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.

We are in the process of transcribing the remaining records (C 15000) so please register as a virtual volunteer if you would like to help.

We have the paper records of these attestations but they are listed by service number, so unless you have this, we cannot search for a soldier by name alone.

Please help us improve the record. If you find records you can add detail to, please consider becoming a virtual volunteer.

We found 5 person records.

Default Thumbnail

Joseph Nelson

Forenames: JosephSurname: NelsonPlace Of Birth: Bradford, ManchesterFather: Edith, VincentRank: PteComments: Attested: 6/4/2010 7-May:Years at age: 20 1/12 Trade: Labourer Married at: Charlton Children: 11/11/1916 Discharge date: 7/9/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 157 Rush Hive Road, Toronto, Canada — Other Information: Attested: 6/4/2010 7-May:Years at age: 20 1/12 Trade: Labourer Married at: Charlton Children: 11/11/1916 Discharge date: 7/9/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 157 Rush Hive Road, Toronto, Canada
Default Thumbnail

George Slater

Forenames: GeorgeSurname: SlaterPlace Of Birth: Gladdenton, OldhamFather: Mary Ellen, Thelma Vernon, GeorgeRank: PteComments: Attested: 18/6/2010 7-May:Years at age: 19 7/12 Trade: Labourer Married at: Prestwich Children: 27/8/12,26/3/17 Discharge date: 9/2/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 25 Pilling Street, Newton Heath, Manchester Comments: Transfer to Army — Other Information: Attested: 18/6/2010 7-May:Years at age: 19 7/12 Trade: Labourer Married at: Prestwich Children: 27/8/12,26/3/17 Discharge date: 9/2/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 25 Pilling Street, Newton Heath, Manchester Comments: Transfer to Army
Default Thumbnail

Tom Metcalf

Forenames: TomSurname: MetcalfPlace Of Birth: Hooley Hill, ManchesterFather: Elizabeth Alice, Hilda Joan HinkwaterRank: PteComments: Attested: 18/11/2010 7-May:Years at age: 18 1/6 Trade: Labourer Married at: Ashton Lyne Children: 29/7/1917 Discharge date: 16/1/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 69 Bollington Street, Ashton-on-Lyne, Lancs Comments: Transfer to Army Res — Other Information: Attested: 18/11/2010 7-May:Years at age: 18 1/6 Trade: Labourer Married at: Ashton Lyne Children: 29/7/1917 Discharge date: 16/1/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 69 Bollington Street, Ashton-on-Lyne, Lancs Comments: Transfer to Army Res
Default Thumbnail

George Slater

Forenames: GeorgeSurname: SlaterPlace Of Birth: St George's, Hyde, ChesFather: BridgetRank: PteComments: Attested: 9/5/2011 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: Labourer Married at: Tippeanry Discharge date: 25/3/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 2 Rosbora Road, Henry Street, Tipperary Comments: King Certificate No: 19284. Silver War Badge No: 515 — Other Information: Attested: 9/5/2011 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: Labourer Married at: Tippeanry Discharge date: 25/3/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 2 Rosbora Road, Henry Street, Tipperary Comments: King Certificate No: 19284. Silver War Badge No: 515
Default Thumbnail

Joseph Beard

Forenames: JosephSurname: BeardPlace Of Birth: ?Gloseop, DerbyFather: Mrs M Beard, 14 Leech Street, Stalybridge (Mother)Rank: L/CplComments: Attested: 11/8/2011 7-May:Years at age: 22 Trade: Dock Labourer Discharge date: 24/7/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Byatt Elm View, 183 Cross Street, Ches Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 5/5/21 — Other Information: Attested: 11/8/2011 7-May:Years at age: 22 Trade: Dock Labourer Discharge date: 24/7/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Byatt Elm View, 183 Cross Street, Ches Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 5/5/21

Back to Top