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 8 person records.

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Percy Lewis

Forenames: PercySurname: LewisPlace Of Birth: Manchester, LancsFather: Mary, Thomas Frederick Percival, Mary Jane, Margaret Eleanor, William Kenneth, Eric Owen, Percy (Deceased 6/9/16)Rank: RQMSComments: Attested: 4/9/2001 7-May:Years at age: 18 5/12 Trade: Joiner Married at: Pembroke Children: 9/10/05,24/4/07,31/7/08,9/2/11,8/8/13,16/8/16 Discharge date: 3/9/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Woodside House, Creselly, Pembrokeshire — Other Information: Attested: 4/9/2001 7-May:Years at age: 18 5/12 Trade: Joiner Married at: Pembroke Children: 9/10/05,24/4/07,31/7/08,9/2/11,8/8/13,16/8/16 Discharge date: 3/9/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Woodside House, Creselly, Pembrokeshire
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Edward Brereton

Forenames: EdwardSurname: BreretonPlace Of Birth: Manchester, LancsFather: HenriettaRank: L/CplComments: Attested: 30/11/2009 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: Labourer Married at: Charlton Discharge date: 22/3/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 31 West Union Street, Salford, Lancs Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 6/9/26 — Other Information: Attested: 30/11/2009 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: Labourer Married at: Charlton Discharge date: 22/3/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 31 West Union Street, Salford, Lancs Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 6/9/26
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James Terry

Forenames: JamesSurname: TerryPlace Of Birth: Manchester, LancsFather: Martha Ellen, MaryRank: PteComments: Attested: 20/6/2010 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: General Labourer Married at: Bradford Children: 17/5/1920 Discharge date: 24/2/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 8 Hawk Street, Bradford, Manchester Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Di — Other Information: Attested: 20/6/2010 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: General Labourer Married at: Bradford Children: 17/5/1920 Discharge date: 24/2/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 8 Hawk Street, Bradford, Manchester Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Di
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John Henry Harris

Forenames: John HenrySurname: HarrisPlace Of Birth: Manchester, LancsFather: Mr C Harris, address unknown (Brother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 10/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 5 /12 Trade: Blacksmith Discharge date: 12/2/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Fair. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 27/3/31. Pte. 23/10/39 RASC. Trans to AMPC — Other Information: Attested: 10/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 5 /12 Trade: Blacksmith Discharge date: 12/2/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Fair. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 27/3/31. Pte. 23/10/39 RASC. Trans to AMPC
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Albert Hamilton

Forenames: AlbertSurname: HamiltonPlace Of Birth: Manchester, LancsFather: Mr S Hamilton, 59 Redson St, Beswick, Manchester (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 29/1/2019 3:Years at age: 19 Trade: Wire galvanizer Discharge date: 31/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 59 Bedson (diff spelling) St, Beswick, Manchester Comments: V.G. Pension: 20% - 8/- per week 12/5/22 to 8/10/22. 8/- per — Other Information: Attested: 29/1/2019 3:Years at age: 19 Trade: Wire galvanizer Discharge date: 31/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 59 Bedson (diff spelling) St, Beswick, Manchester Comments: V.G. Pension: 20% - 8/- per week 12/5/22 to 8/10/22. 8/- per
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William Smith

Forenames: WilliamSurname: SmithPlace Of Birth: Manchester, LancsFather: Mrs S Smith, 19 Jeffrey St, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester (Mother) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 7/5/2019 3:Years at age: 21 7 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 14/12/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 19 Geoffrey St, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester Comments: Exemplary. (Former service: KSLI No. 201244) — Other Information: Attested: 7/5/2019 3:Years at age: 21 7 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 14/12/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 19 Geoffrey St, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester Comments: Exemplary. (Former service: KSLI No. 201244)
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John Hancox

Forenames: JohnSurname: HancoxPlace Of Birth: Manchester, LancsFather: Mrs H Hancox, 3 Wheeler St, off Gary St, Higher Openshaw, Manchester (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 15/8/2019 4:Years at age: 19 Trade: Boiler maker Discharge date: 19/12/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Weaver St, Higher Openshaw, Manchester Comments: Good. (former service: Devon: 71850) — Other Information: Attested: 15/8/2019 4:Years at age: 19 Trade: Boiler maker Discharge date: 19/12/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Weaver St, Higher Openshaw, Manchester Comments: Good. (former service: Devon: 71850)
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James Holt (alias Hill)

Forenames: JamesSurname: Holt (alias Hill)Place Of Birth: Manchester, LancsFather: Miss M Holt, 14 Rydall St, Holbeck, Leeds (Sister)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 15/8/2019 4:Years at age: 36 Trade: Platers helper Discharge date: 21/9/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 1 Pleasance, Edinburgh Comments: Indifferent. (former service: Labour Corp: 287399) — Other Information: Attested: 15/8/2019 4:Years at age: 36 Trade: Platers helper Discharge date: 21/9/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 1 Pleasance, Edinburgh Comments: Indifferent. (former service: Labour Corp: 287399)

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