Norman Henry King

Surname: King
Other names: Norman Henry
Other people in this story:
Henry King
Sarah King
Nellie Mary King née Dunn
Locations in this story:
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Porton Down, Wiltshire
Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Norman Henry King was born at Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, on 8th February 1893, the son of Henry and Sarah King. He enlisted on 3rd September 1914 and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 44725). He was discharged on 14th September 1914 (after only 11 days service) due to 'being unlikely to be an efficient soldier' as he only had one eye. He resumed his occupation of Farm Labourer and went on to marry Nellie Mary Dunn in 1922. They had four children. His last known address was 6 Council Houses, Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire, per the 1939 Register, which shows him working as a Civil Defence Messenger at Porton Down Camp, Salisbury. He died in 1977.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter


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