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Roland KING

Regimental number26
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJoiner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J King, Mill Road, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 10 June, 2 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Landed at Anzac on the 25th April 1915 and has been constantly with his unit since that date. This N.C.O. has, at different times, had charge of difficult and dangerous work, which has always been carried out well and satisfactorily.. He has also done excellent work in the trenches in France.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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