1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
15/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
James King was the son of John and Mary King, of Blackhill, Cookstown. James enlisted with the Inniskillings at Omagh and was posted to the 1st Battalion, and subsequently to Gallipoli. Private James King was seriously wounded in the attack and died a short time later. He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 97-101 at Helles Memorial, Turkey.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.