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Roll of Honour of Soldiers of the King's Own Royal Regiment, Lancaster, who died between 1920 and 1939.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates all soldiers of the regiment who died in World War One, and some up to 1921.  The list below is compiled from The Lion and The Rose, the regimental journal, and other non-official sources.  It is expected that it is not a full list.  Some of those recorded a members of the Territorial Army and are recorded as having died, but only rarely whilst serving.

bullet Private John (Jack) James Adams, number 3707136, Depot, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died after three weeks training at Bowerham Barracks Lancaster.  7/8 Sep 1928.  Buried Lancaster Cemetery.
bullet Corporal James Adams, number 3710756, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died as a result of dysentery at the General Hospital Sarafand, Palestine on 13 Nov 1938 age 24 years. 
bullet Private  J Ainsworth, number 3526673, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 11 Jul 1937.  Whilst this soldier is listed in some records as King's Own Royal Regiment, he is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery and his grave is marked 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment.  His number is a Manchester Regiment number and the Manchester Regiment were based on Cyprus at the time.  This listing appears to be incorrect, but is retained for information.
bullet Private William Edward John Baker, number 3703475, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 22 Mar 1924 at the Civil General Hospital in Rangoon.
bullet Private Walter Barlow, number 3712249, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died in Sarafand Hospital, Palestine, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor accident 13 May 1939.
bullet Company Sergeant Major John Barry, number 7212729, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Aldershot on 13 Feb 1928, records state that he was discharged on 29 Jan 1918.
bullet Sergeant William Berry, number 3701343, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died in Exmouth 27 July 1929.
bullet Private George Bettany, number 3704575, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial)  Died 28 Mar 1930 at Lancaster.
bullet Private Roger Bibby, number 3704622 King’s Own Royal Regiment. (Territorial)  Died 29 Oct 1924 at Carnforth.
bullet Sergeant Robert Blundell, number 3701290, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial) Died 14 Feb 1931 at Fleetwood.
bullet Private Frederick Booth, number 3701500, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 17 Mar 1925.
bullet Private John Brady, number 3703864, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 14 Jul 1925 at Barrow from pneumonia.
bullet Private Eli Breakwell, number 3701821, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died on 23 Jun 1921Buried in Ulverston Cemetery, Son of John and Mary Breakwell, and husband of Edith Maud Breakwell, of 3 Spring Gardens, Ulverston.  Born in Barrow in Furness, age 25 (some records state 32) at time of death.
bullet Private William Budsworth, number 3521538, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 16 Feb 1930 at Aldershot.
bullet Private Abraham Budworth, number 3701734, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 24 Nov 1926 following fracture of the spine by fall off roof, accidental.
bullet Sergeant John Carrick DCM, number 3702413, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Accidentally drowned, Rangoon, Burma, 29 Oct 1922.  Originally number 2490, 200476 of the 1/4th Battalion, King’s Own, then 30759 with the 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment and finally 3702413.
bullet Major Cyril Rodney Carter, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Accidentally slipped on deck of troop ship from India to Sudan and died in Port Said or Port Sudan hospital on 17 Dec 1929.  (Conflicting reports to hospital location). 
bullet Private Albert Casson, number 3703772, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 15 Aug 1926 Barrow in Furness.
bullet Private Thomas Newton Chantler, number 3704686, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 29 May 1925 from road traffic accident.
bullet Private Robert Chrystal, number 3852802, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment. Headquarters Wing. Died in the Citadel Military Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 24 Jun 1934, aged 24 years.
bullet Private John Clarke, number 3709473, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at the Military Hospital, York, 11 Jul 1930.
bullet Private John Alfred Clayton, number 3702848, formerly 51002, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died, accidentally, at Maymyo, Burma, 14 Nov 1920, age 20 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Clayton of Miles Platting, Manchester.  Now buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
bullet Private Frank George Cooper, number 3703698, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 29 Apr 1923 at the British Station Hospital, Rangoon, India.
bullet Private James Cottam, number 3710934, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 12 Apr 1936. Buried in Wellington, South India. Wellington Memorial
bullet Private Thomas Robert Cragg, number 3703364, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died in Military Hospital, Shorncliffe, Kent, 8 Jan 1923.The body taken to Lancaster for burial.
bullet Private Joseph Cronshaw, number 3704706, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial)   Died 21 Jan 1931 at Lancaster.
bullet Private Henry Cunliffe, number 3703316, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment Died at Prescot, Lancs. 5 May 1925.
