Private Richard King

Private Richard King, 15th Battalion, Royal Scots. He died in a Casualty Clearing Station in Belgium on 25th April 1918, aged 25, of wounds suffered in action during the German Spring Offensives. He was the husband of Peterina King of 7 Parliament Close, Tweedmouth and is buried in Lijssenhoek Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. The Battalion at that time was in the thick of the fighting near Armentieres known as the Battle of the Lys and suffered heavily in preventing the enemy from breaking through. He was a native of Bo'ness, West Lothian and had been wounded by shellfire whilst helping to dig a trench. ( The Berwickshire Advertiser has his rank as Lance Corporal ).

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