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 25 person records.

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Benjamin Purslow

Forenames: BenjaminSurname: PurslowPlace Of Birth: Cleobury Mortimer, ShropsFather: Mrs J Purslow, 63 High St, Cleobury Mortimer (Mother)Rank: CorplComments: Attested: 11/1/2019 4:Years at age: 20 2 /12 Trade: Groom Discharge date: 10/1/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Next of kin Comments: V.G. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 10/1/31. Cpl. (Former service: KSLI No. 201257 or could be 207257) — Other Information: Attested: 11/1/2019 4:Years at age: 20 2 /12 Trade: Groom Discharge date: 10/1/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Next of kin Comments: V.G. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 10/1/31. Cpl. (Former service: KSLI No. 201257 or could be 207257)
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Frederick Corbett

Forenames: FrederickSurname: CorbettPlace Of Birth: ShrewsburyFather: Mrs S Corbett, 4 Mill Road, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury (Mother)Rank: Bug.Comments: Attested: 12/1/2019 4:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Cinema attendant Discharge date: 11/1/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Next of kin Comments: V.G. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 11/1/31. (Former service: KSLI NO. 205202) — Other Information: Attested: 12/1/2019 4:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Cinema attendant Discharge date: 11/1/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Next of kin Comments: V.G. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 11/1/31. (Former service: KSLI NO. 205202)
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John Owen Evans Parry

Forenames: John Owen EvansSurname: ParryPlace Of Birth: Oswestry, SalopFather: Mr E Parry, 4 Flynon Terrace, Oswestry (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 18/1/2019 4:Years at age: 18 6 /12 Trade: Horse breaker Discharge date: 26/1/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 4 Fynnon (diff spelling) Salop Rd, Oswestry Comments: Fair. (Former service: KSLI No. 45400) — Other Information: Attested: 18/1/2019 4:Years at age: 18 6 /12 Trade: Horse breaker Discharge date: 26/1/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 4 Fynnon (diff spelling) Salop Rd, Oswestry Comments: Fair. (Former service: KSLI No. 45400)
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William John Walker

Forenames: William JohnSurname: WalkerPlace Of Birth: Springfield, NS Wales, AustraliaFather: NilRank: PteComments: Attested: 21/1/2019 4:Years at age: 24 11 /12 Trade: Groom Discharge date: 13/1/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 2 Burlington Place, Woodford, Essex Comments: V.G. (Former service: KSLI No. 45418) — Other Information: Attested: 21/1/2019 4:Years at age: 24 11 /12 Trade: Groom Discharge date: 13/1/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 2 Burlington Place, Woodford, Essex Comments: V.G. (Former service: KSLI No. 45418)
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Henry Pugh [M.M.]

Forenames: HenrySurname: Pugh [M.M.]Place Of Birth: Betterley, Ludlow, ShropsFather: Elizabeth (British)Rank: CSMComments: Attested: 28/1/2019 4:Years at age: 32 Trade: Labourer Married at: Aston, Warwick Discharge date: 7/1/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. (in pencil next to name: D/CSM) Pension: 59d per day for life from 8/1/28. (Former service: KSLI No — Other Information: Attested: 28/1/2019 4:Years at age: 32 Trade: Labourer Married at: Aston, Warwick Discharge date: 7/1/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. (in pencil next to name: D/CSM) Pension: 59d per day for life from 8/1/28. (Former service: KSLI No
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George Millington

Forenames: GeorgeSurname: MillingtonPlace Of Birth: Hodnet, ShropsFather: Mr N Millington, Bomere Heath, Shrewsbury (Father)Rank: SgtComments: Attested: 8/2/2019 4:Years at age: 20 1 /12 Trade: Groom Discharge date: 2/1/1931 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: (in pencil next to name: 2/Sgt) Pension: 39d a day for life. (Former service: KSLI No. 9310) — Other Information: Attested: 8/2/2019 4:Years at age: 20 1 /12 Trade: Groom Discharge date: 2/1/1931 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: (in pencil next to name: 2/Sgt) Pension: 39d a day for life. (Former service: KSLI No. 9310)
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Eric Theodore Overend

Forenames: Eric TheodoreSurname: OverendPlace Of Birth: St Matthews, Manchester, LancsFather: Caroline (British) Eric TheodoreRank: PteComments: Attested: 13/2/2019 4:Years at age: 20 5 /12 Trade: Apprentice wood work machinery Married at: Longsight Children: Prestwich: 1/12/19 Discharge date: 14/1/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 96 Morton St, Longsight, Manchester Comments: Fa — Other Information: Attested: 13/2/2019 4:Years at age: 20 5 /12 Trade: Apprentice wood work machinery Married at: Longsight Children: Prestwich: 1/12/19 Discharge date: 14/1/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 96 Morton St, Longsight, Manchester Comments: Fa
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James Frederick Weston

Forenames: James FrederickSurname: WestonPlace Of Birth: Rusholme, Manchester, LancsFather: Mrs R Weston, 146 Heald Grove, Rusholme (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 13/2/2019 4:Years at age: 19 10 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 15/2/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 20 Thomas St, Rusholme, Manchester Comments: Exemplary. Re-enl RASC 10/1/40. (Former service: KSLI No. 43009) — Other Information: Attested: 13/2/2019 4:Years at age: 19 10 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 15/2/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 20 Thomas St, Rusholme, Manchester Comments: Exemplary. Re-enl RASC 10/1/40. (Former service: KSLI No. 43009)
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William Whitham

Forenames: WilliamSurname: WhithamPlace Of Birth: Salford, LancsFather: Mrs E Lee, 26 King William St, Manchester (Aunt)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 23/2/2019 2:Years at age: 19 10 /12 Trade: Sailor Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 26 King William St, Salford, Manchester Comments: V.G. (Former service: KSLI No. 45067) — Other Information: Attested: 23/2/2019 2:Years at age: 19 10 /12 Trade: Sailor Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 26 King William St, Salford, Manchester Comments: V.G. (Former service: KSLI No. 45067)
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John Aubrey King

Forenames: John AubreySurname: KingPlace Of Birth: Kilvey, Swansea, GlamFather: Mr J King, 23 Maesteg St, Swansea (Father)Rank: A/CplComments: Attested: 23/2/2019 2:Years at age: 18 2 /12 Trade: Blacksmith's striker Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 23 Maesteg St, Thomas, Swansea Comments: V.G. (Former service: KSLI No. 44985) — Other Information: Attested: 23/2/2019 2:Years at age: 18 2 /12 Trade: Blacksmith's striker Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 23 Maesteg St, Thomas, Swansea Comments: V.G. (Former service: KSLI No. 44985)

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