bullet Private John James Cutler, number 3706886, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial)  Died 12 Aug 1924 at Barrow in Furness, whilst at work.
bullet Private Eric Darby, number 3701102, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial) Died 5 Jun 1928 at Barrow in Furness.
bullet Corporal William Davidson, number 3704112, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 24 Feb 1929 at Backbarrow.
bullet Private James Thomas Dennis, number 3703448, 5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 8 Jan 1924 drowned at sea ‘ST. Angle’  The Fleetwood team Trawler ‘ST Angle’ was lost with all hands on 8 Jan 1924 on Bahamas Bank, Isle of Man.
bulletPrivate Harold Dickinson, number 3710696, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment.  Killed by a shark whilst bathing from Fort Beach, Madras, on 26 Feb 1939.  
bullet Private William Gudgeon Dickinson, number 3704363, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 1 Oct 1922 Ulverston.
bullet Private James Digan, number 3853868, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in Action at Gaza, Palestine 12 Nov 1938 - age 26 years.   2nd Battalion digest records shot dead in town of Gaza, he was a member of a traffic control post operating in the town.
bullet Private James Doyle, number 3701789, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 18 Apr 1924 in Manchester from gastric ulcer.
bullet Private Frank Doyle, number 3707029, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 9 May 1925  at the Military Hospital, Shorncliffe, Kent.
bullet Private Clarence Farrington, number 3708693, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment, Machine Gun Company.  Died in Palestine General Hospital, Sarafand, Palestine 10 Sep 1931. “A model soldier and an athlete of exceptional promise.”
bullet Lance corporal John Fisher, number 3701167, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial) Died 23 May 1925 at Preston from double pneumonia and meningitis.
bullet Drummer John Godfrey, number 3702261, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Rawalpindi, India 1 Apr 1929, aged 26 years.
bullet Private William Golding, number 3703428, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 20 Aug 1932.
bullet Private Sidney Edward Grant, number 3701727, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 7 Feb 1932 at Ulverston.
bullet Private George Fred Green, number 3701681, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 15 Nov 1921.
bullet Band Boy John Griffiths, number 3704202, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 20 Apr 1923 from drowning in a lake. Buried in Rangoon, Burma, died aged 15 years.
bullet Private William Alfred Grimes, number 3704467, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 20 Apr 1925 from dysentery at Murree Hill Station Hospital, India.
bullet Sergeant John Alfred Guilfoyle, number 3701364, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 8 Mar 1923 at sea on board HMT Somali.
bullet Private George Cephar Hardman, number 3708288, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 25 Sep 1933.
bullet QMS Harry Alexander Hardy, number 3702000, formerly 26660, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 15 Oct 1920.
bullet Private Frederick James Harris, number 3701247, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial) Died 5 May 1922 at Lancaster.
bullet Private Charles Robert Henry Harvey, number 3708767, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment “S” Company. Died in the Citadel Military Hospital, Cairo, 6 Jul 1934.
bullet Private William Taylor Haslam, number 3703892, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 14 Apr 1922.
bullet Private Charles Edward Hawker, number 3708552, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 7 Nov 1927 at Ulverston.
bullet Private A Haworth, number 50924, (some records state 50439) 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Mandalay, 2 Jan 1920, age 20 years.  Cause of death: Malaria.  Originally buried in the Mandalay War Cemetery, since relocated to the Taukkyan War Cemetery.
bullet Lance Sergeant Maurice Hensey, number 3707017, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died in Government Civil Isolation Hospital, Haifa, Palestine from malaria, 10 Oct 1931. “A popular and very cheerful NCO”. After a preliminary service at the Chapel of the Carmelite Sisters, Haifa, he was buried in Sarafand Military Cemetery.
bullet Private Albert Hill, number 3707853, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 30 Jan 1927 at the British Hospital, Port Said, from appendix abscess.
bullet Private William John Holland, number 3702691, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died on the night of 12/13 Jun 1931 as a result of a motor cycle accident at Civilian Hospital, Chorley.
bullet Drummer Frederick William Hollis, number 3703431, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died accidentally 7 Dec 1921.
bullet Private W Holt, number 4908, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Barrow in Furness on 22 Jul 1927.
bullet Private Thomas Henry Holt, number 3702439, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Rawalpindi 12 Feb 1930 from pneumonia.
