14 December 2014

Essex Regiment - PoW Other Ranks 1914

The following list of 44 Essex Regiment NCOs and men has been transcribed from the Imperial War Museum's collection, specifically item B.O.2 1/181 which is a three-page hand-written (as well as faded and undated) list of Essex Regiment men who became prisoners of war prior to 25th December 1914.  My full transcription of this collection (not reproduced here) also contains home addresses for most of the men.

Although it is not explicitly stated, all of these men must have been captured whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment as this was the only battalion of the Essex Regiment that was on the Western Front in 1914.

The roll:

10167 Private J Barry
8594 Sergeant E Binnie
10072 Private G W Bull
8250 Private W Claxton
8166 Private Sidney Crozier
7375 Private J Donnelly
10172 Private J Edwards
10203 Private G Eley
7929 Private D Elliott
8535 Private J Ellis
7771 Private H J Gillson
10199 Private G Graham
9432 Private H Groom
8938 Private A Grover
8897 Private H Guy
8183 Private F Housden
9465 Private E E Jennings
9920 Lance-Corporal C E James
8151 Lance-Corporal A Jordan
10133 Private H Kemp
8375 Private F W Manning
8472 Lance-Corporal G R Minshall
8885 Private F Medcalf
8127 Private E Minett
7186 Corporal T Morris
10030 Private P T Powell
7903 Private C Pratt
8105 Private M Radford
8434 Private E C Reynolds
8304 Private W Rawlings
10126 Private W A Richer
8214 Private W Rogers
7823 Private W H Ryan
10107 Private J W Sims
7864 Private P Smith
9573 Corporal J J Smyrk
7808 Private G Tarbun
7527 Private H A Taylor
9321 Private G M Took
8738 Private H Walsh
9198 Corporal J R H Warner
7732 Corporal E Whitwell
7977 Private W E White
4155 CQMS E T West

Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page. The image on this post shows men of the 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment in Norwich on the 10th August 1914. I will be happy to acknowledge the source of this image which is currently unknown to me.

7 December 2014

Irish Guards - PoW Other Ranks 1914

Here are some more PoWs; this time an edited list of 89 Irish Guards NCOs and men who became prisoners of war on or before 25th December 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

This data has been transcribed from the Imperial War Museum's collection, specifically item B.O.2 1/140 which is a two-page typed list sent to Sir Ernest Goodhart by the officer in charge of Irish Guards records at Buckingham Gate and dated 29th January 1919. My full transcription of this Irish Guards 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

The roll:

3220 Guardsman B G Anderson
1771 Guardsman C Baker
1570 Lance-Corporal J Bracken
4001 Guardsman E W Brown
2160 Guardsman J P Burke
2967 Guardsman J Burke
2997 Guardsman W Burrows
1446 Guardsman M Byrne
3159 Lance-Corporal J Cannon
3902 Guardsman P Cassley
4187 Guardsman P Cavanagh
3014 Guardsman T Cavanagh
3857 Guardsman E Churchouse
3707 Guardsman T Connolly
2221 Guardsman W Connolly
3675 Guardsman P Connelly
4303 Guardsman J Cromwell
4555 Guardsman Michael Deighan
2172 Guardsman J Desmond
4467 Lance-Corporal T Dolan
3727 Guardsman W Donaldson
2678 Guardsman O Donoghue
3952 Guardsman J Doyle
2933 Guardsman E Duggan
1280 Guardsman J Dunne
1920 Guardsman J Ellis
2051 Guardsman J Farmer
3476 Lance-Sergeant J Fay
3922 Guardsman F J Ferman
2681 Guardsman J Fitzpatrick
3392 Sergeant J Flanagan
2158 Guardsman P Fogarty
593 Guardsman P Gilchrist
4339 Guardsman R Glendon
1069 CSM M Graham
3252 Guardsman D Greene
1524 Guardsman G Haslam
3199 Guardsman J Hatton
2107 Sergeant J Hayes
4505 Guardsman P Hayes
4393 Guardsman M Healy
2440 Guardsman P Heslin
3121 Guardsman P Holden
2360 Guardsman S Irvine
3479 Guardsman W Kerr
4335 Lance-Corporal M Kilbride
3208 Guardsman L Kilpatrick
1696 Lance-Corporal W Linane
3491 Guardsman W Leslie
3286 Guardsman T Ludlow
1026 Guardsman A Lynch
58 Guardsman A Macaulay
1945 Lance-Corporal J Mahoney
3574 Guardsman M Mahoney
3126 Guardsman T Mason
1239 Guardsman C McKinley
3612 Guardsman W McDonald
460 Guardsman J McGrory
1519 Guardsman T Meagher
3377 Guardsman J Morris
3658 Lance-Corporal P Morriss
3840 Guardsman J Molloy
2205 Guardsman J Muldoon
972 Guardsman F Murray
4391 Guardsman W Murray
1537 Guardsman D Murphy
2472 Guardsman J Murphy
4184 Guardsman J O'Connell
2475 Guardsman T O'Connell
110 Lance-Corporal J O'Hare
3528 Guardsman J O'Keefe
2435 Guardsman P O'Reilly
4413 Guardsman J O'Sullivan
1527 Guardsman J Parrott
1810 Guardsman M Quinn
3295 Guardsman J Rooney
2886 Guardsman J Roache
3214 Guardsman D Rourke
3557 Guardsman P Ryan
2950 Guardsman P Sheridan
2585 Guardsman F Shortall
3302 Corporal F Stinson
3614 Guardsman J Strutt
3749 Guardsman J Sullivan
2629 Guardsman J Welsh
2510 Sergeant D Walsh
3876 Guardsman E Ward
3395 Guardsman J McWharters
1795 Guardsman P Sullivan
3749 Guardsman J Sullivan

