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Private Frederick Charles KING, G/17837, 6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, having died whilst a Prisoner of War, France, date of death assumed between 14th October 1917  & 19th October 1917, age 30. Cause of death not stated. Buried near Monchy.

Born East Mersea, Essex, son of Frederick Adolphus and *Mira King, of Malting Green, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex.

9th August 1889, St Edmund King & Martyr Church, East Mersea, Essex, baptism of Frederick Charles King, son of Frederick Adolphus & Mira King.

* 1903 December, Colchester Registration District, Mira King died age 54.

# 1906 September, Lexden Registration District,  Frederick Adolphus King, married Emma Claydon.


1911 Census - Blind Knights, Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex - Frederick King, head, age 62, married, stockman, worker, born Peldon, Essex; # Emma King, wife, age 72, married 4 years, no children, born Little Wigborough, Essex; Frederick King, son, age 21, single, stockman, worker, born East Mersea, Essex.


Enlisted Colchester, Essex, age 27, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 102lbs. Resided Blind Knights, Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex. Formerly farm labourer.

Home 18th May 1916 to 2nd October 1916; BEF 3rd October 1916 to 19th October 1917.

18th May 1916, enlisted; 19th May 1916, to Army Reserve; 22nd May 1916, mobilized; 24th May 1916, posted 27th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.2557; 14th July 1916, dental clinic, two fillings, (£0-5-0); 1st September 1916, posted 103rd Training Reserve Battalion, Service No. TR/10/56521; 3rd October 1916, posted BEF & transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th October 1916, embarked; 18th October 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th October 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 31st March 1917, attached 87 Field Company, Royal Engineers; 11th April 1917, rejoined Battalion; 3rd May 1917, wounded in action; 3rd May 1917, Trevent, 6 Stationary Hospital, shell wound right hip, admitted and transferred to Ambulance Train; 4th May 1917, Le Treport, 16 General Hospital; 31st May 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot, from 3 Convalescent Camp; 12th June 1917, rejoined Battalion; 14th October 1917, posted missing.

11th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Frederick Adolphus King, Malting Green, Layer-de-la-Haye; Mother, none; Brothers, half blood - Joseph M? Lee, age 51, Hall Cottage, East Mersea;  Charles E Lee, age 49, Weir? Farm?, East Mersea; Abraham Lee, age 45, Hall Cottage, East Mersea; Nephews / Nieces - Albert Arthur Lee, age 21, Hall Cottage, East Mersea; Allen Boyden Lee, age 14, Hall Cottage, East Mersea; Gilbert A? W? Lee, age 11, Hall Cottage, East Mersea; Uncles / Aunts - Mrs Lee, 37 Elgin? Road, Addiscombe, Croyden East; Mrs Baldwin, Malting Green, Layer-de-la-Haye.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France & on Layer-de-la-Haye War Memorial.


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