|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 2396A Sergeant (Sgt) Vernon Gordon King, 43rd Battery, 11th Field Artillery ...
Studio portrait of 2396A Sergeant (Sgt) Vernon Gordon King, 43rd Battery, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, of Kew, Victoria. A clerk prior to enlisting on 8 March 1915, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Euripides on 10 May 1915, with service number 1052, as a member of A Company, 24th Battalion. King was transferred to the Heavy Battery Divisional Artillery on 17 September 1915 and was promoted to sergeant on 30 June 1916. Sgt King was wounded at Anzac Ridge, Passchendaele, Belgium, and died on 22 October 1917, aged 20 years. He was a descendant of Phillip Gidley King, Third Governor of NSW, one of over 50 whom served in the First World War.