Any errors in transcription are my own.

29 November 2014

ACI 144 - May 1915

The catchy little title of this blog was the British Army's attempt to make some sense of duplicate numbering within regiments, hence the issue of this Army Council Instruction in May 1915. In my experience, the letter of the law was not rigorously applied but at least we can see that an effort was being made.
My thanks to Graham Stewart for sending through this ACI.

23 November 2014

12th Lancers - PoW Other Ranks 1914

The following men were all serving with the 12th Lancers when they were captured in 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page. This data has been transcribed from the Imperial War Museum's collection, specifically item B.O.2 1/238.  My full transcription of these men (not reproduced here) also contains the man's home address.

The roll:

2788 Private J Adams
698 Private G Allen
765 Private R Asher
974 Private T Barker
4729 Private A Barnwell
2532 Private T Caffrey
814 Private F Cooper
1811 Private C F Dixie
2734 Private P Dunphy
3223 Private J Egan
3367 Private C Fray
5940 Private P Gatehouse
3141 Private B Grant
5877 Private P Griffin
3127 Private A Hensby
4394 Private E Hockey
4823 Private F Hodgson
3946 Private A C Horrell
4214 Private R James
6611 Private S Kendall
2454 Private L Keene
4316 Private A Kisby
4802 RQMS William T Lawes
1465 Private Frederick Lloyd
1810 Private Arthur E Lunn
2539 Private Cyril C Lunn
3339 Private H Marshall
4236 Private F Mathers
917 Private F Milnes
5635 Private T Melhuish
703 Private A Morgan
3896 Squadron Trumpeter William H Mowlam
1347 Private John Muldowney
4161 Private A Newbury
4398 Private C Oakey
3251 Private R Oldfield
2899 Private W Pearson
3796 Private A Payne
1873 Private J Petty
752 Private F Pownceby
148 Private L Hixon
709 Private E Sharpe
5907 Private A Smith
3126 Private F Scammell
3142 Private L Steer
799 Private C J Stubbs
5337 Private H E Stockwell
726 Private A H Thomas
4340 Private W R Thomas
5904 Private H Toothill
456 Private Charles Twort
5958 Private J Wells
3237 Private C Wilkinson
4150 Private H Williams

12 November 2014

Duplicate numbers

A visitor to one of my posts yesterday expressed surprise that someone listed on that post had the same number as his ancestor. How could that be?

I have covered this very common topic elsewhere but here's a quick overview of how this happens; and for the purpose of this post I'm going to refer to infantry only.

1. In July 1881 all line infantry regiments, with the exception of the Rifle Brigade, commenced a new numbering series which began at 1 on 1st July 1881. So straightaway you have the first 68 duplicate numbers.
2. The militia battalions for each regiment each had their own number series too. Most regiments had two militia battalion and each of these battalions would have had its own number series. These militia battalions often recruited at a similar rate and it is quite often the case that I see numbers in the two battalions keeping pace with each other, neck and neck, over the years.
3. When the Territorial Force was formed in April 1908 the majority of its battalions started a new number series beginning at 1 although there were many notable exceptions, some of which I have drawn attention to on this blog.
4. When Britain went to war with Germany in August 1914 and new service battalions started forming, many of these battalions also started numbering from 1.

