William is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Birth: 21st June 1884, Ipswich.

Died: 11th October 1918; age: 34; died at No. 40 Casualty Clearing Station, Salonica.

Enlistment Location: Sheerness, Kent.

Date of Entry Therein: 12th August 1914.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: T/18720.

Regiment: Army Service Corps, 120th Coy.

Formerly of the 1st Cavalry Division Supply Column, Army Service Corps.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Doiran Military Cemetery,





1891   Suffolk Artillery Inn, Anglesea Road, Ipswich.


William was 6 years old and living with his mother, brothers, maternal aunts and great aunt at the home of his widowed maternal grandmother.

Sarah Fox (nee Patients), 58, a Beer Housekeeper, born Bobbingworth, Essex.

Hannah Fox, 22, born Ipswich.

Rose Fox, 17, a Pupil Teacher, born Ipswich.

Ann Patients, 48, Living on own Means, born Morton, Essex.

Sarah Kingston (nee Fox), 32, a Monthly Nurse, born Woolwich, Kent.

Henry Charles Kingston, 9, born Bareilly, Bengal, India.

John Leslie Kingston, 4, born Ipswich – died 1915, Ipswich.


1911   2, Bethel Passage, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent.


William was 28 years old, a General Labourer – Clerk of Works, H.M. Dockyard. He was a Boarder at the home of 29 year old, Albert Edward Bigg, a Railway’s Contractor’s Labourer for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Companies.


William’s father was Robert Kingston, born October 1856, Army Barracks, Sheerness, Kent. A Soldier in the Royal Artillery.


William’s brother, Robert Ernest Kingston, born October 1878, Ipswich – died May 1880, Bareilly, India.


William’s mother, Sarah Kingston died 1897, Ipswich. His maternal grandmother, Sarah Fox died 1911, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Grace Hughes (wife of John Walter Hughes), of Minster in Sheppey, Kent – paternal aunt.

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