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Entry for Private Thomas King
1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Private Thomas George King, service number 16998, was a recruit of the 1st battalion Coldstream Guards, and died on 31 July 1917. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Belgium.
Private George King Killed In Action. It is with regret that we learn of the sad news which Mrs. George King, of Coventry Road, Coleshill, received from the War Office, stating that Private George King of the Coldstream Guards, was killed in action on the 31st of July. He was serving with his regiment in France, where he had been for the last year, having been in training and elsewhere previously, thus making in all two years services with the forces. The letters received from Private King while in France were typical of the brave and high-spirited men who are so cheerfully and nobly defending their homes and liberty. His last words, before leaving home were that he was going with a good heart and should remain so. Private King was a printer's machineman before enlisting, he learnt his trade with Mr. D. Whitehead, High Street, Coleshill. Coleshill Chronicle. Saturday, August 18th, 1917