Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 13th November 1916; age 26; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Exeter, Devon.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 43756

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 2640, Suffolk Cyclists.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Queen’s Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mary E. Girling (formerly King), of 348, Norwich Road, Ipswich.




1891   53, Berners Street, Ipswich.


John was 11 months old and living with his parents & sisters.

Edward King, 34, an Auctioneer’s Accountant, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Louisa King (nee Wilkins), 32, born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

Lucas Charles King, 5, born Ipswich.

Esther Christmas King, 4, born Ipswich.

Winifred Louisa King, 2, born Ipswich.

1 nursemaid

1 domestic servant.


1901   The Street, Claydon, Suffolk.


John was 10 years and living with his parents & siblings + maternal aunt.

Edward, 44, an Auctioneer’s Manager.

Louisa, 41.

Lucas, 15.

Winifred, 12.

Hilda Mary King, 8, born Ipswich.

Harold Edward King, 7, born Ipswich.

Margaret Doris King, 5, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Kathleen King, 2, born Ipswich.

Nellie Wilkins, 25, born Watford, Hertsfordshire.

1 visitor.

2 general domestic servants.


1911   15, Victoria Grove, Folkestone, Kent.


John was 20 years old, a Manager to Jeweller. He was boarding at the home of 35 year old George Christopher Clark – Solicitor’s Clerk.


In 1914, Exeter, Devon, John married Mary E. Jackson.

They had 1 daughter:

Joan Corbitt King, born 1915, Exeter, Devon.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary E. King – widow.


John is also remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


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