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 6 person records.

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Walter Griffiths [D.C.M]

Forenames: WalterSurname: Griffiths [D.C.M]Place Of Birth: Pontesbury, ShropsFather: Elizabeth, Evia JoyceRank: W.O IComments: Attested: 13/2/2006 9-Mar:Years at age: 18 Trade: Game Keeper Married at: Oswestry Children: 12/3/1919 Discharge date: 12/2/1933 Comments: 5-6 Week of Disability Pension — Other Information: Attested: 13/2/2006 9-Mar:Years at age: 18 Trade: Game Keeper Married at: Oswestry Children: 12/3/1919 Discharge date: 12/2/1933 Comments: 5-6 Week of Disability Pension
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Edward Speake

Forenames: EdwardSurname: SpeakePlace Of Birth: Pontesbury, ShropsFather: Mary Jane, Ernest EdwardRank: L/CplComments: Attested: 6/1/2013 7-May:Years at age: 21 1/12 Trade: Agricultural Labourer Married at: Wem Children: 26/11/1920 Discharge date: 12/2/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 16 Alban Road, Cementry Road, Crewe Comments: Transfer to Army Reser — Other Information: Attested: 6/1/2013 7-May:Years at age: 21 1/12 Trade: Agricultural Labourer Married at: Wem Children: 26/11/1920 Discharge date: 12/2/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 16 Alban Road, Cementry Road, Crewe Comments: Transfer to Army Reser
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John Whittall

Forenames: JohnSurname: WhittallPlace Of Birth: Pontesbury, ShropsFather: Mr A Whittall, 3 Sheinton Road, Cressage, Shrops (Father) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 7/9/2018 9-Mar:Years at age: 15 258 /365 Trade: Farm Labourer Discharge date: 6/9/1930 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 95 Yieldham Road, Hammersmith, London W 6 Comments: Exemplary. Re-enl. RA 14/8/41 — Other Information: Attested: 7/9/2018 9-Mar:Years at age: 15 258 /365 Trade: Farm Labourer Discharge date: 6/9/1930 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 95 Yieldham Road, Hammersmith, London W 6 Comments: Exemplary. Re-enl. RA 14/8/41
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Albert Edward Woodhouse

Forenames: Albert EdwardSurname: WoodhousePlace Of Birth: Pontesbury, ShropsFather: Mrs Hampern, Poles Gate, Pontesbury (Aunt)Comments: Attested: 7/3/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 7 /12 Trade: Farm labourer Discharge date: 6/3/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Trans to A Res. Disch.d 6/3/31 — Other Information: Attested: 7/3/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 7 /12 Trade: Farm labourer Discharge date: 6/3/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Trans to A Res. Disch.d 6/3/31
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William Edward Cowell

Forenames: William EdwardSurname: CowellPlace Of Birth: Pontesbury, ShropsFather: Mr N Cowell, Habberley, Pontesbury (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 3/3/2019 2:Years at age: 29 2 /12 Trade: Brick layers labourer Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Habberley, Pontesbury Comments: V.G. (former service: R W F No. 59770) — Other Information: Attested: 3/3/2019 2:Years at age: 29 2 /12 Trade: Brick layers labourer Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Habberley, Pontesbury Comments: V.G. (former service: R W F No. 59770)
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Charles Frederick Challinor

Forenames: Charles FrederickSurname: ChallinorPlace Of Birth: Pontesbury, ShropsFather: Mr H Challinor, 2 Ingleside Cottage, Minsterley Rd, Pontesbury (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 15/7/2019 4:Years at age: 21 203 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 14/7/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Indifferent. (former service: Essex Regt: 55580) — Other Information: Attested: 15/7/2019 4:Years at age: 21 203 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 14/7/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Indifferent. (former service: Essex Regt: 55580)

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