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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Herbert George Williams

Forenames: Herbert GeorgeSurname: WilliamsPlace Of Birth: St Mary's, ShrewsburyFather: Elsie Elizabeth, Herbert PentonRank: SgtComments: Attested: 31/12/2012 7-May:Years at age: 18 5/6 Trade: Jeweller Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 23/6/1920 Discharge date: 9/8/1932 Comments: Died in a military hospital with pheumonia — Other Information: Attested: 31/12/2012 7-May:Years at age: 18 5/6 Trade: Jeweller Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 23/6/1920 Discharge date: 9/8/1932 Comments: Died in a military hospital with pheumonia
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Frank Edward Turner

Forenames: Frank EdwardSurname: TurnerPlace Of Birth: St Mary's, ShrewsburyFather: Mr F A Turner, 59 Severn St, Shrewsbury (Father) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 29/11/2018 7-May:Years at age: 18 8 /12 Trade: Postman Discharge date: 28/11/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. Disch.d 28/11/30. — Other Information: Attested: 29/11/2018 7-May:Years at age: 18 8 /12 Trade: Postman Discharge date: 28/11/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. Disch.d 28/11/30.
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Harry Dax

Forenames: HarrySurname: DaxPlace Of Birth: St Mary's, ShrewsburyFather: Mrs E Rigby, 6 Brittania Place, Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury (Mother) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 7/3/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 4 /12 Trade: Waggoner Discharge date: 3/12/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 6 Brittania, Castle Fields, S' bury Comments: V. Good. Disch.d 22/8/33 Shrewsbury. Re-enl. 12/4/21 - 4 yrs. Age 20 8 / — Other Information: Attested: 7/3/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 4 /12 Trade: Waggoner Discharge date: 3/12/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 6 Brittania, Castle Fields, S' bury Comments: V. Good. Disch.d 22/8/33 Shrewsbury. Re-enl. 12/4/21 - 4 yrs. Age 20 8 /
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John William Ford

Forenames: John WilliamSurname: FordPlace Of Birth: St Mary's, ShrewsburyFather: Mrs A Ford, Crabtree Cottage, Bomere Heath, nr Shrewsbury (Mother) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 26/10/2015 7-May:Years at age: 18 11 /12 Trade: Waggoner Discharge date: 25/10/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 1 Gravel Hill, ?Berwick, S' bury Comments: Fair. Disch.d 25/10/27. — Other Information: Attested: 26/10/2015 7-May:Years at age: 18 11 /12 Trade: Waggoner Discharge date: 25/10/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 1 Gravel Hill, ?Berwick, S' bury Comments: Fair. Disch.d 25/10/27.
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David Harold Weate

Forenames: David HaroldSurname: WeatePlace Of Birth: St Mary's, ShrewsburyFather: Mr W Weate, 7 Mill Green, Hinstock, Market DraytonRank: PteComments: Attested: 8/8/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 8 /365 Trade: Farm labourer Discharge date: 7/8/1935 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: V. Good. Stamped Disch.d on termination of engagement over original date of Disch.. Re-enl North Staffs 19/4/39 — Other Information: Attested: 8/8/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 8 /365 Trade: Farm labourer Discharge date: 7/8/1935 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: V. Good. Stamped Disch.d on termination of engagement over original date of Disch.. Re-enl North Staffs 19/4/39
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Victor John Buttery

Forenames: Victor JohnSurname: ButteryPlace Of Birth: St Mary's, ShrewsburyFather: Mrs A Buttery, Grove Rd, Church Stretton (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 4/2/2019 3:Years at age: 18 11 /12 Trade: Newsagent Discharge date: 31/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Grove Rd, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: V.G. (former service: South Lancs No. 46661) — Other Information: Attested: 4/2/2019 3:Years at age: 18 11 /12 Trade: Newsagent Discharge date: 31/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Grove Rd, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: V.G. (former service: South Lancs No. 46661)
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George Samuel Hughes

Forenames: George SamuelSurname: HughesPlace Of Birth: St Mary's, ShrewsburyFather: Rosina Maud Davies, George Thomas, Laurence (died 13/7/24)Rank: L/SgtComments: Attested: 23/8/2019 4:Years at age: 26 2 /12 Trade: Loco fireman Married at: Atcham Children: Shrewsbury: 101/20. BSH Poona: 14/4/24 (deceased) Discharge date: 22/8/1935 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. (former service: KSLI: 200631) — Other Information: Attested: 23/8/2019 4:Years at age: 26 2 /12 Trade: Loco fireman Married at: Atcham Children: Shrewsbury: 101/20. BSH Poona: 14/4/24 (deceased) Discharge date: 22/8/1935 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. (former service: KSLI: 200631)
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William Edward Allport

Forenames: William EdwardSurname: AllportPlace Of Birth: St Mary's, ShrewsburyFather: Mr G Allport, 9 Stanley Terrace, Castlefields, Shrewsbury (next of kin unspecified)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 22/2/2021 7-May:Years at age: 19 306 /365 Trade: Sawyers mate Discharge date: 30/4/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. Trans to A Res. Disch.d: 21/2/33. Re-enl R ART (TA) 13/3/34. (in pencil next to name: 1/Pte) — Other Information: Attested: 22/2/2021 7-May:Years at age: 19 306 /365 Trade: Sawyers mate Discharge date: 30/4/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Exemplary. Trans to A Res. Disch.d: 21/2/33. Re-enl R ART (TA) 13/3/34. (in pencil next to name: 1/Pte)

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