Other names: Tom
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireMere, WiltshireWarminster, Wiltshire
Story: Tom King was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 7 Mar 1892 and baptised there on 11 Mar 1892 the son of Charles King, Innkeeper of the Seymour Arms and a Farmer, and Sophia King (nee Burton). Tom lived his early life in East Knoyle. Regrettably his mother died in 1899 and his father in 1913 and his other sons, John King and Charles King, remained at the Seymour Arms (though there is no evidence they served in WW1). Tom had enlisted on 11 Aug 1914 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Private (Service No. 26750). His period of service was however cut short when he was discharged on 2 Oct 1914 as being physically unfit including having bad varicose veins. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still single and working as a Wiltshire County Council Roadman living in the Causeway, Mere, Wiltshire. His death was recorded in Warminster, Wiltshire, during 1974.