The AIF Project

Hugh Hamilton KING

Regimental number15690
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressMaylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, D King, 175 Railway Parade, Maylands, Western Australia
Previous military service86th Infantry
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near BELLICOURT on 29th September-2nd October 1918. This man acted as runner, and throughout the period mentioned carried messages under heavy shell and machine gun fire with a total disregard for personal safety. Although suffering from the effects of gas he refused to leave his post, thereby largely assisting in the successful evacuation of wounded. His great bravery and untiring devotion to duty was an inspiration to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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