George KING

Regimental number597
Place of birthReading
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStud groom
AddressWarren Row, Henley on Thames Buckinghamshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann King, Warren Road, Henley on Thames, England
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Foor special devotion toduty and gallantry throughout the whole of the operations. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 10 August 1916

FateDied of disease 28 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)True Family Name : MACDONALD John
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialReading Cemetery (72. 16632) Berkshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and mary Ann MACDONALD, 155 Victoria Dock Road, Tidal Basin, London

Medaille militaire (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919