KING, Herbert Spencer
(Service number 13/2832)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 10 February 1893 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Union Street, Milton
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs E. KING (mother), Union Street, Milton
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements, Auckland Mounted rifles, A Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

7 August 1916 wounded ion action.

Post-war Occupations



Date 6 August 1980 Age 87 years
Place of Death Wakari Hospital, Dunedin; of Waikouaiti
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Crematorium, Dunedin
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Herbert Spencer King was the third son of William and Elizabeth Harriett (née Evans) King. He was educated at Tahakopa School. Trooper H. S. King was woundeed in action on 7 August 1916. Herbert married Ellenor Jane Shipman in 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 October 2019]; Andersons Bay Crematorium record (Dunedin City Council) [18 October 2019]; Otago Witness, 30 August 1916 (Papers Past) [17 October 2019]

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