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Lieutenant Allan King

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Allan Essington Gidley King

Ancestor's date of birth: 19/09/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 10/11/1961

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service Number: Officer - no number

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 3 Troop D Coy, NSW Imperial Bushman then 5th Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: LT, Date Effective: Detail Not Provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail Not Provided

Murray Page: 98

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales, Third Australian

Ship: SS Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Other Boer War Service: Senior 1st Lieutenant 5th Commonwealth Horse. Sailed on the transport SS Elumbian

Memorial details: Detail Not Provided

Decorations: Queens Medal with 4 clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail Not Provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail Not Provided

Details of service in war: Second Lieutenant with the NSW Imperial Bushmen, Promoted Lieutenant for his tour with the Australian Commonwealth Horse. Attached to the 1st British Division commanded by Major General Methaen and appointed as the General's escort. Fought at Elands River. Dangerously Wounded at Buffel's Hoek 4th June 1901. Invalided to Australia 23rd September 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: He was instrumental in 1923 in forming The Tamworth and District South African Soldiers' Association.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Diana Hollway, Mosman NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Rebecca Ann Hollway Coghlan, Balgowlah Heights NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter

Name of Descendant: Janine Elizabeth Glen, Oxon UK
Relationship to Ancestor: granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Susan Kathleen King, Biggera Waters QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Robert Gidley King, Nth Avoca NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: grandson

Name of Descendant: Rana Anne Gidkey King, Saratoge NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great grandaughter


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