KING, John Charles
(Service number 23/2575)

Aliases Birth registered as Charles John King
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 28 June 1891 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Culverden
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin T. KING (father), 53 Smith Street, Woolston, Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company
Date 1 April 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Post-war Occupations


Date 13 July 1943 Age 51 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Charles King was the second of the three sons of Thomas and Isabella (née Miles) King. He was educated at Temuka School.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 August 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 August 2017]

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