Alfred Christian King

First Name: 
Alfred
Middle Name: 
Christian
Last Name: 
King
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, September 28, 1897
Mother's Name: 
Alice King nee Dewar
Father's Name: 
Thomas King
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, November 30, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Thursday, February 27, 1964
Place of Death: 
Sydney, NSW
Details: 

Alfred King (Service no 5137) was born in Sydney, NSW.  At the time of enlistment with the Waratah March, Alfred was single, 18 years of age, employed as a driver and resided in Kiama. Alfred had reviously served for 9 months with the militia.

Alfred embarked on S Makarini with the 1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcements on 1 April 1916.  After a stop in Egypt, Alfred arrived in France on 17 May 1916 and joined the 1st Battalion on 27 July 1916.

Alfred saw service on the Western Front until 5 November 1916 when he was wounded in action.  Alfred was evacuated to hospital for treatmment of a gun shot wound to his right leg. He returned to the front for a short period but was injured in a training accident.

Alfred was repatriated to Australia in October 1917 and medically discharged on 29 December 1917 having lost the sight in his right eye as a result of the training accident.

In November 1928 he marriied Elizabeth Egan and together they had one child.

Alfred enlisted for service in WW2 on 11 March 1941 and served as service no N106385 Corporal King until being medically discharged on 20 November 1944.

Alfred died in 1964 and is buried in Frenches Forrest Cemetery. He is remembered on the Kiama War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, KING A C

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