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Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
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- 5th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
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- 14th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 15th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 16th (Church Lads Brigade) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 17th (British Empire League) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 18th (Arts and Crafts) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 19th (Reserve) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 20th (British Empire Pioneers) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 21st (Yeoman Rifles) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 22nd (Reserve) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 23rd (Reserve) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 24th (Reserve) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 25th (Pioneers) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 51st (Graduated) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 52nd (Graduated) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 7th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 8th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- 9th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
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Those known to have served with
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)
- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- Strutton Charles. Rflmn. (d.22nd Oct 1915)
- 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."s flynn
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)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)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.Steve
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. 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.Bella
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
Sgt. Arthur William Medhurst 7th Btn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps (d.30th July 1915)Arthur Medhurst died of wounds, probably inflicted by German flame throwers which were used for the first time on 30th of July 1915. He was a regular soldier attested in 1898.P B Bird
Pte. Maurice Flymm 1st Btn. Royal Munster FusiliersMaurice Flynn was born at Kilworth, near Castlelyons, Fermoy, County Cork on 9th December 1882. His father was a farmer and his mother died when he was young. His father (David) had re-married, his mother Hanah Lyons being his second wife. He had two half sisters one being Mary who married a Michael Bane, who like the husband of the other sister was in the Army. After Maurice's mother died he went to live with his sister Mary in Fermoy, but as the house was "too regimental", he left and became a groom for the Rices in the town.
At the age of 15 years he joined the 9th King's Royal Rifle Corps, having given his age as 17 years. The 9th KRRC was the Old North Cork Militia Regiment which had its headquarters in Mallow from 5th December 1899. The Boer War commenced in 1899 shortly after he completed his training and he was drafted to South Africa with this Regiment. It is believed that he joined up with his best friend who died within two weeks of his arrival in South Africa.
The one story he tells of this period relates to an incident when he was out scouting alone and came upon a group of Boers in a Wadi. These he single-handedly captured and led back to his camp, but prior to entering he was reminded that they still held guns in their saddle holsters and should be disarmed. They were obviously starving and glad to be captured in order to get fed.
Also whilst in South Africa he was wounded, and spent some time convalescing there. He often spoke of Table Mountain in Capetown, as it was so impressive to him. During the campaign he is reputed to have saved the life of an officer. Although there is no documentary evidence of this heroic deed, Pte. Flynn was presented with a colt pistol by the grateful officer. This is now held in the museum at Fitzgerald's Park in Cork. Whilst in South Africa he appears to have travelled much, as he listed the following places under the heading 'My Travels in South Africa'.
1. Cape Town 2. Grun Point (Green Point) 3. Warm Baths. 4. Fourteen Streams. 5. ( ) Naaupoort. 6. (Tibus) Clifton's Farm-not found. 7. (Stainburg) Reit River - not found. 8. Bethany. 9. (Arundel) Bethulie Bridge. 10. Orange River. 11. Kilmounts (charge with bayonets)- not found. 12. Krugers Dorp. 13. Newcastle. 14. Dannhauser. 15. Dundee. 16. Lady Smith. 17. Orange River Colony (Station). 18. Glencoe. 19. Modder River (Island & Hotel). 20. Sunnyside. 21. Colenso. 22. Kimberley. 23. Wittebergen. 24. Springfontein. 25. Reitfontein. 26. Dreifontein. 27. Jagerfontein. 28. Colesburg.
He returned to England on 7th July 1900 and on 13th July 1901 was listed as being entitled to the Queen's South African Medal with both the Cape Colony and Orange Free State Clasps. The above regiment was disbanded in Mallow in 1908. No soldier's papers were found in the thefiles at the Public Records Office. This is as expected, because he continued to serve in the Great War and the above papers are for those who were discharged to pension before 1913.
Maurice is known to have spent some time in India and whilst there he contracted malaria. He suffered from bouts of this all his life which included the usual shivering and high temperatures. It is also known that he claimed to have often swum in the Ganges, and also spoke of being on service at the Himalayas. At some stage around this time he was stationed at Gosport, Hants., and operated there as a P.E. instructor. It is also known that he served in Duncannon Fort, Co. Wexford and Charles Fort in Kinsale Co. Cork, which he was very familiar with, particularly the stables.
