Names on Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial 01

Ernest Henry King

Surname: King
Other names: Ernest Henry
Other people in this story:
Frederick John King
Emma Jane King nee Gray
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Canada Farm Cemetery, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Hargrove, Wardour, Tisbury, Wiltshire
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Wardour Lane, Donhead St. Andrew

Story:
Ernest Henry King was born in March, 1896, in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, and was baptised at the Parish Church on 5th April, 1896. He was the son of Frederick John King, a Farm Labourer, and Emma Jane King (nee Gray). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Hargrove, Wardour, Tisbury, Wiltshire. His parents were living in Wardour Lane, Donhead St. Andrew. He enlisted in Tisbury, Wiltshire, as a Private and joined the 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England) of the Gloucestershire Regiment (Service No. 20694). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 1st November 1917 and was buried at Canada Farm Cemetery, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (grave id. III.F.14). He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial.

Images:
  • Donhead St. Andrew Church
  • Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives