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 11 person records.

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Herbert Cotton

Forenames: HerbertSurname: CottonPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Edith Mary, Frank HerbertRank: PteComments: Attested: 29/11/2011 7-May:Years at age: 18 7/12 Trade: Agricultural Labourer Married at: Whitchurch Children: 1/8/1920 Discharge date: 12/4/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Tilstock Park, Nr Whitchurch Comments: Transfer to Army Reser — Other Information: Attested: 29/11/2011 7-May:Years at age: 18 7/12 Trade: Agricultural Labourer Married at: Whitchurch Children: 1/8/1920 Discharge date: 12/4/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Tilstock Park, Nr Whitchurch Comments: Transfer to Army Reser
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Howard Ryley

Forenames: HowardSurname: RyleyPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Mrs M Ryley, 36 High Street, Wem (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 3/2/2013 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: Grocers Asst Discharge date: 4/3/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 36 High Street, Wem, Shrops Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 2/2/29 — Other Information: Attested: 3/2/2013 7-May:Years at age: 18 Trade: Grocers Asst Discharge date: 4/3/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 36 High Street, Wem, Shrops Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 2/2/29
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Stanley Walker

Forenames: StanleySurname: WalkerPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Lily May, Florence Mary, William OwenRank: Acting SgtComments: Attested: 20/7/2013 7-May:Years at age: 22 1/3 Trade: Railway Porter Married at: Bolton Children: 20/5/18,20/12/21 Discharge date: 19/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 13 Hammersmith Street, Bolton, Lancs Comments: Transfer to Army Res — Other Information: Attested: 20/7/2013 7-May:Years at age: 22 1/3 Trade: Railway Porter Married at: Bolton Children: 20/5/18,20/12/21 Discharge date: 19/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 13 Hammersmith Street, Bolton, Lancs Comments: Transfer to Army Res
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Charles John Walker

Forenames: Charles JohnSurname: WalkerPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Mr C Walker, Three Crowns St, Wem (Father) Rank: CplComments: Attested: 21/5/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 9 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 25/10/1928 Comments: Exemplary. Trans to Army Res. Disch.d 20/5/31. Cpl. 12/4/40 Re-enl RASC. — Other Information: Attested: 21/5/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 9 /12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 25/10/1928 Comments: Exemplary. Trans to Army Res. Disch.d 20/5/31. Cpl. 12/4/40 Re-enl RASC.
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Alfred Percy Edwards

Forenames: Alfred Percy Surname: EdwardsPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Mrs H Edwards, 31 Chapel St, Wem (Mother) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 22/7/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 297 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 21/7/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Good. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 21/7/31. Pte — Other Information: Attested: 22/7/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 297 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 21/7/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Good. Trans to A Res. Disch.d 21/7/31. Pte
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Thomas Richard Roberts

Forenames: Thomas RichardSurname: RobertsPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Mr W Roberts, Islington, Forton Row, nr Newport, Shrops (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 13/4/2020 7-May:Years at age: 19 140 /365 Trade: Farm labourer Discharge date: 12/4/1932 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Ex. — Other Information: Attested: 13/4/2020 7-May:Years at age: 19 140 /365 Trade: Farm labourer Discharge date: 12/4/1932 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Ex.
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John Henry Williams

Forenames: John HenrySurname: WilliamsPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Mrs Williams, 18 Bell St, Barry (Mother)Comments: Attested: 23/2/2019 4:Years at age: 20 10 /12 Trade: Post office messenger Discharge date: 20/12/1938 Comments: (in pencil next to name: 1/Sgt) (Fomer service: KSLI No. 205063) — Other Information: Attested: 23/2/2019 4:Years at age: 20 10 /12 Trade: Post office messenger Discharge date: 20/12/1938 Comments: (in pencil next to name: 1/Sgt) (Fomer service: KSLI No. 205063)
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Joseph Charles Edgerton

Forenames: Joseph CharlesSurname: EdgertonPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Mr Edgerton, 21 Barkers Green, Wem (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 12/3/2019 4:Years at age: 19 6 /12 Trade: Agriculturist Discharge date: 15/2/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 21 Barkers Green, Wem, Salop Comments: Exemplary. (former service: KSLI No. 43901) — Other Information: Attested: 12/3/2019 4:Years at age: 19 6 /12 Trade: Agriculturist Discharge date: 15/2/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 21 Barkers Green, Wem, Salop Comments: Exemplary. (former service: KSLI No. 43901)
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Robert Cartwright

Forenames: RobertSurname: CartwrightPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Mr S Cartwright, 14 Mill St, Wem (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 18/2/2019 2:Years at age: 19 2 /12 Trade: Motor driver Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 14 Mill St, Wem Comments: V.G. (former service: Man Regt: 7536) — Other Information: Attested: 18/2/2019 2:Years at age: 19 2 /12 Trade: Motor driver Discharge date: 31/3/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 14 Mill St, Wem Comments: V.G. (former service: Man Regt: 7536)
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Frederick Thomas Ashley

Forenames: Frederick ThomasSurname: AshleyPlace Of Birth: Wem, ShropsFather: Mr T Ashley, Foxley Lodge, Wem (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 15/4/2019 2:Years at age: 18 11 /12 Trade: Farm labourer Discharge date: 14/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Lacon Cottage, nr Wem, Shrops Comments: V.G. (former service: S W B (or W?): 66193) — Other Information: Attested: 15/4/2019 2:Years at age: 18 11 /12 Trade: Farm labourer Discharge date: 14/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Lacon Cottage, nr Wem, Shrops Comments: V.G. (former service: S W B (or W?): 66193)

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