The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W King


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Private William KING, G/25865, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 35503, Bedfordshire Regiment), killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd August  1918, age 20.

Born Southwark, SE, son of Lydia King, of 5, Caroline Terrace, Lower Road, Sutton, Surrey.

10th April 1899, Private Baptism by Chaplain St Saviours Infirmary, recorded at St John the Evangelist, Southwark, no father or address recorded.

1908 December, Eastbourne Registration District, Lydia King married Edward Trayton Huggins.


1911 Census - Homeland, Station Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, Sussex - Edward T Huggins, head, age 40, married, jobbing gardener, gardening, own account, born Marden, Kent; Lydia Huggins, wife, age 40, married 2 years, 1 child, laundry hand, washing, worker, born West Ham, Essex; John F King, age 16, stepson, single, shop assistant, errands & news boy, worker, born West Ham, Essex; William King, stepson, age 12, school, born Borough of London; Edward Huggins, son, age 1, home, born Eastbourne, Sussex.


Enlisted Eastbourne, Sussex.  Resided  14 Hampden Avenue, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, Sussex.

Buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, IV. C. 34., Miraumont, France. Commemorated Eastbourne War Memorial.


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