King, Wallace Frederick

King, Wallace Frederick 





Military History:


Bedfordshire Regiment


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:


Cemetery/ Memorial:
The Arras Memorial at Foubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Amiens, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Odsey War Memorial, Sandon War Memorial


Wallace enlisted in March 1916 with the Bedfordshire Regiment.  He was a private, Regimental number 27811, and fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders.  He was killed in action on 23rd March 1917.

Wallace was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated on the the Arras Memorial at Foubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Amiens, France, the Odsey War Memorial, Cambridgeshire, and the Sandon War Memorial.


Family History:


Date of Birth:

Birth Place:
Slip End, Sandon, Hertfordshire

Ashwell, Hertfordshire



Wallace, born at Slip End, Hertfordshire, was the second son of John Edward and Sophia (nee Gray) King of Slip End.  Before enlisting he was a farm labourer on Col. Philip’s farm at Slip End.

Two weeks after Wallace was killed his brother Albert George died of wounds in France serving with the Borders Regiment.






Name:Wallace Frederick King
Birth Place:Slip End, Sandon, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:23 March 1917
Enlistment Place:Bedford, Bedfordshire
Regiment:Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:1st Battalion
Regimental Number:          27811
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

Comments about this page

  • Wallace and Albert were both born in Sandon and are on the Sandon War memorial, they went to school at Odsey and are on that memorial too.

    By Maureen Miller nee King (03/07/2016)

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