On his returning to Ireland he met up with Mary Sommerville whose father was an engineer in Co. Galway, and it appears that she was born out of wedlock. Mary was orphaned or given when young and went to live with relatives, the Rices at Bank House in Fermoy, the same family that Maurice had been groom to some years earlier. Mary was a live-in servant to the Rices and her cousin Sr. Veronica (Susan) Rice, was to become the Rev. Mother (later transferred to Youghal). Maurice and Mary were married in Mallow on 30th September 1905 and they went to live at Chapel Hill in Fermoy. The wedding was never approved of by Mary's relatives and, after they eloped, the Rices stopped any inheritance she may have been entitled to, including property in Taylor's Hill, Galway and did not contact her for many years. There were a few brief meetings eventually when they were living in Glaunthaune. Mary Sommerville had eight children,listed below.
William Anthony born on 22nd August 1906, died on 19th April 1958. Maurice Christopher born on 23rd November 1907, died on 7th May 1908. Eileen born on 8th March 1910 in Glasgow, died on 28th June 1976. Maurice Joseph born on 27th November 1911, died on 9th December 1911. David Benedict born on 4th January 1913, died on 4th December 1914. (Buried with military band in Tralee near the barracks.) Ruby Harriet born on 9th March 1915, died on 7th January 1924. Maureen Veronica born on 4th June 1918. Hannah born on 9th March 1924, died on 12th March aged 3 days.
David was interred at the Military Cemetery in Tralee (Killerisk) on the following Saturday after his death, attended by many members of the Regiment (3rd Battalion), he was a very popular little boy with the regiment and the band played "The flower of the forest" at his grave side. His death was caused by food poisoning after eating contaminated 'bully beef' obtained from the Army stores, something Maurice never forgave the army for. On 9th March 1915, Ruby Harriet Patrica was born and she was baptized in Tralee on the 14th March 1915, she died in the fever hospital of diphtheria. They were living in Glounthaune, the local doctor was called but was drunk on arrival. Mary Flynn ran to Beamish's, Ashbourne House and they rang for an ambulance from Cork. They also contacted Maurice at Ryan's where he worked and William at O'Gilvie and Moores, Parnell Place, Cork. By the time she got to hospital she had choked to death. Combermere Lodge is just across the road from the rear entrance of Ashbourne House and Willie was very friendly with Richard (Dickie) Beamish, the son of the owner of Beamish's Brewery in Cork. They lived at Chapel Hill in Fermoy until 1910, when they moved to Glasgow. Maurice worked for Lever Bros, the soap manufacturers. The family lived at 4 Harrington Street, Maryhill, Glasgow.
By 1913 he was again back in Ireland. Unfortunately the smog and cold of Glasgow had a detrimental effect on the health of the eldest child Willie, consequently he returned to the Army. He joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers at Ballymullan, Tralee, Co. Kerry. The ex-servicemen and reservists were mobilized on 4th August 1914 and as he wore 3 Good Conduct Chevrons, he must then have served over 12 years with the Army. The soldiers generally enlisted for 12 years - 7 years with the Colours and the final 5 years in the reserves.
