KINGEL, Eric Alexander
|Not yet discovered
|45th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
|Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 30 April 1896
|Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
|Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
|Killed in Action, Belgium, 7 June 1917, aged 21 years
No known grave - "Known Unto God"
|Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gracemere Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour
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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts
Son of Theodore W and Janet KINGEL
WOUNDED AND MISSING.
The Mayor, Alderman T. W. Kingel, has been officially advised that his only son, Lance-corporal Eric Alexander Kingel, No. 4004 has been reported as wounded and missing. Early last month Lance corporal Kingel, who is only twenty one years of age and is a member of the Forty-fifth (late First) Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces, was reported as having been wounded but no further information came to hand until Tuesday night last. The young soldier enlisted a a private in Sydney two years ago. At that time he was a student at the Sydney University, where he had completed his second year's course in civil engineering. He left Australia early in January, 1916, and since June of the same year he has been on active service in France. Prior to being reported wounded this time he was slightly gassed. Lance-Corporal Kingel entered the Rockhampton Boys' Grammar School after winning a state school schlarship, and as a student of the school missed the University junior examination. Subsequently he attended the Church of England Grammar School, Sydney, and passed the Sydney University senior examination and matriculated, after which he entered the Sydney University. While attending the Rockhampton Grammar School he was an enthusiast in rifle shoot ing and won several prizes. In the cadets he held the position of sergeant. When in Sydney he was a member of the champion school rifle team of New South Wales. It is to be hoped that good news of Lance-corporal Kingel will soon be received by Mr. and Mrs. Kingel.