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William John KING

Regimental number1370
Place of birthSwan Hill, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressTelford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinBrother, H T King, Telford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment in first contingent on account of height)
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Place of enlistmentNumurkah, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1251
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australiam Memorial, Fromelles, France
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder); admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 26 May 1915; discharged to duty, 24 May 1915; embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 7 June 1915 (bullet wound, arm); discharged to Base Details from Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 17 June 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 25 August 1915 (varicocele); discharged to duty, 1 October 1915; rejoined Bn, Lemnos, 31 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 25 August 1916, reported 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1520401: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KING William John
Red Cross File No 1520401

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