|Place of birth||Hampshire, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Francis Street, Echuca, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, William John King, Francis Street, Echuca, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Mechanical Transport Company|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 May 1916.
Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, 25 May 1916 (tympanitis); discharged to Segregation Camp, Marseilles, 2 June 1916.
Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 29 June 1916 (influenza); transferred to England, 5 July 1916, and admitted same day to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham.
Attached for duty to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 August 1916.
Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 October 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged on furlough, 20 October 1916, to report to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield.
Found guilty, 6 November 1916, of being absent without leave from 1600, 4 November, to 1230, 6 November 1916: awarded 120 hours' detention, and forfeiture of 8 days' pay.
Admitted to Endell Street Military Hospital, London, 31 January 1917 (disordered action of the heart); discharged to duty, 5 February 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 February 1917 (shell shock); discharged to duty at Harefield, 13 February 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 30 June 1917 (neurasthenia); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 June 1917 (unfit for Home Service, 3 months); marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 28 July 1917; marched out to Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 31 July 1917; marched out to Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 8 August 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 September 1917; marched in to Brigade Mechanical Transport Depot, Rouen, 13 September 1917; taken on strength, 4th Australian Division Supply Column, 20 October 1917.
Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 February 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 8 February 1918; to Ambulance Train No 8, 10 February 1918 (pyrexia), and admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 11 February 1918; tramsferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 25 February 1918 (influenza); discharged to Base Depot, 27 March 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 10 April 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 14 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 29 October 1918.
Detached to 12th Field Ambulance, 6 April 1919.
Marched out to United Kingdom for demobilisation, 29 April 1919; marched in to No 4 Group, Hurdcott, 30 April 1919; marched out to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 28 July 1919.
Discharged in London (demobilised), 26 October 1919.
Total war service: 3 years 313 days (of which 3 years 234 days were abroad)
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 12 March 1920; disembarked Melbourne, 6 May 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Lilydale Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KING Ernest Charles|