David Mitchell King

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
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  • Service no: SptS/1555
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 23rd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Dundee War Hospital
  • Age at Death: 18
  • Date of Death: 26.03.1917
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Dundee Eastern Necropolis
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: AA.6.786.

Personal Information

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  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: Lynnewood Pl, Dundee
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  • Mother:

    Jane Smith King, 4 Lynnewood Pl, Dundee

  • Father:

    James King, 4 Lynnewood Pl, Dundee

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More about David Mitchell King

When war broke out Private King volunteered for coastguard duty as a Boy Scout. In 1915 he enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers (Sportsman’s Battalion) at the age of sixteen. For a year he was in France, but returning home he became ill and had to be treated at the War Hospital, where he died.

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