King, Ernest George (Private, b.1890 - d.1940)

Unit 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number PR83/018
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker King, Ernest George
Date made 1915-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/008/027
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 1720 Private Ernest George King, 19th Infantry Battalion, AIF. Photocopies of two diaries: 1) copied in another hand from the original (in December 1916), covering 13 August 1915 to 22 October 1916, and 2) a direct photocopy of the original covering 13 August 1915 to 16 November 1917. The diaries detail training in Egypt, service on Gallipoli, movement to France and service on the Western Front including at Pozières and Bullecourt. King was wounded at Pozières on 26 July 1916, and after returning to his battalion in November, was wounded a second time on 3 May 1917 at Bullecourt. He was evacuated to hospital in England and never saw the front lines again, returning to Australia in late 1917.