Word has been received through Monsignor Beechinor that Gunner Edward King died of wounds at the 11th Casualty Station France on the 15th October The deceased enlisted in New South Wales in the 6th Light Horse and saw service in Egypt. He after wards volunteered to a heavy howitzer battery in France from which he was transferred to a heavy trench mortar brigade and while serving with this he received wounds in the thigh and throat which resulted in his death. The deceased was a son of the late Sergt John King of the 21st Royal Scotch Fusiliers and later of the police force at Avoca and St. Marys and of the late Mrs. John King of Elizabeth-street, Launceston, he has left one brother, Mr. J King, of Gaffertys ' Creek Victoria, and four sisters, Mrs. W Barr, Avoca. Mrs. Tuson Low Head and Mrs. Rubenach and Mrs. Hillier, Launceston, to mourn their loss.
The Examiner 30th October 1917
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