4/1511 - Sapper

James

KING

Main Body - Section No.4

Timeline


1915

1915

29 September

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

9 March

Embarked for France

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

15 August

Killed in action

Killed in enemy mine explosion, Chantecler (Arras)

Resting place

Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, France

Grave reference

IV F 5

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 18805 W5541 101/0064590, Military Personnel File: James KING - 4/1511.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: James KING.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 5.

Photography

  • Otago Witness, 13 September 1916.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “James KING (4/1511)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2023 (2009). Accessed: 31 January 2023. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=452