Other names: Herbert Darrell
Locations in this story: Alvediston, WiltshireSalonika, GreeceFrance & FlandersElcombe Lane, Mere, WiltshireSouthampton, 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 all his early life in Alvediston. He enlisted as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery on 8th September 1914 and served with various units in Salonika and France & Flanders (Service No. 44773). 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 1914/15 Star. He was also issued with the Silver War Badge No. 372725. In time he was also granted a Pension. By the 1939 Register he was living in Elcombe Lane, Mere, Wiltshire and working as a Farm Tractor Driver. He remained single throughout his life and died in the Southampton, Hampshire, Registration District in 1948.