His 12 years were up therefore, certainly by 1911. However he entered the Special Reserves after his return from Scotland, thereby joining the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Upon mobilization he was Pte 6663 with the 3rd Royal Munster Fusiliers who moved to Cork during October/November 1914. They moved to Aghada in East Cork in May 1915, which consisted of a camp on the grounds of Hadwell House. The 3rd Battalion R.M.F. were a Special Reserve, and were to be used to replenish the dead or wounded of the 1st or 2nd R.M.F. Battalions on active service
On 19th April 1916 he sailed for France by ferry from Folkestone to Bologne in a reinforcing draft. (It is also possible that he may have been to France/Flanders on a previous occasion as he wore four blue chevrons representing 1915, 1916, 1917, and 1918 on active service.) Here he joined the 1st Battalion on active service, recently returned from their disastrous near annihilation on 'V' Beach. He was wounded shortly before 2nd August 1916 whilst with the 1st R.M.F. They served with the 48th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division. This wound appears not serious (flesh wound in the leg) as a silver wound badge was not recorded as having been awarded. He appears to have served the remainder of the war in France and Flanders and suffered the after effects of a gas attack, something which was to plague him all his life. The only story he told of killing the enemy relates to a German sniper operating from a tree who had killed five of his colleagues. He waited until dark when he could identify the position of the sniper by the flash from his gun to shoot and kill the slayer of his mates. All his life subsequently he smoked his cigarette with the lighted end towards the palm so as not to show a glimmer at night.
A story is told that whilst on active service he struck up a friendship with a young soldier, the son of an Anglican Minister. Pte. Flynn wrote a letter to the soldier's family after his death, detailing the circumstances. In return, the family presented him with a pocket watch, and a ring as mementoes. The family kept in touch with Maurice for many years after the War.Fergus Britton
Cpl. Mark Silver King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.16th July 1916)Mark Silver was the father of Sergeant Fred Silver and Bugle Major Ruebin Silver also Band Sergeant Monnie Silver all Regulars of the KRRC and then Rifle Brigade.Fred Silver
Pte. Thomas Elliott 12th Btn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. (d.19th September 1916)Hartley Wespall Military Funeral, 30th September 1916
On Saturday afternoon the mortal remains of Pte. Thomas Elliott, King's Royal Rifle, were laid to rest in the churchyard of his native village with military honours. He had been on active service for the past 11 months and was severely wounded in the head on the 5th inst.; after preliminary attention at the Base Hospital he was removed to the Duchess of Connaught's Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Taplow. Subsequent reports gave ground for hope of recovery, but he gradually grew worse, and passed away on the 19th inst. Owing to indisposition the Rector of Hartley was unable to conduct the service, and this duty was kindly carried out by the Rev. J. B. Barker, Rector of Sherfield. There was a large concourse of people, practically the whole parish, where the deceased was very well known and popular, showing their sympathy by attending the sad ceremony. The deceased, previous to joining the Army, had been an enthusiastic member of the Hartley Boy Scouts and enlisted in the Army although under age. This token of bravery, which has culminated in giving his life for his country's cause, has brought forth expressions of admiration on all sides. The body, borne by soldiers, ten of whom attended, enered the church whilst the organist (Mr. R. N. Ruddle) played the air O rest in the Lord. The hymn On the resurrection morning was sung during the service, and the Nunc Dimittis was chanted as they left for the grave, which is situated under the shadow of the church where the deceased had been accustomed to attend. At the conclusion of the service the Last Post was played by two buglers, and was very impressive.
The mourners included Messrs. Ernest, Charles and John Elliott, Mrs. C. Elliott, senr., Mr. and Mrs. Wingrove, Mrs. Cummins; Misses Edith, Ethel and Agnes Elliott, and there were also present Mr. and Mrs. Durnford, Miss Durnford, Mrs. J. B. Barker and many others. There were numerous wreaths of especial beauty from Joe, Charlie and John; Mrs. Wingrove and Charlie; Edie; Mrs. Cummins; Ethel, Agnes and Mother; Mrs. Sewry; Ed. and Willie Coring; Mr., Mrs. and Miss Vass; from the staff at hospital; Dick Cummins; Misses F. A. and E. Lawrence; Mrs. Armsworth; Mrs. Leadbetter; Mr. and Mrs. Hoare; Mrs, Willis and Mrs. F. Hoare; Mrs. Hall: Miss Barter; Mr. and Mrs. L. Smith; Mrs. Lomer; Mr. and Mrs. Durnford; his loving friend Flo; Mr. and Mrs Mulford and children.Mike Dawson
Rflmn. Henry William Houchin 13th Btn. King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.23rd April 1917)Henry Houchin was my wife's maternal great uncle.Robert Raley
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