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 Steele

Forenames: WalterSurname: SteelePlace Of Birth: West BromwichFather: Sarah (British), Walter, Elizabeth, Jenny, GeorgeRank: CplComments: Attested: 25/8/2019 4:Years at age: 36 295 /365 Trade: Labourer Married at: West Bromwich Children: West Bromwich: 31/12/04, 19/12/08, 17/2/11, 27/7/13 Discharge date: 24/8/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 5 Victoria St, Swan Village, W — Other Information: Attested: 25/8/2019 4:Years at age: 36 295 /365 Trade: Labourer Married at: West Bromwich Children: West Bromwich: 31/12/04, 19/12/08, 17/2/11, 27/7/13 Discharge date: 24/8/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 5 Victoria St, Swan Village, W
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John Henry Knowles

Forenames: John HenrySurname: KnowlesPlace Of Birth: West BromwichFather: Mrs M A Knowles, 5 Stoney Lane, West Bromwich (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 1/9/2019 4:Years at age: 19 150 /365 Trade: Miner Discharge date: 5/11/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 8 Stoney Lane, West Bromwich Comments: Good. (former service: Notts & Derby: 109864) — Other Information: Attested: 1/9/2019 4:Years at age: 19 150 /365 Trade: Miner Discharge date: 5/11/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 8 Stoney Lane, West Bromwich Comments: Good. (former service: Notts & Derby: 109864)
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William Small

Forenames: WilliamSurname: SmallPlace Of Birth: West BromwichFather: Mr J Collins, 18 Hangate St, West Bromwich (Step father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 9/9/2019 2:Years at age: 19 60 /365 Trade: Moulder Discharge date: 25/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 18 Hargate St, West Bromwich Comments: V.G. Re-enl Dection D A Res: 20/9/22. 4 yrs. Disch.d: 19/9/26. Shrewsbury. Pte. (D — Other Information: Attested: 9/9/2019 2:Years at age: 19 60 /365 Trade: Moulder Discharge date: 25/3/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 18 Hargate St, West Bromwich Comments: V.G. Re-enl Dection D A Res: 20/9/22. 4 yrs. Disch.d: 19/9/26. Shrewsbury. Pte. (D
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Harry Cook

Forenames: HarrySurname: CookPlace Of Birth: West BromwichFather: Mrs A Guest, 62 Church St, Oldbury (Sister)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 4/12/2019 2:Years at age: 27 289 /365 Trade: Miner Discharge date: 1/9/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 62 Church St, Oldbury Comments: Good. 12/10/20 Re-enl West Riding Rgt. for 4 years. (West Riding: 22807) — Other Information: Attested: 4/12/2019 2:Years at age: 27 289 /365 Trade: Miner Discharge date: 1/9/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 62 Church St, Oldbury Comments: Good. 12/10/20 Re-enl West Riding Rgt. for 4 years. (West Riding: 22807)
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William Harold Bordicott

Forenames: William HaroldSurname: BordicottPlace Of Birth: West BromwichFather: Annie (British) William LeslieRank: PteComments: Attested: 24/12/2019 2:Years at age: 20 262 /365 Trade: Miner Married at: Dudley Children: Stourbridge: 2/7/20 Discharge date: 12/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 48 Amber Forge, Cradley, Staffs Comments: V.G. Pension: 8/3 weekly for — Other Information: Attested: 24/12/2019 2:Years at age: 20 262 /365 Trade: Miner Married at: Dudley Children: Stourbridge: 2/7/20 Discharge date: 12/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 48 Amber Forge, Cradley, Staffs Comments: V.G. Pension: 8/3 weekly for
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Eric James Ball

Forenames: Eric JamesSurname: BallPlace Of Birth: West BromwichFather: Mr W Ball, 23 Edmund St, Hanley, Staffs (Father)Rank: CplComments: Attested: 15/11/2021 7-May:Years at age: 18 39 /365 Trade: Van man Discharge date: 14/11/1933 Comments: R army. Good. (in pencil next to name: 1/L/C) — Other Information: Attested: 15/11/2021 7-May:Years at age: 18 39 /365 Trade: Van man Discharge date: 14/11/1933 Comments: R army. Good. (in pencil next to name: 1/L/C)

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