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King, Percy

King, Percy, 2nd Lieut., 7th East Surrey Regt. Educated at Portsmouth Grammar School, King's College, London, Guy's. Entered Guy's as a Dental Student in October, 1911. L.D.S. March 1915. Joined London University O.T.C., and received a Commission in the East Surrey Regiment, May, 1915. Sent to Egypt on detached service November, 1915, where he was slightly wounded whilst carrying despatches. Sent home November, 1916, to join the R.A.F. Served in France as Balloon Officer from January to June, 1917, when after a nasty spill, he joined his regiment near Arras, where he was wounded in the trenches August 4th, 1917, and died next day. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number

Biographical

Surname(s)King
First name(s)Percy
Family detailsSon of William and Jane King, of 71, St. Andrew's Road, Southsea, Hants
Previous educationPortsmouth Grammar School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1911-1915
Dept / courseL.D.S.
QualificationsL.D.S. 1915
Military unitEast Surrey Regiment, 7th Battn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsEgypt Nov. 1915 to Nov.1916 (wounded), France and Flanders Feb to Aug 1917
Date of death05 August 1917
Age at death28
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Cause of deathDied of wounds
Burial placeDuisans British Cemetery, Etrun
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; University of London O.T.C. 1914-19

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