Robert Stanley King was born at Bootle in 1894, the son of John James King and Elizabeth (nee Mylcraine).
 
He was living at 40 Balliol Road, Bootle when he enlisted in the Army in 1915.
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 15th November 1918. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
BOOTLE COUNCILLOR'S SON.
DIED WHILE ON SERVICE IN INDIA.
   One of the earliest duties that devolved upon the new Mayor of Bootle after his election on Saturday was particularly sad. He had to announce to the council that one of their most esteemed members - Mr. J.J King - had that day received intimation of the death of his son abroad. This, said his worship, was the more regrettable seeing we were so near the end of this terrible war, and many of them were looking forward anxiously to the return of their lads. He was sure they would all agree in extending their sympathy to Councillor J.J. King and his family in their sad loss. the Council expressed sympathy with their bereaved colleague in the usual way by standing.
   Private Robert Stanley King, A.S.C. (M.T.), was the younger son of Councillor John James King, one of the representatives of the Mersey Ward, residing at 40, Balliol-road. He was 23 years of age, born in Bootle, educated at the Technical School and Liverpool College, Shaw-street. In later years he joined his father and brother in the provision business at 289, Derby-road. In October, 1915, he joined the A.S.C. (M.T.), and served six months in England. He was then sent to Egypt, where he served with efficiency  for some time. Afterwards he was removed to a North-Western Frontier Province of India, with headquarters at Peshawar. From there he was sent on several expeditions to Afghanistan against the tribes. He died at Peshawar on October 22nd, a victim to influenza.
   Widespread sympathy with Councillor King and his family has been expressed by Bootle and other friends.

Bootle Times 15th November 1918