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Alfred John Brand KING

Date of birth9 July 1884
Place of birthOnehunga, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk in holy orders
AddressKurrajong, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 10"
Weight188 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C A King, The Rectory, Kurrajong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentChaplain (4th Class)
Unit nameChaplains' Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 1 August 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date26 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 August 1917; transshipped to SS 'Orissa', Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 21 September 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 3 October 1917.

Allotted to 1st Infantry Training Brigade, 10 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1917; allotted for duty to Australian Corps Rest Camp, 13 January 1918.

Posted to 5th Infantry Brigade, 16 May 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 2 September 1918.

On leave to Paris, 23 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 2 November 1918.

Attached for duty to 4th Divisional Signal Company, 23 February 1919.

Proceeded to United Kingdom for leave and Non-Military Employment: granted leave with pay and subs, 8 May-8 August 1919, to attend King's college, Strand, London, for a course of homilities.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 26 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAppointment for continuous service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KING Alfred John Brand

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