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PFC Harry Arthur King
Birth: 1892
Staffordshire, England
Death: Sep. 20, 1918, France

Casualty of the Great War, Harry was born at Wichnor Park, Staffordshire, though otherwise described as a native of Heybridge, Tean, Stoke-on-Trent.
[Births Sep 1892 King Harry Arthur Burton 6b 432]

1901 England Census
Name: Harry A King
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Father's Name: John King
Mother's Name: Susan King
Where born: Wychnor, Staffordshire, England
Civil parish: Checkley
Town: Hall Green
County: Staffordshire
Household Members:
John King 42
Susan King 38
Ernest I King 13
Eva L King 12
George I King 10
Harry A King 8
Reginald King 6
Alice M King 3
Lewis King 1

1911 census
Name: Harry King
Age in 1911: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Relation to Head: Servant
Birth Place: Whichnor, Staffordshire, England
Civil parish: Sutton cum Duckmanton
County: Derbyshire
Address: Sutton Rock Chesterfield
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Footman Domestic

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Harry Arthur King
Arrival Date: 17 Oct 1912
Birth Date: abt 1892
Birth Location: England
Birth Location Other: Burton on Trent
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: English
Port of Departure: Southampton
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: St Paul

Although he had emigrated to USA in 1912 and died in France whilst serving with the US Army, his will was proved in England.
His address was given as 24 Belgrave Road, Dresden, Longton, Staffordshire and his profession as a Private in Troop F, 3rd Cavalry, American Expeditionary Force [died 20 September 1918]. Administration: Lichfield 20th February to Susan King widow [sic]. Effects 109:18s.
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Name: Harry Arthur King
Probate Date: 20 Sep 1919
Death Date: 20 Sep 1918
Death Place: Staffordshire, England[sic]
Registry: Lichfield


He enlisted in the United States Cavalry, U.S. Army 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division assigned to the 3rd United States Cavalry's F Troop.Service No. 209559.He entered the service from New York.
He died from the Spanish Flu,aged 26.
Harry's mother, Susan initially requested that his remains be sent to England to be buried beside his father at Checkley.However, Harry's brother, Private Reginald King had died near Ieper on 17th October 1917 and was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,Grave Reference:XXI. H. 17.
Reginald served in the Army Service Corps,Mechanical Transport attached 25th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery~Service No:M2/114698. Reginald was 23.

Unlike the practice in the US Army, the remains of soldiers who died in the service of the British Empire could not be repatriated. When Mrs King learned that Lijssenthoek was to be her son, Reggie's final resting place, she changed her mind about her son, Harry's burial. She requested that Harry be buried near his brother, Reggie at Lijssenthoek and his remains were moved to Lijssenthoek in October 1921.


They were sons of John and Susan King of 65 Belgrave Rd., Longton, Stoke-on-Trent,otherwise of 11, Maple Place, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent.

 
 
Inscription:
The best of sons and brothers also Reggie buried close by
 
Burial:
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Poperinge
Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot: Plot 32, Row A, Grave 11[otherwise XXXII. A. 19.]
 
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Record added: Oct 31, 2005
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PFC Harry Arthur King
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PFC Harry Arthur King
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- laurinlaurin espie
 Added: Aug. 3, 2015
Het Grevenbroek museum van Hamont-Achel gedenkt hem.
- Anonymous
 Added: May. 6, 2015
Rest In Peace Harry Arthur King. Never forgotten!
- Wouter van Dijken
 Added: Sep. 20, 2014
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