The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Lieut. William Martin King

Soldiers of the First World War database entry - W.M. King

Lieut. William Martin King

Lieut. William Martin King (Nov. 1918)


Listed in The Canadian Who's Who, Vol. IV, 1948:

KING. Col. William Martin, O.B.E. (1946), E.D.; manufacturers' agent; b. Halifax. N.S., 6 May 1894; s. Lieut.-Col. Andrew and Willa Louisa (Zwicker) K.; e. pub. schs., Halifax. and Halifax Co. Acad. (matric.); m. Marjorie Taylor, d. Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C. (former pres. Dalhousie Univ. and an original mem., Nat. Research Council) of Halifax, 18 Sept. 1924; children: S/Lt. Stanley M., R.C.N., Andrew M., Maryan T.; PARTNER, HAR-KING & CO. (estbd. 1947), London, Ont.; dir., Robin, Jones & Whitman Ltd., Halifax. N.S.; with Bank of Montreal 1911-15; entered employ of James Fraser (estbd. 1878). Halifax, N.S., steamship agents and exporters 1919: became owner and mgr. of this firm 1927 and continued its operation until 1946 when it was liquidated as a result of changed conditions brought about by the war; served in World War 1915-19; Lieut., Roy. Candn. Regt. 1917-19. France and Belgium; led first troops into Mons early morning 11 Nov. 1918; officially recognized as first Allied offr. to enter Mons; served in Candn. Mil; 1919-39; Lieut.-Col. commdg. Princess Louise Fusiliers 1930-35; Col. commdg. 17th Inf. Bgde. 1937-39; served in World War 1939-45; apptd. Depy. Asst. Adj. Gen. M.D. 6. Halifax. N.S., 1 Sept. 1939; Asst. Adj. & Q.M.G. (1st Grade Staff Appt.) M.D. 1, London, Onto 1943-46; retired with rank of Col., May 1946; mem.. Candn. Inst. Internat. Affairs (past pres. Halifax Br.); Anglican; recreations: riding. fishing; Club: London; Home: 831 Richmond St., London; Office: Richmond Bldg., London, Ont.

Listed in The Canadian Who's Who, 1964:

KING. Col. William Martin, O.B.E., E.D.; manufacturers' agent; b. Halifax, N.S., 6 May 1894; s. Lieut. Col. Andrew and Willa (Zwicker) K.; e. Pub. Schs., Halifax and Halifax Co. Acad.; m. Marjorie Taylor, d. Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, Ph.D., LLD., F.R.S.C. (former Pres. Dalhousie Univ.) of Halifax, 18 Sept 1924; two s. and one d.; MANAGER AND PROPRIETOR, HAR-KING CO., mfrs. agents and distributors; Extve. Vice-Pres., Webster Wire Ropes Canada Ltd., Halifax, N.S.; served in 1st World War 1915-19; Lieut. Roy. Candn. Regt. 1917-19 France and Belgium; served in Candn. Militia 1919-39, Princess Louise Fusiliers; served in 2nd World War, 1939-46; Administrative Staff, various appts., A.A. & Q.M.G., M.D.I. London, Ont., 1943-46; mem. Candn. Inst. Internat. Affairs; Anglican; Clubs: Halifax; Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron; Home: 5623 Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, N.S.; Office: 611 Bank of Nova Scotia Building, Halifax, N.S.

Regimental Obituary Notice

Col King's death is noted in the 1969 edition of The Connecting File:

In Memoriam

Col. W.M. King

Colonel William Martin King died at the age of 75 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A member of the Regiment during the First World War, he was the first British officer to enter Mons, 11th November, 1918.

Date of Birth - 6 May 1894

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