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35127   Lance Corporal William W King
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Dated added: 17/04/2016   Last updated: 21/04/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, South Wales Borderers (British Army)
Died: 15/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
William was born in Kilrea about 1883. According William King’s will, which is in the Irish archives, his father was Patrick McAllister of Gortgoll, Portglenone, County Antrim, Ireland. Although there is no direct evidence, it is believed that William McAllister and William King are one and the same. William King enlisted in Clonmel into the South Wales Borderers. Lance Corporal William King was serving with the 12th Battalion of the South Wales Borderers when he was killed in action on Friday 15th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Fins New British Cemetery
  Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave IV-K-11
CWGC Casualty 554829
Fins is a village on the road between Cambrai and Peronne. The British Cemetery is a little south-east of the village in the district of Sorel Le Grand on the right hand side of the road to Heudicourt.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 54
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Pat McAllister family 1901 census lists a William as age 18 living with the family at house 14 in Gortgoll, Lisnagarran, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Pat McAllister family 1911 census lists a William as age 26 living with the family at house 20 in Gortgole, Lisnagarran, Antrim
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Lance Corporal William King
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Lance Corporal William King can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lance Corporal William King's grave can be purchased here
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