Frederick William Vernon King
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|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||Shark Bay, Western Australia|
|Death||27 Jan 1917|
|Place of Death||36th Casualty Clearing Station, France|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years, 4 months|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bush Landing, Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Ellen Keziah King|
|Date of Enlistment||31 Jan 1916|
|Unit/Formation||11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement to D Company /3rd Brigade, 1st Division|
|Date of Embarkation||31 Mar 1916 ‒ 24 Apr 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A9 Shropshire|
|Fate||Died of broncho-pneumonia 27 Jan 1917|
Jarrahdale War Memorial |
Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Australian War Memorial
British War Medal |
Initial training was in Bunbury before sailing to Egypt where he completed another month's training before moving direct to France.
He embarked on HMT Tunisian on 29 May 1916 in Alexandria and disembarked in Marseilles on 3 Jun 1916. He was sent to the 1st Division's Base depot in Étaples until 29 Jul 1916 when he was taken on strength by the 11th Battalion and allocated to D Company. They were at the time in Berteacourt, having just come out of the front line at Poziéres.
On 10 Nov 1916 he was admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance with exhaustion and was returned to duty the following day.
By 4 Jan 1917 Fred had developed bronchial pneumonia while in the trenches near Fleur Baix following heavy fighting, and admitted first to the 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and then later the same day to the 36th Casualty Clearing Station where he died on Jan 27th 1917.
Name on Jarrahdale List and Memorial is given as Kelly FG. No person by that name enlisted, and FWV is the most likely match.