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William Keith KING

Regimental number899
Place of birthLongreach, Queensland
Other NamesKING, Wm. Keith
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWalkedge, Hughenden
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Henry Eustace King, Walkedge, Hughenden
Enlistment date1 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 14 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialJerusalem War Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 92), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Eustace and Margaret Loretto KING, Hughenden, Queensland

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the field. He took a party of twenty men over very difficult intervening ground, and raided a commanding enemy post in a most dashing manner with bayonet and bomb, killing five of the enemy and capturing five prisoners, seven horses, and one machine gun. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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