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Reginald Charles KING

Regimental number7496
Place of birthCamberwell, Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationMotor driver
AddressGoulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 4.75"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinFather, J C King, Barwon Soap Works, Fyans Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military servicePreviously enlisted for service in the AIF; discharged to Home Service after 50 days (medically unfit); served 424 days Home Service.
Enlistment date14 June 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1917
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Work at Chignies on 23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'At Chuignes, on 23 August, 1918, during the advance when his platoon was held up, this man crawled round the flank of an enemy post, shot two of the crew, and silenced the machine gun. He then rushed the post and the garrison of twenty surrendered.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Discharge date15 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 December 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 15 January 1920.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KING Reginald Charles

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