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 Alfred Curzon White King

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Alfred Curzon White King

Birth
Simla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Death
10 Oct 1918 (aged 15)
At Sea
Burial
Buried or Lost at Sea
Memorial ID
133801077 View Source
Fifth child, third son, of Sir Lucas White King [1856-1925] and Geraldine Adelaide Hamilton Harmsworth [1886-1945], who were married in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1891.

Geraldine was a sister of
Alfred Harmsworth

He was known within the family as "Bob".

He was a pupil at Winchester College 1916-1918, and was returning to school when he died.
He was a passenger on board R.M.S. Leinster which was sunk by torpedoes in the Irish Sea, 16 miles east of Dublin, shortly before 10am on the morning of 10th October 1918, on its outbound journey of 100km [68 miles] from Kingstown [now Dun Laoghaire], Dublin, to Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales.

In the 1911 census of Ireland, the King family were recorded at Roebuck, Dundrum, Co. Dublin.
Note.
The parents were absent, probably in England, and the census return was signed by a governess.

present were,
Elinor Mary K(athleen). King, aged 19, born in India,
Enid Madeleine King, aged 13, born in India,
Cecil H. King, aged 10, born in England,
Alfred Curzon King, aged 8, born in India,
Sophie Geraldine King, aged 8, born in India,

Amy Janetta Matthews, aged 40, Governess,
6 domestic servants were also present

He was a brother of
Lieutenant Lucas Henry St. Aubyn King
[1895-1915]
King's Royal Rifle Corps,
who was killed in action on May 8th, 1915.
Lucas was also a former pupil at Winchester, 1908-1912.

and also a brother of
Cecil Harmsworth King [1901-1987]
Cecil was the Chairman of IPC, which owned "The Daily Mirror". At one time, it was the largest selling newspaper in the world.

his name is recorded on the War Memorial at Winchester College
Alfred Curzon King

A fellow passenger on RMS Leinster, who was also a former pupil of Winchester, was
Robert Jocelyn Alexander

His name is included in
R.M.S. Leinster Casualties I - Z

Note
This memorial was created on the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1, the day Germany invaded Belgium, 4th August 1914.
Fifth child, third son, of Sir Lucas White King [1856-1925] and Geraldine Adelaide Hamilton Harmsworth [1886-1945], who were married in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1891.

Geraldine was a sister of
Alfred Harmsworth

He was known within the family as "Bob".

He was a pupil at Winchester College 1916-1918, and was returning to school when he died.
He was a passenger on board R.M.S. Leinster which was sunk by torpedoes in the Irish Sea, 16 miles east of Dublin, shortly before 10am on the morning of 10th October 1918, on its outbound journey of 100km [68 miles] from Kingstown [now Dun Laoghaire], Dublin, to Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales.

In the 1911 census of Ireland, the King family were recorded at Roebuck, Dundrum, Co. Dublin.
Note.
The parents were absent, probably in England, and the census return was signed by a governess.

present were,
Elinor Mary K(athleen). King, aged 19, born in India,
Enid Madeleine King, aged 13, born in India,
Cecil H. King, aged 10, born in England,
Alfred Curzon King, aged 8, born in India,
Sophie Geraldine King, aged 8, born in India,

Amy Janetta Matthews, aged 40, Governess,
6 domestic servants were also present

He was a brother of
Lieutenant Lucas Henry St. Aubyn King
[1895-1915]
King's Royal Rifle Corps,
who was killed in action on May 8th, 1915.
Lucas was also a former pupil at Winchester, 1908-1912.

and also a brother of
Cecil Harmsworth King [1901-1987]
Cecil was the Chairman of IPC, which owned "The Daily Mirror". At one time, it was the largest selling newspaper in the world.

his name is recorded on the War Memorial at Winchester College
Alfred Curzon King

A fellow passenger on RMS Leinster, who was also a former pupil of Winchester, was
Robert Jocelyn Alexander

His name is included in
R.M.S. Leinster Casualties I - Z

Note
This memorial was created on the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1, the day Germany invaded Belgium, 4th August 1914.

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