Frederick Charles KING

KING, Frederick Charles

Service Number: SX7346
Enlisted: 1 July 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia, 26 December 1907
Home Town: Kilkenny, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Natural causes, North Plympton, South Australia, 14 September 2001, aged 93 years
Cemetery: Enfield Memorial Park, South Australia
Memorial Rose Garden, S/Sect. PERGOL, Area PW10, Site No. 4
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World War 2 Service

1 Jul 1940: Involvement Private, SX7346, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
1 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX7346, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
22 Oct 1945: Discharged Private, SX7346, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
22 Oct 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX7346, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Peter Sunners

Frederick Charles King was born in Hindmarsh, South Australia on 26 December 1907.  He was the tenth child born to Samuel and Annie Maria King, who eventually had fourteen children.  The family lived in the Western Suburbs of Adelaide, mainly in the Hindmarsh and Kilkenny areas.  His father, Samuel had a very successful shoemaking business in this area.  Besides doing repairs and making shoes and boots he also made surgical footwear.

Following the outbreak of WW2 Frederick enlisted in Adelaide on 1 July 1940 and was attached to the 2/43rd Infantry Battalion which was formed on 17 July 1940 at the Woodside camp, near Adelaide in South Australia.

He saw service with the 2/43rd in the Middle East, New Guinea and Borneo.  He was discharged on 22 October 1945 and returned to his home in Adelaide.

On 18 April 1953 he married Florence Parslow and they settled in North Plympton, South Australia where Frederick died suddenly on 14 September 2001.

Funeral Notice

The Advertiser, Monday 17 September, 2001

King, Frederick Charles -


Died suddenly on September 14, 2001. Aged 93 years.  Loving husband of Flo (deceased).  Much loved brother of Edna and Thelma.  Loved and respected uncle of his nieces and nephews.