WILLIAM HENRY KING

KING, WILLIAM HENRY

Service Number: VX91633
Enlisted: 8 March 1943
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Vicroria, Australia, 11 July 1914
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Munitions worker
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World War 2 Service

8 Mar 1943: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX91633
9 Jan 1944: Wounded 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX91633, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns, WIA (G.S.W. Rt thigh)
8 Mar 1946: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX91633, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, In Victoria
Date unknown: Involvement Private, SN VX91633, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

WIA New Guinea

Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

- Pte W.M. King was wounded in action during a 2/17 Bn "B" Company assault on enemy Japanese defensive positions near the Buri River.

- Source publication: "What We Have .. We Hold - A History of 2/17 Australian Infantry Battalion", p.280.