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Private Edwin William KING, G/15051, 10th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd March 1918, age 20.  

Born Swanscombe, Kent, son of William and Sarah King, of 12, Castle Street, Swanscombe, Kent.


1911 Census - 12, Castle Street, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent - William Edwin King, head, age 57, married, cooper, cement works, born Bermondsey, London; Sarah Jane King, wife, age 55, married 15 years, 2 children, 1 still alive, born Westfield, Suffolk; Edwin William King, son, age 13, school, born Swanscombe, Kent.


Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 18 years & 8 months, height 5ft 7 inches.  Resided 12, Castle Street, Swanscombe, Kent. Formerly cask maker, cement works.

Home 12th December 1915 to 12th September 1916; BEF 13th September 1916 to 13th April 1917; Home 14th April 1917 to 13th June 1917; BEF 14th June 1917 to 23rd March 1918.

12th December 1915, enlisted; 13th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 11th May 1916, mobilized & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th May 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1916, embarked; 29th September 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment & joined Battalion, In the Field; 24th January 1917, attached 37 Brigade Depot Company; 7th February 1917, rejoined Battalion; 9th April 1917, wounded in action; 13th April 1917, Camieres, 18 General Hospital, gun shot wound, left arm, to England; 14th April 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st June 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th June 1917, posted BEF & 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th July 1917, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1917, St Omer, 10th Stationary Hospital, NYD; 23rd September 1917, Boulogne, 7 Convalescent Depot, JCT thigh; 6th October 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot, from 10 Convalescent Camp; 12th October 1917, proceeded to join Unit; 14th November 1917, proceeded to Italy; 24th November 1917, Genoa, 38 Stationary Hospital, JCT thigh; 9th December 1917, Genoa, 38 Stationary Hospital, discharged to Duty; 17th December 1917, to Unit; 1st March 1918, posted BEF France. 

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7., France, and on Swanscombe War Memorial.


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