Other names: Herbert Darrell
Locations in this story: Alvediston, WiltshireSalonika, GreeceFrance & FlandersSouthampton, Hampshire
Story: Herbert Darrell King was born on 23rd December 1896 at Alvediston, Wiltshire, the son of Mark King and Kate King (née Stanley). He lived most life, apart from Military Service, in Alvediston. He enlisted as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery (Service No. 44773) on 8th September 1914 and served with various units in Salonika from 19 Mar 1915 and France & Flanders from 15 Apr 1916. Whilst in France he suffered gas poisoning and later a severe gunshot wound which led to him being discharged as unfit for further duty on 29th March 1918. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. He was also issued with the Silver War Badge No. 372725. In time he was also granted a Pension. The 1921 Census shows him back living in Elcombe Lane, Alvediston, living with his parents and working as an Agricultural Labourer and the 1939 Register indicates he was at the same address now described as a Farm Tractor Driver. He remained single throughout his life and died in the Southampton, Hampshire, Registration District in 1948.