Alfred Claude KLING


KLING, Alfred Claude

Service Number: QX10535
Enlisted: 18 June 1940, Maryborough, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Appletree Creek, Queensland, 30 September 1914
Home Town: Childers, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 1 September 1942, aged 27 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
AII F 24 , El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein, Marsa Matruh, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial), Isis District Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN QX10535, Maryborough, Queensland
18 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN QX10535, 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
19 Jun 1940: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN QX10535, 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
1 Sep 1942: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN QX10535, 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Neils and Isobel Kling, of Apple Tree Creek, Queensland


CHILDERS, September 21. — News of the death of Lance-Corporal Claude Kling caused sincere regret to residents of the Isis amongst whom he was well-known. L/Cpl. Kling, who died of wounds in the Middle East on September 1, was born at Apple Tree Creek 28 years ago and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Neils Kling, pioneers of the Isis and Dallarnil districts. He enlisted in the A.I.F. early in 1940, and after being stationed at Darwin for a short period left for the Middle East early last year. L/Cpl. Kling is survived by one sister, Mrs. M. Newhall (Maryborough) and three brothers, Private F. C. Kling (A.I.F. Middle East), and Messrs. George and Edward Kling (Cairns district)." - from the Maryborough Chronicle 22 Sep 1942 (