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Corporal J King


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Corporal John KING, G/10028, "D" Company, 11th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (fracture at base of skull), 2 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 23rd April 1917.

Born Camberwell, SE, son of Joseph Thomas and Charlotte King, of 9 Scipio Street, Peckham, SE.

25th September 1904, married Ada Selena Bennett, of 3, Pearcefield Avenue, Forest Hill, London.

Children - Herbert Sidney John KING, born 28th March 1906, Camberwell; Edith Selina King, born 1st October 1907, Bermondsey; Daisy Alice King, born 14th May 1909, Bermondsey; Charlotte King, born 20th April 1913, Camberwell; Kathleen Elizabeth King, born 27th March 1916, Sydenham.

Enlisted 20th September 1915, Lewisham, SE, age 32, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 127lbs.  Resided 3 Pearcefield Avenue, Davids Road ,Forest Hill, SE. Formerly stevedore.

Brother - Charles King, age 30 (June 1920), 2 Back Fields, St Margarets, Rochester, Kent; Sisters - Alice Elizabeth Rand?, age 46 (June 1920), 5 Melbourne Grove, East Dulwich; Caroline ???, 9 Scipio Street, Peckham, SE; Emily Mews?, 9 Scipio Street, Peckham, SE; Nephews / Nieces - Elizabeth Emily Edwards, age 26 (June 1920), 32 Grove Vale, East Dulwich; Herbert Arthur?? Rand, age 23, (June 1920), 5 Melbourne Grove, East Dulwich; Frederick Charles Rand, age 14 (June 1920), 5 Melbourne Grove, East Dulwich; Elsie? Vera? Rand, age 12 (June 1920), 5 Melbourne Grove, East Dulwich.

Home, 20th September 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF, 3rd May 1916 to 8th July 1916; Home, 9th July 1916 to 18th September 1916; BEF, 19th September 1916 to 23rd April 1917.

20th September 1915, enlisted, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, joined at Lewisham, requires dental treatment; 30th September 1915, 1st inoculation ; 9th October 1915, 2nd inoculation; 28th October 1915, vaccinated; 4th December 1915, artificial dentures fitted; 4th February 1916, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 1st March 1916, promoted Corporal; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 7th July 1916, wounded in action, unconscious after being hit by sand bags, due to shell explosions, headaches & nervous; 9th July 1916, 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne; to England, Hospital Ship, Martino; 11th July 1916 to 8th August 1916, War Hospital, Bradford; 19th September 1916, Infantry Base, Etaples; 30th September 1916, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st October 1916, admitted 35 General Hospital, Calais, shell shock; 10th December 1916, arrived at Infantry Base Etaples; 15th December 1916, rejoined Battalion; 23rd April 1917, 2 Casualty Clearing Station, died of wounds, gun shot wounds, fracture at base of skull.

16th May 1917, Mrs Ada Selina King drawing a separation allowance of 34/- and soldier has allotted pay of 3/6.

15th November 1917, pension of 32/6 a week awarded to widow and five children.

Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, III. B. 103., Nord, France.


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