Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
18 Nov 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
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.