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William Ernest KING

Regimental number2257
Place of birthGalway, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address10 Small Street, Ryde, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, Rev W J King, Rectory, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Kerry Militia.
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Date of death12 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 25), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rev. Canon W.J. KING and Mrs KING, Kilcoleman Rectory, Miltown, Co Kerry, Ireland. Served in the German New Guinea Campaign. Relinquished commission to join the Australiam Imperial Force~
Other details

Enlisted, 17 August 1914 (regimental No 233); proceeded to join Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, 11 August 1914 to 14 March 1915; discharged (time expired).

Enlisted in the AIF, 15 March 1915 (regimental No 2257); joined 2nd Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 6 August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, between 7 August and 14 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KING William Ernest

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