Charles King BROTHERS

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BROTHERS, Charles King

Service Number: 7281
Enlisted: 2 October 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 5th Field Company Engineers
Born: Orange, New South Wales, 16 May 1897
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draper
Died: Died of wounds, Bullecourt, France, 22 April 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Grevillers British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Gordon Gymnastic & Athletics Club Honour Board, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St Luke's Church WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Toowoomba, Queensland
31 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7281, 6th Field Company Engineers
31 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7281, 6th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
22 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7281, 5th Field Company Engineers

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Biography

"...7281 Sergeant (Sgt) Charles King Brothers, 6th Field Company Engineers, of Orange, NSW. A draper prior to enlistment, he had previously served for four years with the Citizens Military Forces, attaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Sgt Brothers embarked from Sydney with the 5th Reinforcements aboard HMAT Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916. Later transferring to the 5th Field Company Engineers, Sgt Brothers died of wounds at Bullecourt, France, on 22 April 1917, aged 19 years. He was one of over 50 descendants of Phillip Gidley King, Third Governor of NSW, to serve in the First World War." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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