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John Henry KING

Regimental number878
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address13 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinFather, George Colin King, 100 Brown Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For devotion to duty and consistent good work with the Battalion Transport. When the Battalion has been in the line he has almost always had charge of the ration limbers and by his persistence and devotion to duty, always succeeded in getting same to the forward troops. This Non Commissioned Officer has been a member of the Battalion Transport Section since it left Australia and has never been absent from any cause.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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