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Private Reginald KING, G/2192,  7th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 13th July 1916, age 29.  

Born Watford, Hertfordshire, son of James & Emily King, of 56, St. James' Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

5th September 1886, St Marys, Watford, Hertfordshire, baptism of Reginald King, son of James & Emily Hannah King.


1911 Census - 56, St. James' Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - James King, head, age 60, married, ironmongers assistant, worker, born Thaxted, Essex; Emily King, wife, age 57, married 31 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Chelsea, London; Ethel May King, daughter, age 30, single, Teacher in Elementary School, worker, born Watford, Hertfordshire; Reginald King, son, age 24, single, clerk in printers office, worker, born Watford, Hertfordshire; Elsie Lilian King, daughter, age 18, single, Telephone Operator, PO, worker, born Watford, Hertfordshire.


Previously served with 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 28 years & 35 days, height 5ft 6¾.  Resided 56, St. James' Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.  Formerly clerk

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th September 1914, appointed Lance Corporal; 1st December 1914, Purfleet, 1st Anti Typhoid inoculation; 18th December 1914, 2nd Anti Typhoid inoculation; 5th March 1915, promoted Corporal; 7th April 1915, appointed Lance Sergeant; 13th July 1915, paid Lance Sergeant; 22nd July 1915, promoted Sergeant; 26th July 1915, posted BEF; 18th February 1916, reverted to Private at own request.

26th October 1916, Probate - Reginald King, of 56, St. James' Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Private Royal West Kent Regiment died 13th July 1916, in FRance. Administration London 26th October to James King, ironmongers assistant. Effects £299 5s 9d.

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


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