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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Fred Price

Forenames: FredSurname: PriceFather: Mrs Mary Morris, 1 Vron Cottage, NantmawrRank: PteComments: Attested: 21/4/2020 4:Years at age: 19 7/12 Trade: Quarryman Discharge date: 20/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 1 Vron Cottage, Nantmawr, Owestry — Other Information: Attested: 21/4/2020 4:Years at age: 19 7/12 Trade: Quarryman Discharge date: 20/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 1 Vron Cottage, Nantmawr, Owestry
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Joseph Dudleston Jones

Forenames: Joseph DudlestonSurname: JonesFather: Mr J Jones, Crowe Hill, Ellesmire Road, Shrewsbury (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 22/4/2020 3:Years at age: 20 Trade: Sawyer Discharge date: 21/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Previously served in Welsh Regiment no: 85903 — Other Information: Attested: 22/4/2020 3:Years at age: 20 Trade: Sawyer Discharge date: 21/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Previously served in Welsh Regiment no: 85903
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George Robert Castell

Forenames: George RobertSurname: CastellFather: Mr G Castell, 8 Pretoria Terrace, John Street, ShrewsburyRank: PteComments: Attested: 22/4/2020 3:Years at age: 26 1/6 Trade: Boat Salesman Discharge date: 31/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 8 Pretoria Terrace, John Street, S' bury Comments: World War One Army K.S.L.I No: 201135 used between 9 3/15 to 21 1/1 — Other Information: Attested: 22/4/2020 3:Years at age: 26 1/6 Trade: Boat Salesman Discharge date: 31/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 8 Pretoria Terrace, John Street, S' bury Comments: World War One Army K.S.L.I No: 201135 used between 9 3/15 to 21 1/1
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Griffith Evans

Forenames: GriffithSurname: EvansFather: Mr J Evans, Compass, Porthywaew, Oswestry (Father)Rank: L/CplComments: Attested: 24/4/2020 3:Years at age: 21 Trade: Horse Driver Discharge date: 23/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Compass, Porthywaew, Oswestry Comments: World War One Army K.S.L.I No: 631409 used between 6 6/17 to 24 2/19 — Other Information: Attested: 24/4/2020 3:Years at age: 21 Trade: Horse Driver Discharge date: 23/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Compass, Porthywaew, Oswestry Comments: World War One Army K.S.L.I No: 631409 used between 6 6/17 to 24 2/19
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George Booth

Forenames: GeorgeSurname: BoothFather: Mrs M Booth, Llanyblodwel (Mother)Rank: SgtComments: Attested: 24/4/2020 3:Years at age: 21 Trade: Clerk Discharge date: 29/6/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: World War One Army K.S.L.I No: 18153 used between 1 6/15 to 3 4/19 — Other Information: Attested: 24/4/2020 3:Years at age: 21 Trade: Clerk Discharge date: 29/6/1925 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: World War One Army K.S.L.I No: 18153 used between 1 6/15 to 3 4/19
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James Birch

Forenames: JamesSurname: BirchFather: Mr J Birch, 20 Old Park, Dawley (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 24/4/2020 4:Years at age: 19 Trade: Moulder Labourer Discharge date: 14/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 20 Old Park, Dawley, Salop — Other Information: Attested: 24/4/2020 4:Years at age: 19 Trade: Moulder Labourer Discharge date: 14/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 20 Old Park, Dawley, Salop
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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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Joshua Caswell

Forenames: JoshuaSurname: CaswellFather: Edith Daisy, Edith, Maud, GeorgeComments: Attested: 26/4/2020 3:Years at age: 38 Trade: Jailor Married at: Llanymynech Children: 28/5/13,17/4/16,20/10/19 Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Possible re-enlistment (No: 44) — Other Information: Attested: 26/4/2020 3:Years at age: 38 Trade: Jailor Married at: Llanymynech Children: 28/5/13,17/4/16,20/10/19 Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Possible re-enlistment (No: 44)
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John Doyle

Forenames: JohnSurname: DoyleFather: FlorenceComments: Attested: 26/4/2020 3:Years at age: 36 Trade: Publican Married at: London, 29/11/05 Discharge date: 30/6/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Unknown Comments: Royal Artillery WW1 No: 5921 — Other Information: Attested: 26/4/2020 3:Years at age: 36 Trade: Publican Married at: London, 29/11/05 Discharge date: 30/6/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Unknown Comments: Royal Artillery WW1 No: 5921

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