|Place of birth||Tasmania|
|Address||137 Turnbull Street, Hobart, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Lucy Pierman, Hobart, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Son of Louise PERRIMAN (formerly KING), 226 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania, and the late Charles KING. Native of Stanley|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.
Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 12 January 1916 (sprained ankle); discharged to, and rejoined unit, 23 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 20 July 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Note on file: 'Buried in the vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sh.36 N.W.'
Statement, Red Cross File No 1520214, 79 Corporal W. LYNN, 31st Bn (patient, Kitchener's Hospital, Brighton, England), 3 April 1917: 'Informant states that on July 20th at Fleurbaix Pte King was killed by a shell on his way up to the Front line of trenches, he was killed instantly. The time was 3.30. p.m. and the ground was lost. Informant was not an eye-witness but saw him a few minutes after his death.'
Second sttement, 6 Sergeant J.A. IRVING, 31st Bn, 5 July 1917: 'I saw Casualty in a dying condition on the 21st July at Fleurbaix between the support trench and the front line. He was smothered in blood. He was not able to speak to me. He was not quite dead at the time and was being carried by the S.B. There was no possible chance of his recovery. I heard next day that he was dead. I did not see the body.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KING Stanley Byfield
Red Cross file 1520214