So by 1914 it would be possible, in a typical line regiment to see the same regimental number appearing in the regular battalions, the Special Reserve, the Extra Reserve and each Territorial Force battalion. Some numbers were prefixed with letters or numbers which can make identification of a particular battalion easier for today's researchers, but the application of these prefixes in documents of the time was inconsistent to say the least.

This blog only covers a fraction of the number series that would have been issued between 1881 and 1918 but I have much unpublished information on ALL infantry battalions and most corps besides. Use the index tab to navigate around corps, regiments and battalions but if you get stuck, or need additional help, have a look at the RESEARCH tab.

7 November 2014

The Great War Medal Collectors' Companion - Vol II


I have mentioned this Howard Williamson's Great War Medal Collectors' Companion - Vol II on my Army Ancestry blog and I see today that Naval & Military Press are promoting this quite heavily. Howard has undertaken some mammoth research here and I collaborated with him on elements of this second volume. It's gratifying to see that both I and this blog, have been name-checked in the N&MP release (above). Click on the image above or the link to order this volume. I gather from the author that it is selling fast, so don't miss out.

This from Naval and Military Press:

The contents of Volume II are as follows: FIRST CHAPTER [Chapter 6] A STUDY OF THE REGIMENTAL NUMBERS OF THE BRITISH ARMY AND DOMINION FORCES DURING THE GREAT WAR [Awarded OMRS Silver Medal 2013] This incredible study comprises 200 pages packed with information on the regimental numbers and prefixes allocated to the Soldiers of the Great War.

For the section on Line Regiments, the Author collaborated closely with Paul Nixon, whose internet blog on Regimental Numbers provided much additional information to that compiled by the Author. The Territorial re-numberings of 1917 are all included, plus information on which number blocks were allocated to those in action on the First Day of The Somme.


The Sections on the Corps include:

ASC: All the prefixes shown with their number range are explained and the units employing them are identified. Labour Corps. The numbers for the Labour Companies and the Regiments to which they are affiliated plus a table linking regimental numbers and transfer details and dates.

RAMC: All Territorial re-numberings including refinements to include field ambulances plus notes on number blocks prior to TF renumbering.

RAOC: Prefixes and number ranges explained.

Military Police: Notes from Paul Nixon's blog on dates of enlistment.

RAVC: Notes on prefixes and numbers.

RA: Territorial re-numberings. Prefixes explained.

RE: Notes on all number bands including a refined version of the TF numberings, Tunnelling, Gas and other companies identified as associated with certain number blocks.

Tank Corps: Origins of personnel revealed plus number blocks to specific battalions.


Sections on AIF, CEF SA, NZEF. Regimental Numbers. An A to Z of Regimental Letter & Number Prefixes, covering all units including Navy and RND.

SECOND CHAPTER [Chapter 7] ABBREVIATIONS FOUND ON GREAT WAR CAMPAIGN MEDALS AND DOCUMENTS This 140 page Chapter is the result of 25 years work by the Author. Sources for the information include: Medals from private collections; Medals observed at the major London (and other) auctions; Medal Index Cards; Official Documents; eBay medal sales; plus information supplied by friends, medal dealers, and collectors. The study records not only the abbreviation as it appears on the medal and its interpretation, but also many useful annotations giving further information about the rank or unit.

Main contents are: British and Commonwealth Unit abbreviations. MIC abbreviations [Expanded from Vol I].British and Commonwealth Rank abbreviations. Rank & Unit abbreviations found on Documents. British Naval Rank and Unit abbreviations. Relative Ranks Army and Navy. Indian Ranks explained. Military appointments and ranks.

This section includes additional information on the following: The Wauchope Medal; Flat Back Suspensions on WW1 Stars; The Memorial Plaque additional notes; Manufacture of WWI Medals – a summary; Complete lists of proposed Battle Clasps for both the Army & Navy; Comrades of the Great War magazine; Jutland Medal, Lady Beatty; Annotated DCM Gazettes; Additions to 1.7.16 DCM Roll; Naming issues on Great War medals; also included are some revisions to tables in Vol I plus odd typographical errors corrected.

INDEX: A user friendly Index completes the book.

