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Charles Wesley King

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Given name
Charles Wesley
Family name
Service number
Additional information
Rank (legacy)
Unit at embarkation
17th Battalion
Service (legacy)
World War 1
Campaign (legacy)
KIA 27/8/1915
Veteran Notes/Bio

Charles Wesley King was born at Paddington, the son of Charles and Esther King of Westbrook Avenue Wahrooga.
His occupation is listed as chauffeur. His father also, Charles, was a well known Wahroonga cab proprietor operating livery stables from Wahroonga Park. He was educated at the Gordon Superior Public School, although the name of C. King also appears on the Honour Roll of Warrawee Public School.
He was killed at Gallipoli on Hill 60, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission noting that on the afternoon of 6th August after mine explosions and bombardment from land and sea the position was stormed by the First Australian Brigade. By 10th August, the Turkish attacks had failed and the position was consolidated. It was held by the 1st Australian Division which included the 17th Battalion, the North Sydney Regiment which formed part of the 5th Brigade until 12th September. His name is included on the Lone Pine Memorial, Panel Number 59, he is also on the Honour Roll of both St. Johns Presbyterian, (now Uniting), and St. Andrews Anglican Church Wahroonga.

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