Friends of Hastings Cemetery

George King & family cont.

Memorial:Villers-Bretonneux, France
Private 45, 5th Bn, Australian Infantry.  Born in Hastings about December 1892, son of Sarah Elizabeth King of 168, Priory Road, Halton Hastings and the late George William King. Working as a Chauffeur, he enlisted at Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia  on 18th August 1914, one of the earliest enlistments.  He was 5’ 7” tall with blue eyes and light hair.  Served at Gallipoli and was slightly wounded there in the heel on 26th April 1915.  Taken to Malta to recover before being sent back to Gallipoli via Egypt in August.  Wounded in the wrist by a grenade on 14th August and was sent via Malta to a London hospital.  In May 1916 he was sent back to his battalion, now in France.  Killed in action 25th July and although buried, the site has been lost. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.


Frederick William King

Service number 45

Rank Private

Unit 5th Australian Infantry Battalion

Service Australian Imperial Force

Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921

Date of Death 25 July 1916

Place of Death France

Cause of Death Killed in action

Age at Death 24

Place of Association Balaclava, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cemetery or Memorial Details Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France

Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Edwin - buried Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece
Private 48513, 1st Garrison Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment.  Born in Hastings about 1889, son of Sarah Elizabeth King of 88, Castelnau, London and the late George W King.  Enlisted in Hastings, serving as 38004 in the Suffolk Regiment.  Died 2nd November 1918. Buried in Grave 426 in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece.