The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E A King


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Private Ernest Alfred KING, G/10257, 9th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, VAD Hospital, West Malling, Kent, 18th December 1918,  age 33.

Born Staplehurst, Kent, son of George & Rebekah King.


1911 Census - Hill Cottage, Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Maidstone, Kent - Herbert Dodge, head, age 30, married, cowman on farm, worker, born Ditton, Kent; Eliza Dodge, wife, age 29, married 6 years, 1 child, still alive, born East Malling, Kent; Edwin Dodge, son, age 2, born Boughton Malherbe; Ernest King, boarder, age 25, single, waggoner of farm, worker, born Staplehurst, Kent.


1913 June, Hollingbourn Registration District, Ernest A King married Rose Ellen Taylor, of Parsonage Cottage, East Sutton.

Children - Florence Rose King, born 29th November 1914, East Sutton; Dorothy Lily King, born 1st October 1918, East Sutton.

Transferred to (459393) 437th Agricultural Company.

Buried at East Sutton (St Peter & St Paul) Churchyard extension, 4. (In North-West part), United Kingdom. Commemorated on Staplehurst War Memorial

NOTE: this soldier is not shown in the Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War; but is show on CWGC web site and Staplehurst War Memorial. 


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