The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W King


Photograph by "Simon Tiron"

Private William KING, G/19659, 6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, 23rd October 1918. 

Born Broome, Norfolk.

23rd September 1905, Denton Parish Church, Norfolk, married Rose Smith, spinster.

1911 Census - Willow Lane, Broome, Bungay, Norfolk - William King, head, age 30, married, gardener domestic, born Broome, Norfolk; Rosa King, wife, age 31, married 5 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Alburgh, Norfolk; #Lilian Maud King, daughter, age 5,  born Broome, Norfolk; *William Ernest King, son, age 1, born Broome, Norfolk.

*born 28th July 1909; # born 13/14 December 1905.

Enlisted Norwich, Norfolk, age 36 years & 2 months, height 6ft 0¾ inch, weight 128lbs. Resided Willow Lane, Broome, Bungay, Norfolk. Formerly gardener.

Home 10th December 1915 to 27th June 1917; BEF 28th June 1917 to 17th August 1917; Home 18th August 1917 to 12th November 1917;  BEF 13th November 1917 to 23rd October 1918.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 10th June 1916, mobilized; 11th June 1916, posted 1st (Reserve) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, Service No.33238; 24th May 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment; 28th June 1917, 15 Infantry Base Depot, France; 28th June 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment; 27th July 1917, transferred to 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th August 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th August 1917 to 28th September 1917, admitted Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent, from Convoy, trench fever; 28th September 1917 to 8th October 1917, granted furlough; 9th October 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th November 1917, posted BEF; 14th November 1917, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment28th November 1917, joined Battalion, "C" Company, In the Field; 20th June 1918, 56 Casualty Clearing Station, PUO; 22nd June 1918, Rouen, 8 General Hospital, PUO; 21st August 1918, discharged to Duty; 22nd August 1918 to 12th September 1918, granted 3 weeks Special Leave to UK; 18th September 1918, Etaples, "J" Depot; 1st October 1918, rejoined Battalion, In the Field; 23rd October 1918, wounded in action.

1st June 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 29/- a week payable to wife will cease.

2nd June 1919, awarded a Pension of 25/5 a week to widow & two children.

31st March 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Rosa King, Willow Lane, Broome, Bungay; Children - Lilian Maud King, 13th December 1905, Willow Lane, Broome, Bungay; William Ernest King, 28th July 1909, Willow Lane, Broome, Bungay; Father, none; Mother, Mrs E King, Broome, Bungay; Brothers - Robert D King, age 43, Sergeant Horfield Barracks, Bristol.

Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, XV. O. 17., Souchez, France.

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