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Edwin Campbell KING

Regimental number2080
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPastoralist
Address'Melrose', Alt Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lena King, 'Melrose', Alt Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
FateReturned to Australia 16 September 1917
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At great personal risk he unhesitatingly and successfully extinguished four dumps of ammunition, which had been set alight by hostile shell fire, thus saving about 140 rounds of 18.pr. ammunition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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