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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John Herbert Mc Avan

Forenames: John HerbertSurname: Mc AvanFather: Maria, Leonard William, George Edward, Cyril John, Francis Pauline, Eileen VeronicaRank: CQMSComments: Attested: 27/5/2020 3:Years at age: 36 1/6 Trade: Postman Married at: Market Drayton Children: 29/07/07,16/05/11,13/07/13,14/10/14,02/07/20 Discharge date: 26/5/1931 Comments: WW1 No: 200025 — Other Information: Attested: 27/5/2020 3:Years at age: 36 1/6 Trade: Postman Married at: Market Drayton Children: 29/07/07,16/05/11,13/07/13,14/10/14,02/07/20 Discharge date: 26/5/1931 Comments: WW1 No: 200025
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Robert Thomas Owen Jones

Forenames: Robert Thomas OwenSurname: JonesFather: Mr E.O Jones, Red Lion Hotel, Ellesmere (Father)Rank: CQMSComments: Attested: 11/6/2020 1:Years at age: 23 5/6 Trade: Car Proprietor Manager Discharge date: 10/6/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: R.A.S.C from 8/9/14 to 17/6/19, WW1 No: 354364 — Other Information: Attested: 11/6/2020 1:Years at age: 23 5/6 Trade: Car Proprietor Manager Discharge date: 10/6/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: R.A.S.C from 8/9/14 to 17/6/19, WW1 No: 354364
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Arthur Priest

Forenames: ArthurSurname: PriestPlace Of Birth: St Michaels, LichfieldFather: Fanny Rachael, Phyllis Helen, Conetence MaryRank: CQMSComments: Attested: 12/9/2000 7-May:Years at age: 18 1/12 Trade: Labourer Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 28/3/10,23/5/13 Discharge date: 11/9/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Oak Lane, Bicton Heath, Nr S' bury — Other Information: Attested: 12/9/2000 7-May:Years at age: 18 1/12 Trade: Labourer Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 28/3/10,23/5/13 Discharge date: 11/9/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Oak Lane, Bicton Heath, Nr S' bury
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Brian Holding

Forenames: BrianSurname: HoldingPlace Of Birth: Aston, Wem, ShropsFather: Catherine, Georgina Beatrice, Emily Grace, Sybil, Thomas BryanRank: CQMSComments: Attested: 8/1/2003 7-May:Years at age: 18 1/6 Trade: Labourer Married at: Ellesmere Children: 8/10/12,19/2/14,19/9/16,14/3/17 Discharge date: 7/1/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury — Other Information: Attested: 8/1/2003 7-May:Years at age: 18 1/6 Trade: Labourer Married at: Ellesmere Children: 8/10/12,19/2/14,19/9/16,14/3/17 Discharge date: 7/1/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury
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Sydney Flynn

Forenames: SydneySurname: FlynnPlace Of Birth: Madeley, Wellington, ShropsFather: Mr O Flynn, 252 Bournewick Avenue, Toronto, Canada (Brother)Rank: CQMSComments: Attested: 13/6/2004 3-Sep:Years at age: 19 Trade: Agricultural Labourer Discharge date: 12/6/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury — Other Information: Attested: 13/6/2004 3-Sep:Years at age: 19 Trade: Agricultural Labourer Discharge date: 12/6/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury
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George Gosling

Forenames: GeorgeSurname: GoslingPlace Of Birth: Epsom, SurreyFather: Ida (British) William EdwardRank: CQMSComments: Attested: 7/3/2019 4 yrs (extended to complete 21 yrs):Years at age: 28 10 /12 Trade: Miller Married at: Pembroke Children: Pembroke 19/6/16 Discharge date: 5/9/1928 Discharge place: London Comments: Died. (former service: KSLI No. 9014) — Other Information: Attested: 7/3/2019 4 yrs (extended to complete 21 yrs):Years at age: 28 10 /12 Trade: Miller Married at: Pembroke Children: Pembroke 19/6/16 Discharge date: 5/9/1928 Discharge place: London Comments: Died. (former service: KSLI No. 9014)
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Albert Harding

Forenames: AlbertSurname: HardingPlace Of Birth: Fawnhope, HerefordFather: Emily GertrudeRank: CQMSComments: Attested: 10/6/2021 7-May:Years at age: 25 107 /365 Trade: Farm labourer Married at: Shrewsbury Discharge date: 21/5/1939 Comments: Exemplary. (in pencil next to name: 2/Cpl) (former service: Army Cyclist Corps: 4292. 19/8/14 to 9/5/19) — Other Information: Attested: 10/6/2021 7-May:Years at age: 25 107 /365 Trade: Farm labourer Married at: Shrewsbury Discharge date: 21/5/1939 Comments: Exemplary. (in pencil next to name: 2/Cpl) (former service: Army Cyclist Corps: 4292. 19/8/14 to 9/5/19)
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Gerald Cyril Spencer Edge

Forenames: Gerald Cyril SpencerSurname: EdgePlace Of Birth: Bridgnorth, ShropsFather: Alfred Edge, 4 Listley St, Bridgnorth (Father)Rank: CQMSComments: Attested: 1/5/2022 4:Years at age: 27 29 /365 Trade: Civil service Discharge date: 30/4/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: T army. (former service: R. Eng. 363692) — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2022 4:Years at age: 27 29 /365 Trade: Civil service Discharge date: 30/4/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: T army. (former service: R. Eng. 363692)

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