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 5 person records.

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Joseph Coulthard

Forenames: JosephSurname: CoulthardFather: Annie (British), Robert Eric MauriceComments: Attested: 7/1/2015 7-May:Years at age: 23 2 /12 Trade: Warehouse man Married at: Rochdale Children: Shrewsbury 20/2/20 Discharge date: 6/1/1937 — Other Information: Attested: 7/1/2015 7-May:Years at age: 23 2 /12 Trade: Warehouse man Married at: Rochdale Children: Shrewsbury 20/2/20 Discharge date: 6/1/1937
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Thomas Crabtree

Forenames: ThomasSurname: CrabtreePlace Of Birth: St Gabriels, Tralee, KerryFather: Father Albert, 5 Black Old Rd, Littleborough, Elder Brother: Richard.Address: dittoRank: PteComments: Attested: 25/9/2022 7-May:Years at age: 20 326 /365 Trade: Cotton operative Discharge date: 20/10/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 5 Daniel St, Whitworth, nr Rochdale Comments: R army. — Other Information: Attested: 25/9/2022 7-May:Years at age: 20 326 /365 Trade: Cotton operative Discharge date: 20/10/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 5 Daniel St, Whitworth, nr Rochdale Comments: R army.
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James Braithwaite

Forenames: JamesSurname: BraithwaitePlace Of Birth: Sporland, RochdaleFather: Mrs E Braithwaite, 126 King St, Rochdale (Mother)Comments: Attested: 7/11/2022 7-May:Years at age: 21 80 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 3/1/1923 Comments: R army. Deserted 3/1/23. — Other Information: Attested: 7/11/2022 7-May:Years at age: 21 80 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 3/1/1923 Comments: R army. Deserted 3/1/23.
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Thomas William Hughes

Forenames: Thomas WilliamSurname: HughesPlace Of Birth: Wouldsworth, RochdaleFather: S Hughes, Bulls Head Hotel, Small Bridge, Rochdale (Sister)Comments: Attested: 7/11/2022 7-May:Years at age: 18 176 /365 Trade: Cotton operator Discharge date: 6/11/1934 Comments: R army. Previous entry erased but just legible: Disch.d in Shrewsbury, Pte, looks like V.G) — Other Information: Attested: 7/11/2022 7-May:Years at age: 18 176 /365 Trade: Cotton operator Discharge date: 6/11/1934 Comments: R army. Previous entry erased but just legible: Disch.d in Shrewsbury, Pte, looks like V.G)
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John Sydney Murray

Forenames: John SydneySurname: MurrayPlace Of Birth: St Patricks, Oldham, LancsFather: Mr Daniel Murrary (Father) Morlen Murray (Elder Brother) 208 West St, OldhamRank: PteComments: Attested: 15/1/2023 7-May:Years at age: 18 164 /365 Trade: Cotton operator Discharge date: 28/3/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 208 West St, Oldham Comments: R army. Good. — Other Information: Attested: 15/1/2023 7-May:Years at age: 18 164 /365 Trade: Cotton operator Discharge date: 28/3/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 208 West St, Oldham Comments: R army. Good.

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