Harry St John KING


KING, Harry St John

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 28 June 1916, L Coy
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Depot Battalion
Born: Spring Creek, Queensland, Australia, 24 June 1888
Home Town: Gatton, Lockyer Valley, Queensland
Schooling: Spring Creek State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Cerebrospinal meningitis, 21 September 1916, aged 28 years, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

28 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 11th Depot Battalion, L Coy

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Harry was the youngest of seven children of Richard King (born 1843 in London, England) and Mary Grant (born 1852 in Glasgow, Scotland). Harry's parents married in 1873 in Tenthill in Gatton, QLD where Harry grew up. 

Harry was working as a Blacksmith in Gatton QLD when he married Alice May Barker in 1914. Harry enlisted in the AIF in June 1916 and was in Brisbane, QLD when he died from cerebro spinal meningitis.

Harry's brothers - in  - law also served in WWI - Robert Woodall Barker, Sydney Thompson Barker, Francis Gibson Barker and Patrick Stack.

Wife Alice travelled to Yorkshire, England in 1928 and in 1956, and lived in Toowoomba and in Sandgate in QLD until her death in 1958