Rushden Argus, 30th October 1914, transcribed by Kay Collins
Rushden Hero Victim of German Treachery
We deeply regret to record the death on service of private Edmund King, of Co-operative-row, Rushden. Mrs King received a communication from the War Office on Saturday stating that her husband was killed on Sept. 17th. It is thought he was in that memorable incident when the Germans abused the white flag and the “Steelbacks” charged them with the bayonet. The deceased had served eight years in the Army, six of which were spent in India. He was called up with the Reserve on the Wednesday in August week and sailed for France the following Thursday. It will be seven weeks on the 27th since Mrs King had a letter from her husband; he then stated he was having a few days’ rest. The deceased hero was married two years ago, and had no children. He worked for Messrs Duncan and Davison before he went to the front. It is strange to relate that during the first few weeks of the war our representative was assured that the rumour of Mr King’s death was unfounded as it certainly was at the time.