and only time they traveled from their thoroughly working class home. The women of the family had gold pendants with his photo inside, so I grew up knowing what he looked like and the fact 'a trip' had been made.

His records also survived and I have copies of the correspondence with his mother about his effects - a wristwatch (broken), purse, pipe, knife, gospel, letters and photos, and her grateful reply 'hoping if they get anything else as there is a few more things'. I also have the Btn's war diary and know that the working party he was with was shelled returning from repairing trenches and he was hit by shrapnel. I know where the Field Ambulance Station was where he died, where he was initially buried (an OS reference) and his final resting place in the Hop Store Cemetery just west of Ypres. A silk mourning token also found its way to us through a local newspaper story.

RIP John Partington Booth. Gone but not forgotten.

Gill Butterworth


Pte. Frederick Herbert Hiscox 18th Btn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps (d.15th Sep 1916)

Attestation 1915

Rifleman Frederick Hiscox of the KRRC would never know that his twin sister, Edith Emily, would emigrate to America, and that he would have many cousins there.

His was a short war - he enlisted early in 1915 at Romford, Essex, not far from the family home at Vange. By early 1916 his battalion was in France, and they would be engaged in one of the Somme battles. On September 15, 1916, he was posted as missing, and, as far as we are aware, his body was never found. Frederick, therefore, has no known grave, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Brian A Hill


Sgt. William Henry Kay 10th Btn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps (d.19th May 1918)

William Henry Kay was from a large family that originated in Kimberworth, Yorkshire, having 11 brothers and sisters. He was married to Sarah and they had three children, James, Noah and Jane. He was a blast furnaceman in Middlesbrough before the war and they lived in Grangetown.

He started his military career in September 1914, when he joined the newly formed 10th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps. In June 1916 he was promoted to Sergeant. In Aug 1916 he transferred to the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment then in September to the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

In March 1917 he was transferred again to the Durham Light Infantry, but was soon moved to the Labour Corps, probably due to ill health. By May 1918 he was back in DLI barracks in Newcastle where he died of a heart attack on the 19 May 1918. His son James, who was 14 when war broke out, also served, but I can not find any details. He survived the war but died in an accident a few years later.

Andrew Coles


Rflmn. Silvester Petty 7th Btn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps (d.26th Aug 1916)

Silvester Petty served with the 7th Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

Sandra Nuttall


Pte. David Boswell 10th Btn. Kings Royal Rifles Corps (d.29th Feb 1916)

David Boswell served with B Company, 10th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps during WW1 and died on the 29th February 1916, aged 21. He is buried in La Belle Alliance Cemetery in Belgium. He was the son of Thomas and Sarah Boswell, of 75, Sharp St., Warrington.



Rfm. Albert Arthur Sibley 18th Btn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps (d.7th June 1917)

Although we are not directly related, my great grandmother married Albert Sibley in 1914 before he left to fight. His loss affected her so badly, she rarely spoke about him only saying that the love of her life died in the Great War.

He was born in Fulham, and met my nan while he worked as a gravedigger. Ironically, the very cemetery he worked in would become the place where many of his relatives would be buried. These relatives, chillingly, died during bombings of London in WWII.

In her possessions upon her death, we found his memorial plaque (often nicknamed "death pennies"), and a locket with his photo in it. We also caught that when she remarried her second husband, she never told him - and named their son Albert Arthur.

Sarah Jacquie


Rflmn. William Phillips 1st Btn. A Company King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.17th Feb 1917)

William Phillips was my Great Uncle. He was 26 when he died. A red cross representative recorded the following details of his fate.

