The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal T W King


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Lance Corporal Thomas William KING, G/2454, 8th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, assumed died on or since, 26th September 1915, age 20.  

Born Battersea, London, SW, son of Edward and Emily King, of 92, Finborough Road, Kensington, London.


1911 Census - 94 & 92, Finborough Road, Kensington, London - Edward King, head, age 44, married, Coach Builder, Master, coach builder, employer, born Leamington, Warwickshire; Emily King, wife, age 47, married 20 years, 7 children, 4 still alive, born Ilford, Essex; Edward Ernest King, son, age 19, single, coach body maker, coach building, worker, born Christchurch Street, Chelsea, London; Thomas William King, son, age 16, single, motor car engineers apprentice, born 30, Cedar Terrace, Queens Road, Battersea, London; Arthur Stanley King, son, age 12, school, born Sawmills? Road, Fulham, London; John King, son, age 7, school, born 8 Advere? Mews, Ifield Road, Kensington, London.


Enlisted Fulham, SW, age 19. Formerly mechanical driver.

8th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;  23rd March 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 30th August 1915, posted BEF & embarked; 26th September 1915, posted missing; 22nd October 1915, Prisoner of War list, Verden, Hanover, Germany, wounded, gun shot wound, lower right arm fracture

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, France.


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