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George KING

Date of birth1 February 1881
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStationer
AddressCommercial Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Marion May King, Commercial Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Previous military service22nd ALH
Enlistment date16 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 43rd Battalion
Promotion date: 1 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Refers 31 July 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when commanding his company in an assault. Having carried all his objectives, his company was temporarily driven back on the right, but, acting with praiseworthy promptness and energy, he pushed out reinforcements and made his flanks secure. Later, when a post had been forced to fall back, he skilfully and successfully organised a counter attack which recaptured the position. The work carried out by his company contributed very largely towards the success of the whole operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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