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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Charles Edwards

Forenames: CharlesSurname: EdwardsPlace Of Birth: Crewe, ChesFather: Mr W Edwards, 20 Bride St, Blackham (Father) Rank: CplComments: Attested: 3/3/2019 7-May:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 2/3/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Trans to A Res. Disch.d 2/3/31 — Other Information: Attested: 3/3/2019 7-May:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 2/3/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Trans to A Res. Disch.d 2/3/31
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William Horace Wynne

Forenames: William HoraceSurname: WynnePlace Of Birth: Crewe, ChesFather: Mr J Wynne, 30 Worthington St, Whitchurch (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 26/2/2019 2:Years at age: 19 2 /12 Trade: Motor car driver Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 30 Worthington St, Whitchurch, Salop Comments: V.G. (former service: KSLI No. 43069) — Other Information: Attested: 26/2/2019 2:Years at age: 19 2 /12 Trade: Motor car driver Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 30 Worthington St, Whitchurch, Salop Comments: V.G. (former service: KSLI No. 43069)
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George Henry Brereton

Forenames: George HenrySurname: BreretonPlace Of Birth: Crewe, ChesFather: Mrs B Bereton, 80 Thomas St, Crewe (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 4/419 2:Years at age: 20 7 /12 Trade: Iron moulders app. Discharge date: 3/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 82 Thomas St, Crewe Comments: V.G. (former service: KSLI No. 34765) — Other Information: Attested: 4/419 2:Years at age: 20 7 /12 Trade: Iron moulders app. Discharge date: 3/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 82 Thomas St, Crewe Comments: V.G. (former service: KSLI No. 34765)
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George John Wheeler

Forenames: George JohnSurname: WheelerPlace Of Birth: Crewe, ChesFather: Mr H Wheeler, 49 Alton St, Crewe (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 3/12/2019 4:Years at age: 23 8 /12 Trade: Steel metal worker Discharge date: 20/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 62 Church St, Oldbury, Birmingham Comments: Bad. (former service: K R R : 11227) — Other Information: Attested: 3/12/2019 4:Years at age: 23 8 /12 Trade: Steel metal worker Discharge date: 20/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 62 Church St, Oldbury, Birmingham Comments: Bad. (former service: K R R : 11227)
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Walter Austin

Forenames: WalterSurname: AustinPlace Of Birth: Crewe, ChesFather: Mr W Austin, 36 New St, Crewe (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 24/8/2022 7-May:Years at age: 18 290 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 8/6/1932 Comments: R army. Indifferent. (in pencil next to name: 1/Pte) — Other Information: Attested: 24/8/2022 7-May:Years at age: 18 290 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 8/6/1932 Comments: R army. Indifferent. (in pencil next to name: 1/Pte)

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