Henry King

Surname: King
Other names: Henry
Other people in this story:
Alfred King
Elizabeth King née Lewis
Agnes Jane King née Dixon
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Bournemouth, Hampshire
Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
Deganwy, Conway, Wales

Henry King (sometimes referred to as 'Harry') was born on 15th December 1876 in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 28th January 1877, the son of Alfred King and Elizabeth King (née Lewis).  By 1891 the family had moved to Tarrant Hinton, Dorset.  Henry married Agnes Jane Dixon in Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 11th April 1896 and they went on to have three children.  Henry (known as Harry on Military Records except for the Silver War Badge Record) enlisted and was deemed mobilized on 24th June 1916, joining the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 286481).  He served in the UK only at Depot TC Deganwy.  He was deemed physically unfit for further service and discharged on 11th January 1918.  There are no medal records but he was awarded the Silver War Badge No. 453719.  The 1921 Census and 1939 Register show he was living at 14 Oakwood Road, Moordown, Bournemouth, Hampshire, described as Secretary of a Registered Friendly Society (The Independent Order of Rechabites - principally a temperance movement).  He died in Bournemouth on 3rd June 1947.


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