|Place of birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, J S King, Kaukapakapa, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Previous military service||Served in the Territorial Force, New Zealand.|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*date of fate 19th to 20th|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Joseph and Sarah KING. Native of Kaukapakapa, North Auckland, New Zealand|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1520106, 4799 Pte F.N. HOBSON, 54th Bn (patient, 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, Kent, England), 26 April 1917: 'I was with him in a raid on front German trenches 19th July and saw him killed instantaneously by a shell. Of course he had to be left there.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KING Herbert James
Red Cross file 1520106