3 November 2014

1st (King's) Dragoon Guards - PoW Other Ranks 1914

The following six men were all serving with the 1st Dragoon Guards when they were captured in 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page. This data has been transcribed from the Imperial War Museum's collection, specifically item B.O.2 1/45,  B.O.2 1/57 and B.O.2 1/59. My full transcription of these men (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

The roll:

4251 Lance-Corporal Frederick C Brock
5678 Private W Hill
5546 Trooper W Jackson
6213 Trooper J R Lambard
5965 Private W H Lush
5919 Corporal Harry J Smith

1 November 2014

Coldstream Guards - PoW Other Ranks 1914

This is an edited list of Coldstream Guards NCOs and men who became prisoners of war on or before 25th December 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page. This data has been transcribed from the Imperial War Museum's collection, specifically item B.O.2 1/78 which is a thirteen-page typed list of Coldstream Guards dated 7th February 1919. My full transcription of this Coldstream Guards 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
Date captured

The roll:

4780 Lance-Sergeant A Abraham
10123 Private W Addinall
6796 Private A Alexander
10697 Private A H Allport
3579 Private C Allsopp
8395 Private C E Allsopp
5543 Private G V Amos
6230 Private E Andrews
7470 Private R Arthur
9168 Private W Ashworth
8466 Private E Atkins
7214 Private T F Atkins
7420 Acting Sergeant E W Aust
8747 Private J Bacon
9542 Private B Bailey
6593 Private W T Bainbridge
7630 Private H Balderstone
9271 Private J E Bamford
10175 Private G Banks
5147 Private H Barker
10789 Lance-Corporal A W Barnett
8715 Corporal G H Barnsley
4433 Private T Barrett
7986 Private T A Barritt
10172 Corporal B G Barsby
10485 Private W B Baskett
9277 Private F J Baxter
7118 Private T Beckett
12573 Private C H Beech
5976 Private W Beech
7931 Private W Beresford
10236 Private J Bertram
10020 Private F Billenness
11168 Private J W Billington
10064 Private W Bindon
9232 Private H Bolam
6548 Private A R Boulter
6458 Private J Boyle
8934 Private E W Bradford
8900 Private F Bradford
6022 F Brice
8948 Private R H Briffett
9162 J G Broadhurst
9117 Lance-Corporal J Brooks
7685 Private F E Broomhead
7137 Private J Brown
7103 Private H A F Browne
10669 Lance-Corporal J T Bullen
6837 Lance-Corporal H Bunford
2162 Lance-Corporal E Burden
3430 Private E Burnett
10655 Private J H Butler
4579 Private M Byrne
10671 Lance-Corporal A B Cade
8039 Private C Cant
7670 Sergeant R G Carden
8520 Private J Cardwell
7594 Private E Carr
6197 Private R Carter
8758 Private S G Caudle
9158 Private H Chappell
11250 Private E C Chick
9838 Private W E Chicken
5760 Private T H Clark
4636 Private C Clarke
8966 Private T Clarke
9516 Lance-Sergeant H Collins
185 Private J Colton
7164 Private A E Cook
10016 Lance-Corporal J Cooper
8682 Private J W Cooper
8086 Private A Copson
9249 Private T Courtney
7869 Private H A Cowell
9626 Lance-Corporal A E A Cowley
7108 Private A Crabtree
10049 Private J H Craig
8778 Private W Creeley
10246 Private W Cropper
4317 Private J Croston
6359 Private T Cunningham
6867 Private T Cunningham
4871 Private A W Cure
10276 Private J W Dakin
4682 Private G E Dalby
8945 Private G Dale
5837 Private T Darling
8626 Private E J Davis
5371 Private D H Day
