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Henry Clarence KING

Regimental number2432
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address3 Little Comber Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A King, 3 Little Comber Street, Paddington, Sydney, NSW Hills, Sydney,
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

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

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 8 March 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The services rendered by this N.C.O. has been most meritorious, and he has been twice mentioned in despatches. On two occasions when he has been acting as company sergeant major, when the battalion was in line, he has c arried out his duties with great courage under fire and in a highly efficient manner, setting a fine example of devotion to duty to all ranks of the battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 August 1961

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