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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William Baden Lewis

Forenames: William BadenSurname: LewisPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Mrs M Lewis, 11 Hills Lane, Shrewsbury (Mother) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 1/12/2016 9-Mar:Years at age: 15 11/12 Trade: Machine Boy Discharge date: 30/11/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Nt ? Avenue, Belle Vue, S' bury Comments: Transferred to section B A R. Disch.d 20/12/26 Shrewsbury. Disch.d 13/6 — Other Information: Attested: 1/12/2016 9-Mar:Years at age: 15 11/12 Trade: Machine Boy Discharge date: 30/11/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Nt ? Avenue, Belle Vue, S' bury Comments: Transferred to section B A R. Disch.d 20/12/26 Shrewsbury. Disch.d 13/6
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Albert Edward Clayton

Forenames: Albert EdwardSurname: ClaytonPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Mrs J M? (Machin?) , 5 Barker St, Shrewsbury (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 10/2/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 3 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 9/2/1926 Comments: Trans A Res. Disch.d 9/2/31. Re-enl AMPC 21/3/40 — Other Information: Attested: 10/2/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 3 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 9/2/1926 Comments: Trans A Res. Disch.d 9/2/31. Re-enl AMPC 21/3/40
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Richard Turner

Forenames: RichardSurname: TurnerPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Mr R Turner, 8 Bugle Lane, off Bridge Dr, Shrewsbury (Father) Comments: Attested: 26/5/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 106 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 25/5/1926 Discharge address: 3 Court, Barber St, S' bury Comments: Trans to A Res. — Other Information: Attested: 26/5/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 106 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 25/5/1926 Discharge address: 3 Court, Barber St, S' bury Comments: Trans to A Res.
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William James Newton

Forenames: William JamesSurname: NewtonPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Mrs E J Newton, 40 Quarry View, New St, Shrewsbury (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 21/4/2020 7-May:Years at age: 22 314 /365 Trade: Clerk Discharge date: 5/5/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Trans to APC. (Former service: KSLI No. 43635) — Other Information: Attested: 21/4/2020 7-May:Years at age: 22 314 /365 Trade: Clerk Discharge date: 5/5/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Trans to APC. (Former service: KSLI No. 43635)
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Thomas Welch

Forenames: ThomasSurname: WelchPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Ellen Elizabeth Whelan (Irish)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 14/3/2019 2:Years at age: 23 2 /365 Trade: Lathe driller Married at: RC Church, Shrewsbury Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 4 Binnell Terrace, Betton St, Belle Vue, S' bury Comments: Fair. Re-enl 22/7/22 f — Other Information: Attested: 14/3/2019 2:Years at age: 23 2 /365 Trade: Lathe driller Married at: RC Church, Shrewsbury Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 4 Binnell Terrace, Betton St, Belle Vue, S' bury Comments: Fair. Re-enl 22/7/22 f
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George Knight

Forenames: GeorgeSurname: KnightPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Louisa Hill (British), Mary Louisa, Jessy, Milicent, John StanleyRank: PteComments: Attested: 28/8/2019 2:Years at age: 35 41 /365 Trade: Driller Married at: Wellington: Children: Wellington: 7/12/13, 25/11/14, 25/2/18, 11/4/19 Discharge date: 25/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Chapel Place, Wellington, Salop Co — Other Information: Attested: 28/8/2019 2:Years at age: 35 41 /365 Trade: Driller Married at: Wellington: Children: Wellington: 7/12/13, 25/11/14, 25/2/18, 11/4/19 Discharge date: 25/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Chapel Place, Wellington, Salop Co
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Harry Hayes

Forenames: HarrySurname: HayesPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Mary Elizabeth, Doris NancyRank: PteComments: Attested: 13/6/2022 4:Years at age: 24 73 /365 Trade: Painter Married at: Shrewsbury Children: Shrewsbury: 28/3/21 Discharge date: 11/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 1 Barker St, S' bury Comments: R army. Section D A R. (former servi — Other Information: Attested: 13/6/2022 4:Years at age: 24 73 /365 Trade: Painter Married at: Shrewsbury Children: Shrewsbury: 28/3/21 Discharge date: 11/8/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 1 Barker St, S' bury Comments: R army. Section D A R. (former servi
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Eric George Massey

Forenames: Eric GeorgeSurname: MasseyPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Mr Wallace Ewart Massey, (Father) Hannah Massey (Mother) 19 Quarry View, New St, Frankwell, Shrewsbury.Rank: PteComments: Attested: 13/1/2023 9-Mar:Years at age: 16 188 /365 Trade: Errand boy Discharge date: 12/1/1935 Comments: R army. Re-enl GSC. No. 14276520. 3/9/42. — Other Information: Attested: 13/1/2023 9-Mar:Years at age: 16 188 /365 Trade: Errand boy Discharge date: 12/1/1935 Comments: R army. Re-enl GSC. No. 14276520. 3/9/42.
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Ambrose James Ramsey

Forenames: Ambrose JamesSurname: RamseyPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Mrs E Ramsey, 143 The Glen, Frankwell, Shrewsbury (Mother)Rank: BoyComments: Attested: 20/3/2023 4:Years at age: 14 2 /12 Trade: Blacksmiths asst Discharge date: 22/9/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: T army. TAR. — Other Information: Attested: 20/3/2023 4:Years at age: 14 2 /12 Trade: Blacksmiths asst Discharge date: 22/9/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: T army. TAR.
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Harry Edward Norton

Forenames: Harry EdwardSurname: NortonPlace Of Birth: St Chads, ShrewsburyFather: Eleanor Beatrice, Gwendoline Alice, Harry Edward, Gladys May, Ernest, Arnold ?, JessieRank: PteComments: Attested: 6/4/2023 4:Years at age: 33 232 /365 Trade: Baker Married at: Shrewsbury Children: Shrewsbury: 23/11/07, 5/2/09, 20/12/10, 8/12/15, 22/5/18, 10/5/22 Discharge date: 5/4/1927 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: R army. Section D Pool. (former s — Other Information: Attested: 6/4/2023 4:Years at age: 33 232 /365 Trade: Baker Married at: Shrewsbury Children: Shrewsbury: 23/11/07, 5/2/09, 20/12/10, 8/12/15, 22/5/18, 10/5/22 Discharge date: 5/4/1927 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: R army. Section D Pool. (former s

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