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King's Shropshire Light Infantry




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Those known to have served with

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Austin Edwin. Pte. 6th Btn (d.22nd Aug 1917)
  • Ball George. 9th Battalion
  • Bennett Charles Pinder. Pte. 6th. Batallion
  • Bennett James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Feb 1917)
  • Bennett James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Feb 1917)
  • Carr Geoffrey. Major 8th Battalion
  • Corfield Henry. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.22nd Aud 1916)
  • Edwards William. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.30th March 1918 )
  • Ellis John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th Oct 1916)
  • French Charles John. Maj. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Goodman Arthur. Sgt.
  • Grimshaw Harry. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.31st Aug 1917)
  • Grimshaw Harry. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.31st August 1917)
  • Gwilliam Charles Henry. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.2nd Jan 1915)
  • Hammond Vincent Edward. Pte. 11th (d.18th Nov 1916)
  • Hanock Harry. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.7th Nov 1917)
  • Howells Harry. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.25th Apr 1916)
  • Jones Dennis. Cpl. 5th Battalion
  • Mawdsley John Howard. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.27th Dec 1916)
  • Molyneux John . Pte. 6th Btn. (d.1th Oct 1918)
  • Pike John Harold. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.30th June 1918)
  • Reade Herbert Cecil. 6th Btn.
  • Roberts George Thomas. Bdr.
  • Seare Edmund Josiah Henry . Pte. 7th Btn. (d.14th Jul 1916)
  • Suthon John Richard. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Suthon John Richard. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Tranetr Joseph. Pte. (d.1st Oct 1918)
  • Tranter Joseph. Pte. (d.1st Oct 1918)
  • Woosnam William George. Pte. 6th Battalion
  • Yapp James. Grdsmn. 3rd Btn. (d.27th Nov 1917)

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Pte. Henry Corfield 7th Btn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry (d.22nd Aud 1916)

Herny Corfield was killed in action on the 22nd of August 1916, aged 38 and is buried in Plot 2. B. 102 in the Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension in France. He was the son of Eunice Griffiths, of 25, Crown Yard, Little Dawley, Dawley, Shropshire.

s flynn




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Herbert Cecil Reade 6th Btn. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

Herbert Cecil Reade joined the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion (Pals) in Shrewsbury in 1914. In 1916 he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps as an observer in No.1 Squadron. He was invalided back to the UK in 1917.

Richard Reade




1205958

Grdsmn. James Yapp 3rd Btn. Grenadier Guards (d.27th Nov 1917)

James Yapp was killed in action on the 27th of November 1917, aged 22 and is commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial in France. He was the son of James & Sarah Yapp of 44 Stable Row, Lightmoor, Dawley, Shropshire and had enlisted into the KSLI Territorials (4th Bn.) in June 1913 aged 17 years 10 months and had been discharged as unfit for duty in Oct 1914 only to immediately re-enlist into the Guards

s flynn




229909

Sgt. Arthur Goodman Machine Gun Corps

Arthur Goodman, my grandfather, was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire on 2 Aug 1892 to his parents William Goodman and Alice (nee Lea). He had two older brothers, Fred and Frank and two younger sisters Alma and Gladys. Presumably life was quiet for him and his family and he worked as an assistant boot salesman while the family lived at 16 Clifford Street. As far as I understand it at the outbreak of war he joined the King's Shropshire Light Infantry but them went on to join the Machine Gun Corps.

My father (William Edward Goodman) wrote of him: "Dad was a native of Shrewsbury, where he had commenced work as an assistant in that branch of boot and shoe retailers, G & W Morton, for whom he worked throughout the whole of his working life, except for Army service during the First World War. My father's army service was with the Machine Gun Corps, rising to the rank of Sergeant Major. The M.G.C. appears to have been something of a suicide squad in that they were to the fore in major actions, or bearing the brunt of spirited offensives against our lines. Whilst a Sergeant he received the congratulations of Major General C.E. Pereira, CB,CMG, Commanding 2nd Division on his "Splendid leadership and example to those under him.""

After the war he married my grandmother, Lavinia Barfoot, and had two boys my father and his younger brother, Ronald Clive. He died in Maidstone on in 1958.

Gill Chesney-Green




228784

Major Geoffrey Carr MC, MID 8th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry

I'm researching my grandfather who served with 8th Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry during WW1. He was Mentioned in Dispatches in November 1917 and was awarded the MC in the New Year's Honours list in 1918/19. If anyone has any information on my grandfather please let me know. Thanks.

Sarah Townson




226151

Maj. Charles John French Kings Shropshire Light Infantry (d.2nd July 1916)

Major Charles French died of wounds in France on 2nd July 1916.

s flynn




225695

Pte. Joseph Tranter 7th Btn. (d.1st Oct 1918)

Joseph Tranter as born in September 1895 at Stockend, Harescombe, Gloucestershire. He enlisted at Ross on Wye Herefordshire and was killed in action 1st October 1918 age 22, at the Battle of Cambrai. He served as a Stretcher bearer attached to Kings Shropshire Light Infantry service number 28246 and South Lancashire Regiment service number 45288. Joe is commemorated on Vis en Artois Memorial, as he has no known grave.

Royce Tranter




224626

Pte. John Harold Pike 8th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry (d.30th June 1918)

John Pike was a member of the Brislington Company Church Lads' Brigade. He died on 30th of June 1918 and lies beside Edwin Padfield, his fellow CLB member from Brislington.

