A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- George Austin King -


George Austin King, son of John A King and Mary J King (nee Cassford).
Service details

Private 1370 George Austin King, 10th Bn. Australian Infantry

CWGC record ...

Australian War Memorial record ...

His name is recorded on the Sandown War Memorial and at Sandown High School

Date of Death :25 April 1915 aged 26
Where buried or commemorated :Lone Pine (Australian) Memorial, Turkey; Christ Church, North Adelaide, South Australia; Australian War Memorial, Canberra

George Austin King was born in 1889 in Sandown. At the 1891 Census the family were at 28, Fitzroy Street, Brading, Sandown, where John King is described as a Painter, Paper Hanger and Picture Frame Maker. In 1901, the family are shown at 1, Kimberley Villas, Sandown. His father's occupation at this time was a house painter. In 1911, they are still at 1, Kimberley Villas, and George Austin King's trade is a carpenter. According to the Australian War Memorial circular, and information given by his aunt Mrs Phillips, George King attended Sandown National School, and Sandown Secondary School. He served with the Hampshire Territorials. It is not known when he moved to Australia.

Christ Church, North Adelaide Australian War Memorial Panel 59
North Adelaide, Christ Church Memorial Panel 59

Photos provided by : Sandra McKessar of the Spirits of Gallipoli website.


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