Walter KING

The Thetford and Watton Times of Saturday October 12th, 1914 listed Walter King [of Weeting] on Active Service with the King's Own Rifles. This is presumably the soldier listed on our War Memorial, but so far we have been unable to find anything more definite. The British Legion Role of Honour suggests that he is either:

Private 3655 of the 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, who was killed in action in Gallipoli on 21 August 1915. He has no known grave, but is commemorated with honour on the Helles Memorial. Pte King was born in Mildenhall and enlisted in Bury, Lancs. He was the son of Mrs Angelina Scotting of Barrett St, Bury.


Private 2591228 of the Reserve Depot Canadian Army Service Corps, who died aged 23 on 20 February 1918. He is buried in Shorncliffe Military Cemetery (Kent). Pte King was the son of Walter and Jane King of Windsor, Ontario but was born in Newmarket.

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