Doug Lake




224106

Pte. Edmund Josiah Henry Seare 7th Btn. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry (d.14th Jul 1916)

Edmund Seare was my Great-Grandfather's Cousin. He was born in 1888 at St.Mary Cray, near Orpington, Kent. He worked as a 'Beneath Ground Worker' in a Colliery. He moved to Wales in approximately 1909 and was married in 1910. His wife was called Mary M Jones. They lived at 4 Gertrude Street, Abercynon in Llanwonno, Wales. He carried on working as a collier in Pontypridd. Edmund and Mary had 4 children together: a daughter, Sarah J Seare (born 1910) and 3 sons, Alfred (born 1912), David (born 1913) and Edmund (born 1914). He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Ursula Pearce




223607

Pte. James Bennett 2nd Btn. Shropshire Light Infantry (d.21st Feb 1917)

James Bennett died at sea on the 21st of February 1917 age 33 and is commemorated on the Mikra Memorial in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. He was the son of Mrs. Alice Ann Bennett, of Shaw St., Burnley; husband of Annie Lacy (formerly Bennett) of 47 New Hall St., Burnley.

s flynn




223546

Pte. Harry Grimshaw 8th Btn. Shropshire Light Infantry (d.31st August 1917)

Harry Grimshaw was killed in action on the 31st of August 1917 and is buried in in the Doiran Military Cemetery in Greece.

s flynn




221985

George Ball 9th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry

George Ball enlisted in Broseley on 18th of December 1914 - at that time he was a miner who was married with 5 children living in Church Alley, Broseley. He joined the 9th Battalion KSLI and was honourably discharged in May 1915 due to injury (internal derangement of the knee?). In May 1915 he then enlisted with the Army Service Corps (Service number R4/106913) which he served until March 1917. He was awarded the Silver War Badge (badge #5418).

I'm his great grand-daughter and am trying to find out more about him as have no living relatives who remember him...

Sarah Taylor




218689

Pte. Charles Henry Gwilliam 1st Btn. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry (d.2nd Jan 1915)

Charles Gwilliam was killed in action 02/01/1915, aged 21. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing in Belgium. He was the son of Samuel & Emily Gwilliam, of Bishopstone, Bridge Sollars. Hereford, Herefordshire.

s flynn




218369

Pte. John Howard Mawdsley 8th Btn. Shropshire Light Infantry (d.27th Dec 1916)

John Howard Mawdesley served with the 8th Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry during WW1 and died on the 27th December 1916, aged 32. He is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial near the Doiran Military Cemetery in Greece.

He was the son of William Henry Mawdsley, of Oakengates, Salop and husband of Alice Morris (formerly Mawdsley), of 16, Frame Lane, Doseley, Dawley, Salop.

S Flynn




218366

Pte. Harry Grimshaw 8th Btn. Shropshire Light Infantry (d.31st Aug 1917)

Harry Grimshaw served with the 8th Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry during WW1 and was killed in action on the 31st August 1917. He is buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.

S Flynn




218363

Pte. James Bennett 2nd Btn. Shropshire Light Infantry (d.21st Feb 1917)

John Bennett served with the 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry during WW1 and died at sea on the 21st February 1917, age 33. He was the son of Mrs. Alice Ann Bennett, of Shaw St., Burnley and Husband of Annie Lacy (formerly Bennett), of 47, New Hall St., Burnley.

Within the cemetery is the Mikra Memorial, commemorating almost 500 nurses, officers and men of the Commonwealth forces who died when troop transports and hospital ships were lost in the Mediterranean, and who have no grave but the sea.

S Flynn




218331

Pte. John Richard Suthon 10th Btn. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry (d.30th Nov 1917)

John Richard Suthon served with the 10th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry during WW1. He was killed in action on the 30th November 1917 and is buried in the Jerusalem War Cemetery.

S Flynn




217958

Cpl. Dennis Jones Military Medal 5th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Dennis Jones was my grandfather. He served with the King's Shropshire Light Infantry 5th Battalion and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery at the battle for Deville Wood, on The Somme in July 1916. He was a machine-gunner and together with two other soldiers he was manning a post that during the battle, because of the enemy advance, came to be behind enemy lines. For three days these soldiers were posted as 'missing presumed dead', but not only did my grandfather get himself and his comrades back to his battalion, he also managed to bring back their complete machine gun.

He was awarded the Military Medal and promoted to sergeant. He was later seconded to another battalion and also saw action in Egypt. Dennis Jones survived WW1 and also served again in WW2. In peacetime he became a blast-furnace foreman, working for a local steel company. He died in 1964

Lynda Lister




217136

Pte. Vincent Edward Hammond 11th Border Regiment (d.18th Nov 1916)

Vincent E Hammond served with the Herefordshire Regiment, King's Shropshire Light Infantry and the Border Regiment. He was killed in action on the 18th of November 1916. Vincent was a tailors outfitter in Knighton, an only child to Edward and Bertha Hammond of Knighton

Margi Kelly




215908

Pte. Edwin Austin 6th Btn King's Shrops Light Infantry (d.22nd Aug 1917)

Edwin Austin was killed in action 22/08/1917 aged 28 years and is remembered upon Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. He was son of the late Robert and Ellen Austin of Oakengates. (Also brother of Private Harry Austin 60573, KIA age 24 31/7/1917).

My Great Uncle, so he is not forgotten.

Roger Fallon




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