Grace King

Grace King © Imperial War Museum
Grace King © Imperial War Museum

Thank you to Jane Anthony for this research.

Youngest daughter of George and Elizabeth King of Abinger Hammer, Grace was on born April 3rd 1893, and died in Paris on July 28th 1917. Her father was a builder and two of her brothers were apprenticed as carpenters. In 1911 Grace was attending a boarding school, Townley House in Ramsgate.

She was buried at St James’ Church Abinger the inscription on the grave reads “A soldiers grave the best for thee” She died of an unspecified illness but as she was working very close to the trenches in conditions that were probably not very sanitary, so possibly typhus or typhoid
Lived                           Abinger Hammer, Dorking

Son of                         George and Elizabeth King of Abinger Hammer, Dorking

Worked                       Cantine des Anglais

Date of Death              28th July 1917
Place of Death            Paris, France

Age                              24

Cemetery                     St James’ Church, Abinger