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Giffard Hamilton Macarthur KING

Date of birth15 January 1885
Address'Cathaig', Ocean Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs F Macarthur-King, c/o Mr Howard Hinton, Raglan Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Promotions

Major


Unit: Artillery
Promotion date: 18 August 1914

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 4th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 16 November 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Given name two spellings Giffard and Geffard
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12
Date: 27 January 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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