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Edward Vivian KING

Date of birth7 April 1895
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressThe Manse, Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Angus King, The Manse, Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the Senior Cadets; 7 months in the 29th Infantry (Australian Rifles); commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant.
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1915
Discharge date14 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Embarked from Sydney, 18 October 1914; disembarked Egypt, 9 December 1914.

Promoted Lieutenant, 15 March 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (shell explosion; several killed). Transferred to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915 (shock and deafness). Transferred to England on board HS 'Goorka', 11 May 1915; admitted to Western General Hospital, Manchester, 18 May 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Kanowna' via Suez, 20 May 1915; discharged, 14 March 1916.

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

Also served in World War II: enlisted Paddington, New South Wales, 7 June 1940; discharged, 21 June 1946, as NX142655 Major, Cowra Prisoner of War Group.
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Edward Vivian TIMMS
Date of death14 June 1960
Age at death65

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