"He came from Chelsea & was a mucking in chum of mine. He was lying near me when he was killed. We were in shell holes. They counter attacked and we fell back into some short pieces of trenches. Two bodies were dragged back as we fell back. Then I saw S/Bs taking the papers off them and I asked who they were, it was Phillips and I think Myers, or a name like that. I knew him very well but they were so covered with mud that I could not recognize him but I saw his pay book and had no doubt about him. I helped to pull him through, out of the mud. And I saw him buried in a shell hole at Miraumont It was practically in the line and I do not suppose that I could find the place again myself. The other man was buried with him. He used always to be talking to me about his Mother and Sisters. He was a very nice quiet fellow who would share everything with you. I have shared many of his parcels a very decent fellow. There were not many of us Londoners in the Company so we naturally drifted together. He lived at Norman Road, Kings, Road, Chelsea." Informant Rfn. James 25306 On Ambulance Train. Calais 9 xxx (page torn)

Robert Regan


L.Cpl William Benson MM 16th Btn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps

Grandfather, William Benson won the Military Medal during 1915, as cited in the London Gazette, but never spoke of it, he passed away in 1965, and there are no details of why he was awarded the medal.

Colin Benson


Rflmn. William Oswald Stones Kings Royal Rifle Corps (d.25th July 1916)

William Stones did not have to go, at 36 years old, he was exempt because of his age. He enlisted at home in 1915. William was killed in 1916 in Delville Wood. He is one of the last burials in Carnoy Cemetery which was closed at the end of July 1916. In the cemetery his name was listed as Jones, then corrected in red ink to Stones. Coincidently his great grand daughter's married name is Jones.



Rfm Maurice Needleman Kings Royal Rifle Corps

I have my grandfather's honourable discharge certificate, dated 23rd March 1918.


Rflmn. William Ellett 1st Btn. King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.9th Oct 1916)

William Ellett died in the Battle of the Somme in the German trenches during hand to hand combat with a number of Germans. He died of a knife to the head but put up a valiant fight.


Rflmn. James William Halford 10th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps (d.21st Feb 1916)


Rflmn. Solomon Jonas 9th Btn. King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.31st March 1918)

Solomon Jonas served with the 9th (Service) Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps which was raised at Winchester on 21st August 1914 as part of Kitchener's First New Army and joined 42nd Brigade, 14th (Light) Division. They trained at Aldershot, moving to Petworth in November, returning to Aldershot in March 1915. They proceeded to France, landing at Boulogne on 20th May 1915.

They fought in the the Action of Hooge, being the first division to be attacked by flamethrowers. They were in action in the Second Attack on Bellewaarde. In 1916 they were on the Somme seeing action in the Battle of Delville Wood and the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. In 1917 they fought in the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, the First and Third Battle of the Scarpe at Arras, the Battle of Langemark and the First and Second Battle of Passchendaele.

On 2nd February 1918 they transferred to 43rd Brigade, still with 14th (Light) Division. In 1918 they returned to the Somme and were in action during the Battle of St Quentin and the Battle of the Avre, suffering very heavy casualties with almost 6,000 men of the Division killed or injured. The Division was withdrawn from the front line and were engaged building a new defensive line to the rear. On 27th April, the 9th KRRC was reduced to a cadre and on 16th June they transferred to 34th Division. On 27th they joined 39th Division. The 9th KRRC was disbanded on 3rd August 1918.



Rflmn. James Robert Dry 7th Battalion Kings Royal Rifles (d.20th Sep 1917)

My grand father, James Dry served with the 7th Battalion Kings Royal Rifles, was sadly he was killed in action on 20th of September 1917. I have been researching for a few years the whereabouts of my Grand father's grave and in November 2014 visited his grave in the Perth Cemetery (China Wall) just outside Ypres. Such a sad and first meeting in nearly 100 years, by one of his ancestors. My father (a veteran of the Burma campaign in WW2) never met his father, as he was born a few months after my grand father was killed in action.

Unfortunately, my father passed away some time ago taking with him all the horrific memories that he had from the WW2 and any information as to the circumstances of where in the Ypres area the 7th Battalion KRRC were engaged and how my Grand father paid the ultimate sacrifice. I intend to return to his grave with my children to pay our respects next September being the centenary year of his death. If any one could guide me as to where the information would be stored as to that fateful day (20.09.1917)so I can complete my record of ancestry that I want to make sure my family and grand children never forget the sacrifices that were made in both the world wars of the 20th century, so that we can enjoy freedom.

'Lest we forget'

Howard Dry-Parker

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