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BRIGHTON WAR MEMORIAL (1914-1921)
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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

KAY

Robert H Victor

Private G/89520, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 8th Regular Division. Died on the 13th June 1918. Aged 19. Born in Hampstead, Middlesex and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Rethel French National Cemetery F. 1615

KEEGAN, DCM

James

Sergeant L/10187, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action during the ‘battle of the craters’ in the Hohenzollern Redoubt 4th March 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted in Chichester. Son of Henry & Harriett Keegan of 47, Bates Road, Preston Park, Brighton. Served as James King (SDGW King J.) Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. (J. Keegan) Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

KEENS

William Thomas

Private 27182, 62nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action on the Somme 12th July 1916. Aged 23. Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Mr & Mrs W. T. Keens of 16, Frances Street, London Road, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

KEEPING

Albert

Driver 33631, 73rd, Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Died in military hospital 8th May 1917. Aged 36. Son of Robert & Annie Keeping of 15, Aberdeen Road, Lewes Road Brighton. Born in Worthing and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Privates. Brother of George & Horace Keeping. Buried in Barlin Cemetery. F. 12.

KEEPING

George

Private 34058, Royal Army Medical Corps. Gallipoli Units. Taken prisoner by the Turks on the Gallipoli peninsular and died in captivity in Istanbul 7th November 1915. Aged 36. Son of Robert & Annie Keeping of 15, Aberdeen Road, Lewes Road, Brighton. Born in West Norwood and enlisted in Brighton. Brother of Albert and Horace Keeping. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and on St. Martins Parish Church Memorial. Employee of Messrs Arthur Cox of Brighton. Buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey,. Asia 51.

KEEPING

Horace

Private 39798, 32nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the 10th Irish Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 17th August 1915. Aged 25. Son of Robert & Annie Keeping of 15, Aberdeen Road, Lewes Road, Brighton. Born in West Norwood and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Brother of George and Albert Keepng. Commemorated on The Cape Helles Memorial. Gallipoli. MR. 4.

KEHLBACHER

George Walter

Private G/20210, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action near Monchy 25th July 1917. Aged 23. Son of Otto August & Emily Minnie Kehlbacher of 17, Upper North Street, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

KELLS

Albert Edward

Sapper 30548, Royal Engineers. Western Front Postal Section. Wounded on the Western Front and died on 18th September 1916. Aged 34. Husband of Mrs Margaret Kells of 18, Gladsone Terrace, Brighton. Son of ex-Trumpet Major Kells (V.C.) Yeoman of The Guard and Mrs Kells. L/Cpl Robert Kells (his father) won the VC with the 9th. Lancers during the Indian Mutiny 1857. Born in Lambeth & enlisted in London. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sappers. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

KELLY

Charles

Lance Corporal SD/5029, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (3rd South Downs). 39th New Army Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Son of John & Sarah Anne Elizabeth Kelly of Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Privates Commemorated on The Loos Memorial. MR. 19.

KELLY

Herbert Thomas

Leading Stoker K/3232, Royal Navy. H.M.S. ‘Ardent’ Grand Fleet Destroyer Flotillas. Lost with the ship at the Battle of Jutland 1st June 1916 (Night action). Aged 33. Son of Thomas & Clara Kelly of 11, Hollingdean Road, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial book under Stokers Royal Navy (T. Kelly) and on St. Albans Parish Church Memorial, Coombe Road. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, MR. 3.

KELLY

T

No further information currently available - Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. No evidence to include any of the many Kelly T’s on the Memorial to date. No local Reports in contemporary newspapers.

KELLY

W

No further information currently available – Listed in St. Peters Memorial under Ranks Unknown. No local reports. Dozens of Kelly W. with CWGC and SDGW. None with Brighton connections.

KELLY

William

Sergeant 49835, 125th Battery, Royal Field Artillery Western Front Units. Died of wounds 9th June 1916. Aged 29. Son of Thomas & Caroline Kelly of 28, Nelson Row, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Buried in Sucrerie Military Cemetery F. 643

KELLY

William Victor

Private 41772, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 30th New Army Division Wounded during the battle of the Scarpe, and died 25th April 1917. Aged 19. Son of George Ernest & Jennie Kelly of 31, Nelson Place, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Formerly with Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. F. 120.

KENNARD

Frederick James

Private G/4922, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Wounded during the assault on the Hindenburgh Line and died in military hospital at Rouen 28th September 1918. Aged 34. Son of Mrs Ellen Kennard of 39, North Road, Preston Park, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and on St. Johns Church Memorial, Preston Park. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. F. 146.

KENNARD

Percy Douglas

Private 43587, 2/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. 46th North Midland Division T. F. Killed in action near Ypres 2nd May 1918. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Belgium B. 102

KENNARD

Robert

Private G/1505, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Wounded at Guedecourt on the Somme and died 21st October 1916. Grave lost. Listed as a Corporal with ‘C’ Company in 7th Battalion Official list CWGC. & SDGW. Private. Born in Sompting and enlisted in Worthing. (Sompting War Memorial) Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Brighton connection unknown. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

KENNARD

Thomas

Private 127550, 87th Field Ambulance. Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Aged 24. Brother of Henry Kennard of 18, Peter Street, Canning Town, London. Born in London and enlisted in Canning Town. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Borre British Cemetery. F. 28.

