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Herbert Ernest KING

Regimental number3481
Place of birthToongabbie Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTyers, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, T H King, Tyers, Victoria
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Valuable services in carrying out rescue work and attending to wounded, showing great personal courage and devotion to duty. (East of Ypres 4 October 1917)'
Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'These men [KING and 3464 STC EZARD, 6th Bn], as Stretcher Bearers, showed great coolness and devotion to duty in the operations of the 4th October, 1917, in the vicinity of ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES. Casualties were extremely heavy through the enemy barrages of 4th, 5th and 6th and notwithstanding the shelling, fatigue and great danger, they moved about constantly dressing and attending wounded men. They set a fine example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death12 November 1923
Place of burialTraralgon Cemetery

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