The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F King


Private Frank KING, G/18304, 11th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th October 1916.

Born Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.

3rd September 1910, St Peters Church, Ealing, Middlesex, Frank King, age 21, bachelor, gardener, 16 Pittshanger Lane, Ealing, father Thomas King, market gardener, married Mary Ayres, age 28, spinster, dressmaker, 56 Eaton Rise, Ealing, father John Ayres, deceased, coachman.

Children - Geoffrey Frank King.

1911 Census - The Edmondscote House Lodge, Argyle Road, West Ealing, Middlesex - Frank King, head, age 21, married, jobbing gardener, worker, born Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire; Mary King, wife, age 26, married under 1 year, 1 child, born St Neots, Huntingdonshire; * Geoffrey Frank King, son, age 2 months, born Clapham, Lambeth.

* born 7th January 1911.

Enlisted Acton, W, age 26 years & 7 months, height 5ft 9 inches, weight 140lbs.  Resided 152 Avenue Road, Acton, London W / 24 Cobden Road, Bedford.  Formerly gardener.

Home 9th December 1915 to 5th September 1916; BEF 6th September 1916 to 7th October 1916.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 10th April 1916, mobilized;11th April 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.13124; 1st September 1916, transferred to 99th Training Reserve Battalion; 6th September 1916, posted BEF & 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th September 1916, embarked; 18th September 1916, joined 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, In the Field.

7th May 1917, Pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow and one child.

1917 September, Bedford Registration District, Marry King married Charles W Hanson.

26th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Mary Hanson, 16 Hawkins Road, Bedford; Child - Geoffrey Frank King, 16 Hawkins Road, Bedford; Father, none; Mother, Fanny Elizabeth King, 18 Victoria Road, Fenny Stratford, Bletchley; Brothers - Charles King, 30 Curzon Road, Ealing; Miss E King, c/o M?French?, 4 Tan? Road, Thornton Heath; Mrs L Chenize?, High Street, Fenny Stratford; Sisters - Mrs Cox, 4 Lamos? Road, Annerley; Mrs Stevans?, Woburn Road, Leighton Buzzard; Miss M King, c/o Messra Parnall, Vauxhall Bridge Road, London; Mrs Tovey, 6 Clarence Gardens, London Road, Batheaston, Bath

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.

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