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 187 person records.

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William Holmes

Forenames: WilliamSurname: HolmesFather: Esther Elizabeth, Eric JohnRank: CplComments: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 35 2/3 Trade: Lifter Married at: Church Stretton Children: 20/2/1904 Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 28 Church Street, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: Royal Engineers WW1 No: 50 — Other Information: Attested: 25/3/2020 3:Years at age: 35 2/3 Trade: Lifter Married at: Church Stretton Children: 20/2/1904 Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 28 Church Street, Church Stretton, Salop Comments: Royal Engineers WW1 No: 50
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Leonard George Wilkinson

Forenames: Leonard GeorgeSurname: WilkinsonFather: Mrs J Wilkinson, 22 Lime Street, Shrewsbury (Mother)Rank: CplComments: Attested: 14/4/2020 3:Years at age: 26 1/6 Trade: Clerk Discharge date: 13/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 22 Lime Street, S' bury Comments: WW1 No: 200706 — Other Information: Attested: 14/4/2020 3:Years at age: 26 1/6 Trade: Clerk Discharge date: 13/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 22 Lime Street, S' bury Comments: WW1 No: 200706
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James Arthur Humphries

Forenames: James ArthurSurname: HumphriesFather: Mrs Annie Humphries, 52 Wilmot Road, Old Park, Dawley.Rank: CplComments: Attested: 24/4/2020 4:Years at age: 18 1/2 Trade: Moulder Discharge date: 28/12/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Re-enl. until 11/2/34. WW1 No: 4025037 — Other Information: Attested: 24/4/2020 4:Years at age: 18 1/2 Trade: Moulder Discharge date: 28/12/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Re-enl. until 11/2/34. WW1 No: 4025037
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James Jeffries

Forenames: JamesSurname: JeffriesFather: Mr J Jeffries, 56 New Works (Father)Rank: CplComments: Attested: 24/4/2020 4:Years at age: 18 1/2 Trade: Moulder Discharge date: 23/4/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury — Other Information: Attested: 24/4/2020 4:Years at age: 18 1/2 Trade: Moulder Discharge date: 23/4/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury
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Job Ellis

Forenames: JobSurname: EllisFather: Elizabeth, Dorris May, Dennis George, Derek CharlesRank: CplComments: Attested: 6/5/2020 3:Years at age: 34 2/3 Trade: Postman Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 25/10/16,21/7/18,23/5/20 Discharge date: 5/5/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Severn Square, Frankwell, S' bury Comments: WW1 No: 8303 — Other Information: Attested: 6/5/2020 3:Years at age: 34 2/3 Trade: Postman Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 25/10/16,21/7/18,23/5/20 Discharge date: 5/5/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 3 Severn Square, Frankwell, S' bury Comments: WW1 No: 8303
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John Henry Worrall

Forenames: John HenrySurname: WorrallFather: Mary Ellen, Rose, John HenryRank: CplComments: Attested: 27/5/2020 3:Years at age: 26 1/4 Trade: Labourer Married at: Market Drayton Children: 3/6/14,31/12/19 Discharge date: 22/6/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Scottish Rifles WW1 No: 39420 — Other Information: Attested: 27/5/2020 3:Years at age: 26 1/4 Trade: Labourer Married at: Market Drayton Children: 3/6/14,31/12/19 Discharge date: 22/6/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Scottish Rifles WW1 No: 39420
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Ernest Bowen

Forenames: ErnestSurname: BowenFather: Mrs A Lloyd, Walnut Tree Cottage, Pant, (Sister)Rank: CplComments: Attested: 31/5/2020 3:Years at age: 24 5/12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 30/6/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Walnut Tree Cottage, Pant Comments: K.S.L.I, WW1 No: 14508 — Other Information: Attested: 31/5/2020 3:Years at age: 24 5/12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 30/6/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Walnut Tree Cottage, Pant Comments: K.S.L.I, WW1 No: 14508
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John Lewis

Forenames: JohnSurname: LewisFather: Mrs E Lewis, 14 Worlds End, Church Stretton (Mother)Rank: CplComments: Attested: 5/6/2020 1:Years at age: 22 5/6 Trade: Cashier Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 14 Ludlow Road, Church Stretton Comments: Welsh Regt between 22/2/19 - 8/1/20, No: 62613. Re-enl. into the 4th Shrop Defence — Other Information: Attested: 5/6/2020 1:Years at age: 22 5/6 Trade: Cashier Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 14 Ludlow Road, Church Stretton Comments: Welsh Regt between 22/2/19 - 8/1/20, No: 62613. Re-enl. into the 4th Shrop Defence
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Henry Cox

Forenames: HenrySurname: CoxFather: Mr J Cox, 75 Lloyds Head, Jackfield (Father)Rank: CplComments: Attested: 9/6/2020 1:Years at age: 25 3/4 Trade: Nil Discharge date: 14/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: K.S.L.I WW1 No: 200574. Re-enl. into the 4th Shropshire Defence Force, No: 98, Disch.d 22/6/22 — Other Information: Attested: 9/6/2020 1:Years at age: 25 3/4 Trade: Nil Discharge date: 14/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: K.S.L.I WW1 No: 200574. Re-enl. into the 4th Shropshire Defence Force, No: 98, Disch.d 22/6/22
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Geoffrey George Sherratt

Forenames: Geoffrey GeorgeSurname: SherrattFather: Mr W Sherratt, Spring Bank, Church Stretton (Father)Rank: CplComments: Attested: 14/6/2020 1:Years at age: 20 1/2 Trade: Engineer Discharge date: 13/6/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Spring Bank, Church Stretton Comments: Coldstream Guards WW1 No: 24053 — Other Information: Attested: 14/6/2020 1:Years at age: 20 1/2 Trade: Engineer Discharge date: 13/6/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Spring Bank, Church Stretton Comments: Coldstream Guards WW1 No: 24053

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