Other names: Ernest Henry
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireFrance & FlandersCanada Farm Cemetery, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumHargrove, Wardour, Tisbury, WiltshireTisbury, WiltshireWardour 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.