Born: 1896, Harwich, Essex.
Died: 4th October 1917; age 21; KiA.
Date of Entry Therein: 5th June 1915 – Balkans.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 473311
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps (T.F.), 88th (1st East Anglian Field Ambulance).
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. J.B. Kingsbury, of 6, St. Helen’s Church Lane, Ipswich.
1901 6, Church Lane, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.
John was 4 years old and living with his parents & sisters. The Kingsbury family were living with their widowed maternal grandmother.
Elizabeth Butcher, 66, Living on Own Means, born Sproughton, Suffolk.
John Kingsbury, 38, a Baker – Bread, born Oakley, Essex.
Naomi Kingsbury, 37, born Ipswich.
Elizabeth Butcher Kingsbury, 2, born Harwich.
Edith Mary Kingsnorth, 1 month, born Ipswich.
1911 6, Church Lane, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.
John was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his widowed father & sisters.
John Kingsbury, 48.
The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.
Royal Army Medical Corps (T.F.), 88th (1st East Anglian Field Ambulance):