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Charles William KING

Regimental number37
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIron turner
AddressBrisbane Street, West Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs J M King, Brisbane Street, West Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 October 1916

Italian Bronze Medal


Recommendation date: 2 February 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded Military Medal)


Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 September 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Enlisted August 1914 as a Sapper, was in the landing at GALLIPOLI April 25th. 1915 and served throughout the Peninsula, and remained with the Company until they were relieved. Has been in FRANCE since the advant of the Company and was recommended for good work at each of the POZIERES actions. He has done exceedingly good work throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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