Harry Arthur King

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I have an American soldier buried at Lijssenthoek .... but he came from Stoke-on-Trent .... !

    KING, Harry Arthur

    Private 1st Class 209559 Troop 'F' , 3rd Cavalry
    Died of pneumonia 20.09.18 Age 26
    Native of Heybridge, Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
    Son of John & Susan King of 11 Maple Place, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent
    Plot 32, Row A, Grave 11

    His brother Reginald also died ..... but I have no idea of a regiment or anything about them ! :rolleyes:
  2. forester

    forester New Member

  3. Emsworthy

    Emsworthy New Member

    Genealogist here again!!


    Heybridge Lodge, Checkley, Staffordshire

    John King, Head, 42, Coachman Domestic, Buckinghamshire Newport Pagnell
    Susan King, Wife, 38, Hants Abbotts A??
    Ernest J King, Son, 13, Buckinghamshire Little Linford
    Eva L King, Daughter, 12, School, Buckinghamshire Little Linford
    George J King, Son, 10, School, Buckinghamshire Little Linford
    Harry A King, Son, 8, School, Staffordshire Wychnor
    Reginald King, Son, 6, School, Staffordshire Wychnor
    Alice M King, Daughter, 3, Staffordshire Wychnor

    RG13/2631 F 139 P 6

    All Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  5. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Thanks Girl ! ...... wonder if he's on the war memorial at all ?? wonder if he has a draft card ? too many questions huh ?? :rolleyes:

    Annie :)
  6. forester

    forester New Member

    Hello Emma,

    Good to see you over here. My genealogy is credit crunched for the moment. :D


    That was more by luck than judgement. :eek:
    I just went back to see what AOMDA was all about and spotted his name.

    Phil :)
  7. forester

    forester New Member

  8. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I was looking in Checkley and Stoke on Trent !!!!!!!!! ;);)

    ( Boy ! they've cleaned up Genuki ... it looks so much better !! )

    I did find this though about the 3d Cavalry .....

    In August 1917, the Regiment was alerted for overseas duty. Arriving in France in November, the Regiment was broken up and operated three major remount depots until the war’s end. The only actual 3d Cavalry unit to see action in WWI was K Troop, which was detached from the 3d Squadron and participated in the last three engagements prior to the Armistice of 11 November 1918. After WWI, the Regiment deployed back to the United States and executed a garrison mission until the beginning of World War II.


    Annie :)
  9. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I can't find Reggie under Reginald ... I found 6 ... but none appear to be him !!


    Then I checked the 10th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops War Diaries ....... and on 17th October War Diary says 3 ORs to the hospital ... sickness ! ( in fact they seemed to have sickness everyday ! )


    They don't seem to have had casualties that day .... maybe you guys can see something I can't ! ... I looked 10 days either side !

  10. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  11. forester

    forester New Member

    I can't find Reggie either Annie, but then they never have the CEF attestation papers that I want!!!!

    Is it because he was a US citizen, because he's not on the Canadian Virtual Memorial or CWGC, that I can find?
    Is there another US database other than ABMC?

    I've just had a look at SDGW and I'm wondering after finding this one:

    Reginald King
    Pte; M2/114698; Army Service Corps
    Born; Wichmore, Staffs
    Enlisted; Liverpool
    Residence; Stoke on Trent
    Died of wounds, 17/10/17
    France and Flanders

    And this confirms it: http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=145409

    Phil :)
  12. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Whatever I said before ... I'll say it again !!!! :D

    Excellent find ! ..... so where did the Canadian stuff come from I wonder ?? :confused:
  13. forester

    forester New Member

    It brings "The Last of the 600" to mind. :rolleyes: :D
  14. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Funnily enough I was thinking the same thing meself !!!!!!! :D

    I think it was Mum that said it originally .... and the thought that came to mind was " See ! ..... Mum's don't always know what their sons are doing " !! :rolleyes:
  15. Emsworthy

    Emsworthy New Member

    So is mine, in theory...but who needs food eh?!:rolleyes::D
  16. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

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