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Private Sidney Ernest KING,  G/9227, 1st Home Service Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of acute bronchitis & cardiac arrest, Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, at 3.30pm, 30th October 1916, age 36.

11th October 1903, St Mark, Parish Church, Walworth, Sidney Ernest King, age 24, bachelor, stoker, 66 Blendon Row, father William King, deceased, dock labourer, married Lilian Wheeler, age 20, spinster, 66 Blendon Row, father William Wheeler, painter & decorator.

Children - Lilian Agnes, born 27th January 1904, Newington; Annie Olive, born 4th May 1906, Lambeth; Dorothy Violet, born 8th December 1908, Bermondsey; Hetty, born 26th October 1912, Bermondsey; Violet Rose, born 7th July 1914, Bermondsey.


1911 Census - 16 Osborne Buildings, Tower Bridge Road, Deptford SE - Sidney Ernest King, head, age 33, married, hawker, own account, born Shepherds Bush, London; Lily King, wife, age 28, married 8 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Clerkenwell, London; Lily King, daughter, age 7, school, born Walworth, London; Annie Olive King, daughter, age 4, born Lambeth, London; Dorothy Violet King, daughter, age 2, born Bermondsey, London; *Amelia King, daughter, age 4 months, born Bermondsey, London; William Arthur Tedd, cousin, age 28, single, hawker, own account, born Kennington, London.

* 1913 December, St Olave Registration District, died age 3.


Previously served 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, Service No.20091, from 30th November 1914 to 16th April 1915. Discharged as unlikely to become an efficient soldier. Unfit. At time of enlistment, age 34 years & 150 days, height 5ft 2½ inches, weight 112lbs. Formerly hawker.

Enlisted Deptford SE, age 35 years & 4 days. Married with 5 children. Resided 16 Osborne Buildings, Tower Bridge Road, Deptford SE. Formerly general labourer.

Home 26th July 1915 to 30th October 1916.

26th July 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st July 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th October 1915, Fort Darland absent from Tattoo until 5.30am on 11th October 1915, deprived of 6 days pay, forfeits 3 days pay; 25th December 1915, Chatham, absent from 7.00am until 3.00pm 28th December 1915, deprived of 14 days pay, 10 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 4 days pay; 12th August 1916, posted 1st Home Station Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th October 1916, "The above names soldier was admitted to this Hospital with acute bronchitis (virulent) he has had attacks before and as a result ????? extensive emphysema of both lungs.

13th May 1917, date when Separation Allowance of 27/- a week, and Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week will cease.

14th May 1917, Pension of 31/3 a week awarded to widow & five children.

Commemorated at Streatham Park Cemetery, Surrey, Screen Wall. 1. 7150.


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