bulletPrivate Charles Frank Hudson, number 3710634, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment.  Died on 2 Nov 1937 at Madras.  Grave erected by his parents and comrades.
bullet Corporal William Hunter, number 3701204, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial) Died 16 Nov 1931 at Lancaster.
bullet Private Tom Irlam, number 3710110, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 10 Feb 1935 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, whilst stationed at Wellington, Southern IndiaWellington Memorial
bullet Lieutenant Colonel  Charles Gerrard Samuels Irvine, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment. Found dead in the garden of his home “Flagstaff House”, Main Barracks, Wellington, South India, 2 Mar 1937. Cause of death: gunshot wound in the head. Buried in the Military Cemetery, Wellington. Commanding Officer of the Battalion. Born 11 Dec 1891. Educated: Oundle School, Northamptonshire &  RMC Sandhurst. 2nd Lieutenant  11 Oct 1911 Lieutenant  13 Sep 1914, Captain 10 Oct 1915.  Major 1 Dec 1928 Lieutenant Colonel 8 Nov 1935. Severely wounded & prisoner of war: 26 Aug 1914. A flower stand to his memory was placed In the Regimental Chapel. Wellington Memorial.
bullet Private Leo Jackson, number 3701196, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial) Died 24 Sep 1924  at Bentham, North Yorkshire.
bullet Private William Henry James, number 3709364, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 12 Sep 1931.
bullet Private Albert Johnson, number 3701707, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 15 Feb 1928 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, from tuberculosis.
bullet Private Edward Oliver Jones, number 6733848, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 15 Jul 1923 at the British Station Hospital in Rangoon.
bullet Corporal William Kaighan, number 3704587, King’s Own Royal Regiment. (Territorial)  Died 26 May 1930.
bullet Lance corporal Alfred Kelly, number 3702448, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 1 Jul 1927.
bullet Private Edward Kent, number 3701879, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 10 Aug 1925.
bullet Private Christopher Kilbourn, number 3707444, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 3 Nov 1934.
bullet Private Albert Lacey, number 3701603, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died in King George V Hospital, Dublin, 14 Oct 1922. Buried in Grangorman Cemetery.
bullet Private Frederick Lane, number 3708319, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 2 Oct 1930 at Blackpool.
bullet Lance Corporal John Albert Law, number 3704952, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died at Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, 16 Jul 1928.
bullet Private Arthur Lawton, number 3709755, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 27 Apr 1932 at the Military Hospital, Lichfield.
bullet Sergeant Frederick Charles Lee, number 3703875, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 13 Aug 1927 at Lancaster from gun shot wound to the head.
bullet Private Francis Leigh, number 3708472, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Atbara, Sudan, on 8 Mar 1930 from pneumonia.
bullet Private Stanley Lloyd, number 7808107, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 13 Jun 1924 at Baguley Sanatorium.  Formerly number 11119 King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. 1 KO 1914 Star.  Disembarked France,   23 Aug 1914.  Transferred No 18762 Private Machine Gun Corps  Died on 13 Jun 1924 as number 7808104, King’s Own.
bullet Sergeant William Longthorn, number 3704618, 5th King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died Friday 13 Aug 1937 whilst at annual camp with 5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment at Ramsey, Isle of Man.  Had served First World War with 5th King’s Own and rejoined after the war.  Died age 44 years buried at Skerton Cemetery, Lancaster.
bullet Sergeant Malcolm MacKay, number 3701405, King’s Own Royal Regiment attached to the Military Works Department. Died 13 Mar 1921, age 36.  Son of Angus and Mary MacKay of Glendale, Isle of Skye.  Commemorated on the Kirkee War Memorial, India.
bullet Private James Martin, number 3710067, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.   Died 21 Sep 1936 whilst stationed at Wellington, accidentally drowned. Wellington Memorial
bullet Acting Drummer Charles McCarthy, number 3707699, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died in Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, 10 Nov 1926 from tuberculosis.
bullet Private John McGowan, number 3708701 King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 18 Dec 1927 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary from pneumonia.
bullet Private Thomas William Metcalfe, number 3706205, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 2 Oct 1925 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster.
bullet Private Thomas Montgomery, number 3707043, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 2 Apr 1925 of pneumonia.
bullet Private William Moscorp, number 3703913, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 2 Apr 1927 at Ulverston from pneumonia.
