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King, J., Pte., 1916

Photo: Brian Chandler

In Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of:

SS/ 21644 Private
J. King
Army Service Corps
5th March 1916.

Beside it is a vase which reads:

Elizabeth A.
Died Nov. 21st 1942
Aged 68 years.

Morpeth Herald 10/03/1916 carries a brief obituary:

The death has occurred in the military hospital at Ashington of a well-known Blyth trimmer who has been on war service in France. Going out a transport worker, Private Jas. King, whose home was in Regent Street, Blyth, took very ill, and was taken to the Halifax Hospital in Yorkshire, and subsequently transferred to Ashington, where he died on Saturday evening. He leaves a widow and family. Deceased, who was 40 years of age, was a son of Mr John King, another well-known trimmer who came from Howdon-on-Tyne to Blyth many years ago, and was a brother of Teddy King, the well-known Southern League footballer.

James King is remembered at Blyth on B42.24

The CWGC entry for Private King

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk