Thomas Hall King, MSM



Sep 30, 1885

Born at Kingston Ontario


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø     Number 59552 (temporary number 1060)

Ø     Next of kin given as Florence M King (wife) of 29 Brock St, Kingston Ontario

Ø     Previous occupation given as Piano Maker

Ø     Previous military experience given as 7 years 14th Regiment

Ø     Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø     Assigned to “A” Company

o      Later assigned to the Base Unit, Quartermaster Stores


Feb 1, 1915

Appointed to rank of Corporal


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec


The battalion’s Embarkation roll shows his rank as Pte


May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in rank of Cpl


Sep 2, 1915

Transferred to No 1 Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Jun 5, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Jun 14, 1916

At duty from leave


Nov 14, 1916

Promoted to rank of Warrant Officer Class II and appointed to position of RQMS (Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant) to replace RQMS FK Ludlow who was commissioned


Aug 2, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Aug 12, 1917

At duty from leave


Feb 25, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Mar 15, 1918

At duty from leave


Jun 17, 1918

Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal as per the London Gazette #30750



Jan 19, 1919

Granted 14 days leave

Feb 14, 1919

Rejoined the unit


Feb 28, 1919

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with Stomatitis (an inflammation of the mouth)


Mar 10, 1919

Rejoined the Battalion in Belgium from hospital


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Western Australia at Havre France



Apr 4, 1919

TOS (Taken On Strength) “P” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the army at Kingston Ontario 

Ø     War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277340

Ø     Proposed residence on discharge – 409 Barrie St, Kingston Ontario


Sep 14, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 409 Barrie St, Kingston Ontario


Feb 29, 1940

Died at Kingston Ontario from Cardio Renal Disease

Cataraqui Cemetery
Kingston ON

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