bullet Sergeant Alfred James Moseley, number 3704203, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed in Action at Gaza, Palestine 26 Oct 1938 age 31 years.  2nd Battalion Digest records “died as a result of discharge of very light pistol discharged by himself by accident”
bullet Armourer Staff Sergeant R Mursell, number 2204304, Royal Army Ordnance Corps attached to King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Aldershot on 20 Jan 1935
bullet Private James William Nutter, number 3707877, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Murree 1 Jun 1929  Died of Enteric fever at Murree Hospital buried at Gharial.
bullet Private Harry Oldfield, number 3707346, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 13 Oct 1926 at Salford.
bullet Private John William Oldham, number 3702364, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died of wounds at King George V Hospital , Dublin, having been shot accidentally by a guard on duty at the Royal Hospital, Dublin, 16 Feb 1921.  Buried in Ashton-Under-Lyne (Hurst) Cemetery, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
bullet Private John Parkinson, number 3703053, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Lancaster 25 Dec 1930.
bullet Private James Parkinson, number 3709587, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 21 Jun 1931 at Barrow in Furness.
bullet Private Albert Edward Parris, number 3703001, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 28 Jun 1926 at the British Station Hospital, Murree, India.
bullet Bandsman Mark Percival, number 3645255, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died of wounds in the King George V Hospital, Dublin, having been shot in the chest by “rebels” whilst on duty in an escort vehicle, 17 May 1921.Buried in England. Lance Corporal Percival, the deceased’s brother was NCO in charge of the vehicle.  Buried in Widnes Cemetery, Lancashire.  Son of Mark and Mary Percival of 12, Alpha Street, Widnes.
bullet Private Stanley Pickvance, number 3854075, 1st Battalion, The King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died at Madras, 28 Dec 1937.  Grave erected by his comrades.
bullet Private Albert Henry Pilcher, number 3701057, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial) Died 20 Oct 1932 Accidentally drowned, Piel Island Barrow in Furness.
bullet Private Henry James Porter, number 3704951, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died at Rawalpindi, 23 May 1929 from malaria in the British Military Hospital at Rawalpindi.
bullet Private William L Robinson, number 3710602, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 9 Nov 1936.  Buried in Wellington, South India. Wellington Memorial
bullet Private Joseph Rooney, number 3701133, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial) Died 29 Nov 1924 at Barrow in Furness.
bullet Private David Rutherford, number 3709331, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. C Coy. Died at Abbassia, Egypt, 12 Jul 1934.
bullet2nd Lieutenant Reginald Bernard Veilly Savill, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment.  Died as a result of a road traffic accident whilst on patrol on the Jerusalem-Hebron highway, Palestine, 25th May 1939.  Buried at Ramle Military Cemetery.
bullet Private Thomas Sheen, number 3703382, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 13 Aug 1926 at Murree, India.
bullet Sergeant Herbert Victor Sheldon, number 3702870, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 30 May 1922 buried in Rangoon.  Poisoned by incorrect medicine purchased by himself.
bullet Private J H Smith, number 1422937, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 30 Dec 1936.
bullet Private Thomas Smith, number 3706875, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died at Royal Lancaster Infirmary 18 Jan 1929.
bullet Private Harry Havelock Stainfield, number 727171, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 26 Jul 1922 accidentally shot at Preston.
bullet Private Thomas Steen, number 3703382, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died at Murree, India, aged 24 years, whilst serving with ‘B’ Company.
bulletSergeant Albert Sweeney, number 3703293, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 20 Sep 1920 at Dublin, age 33.  Husband of Mrs M Sweeney, of Adelphi Street, Bowerham, Lancaster.  Buried in Lancaster Cemetery.
bullet Private Robert Henry Taylor, number 3701082, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Territorial) Died 22 Feb 1926 at Barrow in Furness from appendicitis.
bullet Private William Francis Waterworth, number 3710381, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 13 Oct 1936.  Buried in  Wellington, South India. Wellington Memorial
bullet Private Albert Edgar Whitehead, number 3706868, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 21 Feb 1925 at Barrow in Furness.
bullet Private Thomas Leonard Williamson, number 3704013, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 3 Jun 1927 from heart failure.
bullet Private William Willson, number 3703870, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 16 Oct 1928 at Lancaster with Bronchial pneumonia.
bullet Private Richard Wohlers, number 3708804, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died 22 Nov 1929.
bullet Private Joseph Wood, number 3708265, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Died 27 Feb 1939.
bullet Private Leslie Wyatt, number 3704139, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. D Company. Died in King George V Hospital, Dublin,  6/7 Sep 1922.

 

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