King, Air Mechanic Class II George Croft Denman (110)

AFC Depot

George King came from Bristol, Gloucestershire, and was working as a Clerk in West Maitland, NSW, aged 44, when he joined the 34th Infantry Battalion in West Maitland on 14 January 1916. He had previously served for twelve years in the York and Lancaster Regiment and in the 2nd Yorkshire (North Riding) Regiment before being discharged at the end of his period of enlistment. On 2 May he left Sydney on HMAT A20 Hororata. In France he transferred to the 20th Battalion in October and was wounded in the hand, and then evacuated to England, in May 1917. He transferred to No 30 (Australian) Training Sqn RFC in July 1917 and served with the unit until he was moved to the AFC Depot in September 1918. However, he became ill shortly after joining his new unit and was taken to hospital.

He died from pneumonia in Aylesbury Military Hospital on 31 October 1918.

AMII G C D King is buried in Grave X 53 at Aylesbury Cemetery, Buckinghamshire.

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