Attestation Records

We hold around a fifth of the attestation records for the KSLI (Kings Shropshire Light Infantry) between 1910 and 1929 in a searchable database. The ‘all fields’ search uses a ‘sounds like’ approach, so you will often find the list is longer than expected, but will recognise similar spelled names. You can use the advanced search to perform a narrower search on family names and places.

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John Aubrey Cyril Benbow

Forenames: John Aubrey CyrilSurname: BenbowFather: Mr A T Benbow, 1 The Crescent, Nr Ewtown (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 22/3/2020 4:Years Trade: Bank Clerk Discharge date: 22/11/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: C/O National, Lichfield — Other Information: Attested: 22/3/2020 4:Years Trade: Bank Clerk Discharge date: 22/11/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: C/O National, Lichfield
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Charles Barnwell

Forenames: CharlesSurname: BarnwellFather: Alice Maud, Robert VinecatComments: Attested: 22/3/2020 3:Years at age: 26 36/73 Trade: Cabinet Maker Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 16/12/1919 Discharge date: 14/4/1921 Comments: Re-enl. into 4th Shrops Defence Force, No: 2, Disch.d 1/3/31. WW1 No: 200144 — Other Information: Attested: 22/3/2020 3:Years at age: 26 36/73 Trade: Cabinet Maker Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 16/12/1919 Discharge date: 14/4/1921 Comments: Re-enl. into 4th Shrops Defence Force, No: 2, Disch.d 1/3/31. WW1 No: 200144
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Robert Neville Stones

Forenames: Robert NevilleSurname: StonesFather: Florence May, Robert David, Colin WilliamsRank: RSMComments: Attested: 24/3/2020 3:Years at age: 33 1/3 Trade: Postal Clerk Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 1/11/21,19/5/23 Discharge date: 23/3/1930 Comments: WW1 No: 200515 — Other Information: Attested: 24/3/2020 3:Years at age: 33 1/3 Trade: Postal Clerk Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 1/11/21,19/5/23 Discharge date: 23/3/1930 Comments: WW1 No: 200515
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Godfrey William Bebbington

Forenames: Godfrey WilliamSurname: BebbingtonFather: Mr A Bebbington. Talbot House, WhitchurchRank: SgtComments: Attested: 24/3/2020 3:Years at age: 32 Trade: Engineer Discharge date: 23/3/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Talbot House, Whitchurch, Salop Comments: WW1 No: 200660 — Other Information: Attested: 24/3/2020 3:Years at age: 32 Trade: Engineer Discharge date: 23/3/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Talbot House, Whitchurch, Salop Comments: WW1 No: 200660
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William Holmes

Forenames: WilliamSurname: HolmesFather: Esther Elizabeth, Eric JohnRank: CplComments: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 35 2/3 Trade: Lifter Married at: Church Stretton Children: 20/2/1904 Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 28 Church Street, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: Royal Engineers WW1 No: 50 — Other Information: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 35 2/3 Trade: Lifter Married at: Church Stretton Children: 20/2/1904 Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 28 Church Street, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: Royal Engineers WW1 No: 50
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Robert Leonard Keenan

Forenames: Robert LeonardSurname: KeenanFather: Mr J Aurline (father). Little Stretton, Church StrettonRank: PteComments: Attested: 25/3/2020 4:Years at age: 19 Trade: Grocers Asst Discharge date: 24/3/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury — Other Information: Attested: 25/3/2020 4:Years at age: 19 Trade: Grocers Asst Discharge date: 24/3/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury
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Francis Lucas

Forenames: FrancisSurname: LucasFather: Mrs S Lucas. 52 Hope Street, Church Stretton (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 28 2/3 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 24/3/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 82 High Street, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: WW1 No: 2443 — Other Information: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 28 2/3 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 24/3/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 82 High Street, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: WW1 No: 2443
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Arthur Richard William Poole

Forenames: Arthur Richard WilliamSurname: PooleFather: Mrs A Poole. 5 Gunnery Avenue, Church Stretton, (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 18 1/6 Trade: Bakers Asst Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Re-enl. into 4th Shrops Defence Force, No:135, Disch.d 20/7/22 — Other Information: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 18 1/6 Trade: Bakers Asst Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Re-enl. into 4th Shrops Defence Force, No:135, Disch.d 20/7/22
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Walter Herbert Davies

Forenames: Walter HerbertSurname: DaviesFather: Mr G.A Davies. 18 Linney, Ludlow (Brother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 31 1/12 Trade: Shoemaker Discharge date: 24/3/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 28 Birch Street, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: WW1 No: 19191 — Other Information: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 31 1/12 Trade: Shoemaker Discharge date: 24/3/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 28 Birch Street, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: WW1 No: 19191
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William Edward Holmes

Forenames: William EdwardSurname: HolmesFather: Mr W Holmes. 28 Church Street, Church Stretton (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 25/3/2020 4:Years at age: 18 11/12 Trade: Clerk Discharge date: 29/7/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 28 Church Street, Church Stretton, Salop — Other Information: Attested: 25/3/2020 4:Years at age: 18 11/12 Trade: Clerk Discharge date: 29/7/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 28 Church Street, Church Stretton, Salop

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