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Henry Elliott KINGS

Regimental number5443
Place of birthWandin, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address138 Murphy Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 2.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Thomas Kings, 138 Murphy Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military servicePreviously rejected for AIF enlistment on grounds of height.
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name5th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Discharge date25 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 12th Field Company Engineers, Tel el Kebir, 18 March 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 20 March 1916 (pyrexia); transferred to Engineers Training Depot, Serapeum, 13 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 15 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 13th Field Company Engineers, in the field, 29 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 September 1916 (gun shot wound, right shoulder); admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 September 1916; reported 'Seriously Ill', 10 September 1916; transferred to England, 13 September 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 15 September 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 October 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 31 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 25 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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