Joseph King

First Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
King
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, July 25, 1886
Mother's Name: 
Jane King
Father's Name: 
Edward King
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, February 24, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
55th Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, January 7, 1950
Place of Death: 
Concord Hospital, Concord, N.S.W.
Details: 

Joseph King (Service No 2264) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.

At enlistment, in Goulburn, N.S.W., Joseph was single, 27 years old and worked as a miner. He listed his mother, Jane King, of Scarborough, N.S.W., as his next of kin.

Joseph embarked on HMAT A15 Port Sydney, with 55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement, on 4th September 1916. He arrived in England on 29th October 1916, joining 55th Battalion, B Company, in the field, on 15th December 1916. Joseph saw service on the Western Front until he was wounded in action, on 2nd April 1917. He was evacuated to hospital in England, for treatment of gun shot wounds to his right leg, left forearm and a serious wound to his left eye.

On 12th August 1917, Joseph was transferred to the Australian Army Medical Corps, serving with them until he was repatriated to Australia, in April 1918. He was discharged medically unfit, due to his eye injury, on 27th July 1918.

Joseph died in 1950 and was survived by his wife, May, and their 5 children.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, KING J

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