6531 Private R T Devlin
8003 Private G Dewey
6647 Corporal H Dexter
5993 Lance-Corporal S E Dickinson
5632 Private F W Didcock
5284 Private A Dillon
4860 Private S A Dodd
7135 Private H Dodman
5782 Private H Dolman
8048 Private G W Donner
7287 Private A Doody
10191 Private J W Douglas
8962 Lance-Corporal A Dugard
1395 CSM T Duggan
441 Private J Dunn
7240 Private F Dunstan
8079 Private W T Durrands
10672 Private F G Dyer
10397 Private R Earl
5386 Private A Eayers
9702 Private W J Edwards
8052 Private W F Ella
7747 Private J Elliott
10183 Private J Emery
7072 Private G Etherington
10418 Private G W Etherington
4901 Private J Farmer
6883 Private J H Farr
2287 Private G Fielder
2263 Sergeant E W Flint
11172 Private H Forrington
5825 Lance-Corporal W R Forster
9211 Private H J Foxworthy
4968 Private W Franks
5627 Private J Freeman
10690 Private H L Fry
4952 Lance-Corporal W J Galloway
5884 Lance-Sergeant E Gambell
4922 Private H Gane
8687 Private G Gee
4059 Private W Gibson
5746 Private E Giles
7676 Sergeant F Gill
9192 Private E R M Gleen
8006 Private G Godley
7893 Private J Godsell
8404 Private A Goss
10610 Private G Goulding
8983 Lance-Corporal H G Grant
10758 Private F Graves
10310 Private G J Gray
10967 Private J Gray
10459 Private J Green
12214 Lance-Sergeant B Guy
10256 Private D Gyte
7352 Private W H Hale
4384 Private C Hall
7441 Lance-Corporal W A Hall
5741 Private J A Hancon
5795 Private W Harding
5084 Private W Harris
1399 Private T Harte
1175 Private G Haslam
7426 Private G Hatton
7994 Private A Hawes
8953 Private F Henderson
10129 Lance-Corporal P V Heppel
10198 Private F Herbert
9169 Private F Hewson
8719 Private A E Hirons
10291 Private J W Hobson
7946 Private R G Hodge
6280 Private J Holland
4950 Private E Holmes
11393 Private B Hooker
6586 Private W Hopkins
8857 Drummer R Hopwood
9196 Corporal L Horrocks
10162 Private F W Houldsworth
9200 Private G E Howkins
7631 Private G W Hudson
9369 Private T Hunter
7396 Private B Hurst
5075 Private F Ireland
10068 Private A Jackson
8972 Private J G Jackson
6481 Private W Jackson
5783 Private J James
4995 Lance-Corporal J L James
7045 Private H Johnson
5454 Lance-Sergeant R Johnson
8615 Private C Jones
5658 Private E R Jones
8595 Private S Jones
3634 Private J Joyce
6028 Private W H Keal
7466 Private E A Keel
7717 Private N Keeler
6374 Private W Keeler
9813 Private J Kelly
9957 Lance-Corporal A A Kenny
5214 Private H V Kerfoot
8610 Private J Kimberley
5465 Lance-Corporal W Kimberley
6533 Private A V Kirk
5140 Private P Kirkham
5797 Private H H Kisman
2656 Private C Labross
10158 Lance-Corporal C H Lacey
11102 Private W H Lane
9829 Private M Lang
6389 Private G V Langford
7980 Private J Langham
3418 Private G Leeson
8721 Private J Leighton
6318 Private J C Lewis
10373 Private J W Lingard
7552 Private J Long
7213 Private A G Lovell
6295 Private E Lovery
9107 Private G Lowe
10528 Private W Lowe
2495 Private C E Lucas
9186 Private W T Lunt
10264 Private C V Lyon
9553 Private A J Maddox
6524 Private C Mallett
7272 Private H Marsden
9574 Lance-Corporal J G Martin
9455 Private F Masters
10116 Private C A May
9571 Private W H May
7894 Private W McGraa
10368 Private W P McGrory
8195 Drummer J McManus
11042 Private G E Mears
7867 Private J A Mirams
7883 Private T Mitchell
9462 Private B Mizen
6492 Private R Monkton
5390 Private P Monsell
