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Dorian KING

Regimental number1425
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
Address96 Denmark Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, B A King, 96 Denmark Street, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollNIG
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under an intense bombardment by two hostile batteries. Although wounded, he assisted in dressing and evacuating the wounded to a place of safety, and in the absence of other officers, remained in control until ordered away. His fine and plucky example had a steadying effect on all ranks of the battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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

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