Also registered on the census return were two servants: Kate Divall (aged 24, from Ringmer, working as a domestic servant) and Ella M Godding (aged 15, from
Brighton, working as a domestic nurse).
9th August 1917
the Supplement to The London Gazette (page 8115) noted under “territorial
Force. Yeomanry” that: 2nd Lt (temp Lt) R M West to be Lt with
precedence as from 1st June
1916, and remain seconded. 10th August 1917. On
March 1st 1918 on
page 2622 of the Supplement to The London Gazette, again under “Territorial
Force. Yeomanry” it read: Lt R M West to be Capt and to remain
seconded. 27th December 1917. Finally
on 5th May 1919
(page 5642), The London Gazette reported that “Capt R M West is restored to the
establishment. 5th Apr 1919”.
I was unable to locate Ralph West’s service record at The National Archives in
. His brother Alan was killed in a bomb
accident in London Mesopotamia in January 1918.