Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 19th November 1877, 15, Lower Barclay Street, Ipswich.

Died: 16th July 1920; age: 42; Died from the effects of Gas.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th August 1915 – France.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 30534.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps.

Served in the South African Campaign.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

Mentioned in Despatches – 4th January 1917.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Robert’s son is also remembered on the headstone – Major Harry Frank William King – August 1966 – age 60.


Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Daisy Valentina King, of 28, St. Matthew’s Church Lane, Ipswich.




1881   8, Mount Pleasant, Ipswich.


Robert was 3 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Charles Henry King, 31, a Carter, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Ellen King (nee Segger), 29, a Charwoman, born Kersey, Suffolk.

William Charles King, 1, born Ipswich.


1891   11, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 40, a Dock Labourer.

Elizabeth, 38.

William, 10.

Arthur James King, 6, born Ipswich.

Eva S. King, 3, born Ipswich.

Adelaide Beatrice King, 8 months, born Ipswich.


1911   28, St. Matthew’s Church Lane, Ipswich.

Robert was 33 years old, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Ipswich. He was married and Head of the Household.

Daisy, 27.

Harry, 5.

                                                                          Robert & Daisy with their sons Harry (standing) & Alfred seated on his mother’s lap.


In 1905, Ipswich, Robert married Daisy Valentina Macro, born February 1884, Ipswich. They had 3 sons:

Harry Frank William King, born 1906, Ipswich.

Alfred Arthur King, born October 1912, Ipswich.

Douglas Michael King, born December 1917, Ipswich.

Photograph courtesy of Mrs. Ryan.

Image from IWM.

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