King Percy Paulet Brigadier 11804

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Name King Percy Paulet
Army number 11804
Rank Brigadier
Decorations WW1 - British War Medal, Victory Medal, Active Service Medal.
Date of birth Birth registered Q4 1896, Kensington St Philip. Baptised 1/12/1896 st St Philip's Church.
Age 0
Unit Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the Gloucestershire Regiment 17/4/1915. Attached to the Machine Gun Corps. Posted Tank Corps - 16th Battalion. Prisoner of War 23/3/1918 to 19/12/1918. Posted 4th Battalion Gloucesters 1921 - 1924. Posted Iraq Levies 1924 - 1927. Attached to the Air Ministry 1927 - 1932. Posted 2nd Battalion Gloucester Regiment in command. Posted 70th Brigade HQ 24/7/1942 until 20/1/1944 in command. Retired as Honorary Brigadier 25/8/1944. Ceased to be a member of the Reserve of Officers on age grounds 24/9/1951.
Company/Battery 70 Bde HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 16th Bn Tank Corps- Adjutant. DAPM 1920-1921. 4th Bn Gloucesters - Adjutant. 2nd Bn Gloucesters - O.C. 70th Brigade - Brigade Commander - succeeded Brigadier Philip Kirkup.
Joined Brigade 24-Jul-42.
Promotions Lt 29/5/1916. Captain 1/5/1925. Major 15/9/1935. Lt Colonel 28/12/1942. Honorary Brigadier 2/9/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 8/4/1962 in Cornwall, aged 65. Death registered Weymouth, Dorset. Probate granted 10/10/1962.
Home address Son of Harry Percy King and Winifred Elizabeth King. Lived 30, Pembroke Square, Kensington. Then at Montrose, Wellington St. Cheltenham in the 1911 Census, aged 14. Married Grace Beatrice Bridgland Q3 1917, at Gravesend, Kent. One daughter - Aline Stephanie.
Source table 70BG

Used with permission of Royal Corps of Signals Museum

Brigadier Percy Paulet King is seated at the centre front. The use of this photograph is by permission of the Museum of the Royal Corps of Signals - the group includes Captain Rennick - then the Brigade Signals Officer and Captain Stewart-Rattray, Brigade RASC Officer (confirmed via family correspondence).