Albert George King

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Albert George King

 

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:
Borders Regiment

Rank:
Private

Service Number: 
27593

Date of Enlisting:
4.1916

Date of death: 
6.5.1917 

 

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:
1897

Birth Place:
Slip End, Sandon, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire 

Marriage:
Single

 

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:

 

 

 

Name:

Albert George King

Birth Place:

Slip End, Sandon, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

16.5.1917

Enlistment Place:

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Borders Regiment (Essex Regt)

Battalion:

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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