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 5083 person records.

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Frank Clayton

Forenames: Frank Surname: ClaytonFather: Mrs J Mackin, 5 Barker Street, Shrewsbury (Mother)Rank: L/SgtComments: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 25 5/12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 19/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 5 Barker Street, S' bury Comments: Re-enl. : unknown regt/number. Disch. 19/8/23. — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 25 5/12 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 19/8/1920 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 5 Barker Street, S' bury Comments: Re-enl. : unknown regt/number. Disch. 19/8/23.
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Francis Joseph Davies

Forenames: Francis JosephSurname: DaviesFather: Susan, Anne Elizabeth, Edith May, Dorris Elisa, Francis John, Ethel Wilfed, William AlexRank: PteComments: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 36 2/3 Trade: Painter Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 7/7/02,24/2/04/29/07/10/4/10,20/7/12,6/8/14 Discharge date: 30/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 13 York Place, Castle Field, S' bury Comments: W — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 36 2/3 Trade: Painter Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 7/7/02,24/2/04/29/07/10/4/10,20/7/12,6/8/14 Discharge date: 30/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 13 York Place, Castle Field, S' bury Comments: W
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John Downes

Forenames: JohnSurname: DownesFather: Annie Louise, John Edward, Elisa May, Annie Elizabeth, Leslie RobertRank: PteComments: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 29 Trade: Brick Layer Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 8/4/14,27/3/20,9/3/19,11/1/17 Discharge date: 14/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 11 Chapel Street, Frankwell, S' bury Comments: WW1 No: 200735 — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 29 Trade: Brick Layer Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 8/4/14,27/3/20,9/3/19,11/1/17 Discharge date: 14/7/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 11 Chapel Street, Frankwell, S' bury Comments: WW1 No: 200735
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Henry Daniel Perkins

Forenames: Henry DanielSurname: PerkinsFather: Amy Jane, Thomas Leslie GrantRank: L/CplComments: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 45 Trade: Dyer Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 16/7/1908 Discharge date: 30/4/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: WW1 No: 84614 — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 45 Trade: Dyer Married at: Shrewsbury Children: 16/7/1908 Discharge date: 30/4/1928 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: WW1 No: 84614
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Robert Hawkins

Forenames: RobertSurname: HawkinsFather: Mrs C Hawkins, 2 Reabrook Place, Coleham (Mother)Rank: L/SgtComments: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 29 5/6 Trade: Shop Asst Discharge date: 7/9/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 10 Bogerdon Place, Aberystwyth Comments: Re-enl. to unknown regt, No: 2366, Disch. 8/9/22. WW1 No: 200116 — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 29 5/6 Trade: Shop Asst Discharge date: 7/9/1922 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 10 Bogerdon Place, Aberystwyth Comments: Re-enl. to unknown regt, No: 2366, Disch. 8/9/22. WW1 No: 200116
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David Henry Richards

Forenames: David HenrySurname: RichardsFather: Mr R Richards, Peaygroes, Penybont (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 28 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 30/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Peaygroes, Penybont, Oswestry Comments: WW1 No: 50406 — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 28 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 30/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Peaygroes, Penybont, Oswestry Comments: WW1 No: 50406
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William John Reynolds

Forenames: William JohnSurname: ReynoldsFather: Mrs M Reynolds, Grocerfford, Llangedweyn, Oswestry (Mother)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 1/5/2020 4:Years at age: 18 Trade: Carpenter Discharge date: 30/4/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2020 4:Years at age: 18 Trade: Carpenter Discharge date: 30/4/1924 Discharge place: Shrewsbury
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George Price Hughes

Forenames: George PriceSurname: HughesFather: Mrs M Hughes, Jubilee Cottage, LlanyblodwelRank: PteComments: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 21 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 30/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Jubilee Cottage, Llanyblodwell Comments: WW1 No: 67266 — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 21 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 30/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: Jubilee Cottage, Llanyblodwell Comments: WW1 No: 67266
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Thomas Owen

Forenames: ThomasSurname: OwenFather: Mr R Owen, 16 Prince Street, Weston (Father)Rank: PteComments: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 38 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 30/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 16 Prince Street, Oswestry Comments: WW1 No: 290824 — Other Information: Attested: 1/5/2020 3:Years at age: 38 Trade: Labourer Discharge date: 30/4/1923 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Discharge address: 16 Prince Street, Oswestry Comments: WW1 No: 290824
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Thomas James Humphreys

Forenames: Thomas JamesSurname: HumphreysFather: Alice Jane, Thomas William, John Charles, Sarah Magdelene, MaryComments: Attested: 3/5/2020 3:Years at age: 35 Trade: Brick Layer Married at: Llanymynech Children: 23/4/10,26/9/12,7/8/14,7/8/17 Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Re-enl. into 4th Shrop Defence Force, No: 47, Disch. date unknown. WW1 — Other Information: Attested: 3/5/2020 3:Years at age: 35 Trade: Brick Layer Married at: Llanymynech Children: 23/4/10,26/9/12,7/8/14,7/8/17 Discharge date: 15/4/1921 Discharge place: Shrewsbury Comments: Re-enl. into 4th Shrop Defence Force, No: 47, Disch. date unknown. WW1

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