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Charles Henry KING

Regimental number2383
Date of birth--/05/1893
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKenilworth Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amanda King, Kenilworth Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Enlistment date8 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF47
Promotion date: 30 June 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF47
Promotion date: 5 November 1916

Captain


Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 20 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership during the operations near Le Verquier on 18th September 1918. He moved with the leading line of his company, and was enabled to direct his men in clearing the enemy outpost line, and organized his company quickly for the final assault on the objective, when he again moved with the leading line, and personally accounted for a number of the enemy, finally taking his objective, with comparatively few casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 20 January 1920

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

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