KENNETT

William Claude

Guardsman 5335, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. 1st Regular Division. Died of wounds in military hospital 27th October 1914. Born in Chicago, U.S.A. and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery F. 64.

KENT

John Henry

Private L/10148, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action with a working party near Mametz Wood on the 8th September 1916. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Regular Soldier. Next of kin unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21.

KENT

Victor James

Private 47230, 2/10th Battalion, London Regiment (2nd Hackney) 58th (2/1st London) Division. T. F. Died of wounds in military hospital, Rouen 12th October 1918. Aged 18. Son of Thomas & Louisa Kate Kent of 45, Over Street, Brighton. Born in Peckham, South London and enlisted in Brighton. Employee of Messrs. Reynolds of Gloucester Street, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. F. 146.

KILLICK

Frederick Charles

Private 102780, 2nd Battalion, Notts & Derby Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) 6th Regular Division. Killed in action in Belgium 14th August 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs F. T. Killick of 30, Ewhurst Road, Brighton. Regular soldier who enlisted in 1911. Wounded three times. Former messenger for Brighton Post Office. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. B. 3.

KILLICK

William [John]

Sergeant G/2226, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Montauban 1st July 1916. Born in Ovingdean. Next of kin, Kemp Town. Resident of Reading St. Marks redundant Church Memorial. Not in Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

KINCHETT

Albert Edward

Private 81285, 777th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died of influenza in St. Omer 15th February 1919. Son of Mrs A. M. Kinchett of 35, Redcross Street, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St. Omer. F. 134.

KING

Albert [George]

Private 28350, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 54th East Anglian Division T. F. Egyptian Expeditionary Force Killed in action at Gaza 2nd November 1917. Husband of Mrs A. G. King of ‘Bretts Cottage’ Framfield. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine. Pal. 8.

KING

Alfred

Driver T1/4122, Heavy Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 7th January 1916. Aged 35. Husband of Mrs A. King of Brighton. Left four children. Well known local cabby. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Drivers. Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

KING

Alfred Ernest

Private 53108, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 32nd New Army Division. Killed in action at Joncourt 1st October 1918. Aged 22. Youngest son of Charles & Caroline King of 10, Terminus Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Joncourt East, British Cemetery, F. 237.

KING

Arthur John

Corporal TF/177, 1/6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Home Reserve Battalion Accidently drowned 15th July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Samuel & Jane King of 24, Herbert Road, Brighton. Born in Hove and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals and on St. Johns Church Memorial, Preston Park. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

KING

Edmund Percy

Private 50671, 20th Battalion, Labour Corps, Att. to The Kings Liverpool Reg. Western Front Units. Killed in action at Ypres 17th July 1917. Aged 21. Son of George & Elizabeth King of 3, Yardley Street, Brighton. Formerly with The Royal Engineers. Born in Farnborough, Hants, enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. B. 6.

KING, MM

Harry

Corporal 374229, 122nd Siege Battery The Royal Garrison Artillery. Western Front Units Killed in action at Beaumetz 27th September 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Richard King of 14, Inverness Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Employee of Payne & Sons, King Street. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Buried in Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery. F. 755.

KING, DCM

Kerry

Second Lieutenant, 7th Mountain Battery. 3rd Brigade. Royal Garrison Artillery. Salonikan Expeditionary Force. Wounded on the Doiran Front and died 25th September 1918. Aged 38. Husband of Florence King of 3, Arnold Street, Elm Grove, Brighton. Son of Peter & Sarah King of Cothill, Abingdon, Berkshire. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under 2/Lts and on St. Lukes Parish Church and on St. Marks redundant Church Memorial, Kemp Town. Buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece. Gr. 5.

KING

Ralph Edward

Bombardier 1308, 1st Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Died in Mesopotamia 21st May 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mrs M. J. King of 52, Hampstead Road, Dyke Road, Brighton. Born Preston Park and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Ranks Unknown. Buried in The Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. 6.

KING

Reginald William

Private 67450, Labour Corps. Died at home. 3rd November 1918. Aged 32. Husband of Daisy Violet King of 2, Rifle Butts Road, Kemp Town Son of Henry & Lottie King of 29, Quebec Street, Brighton. Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment. Born in London and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Marks redundant Church, Kemp Town Buried in Rottingdean Churchyard

KING

Robert William

Lance Corporal G/6860, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Yeomanry Division Died at home after the war 11th February 1919. Aged 28. Husband of Kate Louisa King of 17, Newhaven Street, Brighton. Not included in Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book or SDGW. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery

KING

William

Stoker 1st Class PO/307790, H.M.S. ‘Invincible’, Royal Navy. 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron. The Grand Fleet. Lost with the ship at The Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. 1,026 officers & men drowned. Only six survivors. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Stokers Royal Navy and St. Johns Church Memorial, Preston Park. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR. 3

KING

Walter Arthur

Private 28221, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 41st New Army Division. Wounded in France and died in North Levington military hospital, Leicester, on the 24th November 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Frederick King of 94, Chester Terrace, Brighton. Husband of Mrs W. A. King. Employee of the London, B. & S. C. R. (Brighton Station Memorial). Born Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery

KING

William Henry

Bombardier 38260, ‘E’ Battery. The Royal Horse Artillery. Cavalry Division. Killed in action on The Marne 12th September 1914. Aged 27. Son of William Henry & Eliza King of 17, New England Road, Brighton. Born in Gravesend, Kent and enlisted in Brighton. Regular Artilleryman. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Bombardiers. Buried in Athis Mons Communal Cemetery, Essone F. 469.

