Friday, August 29, 2014

Edward George King

king1 Edward George KingSerial Number and Rank: 1970, GNR
Birth: Kings Point Ulladulla 1894/21032 Reg. Milton
Parents: George King and Sarah Horne
Enlisted:  Ulladulla 12 January 1915
Next of Kin:  W. Ethel V King
Service:  13th FAB
Death: KIA 4 October 1918
Burial:  Trincourt New British Cemetery France
Marriage: Ethel V * – no record found in NSW
War Record:  Cititation record for MM. Awarded Military Medal – 19 November1917
MM Citation 11 November1917 – Unit 113th Howitzer Battery, 13 Australian Field Artillery Brig. 5th Division
Photo:  On the back of the cardboard photo mount is hand written – no date – Edward King Son of G King of Kings Point, started work for ? Miller enlisted 1914 fought through out 1914 – 18 War, was Killed in action day before the war ended, Was awarded M.M. for outstanding service and bravery, noted Warrant officer. [sic]
Honour Rolls:  Kendall Cottage Memorial – To Our Fallen Comrades
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Congregational

Military Medal

‘On the night of the 1st November, 1917, No. 1970 Gunner Edward KING in company with Bombardier [360A A.G.] MOSELY and Gunner [29985 C.E.] MINCHIN when passing near GLENCORSE WOOD, heard a cry for help. The ground was excessively boggy and the enemy were shelling the spot heavily at the time, and the darkness of the night was also instrumental in prolonging their search. Gunner KING’s perseverance and that of his comrades resulted in their finding a wounded man to whom they rendered first aid and then carried to a dressing station. This man is a telephonist and has repeatedly shown the same valour and disregard for danger in carrying out his work under heavy fire. His conduct is worthy of special recognition. Awarded Military Medal 19th November, 1917.’
Source: ‘Commonwealth Gazette’ No. 110. Date: 25 July 1918
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