The Soldier's Details

Surname:
King
First Name:
Alfred Victor a.k.a. Albert John King
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16236
Enlisted:
27.08.1941
Discharged:
23.01.1946
DOB:
22.02.1922
Place of Birth:
Birmingham, England
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner and Stationhand
Memorial:
Sukchon Cemetery Korea, Portion 2, Plot and Row 11, Grave 126, Age 26
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Forest Party
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Chungkai
Camps Japan:
Yamane, Niihama
POW#:
8800 & !648
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Korea. Soldier was a Kingsley Fairbridge Farm school boy. He absonded and changed his name to avoid detection. Soldier re-enlisted and tragically was killed in action after only 42 days in Korea.
Date of Death:
8.11.1950
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama‐Okinawa, USS Sanctuary, Okinawa- Manila, USS Bingham, Manila-Sydney, HMS Speaker, Sydney-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore

General Description

Soldier had been a Kingsley Fairbridge Farm school boy and had absconded from his place of work.  He changed his name to avoid detection.  He would have been 17 years old when he enlisted.

Born 21/2/1924, Alfred Victor King arrived in Australia on ‘Oronsay’ 23/8/1932 aged 8 years.   He was housed in ‘Nelson’ with ‘Cowboy’ Matthews  and Reg Tooze who had arrived at Fairbridge in 1931.

 

Soldier re-enlisted  on 9th August 1950, landing in Korea on 28th September 1950.  He served with the Special Forces Unit 3 RAR and was killed in action after only 42 days in Korea on 8th November 1950.  His Regt. No. was 5/400008.  His remains are buried at:

United Nations Memorial Pusan Korea,                                 Sukchon Cemetery – Portion 2, Plot and Row 11, Grave 126.

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
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