415 Lance-Corporal F Moore
3540 Private J J Moore
9011 Private W E Mulholland
4407 Lance-Corporal C Munday
10786 Private G H Muscroft
7988 Private J Napier
3571 Private H Naylor
6059 Private F Norris
10882 Private R S O'Brien
5188 Lance-Corporal A J Ollerton
5544 Private F Painter
6990 Lance-Sergeant A S Palmer
5323 Private J W Parker
803 Private A E Parkes
7599 Private J H Parkes
3699 Private A E Parry
7366 Corporal W R Pearson
889 Lance-Corporal F J Pergande
1002 Corporal O Perdue
8985 Private G M Perkins
10107 Lance-Sergeant F P Perry
8032 Private H A Phillips
10503 Private W E Phipps
10274 Private W H Pigott
4878 Private C J Pitman
6739 Private E Platts
7866 Private G Pratt
5393 Private E R Presland
5026 Lance-Corporal L Radford
7922 Private H Ralph
10371 Private B Ranson
3316 Lance-Corporal J F Ravenscroft
2772 Private J Rawlinson
7997 Private T Read
8299 Private S Reading
10130 Private J A Redfearn
7395 Private A H Reed
6001 Private A Reynolds
8992 Private J F Richardson
8432 Private G H Riley
11265 Private I M Ritchie
10124 Private S Ritchie
10407 Private W Robinson
6567 Private J L Robson
9705 Private R Rock
7537 Drummer G V Roebuck
10736 Private A Roper
6131 Lance-Corporal J T Rose
7985 Private J H Rowell
8671 Private J Salisbury
5517 Private G Salley
7453 Private A Satchell
10753 Private W Shardlow
10413 Private W H Sharland
10122 Private F J Sharman
7962 Private W B Sheppard
8015 Sergeant G Shoesmith
10388 Private A P Shore
6055 Private A Skett
8600 Lance-Corporal E A Smith
7874 Private J A Smith
8569 Private R Smith
10251 Private R H Smith
8154 Private W E Smith
9208 Lance-Corporal H Smitheman
6309 Private J Snaith
9701 Corporal G F Snartt
8965 Private H G Snook
10027 Private T Staniland
6590 Private W R L Steadman
5507 Private W E Stimpson
2066 Private W E Stout
2365 Private G Stratton
1717 CSM R Sturges
7862 Private W H Sully
7711 Private J Sutcliffe
2751 Private T Swann
85 Lance-Corporal R Swatton
7951 Private W T Szulczewski
2980 Private E E Tanner
5422 Private W Tarbuck
10282 Private C W Taylor
4920 Private E Taylor
4947 Corporal J Taylor
5972 Private W Taylor
8252 Sergeant E Thompson
10742 Private F Thompson
9036 Private J Thompson
9606 Private J C Thompson
5380 Private A Thornlow
7868 Private C F Till
10389 Private W Tong
9645 Private J Tracey
8723 Private C R Trodd
2428 Private C Turnbull
8540 Private G E Turner
10258 Private J Turner
10403 Private H Underhill
6773 Private J Underhill
7116 Private S Venton
8034 Private E Vincent
6490 Private T E Vinnicombe
5442 Private G Vranch
10178 Private G Walby
7481 Private C W Walden
7397 Private T Waldron
3046 Private B Walker
4985 Private E Walker
9159 Lance-Sergeant H C Walker
7934 Private B Warcup
4965 Lance-Sergeant H Ward
10846 Private J Ward
8639 Private E Warne
10213 Private W Watson
9353 Private H T Webb
9804 Lance-Corporal L Wehrle
5467 Lance-Corporal E Welch
8104 Private F Wells
6220 Private A Whetton
8717 Private J Whitehouse
2008 Private J S Whitehouse
6134 Private A J Wickham
8417 Private G W Wild
8153 Drummer A V Wilkins
7761 Private A Willcox
9599 Lance-Corporal A Williams
8407 Private F J Wilson
8617 Corporal H Wilson
10731 Private J A Wilson
5294 Private W Woodhead
10774 Private F Woodward
10239 Private F Wright
10174 Private F E Wyatt
2884 Private W Yates
9282 Private H Young
6777 Drummer S I Young

