KING, Edmund Bromley

Service Number: 1541
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Enlistment Unit: 12th Battalion
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 12 December 1914
Enlistment Age: 22 years 4 months
Fate of person: Died of wounds

Biographical Details

Lt. Bromley King was killed in action at Pradelles, France on 17th April 1918. He was the sixth of nine children of Keith and Lorna King of Mayne Street, Invermay and had been a draughtsman working for the Mt Bischoff Mining Company at Waratah when he enlisted in December 1914. Bromley saw action with the 12th Battalion at Gallipoli and then in France. He was selected for officer training in August 1917 and re-joined his regiment at the Front in February 1918. When in support near Pradelles in France on 17 April 1918 a direct artillery hit was made by the enemy on the house in which he was inside. He was wounded in the back and later died of these wounds. After his death his personal effects were lost when the Barunga was torpedoed on 15 July 1918.

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