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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

King, David (1096)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 1 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1096            view online service record

59 Derham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Donald King (brother)
59 Derham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Beltana A72
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Thursday, 20 July 1916
Place: France

Worked in the soap department at J Kitchen & Sons.

Private, 30 Infantry, killed in action 20 July, 1916, France, aged 20, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France.

Brother: Donald KING (parents deceased), born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. Enlisted from 59 Derham Street as a 20-year-old storeman and packer, previously four years with the Royal Australian Naval Reserve and still serving at time of enlistment. Brother later in Moonee Ponds, no circular returned, no known grave.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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