Only son of Tim and Ellen King, of Branksome, Poole, Dorset. Was for several years a Captain in the Church Army. Home address was 90 Church Hill Road, Upper Parkstone, Dorset. He was 5’ 7” with a 36 ½ chest. He was not married. He was examined for service in Barley (the next village to Barkway) 14/11/1914 and enlisted in Royston 17/11/1914. When he enlisted he was recorded as a resident of Upper Parkstone, Dorset.