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Roy KING

Regimental number1095
Date of birth--/--/1894
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMotor mechanic
Addressc/o Mrs Elizabeth King, "Kywong", Marsden Road, Forbes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth King, 'Kywong', Marsden Road, Forbes, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: FLY
Promotion date: 15 October 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: FLY Sqn 4
Promotion date: 15 January 1918

Captain


Unit: FLY
Promotion date: 15 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

'During operations in the early pat of September this Officer rendered gallant and valuable service in bombing and attacking with machine gun fire enemy billets, trains, troops etc. In carrying out these operations he insures success by descending to low altitudes, disregarding personal danger incurred by so doing.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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