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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Samuel George Smith

Forenames: Samuel GeorgeSurname: SmithPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Enid Mary, Albert PerkinsRank: SgtComments: Attested: 13/6/2004 3-Sep:Years at age: 19 1/3 Trade: General Labourer Married at: Lovedale Nilgins Children: 19/1/1917 Discharge date: 31/12/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Lawrence Memorial, Lovedale, Nilgiris, India Comments: I.U.L — Other Information: Attested: 13/6/2004 3-Sep:Years at age: 19 1/3 Trade: General Labourer Married at: Lovedale Nilgins Children: 19/1/1917 Discharge date: 31/12/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Lawrence Memorial, Lovedale, Nilgiris, India Comments: I.U.L
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Fred Hesbrook

Forenames: FredSurname: HesbrookPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Mr J Hesbrook, 22 Stafford Street, Newport, Shrops (Father)Rank: SgtComments: Attested: 17/9/2008 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: General Labourer Discharge date: 16/9/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 22 Stafford Street, Newport, Shrops — Other Information: Attested: 17/9/2008 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: General Labourer Discharge date: 16/9/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 22 Stafford Street, Newport, Shrops
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Percy Earp

Forenames: PercySurname: EarpPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Lillian MaryRank: PteComments: Attested: 30/3/2010 7-May:Years at age: 18 1/12 Trade: Bricklayer Married at: Knighton Discharge date: 9/3/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Castle Bank, Knighton Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 29/3/22 — Other Information: Attested: 30/3/2010 7-May:Years at age: 18 1/12 Trade: Bricklayer Married at: Knighton Discharge date: 9/3/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Castle Bank, Knighton Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 29/3/22
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John Riley Cartwright

Forenames: John RileySurname: CartwrightPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Mrs L Whitmore, Newport, Shrops (Sister)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 6/8/2014 7-May:Years at age: 20 Trade: Printer Discharge date: 5/8/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 15 Station Road, Newport, Shrops Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 5/8/26 — Other Information: Attested: 6/8/2014 7-May:Years at age: 20 Trade: Printer Discharge date: 5/8/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 15 Station Road, Newport, Shrops Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 5/8/26
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Frank Stewart Kelly

Forenames: Frank StewartSurname: KellyPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Mr S F Kelly, 136 St Mary's Ct, Newport (Father)Rank: Pte
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Albert Edward Roberts

Forenames: Albert EdwardSurname: RobertsPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Mr W J Roberts, 36 Vineyard Rd, Newport, Salop (Father) Rank: L/CplComments: Attested: 10/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 12 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 11/12/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 36 Vineyard Rd. Newport, Shrops Comments: Fair. Trans to A Res. 9/6/31 Termination of engagement. — Other Information: Attested: 10/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 12 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 11/12/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 36 Vineyard Rd. Newport, Shrops Comments: Fair. Trans to A Res. 9/6/31 Termination of engagement.
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Arthur James Locklin

Forenames: Arthur JamesSurname: LocklinPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Mr I Locklin, 6 Stafford St, Newport, Salop (Father) Rank: CplComments: Attested: 10/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 29 /365 Trade: Engine steerer Discharge date: 9/6/1939 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Very Good. Disch.d on termination of engagement. — Other Information: Attested: 10/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 29 /365 Trade: Engine steerer Discharge date: 9/6/1939 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Very Good. Disch.d on termination of engagement.
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William Henry Shaw

Forenames: William HenrySurname: ShawPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Mr G Shaw, 25 Vineyard Rd, Newport (Father) Comments: Attested: 10/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 283 /365 Trade: Machinist Discharge date: 9/6/1931 Comments: Good. Record erased. Stamped Termination of engagement — Other Information: Attested: 10/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 283 /365 Trade: Machinist Discharge date: 9/6/1931 Comments: Good. Record erased. Stamped Termination of engagement
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John Henry Hodgkinson

Forenames: John HenrySurname: HodgkinsonPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Mr A J Hodgkinson, 26 Marsh Rd, Newport (Father) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 16/7/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 84 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 15/7/1935 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 26 Marsh St, Newport, Salop Comments: Good. Earlier record erased. Barely visible. Stamped over Termination of enga — Other Information: Attested: 16/7/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 84 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 15/7/1935 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 26 Marsh St, Newport, Salop Comments: Good. Earlier record erased. Barely visible. Stamped over Termination of enga
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Isaac Green

Forenames: IsaacSurname: GreenPlace Of Birth: Newport, ShropsFather: Mrs E Green, 16 Star Gardens, Newport (Mother) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 16/7/2019 7-May:Years at age: 24 175 /365 Trade: Iron B? Discharge date: 21/2/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 28 2/25. Shrewsbury. Pte. Disch. address: 16 Star Gardens, Newport, Salop. — Other Information: Attested: 16/7/2019 7-May:Years at age: 24 175 /365 Trade: Iron B? Discharge date: 21/2/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 28 2/25. Shrewsbury. Pte. Disch. address: 16 Star Gardens, Newport, Salop.

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