25 October 2014

South Lancashire Regiment - PoW Other Ranks 1914

Here's an edited list of 342 South Lancashire Regiment NCOs and men - 1st and 2nd Battalion - who became prisoners of war on or before 25th December 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

This data has been transcribed from the Imperial War Museum's collection, specifically item B.O.2 1/254 which is an undated eighteen-page typed list of South Lancashire Regiment prisoners of war. 

My full transcription of this South Lancashire 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
Whether or not repatriated at the time the list was drawn up
Date of deaths

Judging by the regimental numbers below, at least fifty of these men originally attested with the Special Reserve. Of the regulars, the longest serving man appears to be Private Fowles who joined the regiment in 1894, whilst Private Nuttall was the PoW with the least army service. His number indicates that he had only joined the regiment in June 1914.

9357 Private J W Adams
9520 Private J Atkins
10051 Lance-Corporal T R Aust
6657 Private W Ansell
9983 Private W Bartlett
7605 Private J Brennan
8966 Corporal A Bowler
1045 Private W A Briers
8961 Sergeant H Baynton
6805 Private W G Bennett
8478 Private G Brough
8714 Private W J Brown
5952 Private J Barnes
8268 Private J Baldwin
1535 Private W Burton
10012 Private A E Brooks
6817 Private J Bohan
1416 Private T Brady
9045 Private H Buck
9877 Private H Barry
6481 Private W Booth
10078 Private W Brightmore
1808 Private W Birch
9941 Sergeant W Bridge
8289 Private P Birmingham
8739 Private J Barkwith
1630 Private J J Brooks
7571 Private G Bright
8563 Private S Brereton
7407 Private A H Boxwell
10077 Private P T Burke
7846 Private K C Bennett
5886 Private J Barnes
1492 Private F Briers
6607 Private H Bullick
7526 Private P Bradshaw
5709 Corporal J Bond
9213 Corporal A T Bostel
6404 Private E Buxey
10129 Private A G Buzzard
9408 Private W J Bickerstaffe
737 Private D Bentley
10097 Private J Bamber
8218 Private D Balmer
10063 Private J J Carr
7378 Private J Clarke
9699 Private W Coverdale
8854 Private A Curwood
9779 Private E Cooney
8400 Private J Curtis
8405 Private R Crewe
7299 Private W Cadman
1569 Private B Cahill
9974 Private J Coppock
7608 Private W Cattell
9257 Private Herbert Corran
6597 Private J Carles
5782 Private J Cope
8501 Private J Collier
8446 Private C Chalton
7307 Private F Connors
6851 Corporal Carroll
1123 Private J Coles
989 Private R Dodd
6892 Private P Doherty
8185 Lance-Corporal F Devlin
1750 Private W Dixon
9096 Private W Dovey
7955 Private T Duffy
10161 Private T Donoghue
1260 Private T Dutton
6994 Private R Duff
7581 Private W Dixon
8565 Private P G Day
1471 Private R Dodd
10045 Private J Denney
7201 Private J Downes
1063 Private S Duncalf
7548 Private J Devonport
7547 Private O Doherty
9751 Lance-Corporal J L Douglas
8865 Private F Donovan
8432 Private J Duncan
6216 Private M Edwards
638 Private E Fagan
7921 Private F W Forward
6362 Private T R Foster
6757 Private T Farrell
4573 Private L Fowles
814 Private J Fleming
9542 Private A Ford
9850 Private J Francis
7864 Private J Frazer
6895 Private D Farrell
1494 Corporal J France
1314 Private F W Fowler
7443 Private J Flynn
6720 Private E Freeman
1909 Private T Foden
7828 Private C Fooks
7705 Private Patrick J Forrester
7597 Private W H Goldsmith
1035 Private J Greenhalgh
2029 Private R Goulding
1861 Private E Glynn
1497 Private J Grattan
6669 Private T Gallagher
6641 Private J H Gibbs
6966 Private W Gooch
7359 Private E R Gregory
7594 Private D Glossop
7322 Private T Grannel
6234 Private J Gentle
5916 Private A E Graham
6602 Private H M Grealey
1577 Private W Greaves
6649 Private W C Gannon
6833 Private J Girvin
6732 Private J S Goodfellow
1699 Private J Gartland
8634 Private S Goff
6947 Private C Hall
6418 Private W Harris
8014 Private W Henhetty
7841 Private P H Holloway
9891 Private A J Hales
9684 Corporal A S Huxford
9905 Private C E Hitching
10075 Private F H Hill
6685 Private G Harris
5752 Private M Hardyman
7590 Private G J Hatton
9996 Private W H Hamblin
7230 Private J Hetherton
8440 Private E Harrison
6915 Sergeant F E Hetherington
7916 Private R Hulme
7373 Private William Hickey
5762 CQMS S W F Hetherington
7451 Private E Hopper
9902 Private W G Heighington
7549 Sergeant S S Hetherington
6828 Private D Hamilton
1493 Private W Houghton
7715 Private W Hems
10072 Private T Heaton
7609 Private J Hawkesford
995 Sergeant J Hughes
6299 Sergeant T Hunter
7656 Private W Harrison
9811 Lance-Corporal A R Izod
1084 Private A Johnston
7683 Private W E James
1709 Private P Jones
6214 Private Roger T Jones
7446 Private T A Jarvis
9826 Private E Jones
8029 Private W H Jackson
