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 13 person records.

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Joseph Williams

Forenames: JosephSurname: WilliamsPlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: EmmaRank: SgtComments: Attested: 7/3/2007 7-May:Years at age: 19 5/6 Trade: Driver Married at: Bolton Discharge date: 19/6/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Priory Gate, Dane Road, Sale — Other Information: Attested: 7/3/2007 7-May:Years at age: 19 5/6 Trade: Driver Married at: Bolton Discharge date: 19/6/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Priory Gate, Dane Road, Sale
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Samuel Caloe

Forenames: SamuelSurname: CaloePlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: Edith, Mary EdithRank: RSMComments: Attested: 23/4/2002 3-Sep:Years at age: 19 7/12 Trade: Collier Married at: Whitchurch Children: 3/2/1917 Discharge date: 30/9/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury — Other Information: Attested: 23/4/2002 3-Sep:Years at age: 19 7/12 Trade: Collier Married at: Whitchurch Children: 3/2/1917 Discharge date: 30/9/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury
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Edgar Thomas Evans

Forenames: Edgar ThomasSurname: EvansPlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: Mr T W Evans, Castlehill, All Stretton, Shrops (Father) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 25/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 173 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 11/11/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exempl. 25/11/36 Died — Other Information: Attested: 25/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 173 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 11/11/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exempl. 25/11/36 Died
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Stanley Bowden

Forenames: StanleySurname: BowdenPlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: Mr J H Bowden, 98 Camden St, Birkenhead (Brother) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 20/1/2020 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 71 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 29/3/1925 Discharge place: India Comments: Poona, India. Died from appendicitis. — Other Information: Attested: 20/1/2020 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 71 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 29/3/1925 Discharge place: India Comments: Poona, India. Died from appendicitis.
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David Wilfred Dunlop

Forenames: David WilfredSurname: DunlopPlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: Mrs I Dunlop, 28 Kirk St, Ancoats, Manchester (Mother) Rank: SgtComments: Attested: 31/1/2019 3:Years at age: 18 10 /12 Trade: Packer Discharge date: 29/2/1932 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. Re-enl 9th Bn Sherwood ? 7/11/34. (Former service: S W ? d? s No. 62736) — Other Information: Attested: 31/1/2019 3:Years at age: 18 10 /12 Trade: Packer Discharge date: 29/2/1932 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. Re-enl 9th Bn Sherwood ? 7/11/34. (Former service: S W ? d? s No. 62736)
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Fred Winterbottom

Forenames: FredSurname: WinterbottomPlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: Mrs S E Winterbottom, 21 Colinern Row, Bolton (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 7/4/2019 2:Years at age: 19 4 /12 Trade: Bleacher Discharge date: 6/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 21 Cole? (does not look like prev entry), Bolton Comments: V.G. Pension: 7/6 for 70 weeks. (former service: South Lancs No — Other Information: Attested: 7/4/2019 2:Years at age: 19 4 /12 Trade: Bleacher Discharge date: 6/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 21 Cole? (does not look like prev entry), Bolton Comments: V.G. Pension: 7/6 for 70 weeks. (former service: South Lancs No
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Frederick F Soper

Forenames: Frederick FSurname: SoperPlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: Mrs B Bakendale, 31 Shore St, Garrick, Kent (Sister)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 19/6/2019 2:Years at age: 36 82 /365 Trade: Coal miner Discharge date: 25/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: GPO Aldershot Comments: Fair. (former service: KSLI: 6579) — Other Information: Attested: 19/6/2019 2:Years at age: 36 82 /365 Trade: Coal miner Discharge date: 25/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: GPO Aldershot Comments: Fair. (former service: KSLI: 6579)
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William Francis Shanley

Forenames: William FrancisSurname: ShanleyPlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: Mary Elizabeth (British) Francis, Thomas, IreneRank: PteComments: Attested: 28/7/2019 2:Years at age: 36 262 /365 Trade: Labourer Married at: Bolton Children: Bolton: 24/4/09, 19/8/11, ?/6/18 Discharge date: 3/4/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 47 Chapel St, Bolton, Lancs Comments: V.G. Pension: 11/6 — Other Information: Attested: 28/7/2019 2:Years at age: 36 262 /365 Trade: Labourer Married at: Bolton Children: Bolton: 24/4/09, 19/8/11, ?/6/18 Discharge date: 3/4/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 47 Chapel St, Bolton, Lancs Comments: V.G. Pension: 11/6
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William Walker

Forenames: WilliamSurname: WalkerPlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: Clara, ThomasRank: PteComments: Attested: 22/8/2019 2:Years at age: 20 37 /365 Trade: Miner Married at: Manchester Children: Manchester: 15/12/22 Discharge date: 25/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 5 Back Grey St Ancoats, Manchester Comments: Good. Re-enl Section D — Other Information: Attested: 22/8/2019 2:Years at age: 20 37 /365 Trade: Miner Married at: Manchester Children: Manchester: 15/12/22 Discharge date: 25/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 5 Back Grey St Ancoats, Manchester Comments: Good. Re-enl Section D
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Harry Dugdale

Forenames: HarrySurname: DugdalePlace Of Birth: Bolton, LancsFather: Mr J Dugdale, 4 Dingerth St, Bolton (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 4/3/2019 7-May:Years at age: 20 3 /12 Trade: Dyer Discharge date: 3/3/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Trans to A Res. Disch.d: 3/3/31. (former service: Welsh Regt: 61165) — Other Information: Attested: 4/3/2019 7-May:Years at age: 20 3 /12 Trade: Dyer Discharge date: 3/3/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Trans to A Res. Disch.d: 3/3/31. (former service: Welsh Regt: 61165)

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