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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We found 17 person records.

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Frederick Simms

Forenames: FrederickSurname: SimmsPlace Of Birth: C?, Hampton, StaffsFather: Emma Elizabeth (British) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 15/10/2008 7-May:Years at age: 18 3/4 Trade: Iron worker Married at: Coventry Discharge date: 14/10/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 32 Dudley Street, Newport Comments: Re-enlised into 1 Monmouthshire Regt (TF) 4/7/21 — Other Information: Attested: 15/10/2008 7-May:Years at age: 18 3/4 Trade: Iron worker Married at: Coventry Discharge date: 14/10/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 32 Dudley Street, Newport Comments: Re-enlised into 1 Monmouthshire Regt (TF) 4/7/21
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William Edward Phillips

Forenames: William EdwardSurname: PhillipsPlace Of Birth: Beaufort, Ebbis Vale, MonFather: Sarah Jane (British) Doris MayRank: L CplComments: Attested: 12/1/2006 9-Mar:Years at age: 18 Trade: Collier Married at: E? Children: 28/12/1919 Discharge date: 13/1/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Bryn Durs Terrace, Tinhowey, Mon Comments: Bad. Trans to A R prematurely. Disch.d 26/1 — Other Information: Attested: 12/1/2006 9-Mar:Years at age: 18 Trade: Collier Married at: E? Children: 28/12/1919 Discharge date: 13/1/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Bryn Durs Terrace, Tinhowey, Mon Comments: Bad. Trans to A R prematurely. Disch.d 26/1
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George Jones

Forenames: GeorgeSurname: JonesPlace Of Birth: Birmingham, WarwickFather: Mrs A Pearsall, 29 Picton St, Grifftithstown, MonRank: PteComments: Attested: 15/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 2 /12 Trade: Collier Discharge date: 14/6/1931 Discharge address: 29 Picton St, Griffithstown, Nr Newport, Mon. Comments: Very good. Record erased. Stamped Termination of engagement. Re-enl. 2nd Mons Regt (TA) 1 — Other Information: Attested: 15/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 2 /12 Trade: Collier Discharge date: 14/6/1931 Discharge address: 29 Picton St, Griffithstown, Nr Newport, Mon. Comments: Very good. Record erased. Stamped Termination of engagement. Re-enl. 2nd Mons Regt (TA) 1
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William John Evans

Forenames: William JohnSurname: EvansPlace Of Birth: Aberdare, GlamFather: Mrs C Fleming, 18 Usk St, Bangoed, Mon (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 21/1/2020 7-May:Years at age: 18 8 /365 Trade: Collier Discharge date: 2/2/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Very Good. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 20/1/32 — Other Information: Attested: 21/1/2020 7-May:Years at age: 18 8 /365 Trade: Collier Discharge date: 2/2/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Very Good. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 20/1/32
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Thomas Cox

Forenames: ThomasSurname: CoxPlace Of Birth: ShrewsburyFather: Mr V Cox, 14 Portcullis Rd, Ludlow (Father)Comments: Attested: 11/8/2020 7-May:Years at age: 18 149 /365 Trade: Sail maker Discharge date: 5/12/1933 Comments: Re-enl 20th ITC KSLI 11/9/41. Trans to Class Z (T) A Res 4/2/46 — Other Information: Attested: 11/8/2020 7-May:Years at age: 18 149 /365 Trade: Sail maker Discharge date: 5/12/1933 Comments: Re-enl 20th ITC KSLI 11/9/41. Trans to Class Z (T) A Res 4/2/46
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Jack Penny

Forenames: JackSurname: PennyPlace Of Birth: Ludlow, ShropsFather: Mr J Penny, 83 Lower Gildford, Ludlow (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 11/8/2020 7-May:Years at age: 18 6 /12 Trade: Stoker Discharge date: 12/9/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 83 Lower Caldeford (different spelling) Ludlow Comments: Very Bad. Disch.d for misconduct. — Other Information: Attested: 11/8/2020 7-May:Years at age: 18 6 /12 Trade: Stoker Discharge date: 12/9/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 83 Lower Caldeford (different spelling) Ludlow Comments: Very Bad. Disch.d for misconduct.
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Victor Francis

Forenames: VictorSurname: FrancisPlace Of Birth: Donnington, ShropsFather: Mr R Francis, Shakerley Lane, Albrighton (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 28/5/2019 3:Years at age: 18 10 /12 Trade: Farm hand Discharge date: 28/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 2 Shackerley Lane, Albrighton, nr Wolverhampton Comments: V.G. (former service: SW B Regt No. 62829) — Other Information: Attested: 28/5/2019 3:Years at age: 18 10 /12 Trade: Farm hand Discharge date: 28/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 2 Shackerley Lane, Albrighton, nr Wolverhampton Comments: V.G. (former service: SW B Regt No. 62829)
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Edward Thomas Edwards

Forenames: Edward ThomasSurname: EdwardsPlace Of Birth: Llanfyllin, Oswestry, MontgFather: Mrs M Edwards, Pengarth, Llanfyllin (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 28/5/2019 3:Years at age: 19 11 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 28/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Pengarth, Llanfyllin, So. Mont Comments: V.G. (former service: SWB Regt No. 67115) — Other Information: Attested: 28/5/2019 3:Years at age: 19 11 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 28/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Pengarth, Llanfyllin, So. Mont Comments: V.G. (former service: SWB Regt No. 67115)
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Sidney Edwin Pryce

Forenames: Sidney EdwinSurname: PrycePlace Of Birth: Kerry, Newtown, MontgFather: Mr S Pryce, Pentre, Kerry, Newtown (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 28/5/2019 3:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Farm hand Discharge date: 28/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Pentre, Kerry, nr Newtown Comments: V.G. (former service: SWB Regt No. 62824) — Other Information: Attested: 28/5/2019 3:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Farm hand Discharge date: 28/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Pentre, Kerry, nr Newtown Comments: V.G. (former service: SWB Regt No. 62824)
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Evan Lloyd Jones

Forenames: Evan LloydSurname: JonesPlace Of Birth: Penrhos, OswestryFather: Mr E Jones, 4 Canal Rd, Llandysilio, Llanymynech (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 28/5/2019 3:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 28/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 4 Canal Rd, Four Crosses, Llanymynech Comments: V.G. (former service SWB Regt No. 62815) — Other Information: Attested: 28/5/2019 3:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 28/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 4 Canal Rd, Four Crosses, Llanymynech Comments: V.G. (former service SWB Regt No. 62815)

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