David King - Biography

David King's Biography - researched and written by Tim Coghlan for the Canal Boat Magazine. Reproduced with kind permission of the Canal Boat Magazine and the Acting Editor, Christopher McGine - 31/1/2019

David King was a young boatman drafted into war service in 1916, aged 19. He was killed in action on 31st July, 1917 aged 20 on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres.