Private Edward Harry King

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment 13th Battalion
Service No:
Date & place of birth: 
October 1889, Petworth
Date & place of death:
1 August 1917, Belgium

Private Edward Harry King was born and raised in Petworth, then moved to Croydon where he worked as an insurance clerk.

Edward King

 Family background

Private Edward Harry King was the son of Harry (a painter who in 1911 was working on the Petworth estate) and Amy King. He had two brothers and one sister. In 1911 Edward was an insurance clerk boarding in Norwich Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey.  Edward married Jessie King in Purley on 22 August 1914 and they had one child.

Military career

Edward enlisted in Croydon into the Royal Sussex Regiment.

Death & commemoration

Edward was killed in action in Belgium and is buried at the White House Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres. He received the Victory and British medals and is also recorded on the Croydon war memorial.

Subsequent family history

Jessie remarried in June 1920 to Ernest Barker and died in 1963.

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