Henry John KING

Henry John KING

Per his military service record (regimental no. 2822), Henry John King was born at Sydney, N.S.W. He gave his age as 25 years, his marital status as single, and his occupation as wool classer. His description on his medical was height 5 feet 4 1/2 inches tall, weight 8 stone 13 lbs., with a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair. His religious denomination was Church of England. He claimed that he had no previous military service. He completed his medical on the 25th October 1915 at Millthorpe (the day the Coo-ees arrived and stayed overnight at Millthorpe), and was attested by Captain Nicholas at Millthorpe on the 26th October 1915.

After completing the march he went to Liverpool Camp as reinforcement for the 7th Light Horse Regiment.

On his embarkation roll his address at time of enrolment was Clyde Street, Croydon Park, Croydon N.S.W., and his next of kin is listed as his mother, Mrs Mary Kritzmer, Mulgoa, via Penrith N.S.W.

On 8th July 1916 Trooper King departed Sydney on the RMS Mongolia. After his arrival in Egypt, on 12th August 1916 he was taken on strength of the 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment at Moascar.

On 12th of November 1916 Trooper King was admitted to the 14th General Hospital at Cairo sick. He was discharged on 5th January 1917 and rejoined the 2nd Light Horse Regiment on 13th January 1917.

On 3rd February 1917 Trooper King was sent to the School of Instruction. He returned to the 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment on the 17th March 1917.

On 9th April 1917 Trooper King was sent to the Signal Depot at Alexandria. On 21st April 1917 whilst undergoing a course at the Signal School he was admitted to the 19th General Hospital suffering Piles. He was discharged to Cleopatra Camp on 18th May 1917.

On 24th July 1917 Trooper King was detached for duty with the ANZAC Mounted Division Signal Squadron.

On 24th December 1917 Trooper King was sent to the 146th Field Ambulance with Debility. On 5th January 1918 he was moved back to the 35th Casualty Clearing Station. On 9th January 1918 he was admitted to the 45th Stationary Hospital. On 12th January 1918 he was transferred to the 44th Stationary Hospital. On 27th January 1918 he was transferred to the 14th Australian General Hospital. He was discharged on 1st April 1918 and sent to a Rest Camp. On 17th April 1918 he was sent to the Signal Training Unit. On 26th April 1918 he was sent to the Base Signal Depot.

On 7th May 1918 Trooper King was admitted to the 19th General Hospital suffering Gastritis. On the 27th of July 1918 he was transferred to the 24th Stationary Hospital. Later that day he was transferred to the 14th Australian General Hospital. On 28th October 1918 he was sent to a Rest Camp.

On 15th November 1918 Trooper King commenced his return to Australia from Suez, Egypt aboard the HMT Port Darwin.

He arrived in Australia on the 26th of December 1918 and was discharged as medically unfit on 27th January 1919.

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