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 17 person records.

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John Meaker

Forenames: JohnSurname: MeakerPlace Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Lillian (British) (crossed out: May Simpson) An error?Rank: CplComments: Attested: 27/2/2019 4:Years at age: 21 1 /12 Trade: Clerk Married at: Birkdale Children: Crossed out: Southport: 14/5/18. (An error?) Discharge date: 27/1/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Jeffrey Terrace, Treror, nr Ruabon, N Wales Comm — Other Information: Attested: 27/2/2019 4:Years at age: 21 1 /12 Trade: Clerk Married at: Birkdale Children: Crossed out: Southport: 14/5/18. (An error?) Discharge date: 27/1/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Jeffrey Terrace, Treror, nr Ruabon, N Wales Comm
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Cecil Roberts [D.C.M.]

Forenames: CecilSurname: Roberts [D.C.M.]Place Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Edith (British) George Richard, Alec CecilRank: SgtComments: Attested: 3/3/2019 4:Years at age: 27 11 /12 Trade: Soldier Married at: Farnham Children: Shrewsbury: 2/5/20, 1/7/22 Discharge date: 16/4/1930 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. (former service: KSLI No. 7929) (in pencil next to name: Sgt 4t — Other Information: Attested: 3/3/2019 4:Years at age: 27 11 /12 Trade: Soldier Married at: Farnham Children: Shrewsbury: 2/5/20, 1/7/22 Discharge date: 16/4/1930 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. (former service: KSLI No. 7929) (in pencil next to name: Sgt 4t
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Robert Robinson

Forenames: RobertSurname: RobinsonPlace Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Mary Maddox (English) Robert WilliamRank: PteComments: Attested: 4/3/2019 2:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Ships porter Married at: West Derby, Liverpool Children: Liverpool: 3/11/23 Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 10 Gleavale St, Liverpool Comments: V.G. Re-enl 15/7/21 — Other Information: Attested: 4/3/2019 2:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Ships porter Married at: West Derby, Liverpool Children: Liverpool: 3/11/23 Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 10 Gleavale St, Liverpool Comments: V.G. Re-enl 15/7/21
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Albert William Butler

Forenames: Albert WilliamSurname: ButlerPlace Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Mr A E Butler, 14 Salisbury St, Birkenhead (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 16/9/2019 2:Years at age: 20 222 /365 Trade: Metal stamper Discharge date: 15/9/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 14 Salisbury Rd, Birkenhead Comments: V.G. (Ox & Bucks: 30742) — Other Information: Attested: 16/9/2019 2:Years at age: 20 222 /365 Trade: Metal stamper Discharge date: 15/9/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 14 Salisbury Rd, Birkenhead Comments: V.G. (Ox & Bucks: 30742)
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Peter Jones

Forenames: PeterSurname: JonesPlace Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Mr P Jones, 42 Canterbury St, Liverpool (Father) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 21/7/2021 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: Fitters mate Discharge date: 6/9/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Stone House, Eardisland, nr Leominster Comments: R army. Good. — Other Information: Attested: 21/7/2021 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: Fitters mate Discharge date: 6/9/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Stone House, Eardisland, nr Leominster Comments: R army. Good.
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William Howard Pierce

Forenames: William HowardSurname: PiercePlace Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Mrs S Reynolds, 63 Price St, Birkenhead (Mother)Comments: Attested: 19/9/2021 7-May:Years at age: 18 78 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 18/9/1933 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: R army. — Other Information: Attested: 19/9/2021 7-May:Years at age: 18 78 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 18/9/1933 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: R army.
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Frederick Boileau

Forenames: FrederickSurname: BoileauPlace Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Mr F Boileau, 31 Back Nile St, Bolton, Lancs (Father)Comments: Attested: 30/12/2021 7-May:Years at age: 19 290 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 29/12/1933 Comments: R army. Re-enl RA (AA) 17/7/41. (ink blotted, looks like 7/41) (in pencil: 1/Pte) — Other Information: Attested: 30/12/2021 7-May:Years at age: 19 290 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 29/12/1933 Comments: R army. Re-enl RA (AA) 17/7/41. (ink blotted, looks like 7/41) (in pencil: 1/Pte)
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Frederick Birmingham

Forenames: FrederickSurname: BirminghamPlace Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Mrs M Birmingham, 21 Upper Warwick St, Dingle, Liverpool (Mother)Comments: Attested: 23/1/2022 7-May:Years at age: 21 210 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 3/2/1922 Comments: R army. Deserted 3/2/22. — Other Information: Attested: 23/1/2022 7-May:Years at age: 21 210 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 3/2/1922 Comments: R army. Deserted 3/2/22.
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Frederick Andrews

Forenames: FrederickSurname: AndrewsPlace Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Mr W H Andrews, 58 Eton St, Walton, Liverpool (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 4/7/2022 7-May:Years at age: 18 53 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 29/9/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 58 Eton St, Walton Comments: R army. Good. — Other Information: Attested: 4/7/2022 7-May:Years at age: 18 53 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 29/9/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 58 Eton St, Walton Comments: R army. Good.
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William Wilson

Forenames: WilliamSurname: WilsonPlace Of Birth: LiverpoolFather: Mr T Wilson, 188 Richmond Row, Scotland Rd, Liverpool (Father)Comments: Attested: 25/7/2022 7-May:Years at age: 19 158 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 24/7/1934 Comments: R army. Re-enl 20th ITC. KSLI. 11/9/41. Trans S Staffs R 1/7/42. — Other Information: Attested: 25/7/2022 7-May:Years at age: 19 158 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 24/7/1934 Comments: R army. Re-enl 20th ITC. KSLI. 11/9/41. Trans S Staffs R 1/7/42.

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