William KING

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KING, William

Service Number: 626
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallsend, New South Wales, 14 October 1893
Home Town: Plattsburg, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of Wounds, Gallipoli - At Sea aboard H.S. Gascon, 13 May 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 626, Sydney, New South Wales
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Bugler, SN 626, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Bugler, SN 626, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 626, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"PRIVATE W. KING.

Private William King, whose name appeared amongst the list of killed published on Tuesday, was a son of Mr. J. King, of Railway-street, Plattsburg. Private King, who was 21 years of age, was a member of the Wallsend and Plattsburg Model Band, of which his father is secretary. He was a player of British football, and at the matches played at Wallsend on Saturday the members of the teams wore black bands on their arms as marks of respect to his memory. The official telegram notifying the death of his son was received by Mr. King on Friday, it being stated that the deceased was killed in battle on May 24." - from the Newcastle Morning Herald 03 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au)

"Private William King (killed in action) was a son of Mr. John King, Railway-street, Plattsburg. He was 21 years of age, was a member at the Wallsend and Plattsburg Model Band. Prior to enlisting he was employed in the railway district superintendent's office at Newcastle." - from the Sydney Evening News 12 Jul 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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