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King, Walter Eustace Yeend

Corporal Eustace Cameron King, Princess Patricia's Canadian L.I.., formerly on the Secretary's staff, died under an operation for amputation of the left leg. He was wounded at St.Eloi, and was brought over to Beachborough Park Hospital. The service was held at Shorncliffe Garrison Church, and he was buried there, the "Patricia's" firing the last salute. He will be held in affectionate memory by all the member of the College. He inherited much of the artistic talent of his father, Mr. Yeend King. V.P.R.I. His happy disposition was an in inspiration at all times to his friends, and his heroic end "buried by soldiers in a soldier's grave," was, in his mother's words, "the one thing he would have chosen for himself." We may well echo the touching tribute of his sorrowing widow - "he died like a soldier."

In the early days of the Union Society Corporal King was responsible for much of the work in connection with the REVIEW, and he rendered other valuable service to the general interests of the Union. King's College Review, June 1915

Biographical

Surname(s)King
First name(s)Walter Eustace Yeend
Date of birth1885
Place of birthMarylebone District
Family detailsSon of Mr and Mrs Yeend King. Husband of P. Cameron, of 55, York St. Chambers, Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London
Previous educationKing's College London - Office Staff
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Military unitPrincess Patricia's Light Infantry
Service number51026
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death10 April 1915
Age at death29
Rank at deathCorporal
Place of deathBeachborough Park Hospital
Cause of deathDied under operation for amputation of left leg
Burial placeShorncliffe Garrison Church, Military Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
NotesHe is variously referred to as Walter Eustace King and Eustace Cameron King but the birth and death registers definitely show that his official name was Walter Eustace King
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Free BMD

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