Charles King

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Charles King

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London office

Died: 28 October 1917

Charles William Wykeham King was born on 30 October 1883, the son of Edmund King. He was educated at Llandovery College. In November 1901, when he was 18 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Whitchurch branch. After completing his apprenticeship he was promoted to a clerkship there. He transferred to Shrewsbury branch in January 1906, and to London office in July 1907. He was a member of the bank's staff sports club.

In September 1914 King married Ida Lilian Schroeter. By that date he was already serving in the army, and was drafted to France soon afterwards. In 1917 he was awarded the Italian government's Bronze Medal for Valour. By that date, he was a Company Serjeant Major in the London Regiment.

Company Serjeant Major Charles William Wykeham King was struck and killed instantly by a shell at Passchendaele on 28 October 1917, two days before his 34th birthday.

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