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Charles KING

Regimental number1726
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Other NamesCharles Patrick
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressLoch Valley, Neerim Junction, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Charles King, Loch Valley, Neerim Junction, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets.
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Place of enlistmentNeerin Junction, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 40), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Margaret KING, Loch Valley, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, abdomen), and admitted to 14th Field Ambulance; transferred to 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916.

Died of wounds, 21 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KING Charles

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