1728 Private P Jordan
7885 Lance-Corporal S A Jones
9948 Private W Kempson
6781 Private J R Kennish
7544 Private G Kewin
7371 Private A Knight
10095 Private P Kealy
10109 Private J H Keable
9109 Private C Krasey
6982 Private W Kenny
7670 Private H Knowlson
6903 Private J W Kelly
789 Private G Kelly
7438 Private D Keogh
7496 Private T Kidd
8644 Private E P Keenan
6423 Private S Kyle
7444 Private A Leadbetter
7767 Private A Leonard
6448 Private W Longshaw
1515 Private P Lynch
1086 Private W Lowe
8862 Corporal W R Leach
974 Private James Langen
8403 Private Thomas Bourne Lovatt
6467 Private P Lawrence
8834 Lance-Corporal H Lamb
6878 Corporal J Lythgoe
7976 Private G Langley
10037 Corporal M V Lynch
7943 Private W Lambourne
7673 Private S S Lloyd
1857 Private T W Leathwaite
1731 Private A Leonard
7911 Private J Lawman
1409 Private C S Lunt  
1500 Private J McCabe
946 Private C Melia
8524 Private Henry Mills
8808 Private C J Morse
1619 Private J Morton
9999 Private H Murtagh
5669 Private J McDonald
8379 Private John T McDonald
6475 Private G Morgan
8666 Private J A Miles
6803 Private J McGuinn
10156 Private T J Morgan
7808 Private J McNamara
9772 Lance-Corporal E McGrath
1257 Private J McDonald
7879 Private J McGann
8062 Sergeant A Marshall
10176 Private J McCleave
9859 Lance-Corporal H Monks
6983 Lance-Corporal J Mooney
6703 Private H Meadows
1948 Private Robert Martin
7245 Private J McCann
7256 Private M Moore
1185 Lance-Corporal R P Monks
8460 Private J McAndrew
9854 Private A J Miller
5961 Private John Martin
7587 Private B Maguire
9885 Private J Moore
7721 Private W J McSorley
6570 Private J Mooney
8035 Corporal E Murtagh
1708 Lance-Corporal F Marchant
8312 Private W Markland
7301 Private E Neale
10261 Private T Nuttall
7561 Sergeant H Nash
10138 Private T Newton
10027 Private John Nappin
7363 Private T Newton
5734 Private J O'Brien
6785 Corporal R Owens
1468 Private R O'Rourke
6631 Private A Owens
6719 Private M O'Brien
7382 Private D O'Brien
8871 Lance-Corporal C E Organ
7321 Private J J O'Brien
7248 Private W Page
7887 Private C T Payne
6900 Private J Peers
6209 Private E Price
1087 Private W Penman
6953 Private E Platt
8120 Private P Penketh
9065 Private G C Pledger
1850 Private A Pennington
1050 Private P Purcill
8895 Private F Parry
9876 Private W J Phillips
9959 Private Sidney Poultney
6479 Sergeant W J W Parker
324 Corporal A Pemberton
7482 Sergeant H A Pyper
5594 Private F Regan
7419 Private Frank Richards
6228 Private W Round
7405 Private A Ross
7217 Private W Roberts
10155 Private H Roberts
7729 Private J Richmond
7768 Private E Rickson
9026 Lance-Corporal E Ristowe
10058 Private J Ryan
9358 Corporal A Roper
848 Private A Robb
10111 Private F Roebrick
1605 Private J Rose
6810 Private J L Roberts
8613 Lance-Corporal J H Reader
9202 Sergeant H V Reader
7645 Private F Salt
9573 Private M J Sheehan
6692 Private T Smith
9502 Private W T Stokes
10014 Private F Stockham
10021 Private E F Steen
8793 Sergeant S Suckling
9591 Private T Simpson
1423 Private W J Stanton
8725 Lance-Corporal J Scriven
7610 Private W Scholfield
10121 Private W H Shilson
10020 Private W E Savage
8976 Private J T Snelling
8297 Private Spender
6568 Private J Shaw
8785 Corporal T Sayers
8768 Private E Stanton
7641 Private E Slattery
10010 Private T Sparks
7951 Private W Simpson
10165 Private A Sylvester
7714 Private J Sankey
7867 Private W C Streeting
7226 Private J Summerville
8338 Private W H Smallbones
7570 Private F Stocken
7872 Private W J Sherrington
8310 Private J Southern
10103 Private D O Sant
1620 Private J Smith
7812 Private J H Slucock
10108 Private J Shaw
7843 Private J F Thacke
9204 Private C F Thompson
10056 Private L Thatcher
7269 Private A Tibbles
9810 Private G E Tyler
8076 Sergeant J Teebay
10177 Private S S Taylor
6410 Private A H Turner
9752 Private E Thomas
9447 Corporal W Thacker
8382 Private W Vaughan
7361 Private C S Walsh
9195 Private A Weston
9467 Private A Winrow
6832 Private J S Wright
8439 Private T Williams
9992 Private W B Wyatt
7466 Private J Wright
8010 Sergeant W G W Watson
9950 Private A Winstanley
7947 Private C Wells
7347 Private E West
7990 Sergeant S C Wilson
6728 Private W Williams
8058 Private H Williams
9929 Private J Ward
7311 Private L Wilson
9932 Private J E Wooding
9958 Private J Welsch
9935 Private G P Whitehorn
9899 Private V Watkins
9908 Private G Willis
926 Private F Webb
6196 Private F G Wyton
5609 Private J Walsh

Image courtesy of North East Medals.

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:

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

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

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.