Lake Foster KING


KING, Lake Foster

Service Number: 2588
Enlisted: 20 August 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, 5 February 1892
Home Town: Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Assistant printer
Died: Influenza , 47th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 5 December 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery
Maubeuge (Sois-le-Bois) Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 16), France
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World War 1 Service

22 May 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 6th Infantry Battalion
20 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2588, 38th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2588, 38th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2588, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
15 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2588, 6th Infantry Battalion, GSW to right arm
5 Dec 1918: Involvement Private, 6th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Memorialised at Sandgate Cemetery

On the 5th December 1918, Private Lake Foster King, 6th Battalion (Reg No-2588), assistant printer or stenotype (Newcastle Morning Herald, N.S.W.), from 57 Albert Street, Wickham, New South Wales, died of disease (Influenza) Age-26.

Born at Dubbo, New South Wales on the 5th February 1892 to Clement James Lake (died 1905, Waterloo, N.S.W.) and Hannah (died 1922) King of Robert Street, Linwood, N.S.W. and "Auckland", Mabel Street, Georgetown (Waratah), N.S.W., Lake enlisted September 1916 with the 38th Battalion at the Show Ground Camp, Sydney, N.S.W.

Wounded in action - 15.5.1918 (GSW right arm, invalided to England), and admitted to hospital 21.10.1917 (accidental injury to head), 30.11.1918 (influenza), Mr King is resting at Maubeuge (Sois-le-Bois) Cemetery, France. Plot D Grave 16.

Lake’s name has been inscribed on the Book of Gold, Wickham (Hawkins Oval) Soldiers' Memorial and the Wickham Municipal District Roll of Honour Board No. 2 (photo, unveiled on the 24th May 1917, 192 names inscribed). Name not inscribed on the Hamilton Superior Public School Roll of Honor.

There is no headstone for Lake’s mother Hannah, therefore no memorial inscription etched into the headstone to tell us of the loss of her son during The Great War, so January 2020 I placed a memorial cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the memorialised grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service. ANGLICAN 1-61. 100.

I believe a fallen son or sons of The Great War should be forever immortalised upon their parent’s headstone.

Lest We Forget.