Gunner Samuel de Vere Kingham

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

18 Nov 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Chemical worker


Laporte, Park Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

88 Cromwell Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 30th November 1918
Gunner Samuel de Vere Kingham

Gunner Samuel de Vere Kingham, 285092, 122nd Anti-Aircraft Section Royal Garrison Artillery, died from dysentery in hospital at Alexandria in Egypt on November 18th, 1918. He had been in hospital for eight weeks and had been passed by the medical board to return home after 14 months service in Egypt.

Born in Aylesbury in 1887, Samuel (plus two brothers and four sisters) was living with his widowed mother Mary at 124 Maple Road, Luton, at the time of the 1911 Census. Samuel was then described as a bill poster.

He had married Annie Esther Elizabeth Emsden at Luton Register Office on January 31st, 1914. The couple had two children – daughter Ether Dorothy, born in March 1915, and son Samuel Victor, born in January1917.

Before joining up, Samuel worked at the Laporte Ltd chemical works in Park Street, Luton.

Samuel is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.

Individual Location

Gunner Samuel de Vere Kingham

Author: Deejaya

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