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 4614 person records.

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George Henry Brereton

Forenames: George HenrySurname: BreretonPlace Of Birth: Crewe, ChesFather: Mrs B Bereton, 80 Thomas St, Crewe (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 4/419 2:Years at age: 20 7 /12 Trade: Iron moulders app. Discharge date: 3/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 82 Thomas St, Crewe Comments: V.G. (former service: KSLI No. 34765) — Other Information: Attested: 4/419 2:Years at age: 20 7 /12 Trade: Iron moulders app. Discharge date: 3/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 82 Thomas St, Crewe Comments: V.G. (former service: KSLI No. 34765)
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Frederick Edward John Abbott

Forenames: Frederick Edward JohnSurname: AbbottPlace Of Birth: Powshrnerton, Pontypridd, GlamFather: Mrs L A Sweeney, 23 Norton Bridge, Pontypridd (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 12/6/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 52 /365 Trade: Coal haulier Discharge date: 11/6/1931 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Previous record erased. Stamped over with Termination of Engagement. — Other Information: Attested: 12/6/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 52 /365 Trade: Coal haulier Discharge date: 11/6/1931 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Previous record erased. Stamped over with Termination of Engagement.
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Henry Thomas Abbott

Forenames: Henry ThomasSurname: AbbottPlace Of Birth: Eltham, KentFather: Mr H Abbott, 38 A Lawton Road, Eltham S 2 (Father) Rank: BuglerComments: Attested: 29/7/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 263 /365 Trade: Builder's labourer Discharge date: 26/10/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 4 Gertrude Gardens, Well Hall, Eltham, London S E 9 Comments: Good. — Other Information: Attested: 29/7/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 263 /365 Trade: Builder's labourer Discharge date: 26/10/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 4 Gertrude Gardens, Well Hall, Eltham, London S E 9 Comments: Good.
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George Thomas Abbott

Forenames: George ThomasSurname: AbbottPlace Of Birth: Hampstead, MiddlesexFather: Mr N Abbott, 15 Aldane Rd, Shepherds Bush, W12 (Father) Rank: PteComments: Attested: 17/9/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 341 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 16/9/1931 Comments: Exemplary. — Other Information: Attested: 17/9/2019 9-Mar:Years at age: 17 341 /365 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 16/9/1931 Comments: Exemplary.
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Thomas Edward Abbott

Forenames: Thomas EdwardSurname: AbbottPlace Of Birth: Little Ness, Baschurch, ShropsFather: Mrs E Abbot, 21 Derby Rd, Coalbrookdale (Mother)Rank: SergtComments: Attested: 30/1/2019 4:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Engine Fitter Discharge date: 15/2/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 21 Derby Rd, Coalbrookdale, Salop Comments: Exemplary. Re-enl 8/12/23 Royal Corps of Signals. (Former service: KSLI — Other Information: Attested: 30/1/2019 4:Years at age: 19 1 /12 Trade: Engine Fitter Discharge date: 15/2/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 21 Derby Rd, Coalbrookdale, Salop Comments: Exemplary. Re-enl 8/12/23 Royal Corps of Signals. (Former service: KSLI
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Rees Abraham

Forenames: ReesSurname: AbrahamPlace Of Birth: Merthyr, GlamFather: Mrs A Abraham, 39 Granwen, Brecon Rd, Merthyr (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 6/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 134 /365 Trade: Steam Riser Discharge date: 16/2/1924 Discharge address: 39 Granwen, Brecon Rd, Merthyr Tydfil Comments: Exemplary. Trans to A Res. 5/6/39 Disch.d on termination of engagement. Class A release. Re- — Other Information: Attested: 6/6/2019 7-May:Years at age: 18 134 /365 Trade: Steam Riser Discharge date: 16/2/1924 Discharge address: 39 Granwen, Brecon Rd, Merthyr Tydfil Comments: Exemplary. Trans to A Res. 5/6/39 Disch.d on termination of engagement. Class A release. Re-
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Walter Thomas Adams

Forenames: Walter ThomasSurname: AdamsFather: Mr Adams, 93 High Street, Wellington (Father)Rank: L/CplComments: Attested: 29/5/2020 3:Years at age: 19 7/12 Trade: Furniture Polisher Discharge date: 28/5/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 93 High Street, Dillington, Salop Comments: Lancaster Regt, WW1 No: 45880 — Other Information: Attested: 29/5/2020 3:Years at age: 19 7/12 Trade: Furniture Polisher Discharge date: 28/5/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 93 High Street, Dillington, Salop Comments: Lancaster Regt, WW1 No: 45880
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Charles Walter Adams

Forenames: Charles WalterSurname: AdamsFather: Mr C.W Adams, 121 Lonyden, Coleham, Shrewsbury (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 5/7/2020 4:Years at age: 15 1/2 Trade: Nil Discharge date: 10/5/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury — Other Information: Attested: 5/7/2020 4:Years at age: 15 1/2 Trade: Nil Discharge date: 10/5/1926 Discharge place: Shrewsbury
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Albert Edward Adams

Forenames: Albert EdwardSurname: AdamsFather: Elizabeth, Albert George, Winnie, Harry, Elizabeth Elsie, Florence VeraRank: CplComments: Attested: 16/7/2020 1:Years at age: 35 1/2 Trade: Engine Driver Married at: Wellington Children: 23/12/08,26/1/12,30/9/13,28/10/14,22/5/19 Discharge date: 13/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: R.A.F from 12/8/19 to 7/6/20, No: 333469. Re-enl. in — Other Information: Attested: 16/7/2020 1:Years at age: 35 1/2 Trade: Engine Driver Married at: Wellington Children: 23/12/08,26/1/12,30/9/13,28/10/14,22/5/19 Discharge date: 13/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: R.A.F from 12/8/19 to 7/6/20, No: 333469. Re-enl. in
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George Adams

Forenames: GeorgeSurname: AdamsPlace Of Birth: Wellington, ShropsFather: Mr H Wellings, 67 ?Minton, Nr Newport, Shrops (Step-father)Rank: Acting CplComments: Attested: 5/1/2010 7-May:Years at age: 19 Trade: Agricultural Labourer Discharge date: 21/3/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 31 Manchamley, Hawkstone, Nr S' bury Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 4/1/22 — Other Information: Attested: 5/1/2010 7-May:Years at age: 19 Trade: Agricultural Labourer Discharge date: 21/3/1919 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 31 Manchamley, Hawkstone, Nr S' bury Comments: Transfer to Army Reserve, Disch. 4/1/22

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