12th Battalion, South Wales Borderers (British Army)
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.
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.