Originally raised in 1756 to protect the British American colonies from French and native American attacks, the King’s Royal Rifle Corps was subsequently involved in the American Revolution the Napoleonic Wars and the Second Boer War.
During the First World War, the twenty battalions of the regiment were all involved in the conflict on the Western Front, including the Battles of Mons, Loos, Ypres, the Somme and Cambrai.
Commonwealth War Graves
Armes, Rifleman John (d1916, aged 34, accidental shooting)
Clements, Rifleman Tom (d1915, aged 37, illness)
Langdon, Rifleman Arthur (d1921, aged 38, cause of death unknown)
Partridge, Rifleman Frederick (d1916, aged 26, wounded in action)
Preece, Lance Corporal Henry (d1916, aged 32, wounded in action)
Scott-Holmes, Lieutenant Basil (d1916, aged 32, motorcycle accident)
Shelbrooke, Rifleman Harold (d1917, aged 33, killed in action)
Trevetic, Rifleman Harry (d1915, aged 36, suicide)