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  • Photograph was published on 15th June 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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He was the son of Thomas and Eliza King of Keyworth, Nottingham and the husband of Lydia H King of 10 Allen Street Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire.
22 May 1916
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261884 - CWGC Website
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Private
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Thomas King, served with 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Welbeck Rangers), he was killed in action during the night of 21st/22nd May 1916. He is buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery Richebourg- L'Avoue grave reference III F 25
Article published together with his photograph in the Hucknall Dispatch on 15th June 1916 :- "The above picture is Private Thomas King, of Lambert Hill, Hucknall, who is now sleeping neath foreign skies, having given his life for his country's cause on the battlefields of France. He first entered the army at the early age of 16 years, and spent 4 years in China. Afterwards he was discharged. "Not feeling contented when the war had been raging for a year, he re-enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters, and after training at Nottingham, Aldershot, and other places, he was despatched to France. "A letter from Lieut. Woodhouse to his widow (who is left with four children) states that he was killed on May 21st. The deceased was 32 years of age, the above portrait, which is the only one available, being taken in his younger days." Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 15th June 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Thomas King - Photograph was published on 15th June 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918