Joseph Victor King2nd EngineerMerchant Navy SS Yat Shing (Hong Kong)Hong Kong Dockyard Defence CorpsMay 9, 1891Seaford, Surrey, EnglandLt. Colonel William King (Father) Herring Cove, Halifax Co., NSFebruary 19, 194452Stanley Military Cemetery1. A. 35Joseph Victor King was the son of Lieutenant Colonel William King (1863-1952) and Josephine (Baker) King (1868-1949) and brother of Edith Amelia King (b. 1889). His father first enlisted in the Royal British Artillery at the age of 17. He served in Halifax from November, 1880 and married Josephine Baker of Herring Cove, Halifax Co., NS on January 16, 1888 in the Garrison Chapel, Halifax, NS. Both parents are buried in Herring Cove. Joseph Victor King was living with his parents in Liscard, Cheshire, England in 1901, aged 9 years. At the age of 27, he was a marine engineer. He was 2nd Engineer serving with the Merchant Navy on the SS Yat Shing at Hong Kong. When the British Colony fell to the Japanese in December 1941, he was serving with the Hong Kong Dockyard Defence Corps and became a prisoner of war. He died, while a prisoner, on February 15, 1944, from anaemia at the age of 52. His date of death is listed on various documents and the Commonwealth War Graves as February 19, 1944; however, his grave marker lists the date as February 15, 1944.