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Alexander KING

Regimental number143
Place of birthMorphett Vale, South Australia
SchoolReynella Public School, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationVeterinary dentist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWilliam King, mounted constable, Woodside, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Boer War as No 2689, Private, 4th Bn, Australian Commonwealth Horse (South Australia).
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He held a certificate on vellum from the Humane Society for gallantry (life saving at Broken Hill mines).' (details from brother)
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialAri Burnu Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 12), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and the late Mary KING. Native of Morphett Vale, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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