KING

William H J

Able Seaman 2/288 (Sussex), ‘Howe’ Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Died of wounds on Gallipoli 17th June 1915. Aged 19. Son of William John & Georgina King of ‘The Stables’ Collingwood House, 127, Marine Parade, Brighton. Born in Reigate, Surrey. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Seamen Royal Navy. Buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli Ga. 14.

KINGSBOROUGH

Wakeford

Private M2/020817, Royal Army Service Corps attached to Number 8 Light Armoured Battery, Machine Gun Corps. Mesopotamian Units. Died in Mesopotamia 26th June 1918. Aged 31. Born in Brighton and enlisted in London. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Bagdhad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq. 8.

KINGSLEY

Arthur

Private TF/203934, 1/5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. 51st Highland Division. Killed in action in The Ypres Salient 6th September 1917. Enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Queens Park, Brighton. Formerly with Royal Fusiliers. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and on St. Lukes Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial MR. 30.

KIRBY

Alfred Harold

Private G/17705, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action on the opening day of the Arras offensive on the 9th April 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Son of John Thomas & Fanny Kirby of 74, Hanover Street, Brighton. Employed as a porter at Brighton Station. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Gaurock Trench Cemetery. F. 732.

KNATCHBULL

Reginald Frederick

Private TF/200990, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division. Killed in action at the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19th April 1917. Aged 36. Husband of Florence Knatchbull of 2, Windsor Buildings, Brighton. Born in Carlisle and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in The Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine, Pal. 8

KNIGHT

Albert George

Private 44682, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. 29th Regular Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 21st November 1917. Son of George & Emily Knight of 31, Bond Street, Brighton. Brother of Henry Knight (Royal Irish Dragoons). Born in Epsom, Surrey and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Formerly with Royal Engineers. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR. 17.

KNIGHT

Charles James

Private, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 8th Regular Division Killed in action 23rd May 1918. Born and enlisted in Battersea. (CWGC suggestion. No apparent links with Brighton. (Charles John) Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Johns Preston Park Memorial. Buried in Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery F. 1142.

KNIGHT

Douglas R A

Corporal 4940, ‘A’ Squadron, The 10th Hussars. (Prince of Wales Own) Cavalry Division. Missing during the Battle of Arras 11th April 1917. Aged 32. Son of Mr. & Mrs Charles Knight of ‘The Basketmakers Arms’, Gloucester Road, Brighton. Veteran of South African and India. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

KNIGHT

Henry Ernest

Private 3428, ‘A’ Squadron, The 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards. Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Vermelles 11th February 1916. Aged 25. Husband of Agatha Mary Knight of 8, Mayo Road, Richmond Road, Brighton. Son of George & Emily Knight of 31, Bond Street, Brighton. Brother of Albert Knight (South Wales Borderers). Born Forest Hill and Enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under (Knight H. G.) Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery. F. 423

KNIGHT

Harry Herbert

Corporal 650199, 2/21st Battalion, London Regiment (The Surrey Rifles) 60th (2/2nd London) Division T. F. Killed in action in Palestine 28th March 1918. Aged 24. Son of Alfred & Georgina Knight of 35, Grenville Place, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial. Palestine. MR. 34.

KNIGHT, DSO

John Peake

Captain, 35th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Killed in action near Mametz Wood 31st August 1916. Aged 26. Son of James & Ellen Knight of Folkestone, Kent. Husband of Olive Knight of Brighton. Born in Brighton. Twice mentioned in despatches. Listed on St. Martins Parish Church Memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book under Captains. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz. F. 397

KNIGHT

Thomas

Private G/1540, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action near Bouzincourt during the German Spring offensive 5th April 1918. Next of kin, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, F. 516.

KNIGHT

Thomas Steven (Stephen)

Private. No further information currently available. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Private Thomas Steven Knight and on St. Lukes Parish Church Memorial (Thomas Stephen Knight)

KNIGHT

William George

Private L/6951, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action during the first battle of Ypres, 8th November 1914. Regular Soldier. Born St. Johns, Brighton and enlisted in Brighton Next of kin unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. MR. 29.

KUHLER, MM

Robert

Gunner 119767, 361st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Western Front Units. Died of wounds on the 16th October 1917. Aged 32. Husband of Ellen Frances Kuhler of 23, Kingsbury Street, Baker Street, Brighton. Son of Karol & Elizabeth Kuhler of Lodz, Poland. Born Broice, Lodz, Poland and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Zuydcoote Military Cemetery F. 1361

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