Albert George King

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Albert George King




Military History:        


Borders Regiment


Service Number: 

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death: 


Cemetery/ Memorial:
Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Odsey War Memorial, Sandon War Memorial


Albert enlisted at Hitchin with the Essex Regiment in April 1917, Regimental number 6297.   He was sent to France in September 1917 but was shortly after stricken with fever and diphtheria and returned to England.

After recovering in the Isle of Man was again sent with Borders Regiment 1st Battalion Regimental number 27593 to France in February 1917. He fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders.  He died of wounds on 16th May 1917 at a dressing station after being wounded in the head in action on the same day.

Albert was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. 

He is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France and commemorated on the Odsey War Memorial and the Sandon War Memorial.



Family History:


Date of Birth:

Birth Place:
Slip End, Sandon, Hertfordshire

Ashwell, Hertfordshire 



Albert, born at Slip End, Sandon, was the third son of John and Sophia (nee Gray) King of the Slip End, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  Before enlisting he was a farm labourer.

Three weeks before Albert died his brother Wallace Frederick was killed in action in France serving with the Bedfordshire Regiment.


Other references:





Albert George King

Birth Place:

Slip End, Sandon, Hertfordshire


Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:


Enlistment Place:

Hitchin, Hertfordshire




Borders Regiment (Essex Regt)


1st Battalion

Regimental Number:       

27593 (6297)

Type of Casualty:

Died of Wounds

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

This page was added on 23/03/2016.
Comments about this page

Born in Sandon both Albert and Wallace are on The Sandon War Memorial


Slip End was in the Parish of Sandon

By Maureen Miller
On 11/07/2016

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