11129 Private Edgar Henry King


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

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Born in Minehead Somerset in 1893. The records appear to show that he was baptised twice, first on 24/09/1893 and then again on 02/02/1896.

His parents were Thomas Emanuel King(1839-1896) and Mary Jane Knight(1864-24/06/1951).

They married in 1886.

Edgar had 2 brothers; William Thomas(born on 06/11/1887) and John Henry Knight(born in 1892).

He also had 2 sisters; Ethel Mary (born 23/11/1891) and Eva Francis(born in 1891). 

In the 1901 census, the family was living at 5 Hamwood Cottages, Bishops Hull,Taunton, Somerset. Thomas was employed as a carpenter.

In the 1911 census ,it records the family as now living at 17 Summerland Avenue Minehead Somerset. Edgar was working as an errand boy.

He enlisted in Minehead and his date of disembarkation into France was on 14/09/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

Edgar was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.