Wallace Frederick King

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Wallace Frederick King

 

 

         

 

Military History:        

 

Regiment:
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
27811

Date of Enlisting:
4.1916

Date of death:
23.4.1917

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
The Arras Memorial at Foubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Amiens, France

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

 

Wallace enlisted in March 1916 with the Bedfordshire Regiment.  He was a private, Regimental number 27811, and fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders.  He was killed in action on 23rd March 1917.

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

He is commemorated on the the Arras Memorial at Foubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Amiens, France, the Odsey War Memorial, Cambridgeshire, and the Sandon War Memorial.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
1892

Birth Place:
Slip End, Sandon, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Wallace, born at Slip End, Hertfordshire, was the second son of John Edward and Sophia (nee Gray) King of Slip End.  Before enlisting he was a farm labourer on Col. Philip’s farm at Slip End.

Two weeks after Wallace was killed his brother Albert George died of wounds in France serving with the Borders Regiment.

 

Commentary:

 

 

 

Name:

Wallace Frederick King

Birth Place:

Slip End, Sandon, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

23 March 1917

Enlistment Place:

Bedford, Bedfordshire

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Bedfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

1st Battalion

Regimental Number:          

27811

Type of Casualty:

Killed in Action

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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

Wallace and Albert were both born in Sandon and are on the Sandon War memorial, they went to school at Odsey and are on that memorial too.

By Maureen Miller nee King
On 11/07/2016

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