Albert King was the son of Mr and Mrs Rees King of 13 Church Street, Rhymney. His parents were local grocers. He was a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion of the Monmouthshire Regiment. He was 24 years old when he was killed in action at Monchy in France, on the 31st May 1917. He is one of almost 35,000 soldiers who are commemorated by the Arras Memorial, where he is buried, in Pas de Calais, France.